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Amazon Buys Exclusive Rights to ‘My Favorite Murder’ Podcast

  • Amazon will handle ads, distribution for popular crime show
  • Amazon, Wondery to get a one-week headstart on new episodes
Karen Kilgariff, Patton Oswalt and Georgia Hardstark speak onstage at the 2019 Clusterfest in San Francisco in 2019. 

Karen Kilgariff, Patton Oswalt and Georgia Hardstark speak onstage at the 2019 Clusterfest in San Francisco in 2019. 

Photographer: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/Clusterfest/Getty Images

Amazon.com Inc. said it’s buying exclusive advertising and distribution rights to popular true crime podcast “My Favorite Murder,” as well as other shows from the Exactly Right Media network as it seeks to bulk up its audio advertising business.

“My Favorite Murder” was ranked No. 4 globally last week, according to Chartable. Comedians Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark started the show in 2016 and capitalized on the surging interest in true crime podcasts. In each episode, they talk about a murder or another true crime story. The company also distributes shows such as “The Murder Squad,” “Lady to Lady” and “This Podcast Will Kill You.”