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Reflecting on a Remarkable Experience at True Crime Fest NWA

Amplifying Voices, Inspiring Connections: Our Experience at True Crime Fest NWA

True Crime Fest NWA
Karen Tricot Steward, Steve Listopad, and Ti King on stage durning True Crime Fest NWA

At the recent True Crime Fest NWA, the Arkansas Podcast Collaborative (APC) had the privilege of participating as speakers and engaging with the true crime community. The event provided an incredible platform for us to share our passion for podcasting, showcase our nonprofit organization, and highlight the impact of our work in supporting victims of crime. Today, we want to take a moment to reflect on the experience and express our heartfelt gratitude for the opportunity to be part of this remarkable event.

Connecting with the Community:

At our APC table, representatives Ti King and Karen Tricot Steward had the pleasure of connecting with festival attendees, fellow podcasters, and individuals who share a deep interest in true crime. We were able to engage in meaningful conversations, raise awareness about our annual podcast festival called ARKAST, and discuss the vital role podcasting plays in amplifying the voices of crime victims.

Sharing Our Story:

As featured speakers, we had the honor of taking the stage and sharing the mission and impact of the Arkansas Podcast Collaborative. We highlighted the significance of our nonprofit organization in supporting victims of crime through podcasting initiatives. It was a humbling experience to see the audience's enthusiastic response and their shared dedication to making a positive difference in the lives of those affected by crime.

APC Board Members' Contributions:

We were fortunate to be joined by two esteemed APC board members who added their valuable insights to the discussions. Steve Listopad and Clint Schaff's presence exemplified the collaborative spirit and dedication that defines our organization. Additionally, Karen Tricot Steward had the opportunity to speak about her true crime podcast, Burden, creating further connections and fostering engagement within the true crime community.

Gratitude and Appreciation:

We cannot express enough gratitude for the organizers of True Crime Fest NWA for providing this platform that brings together individuals with a shared passion for justice, awareness, and empathy. The support we received from attendees, fellow podcasters, and the overall community was truly heartwarming. We are immensely grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the discussions, showcase our organization's work, and be part of a larger movement striving for positive change.

Looking Ahead:

As we reflect on this remarkable experience, we are filled with inspiration and motivation to continue our mission of using podcasting as a tool for empowering victims and promoting understanding. We will carry the lessons learned and connections made at True Crime Fest NWA with us as we move forward, and we are excited to explore new avenues to make an even greater impact.


True Crime Fest NWA was an unforgettable event for the Arkansas Podcast Collaborative. We are grateful for the opportunity to share our story, engage with the true crime community, and foster meaningful connections. As we continue on our journey, we remain dedicated to using podcasting as a force for good, advocating for those affected by crime, and supporting the pursuit of justice. Thank you to everyone who made this experience possible, and we look forward to the continued growth and impact of the Arkansas Podcast Collaborative.

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