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January 18, 2023


For Immediate Release

TORONTO, January 18, 2023 – Corus Entertainment’s podcast network, Curiouscast, is pleased to announce that Season 5 of its award-winning original podcast, Crime Beat, will debut on January 24 across all platforms. The podcast is led by veteran Global News Crime Reporter Nancy Hixt and has also been adapted for TV.

In Crime Beat Season 5, 25-year veteran crime reporter Nancy Hixt takes audiences inside some of the most high-profile cases she has worked on and provides an exclusive access from the interview room to the court room.

“In this season of Crime Beat, I am taking listeners with me as I unravel some of the most complex and tragic cases I have ever worked on,” said Nancy Hixt. “From random acts of violence, chilling, targeted killings and a gang war, I give an inside look at all these stories. You will hear directly from the people impacted, including several victims who have never shared their stories publicly before.”

Since its debut in March 2019, the podcast has become one of Canada’s most popular true crime podcasts, with over 16.3 million downloads to date and a growing audience in the US, UK and Australia. The podcast received the prestigious 2020 Edward R. Murrow Award for Best International Podcast, RTDNA awards in 2020 and 2021, and was named one of Amazon Music’s Best Podcasts of 2022. Crime Beat has been adapted to TV, currently airing its fourth season on Global TV and streaming on Hulu in the US.

“We are thrilled to bring back a new season of Crime Beat and to shine a light on some of the darkest places,” said Chris ‘Dunner’ Duncombe, Director of Podcasting and Streaming, Curiouscast/Corus Entertainment. “There continues to be so much interest from listeners to learn about these important stories and we’re proud of the hard work, skill and dedication Nancy puts into this podcast week after week.”

New episodes will be released every Tuesday. To listen to each episode of the podcast for free, subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or anywhere else podcasts are available. Season 5 of Crime Beat will also be available on the Global News YouTube channel.

New this season, Amazon Music Unlimited and Amazon Prime Members can get Crime Beat one week early and ad free from Amazon Music.

Curiouscast is Corus Entertainment’s multi-award-winning podcast network home to a host of internationally recognized brands with diverse audio storytelling. Its’ slate of award-winning podcasts includes: Crime Beat (adapted for TV on Global News and Hulu), Dark Poutine, NighttimeThe Ongoing History of New MusicHistory of the 90s, Everything 80s, The Peak Daily, 13 Hours: Inside the Nova Scotia Massacre, Escaping Denver and Global News What Happened To?. Launched in 2018, Curiouscast has won numerous prestigious national and international awards for their excellent audio content including two Edward R. Murrow International Awards, multiple RTDNA Awards, and Canadian Podcast Awards. Curiouscast also hosts all of Corus Radio’s news and talk radio shows on demand for listeners to access their favourite daily and weekly shows whenever they like on all major platforms including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, and anywhere you find your favorite podcasts. For more information visit


Twitter: @CorusPR, @Curiouscast

Curiouscast is a Corus Entertainment Network.

About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. Engaging audiences since 1999, the company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 33 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, digital and streaming services, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is an internationally-renowned content creator and distributor through Nelvana, a world class animation studio expert in all formats and Corus Studios, a globally recognized producer of hit scripted and unscripted content. The company also owns full-service social digital agency so.da, lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada, leading 2D animation software supplier Toon Boom and children’s book publishing house, Kids Can Press. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, Magnolia Network Canada, The HISTORY® Channel, Showcase, Adult Swim, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, Global News,, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX, along with streaming platforms STACKTV, TELETOON+, the Global TV App and Curiouscast. Corus is the domestic advertising representative and an original content partner for Paramount Global’s Pluto TV, the world’s leading free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) service. For more information visit

For media inquiries, please contact:

Michelle Brykman
Communications Specialist, Curiouscast, Corus Radio & Global News

Rishma Govani
Director, Communications, Curiouscast, Corus Radio & Global News