The Writing’s On The Wall is a regular feature on Pop! Goes The Reader in which I create desktop wallpapers inspired by some of my favourite novels, authors, and literary quotes.
I’ve never been one for audiobooks or podcasts. Despite my best intentions to the contrary, I would inevitably find my attention wandering as I struggled to become actively invested in the stories being told. So, when a friend suggested I listen to My Favourite Murder, another in the seemingly endless list of true crime podcasts currently populating the iTunes store, I was skeptical. Guys, I was wrong. So wrong. Embarrassingly wrong. So wrong I might appoint said friend to make all my future decisions for me. Because My Favourite Murder is my new favourite obsession.
Hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, the podcast’s comedic, candid, conversational delivery makes My Favourite Murder an easy and engaging listen that successfully combats the stigma often associated with a fascination with true crime thanks to its popularity as the latest pop culture phenomenon. From Ted Bundy to Richard Ramirez, Luka Magnotta to JonBenét Ramsey, Kilgariff and Hardstark leave no terrifying stone unturned as each week they discuss with effervescent charm the crimes that have dominated headlines – and our imaginations – for decades. Best of all, My Favourite Murder is unapologetically feminist. With frank discussions about rape culture, racism and misogyny, My Favourite Murder is a podcast that reminds listeners that knowledge is power and encourages its audience to be informed, be aware, and to learn to laugh at ourselves and the world around us. When my depression and anxiety were at their worst, listening to the latest episode was like sitting down for a cup of coffee with old friends and I’m so grateful for the entertainment it provides and sense of community it has created between Kilgariff, Hardstark and their fellow Murderinos. Subscribe to My Favourite Murder on Feral Audio today and remember: Stay sexy, and don’t get murdered.
Now it’s your turn! What would you like to see made into a desktop wallpaper next? Let me know in the comments – I would love to hear from you!