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Ossa Podcast Creator of the Week: Lanie Hobbs, Host of True Crime Cases with Lanie & It’s Haunted…What Now?

Lanie Hobbs is a seasoned true crime creator, the voice behind hit podcasts True Crime Cases, and a Spotify/Parcast original, Crimes of Passion.

In addition to creating and hosting, Lanie is passionate about cultivating the true crime community and serves as Co-Founder of the True Crime & Paranormal Podcast Festival, now in its fifth year.

She is a passionate victims’ advocate and consistently works to elevate the stories of survivors and victims.

Keep reading to get to know Lanie better!


Lanie Hobbs

Podcast Name:

True Crime Cases with Lanie

It’s Haunted…What Now?

Tell us about your podcast in 3 sentences or less! 

Ethical True Crime & Real Ghost Stories

What’s a quote or piece of advice that you try to live by?

“I belong in every room I enter…but, not every room deserves to have me” – Minda Harts

Your Superpower: 

Keeping a cool head under pressure

One thing on your bucket list:

Sell a podcast idea

What was your first job?

Chuck E. Cheese – Yes, I put on the costume.

Any unusual hobbies?

Shopping for bamboo clothes lol for my kid OR voice acting

Biggest Pet Peeve

Tardiness without communication

What inspired you to start your podcast? 

Needing a creative outlet and to find purpose outside of my career

Tell us more about your work/life outside of your podcast.

I work in HR full time and I’m a new mom. I love working in corporate America, I crave the stability it brings me. I love my job.

What is your show’s USP?

I have an immersive storytelling format for both shows. I think my voice is what people most focus on but, the content aims to be ethical

What is one of the greatest challenges you have personally faced with your podcast?


What was one of your favorite episodes you’ve ever done? Why does it stand out?

The Wylie Ax Murder, literally close to home.

What is one thing you have accomplished with your podcast thus far that you are most proud of? 

That I have been able to support other people who help make my dream come true.

What is one major milestone that you would like to accomplish through your podcast in the next year? 

Grow double!

What is a trend or development in the podcast industry that you foresee happening in the next few years?

In true crime especially, the salaciousness of focusing on the perps vs the victims is going away

What is one of the best pieces of podcast-related advice you’ve ever received & why?

Finish 5 episodes before launching – it really helps with consistency and to prove you actually want it

What is some of the worst podcasting advice you’ve received?


What are some of your favorite women-hosted podcasts (besides your own)?

The Vanished, Crimelines, Black Girl Gone, and Espooky Tales

Can you tell us about a time when you took a huge risk/did something you were scared to do, and it totally paid off?

Launched a true crime podcast festival – it brought advocacy to the forefront

Are there any great podcast-related resources you love that you would like to share?

Podnews and Ossa are the best – I also love collabing w/ Goodpods for features!

How do you feel you’re making a positive impact and generating change through your podcast? 

I focus on the ethical consumption of true crime and I hope to inspire other creators to do better when they share these cases

For more from Lanie, check out the link below!


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