Dive into the deep and creepy with the ‘Strictly Stalking’ podcast
We all know the feeling: Late at night, walking home in the dark, and you just feel the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, as you think someone’s following you home. But for some, they are truly being stalked. Thankfully, the Strictly Stalking podcast is here to help these victims turn the tables on their stalkers.
Hosted by Jaimie Beebe and Jake Deptula, the Strictly Stalking podcast focuses on some of the most interesting and unique stalking cases in history. To add to their credibility, they bring on the victims and other people involved in these cases to interview them.
It’s a unique take on the true crime podcast we’ve yet to see. Not only does it tell the stories with respect to the issue, but gives victims a platform to share how they’re trying to take down their stalker, as well as give insight into how someone becomes a stalker in the first place.
Taking on a silent problem
As hard as it is to believe, according to the CDC’s study with the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, one in six women and one in 19 men will be stalked in their lifetime. The Department of Justice also figured out that 75% of victims knew their stalker, and over 20% were stalked by a former lover.
An unspoken part of domestic violence, stalking is oftentimes one of the first signs of an abusive relationship, as well as leads to physical and mental abuse for the victim. By letting the victims speak, Strictly Stalking is trying to help people see how damaging stalking can be, and help other stalking victims feel like they’re being heard.
Feeding into true crime addictions
Stalking is an often overlooked part of true crime, as it’s not as violent or menacing at first sight. But those who are willing to feel like they’re being watched while listening to this podcast, Strictly Stalking will dive into the most terrifying stories of modern day stalking.
Recent episodes include “Nightclub Stalker”, where a man was stalked by a woman who he gave his number to at a club, and “The Stalkers Next Door”, where a couple was stalked by their new neighbors.
Plus, it’s one of few true crime podcasts where you can hear the stories straight from the victims’ mouths. It really helps you connect with the victims, and feel for their story more than if it was just the host reading off some facts about the case.
Weekly episodic series
Strictly Stalking is a weekly podcast, so you can look forward to a new episode on Tuesdays. Plus, Beebe and Deptula just set up a Patreon for the podcast, meaning in trade for financial support, you get bonus episodes and a chance to talk with the hosts themselves, among other benefits.
Available on multiple platforms, Strictly Stalking will easily become your new favorite true crime podcast. Between the terrifying topic, to the heartfelt use of victims speaking out, it’s clear Beebe and Deptula know how to handle true crime stories.