As of this writing, the Confluence of Events podcast has produced 8 episodes. The podcast is hosted by a team of four “history buffs” who take on “the stories, people and accidents behind America’s most infamous tragedies and marvels.”

This isn’t a podcast that would have typically shown up on the TCPR radar. The Hindenburg Disaster and the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794 don’t generally fit into our mission: To provide a thorough review of those podcasts that are creating positive change, exposing corruption, generating new leads and bringing a story and voice to victims.

However, the coverage on the Chicago Tylenol Murders and possibly the episode about the Molly Maguires will appeal to our true crime readers and listeners.

The format of the show is pretty great. Listening to a story and conversation between four hosts could quickly get overwhelming, but that isn’t the case here. The balance of voices, the energy and the flow of conversation really works.

Here at TCPR, we’ve found that conversational-format shows with multiple hosts tend to be 50% relevant content and 50% tangents. Confluence of Events has kept the commentary tight and the comic relief fits in well.

Overall, we found that the podcast is well produced, well researched, and full of personality that will keep you coming back for more.

New episodes are coming out weekly and given the breadth of topics they have covered so far, we imagine there will be plenty more that will appeal to the true crime audience and we’re going to stay subscribed.

Our rating of a 7 out of 10 may be premature and feels low even to us. There are only 8 episodes to base this off of and we had to rank it lower than those podcasts dedicated to our mission.

TCPR Ranking 7 out of 10

  • Intrigue Factor: High
  • Binge-Ability: Medium
  • Bombshell Factor: Low
  • Audio Quality: High

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