Comedy and crime? Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff turned the two into the hit podcast My Favorite Murder in 2016. Each week, the duo discuss a single true crime case with one doing the explaining and the other doing the reacting.

Last week was episode no. 271. Monthly downloads have totaled over 30 million. A few weeks ago, My Favorite Murder launched a weekly mini-episode exclusively for its Fan Cult members ($39.99 a year). 

The duo’s success also led them to found the Exactly Right podcast network. In 2019, Stitcher and Exactly Right did a deal reportedly worth $10 million for ad representation and development resources for the podcast network. Today, they and their team host over a dozen podcasts, including My Favorite Murder, that fit their model of “bold, creative voices” who bring “provocative, entertaining, and relatable stories for audiences everywhere.”

My Favorite Muder: Facebook (473K) + Twitter (380K) + Instagram (997K)

Exactly Right Media: Facebook (14.4K)  + Twitter (66.1K)  + Instagram (138K)

Why we’re a Stan: Georgia and Karen found the tilt to stand out in a sea of true crime podcasts. They also took ahold of their future, founding a new podcast network as the home for My Favorite Murder as well as other podcasts that fit with their voice.

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