Exactly Right’s chart-topping true crime podcast, “My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark,” continues to geek out on murder stories, ghastly crimes, and fan-submitted hometown topics.
Hosted by hardcore true crime fans Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark, this long-running show has over 500 episodes to choose from. Karen and Georgia’s engaging banter treats listeners to a blend of storytelling and comedy.
Short on time? Try a Minisode.
“My Favorite Murder” Minisodes run under 30 minutes in length. They are often greatest-hits editions of previous episodes — a nice introduction if you’re new to the show or on a time crunch.
In a recent episode, scary tales revealed listener-submitted stories of killers and their hometowns. A person writes in about hearing of a first-hand encounter with a sketchy character. She later learned he was the Canadian serial killer Paul Bernardo, known as the Scarborough Rapist and part of the Ken and Barbie Killer team. She waitressed at a restaurant Paul frequented. He called her “Big Red,” which is how she identified herself as a target later on when learning about his journals. She went to the police after recognizing him on the news. Although she was never attacked, Paul planned to. He stalked and videotaped her through her window, footage she had to view as part of the case to confirm her identity.
What happens when kidnappings go wrong? A recent Minisode reported on fan-submitted kidnapping stories from their hometowns. A listener’s story shares how her dad almost accidentally had her kidnapped in 1996. When her dad was selling his car, a prospective buyer stopped by. Her dad approved the random guy to take the car for a test drive by himself with his daughter in tow, all ok’d by her dad. Fortunately, the car and the girl were returned safely.
This summer, several “My Favorite Murder” episodes of memorable, previously-released stories will be curated by guest hosts. Recent topics include the murder of Selena, the Tulsa Race Massacre, and the dark side of medicine.
Full episodes generally range from 60 to 90 minutes in length. New episodes are posted biweekly.