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Returning from a recent two month hiatus, Hardstark and Kilgariff are back with more tales from the darkest corners of humanity.
Enthralled by conversations with an assortment of friends, acquaintances and strangers at parties and get-togethers about their ‘hometown murders’, the pair came to the realisation in 2016 that while talking about horrendous abductions and murders isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, it certainly sparks a certain interest for a particular demographic. And so My Favorite Murder was born.
Talking about the most horrific assaults and murders in unflinching detail, Georgia and Karen are certainly doing their bit to lift the taboo on topics that many people simply do not want to think about. From rape, to child murder, to pedophilia, these horrendous things do exist. But we are not laughing at the circumstances, and certainly not at the victims. We laugh because we acknowledge our own discomfort regarding these terrifying things. We laugh in the communal recognition that laughing at something takes the power away from it.
The pair also talk candidly about their experiences with addiction and mental health. Their unfiltered conversation is not only hugely refreshing to hear, but also an undeniable source of comfort to thousands of listeners who express their gratitude on a weekly basis in their emails.
We hear from someone whose Dad was the vet of the ‘satanic’ dog that the Son of Sam blamed his murders on. We hear from someone who found photo evidence that their grandparents were swingers. We hear from Mary Vincent, who showed tenacious survival spirit when she was raped by a man who proceeded to chop her arms off and throw her over a cliff. It’s heart-stopping stuff, but the fact we can come together to share it soon gets those hearts beating again.
If you want to hear about the darkest corners of humanity, if you want to be shocked, if you want to be prepared… if you want to be reminded of the human connection and warmth that withstands all this murderous bullshit, then My Favorite Murder is an excellent place from which to start.
CATCH UP ON ALL EPISODES OF ‘MY FAVOURITE MURDER’ HERE.