cul·pa·ble /ˈkəlpəb(ə)l/ adjective / deserving blame.
Culpable is an investigative true crime series from Resonate Recordings and Tenderfoot TV, the creators of Up and Vanished and Atlanta Monster. Culpable is a word that simply means, deserving blame, but it tends to take on even deeper meaning in the world of true crime. In an unsolved, case, culpability is typically focused on the culprit(s). But in some cases, the source of culpability may be something much deeper: like wrongful convictions, negligent investigations, or even corruption. Culpable may be a broad term, but it’s an idea that is relevant to each and every case, making it the focal point of the stories we share.
On February 26, 2014, Christian Andreacchio was found dead in the upstairs bathroom of his apartment from a single gunshot wound to the head. After a mere 45-minute investigation, local police ruled his death a suicide, despite substantial evidence that points to homicide.
On August 28, 2013, an unthinkable murder shocked the rural community of Brown County, Ohio. A young mother, 22-year-old Brittany Stykes, was driving to her parent’s house when she was gunned down on a busy highway, as her surviving one-year-old daughter was seated next to her while the tragedy unfolded.
Dennis is the Chief Creative Officer at Resonate Recordings and the host and writer of the hit podcast Culpable. His deep-rooted passion for storytelling and true crime helped him carve his own lane in the podcast industry, where he intends to expand production of original shows. Dennis is a Louisville, KY native, and outside of work he enjoys spending time at home or around the city with his wife and kids.
Resonate Recordings was founded in 2017 with the mission of making podcasting easier. Early on the Resonate team crossed paths with Atlanta’s Tenderfoot TV and provided production support on their flagship show Up and Vanished. Then in 2019, Resonate partnered with Tenderfoot to create Resonate’s first original podcast, Culpable. The relationship with Resonate and Tenderfoot has continued to flourish as the two brands have worked closely on multiple other projects including the Audible Original podcast When A Good Man Kills, and the forthcoming Resonate Original, Undetermined. Since its inception Resonate has worked with over 3,000 podcasters, including many Fortune 100 brands like Honda, Twitter, and Amazon. The Resonate team has helped to produce over 15 shows that have hit #1 in Apple Podcasts, offering its clients access to one of the most prolific production teams in the industry.
Tenderfoot TV launched in 2016 with the release of the viral true crime podcast, “Up and Vanished,” which generated over 100 million downloads in it’s first year and went on to help solve a cold case murder. With a blueprint for narrative audio storytelling, Tenderfoot has created over a dozen chart topping and award winning podcasts, from documentary investigative series, like 2019’s AP Podcast of the Year, “To Live and Die in LA,” to fictional series like HBO’s “We Stay Looking”. With over 700 million downloads to date Tenderfoot TV is setting the bar as a business and creative leader in one of the fastest growing industries.