Are You a Murderino?
Posted: October 11, 2019
When I was a kid, my parents had a coffee table book that was about true crime. I remember reading that book and believing I had to be such a weirdo to be reading out true crime. But then I saw the entire true crime section at bookstores and libraries…..I then decided that I must not be alone. Today we have entire shows and channels devoted to true crime….and even podcasts. One of the first podcasts I listened to was Serial, which was abo you guessed it….a true crime story. Honestly, at least lately, I have to know my limits. There have been shows and podcasts that stuck with me and "freaked" me out. When that happens, I take a break from all things "murder-y" and proceed carefully when I choose to watch one. Enter My Favorite Murder. Are you a murderino? (A name dubbed by the podcasters for those obsessed with murder, as well as listeners to their show.) This is a podcast that is somehow both a comedy and a true-crime podcast at the same time. In this arena, I don't often have a story lingering in my head in the middle of the night, keeping me awake. I recently read their book, Stay Sexy and Don't Get Murdered, and here are five things I love about Georgia and Karen….and three things that you might want to consider before reading and/or listening to their podcast.
- Georgia and Karen are down to earth. While their "humble beginnings" in the entertainment industry might not look like yours or mine. Karen was a comedy writer for shows. Georgia had a cooking and travel channel. But really, they are just two friends who connected in their interest in talking about true crime and decided to do a podcast.
- Georgia and Karen are also Brené Brown fangirls. I love that within their story of meeting, they were talking about reading Daring Greatly, and their attempts at being authentic within their podcast. Being a fangirl myself, I love finding others who are trying to soak up Brené's wisdom.
- Georgia and Karen are proponents of going to therapy. They talk openly about going to a therapist. Healthy people have therapists, friends. Let's get rid of the stigma about going to a therapist and get ourselves some time on the couch.
- Georgia and Karen own up to their mistakes on the reg. They often have a segment in each of their podcasts, giving updates and correcting mistakes from previous podcasts. This is not just about fact-checking; it gives us all permission to mess up…to be human.
- Georgia and Karen are victim advocates. They aren't just glorifying the criminal. They seem to genuinely connect with the victims and find a balance between learning some safety measures from murder stories and pushing against the patriarchy that sometimes lays the blame on the victim and downplays the roles of the perpetrator.
- They do talk about murder and gruesome, gritty stuff. Not everyone will want to listen to this discussion.
- They cuss quite a bit. This doesn't bother me in the least, but if you would rather not listen to some swear words woven throughout, you might want to pass on this podcast.
- Some of their discussion is for sure more adult-themed, not too intense or graphic, but still something for the listener/reader to consider.
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