57 episodes

For nearly 100 years, one family traded influence and held power in the South Carolina lowcountry until a fatal boat crash involving an allegedly intoxicated heir-apparent shed sunlight on a true crime saga like no-other.  Award-winning journalist Mandy Matney of FITSNews.com has been investigating the Murdaugh family since that fateful night in 2019.
The now-infamous Murdaugh family is at the center of a litany of criminal charges for and investigations into fraud, obstruction of justice, the 2021 double homicides of Paul Murdaugh and his mother Maggie, the 2015 murder of young Stephen Smith, the suicide-for-hire plot of family patriarch Alex Murdaugh, and a vast insurance scheme that preyed on the region's most vulnerable citizens.
Matney's podcast, ranked #1 globally in 2021, provides unmatched insight into the horrific deaths, botched investigations and newly-uncovered crimes that are all interconnected.  
Follow along with Matney's reporting in real time from South Carolina as her exclusive sources guide listeners on a journey to expose the truth wherever it leads.
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Murdaugh Murders Podcast Mandy Matney

    • True Crime
    • 4.4 • 24.9K Ratings

For nearly 100 years, one family traded influence and held power in the South Carolina lowcountry until a fatal boat crash involving an allegedly intoxicated heir-apparent shed sunlight on a true crime saga like no-other.  Award-winning journalist Mandy Matney of FITSNews.com has been investigating the Murdaugh family since that fateful night in 2019.
The now-infamous Murdaugh family is at the center of a litany of criminal charges for and investigations into fraud, obstruction of justice, the 2021 double homicides of Paul Murdaugh and his mother Maggie, the 2015 murder of young Stephen Smith, the suicide-for-hire plot of family patriarch Alex Murdaugh, and a vast insurance scheme that preyed on the region's most vulnerable citizens.
Matney's podcast, ranked #1 globally in 2021, provides unmatched insight into the horrific deaths, botched investigations and newly-uncovered crimes that are all interconnected.  
Follow along with Matney's reporting in real time from South Carolina as her exclusive sources guide listeners on a journey to expose the truth wherever it leads.
Listen on any streaming service or visit murdaughmurderspodcast.com to learn more. 

Find us on social media:
https://www.facebook.com/MurdaughPod/ https://www.instagram.com/murdaughmurderspod/

For current & accurate updates: Fitsnews.com or Twitter.com/mandymatney
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    'The Magic Men' - What Happened To The Plylers?

    'The Magic Men' - What Happened To The Plylers?

    The Plyler sisters were just little girls when Alex Murdaugh and Russell Laffitte entered their world. 
    Now, more than 15 years later, they are discovering all the ways these two men (allegedly) secretly enriched themselves off their settlement money. We talk with Alania Plyler about what it was like having Russell Laffitte as her conservator and the betrayal she now feels knowing what he was doing the entire time.
    Plus legal analysis on what duties a conservator is supposed to perform from Eric Bland.

    The Murdaugh Murders Podcast is created by Mandy Matney and Luna Shark Productions. Our Executive Editor is Liz Farrell. Advertising is curated by the talented team at AdLarge Media.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    What Happened To Hakeem Pinckney? Part Two

    What Happened To Hakeem Pinckney? Part Two

    Today we take a deeper dive into how former Hampton County attorney Alex Murdaugh and former Palmetto State Bank CEO Russell Laffitte allegedly defrauded a deceased quadriplegic man — and then tried to cover their tracks.
    We show once again that there is no “bottom” in the world of South Carolina’s good ole boys.
    Also on the episode, Liz Farrel gives you a behind the scenes look at Laffitte’s federal bond hearing and Mandy updates you on Dick Harpootlian’s motion for a gag order in the murder case.

    Plus spirited analysis from Eric Bland and Justin Bamberg.


    The Murdaugh Murders Podcast is created by Mandy Matney and Luna Shark Productions. Our Executive Editor is Liz Farrell. Advertising is curated by the talented team at AdLarge Media.

    Special Event Alert: Plan your next visit to Hilton Head Island, SC near August 13th to experience Beachside Brews, Bourbon & BBQ at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. Visit sipadsavorseaside.com to learn more.

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    • 49 min
    Our Entire System On Trial

    Our Entire System On Trial

    We believe the entire system is on trial here. And it’s time the Attorney General’s office starts understanding that citizens of South Carolina demand transparency and zealous attention to restore public faith.  

    In this episode we take a deep dive into the perplexing prosecution strategies and deliberate defense strategies swirling around the various criminal charges pointed at Alex Murdaugh. 

