Guest Policy

Want to talk about history’s weirdest crimes with us? We’d love to have guests on Criminal Records! We’ve got two different ways to appear as a guest on our podcast. All guests must be able to record their end of the conversation on a reasonably good microphone and send the file to us for editing.

Email if you’d like to talk about appearing on the show as a guest.

Guest Presenter

As a presenter, you’ll be the one researching the case, writing the script, and explaining the case to us. You don’t have to write every word you plan to say on air, but we’ll need an outline with enough information to be able to follow along and ask questions. This is a great option for people who’ve already put a lot of legwork into researching a case (as a hobbyist, an author, a teacher, etc.) and would be willing to summarize what happened and why they find it historically signifigant.

We’re open to guest presenters from all walks of life. You don’t have to have academic credentials as a historian to appear on the show. We’re happy to interview guests who are promoting books, TV shows, movies, and other podcasts.

Guest Co-Host

As a co-host, you’ll be reacting to one of us presenting a case. We’ll research the case, write up a script, and leave you plenty of openings to ask questions and give your opinion.

We’re open to a wide range of guest co-hosts, but we’re going to try to draw from our pool of available co-hosts when we’re researching a case relevant to their professional or life experience. Some examples of the sorts of topics we’d like to cover with a co-host:

  • A sex workers’ rights activist for a case involving the criminalization of sex work
  • A civil rights lawyer or a criminal defense lawyer for a case involving the use of the insanity defense
  • A trans man for a case involving a historical person who may have been trans
  • A rabbi for a case involving Jewish religious law
  • A food blogger for a case involving food adulteration

If you have experience that gives you an interesting perspective on criminal history, please reach out to us! We can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to find a matching case for you, but we’ll try to put you in our guest pool.