College - Author 1

College of Liberal Arts

Department - Author 1

Journalism Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Journalism



Primary Advisor

Antonio A. Prado, College of Liberal Arts, Journalism Department


The goal of this senior project is to write, produce, edit and market a podcast through the application of skills acquired throughout the culmination of a Cal Poly journalism degree. The podcast created in conjunction with this senior project is called Crime and Kombucha. Crime and Kombucha is a true crime and pop culture podcast hosted by two bubbly best friends, Marcela Cabral and Melissa Nemeth. It explores the relationship between true crime and pop culture, both of which cannot exist without the other in modern internet culture, using one genre to understand the other. In fact, the “Kombucha” in the name is a placeholder for pop culture. Crime and Kombucha aims to be a form of catharsis for its listeners, because, let’s face it, the world is crazy and it is human nature to desire sense out of what is being experienced and justification for beliefs and fears. Successfully communicating this mission is another key objective in this project.

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Crime and Kombucha Instagram 1

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Crime and Kombucha Instagram 2

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Crime and Kombucha Instagram 3

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Crime and Kombucha Post 1

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Crime and Kombucha Post 2

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