“The Girlfriends” is a true crime podcast produced by iHeart and Novel in collaboration with NO MORE, a global nonprofit dedicated to ending domestic and sexual violence. The podcast tells the true story of a group of women who came together to bring a murderer to justice, highlighting how women unite to protect each other when the system fails them. The series is hosted by Carole Fisher, one of the girlfriends involved in the case.
Set in 1995, the story revolves around Carole Fisher, a high-flying divorcee looking for love in Las Vegas. The podcast follows Carole as she uncovers the truth about Gail Katz’s death, the systems that failed her, and the group of girlfriends that brought her justice. The nine-part series delves into the world of medicine, hidden secrets, and unsolved mysteries as Carole and a unique support group of Bob Bierenbaum’s former girlfriends explore the dark tale of Bob’s missing ex-wife, Gail Katz. The podcast presents a raw, honest portrayal of camaraderie and women standing up for justice.
The series has been praised for its intriguing subject matter and production approach, with Carole Fisher being described as a great host who is funny, deliberate, and clear. The podcast also features a haunting theme tune and uses music and sound production to enhance storytelling. You can listen to “The Girlfriends” on iHeartPodcasts and other major podcast platforms.
If you see, hear, or suspect someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911(US) & 999(UK).
Domestic Violence Resources
There are several resources available for individuals dealing with domestic violence.
Some of these resources include:
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: This hotline provides 24/7 confidential support and can be reached at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or through their website.
- Local domestic violence shelters and programs: These organizations offer various services such as emergency shelter, counseling, and legal advocacy. You can find a local shelter or program through websites like https://DomesticShelters.org
- Counseling and advocacy services: Connections for Abused Women and their Children (CAWC) and WINGS Program provide counseling, advocacy, and shelter for adults and children affected by domestic violence.