Murderville, GA is a brand-new podcast that I recently found through…something. I think it was probably through the Angel of Vine podcast’s ads. (All ads aren’t that bad, I guess?)
When a brutal murder rocks a small Southern town, residents and police are shocked. Could the new guy in town be the one who who did it? Yes, the cops say, he is. Case solved. But then another murder happens. And another. In the end: four bodies, two convictions, and one man in jail for a crime he likely did not commit. Welcome to Murderville, Georgia. Investigative reporters Liliana Segura and Jordan Smith uncover what happens when law enforcement locks up their first suspect, leaving another man free to kill.
And read the Murderville investigative series — four long-form articles by hosts Liliana Segura and Jordan Smith — at The Intercept now.
So, I might be reading everything wrong, but I think that Murderville is based on a true story. (After all, this is being billed as a true crime podcast.)
There are only two episodes of this podcast out right now, so I can’t tell you 100% how much I like this (although I guess I like it, since I’m keeping subscribed to it and paying attention to new episodes), much less give you a rating on it.
I will say that I am enjoying it so far, and I look forward to listening to the rest of the podcast. It is a little uncomfortable at times, because these are journalists who attempt to talk to people who don’t want to be talked to, but everything seems to be real recordings of who they’re talking to.
Do you have other true-crime podcast recommendations? Let me know in the comments!
And as always, keep reading (and listening).