A Very Fatal Murder
Publisher: The Onion
Critic Rating: 5.0/5
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.
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."
Miranda Sawyer - The Guardian - Feb 11, 2018
"This had me hooting from the beginning. It’s a proper tonic. And… free! …"