Does My Favorite Murder Inform Listeners' Favorite Media?

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My Favorite Murder (Podcast) -- Influence, Cold cases (Criminal investigation), Murder -- Investigation, Influence (Psychology), Podcasts -- Social aspects -- United States


This paper discusses the media consumption of the My Favorite Murder listener community, a group that is engaged in true crime discourse via books, TV shows, and films related to true crime and recommended by the hosts of the true crime–comedy podcast. Drawing on scholarship of the psychology of podcast listening and cross-media practices, this paper poses the argument that many My Favorite Murder listeners have subconsciously created a similar media repertoire, and that all consumers of media subconsciously create a media repertoire that informs their daily lives. In addition to the scholarship referenced, this paper utilizes a case study approach and a survey on media consumption distributed to listeners in the My Favorite Murder community.


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Paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Writing: Book Publishing.

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