There are many "true crime" podcasts, and some are wildly popular, but I have yet to find a podcast that takes a Theatre of the Mind, docudrama approach to telling the stories of firefighters who lost their lives while trying to save lives and property.
True Fire can be summed up like this:
I will produce a six-episode season to start; I've already completed a pilot episode as a proof-of-concept show. To hear it, click here .
This an important podcast. It will both honor the men and women who lost their lives and teach future generations of firefighters. It will also serve as a reminder to the public that firefighting is still a dangerous job.
As a 30+ year journalist who has covered the fire service extensively, I believe this show may change lives and perceptions.
Podcasts share something in common with TV shows: they're free to consume, but (good ones) cost money to produce. There are the expenses that aren't obvious, like music rights clearance; there's the cost of promotion. (Sorry, but "If you build it, they will come" is a terrible marketing plan. It's not even the actual quote.)
So, what do I need the money for? Well...
...and shows of this scope typically have a staff producing them; I'm a one-man band.
Once funded, the remaining five episodes of season one will be released in about 30 days, or at the beginning of September, 2020.
- Chad Carr
- Jamie Roy
- Wilbur Harbin
- Ronda West
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