Main

  • My Favorite Murder

    My Favorite Murder

    • Hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark
      Genre True crime stories, Comedy
      Language English
      Updates Weekly on Thursdays, Minisodes on Mondays
      Audio format Podcast (via streaming or downloadable MP3)
      No. of episodes 51 plus 14 Minisodes
      Debut January 13, 2016
      End date Current
      Provider Feral Audio
      Website My Favorite Murder

      My Favorite Murder is a weekly comedy podcast hosted by American comedians Karen Kilgariff, best known for her work on Mr. Show, and Georgia Hardstark of Drinks With Alie and Georgia, on the Feral Audio network.

      Kilgariff and Hardstark each select a single murder or true crime story to recount and discuss, occasionally sharing additional "hometown murder" stories submitted by friends and fans. The podcast mainly consists of the dialogue between the hosts rather than a detailed recounting of the cases discussed. Early episodes were thematically based, examples including cannibalism, unsolved murders, or "weird murders". The thematic concept was abandoned early on in the series.

      Kilgariff and Hardstark have both referred to the podcast as a sort of therapy to deal with their own anxieties about murder. Both hosts express compassion for both the victims and perpetrators of the crimes they discuss, attempting to ensure that their discussion combats common problematic themes in true crime, such as discrimination against the mentally ill, sex workers, and women.

      Early episode titles included murder-themed puns and pop culture references, such as "Thirty Let The Bodies Hit The Four," a reference to the Drowning Pool song "Bodies", "I 28 His Liver With Some Fava Beans and A Nice Chianti," reminiscent of a famous line from The Silence of the Lambs, and "SE7ENteen," a reference to cult-classic Se7en.

      The podcast is in large part improvisational, with the bulk of it consisting of discussion between the two hosts rather than a detailed recounting of facts. Both hosts have repeatedly stated that the podcast is meant to be an informal, comedic podcast rather than a nonfiction one.

      While full episodes are released weekly on Thursdays, ranging in length from 60–120 minutes, mini-episodes dedicated solely to the topic of "hometown murders" are released Mondays and are only 30–45 minutes long. Shows are usually recorded in Hardstark's Los Angeles apartment. At times, the hosts interact with the show's audio engineer Steven about the topics at hand.


