When Jennair Gerardot suspects her husband, Mark, is having an affair with his dynamic and beautiful boss, Jennair begins secretly recording the new lovers. When Mark’s lies and deceit become too much to bear, Jennair begins recording herself as well, and then… she writes a suicide letter outlining a monstrous plan for vengeance.
This cautionary tale is told through Jennair’s actual recordings, and with insight from esteemed clinical psychologist Dr. Ramani Durvasula, who helps unravel this true story of what can happen when powerful emotions like desire, betrayal and revenge take root in someone’s soul.
Hosted and reported by Barbara Schroeder, writer/director of Netflix’s “Evil Genius.”
Bonus Episode with Dr Ramani and Mark Gerardot
For the first time, Dr. Ramani Durvasula and Mark Gerardot meet in person. Mark asks Dr. Ramani why she used the word narcissist to describe him, and then Dr. Ramani has some questions for Mark. And finally, Dr. Ramani reveals the most important psychological tool that would have helped all involved in this tragedy.
Bonus Episode with Dr Ramani
Dr. Ramani is in studio to answer questions from listeners, she shares her thoughts about the term “healthy narcissism” and then reveals the key component you need in order to have great relationships.
Part 6: Save The Cat
Dr. Ramini reveals who is really to blame for this tragedy, and speaks to the role mental health played. Mark Gerardot faces accusations from Jennair’s letter. Meredith’s legacy is treasured by friends and family. And the cat Jennair left behind…gets a final farewell.
Part 5: A Special Place in Hell
Jennair confronts Meredith, whispering an alarming caution to her “rival”. Then, Jennair gears up for revenge. An unsuspecting Meredith is ambushed. Jennair sends Mark 4 last texts, before ending her own life. Jennair’s suicide letter contains a gruesome dying wish.
Part 4: A Back and Forth Thing
Jennair is now also recording her own conversations with Mark, capturing an almost unbelievable soundtrack of a marriage falling apart. When Mark still won’t confess all to Jennair, she ends up on top of a building, camera in hand, as she records a suicide attempt.
Part 3: #soinviteme
Who is Meredith Sullivan Chapman? Mark Gerardo is enchanted by his new boss, but doesn’t want to lose his wife. Jennair enlists an unlikely co-conspirator to catch Mark and Meredith in the act, and unveils her secret recordings.
It was really good to binge on and makes you think about everyone involved playing a part. It is really sad that she couldn’t get help.
Suicide is mentioned in the description but I believe it is far too fleeting. I love true crime and have quite a thick skin but this was heavy. The podcast starts with extremely distressing recordings of someone about to take her life and saying goodbye to her loved ones. It felt far too intimate and like I was breaching this woman’s privacy by hearing it. I’m sure the story evolves into the tale of vengeance that is described but I feel it’s quite irresponsibly advertised. It is extremely triggering content and I would strongly caution anyone who has mental health difficulties or knows anyone who has committed suicide against listening to this.
This is a story I hadn’t heard of and was a great binge listen. A truly tragic case, faults on all sides but I don’t think any of them deserved the ending they got. Well put together and well told. Thanks.