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Payne Lindsey

Tenderfoot TV

Payne Lindsey is an Atlanta-based director, award-winning documentary filmmaker, and the co-creator and host of the hit podcasts “Up and Vanished”, “Atlanta Monster, “ “Dead and Gone” and “Radio Rental”. 

In 2016, Lindsey launched Atlanta-based content creation company Tenderfoot TV with his friend and business partner Donald Albright. Since then, they’ve released multiple successful true crime podcast franchises such as “Up and Vanished,” “Monster,” “Radio Rental,” and “To Live and Die in LA,” amassing over 600 million total downloads in four years. Two of Lindsey’s earliest podcasts at Tenderfoot, Season 2 of “Up and Vanished” and  “Atlanta Monster” both debuted at No. 1 on Apple Podcasts. 

Most recently, Lindsey partnered with “Disgraceland” host Jake Brennan on “Dead and Gone,” a music-meets-crime podcast investigating the mysterious cases of Grateful Dead fans who have, over the years, ended up dead, missing, or unidentified. In October 2021, Tenderfoot also released season three of “Radio Rental,” in which Lindsey transports listeners into a mysterious world with real-life scary stories, featuring the voice of Rainn Wilson as a quirky video store clerk.

Besides hosting shows, Lindsey also serves as executive producer on various other Tenderfoot TV true crime podcasts. In 2020, he partnered with the Oxygen Network to bring “Up and Vanished” to the TV screen as a docu-series. Moving forward, through his podcasts, Lindsey hopes to continue shedding light on important stories that need to be told.