We are excited to welcome Kristi Lee, host of Canadian True Crime, to the TopPodcast #Podfluencer family.
Who is Kristi Lee?
Kristi is the Australian creator and host of the Canadian True Crime podcast. Originally from Brisbane, Australia, Kristi has lived in the Greater Toronto Area since 2009 and is a proud Canadian citizen. She’s an avid true crime enthusiast and podcast listener too! Towards the end of 2016, she noticed there was a shortage of podcasts dedicated solely to true crime in Canada, and that sparked an idea in her head. And the rest is history…
Kristi is married (to another Australian) and together they have two little Canadians. She works full-time in downtown Toronto, and still records the podcast from her walk-in closet – in her spare time!
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Kristi’s Favorite Episodes
Other Podcasts Kristi Listens To
Who has had the biggest influence on your podcasting career and why?
Definitely Casefile. I’ve been listening since they released episode 3 and greatly admired the host’s no-nonsense approach to story-telling. He wrote a straight-forward, fact-based story that was primarily in chronological order, and left personal opinions out of it. And his narration style was the same – no-nonsense. He also placed emphasis on the victims and was always respectful. As he strategically grew his team, it just kept getting better and better. I thought it was (and is!) brilliant.
If there’s someone, past or present, that you’d love to have an opportunity to go to dinner with, who would that be and why?
Probably Larry David, the writer behind Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm. I think he’s utterly hilarious and has a unique outlook on life that I love. Problem is, he’s an obvious misanthrope so he likely wouldn’t want to have dinner with me anyway!
What is it about your audience that continues to surprise you?
That they continue to listen! I’m not perfect and neither is my podcast. Yet they seem to really love it. I really enjoy chatting with listeners on social media – the true crime community is one of the best aspects of podcasting.
In one word, how would your best friends describe you? Why do you think that is?
It’s hard to find one word! I would have to give three: candid, realist, sarcastic. I try to live my life by a motto my dad always told me – “Honesty is the best policy”. I don’t care much about keeping up with the Joneses. People who know me know that what they see is what they get (whether they like it or not!).
If you had one day, completely free, away from work, no watch on, and could do whatever the hell you wanted, what would it be and why?
Sleep in until noon like I used to do every weekend before I had kids! After that, I would lie on the couch and watch Netflix all afternoon. I’m a real lazy homebody!
Any advertisers you want to give a shout out to or anyone you’d like to thank?
TeaRunners.com – I’m super proud of my collaboration with this company because I love their product and mine is the first podcast they’ve advertised with! They’re a loose leaf tea box subscription service – each month you get four new teas to try that last you the month. I am LOVING their teas. They provide free shipping to Canada and the US… and best of all, they’re a Canadian company!