Last Updated on November 20, 2023 by BiblioLifestyle
Blood on Their Hands: Murder, Corruption, and the Fall of the Murdaugh Dynasty by Mandy Matney and Carolyn Murnick
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There is no shortage of true crime or Alex Murdaugh content, but have you ever wondered about the realities and unseen challenges investigative journalists face as they expose the dark underbelly of power and corruption? In this compelling episode, Mandy Matney joins us on the couch to talk about her book “Blood on Their Hands: Murder, Corruption, and the Fall of the Murdaugh Dynasty.”
In this episode, Mandy shares the challenges she faced as a young journalist, starting a podcast, and dealing with harassment, sexism, personal attacks, and threats to her safety, which really took a toll on her mental health.
We also discuss Alex Murdaugh’s team’s motion for a completely new trial, why the upcoming financial trial is incredibly important, and why we should pay attention. We also touch on the Stephen Smith investigation, the sons of Gloria Satterfield, the upcoming jail release of Bowen Turner, and how the South Carolina justice system is failing victims. Tune in for an episode that is not just a tale of crime and corruption but of personal experiences and hard-hitting investigative journalism, also a testament to resilience and the relentless pursuit of justice.
ABOUT MANDY MATNEY
Mandy Matney is an award-winning journalist originally from Shawnee, Kansas who has worked for newspapers in Missouri, Illinois, and South Carolina before launching Luna Shark Productions and chart topping podcasts, Murdaugh Murders Podcast, True Sunlight & Cup of Justice.
Mandy’s deep relationships with those at the heart of a story, especially victims, provide her unmatched insight. Mandy’s reporting uses a victim-first approach to journalism that is not only the right thing to do, but it is what her audiences crave.
Mandy’s first podcast sparked a global analysis of the “Good Ole Boy System” in South Carolina, the different set of rules for the privileged, laid bare. Mandy’s approach exposed a system that illuminates the substantially different applications of justice for families without connections to the highest reaches of power.
Throughout her career, Mandy sought to expose the truth, wherever it leads. Mandy believes in journalism that is honest, focuses on justice for victims, and holds power to account.
Mandy is a KU grad with deep roots in the Sunflower State, but currently lives on Hilton Head Island with her husband David and pups where she enjoys beach life.