My Favorite Murder on the Guest DJ Project

Written by
Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Harstark with host Eric J Lawrence by Monika Scott (The original image is no longer available, please contact KCRW if you need access to the original image.)

My Favorite Murder is simply one of the best podcasts out there and when an opportunity to have hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark on the Guest DJ Project arose, I jumped at the chance. If you haven’t heard the podcast, just know they are hilarious and turn something super scary and anxiety-inducing into comedy gold.

We rarely do themed Guest DJ Project sets but, of course, we had to ask them about their favorite murder songs and they obliged.

They cover a lot of ground from the obvious (Talking Head’s “Psycho Killer”) to the not-so-obvious (Roberta Flack’s “Killing Me Softly”).

We also asked them to pick a personal track they love — Karen went with some room-rattling bass and Georgia selected some soaring Americana.

We talk about their teenage music tastes, why killers seem to flock to the Pacific Northwest, how Karen makes mix tapes (hint: they include lots of One Direction) AND, of course, a quick Q&A about Elvis the cat (who’s featured in every episode of their show).

There were many uber fans (aka Murderinos) in the audience and we all had a blast. Give it a listen here.

Fun fact: this is easily the most expletive-filled episode we’ve every taped, so beware!

Note:  Pre-sale tickets for their 2018 tour went on sale this morning – the password is MURDERINO (in all caps)


Set list

“Die Die My Darling” – The Misfits
“Psycho Killer” – Talking Heads
“Deep Red Bells” – Neko Case
“Black River Killer” – Blitzen Trapper
“Killing Me Softly” – Roberta Flack
Georgia’s personal pick: “Down Down the Deep River” – Okkervil River
Karen’s personal pick: “Yeah I Said It” – Rihanna

**My Favorite Murder photo by Robin Von Swank