Remembering Michelle McNamara

Michelle McNamara, founder and editor of, was an early guest on our show. Her passion for writing and true crime reporting was undeniable, and she was incredibly gracious to two aspiring writers who had just ventured into podcasting. Her answers to our questions were thoughtful, insightful, and inspiring.

Sadly, McNamara passed away on April 28 at the age of 46. We thought of no better way to honor her memory and service to the craft of writing and reporting than to remaster our original interview and share it with our listeners. She was a terrific guest, and she will be missed.

It’s like someone who has baseball stats in their head. I just always knew all these of these details about unsolved crimes.
— Michelle McNamara

To learn more about Michelle McNamara’s work, visit Also be sure to read her husband Patton Oswalt’s touching tribute