An Interview with an MFM Facebook Group Admin

I’ve talked a bit about the style and content of the popular true crime comedy podcast, My Favorite Murder, launched in 2016 by Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff (see here, here, and here). The show is a significant milestone in the true crime economy. It re-circulates stories already established as true crime morbid worthy, and … Continue reading An Interview with an MFM Facebook Group Admin

Sexuality, Suspicion, and The Staircase

I want to talk about The Staircase. And I want to talk about one specific yet crucial aspect of the documentary and the case: sexuality and suspicion. In December of 2001, Michael Peterson made a 911 call from his home in Forest Hills, North Carolina. His wife was not conscious but breathing, he told the … Continue reading Sexuality, Suspicion, and The Staircase

More MFM: Episode 7, A Poetics of True Crime Emerges

I’ve already talked about the My Favorite Murder podcast a few times on this blog (here, and here, for example). And it’s easy to keep coming back to this podcast because, for one thing, it’s a long-running series at this point and, more importantly, it serves as an interesting example for both its popularity and … Continue reading More MFM: Episode 7, A Poetics of True Crime Emerges

I’m Listening to “My Favorite Murder” from the Beginning (Part Two)

Content Warning: this post references violence, including sexual violence. In an early interview about their podcast, Karen Kilgariff -- co-host of the long-running and beloved podcast My Favorite Murder -- says that what is scary and thrilling about murderers for her is the “wolf in sheep’s clothing” dynamic, when someone has a place in a community … Continue reading I’m Listening to “My Favorite Murder” from the Beginning (Part Two)

I’m Listening to “My Favorite Murder” from the Beginning (Part One)

The first episode (in 2016) of the My Favorite Murder podcast drops many truths about the appeal of True Crime, especially for women. I wasn’t following this podcast closely prior to this blog project, but I’ve been aware of it. I know it’s one of the most popular podcasts, period, never mind in the true … Continue reading I’m Listening to “My Favorite Murder” from the Beginning (Part One)