A Very Fatal Murder

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Publisher:
The Onion

A Very Fatal Murder

5.0/5

Critic Rating

A Very Fatal Murder sends Onion Public Radio (OPR) correspondent David Pascall from New York City to the sleepy town of Bluff Springs, Nebraska to investigate the mysterious death of a 17-year-old girl, Hayley Price. Hayley was a popular, smart animal lover, with a bright future ahead of her. Everyone in town knew her name, and now everyone in town is a suspect. Join David as he works to understand why the initial investigation of Hayley’s death failed, and how a very inquisitive and Pulitzer-hungry podcast host might shed new light on the case.


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Andrzej Lukowski • Timeout.com Apr 11, 2022

"It only ran for one series, but ‘A Very Fatal Murder’ is a pin-sharp parody of ‘Serial’ et al that should enliven even the most tedious journey, regardless of whether you personally are into true crime. …"

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Score: 5

Emma Dibdin • New York Times Jun 22, 2020

"Early in the first episode of this scripted mockumentary from The Onion, there’s a skit that perfectly captures how the show skewers true-crime podcasting. “A Very Fatal Murder” delivers snappy 15-minute bursts of true-crime satire, complete with incongruously chirpy ads for fake meal-delivery services that interrupt the gruesome murder investigation."

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Score: 5

Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian Feb 11, 2018

"This had me hooting from the beginning. It’s a proper tonic. And… free! …"

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