This week’s episode of Media Nouveau takes a look at My Favorite Murder, a comedic true-crime podcast hosted by two women who think there’s nothing more interesting than a good murder. In this episode, we will be examining how the genre of true crime has been altered by new media, especially My Favorite Murder, and the ways feminism tie in to the participatory culture of the podcast. Specifically, we discuss the ways in which new media such as MFM has allowed “women’s genres” to become more than just niche books and television shows.
Marks, Andrea. “How a True-Crime Podcast Became a Mental-Health Support Group”
Fitzpatrick, Molly. “How Two Hilarious Women Turned a Comedy-Murder Podcast Into a Phenomenon”
Hirschman Weiss, Shira. “Summer’s Surprising Hit Podcast: My Favorite Murder”
Stewart, Allison. “My Favorite Murder and the Growing Acceptance of True-Crime Entertainment”
Chris Weller. “Young Women Are the Biggest True Crime Buffs — Here’s Why”
Vicary, Amanda M. & Fraley, R. Chris. “Captured By True Crime: Why Are Women Drawn to Tales of Rape, Murder, and Serial Killers?”
“Cameo Appearance” by Small Tall Order