I like to listen to serial true crime podcasts, but this one is just not good.
Jason & Team, I am really enjoying the podcast. You’ve done a great job bring Betty & Kathryn to life I don’t know why anyone would say they found you disingenuous. I couldn’t disagree more. I definitely feel how much you you loved your Grandma Betty. I can’t wait to find out what happens.
today, i went into my library and found this unplayed. it's an amazing season podcast. i'm getting bored with the ones that change the subject every episode. great job in telling this story, jason and everyone else.
I’m so sorry for your loss. That being said, this is more of a tribute/personal blog that’s miscategorized as “news/politics” made by an amateur musician. This guy talks about himself and showcases his white savior complex more than he does about the case.
I think you are doing an incredible job. Very brave to go deep into your own story... keep it up.....
Skip the preproduction stuff. Listen to episode one, skip all the pointless Q&A’s, try to make it through episode 2, fall asleep, realize every episode is a repeat of the first, then remove it from your library. Listen, the production quality is great. But the host tends to make the story all about him (“my grandma, I barely knew her but I love her, my grandma, my grandma” etc etc) repeats EVERYTHING CONSTANTLY, and honestly I feel like he just likes to hear himself talk. I feel as if this had a lot of potential, and fell very short.
Interesting content well delivered but much much too much repetition within each podcast and throughout all chapters. Dragged out But thank you
Nothing happens. Has an intro to make you think it will be like up and vanished. He doesn’t interview anyone related to the case or discover anything new.
First podcast I have listen to. Very well told.
Is it just me or is anyone else waiting for the “Aruba, Jamaica oooo I wanna take ya” Love the podcast but interesting background music choice!!
I like the Podcast. I think Jason does a good job with the story. Each episode is a little repetitious but still good. I watched 48 hours before finishing the Podcast. So I know the outcome. Jason looks exactly like I pictured him! (I’m just now listening and I heard this podcast mentioned on tv. I was surprised that it was broadcast on 48 Hours, but then thought I must have heard about the podcast last week during the previews for this week 1/19/19).
Narrator is not genuine. Using a terrible incident to create a podcast that goes no where. Fake crying and fake laughing. Very very rehearsed. Way too many ads and corny over dramatic music
Ugh...waste of my time! Slow, painful to listen to. Especially the policeman was a horrible episode. He sounded like someone’s crazy cousin describing a cop show.
Repetitively covers information, including gruesome details for apparently no reason other than filling time. Nope.
In the following months and years changed our lives forever. My most important job was to keep quiet & look my best. I still feel that I haven’t gone thru all of the stages of grief. I’m in therapy now and am hopefully closer to peace. He died in 1972. Time to get it out of me.
Sooooo the first episode was semi interesting but then the rest of the episodes will put you to sleep. The episodes are sporadic as hell and each episode since the first seem like filler information which they then have Q&A episodes...about the filler. There is not a lot of info on the crime they are trying to highlight and they seem like they are fumbling with how to make an actual true crime podcast. Sorry but this is a waste of time.
Real bad. Not true crime. Just a background piece. Dude should make a podcast about his church or cool hats or Astros baseball. Real good. You’re excellent at producing a podcast. If you went to work with a private detective or a forensic detective or somehow compiled a strong team around you, you’re gonna crush-it. I get it, it’s your first try and the case is dear to you. You’re good, keep going, don’t give up.
All of the episodes could have been fit in one to two episodes. There is a lot of recycled material. The crime is not explained well and suspects are never fleshed out or discussed. This podcast has all the trendy music and production of a major crime podcast, but isn’t worth the listen. Save yourself the time and listen to something else. I hate to say it, but it seems like this podcast was made to sell ads.
Stumbled upon the podcast through a Thistle Farms IG post. Really loving it and just binged all the episodes on a short road trip. It feels personal to me somehow being from TX, a musician, now living in Nashville too and having grown up in a similar- seeming family. All I can think about is 'what if that were my Granny?!' Love hearing it all from y'all's perspective and seriously hoping this will somehow help bring justice for the families of Miss Betty & Catherine. Much love & continued success!
Jason, I love the story, you have me hooked. I want to help—but you need to keep episodes coming on a more regular basis. I know you’re working on this in real time, but if you want to keep us interested, jump in to digging and putting out shows.
I'm having a hard time listening to this podcast because it's far to much time between episodes. I believe the first episode said there would be a new episode every 2 week but it's been almost a month since the last one. We need some consistency please. Over all I am intrigued by the story, I'm from Starkville, MS and I was 15 years old when this happened in our town. I hope and pray this podcast will bring a closer to this unsolved crime.
Wow. I hope this podcast can help the family of Betty Jones find answers. This podcast is different in that the grandson of the victim is the creator of the podcast. His interviews with family and others are very personal and it's impossible to listen to this without feeling extreme empathy. I also appreciate that the sponsors were chosen so thoughtfully. Thistle Farms and other organizations that help women are incredibly appropriate for this podcast. Wishing the best for this podcast and will continue to listen.
I can't stop listening and doing my own research. Excited to see how this all plays out. As a Mississippi State student myself, I can't help but think about how this happened in our little town.
I remember so clearly when this happened to my best college friends’ grandmother. I truly hope this podcast can get some answers for the families. I am a fan of true crime podcasts and this one is very well done!
I loved the first episode and can’t wait to see where this leads. Praying for answers and closure for he family. The narrator does a great job of telling this story from his perspective making it very human and captivating.
Your podcast is great - please don't get discouraged! What you're doing can not be easy, but I think you're doing an amazing job and I look forward to the rest of your journey!
