Meet the team
The man who started it all. In 2016, while sporting an injury that kept him housebound, The Host took to the microphone to start his own true crime podcast. It began with the Wanda Beach Murders. From there, he covered a multitude of other cases from around the world – including The North Hollywood Shootout, Lindsay Buziak, and Katherine Knight – creating what would become Casefile’s signature style. Nowadays, The Host works on all the shows under the Casefile Presents umbrella. He chooses to remain anonymous to ensure the focus of the show remains on the victims and survivors, but he’s affectionately known as “Casey” to fans.
Mike Migas is one of Casefile‘s original team members, joining in 2016 when the show was just six episodes in. His work has been featured in every single episode since, ranging from audio editing and production to music composition and sound effects. He also helps The Host with planning, organisation and administration. Mike has researched cases, teaming up with Paulina Szymanska to help create several episodes, including The Vampire of Krakow and The Kicevo Monster.
Milly Raso submitted her first Casefile script, Daniel Morcombe, in 2017. She has since researched and written many other episodes, including The Janabi Family, Peter Nielsen, and the Jonestown series. Milly is drawn to ambiguous cases with moral grey areas that force listeners to question their own biases. Milly currently works as Casefile‘s Creative Director, overseeing scripts from beginning to end and preparing them for recording.
Digital Media, Design
Paulina Szymanska joined the Casefile team in 2016 and is responsible for the show’s current logo, main artwork, and website layout. Additionally, her design work is featured in all Casefile Presents shows. Paulina is also charged with general website maintenance, including uploading new episodes. Occasionally, Paulina has dabbled in research, teaming up with Mike Migas to facilitate the creation of several episodes, such as The Vampire of Krakow and The Kicevo Monster.
Andrew Joslyn is another long-standing Casefile team member, having joined in 2016. Working with Mike Migas, he composes the bespoke background music featured in each episode.
Eileen Ormsby submitted her first Casefile script, Amy Allwine, in 2018. A published true crime author and dark web expert, Eileen writes freelance for Casefile, with her notable episodes including Ella Tundra, The Dnepropetrovsk Maniacs, and Mark and John. Eileen is typically drawn to internet-related crimes, but also covers cases where the victim’s story has been overshadowed.
Elsha McGill submitted her first Casefile script, Carly Ryan, in 2018. Since then, she’s been a full-time researcher and writer for Casefile, creating episodes such as The Pillow Pyro, The Beaumont Children, and Natalee Holloway. Elsha is skilled at presenting high-profile cases that require her to sift through excessive amounts of information so she can bring the full story to light.
Erin Munro submitted her first Casefile script, Hinterkaifeck, in 2019. Initially joining the team as a researcher, Erin is now one of the show’s full-time writers, having penned episodes such as The Batavia, Joan Vollmer, and Beverly McGowan. Erin is drawn to complicated cases with multiple layers that she needs to unravel in order to present what truly occurred.
Jess Forsayeth submitted her first Casefile script, Cindy James, in 2020. She originally joined Casefile as a researcher and is now one of the show’s full time writers, creating episodes such as Nicholas Barclay, Michael Gregsten & Valerie Storie, and The Woman Without a Face. Jess is particularly interested in historical cases, as well as unsolved crimes where she can help raise awareness for victims and their families.
Raquel Deserbelles O’Brien
Produtora Língua Portuguesa/Producer for Portuguese Edition
Raquel Deserbelles O’Brien is the creator of Silent Waves, a podcast available through Casefile Presents. The series details Raquel’s efforts to liberate herself from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse and a father with a dark secret. Since then, she has spearheaded Casefile’s first foreign language release, helping to create a Portuguese version of Casefile. From finding the perfect Portuguese-speaking “Casey” to translating scripts, overseeing the recording, and helping with post-production, Raquel kicked off an international endeavour we hope to expand upon even further.