Artwork for Hookergate: Criminals and Libertines in the South

Hookergate: Criminals and Libertines in the South


Truck-stop brothels run by a web of ex-cons… a commonwealth attorney wasted on whiskey and power… protection exchanged for cash and flesh… a brash local reporter exposing it all… This is HOOKERGATE: Criminals and Libertines in the South. I am your host, Dr. Lindsay Byron, author, historian, and lifelong wayward woman—and this forgotten scandal happened in my hometown. Join me as I use crumbling ne... more

PublishesWeeklyEpisodes16Founded3 months ago
Number of ListenersCategories
Society & CultureDocumentaryTrue Crime

Listen to the Podcast

Artwork for Hookergate: Criminals and Libertines in the South

Latest Episodes

Guy Kelly interviews Lindsay Byron for an in-depth look at how she discovered the lost story of Hookergate, and the laborious process of turning it into a podcast. more

22 days ago

Tragedy strikes as the feds move in and the working girls rush out. Joe Whitehead is desperate for help, but doesn’t anticipate Robin’s next move. Rodney reflects on his journalistic triumph until everything suddenly changes. more

a month ago

A deep dive into the process of creating the soundscapes and music of Hookergate. Host Lindsay Byron interviews her creative partner, Guy Kelly to discuss his inspiration and techniques. more

a month ago

Joe Whitehead is enraged by recent events and makes brazen threats to Moss and Rodney. Rodney has an incredible opportunity to learn everything about the case, but he won’t be able to print a word. more

a month ago


Contact Information
Podcast Host
Number of Listeners
See our estimate of how many downloads per episode this podcast gets.
See how this podcast's audience is growing or shrinking over time.

Find out how many people listen to Hookergate: Criminals and Libertines in the South and see how many downloads it gets.

We scanned the web and collated all of the information that we could find in our comprehensive podcast database.

Listen to the audio and view podcast download numbers, contact information, listener demographics and more to help you make better decisions about which podcasts to sponsor or be a guest on.


4.0 out of 5 stars from 317 ratings
  • The voice acting is uncomfortable

    Can we get the story in a regular voice? The cringy, over the top narration is hard to follow.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa month ago
  • Wish There Were Already A Dozen Seasons

    My only regret is that this podcast is so new there aren’t enough episodes to listen my whole work day! The history of this story is fascinating, and the level of research that went into creating the series is thoughtful and impressive. Love hearing southern stories told by actual southerners! Sorry if you aren’t used to folks taking their time when they speak and tell stories. Can’t wait for more!

    Apple Podcasts
    Samie I
    United Statesa month ago
  • Killer story

    Love the creativity to dramatize the story with voice actors. Well produced. Mad respect for Lux ATL!

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa month ago
  • Uhmm

    I get this is the host bringing HERSELF into this entire podcast by this …….. very over the top voicing-acting ………. But no one asked for this- the story sounds like something people should know about and sounds really interesting but - this is unbearable to listen to and honestly just seems kind of rude to take away from the story so intensely by the abrasive level of voice-acting. It’s nuts. I hope someone redoes this so we can listen to it. I’m not even trying to be rude - it’s truly that ridi... more

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa month ago
  • Had potential

    Fascinating story topic but the narration is excruciating to listen to

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa month ago

Similar Podcasts

The Burden
The Burden Orbit Media
Creating a Con: The Story of Bitconned
Creating a Con: The Story of Bitconned iHeartPodcasts and Glass Podcasts
To Die For
To Die For Tenderfoot TV and iHeartPodcasts
Status: Untraced
Status: Untraced Tenderfoot TV & Audacy

Chart Rankings

Apple Podcasts
#126 United States/True Crime
Apple Podcasts
#122 Belgium/True Crime
Apple Podcasts
#201 Denmark/True Crime
Apple Podcasts
#221 New Zealand/True Crime
Apple Podcasts
#238 Switzerland/True Crime
Apple Podcasts
#242 Ireland/True Crime


Listeners, engagement and demographics and more for this podcast.

Listeners per EpisodeGender SkewEngagement Score
Primary LocationSocial Media Reach

Frequently Asked Questions About This Podcast

Where can I find podcast stats for this podcast?

Rephonic provides a wide range of data for three million podcasts so you can understand how popular each one is. See how many people listen to this podcast and access YouTube viewership numbers, download stats, chart rankings, ratings and more.

Simply upgrade your account and use these figures to decide if the show is worth pitching as a guest or sponsor.

How do I find the number of podcast views for this podcast?

There are two ways to find viewership numbers for podcasts on YouTube. First, you can search for the show on the channel and if it has an account, scroll through the videos to see how many views it gets per episode.

Rephonic also pulls the total number of views for each podcast we find a YouTube account for. You can access these figures by upgrading your account and looking at a show's social media section.

How do I find listening figures for this podcast?

Podcast streaming numbers or 'plays' are notoriously tricky to find. Fortunately, Rephonic provides estimated listener figures for this podcast and three million other podcasts in our database.

To check these stats and get a feel for the show's audience size, you'll need to upgrade your account.

How many subscribers does this podcast have?

To see how many followers or subscribers this podcast has, simply upgrade your account. You'll find a whole host of extra information to help you decide whether appearing as a sponsor or guest on this podcast is right for you or your business.

If it's not, use the search tool to find other podcasts with subscriber numbers that match what you're looking for.

How many listeners does this podcast get?

Rephonic provides a full set of podcast information for three million podcasts, including the number of listeners. You can see some of this data for free. But you will need to upgrade your account to access premium data.

How many episodes of this podcast are there?

this podcast launched 3 months ago and published 16 episodes to date. You can find more information about this podcast including rankings, audience demographics and engagement in our podcast database.

How do I contact this podcast?

Our systems regularly scour the web to find email addresses and social media links for this podcast. But in the unlikely event that you can't find what you're looking for, our concierge service lets you request our research team to source better contact information for you.

Where do you get podcast emails for this podcast from?

Our systems scan a variety of public sources including the podcast's official website, RSS feed, and email databases to provide you with a trustworthy source of podcast contact information. We also have our own research team on-hand to manually find email addresses if you can't find exactly what you're looking for.

Where does Rephonic collect this podcast reviews from?

Rephonic pulls reviews for this podcast from multiple sources, including Apple Podcasts, Castbox, Podcast Addict and more.

View all the reviews in one place instead of visiting each platform individually and use this information to decide whether this podcast is worth pitching as a guest or sponsor.

How does Rephonic know which podcasts are like this podcast?

You can view podcasts similar to this podcast by exploring Rephonic's 3D interactive graph. This tool uses the data displayed on the 'Listeners Also Subscribed To' section of Apple Podcasts to visualise connections between shows.