Is there anything more relaxing then True Crime? No? Just me then? Figures.
These True Crime podcasts warm my heart and take a deep dive into my psychological brain, showcasing everything from serial killers to solving ongoing cold cases, there’s a group for everyone. Much like the cafeteria lunch tables clicks, these podcasts will help you find your people.
The only difference is that you can subscribe to them all, binge every hour of every day, and find yourself huddled in your dark bedroom rocking back and forth wrapped in a blanket hoodie.
My Favorite Murder is the hit true crime comedy podcast hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. Since its inception in early 2016, the show has broken download records and sparked an enthusiastic, interactive “Murderino” fan base who came out in droves this spring for the sold-out nationwide tour.
A top 10 regular on iTunes’ comedy podcast chart, My Favorite Murder has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, The Atlantic, Nylon and Rolling Stone magazine.
Serial investigative journalism from APM Reports, with host Madeleine Baran and a team of reporters. Season 1 looked at the abduction of Jacob Wetterling in rural Minnesota and the accountability of sheriffs in solving crime. Season 2 examined the case of Curtis Flowers, who was tried six times for the same crime.
Take a gruesome trip through history with chilling campfire stories of true crime. It’s a unique blending of narrative nonfiction storytelling with investigative journalism, a deep dive into the lives of victims…and killers.
And how they made history.
Host David Ridgen joins victims’ family members as they investigate cold cases, tracking down leads, speaking to suspects and searching for answers.
Casefile is an award-winning true-crime podcast that presents unforgettable stories in a professionally produced audio format. What started in 2016 as a one-person side project has grown to include an entire team based across multiple continents.
Our episodes delve deep into the circumstances, investigations and trials of both solved and unsolved cases from all over the world. Casefile has hundreds of millions of downloads and consistently ranks highly across podcasting charts.
Discover why everyone from Rolling Stone to Time magazine is calling it a must-listen experience.
Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories is a podcast drama with a modern twist on old time radio that delves into the mystery of true cold cases and unsolved murders.
With the help of an ensemble cast, follow our hosts as they take you on an entertaining journey through the crime scene, the investigation and attempt to solve the case. With many surprising plot twists, it’s important you start listening from the first episode of a cold case.
New episodes are released every Tuesday.
Criminal is an award-winning podcast about true crime. Stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle.
Criminal launched January of 2014, and new episodes come out twice a month, always on Fridays.
Criminal is one of the most popular podcasts in the world, and has been featured in “Best of” lists in Time, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, USA Today, and Wired.
We travel around the country to interview people, and sometimes take the show on the road to tell stories live.
The Generation Why Podcast released its first episode in 2012 and pioneered the true crime genre in the podcasting world. Two friends, Aaron & Justin, break down theories and give their opinions on unsolved murders, controversies, mysteries and conspiracies.
You are obsessed with all things crime-related. It started out as a general interest but now you have this true-crime-shaped-hole in your life that no amount of radio segments, podcasts, or documentaries can fill. And the more true crime media you consume the more you crave it.
You’re the one at the gym looking inconspicuous running to stories about murder instead of music like a normal human. You’re the one telling your friends “fun facts” about the most notorious murder that took place in the city you’re visiting when all they want to talk about is where they’re getting dinner. You don’t read anymore because you’ve already consumed all the good mystery books and freaking Gillian Flynn is just living her life and not thinking about your needs! (Sorry Gillian, I miss you.)
You do a thorough internet search on all potential friends and or lovers and get a little bummed out when you don’t find anything juicy. And you’re pretty sure you missed your true life’s calling to be a detective.
Yep, you are a Crime Junkie!
Retired Cold Case Investigator Paul Holes and Investigative Journalist Billy Jensen dig deep into unsolved murders, unidentified remains and missing persons cases. Each week listeners ride shotgun as Holes and Jensen attempt to solve the crime using a variety of methods, from old-fashioned detective work to advanced technologies including familial DNA searches, social media geotargeting, and maybe most important—the skills of their listeners who send in tips and theories, becoming active members of The Murder Squad.
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