MysteriYES is a relatively new program, but with their first 11 podcasts under their belt Zachary DeLoach and Willy Evans seem to have their format pretty set.
In all honesty, the TCPR team debated—at length—about the show. After three solid years, and thousands of dollars in data overages, we thought we understood what worked with this genre. And then came MysteriYES.
If we hadn’t set out to do a review of this particular podcast, we may not have made it past the first episode. But we’re really glad we hung in there!
With new podcasts there is always a learning curve that typically rewards the dedicated listener. And this show had a steep curve. We didn’t know what to make of the silences, fumbles and humor in the first two episodes, but now we feel like we know the hosts personally (though we don’t) and we’re rooting for them.
The TCPR team is dedicated to getting the word out about those that are creating positive change, exposing corruption, generating new leads and bringing a story and voice to victims. In this context, MysteriYES doesn’t fall into those categories. BUT, we have come to really appreciate the humor and the break from the traditional format of true crime podcasts.
The show is a one-mystery-a-week with one two-parter so far. The hosts have been pretty ambitious with the cases they have reported on so far. From 15th Century conundrums to Mid Century mysteries to Modern Day whodunits, they have covered a lot of ground so far.
When you have a show like this, it’s not going to appeal to everyone. The tangents come quick and often and if you’re someone who doesn’t like that, the show is not for you.
But, if you want to be immersed in the conversation, enjoy a more stream of consciousness approach and want to have fun with your mystery show, MysteriYES is perfect for you.
TCPR Ranking 7 out of 10
- Intrigue Factor: Medium
- Binge-ability: Medium
- Bombshell Factor: Low
- Audio Quality: High