Morbid Podcast Controversy: A True Crime Podcast, Alaina Urquhart and Ashleigh Kelley said Thursday that the podcast network behind Morbid: A True Crime Podcast has made a deal with Wondery and Amazon Music for exclusive ad sales and a one-week windowing period.
Similar to other licensing deals that Wondery and Amazon Music have made with Exactly Right Media (My Favorite Murder), SmartLess, and How I Built This, new episodes of Morbid and all other podcasts in the Morbid Network (That’s Spooky, Cult Liter, Seven Deadly Sinners, The Strange and Unusual Podcast, Obitchuary, Alone at Lunch, Mostly Horror Movie Night, and Scream!) will be available on Wondery and Amazon Music a week before they Amazon and Wondery will also have exclusive rights to the podcast network’s ad sales, merchandise, distribution (including simulcasts on YouTube), and any new shows that are made for the network.
In a video posted to Instagram, Urquhart and Kelley said that listeners of Morbid will get an extra episode each week. This will bring the total number of episodes released each week to three. The two hosts will also have their own shows about astrology and “old-fashioned” murder cases. Urquhart said in the video, “You’re going to be swimming in content, and we couldn’t be happier.”
Chartable says that Morbid is the most popular comedy podcast on Apple Podcasts and the fourth most popular podcast in the U.S. Urquhart, who works as an autopsy technician, and Kelley, who is a hairstylist, talk about real crimes on the show, which debuted in 2018.
UnJu Paik and Jenn Cron worked out the deal for Wondery. It will start on June 1. Seth Jacobs at Brillstein Entertainment Partners runs Morbid Network, and Marissa Hurwitz at WME is in charge of its representation.
What is Morbid Podcast
Alaina Urquhart and Ashleigh “Ash” Kelley are the hosts of the American podcast series Morbid: A Real Crime Podcast, which is an anthology of true crime stories. Both Urquhart and Kelley work in the beauty industry; Urquhart as an autopsy technician and Kelley as a hairdresser. Despite the fact that Urquhart is Kelley’s aunt, the two of them frequently refer to one another as “sisters.” The first episode of the podcast was released on May 1, 2018.