Our radio documentary focusses on the growth of true crime podcasts amongst kiwi news organisations. The massive success of the Black Hands podcast (explaining the David Bain case) has lead to a growing hunger for the true crime genre. We wanted to look at why this genre has got so popular and what real people think of it. We interviewed leading investigative journalists including; Paloma Migone (The Lost, RNZ), Blair Ensor (Heavy Metal, RNZ and Stuff) and Amy Maas (Gone Fishing, Stuff). We also spoke to a criminology expert to ask him why he thinks crime is such a hot topic, and why it is listened to more than other genres when it comes to podcasts. The digital age has seemingly brought uncertainty to the news media industry. However, the rise of podcasts and that of the true crime genre could be the key to the survival of modern news. It creates a new audience, invites in listeners and is a format for the busy. We look to see if it is in fact, too good to be true.