Over My Dead Body Investigative, Wondery

Hosted By: Robert Moor, Matthew Shaer & Matt Baglio (one host per series)
Produced By: Wondery

Over My Dead Body is an anthology series that takes an inside look at what happens when people are pushed to their limits, causing them to do unspeakable things.

Over My Dead Body Podcast Hosts:

Robert Moor is an award-winning journalist and essayist. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, On Trails: An Exploration. He has written for New York Magazine, The New York Times, GQ, and Harper’s, among other publications.

Matthew Shaer is a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine, an Emerson Fellow at New America, and a co-founder of the podcast studio Campside Media. Together with Eric Benson, he created the 9-part podcast Suspect, which debuts in late August. Shaer lives in Atlanta with his family.

Matt Baglio is the author of the New York Times bestselling books The Rite: The Making of A Modern Exorcist. Baglio’s most recent non-fiction book, The Moscow Rules, co-authored with Tony and Jonna Mendez was described by thew York Times as “Devilishly fun.” A tenacious researcher, Baglio strives to inhabit the worlds he documents.

Praise from Listeners*:

  • Engaging Narrators: The hosts of Over My Dead Body bring the stories to life with their compelling voices and empathetic delivery, drawing listeners into the emotional journey of the individuals involved in the cases.
  • Human Connection: Over My Dead Body humanizes the individuals at the heart of the stories, allowing listeners to empathize with their struggles, motivations, and the complex dynamics that shaped their lives, fostering a deeper emotional connection.
  • Thought-Provoking Themes: Beyond the captivating crime narratives, Over My Dead Body explores profound themes such as love, betrayal, obsession, and justice, prompting listeners to reflect on the intricate complexities of the human experience.
  • Addictive and Binge-Worthy: The podcast’s gripping and addictive nature often compels listeners to binge-listen, eagerly consuming episode after episode, unable to resist the allure of the unfolding stories.

Criticisms from Listeners*:

  • Pacing Issues: A few individuals have expressed concerns about the pacing of certain episodes or seasons, noting that certain parts of the podcast may feel slow or drag on.
  • Lack of Objectivity: Some listeners have pointed out a perceived lack of objectivity in the storytelling, arguing that the podcast may at times present a biased or one-sided perspective, potentially influencing the listener’s understanding of the cases.
  • Overemphasis on Drama: A small segment of the audience has criticized Over My Dead Body for potentially prioritizing dramatic storytelling over factual accuracy, suggesting that certain elements may be exaggerated or sensationalized for entertainment purposes.

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