We had the good fortune of connecting with Mysteretical Podcast and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Mysteretical, maybe we can start at the very start – the idea – how did you come up with the idea for your business?
We met at a Zoom game night during quarantine and we started talking about true crime and cases that fascinated us. Our friends were immediately put off by our conversations, but they still entertained our obsession for a few more Zoom calls. And then… they slowly petered off and it was just us. That’s when we decided, “Hey, we should start a podcast!” And thus, Mysteretical was born. Both of us grew up watching Unsolved Mysteries on TV as kids so we decided to focus on unsolved mysteries with a true crime aspect and some paranormal. We like to keep it light and humorous even though the subject matter can be quite dark at times. One of us tells a story each week while the other listens and comes up with their own theories which we then explore together.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
We put a lot of dedication and heart into our research and script writing. We want to tell a story for our co-host and our audience to enjoy. We also take a lot of time to interact with our community on social media. We don’t just read a few articles and call it “done”. We put our own thoughts and theories together for each and every mystery. Our portfolio doesn’t focus solely on one type of mystery or commonly known mysteries but also on varying genres and stories that listeners likely haven’t heard before. Before we launched our podcast we took 4 months to research, test equipment and sound programs, and master editing. It was a lot of trial and error, and still is but we enjoy the process as a whole. It’s a continuous learning process, and as mentioned before, the podcasting community has really been our most valuable asset. We’ve learned how to work together, even though we hadn’t known each other for a long time. We balance each other out and keep ourselves open to growing and learning together. We want people to know that we are consistent and have put our whole hearts into creating entertaining, yet, fact-based mysteries and formed “educated” theories to create something for everyone.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We would take them hiking on these beautiful hills with panoramic views, which sometimes overlook the Pacific Ocean. Or, head out to Point Dume to see the sea lions. Take them up the PCH to the beach, drive by the Cecil Hotel, the Black Dahlia mansion and Spahn Ranch. Then, we’d hit up Gracias Madre for food and drinks or Koreatown for some Korean BBQ. If they must, we can hit the tourist spots in Hollywood and Santa Monica, but we’ll finish off with a trip to LACMA.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Our friends who endured our endless conversations about grisly murders and still supported us throughout the entire process. Also, the True Crime Podcast Community who welcomed us so warmly without even knowing us. They supported us and provided us with great resources and tips, so we know we can rely on them if we need anything. And vice versa. It’s very rare to start any sort of project where the community is open, welcoming and dedicated to helping everyone succeed.