Join us at The Town Hall and the legendary podcasters Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark from My Favorite Murder celebrate the launch of Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide.
Sharing never-before-heard stories ranging from their struggles with depression, eating disorders, and addiction, Karen and Georgia irreverently recount their biggest mistakes and deepest fears, reflecting on the formative life events that shaped them into two of the most followed voices in the nation.
In Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered, Karen and Georgia focus on the importance of self-advocating and valuing personal safety over being ‘nice’ or ‘helpful.’ They delve into their own pasts, true crime stories, and beyond to discuss meaningful cultural and societal issues with fierce empathy and unapologetic frankness.
My Favorite Murder is a weekly true crime comedy podcast hosted by comedians Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. The first episode was released in January 2016. The podcast debuted as #25 on the iTunes podcast charts and peaked at #3 on April 27, 2018. Weekly episodes regularly land within iTunes' Top 10 Comedy Podcast chart. The podcast has 19 million monthly downloads.
Praise for the show notes how it normalizes an interest in true crime among listeners who previously considered themselves morbid or odd, discussing the sense of isolation and compartmentalization that often arises in those with outlying but healthy interests. Likewise noted is the predominance of female listeners, which is consistent with data showing true crime fans are predominantly female.
Kilgariff is best known for her work on Mr. Show and Ellen. Her stand up routine includes singing and playing guitar to original comedic songs. She is also known for her podcast Do You Need a Ride (DYNAR) with Chris Fairbanks. Hardstark co-hosted the shows Drinks With Alie and Georgia and Slumber Party with Alie and Georgia.
The show was broadcast on the Feral Audio network until September 2017, when it moved to Midroll Media. On November 28, 2018, Kilgariff and Hardstark introduced their new podcast network Exactly Right. In partnership with Stitcher, the Exactly Right podcast network broadcasts My Favorite Murder as well as Do You Need a Ride, The Purrrcast, The Fall Line, and This Podcast Will Kill You.
Born in San Francisco in 1984, Alex Hawgood is a writer and journalist living in New York City. His first byline, a 100-word piece on skateboards designed by the sculptor Jeff Koons, was published in T: The New York Times Style Magazine in 2006 four months after he graduated from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. In the dozen years since, he has been a journalist for The New York Times covering digital trends, popular culture, youth subcultures, art, travel and L.G.B.T. issues. Last May, the Times published a profile Hawgood wrote on Georgia Hardstark, Karen Kilgariff and the "My Favorite Murder" phenomenon with the headline: Grisly Murders and Serial Killers? Ooh, Tell Me More. His work has also been published in New York/The Cut, Condé Nast Traveler, Departures, The Business of Fashion, Interview and Vogue. He is currently part of the masters of art program at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism with a focus on politics.