A list of documentaries and podcasts on the case – InsuranceNewsNet

A list of documentaries and podcasts on the case – InsuranceNewsNet


It’s been a little more than a year since attorney Alex Murdaugh called 911 to his family’s home in Hampton County, South Carolina, to report that his wife, Margaret “Maggie” Murdaugh, 52, and son Paul, 22, had been shot multiple times and left dead in the yard.

On July 14 , Murdaugh was formally indicted for those murders.

But there’s much more to the Murdaugh story.

In addition to the murders of Maggie and Paul, the powerful Murdaugh family has been connected to three other mysterious deaths in that part of South Carolina:

—The death of the Murdaughs’ housekeeper, Gloria Satterfield.

—The death of Mallory Beach in a boating accident, with Paul Murdaugh in control of the boat.

—The death of Stephen Smith, found dead in the middle of a highway with blunt force trauma to his head. (Smith’s death has long been rumored in Hampton County to be connected to the Murdaughs, but there have been no charges.)

Last summer, not long after his wife and son were murdered, Alex Murdaugh resigned from his prestigious law firm, claimed to have been shot in the head while changing a tire, checked into rehab and was arrested for insurance fraud.

The sordid saga quickly gained national attention and became the subject of true-crime documentaries and podcasts.

If you haven’t already taken a deep dive into the Murdaugh case, here’s a roundup of TV docuseries and specials available to stream (or coming soon) and a list of podcasts on the case.

Documentaries and TV specials about Murdaugh case

Murdaugh Murders: Deadly Dynasty (Investigation Discovery / Discovery+)”— This three-part series premiered on Investigation Discovery in June. The first part focuses mostly on the boat crash that claimed the life of Mallory Beach. Part 2 goes into the murders of Maggie and Paul Murdaugh, and the final part traces the mounting legal troubles of Alex Murdaugh. The series claims to have never-before-seen video related to the boat crash.

Watch now: You can watch on the Discovery+ streaming service or on the Investigation Discovery website, investigationdiscovery.com (you’ll need to log in with your cable or streaming service username and password). If you have Hulu Live TV (not the same as regular Hulu), you can also watch there.

Alex Murdaugh: Death. Deception. Power.” (Oxygen) — Released in December, this 90-minute documentary special, hosted by Troy Roberts, looks into the boat crash, the murders, the insurance fraud and more.

Watch now: You can watch this on the Oxygen website ( oxygen.com ) or on the NBC website ( nbc.com ). In each case you’ll need to log in through your cable/satellite/streaming provider. You can also watch through Hulu Live TV.

“Dateline: Murdaugh: Power, Privilege & Scandal” (NBC) — The Oct. 29, 2021, episode of “Dateline” tackled the Murdaugh case, but also looked at the disappearance of Kristin Smart.

Watch now: You’ll be looking for Season 30, Episode 6 and you can watch on NBC.com or on the NBC app (log in with your TV provider ID & password). You can also watch on the Peacock streaming service.

“20/20: The House of Murdaugh” (ABC) — The ABC News magazine documented the developing Murdaugh story for a Jan. 14 episode.

Watch now: You’re looking for Season 44, Episode 11 and you can watch it on Hulu (search for Murdaugh or for the “20/20” page). You can also watch on the ABC.com website, but you’ll have to log in with your TV provider info.

Murdaugh TV/streaming projects in the works

“Murdaugh Family Mysteries” — A multipart documentary series about the case is in the works for HBO Max. No release date has been announced.

“Murdaugh Murders” — Deadline reported in April that the “Murdaugh Murders” podcast by FITS News reporter Mandy Matney is being adapted into a scripted dramatic series that “aims to be the definitive account of Alex Murdaugh’s stranger-than-fiction family drama.”

Podcasts about the Murdaugh family murders

Find the following podcasts through Apple, Stitcher, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.

“The Murdaugh Murders” — This podcast by FITS News reporter Mandy Matney is the most popular Murdaugh podcast, with more than 50 episodes currently available to download or stream.

“The Murdaugh Family Murders: The Impact of Influence” — This podcast is from Matt Harris and Seton Tucker, and has more than 65 episodes available to date.

“The Murdaugh Murders, Money and Mystery: Unsolved South Carolina” — This podcast, produced by WCIV ABC News 4 in Charleston, looks at cold cases and true crime stories in South Carolina.





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