    Mandy and Liz revisit odd statements made by the Murdaugh camp early in the double homicide investigation and how their original purpose might be making more sense. 

    Plus spirited analysis from Eric Bland and more on Russell Laffitte’s upcoming bond hearing for new federal charges including bank fraud and wire fraud.

    All the while, we are left wondering why Creighton Waters appears to have lost his initial confidence and we search for reasons behind Attorney General Alan Wilson’s absence from the fray. 

    The Murdaugh Murders Podcast is created by Mandy Matney and Luna Shark Productions. Our Executive Editor is Liz Farrell. Advertising is curated by the talented team at AdLarge Media.


    Special Event Alert: Plan your next visit to Hilton Head Island, SC near August 13th to experience Beachside Brews, Bourbon & BBQ at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. Visit sipadsavorseaside.com to learn more.

    Learn more about our friend Luge Hardman's book, Life After Loss by clicking this link: https://amzn.to/3zhfCpz

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Alex Murdaugh Charged With Murder And Denied Bond: What’s next?

    Alex Murdaugh Charged With Murder And Denied Bond: What’s next?

    In the last seven days, we’ve been very busy at the Murdaugh Murders Podcast. 
    Alex Murdaugh was officially charged in the double homicide of Maggie and Paul Murdaugh.  
    Bowen Turner’s probation was revoked. 
    Alex Murdaugh’s bond was denied. 
    And Russell Laffitte was federally indicted. 
    All of these things are a big deal. 
    In this special breaking episode of the Murdaugh Murders Podcast, Mandy and Liz dive into the details of the bond hearing. What does all of this mean for the future of the SC justice system?
    And, you’ll hear clips from a special ceremony honoring Stephen Smith.

    The Murdaugh Murders Podcast is created by Mandy Matney and Luna Shark Productions. Our Executive Editor is Liz Farrell. Advertising is curated by the talented team at AdLarge Media.

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    • 46 min
    Alex Murdaugh To Be Charged With Killing Wife Maggie And Son Paul

    Alex Murdaugh To Be Charged With Killing Wife Maggie And Son Paul

    FITSNews was first to report this week that agents from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) are scheduled to present evidence against Alex Murdaugh in the double homicide of Maggie and Paul Murdaugh this Thursday July 14, 2022. 
    THAT IS A BIG DEAL.
    In this episode, you’ll hear from the journalists who have been covering this story since 2019 — Mandy Matney Will Folks and Liz Farrell explain what this news means, how we were able to report it, and what’s coming next. Could this be a capital murder case? When we will know more details about what happened on June 7, 2021. 

    You’ll also hear from Eric Bland, an expert in South Carolina lawyer misconduct, who explains why there could be a potential conflict of interest for the defense attorneys in this case. While the news this week is huge, this saga is far from over. We still need answers for all of the victims in this case. 

    FITSNews Podcast: https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/fitsnews-week-in-review-fitsnews-4QTC8YXFdar/

    The Murdaugh Murders Podcast is created by Mandy Matney and Luna Shark Productions. Our Executive Editor is Liz Farrell. Advertising is curated by the talented team at AdLarge Media.

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    • 44 min
    "Overkill" : Incoming Call From Alex Murdaugh - Part Four

    "Overkill" : Incoming Call From Alex Murdaugh - Part Four

    Mandy, Liz, and the team dive deeper into the jailhouse phone calls with shocking revelations.
    After listening – and relistening – to hours upon hours of of tapes, we have a better understanding of how Alex’s family sees this tangled web playing out in the media. 
    You'll hear what Alex says, and doesn't say about Maggie and Paul in heart wrenching, but very telling conversations with Buster, John Marvin and Liz Murdaugh.
    Plus an update on Eddie Smith’s arrest, and the money laundering, drug and other charges he faces with alleged co-conspirator Alex Murdaugh.

    The Murdaugh Murders Podcast is created by Mandy Matney and Luna Shark Productions. Our Executive Editor is Liz Farrell. Advertising is curated by the talented team at AdLarge Media.

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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
24.9K Ratings

24.9K Ratings

Hopenonetookthisyet ,

Superb

Awesome. Professional. Research-based. If you don’t like where the evidence takes the show or anything else, leave.

adcrazyruiningit ,

Compassionate quality podcast

Excellent job, Mandy, Liz and David! Keep delivering in-depth investigative reports!

dgarr931 ,

Excellent

Very good job Mandy. Thanks for all the hard work.

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