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'Truth Be Told' cast and crew discuss what makes the show, and podcasts, tick in new video

Truth Be Told
Truth Be Told (Image credit: Apple TV+)

What you need to know

  • A new Apple TV+ YouTube video looks at "Truth Be Told."
  • Cast and crew discuss the show and the use of the "Reconsidered" podcast.
  • I kinda wish the podcast was real.

Apple TV+ show "Truth Be Told" has some big names and a gripping story but Apple wants to make sure more people know about it. Part of that is the release of a new YouTube video in which the show's cast and crew talk about the "Reconsidered" podcast that is at the heart of everything.

When new evidence compels podcaster Poppy Parnell (Octavia Spencer) to reopen the murder case that made her a national sensation, she comes face to face with Warren Cave (Aaron Paul), the man she may have mistakenly helped to put behind bars. Her investigation navigates urgent concerns about privacy, media and race.

With names like Spencer and Paul involved this was always going to be a good show, but it's the use of the "Reconsidered" podcast that really makes for an interesting angle. True crime podcasts are big, and the cast and crew speak about why that might be and what makes the show tick in a new video posted to YouTube.

I'm a fan of the show and the more I watch, the more I wish "Reconsidered" was a real podcast I could listen to. Maybe it's time to re-listen to Serial!

There's no doubting Apple's leaning on podcasts with the show and this video. Apple runs the biggest podcast library on the planet and its podcast player is the most popular way of listening to episodes on its platforms. I'm sure it won't be too disappointed if people find podcasts because of the show, too.

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.