Update: was very promising but now I see it’s way more fluff than substance. The podcaster says he was criticized for being disingenuous. He aimed to rectify that, and yet this episode (episode 3, not true episode count, because *every other episode* is a q&a) wreaks of it. I’m out. I've listened to the pre-production episodes, and viewed the trailer on their website, and all I can say is -- if you are a true crime fan, this is a *must listen*. Season officially starts next week. There's great potential for a huge blockbuster podcast here, given the talented, creative team he has put together. God speed everyone, and may this podcast lead you to the resolution you are seeking..
If you like true crime, check this out. But unlike other true crime podcasts, you get to follow along as the investigation unfolds. The story is heartbreaking yet fully engaging.
Halfway through episode 2 and thinking - why is this all a recap of the first episode? And then add in the completely inconsistent volumes of the speakers and you have a pretty boring trudge through an unsolved case. How about some intrigue? Some suspects? Police reports? - something for the listener to engage with.... Maybe I stopped listening too early, but I just can't get engaged with this story.
When I became friends with Jason in college 16 years ago, it was evident that he had some amazing creative gifts that he would use for making a difference and touching peoples lives. In this podcast he employs these gifts to tell the raw, compelling, and painful story of the murder of his grandmother with the ultimate goals of getting to know her better and unearthing clues to find her killer. I am so anxious to hear what will unfold in future episodes!
Very intriguing, and awesome overall production! Would 100% recommend listening!
I love true crime podcast, the starting caliber of this one is amazing. They normally get better as they go you started yours with great music, tone, pace, story, and dialog. Top notch all the way. I hope this does lead to unanswered questions. And some sort of justice is served.
I am really excited about this being set as a podcast. My teacher was the cold case eyes on this investigation and I really do hope by putting more eyes and ears on this case that new leads will arise. Justice for these ladies and their families is deserved
I have a love hate relationship with true crime. On one hand, I love that cold cases are being reviewed and the truth is being crowdsourced. On the other hand, I hate hearing just how much evil exists in our world. I'm enjoying listening to Betty & Katherine's story and hope to learn more about the way they lived. Fingers are crossed that this one gets solved in the end.
I was really looking forward to this podcast but I feel like I've been waiting FOREVER for it to start. Episode one was great, but you could have just read the wiki page and gotten the same info. Then this Q&A episode? Come on, no more fillers. Can we get the show on the road already????? Overall, I like the style and episode one was good. I will edit this post once we get more material. As for now...boring as heck.
The idea to cover this story is a good one, but the wrong guy is doing it. The podcast comes off as self-indulging, derivative, and uninspired. The connection to the crimes via his grandmother does not lend license or entitle such a vanity project.
This is by far one of my favorite podcasts. I love how the episodes include sound effects, that makes you feel like you are right there in the moment. I am so glad I stumbled upon this podcast. I can't wait to follow along and see how things turn out. Also love the diaries. It gives me a perspective about what is happening behind the scenes. If you love a good whodunnit that also has a emotional element to it, this podcast is for you.
This is incredibly well researched and presented so far. I really hope and pray it goes out to a wide audience and that some closure can be gained.
Such a great podcast. I hope you find the answers you're looking for and that this brings some closure/justice to those involved.
I will be recommending to all my friends. The way the story is compiled is absolutely perfect. Cannot wait for the next episode.
This is very well done and so far with the pre-production diaries and the first episode, you have set up the story nicely. I look forward to hearing more.
The production value is top notch! I've known Jason for quite some time and he never does anything half way... this is going to be an amazing journey. Can't wait for the next episode!
I really hope that this podcast helps to bring justice for Betty and Kathryn! It's exceptionally produced. The host is Betty's grandson (in-law) so he is able to share his and his families experiences dealing with her unsolved murder. I can't imagine what they've gone through - time for resolution and justice!
I'm a Starkville native and fan of all things true crime. I'm incredibly interested and this story and the journey Jason is taking. Hopefully we can find an end to the pain the family has gone through for 27 years.
Only one episode in and I'm counting down to the next one. This is incredibly well done, with a lot of thought and a lot of heart.
I had an interest in this podcast because I attended college in Starkville, Mississippi. However, this podcast was more than what I expected. This is phenomenal editing where I am drawn in. I feel as though the narrative is the most excellent storytelling while Jason tells about a horrifying experience. I hate that the next episode is in two weeks.
While I am sucker for true crime podcasts, Knock Knock is different from the rest in the best way possible. Jason does a great job sharing the impact that the murder of his grandmother had on him without letting the personal connection get in the way of honest, thoughtful dialogue about the crime. I cannot wait for the next episode. Way to go Jason and the rest of the Knock Knock team! Keep up the amazing work!
Just listened to the long-awaited Episode 01. It did not disappoint. Jason is a great storyteller with a huge vested interest in this unsolved murder. Looking forward to the following episodes. It's going to be huge!
Great podcast! Cannot imagine living out this very true story - tragic murder of an elderly woman who was a mother, grandmother, community leader. I truly hope this podcast leads to the discovery of who killed Betty. Listen and pass along!
Looking forward to hearing the story unfold and for justice for these 2 ladies and their families.
but the pre-production diaries are not something I will spend any more time on.
Can't wait for this podcast to unfold. Thanks for the pre production tidbits to hold us over!
Can't wait for this story to unfold! Jason does a phenomenal job with this mystery podcast!
So excited about this series! You MUST subscribe and listen to this podcast, it's going to be AMAZING!!!!
I'm so excited about this podcast releasing in Sep. Jason is trying to find answers 27 years after his grandmother's unsolved murder. I hope he finds the answers he's looking for.