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.
Podcast is excellent
This was done really well, the story unfolding even as you know the eventual conclusion.
I disliked all three parties. Jennair was obviously super insecure and controlling. I imagine this was true even before the affair came to light. Meredith sounded rather helpless, looking to Mark to create this life she envisioned. And then there’s Mark in the center, a milquetoast who frankly couldn’t make a decision to save his life. Conflict averse is an understatement. I also found him quite immature.
He found out his wife put a tracker on his car. He found recording devices stitched in his clothes. He tells Jennair whether he and Meredith are having sex and using condoms! Then he has the audacity to say he would have committed her if he knew she had fake email accounts, etc. Easy to say once the two women are dead. And then writing a book?? Pal-ease! Just get an attorney, serve her with papers for a divorce and move on. He prolonged everyone’s agony.
It was Jennair who pulled the trigger on that gun, but Mark helped to load the bullets.
Couldn’t stop listening
I had heard and read about this story before but this was such a great in-depth perspective. I thoroughly enjoyed every episode. You don’t want to miss this one!
What a tangled web we weave…
Overall, tragic. Just about every episode I had a different opinion, blamed a different person and thought “what if” they (all involved) did something different. I’m the end sad two beautiful lives are lost. I don’t blame Mark but definitely think he, most of all should have done things a lot different.