Over the years, podcasting has become the millennial version of “Hey, do you wanna start a band in my garage?” As Meghan Markle, Lindsay Lohan and Ashley Graham continue to forge a treasure trove of audio content in their own niches, reality TV star, SKIMS mogul, SKKN founder and lawyer-in-training Kim Kardashian is adding yet another title to her growing resume.
In her September cover story with Interview Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Mel Ottenberg, Kardashian casually mentioned that she was going to record an episode of her new podcast later that day. “I’m doing a true crime podcast on Spotify,” the American socialite, who reportedly signed a deal with the audio streaming service back in 2020, told Ottenberg.
“It’s called The System,” she continued. “The first season is about a really crazy case where a guy got the death sentence for a triple homicide that happened in Ohio. There are so many twists and turns with how it was handled—or mishandled—and we take the listener along for a journey in search of the truth.”
While Kardashian didn’t specify the exact details of the case, she has previously talked about Kevin Keith, a former death row inmate who claims he was wrongfully convicted in the 1994 shooting and killing of three people in Bucyrus, Ohio. 13 days before his scheduled execution in September 2010, then-Ohio governor Ted Strickland commuted Keith’s sentence to life without parole—after which Kardashian made a video visit with the inmate.
“So much evidence has been uncovered proving Kevin’s innocence. I hope justice is served soon and he is released,” the mogul captioned her posts across social media platforms in 2019. As of 2022, Keith is housed at the Marion Correctional Institution.
In the interview, the business magnate also went on to admit that she was a true crime junkie. “I’m obsessed,” she added. “I had to stop watching Dateline and all the shows when I was studying in law school.”
The System essentially aligns with Kardashian’s interest in criminal justice reform, a topic that inspired her to start studying law. “My next big thing is just finishing law school because I’m halfway there. It’s really time-consuming,” she said. “I have to study two hours every day with my professor. I don’t have a day off from that.”
The mogul further mentioned that she is continually motivated by women who were handed lengthy prison sentences for “low-level drug offences.”
“Their stories were all very similar. They all committed a crime for their boyfriend, or for their husband. I mean, I probably did some dumb shit at some point and I was maybe just a few decisions off of being in a similar situation, any of us could be. Once I saw how broken the system is, I couldn’t stop. I have to help as many people as I can. These people are thrown away and put in prison and no one cares. It’s so heartbreaking.”
Kardashian went on to address the overturn of Roe v. Wade and the climate criminal affair of celebrities and their private jets by stating, “I have super climate change-involved friends, and I love learning from them. I do what I can, but you have to pick and choose what really works for you in your life.”
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star also added how she’s currently doing a voiceover for Paw Patrol, “a Nickelodeon kid’s dog movie.”
“Would I act? I would if something fun came about. Maybe a Marvel movie, that would be so fun to do,” she said when asked about her acting ventures. “I’m not actively looking, but I think things just come when they’re supposed to.”