      Episode # Date aired Title Content
      October 31, 2016 MFM Minisode 10 In this civically responsible My Favorite Murder minisode, Karen and Georgia read your hometown murders including a family murder in New Mexico, a spooky sleepover tale, and more.
      40 October 27, 2016 Squad Gourds My Favorite Murder is the perfect coffee table podcast for you. This week Karen and Georgia unpack the "My Way" killings in the Philippines and the terrible murder of Scott Amedure.
      October 24, 2016 MFM Minisode 9 On this week's My Favorite Murder minisode, Karen and Georgia read your hometown murder stories including serial killer Henry Lee Lucas, and a two-parter involving a feigned love of camping, a dead body, and a couch covered in blood!
      39 October 20, 2016 Kind of Loco This week on My Favorite Murder, Karen and Georgia have their protective eyewear on to talk about Charles Albright, the Texas Eyeball Killer. Then they tackle the notorious and tall Co-ed Killer, Ed Kemper.
      38 October 13, 2016 Sidebar Nation It’s My Favorite Murder, this week with hand-holding and shit! Karen and Georgia share the story of the killer priest, Gerald Robinson (priest), and prepare for their trip to Chicago with a breakdown of the 2016 Gage Park stabbings.
      October 10, 2016 MFM Minisode 8 Karen and Georgia read a selection of your hometown murder emails and dole out a small serving of true crime to get you through your week.
      37 October 6, 2016 Liminal Space This week on My Favorite Murder, Karen and Georgia discuss the murder of Peru’s Ruth Thalia Sayas after her appearance on a game show, as well as the murderous reign of sweet little old lady Dorothea Puente in Sacramento, CA.
      36 September 29, 2016 Live from LA Podcast Festival This week, it’s the first ever live My Favorite Murder broadcast from the LA Podcast Festival. Karen, Georgia and comedian/The Dollop co-host Dave Anthony talk about the Trailside Killer, the Wineville Chicken Coop Murders, and Australian murderer Mark Erinn Rust.
      September 26, 2016 MFM Minisode 7 Hey! Didn’t see you there. It’s a My Favorite Murder minisode. This week Karen and Georgia read your hometown murders that include the spooky ‘Bermuda Triangle Of Murder’ in the town of Kenosha, Wisconsin, House Hunters: Quadruple Homicide Edition, a prep school Slender Man murder, and more.
      35 September 22, 2016 A Small Foreign Faction This week on My Favorite Murder, Karen and Georgia reflect and ruminate on the circus surrounding the life and death of Jonbenét Ramsey. Pop culture gone mad.
      34 September 14, 2016 Thirty Let The Bodies Hit The Floor It’s a Sciatica Special on this week’s My Favorite Murder. Karen and Georgia delve deep into the twisted life of Richard Speck and the equally terrifying mind of Martin Bryant with the Port Arthur Massacre.
      September 13, 2016 MFM Minisode 6 Yikes! It’s a My Favorite Murder minisode! Karen and Georgia read your hometown murder stories including the Texarkana Moonlight Murders and the Sasebo slashing.
      33 September 8, 2016 What About Mimi? This week, Karen and Georgia talk the increasingly surreal Jane Mixer case along with the Co-ed Killer (Edmund Kemper) and then recount the incredible survival of Jennifer Morey. Come have tea with us, Rosemary & Thyme style on My Favorite Murder.
      September 5, 2016 MFM Miniside 5 You keep sending them, Karen and Georgia will keep reading them! This week’s hometown murder minisode includes a hexing witch beatdown, a shouting match with a serial killer, unfortunate back rubs, a recent unsolved river murder mystery, and more.
      32 September 1, 2016 Just The 32 Of Us This week on My Favorite Murder, Karen and Georgia talk the life and death of pop singer Selena and then give the lowdown on the Zankou Chicken Murders.
      August 30, 2016 MFM Miniside 4 Karen and Georgia read your hometown murder stories that include a poisoned milkshake, a field full of wheat and blood, a ‘cliche reckless teenager,’ and a slumber party gone wrong. Does Elvis get a cookie this time? Tune in to find out!
      31 August 25, 2016 Namaste Sexy This week, Karen and Georgia dive deep into the world of Lululemon Athletica with the Yoga Store Murder and then tell the tale of Tent Girl and The Doe Network. Plus a hometown murder by comedian Guy Branum!
      August 22, 2016 MFM Minisode 3 In this special minisode, Karen and Georgia read your hometown murder stories that include a prophetic child, a heroic dog, the Easter Sunday Massacre, and more. They’re all succinct and horrifying!
      30 August 18, 2016 The F*ck Word Murder Mystery Show This week, Karen and Georgia discuss serial killer Cary Stayner and the Yosemite murders as well as con man/murderer Clark Rockefeller (aka Christian Gerhartsreiter aka Chris Crowe aka Chris Chichester.)
      29 August 11, 2016 Twenty-Nein Karen and Georgia discuss family-annihilator John List, as well as Warriena Tagpuno Wright who fell 14 floors to her death. Plus a hometown murder by comedian Matt McCarthy (comedian).
      28 August 4, 2016 I 28 His Liver With Some Fava Beans and A Nice Chianti This week Karen and Georgia share stories that are new to the other: the Durham Family Murders and the amazing story of Terry Jo Duperrault.
      27 July 28, 2016 Your Hometown Murder Email Round-Up In a very special episode, Karen & Georgia share just a few of the hundreds of listener hometown murders that have been sent to us.
      26 July 21, 2016 Twenty Six Six Six Karen and Georgia freak out over presents from listeners, then get dark with two child murders: Mary Bell and Lisa Steinberg.
      25 July 14, 2016 Twenty Knives New favorite TV show talk followed by the Christopher Dorner shootings and manhunt killing spree and the tragic Cheshire murders. Plus Georgia is bested by a hometown murder.
      24 July 7, 2016 …And Twenty Justice Four All This week K&G discuss Karen’s tragic hometown murder, Polly Klass, as well as the truth behind Kitty genovese’s stabbing. Plus must-watch documentaries and all the banter you can handle.
