The Over My Dead Body podcast is all about a marriage that ends in murder.

Last year, Wondery released a podcast called Dirty John.

As soon as it hit the podcast charts, millions of people became engrossed in the story about a master manipulator and the woman he almost ruined.

The twisted tale of John Meehan and Debra Newell captivated audiences around the world. It has since been turned into a TV series, which dropped on Netflix last week.

And now Wondery is back with the new ‘Dirty John’.

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Hosted by reporter Matt Shaer, Over My Dead Body tells the story of Dan Markel and Wendi Adelson.

Dan and Wendi met in the mid-2000s, when she was a third year law student at the University of Miami and he was a criminal law professor at FSU. To outsiders, they seemed like the perfect couple.

Their 2006 marriage was announced in the New York Times, despite Wendi being a Florida native and Dan originally coming from Canada. The pair went on to have two children together.

When Dan got a new job in Tallahassee, Florida, the young family relocated, even though Wendi was feeling very apprehensive about the move.

That’s when the marriage began to unravel.

Wendi was unhappy in Tallahassee, she was bored, and she felt like she was too far away from her family in Miami.

So, one day in 2012 while Dan was away for work, Wendi packed up her life, took her children, and left.

“Markel reportedly returned home from a business trip to find his family gone, a majority of the contents of the house missing and the paperwork for dissolution of marriage displayed on his bed,” read a warrant for the case.


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Wendi took her kids to her parent’s home in Coral Springs, but later returned to wait out the legal proceedings around the divorce.

The fight over custody soon turned nasty, with the successful lawyers trying to outwit each other in the courts.

On the morning of July 18, 2014, Dan was talking on his phone as he pulled into his garage. He told the person he was talking to he could see someone in his driveway. Within seconds, he was shot in the head.

The 41-year-old later died in hospital.

Police were left to put together the pieces of a twisted tale – involving Wendi’s affluent family, members of the Latin Kings gang, and a custody battle gone horribly wrong.

The case remains unsolved.

Over My Dead Body will dive deep into the case that seems almost too unbelievable to be true.

You can listen to the first three episodes of Over My Dead Body now.

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