Introducing brand-new True Crime podcast "The Darkness Vaults," a collection of the most shocking crimes ever reported around the world

Launching Wednesday 29th March from Podimo and Vespucci

For journalists all over the world, reporting true crime stories is a day-to-day reality.

But what happens when the reality is so dark, it feels like we've reached a new depth of human cruelty?

On 29th March 2023, Podimo and Verspucci launch new podcast The Darkness Vaults. Originally written by media company Vespucci, and translated and produced in 5 additional languages by Podimo, The Darkness Vaults will now be available in English.  Each year, Vespucci collaborates with a vast global network of top-tier journalists to gather stories and fund investigations. Now, for the first time, the darkest and most depraved stories from their archives will be pulled together in one place, The Darkness Vaults. In each weekly episode, the series will open a different case file from horrifying crimes reported around the world, past and present.  From 62-year-old Fiona Torbet, who vanished during a solo walking holiday in the Scottish Highlands, and whose remains were found 9 months later in the grounds of the B&B, to the case of an Australian coal miner John Price, whose disappearance rang alarm bells when police spotted a bubbling pot on his stove... This is the second instalment in Podimo's three-part True Crime offering in the UK, following the launch of Murder In The North earlier this month which follows some of the most chilling murder cases to rock Scandinavia. 

The Darkness Vaults is now available on all major podcast platforms.

Jake Chudnow, Global Director of Studios at Podimo: "We were keen to partner with Vespucci given they are a network of 600+ journalists from around the world, which allowed these well-researched and intriguingly-told stories to be sourced from their vast archives"

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Notes To Editors

About Podimo

Podimo is a premium audio entertainment subscription service that offers original and exclusive ad-free podcasts, audiobooks, plus podcasts from around the world via RSS feeds. As a global production studio, Podimo creates original content that can travel and amplifies the voices of creators from around the world. Previous Podimo UK productions include “The Missing” with Pandora Sykes, “You Don’t Know Me,” with Chloe Combi, and “Letters From A Killer” with Sky Studios’ Transistor Films. The app is currently available in Denmark, Norway, Germany, Spain, The Netherlands, Finland, and across Latin America, and is expanding to more countries soon.

About Vespucci

Based in Los Angeles, New York and London, Vespucci works with a vast and diverse network of journalists, funding investigations and narratives for all audiovisual formats. Since it was founded in 2019, Vespucci has incubated intellectual property from all corners of the world, partnering with such companies as Hillary and Chelsea Clinton's HiddenLight, Elle and Dakota Fanning's Lewellen Pictures, Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal's La Corriente del Golfo, Zachary Quinto’s Before The Door Pictures, Steph Curry’s Unanimous Media, and Will Arnett's Electric Avenue. Recent releases include Second Chance (WGA Award-nominee, Variety: "The best Errol Morris movie that Errol Morris never made"), Operation Morning Light (FT’s Best Podcasts Of 2022), The Paddlefish Caviar Heist (Ambie Award-nominee, Esquire’s Best Podcasts Of 2022), Bad Money (Mashable’s Best Podcasts Of 2022), The Cost Of Happiness (Guardian: “A gripping tale”), Bonaparte (New York Magazine: “Evocative storytelling throughout”) and Radioman (Guardian: “Dazzling … a strikingly ambitious drama that rewards immersion”).