Just in time for Halloween, those with rather
macabre taste in podcasts can potentially
get paid for their hours of dedicated listening.
Vio Security, a home security company, announced
that it’s looking for a mystery aficionado to listen to
31 hours of crime podcasts for the chance to win $1,666.
Applicants must state their case
in a short essay to be considered to
really prove that they’re on the case.
Once selected, participants will receive a heart
rate monitor to hook themselves up to “record
physiological responses as they jump from pod to pod”.
The goal of the project is to help the
Vio Security research team understand
how true crime podcasts affect people.
The list of pre-approved podcasts is listed on the
application page and includes super popular ones
like “Crime Junkies,” “My Favorite Murder” and “Serial”.
After 31 hours of listening, participants
will receive their $1,666 plus a “True Crime Kit” .
“We know that 31 hours of True Crime might leave you feeling a
biiiit paranoid. we’re giving the winner a True Crime Kit to help secure their home and keep the pods playing,” the website adds