reviewed: My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark
Not what it used to be.
I can’t listen to it anymore because it’s gone completely downhill. There’s hardly any effort from Karen and Georgia, and it’s been a problem for a while that’s just getting worse. Other people have pointed out the issues with the podcast. Too much self promotion, quilt episodes, not doing their own research anymore, constantly releasing live show episodes, talking about therapy and mental health to the point where now it just sounds like they’re preaching. I used to love when they talked about mental health, but when it comes down to it, I want to listen to a true crime comedy podcast. I want the old MFM back, but I don’t think that’s going to happen. Which brings me to *THE WORST PART* about my review: Karen and Georgia do not take criticism well at all. ESPECIALLY GEORGIA. She’ll screenshot comments she receives on Instagram from people who are pointing out issues with the podcast, post the screenshots on her stories and makes it clear that anyone who has criticism does not matter at all. Then the commenters are ganged up on by die-hard MFM supporters, sometimes in really mean ways - and Georgia supports it. She encourages it. If you don’t like MFM anymore, well too bad because your opinion doesn’t matter at all. This is such a horrible way to handle a business. All they want to do is hear good things, people cheering them on and loving the podcast still. But there’s a vast majority of listeners who are no longer happy with the podcast. So many people, whose opinions matter. A good business listens to every voice; they take every bit of constructive criticism into account. But not MFM. Georgia acts like an immature child, and Karen acts like a sanctimonious know-it-all. One time a commenter said to Georgia that she would no longer be listening to the podcast due to various, valid reasons. Georgia responded by saying “don’t let the door hit you on the way out. Bye! *waving hand emoji*” That right there should tell you all you need to know. I’m done listening to them and will make sure not to let the door hit me on the way out.
Reviewed on Apple Podcasts