As a New Englander, Murderific holds a special place in my RSS feed, as it hails from the great state of Maine (any lobster fans out there?). Even without the geographic connection, Murderific is one of my favorite podcasts. Since its inception in 2018, Murderific has been one of the fastest-growing independent podcasts in the true crime genre. If you ever request a podcast suggestion on social media, Murderific’s passionate fans will immediately recommend the show. With that kind of passion, it’s hard to say no. After pushing play on your first episode, you will likely become an avid fan yourself.
Bernadette hosts this weekly narrative podcast, and often joined by friends and co-hosts Casey and Rebekah. Murderific combines the structure of narrative storytelling with roundtable discussions. Emotions amongst the group range from comedic to serious conversations, and mirrors any conversation you have with friends.
Stories and cases range across the entire True Crime spectrum—including serial killers, child abductors, and even a guy that bulldozed some buildings in a violent rage (which is sometimes how I feel about my office building- kidding). Fresh variety each week keeps you intrigued over both national and local cases. I also love that the show is around 45 minutes, making for an extremely efficient listen.
From the great collection of cases, details, and conversation Murderific flows perfectly. There is a great balance between comedy and professionalism, something that is often missed by other true crime podcasts. Clearly, Bernadette and her team have passion for the cases they discuss. This is evident in their research. There’s no question as to why Murderific has grown so quickly in such a short time. It’s a “charming podcast” that will quickly find its way into your favorites.