The Best Podcasts for People Who Love True Crime

posted: 01/19/18
by: Amanda Mushro

If shows about crime stories and cold cases keep you up at night--mainly because you can't stop watching, you're officially a true crime fan. So why not take your love of true crime to the world of podcasts because that is where you'll find amazing storytellers, incredible investigations, and tales of crime and punishment.

If you are new to the world of podcasts, true crime lovers will all agree, plug in your headphones and start with Serial, which investigates the 1999 murder of a Baltimore teen and conviction of her ex-boyfriend in a gripping series that is full of twists and turns. Then move on to a few of these true crime favorites.

  • My Favorite Murder- The perfect combination of true crime, humor, and snark, My Favorite Murder is the hit podcast that every true crime fan needs in their podcast library. Hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark discuss everything from infamous murders, serial killers, and hometown stories from listeners. The podcast started in 2016, so even if you are new to the series, you'll have plenty of episodes to keep you laughing, a little scared, and loving all things true crime.

via My Favorite Murderer

  • In the Dark- This podcast centers around the abduction of Jacob Wetterling in the 1980's from a small town in rural Minnesota. While the investigation took over 27 years, and reporter Madeleine Baran reveals how law enforcement mishandled one of the most notorious child abductions in the country and how those failures fueled national anxiety about stranger danger, led to the nation's sex-offender registries and raise questions about crime-solving accountability

via In the Dark Podcast

  • Dirty John- Reported and hosted by Christopher Goffard from the L.A. Times, Dirty John examines the relationship between a couple that quickly turns into a story of complex web of lies, deception, forgiveness, denial, and ultimately, survival. This is a podcast you won't be able to turn off.

via LA Times

  • Criminal- Perfect bite-sized stories of true crime that are perfect for a quick commute or a break from your day. Host Phoebe Judge expertly tells each story of crime and punishment.

via Criminal

  • Missing- This podcast is hosted by bestselling crime writer Tim Weaver and each episode investigates the world of missing people - who disappears, why they disappear, the pressures of life on the run, and who tracks them down. With interviews with leading experts from the worlds of investigation, surveillance, data, forensics, psychology, and technology, each episode will keep you wanting more.