Podcasting entered a renaissance following the phenomenal success of Marc Maron’s WTF Pod, Nerdist, Wits, Serial, and, most recently, S Town. The true crime genre has been especially tantalizing in podcast form. Mixing journalistic intrigue with atmospheric storytelling, podcasters have been able to engage large audiences with a medium many thought to be dormant.
Podcast creates “Murderino” fan base
Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, hosts of the hit true crime comedy podcast My Favorite Murder, have garnered a massive following with their expert mix of wit and terror. The pair brings their irreverent show to Tampa Theatre on November 3. Their engaged “Murderino” fan base helped My Favorite Murder break previous download records and fueled their sold-out nationwide tour. The show is consistently ranked in iTunes top downloads.
The podcast has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, The Atlantic, Nylon and Rolling Stone. Outside of My Favorite Murder, Karen Kilgariff is a standup comedian and television writer and Georgia Hardstark is a writer and host for the Cooking Channel.
Tickets for the show are $48.50/$38.50 (plus service fees) and go on sale at non on Friday, August 4 at the Tampa Theatre Box Office and online.
Tampa Theatre is no stranger to live podcasts. The hit science-fiction/horror podcast Welcome to Nightvale just recently brought its own twisted and charming universe to Franklin Street.
Essential episodes to listen to before the show:
- The Devil’s Number — The exorcism of Anneliese Michel and the Vienna Strangler, Jack Unterweger.
- Funky Diva — The story of Lord Lucan and the mystery of the Summerhill Road Murders.
- Twenty Knives — The Christopher Darner killing spree and the tragic Cheshire Murders.