Soap opera fans often find themselves piecing together clues and guessing the outcomes of storylines on their favorite shows, and the fun habit is all the more entertaining when murder mysteries enter the equation. That's why Soap Central thinks daytime fans might like the interactive murder-mystery podcast called Solve: The Podcast, which puts listeners at the heart of the drama and tests their skills as detectives. But daytime fans' love of mystery-solving isn't the only reason we're writing about Solve. The podcast also features Days of our Lives star Eric Martsolf (Brady Black).
On its official website, Solve is described as the world's first interactive podcast that puts listeners at the center of murder mystery investigations. "You've listened to every true crime podcast, lost days on the Zodiac killer subReddit, and googled so many serial killers you're probably on some watchlist. By now you consider yourself a seasoned detective. There's just one thing missing: you've never been given a real case to crack. Enter Solve, the world's first interactive murder-mystery podcast that puts you at the center of the investigation," teases the official description.
"Each week on Solve, you'll be assigned a new case, based on real true crimes, that will test your skills as a detective," the description continues. "You'll interrogate new suspects, piece together evidence, and scour distinct crime scenes to track down murderers hiding in plain sight."
The murder-mystery project made its debut in mid-December, and Martsolf is featured on the episode titled The Real Killer, which has the following premise: "When Julia Harris' cheating boyfriend is found dead on the side of the road, she's quickly convicted. But two years into her sentence, she maintains that her boyfriend's true killer is still at large. Can you solve if Julia's a master manipulator -- or the fall woman -- in this complicated crime?"
To test your case-cracking skills, check out Solve on Apple Podcasts, the iHeart Radio app, Spotify, and other places where podcasts are found. And for more information and a detailed episode listing of the series, check out the podcast's official website.
Martsolf is no stranger to the podcast world. As Soap Central previously reported, the actor is the host of For Dummies: The Podcast, a weekly show that helps listeners master difficult, complex subjects by breaking them down in a fun, easy-to-follow manner. For more information on that, click here. And if you just can't get enough of true crime and podcasts, especially when they have a connection to soap operas, then check out this article about how the CBS soap opera Guiding Light played a part in a real-life crime case, as explained by DAYS' star Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady).
What do you think about the premise of Solve: The Podcast? Were you able to solve the case that featured Eric Martsolf and identify the real killer? We want to hear from you -- and there are many ways you can share your thoughts.