Patrick Hinds is the founder of Obsessed Network, a podcast network about the stuff you're obsessed with. In 2017 he and his co-host Gillian Pensavalle launched True Crime Obsessed, a true crime/comedy podcast that recaps true crime documentaries with humor, sass, heart, and just the right amount of snark. TCO has recently been featured in The New York Times and Vulture, and after a series of sold out live shows in New York City, the podcast has launched an international tour including shows in New Orleans, Chicago, Seattle, and Toronto.
Prior to creating True Crime Obsessed, Hinds began his podcasting journey in 2013 as the creator, co-producer, and host of the popular Theater People podcast, a show featuring full-length interviews with Tony winners, Broadway legends, and theater’s brightest stars. Theater People was notably included in NPR’s 2016 hand-picked list of the best podcasts on the internet, was cited by Buzzfeed as one of the 22 best pop-culture podcasts online and was named an honoree in the category of "Best Podcast" by the 2016 Webby Awards. In 2016, Hinds launched Broadway Backstory, a documentary-style podcast which found out how new shows develop from an idea to a full Broadway production. Broadway Backstory was nominated for a Webby Award in 2018. He was also tapped by Disney Theatrical Productions to produce and host The Official Disney on Broadway podcast.
Ellyn is so excited to be making “Obsessed With: Disappeared” with her best friend of TWENTY years Patrick Hinds!
Ellyn is a Broadway veteran of shows such as Kinky Boots, Pretty Woman, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and some plays (who sees those?).
She’s bringing all of her musical theater references to the world of her other passion, true crime! Missing persons cases have always been oddly fascinating to her so the merging of all of her loves is the best possible scenario.
She also directs, writes, and edits a Broadway comedy podcast called “Gettin Peggy Wit It” where they roast Broadway stars. She’s the writer and creator of the web series “Turning the Tables” and the newly launched “Gallery View,” as well as the founder of Broadway Trivia League and a comedy Instagram channel called GEHLS.
Ellyn also is a voice and acting teacher for Broadway kids. Her students have been featured in broadway shows such as Beetlejuice, Matilda, Annie, The Lion King, School of Rock and more!
Along with being an actor, writer, teacher, and podcaster, Ellyn is also mother to 10-year-old Lola, who finds her quite embarrassing.