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Gillian Pensavalle

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Patrick Hinds

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In addition to True Crime Obsessed, in 2022 Gillian was the host and co-producer of Let the Women Do the Work, a limited interview series focusing on the often-overlooked women in true crime and their stories.

Gillian is the creator, host, and editor of The Hamilcast: A Hamilton Podcast. Since launching the podcast in 2016, she continues to release weekly episodes hosting Hamilton cast, crew, creatives, musicians, and those in the Lin-Manuel Miranda/Hamilton universe, including all four members of the creative team, known as The Cabinet™ (Lin has been on twice!).

Teaming up with her husband Michael Paul Smith, Gillian is the co-creator, producer, and star of The Residuals, a successful comedy series based on the couple’s real-life auditioning for commercials in New York City. She is also the executive producer of Ted and Michael Read Sketches into Microphones, Mike’s sketch comedy podcast. 

In December of 2020, Gillian was the executive producer of ’Twas the Night, a free radio play created to raise money for The Actors Fund and help bring holiday cheer in the midst of a pandemic.

In her many years in the entertainment industry Gillian has experience as an actor, voiceover artist, editor, show runner, producer, and on-camera host.

A born and raised New Yorker, Gillian lives uptown with her husband Mike and their rescue pup Fiona. Gillian absolutely loves making podcasts and can’t believe she gets to do what she loves every day.

Most importantly, please tell your dog she said hi.

Patrick Hinds is the author of the hilarious memoir Failure is Not NOT an Option, which will be published by BenBella Books in Fall 2023. He is also the creator, writer, and star of the touring show Patrick’s Traveling Book Party, which has been playing to sold-out crowds across the US and in London.

Patrick is also the co-creator and co-host of the hit true crime/comedy podcast, True Crime Obsessed, where each week he and his co-host, Gillian Pensavalle, give their take on a true crime documentary with humor, heart, and sass. With over two hundred million downloads, True Crime Obsessed is one of the most popular podcasts in the world. In 2022, TCO made history by being the first podcast to play live on Broadway.

In 2020, Patrick and his husband, Steve Tipton, created the Obsessed Network, where they oversaw the production of the hit podcasts Murder in Alliance, Obsessed With: Disappeared, I Think Not!, Strange and Unexplained, and Crimes of the Centuries. They also co-created the popular annual true crime fan convention Obsessed Fest. Obsessed Fest is an industry-leading fan convention that brings together listeners and creators with the goal of fostering community, compassion, and new friendships. 

Longtime fans will remember that Patrick is also the creator of several esteemed Broadway podcasts including Theater People and Broadway Backstory.

You can follow him on Instagram and TikTok: @patrickhinds_

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