Tenderfoot TV and Cadence13 announced that award-winning journalist and Rolling Stone contributing editor Neil Strauss will host the new true crime podcast, To Live and Die in LA. The investigative podcast will be available on all platforms on February 28, 2019.
To Live and Die in LA will chronicle Stauss’s ongoing investigation into the disappearance of Adea Shabani. This marks Neil Strauss’s first foray into narrative podcasting, after more than a decade of going undercover in different communities and writing best sellers based on his experiences, including The Game of Truth, in addition to award-winning reporting for the New York Times and Rolling Stone.
The debut season of To Live and Die in LA will take a deep dive into the mysterious disappearance of 25-year-old Adea Shabani, an aspiring actress and model who vanished without a trace from her apartment complex near Hollywood’s famous Walk of Fame.
Like thousands each year, Shabani, a native of Macedonia, moved to Hollywood with the hope of realizing her dreams of stardom. But in February of 2018, the acting student disappeared just days before her 26th birthday.
Within a week of Adea Shabani’s disappearance, Strauss was contacted by Jayden Brandt, a private investigator who was hired by the Shabani family. Strauss began looking into Adea’s case, interviewing friends and family not for a podcast initially, but for an article to help increase fading media coverage. However, in the process, he and Brandt began to uncover new leads and close in on the main suspect.
What happened next was a series of shocking events, revelations, and even death threats that continue unfolding in real time. This fast-paced 12-episode podcast pays off with surprising answers and uncovers the truth about Shabani’s disappearance that has never been reported before.