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Even the Podcast Is Afraid

Even the Podcast is Afraid: New True Crime Comedy

A review like this needs a disclaimer before we go any further. Take everything that you thought you knew about a true-crime podcast, and throw that out the window. Even the Podcast is Afraid is a game-changer to the Comedy True Crime sub-genre. Some podcasts struggle to find their footing walking the balance beam of true crime and comedy, but Even the Podcast is Afraid (ETPIA) has laid the groundwork on how to do this successfully. 






What listeners will be excited to learn upon listening for the first time, is that no subject will be left untouched. Even the Podcast is Afraid covers real-life and fictional horrors of true crime, the paranormal, and the unexplained. Is your head already spinning with possibilities? Good!! As you think about being led down this dark path to the darkest corners of history, I couldn’t think of any group I would trust more than the hosts of Even the Podcast is Afraid. Jared Ordis, Nick Porchetta, and Samantha Vazquez will be in the driver seat for listeners that are ready to take a wild and hilarious ride through a variety of stories. 

What’s so impressive about the Podcast is the Afraid team is that they have an undeniable sense of chemistry with each other, and they haven’t even met in real life! What makes this trio so great together, is that they all bring something different to the podcast. Jared is born & raised in Alabama and has a fascination with true crime, and the paranormal, and typically leads the pod in research and storytelling. Nick is from Canada and has a fond interest in the creation and workings of cults. Samantha is from Florida but lives in NY, and simply put, is obsessed with horror folklore and the paranormal. 

Even the Podcast is Afraid has, without a doubt, more variety in episodes than any podcast in the True Crime Comedy sub-genre. Listeners will be able to listen to episodes about a murderous “Lobster Boy” who was an American freak show performer with a genetic deformity. Or you can listen to an episode about Georgia’s Lake of the Dead, a man-made lake with tons of paranormal activity. One of my favorite episodes that pops up once a month is called Creepy Pasta. This is an episode where the team will read some of the creepiest stories from the darkest parts of the internet. 

I would be irresponsible if I didn’t at least provide a disclaimer that this podcast is not for kids. Jared, Nick, and Samantha let it fly in a no hold barred manner, but that’s the best part! Even the Podcast is Afraid checks all the boxes for a great true crime comedy podcasts: energetic hosts, insanely creepy stories, and it all happens in a matter of 60 minutes!

Morally Indefensible

Morally Indefensible

What do the Jinx and the Crimetown podcast have in common? (Besides being some of the best binges out there). Marc Smerling.  
Marc hosts a new short podcast series called “Morally Indefensible”. The podcast centers around the book “Fatal Vision”, a bestseller from the 1980s. If you are like me, you may not be familiar with the book and the controversy. In 1970, a young doctor & former Green Beret was accused of killing his wife and two daughters.  On the surface, Jeffrey McDonald had it all. A successful doctor with a young family. What would drive someone to do this? 

Initially, he tells the police a story of acid-loving bloodthirsty murderers (it is the Manson era anyways). His charismatic demeanor and illustrious background created doubt about whether or not he is guilty. Eventually, he is convicted 9 years later.  
While waiting for an appeal, he hires an author to write a book about his innocence, or so he thought. Over time the two become friends and Joe McGinnis uses this relationship to gain access to the material. He asks Jeff to share everything, so he can better write the book, at one point staying at Jeff’s house. While Jeff believes Joe is a true friend, the feeling is not mutual. Jeff opens up to Joe and unknowingly creates his demise.  
Morally Indefensible dives deep into the story about Jeff and Joe. Over the course of seven episodes, Marc investigates both sides. Besides using Jeff to write a NY Times Best Seller, was it ethical for Joe to release a book while a man is awaiting an appeal? Even worse, the book calls Jeff a murderer and completely shatters any positive perception. 
The podcast is a companion to the FX TV series, A Wilderness of Error. The show just premiered, so you can either jump into it or wait for a weekend binge.  


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