9 episodes

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.”

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    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 972 Ratings

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

    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.

    • 52 min
    Bonus Episode with Dr Ramani

    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.

    • 51 min
    Part 6: Save The Cat

    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.

    • 51 min
    Part 5: A Special Place in Hell

    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.

    • 52 min
    Part 4: A Back and Forth Thing

    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.

    • 51 min
    Part 3: #soinviteme

    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.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
972 Ratings

972 Ratings

TShaneRogers ,

Tragic and fascinating

What a sad, engrossing narrative. Nice work.

Bij1205 ,

Engrossing

Well researched, riveting and heartbreaking.

Three deeply flawed individuals, the culmination of each’s actions leading to immense tragedy. Jennair is a murderer, no doubt but Mark is equally culpable. His cowardly, despicable actions led to Jennair’s horrific crime.

Maybe it’s easier to judge looking from the outside in, but why either of these women wanted this man is beyond me. He was incapable of making a decision and in my opinion led both of them on to satisfy some sick need.

Also, a “promise ring”?? He gave/was going to give Meredith a promise ring, like he was in high school. Pathetic = Mark’s treatment of both these women.

LoveNLuck ,

Interesting, but...

All of the people in this story are unlikable, so I'm not sure why they deserve an entire podcast devoted to them.

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