Betrayal Education & Advocacy, Investigative

Hosted By: Andrea Gunning
Produced By:
iHeartPodcasts and Glass Podcasts

Betrayal is a seasonal podcast that explores what happens when a fairy tale romance goes wrong.

Season 1 shares the story of TV producer Jenifer Faison, whose picture-perfect marriage completely shatters in the blink of an eye when she suddenly discovers that her college sweetheart-turned-doting husband is not the person she thought he was. The season unravels the case of convicted sexual predator and two-time Kell High School ‘Teacher of the Year’ Spencer Herron, who plead guilty to six counts of sexual assault of a former Cobb, Georgia student.

Season 2 shares the story of Ashley Lytton, a typical mom and wife in suburban Utah with three children until she discovered her husband’s horrifying secret. It was a shocking crime that would alter Ashley’s life and jeopardize the safety of her children. This season lays the issue bare through the family’s story and takes an honest look at a huge problem most people don’t want to even want to acknowledge.

Betrayal Podcast Host:

Andrea Gunning is an Executive Producer of podcasts who has directed acclaimed series such as Confronting: OJ Simpson and Confronting: Columbine. The Confronting series has been hailed by top publications including The Guardian and Financial Times. The Associated Press and The Atlantic named Confronting: OJ Simpson to their Best Podcasts lists for 2019. Andrea has also co-hosted three seasons of Dating Diaries: Quarantine Confessions, featured by Apple in 2020. She heads up Podcast Development and Production at Glass Entertainment Group in Philadelphia.

Praise from Listeners*:

  • Educational Value & Awareness: Betrayal serves as an eye-opening educational resource, raising awareness about child safety and sexual exploitation.
  • Focus on Personal Growth: The podcast not only sheds light on the devastating impact of betrayal but also explores themes of resilience, forgiveness, and personal growth, leaving listeners with a sense of hope and strength.
  • Production Value: The podcast boasts high-quality production, ensuring clear audio, seamless transitions, and immersive soundscapes that enhance the overall experience for listeners.

Criticisms from Listeners*:

  • Heavy Promotion: Some listeners expressed an over reliance of ads throughout the podcast that took away from the story.
  • Insufficient Focus on Victims: A few critics suggest that the podcast focuses too heavily those who betrayed their loved ones, sometimes overshadowing the stories and experiences of the victims and their families.

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