      23 June 29, 2016 Making A Twenty-Thirderer Karen & Georgia focus on their favorite survivor murder stories, featuring an escape from The Chessboard Killer, and the harrowing story of a pregnant woman fighting for her life. Plus a rad listener hometown murder and tons of banter.
      22 June 27, 2016 The Girls with the Episode Twenty Two This week Karen and Georgia give themselves the impossible task of making murders from the 1500s interesting. The Sawny Bean legend and the Princes in the Tower are the murders of choice, along with a listener hometown murder and a discussion of the new Simpsons documentary. Enjoy, Murderinos!
      21 June 16, 2016 Because 7 8 9 This week the ladies go way off topic before launching into their favorite murders, which focuses on the Cleveland Elementary School shooting (aka “I don’t like Mondays”) and 1800s nurse/serial killer Jane Toppan. Please remember to stay sexy and don’t get murdered!
      20 June 9, 2016 20/20 This week Karen & Georgia discuss the rape trial of Brock turner before delving into The Night Stalker’s victims and capture, and New Zealand’s infamous Bain family murders.
      19 June 2, 2016 Nineteen Kills and Counting This week Karen and Georgia focus on the depravity of the human race by discussing Norwegian sh*t head Anders Behring Breivik and the unsolved horror that is the "Freeway Phantom". Grab your anti-depressants and come along on a roller coaster ride of murder!
      18 May 27, 2016 Investigateighteen Discovery Karen and Georgia’s favorite murders this week are creepazoids Lawrence Singleton and Franklin Delano Floyd, and boy, do they fucking suck. Plus lots of small (murder) talk and personal stories plus all the staying sexy and not getting murdered you’ve come to know and love. Enjoy, murderionos!
      May 26, 2016 MFM Miniside 2 In minisodes Karen & Georgia read the hometown murders that listeners email in and play recordings of hometown murders from friends. Loads of murderey fun!
      17 May 19, 2016 SE7ENteen This week’s favorite murders include the killing of 13 year old Jennifer Moore in Novato, CA, and the murder-suicide of pro-wrestler Chris Benoit and his family. Plus tons of personal stories, shit talking, staying sexy, and not getting murdered.
      16 May 13, 2016 Blood Murder Sixteen Magik The ladies discuss their new crime show obsession, The Family (2016 TV series), along with the murder of Chandra Levy and the sad story of Sylvia Likens. Plus a hometown murder from comedian Kara Klenk.
      15 May 5, 2016 Definitely Not Episode 16 The theme this week is “murders from the year 2000,” with Harold Shipman and the Setagaya family murders taking the stage.
      14 April 28, 2016 You Sexy Motherfourteen Karen and Georgia tackle their favorite 1990s murders, featuring serial killer Joseph Naso and the death of Sherrice Iverson in Nevada.
      13 April 21, 2016 Thirteen Going On Murdy This week Karen and Georgia tell each other their favorite murders from the 1980s, featuring The Preppie Murder and the Keddie murders. Plus your favorite murders and lots of stabby talk!
      12 April 13, 2016 Our Bodies, Our Twelves Karen and Georgia get deep when they discuss the murder that started their obsession with true crime: a kid on fire and a mom that assassinated her children. Happy listening!
      11 April 7, 2016 What the Helleven The theme this week is “cannibals” and it gets gross when Karen discusses murder and mayhem on a Greyhound bus, and Georgia goes classic with everyone’s favorite nasty old man, Albert Fish. Plus lots of shit talking and staying sexy, as always.
      10 April 1, 2016 Murderous TENdencies This week’s topic is “weird murders,” featuring Who Put Bella In the Witch Elm and Richard Chase (The Vampire of Sacramento). Plus murder books and personal stories galore!
      March 30, 2016 MFM Minisode 1 It’s the first ever Murder Minisode! We read your hometown submissions and favorite murders on the topic of the week.
      9 March 25, 2016 Color Me Nine The theme for this episode is “hiding in plain sight.” Karen covers an Exorcist serial killer and Georgia talks about children who murder. Plus stories and favorites from listeners!
      8 March 17, 2016 Eight Is Enough Murders This week's topic is weird ways to die including cursed movies and the Coronado Mansion Death. Plus a ton of personal anecdotes from K&G and a hometown murder from Mr. Georia Hardstark, Vince Averill.
      7 March 11, 2016 Seven Murders in Heaven This week the girls discuss their favorite unsolved murders, including The Black Dahlia (person) and Elisa Lam. Plus a hometown murder story by Doug Loves Movie cohost Karen Anderson (writer) and listener’s favorite murders!
      6 February 23, 2016 Stay Sixy For their first themed episode, Karen and Georgia discuss children who kill their parents, featuring Alex & Derek King and Jasmine Richardson. The ladies also discuss TV shows The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story and Autopsy (TV series), and read listener hometown murders.
      5 February 16, 2016 Five Favorite Murders In this episode we discuss LA Freeway Killers of the 70s, the Martha Moxley murder case and read more listener hometown murder stories.
      4 February 11, 2016 Go Forth and Murder The girls touch on Making A Murderer theories before delving into child killer Cropsey, Alan and the murder of Michele Wallace. Plus listener hometown stories including Adam Walsh, the girl in the box, and the Petaluma Tickler.
      3 January 31, 2016 Our Favorite Thirder In this episode, Georgia and Karen discuss the Cameron Todd Willingham arson case, the Oakland County child killings and comedian/We Watch Wrestling podcast co-host Tom Sibley shares his hometown upholstery murder story.
      2 January 22, 2016 My Second Best Murder In this episode, Karen & Georgia discuss Paul Bernardo the Scarborough Rapist/Schoolgirl Killer, the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy and Alie Ward shares a hometown high school murder story.
      1 January 13, 2016 My Firstest Murder My Firstest Murder – in the very first episode, Karen & Georgia discuss car accidents, Jon Benet Ramsey, and the Sacramento’s East Area Rapist. Plus a local crime story from Feral Audio founder, Dustin Martian.

    Wikipedia
  • What Else?

    • My Favorite Murder

Extras