Often people are defined by their personalities, tastes and interests. Though the general consensus goes by typecasting women with romantic comedies, action is said to be a man’s domain. However, there is one genre that goes for all – murder mysteries. There is thrill, adventure and mystery attached to the genre.
Not to forget, the adrenaline rush that you experience while going through a murder mystery is something that keeps you intrigued. Moreover, what makes a murder mystery even more enthralling is your own assumptions about the killer, your crime-solving techniques to beat the detectives and come up with a conclusion.
Murder mysteries have the ability to keep you hooked, no matter what medium you choose. It will keep you at the edge of your seats and get you biting your nails in anticipation. With real-life stories getting their way into documentaries, feature films, or TV series, the genre is one of the most celebrated ones in recent times.
To cater to the needs of audiences and fulfill the love of crime stories, Payton Moreland along with her husband Garrett Moreland, launched a podcast, Murder With My Husband. The podcast features real crime stories, and the best part is that the couple gets to the bottom of some of the most gruesome and bone-chilling crimes. The husband-wife duo dives into the darkest murder mysteries, and that is what sets the podcast apart from the rest.
Podcasts are as famous as TV series or movies, where listeners feel they are a part of the conversation with the narrator. Murder With My Husband is one of the Top 10 Podcasts of last year, continuously garnering more love and praise from the listeners.
The introduction of the podcast, “A true-crime podcast with a wife who loves it and a husband who hates it,” basically summarises the gist of it. Garrett isn’t wild about true crime in general, so Payton takes the reins in most episodes as she tells stories based on actual criminal cases. Garrett often interjects with questions, and thus, the listeners are not left with any loopholes, and this dynamic totally works.
Murder With My Husband features crimes from abductions to missing people to eventual murders. The couple narrates the entire story. From the lodged complaints to the investigation using pictures and CCTV footage, it seems like you are actually walking through the entire crime. Where the footages are not enough, they take support from real-life pictures, showing their audience the places where bodies are found or the belongings of the victims that are kept as evidence in police investigations.
Some of the cases are extremely eerie. While watching the podcast, you realize that these incidents are not staged, and you can actually experience the real perpetrator’s thought process of committing those crimes. One such case was of Grace Millane, who was murdered in her own hotel room in Auckland, New Zealand. Watching the podcast, we can actually see the CCTV footage of the murderer entering the hotel, leaving the premises, going shopping for cleaning supplies and a bag for disposing of the body. The killer then re-enters the hotel and leaves with the body. It gives you the chills, and you feel for the young victim.
Other intriguing cases the couple has shared on the podcast include the Longo Family case in which Christian Longo murdered his wife and their three little kids. He later flew to Mexico, where he lived a lavish life under a different name and identity. These are just a few examples, there are many more similar cases.
However, the most challenging part of crime podcasts is not revealing the culprit from the start, building up your suspense and this is what Murder With My Husband does well. They do not reveal any such detail that will reveal the mystery and take you through the crime step by step. The questions or the comments from Garrett Moreland throughout keep the podcast engaging, relaying the listeners’ thinking process out loud.
If you are a fan of murder mysteries or are interested to know about real-life crimes, then Murder With My Husband is the podcast for you. The stories are narrated in a humane yet factual manner and will keep you thrilled till the end.