Ashley Flowers is a famous American podcaster, writer, and non-profit organization founder. She is best known for the true-crime podcast Crime Junkie, which she co-hosts with her childhood friend Brit Prawat. She is also the founder and chief creative officer of Audiochuck, a media and podcast production company specializing in accurate crime content. In addition, she is the author of the New York Times bestseller All Good People Here, a fictional crime thriller novel.
Early Life and Education
Ashley Flowers was born in Indiana and grew up reading mystery and crime novels such as Nancy Drew books and watching television shows like Matlock. She dreamed of becoming a cold case detective someday.
She attended Purdue University and graduated with a degree in biotechnology. She then worked in biomedical research and sales for a medical device company. During her work commutes, she listened to true crime podcasts, including Serial, which sparked her interest in podcasting.
Ashley Flowers Wiki
- Name: Ashley Flowers
- Date of birth: June 13, 1988
- Age: 35 years old
- Height: 5 feet 6 inches
- Weight: 55 kg
- Zodiac sign: Gemini
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: White
- Education: Purdue University
- Occupation: Podcaster, writer, non-profit organization founder
- Spouse: David Flowers
- Children: Josie Flowers
- Net worth: $10 million
Career and Achievements
Flowers started her media career as a volunteer and then a board member for Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana, a non-profit organization that helps solve crimes. She was asked how Crime Stoppers could reach a younger audience, and she came up with the idea of Murder Monday, a 20-minute radio show that aired on a local station and featured a different case each week. She hosted Murder Monday for a year and then decided to create her podcast with Prawat.
In 2017, Flowers founded Audiochuck, a podcast network that produces true crime podcasts such as Crime Junkie, CounterClock, Anatomy of Murder, and more. She invested $13,000 into the company and sourced revenue from Patreon members and ads from AdLarge Media.
Crime Junkie is the flagship podcast of Audiochuck and one of the world’s most popular true crime podcasts. It has over 50 million monthly downloads and has been ranked as the number-one podcast on Apple Podcasts several times. Flowers and Prawat co-host the show and cover cases ranging from unsolved murders to missing persons to serial killers. They also raise awareness and funds for various causes related to crime prevention and victim support.
In 2019, Flowers and Prawat announced a national tour for Crime Junkie, where they performed live shows in front of sold-out audiences across the country. However, they also faced controversy when multiple sources accused them of plagiarizing other works, including newspaper articles, podcasts, and television shows. Flowers responded by removing some episodes of Crime Junkie and stating that the source material could no longer be found or properly cited.
In 2020, Flowers launched CounterClock, another true crime podcast hosted by Delia D’Ambra, who investigates cold cases in her hometown of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. The podcast has received critical acclaim and featured on Dateline NBC and The Today Show.
In 2021, Flowers published her debut novel, All Good People Here, which became a New York Times bestseller in August 2022. The novel is a fictional crime thriller that follows two women connected by a murder 20 years ago. The novel has been praised for its suspenseful plot and compelling characters.
In 2021, Flowers also brokered a partnership of Audiochuck with SiriusXM, a leading audio entertainment company that reaches over 150 million listeners. The partnership will allow audiochuck to expand its reach and content offerings to new audiences and platforms.
Ashley Flowers lives in Indianapolis with her daughter Josie and her dog Charlie (Chuck), the namesake for an audio chunk. She is married to David Flowers, an engineer at Rolls-Royce Corporation. She enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.
Ashley Flowers Net Worth
Ashley Flowers has an estimated net worth of $10 million as of 2023. She earns most of her income from her podcasting business, which generates revenue from advertising, sponsorship, merchandise sales, live events, book deals, and streaming deals. She also donates some of her earnings to various charities and causes related to crime justice and victim advocacy.