To honor International Women’s Day on March 8th, the true crime podcast “Forgotten: Women of Juárez” will be released in three new languages, Spanish, German and Danish.
Originally produced by iHeartMedia and Unusual Productions and translated by Podimo, the adapted versions feature existing content from the original podcast created by journalists Mónica Ortiz Uribe and Oz Woloshyn. But also introduces new elements, including interviews with families of the victims and statements from journalists and police authorities on both sides of the border.
Mónica Ortiz Uribe says: “So many storytellers have come to Juárez to tell the stories of these missing and murdered women. And often the final project isn’t in Spanish, so it’s not something that the families, who make a huge emotional investment in the projects, can ultimately listen to and judge. That is why it is so important to me that we give them that opportunity.”
“As podcast audiences continue to grow here in the United States, with more than
100 million Americans a month now listening to a podcast, the medium is also
starting to explode around the world,” says Conal Byrne from iHeartMedia, and continues: “So, while we distribute all of our shows everywhere listeners want to listen, we’ve also been working on translating select shows into listeners’ native languages. This all ties back to our simple, consistent goal: Meet listeners where they are, so as to get the best creators in the world, the audiences they deserve, and brand partners the scale that they need.”