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Episode 1 - A Perfect Murder

The abundance and popularity of true-crime podcasts meant the time had come (and gone, and come again) for a really hard look in the mirror. The Onion and Onion Public Radio bravely rose to the challenge!

2018 / Katy Yeiser / Fran Hoepfner / Ryan Natoli / David Sidorov / Onion Public Radio, USA

The abundance and popularity of true-crime podcasts meant the time had come (and gone, and come again) for a really hard look in the mirror. The Onion and Onion Public Radio bravely rose to the challenge!

In Episode 1 of A Very Fatal Murder , “longtime reporter” David Pascall, searches for the perfect murder, one that comments on the fabric of America in the 21st century, is engrossing and mysterious, and is surely poised to win major awards. He finds just what he’s looking for in Bluff Springs, Nebraska, a town that is reeling from the death of 17-year-old Hayley Price – debate champion, prom queen, and doting girlfriend.

Episode 1 - A Perfect Murder was made by Katy Yeiser (creator), Ryan Natoli (director), Fran Hoepfner (assistant director), Bryan Petcoff (producer), Sam Dunnewold (editor), Ryan Staples (editor), Jen Jackson (lead writer), Louisa Kellogg (lead writer), Matt Crowley (writer), Marnie Shure (writer), and Jeremy Levick (writer) and David Sidorov (voice of "David Pascall"/ writer).


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Katy Yeiser

Katy Yeiser (@KatyYeiser) is a writer and director who started working at The Onion in 2012 before following her dreams of becoming a full-time drifter in 2018.

David Sidorov

David Sidorov (@DavidSidorov) was formerly a senior writer for The Onion 's video department and is currently a field producer/director on The Rundown with Robin Thede on BET.


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