Best True Crime podcasts (Updated September 2018; image)
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Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the "if it bleeds, it leads," kind of crime. Something a little more complex. Stories of people who've done wrong, been wronged, and/or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. We are a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at
In the Dark
Reporter Madeleine Baran examines the case of Curtis Flowers, who has been tried six times for the same crime. For 21 years, Flowers has maintained his innocence. He's won appeal after appeal, but every time, the prosecutor just tries the case again. In the Dark is an investigative podcast from APM Reports. Season One focused on the abduction of Jacob Wetterling.
Sword and Scale
The Sword and Scale true-crime podcast is an immersive audio experience covering the dark side of humanity and human nature. Our stories delve into the worst of the worst and include murder, rape, dismemberment and cannibalism. No crime is too brutal and no victim is too pure. The worst monsters are real.
Lifelong fans of true crime stories Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark tell each other their favorite tales of murder and hear hometown crime stories from friends and fans.
Welcome to Crimetown, a series produced by Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier in partnership with Gimlet Media. Each season, we investigate the culture of crime in a different city. In Season 2, Crimetown heads to the heart of the Rust Belt: Detroit, Michigan. From its heyday as Motor City to its rebirth as the Brooklyn of the Midwest, Detroit’s history reflects a series of issues that strike at the heart of American identity: race, poverty, policing, loss of industry, the war on drugs, an ...
Casefile True Crime
Fact is scarier than fiction.
True Crime Garage
Each week Nic & The Captain get in the garage and talk true crime and drink beer.
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.
Serial Killers
Every Monday, Serial Killers takes a psychological and entertaining approach to provide a rare glimpse into the mind, methods and madness of the most notorious serial killers with the hopes of better understanding their psychological profile. With the help of voice actors, we delve deep into their lives and stories. Serial Killers is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.
Up and Vanished
Up and Vanished Season 2 focuses on the disappearance of young mother Kristal Reisinger from a remote mountain town in Colorado. Follow along with host Payne Lindsey, a filmmaker turned amateur investigator, as he travels to Colorado to trace Reisinger’s path. In UAV Season 1, Payne tackles his first cold case story, the long unsolved disappearance of Georgia high school teacher and former pageant queen, Tara Grinstead. The 11-year-old case remains the largest case file in Georgia history. U ...
Host Kelly McEvers takes a story from the news and goes deep. Whether that means digging into the Trump administration's past, the stories behind police shootings caught on video, or visiting a town ravaged by the opioid epidemic, Embedded takes you where the news is happening.
48 Hours
Experience the best in intriguing crime and justice cases that touch on all areas of the human experience, including greed and passion, presented by the award-winning team at CBS News' "48 Hours."
Every week host Dan Zupansky will interview the authors that have written about the most shocking killers of all time.
The Undisclosed podcast investigates wrongful convictions, and the U.S. criminal justice system, by taking a closer look at the perpetration of a crime, its investigation, the trial, and ultimate verdict... and finding new evidence that never made it to court.
THE podcast for the true crime addict. True crime stories are told chapter by chapter - kidnappings, murders, mysterious disappearances, serial killers, celebrity crime and more.
The Serial Killer Podcast (TSK) is the podcast dedicated to exploring the serial killer phenomenon. Who the killers were, what they did and how. The show makes a significant effort into exploring the serial killers' background, especially their childhood and youth. It goes into detail in the killers' development, and describes the murders in graphic detail to give the listener a truthful understanding of who these killers really were and the extent of their criminal behavior. The show is pro ...
True Crime Historian remembers the famous and forgotten scandals, scoundrels, and scourges of the past through newspaper accounts in the golden age of yellow journalism.
Atlanta Monster
From the producers of Up and Vanished and HowStuffWorks, Atlanta Monster aims to tell the true story of one of Atlanta’s darkest secrets, almost 40 years later.
The hit podcast from Investigation Discovery is back with an all-new season of stories from behind the yellow tape. This time, the storyteller is Detective Rod Demery, whose successful career is rivaled only by his dramatic personal life.Panoply Podcast Survey Fall 2017:
Hollywood & Crime
Elizabeth Short was a star-struck young woman whose body was found completely severed at the waist in January 1947 in Los Angeles. She would be forever remembered as the Black Dahlia, and her murder remains one of the most infamous unsolved cases in the world to this day. But few people know that more than a dozen women died in similar circumstances in Los Angeles around the same time. In this ground-breaking serialized docu-drama, host Tracy Pattin investigates these sensational cases, unco ...
Season 2: A soft-hearted prison minister was found killed in her Kentucky apartment, and Newport police zeroed in on an ex-convict she’d counseled. Thirty years later, the conviction is overturned and the case is once again unsolved. The Cincinnati Enquirer investigates: Was William Virgil wrongly convicted for murder? Season 1: When Elizabeth Andes was found murdered in her Ohio apartment in 1978, police and prosecutors decided within hours it was an open-and-shut case. Two juries disagreed ...
Horrible Gamers
We promise we are not as Horrible as you think at video games, well maybe. This is a podcast based on current video game culture and much more. Join us for a whole new experience with gaming, we're not your average gamers we are Horrible Gamers!
Hosts Mike Ferguson and Mike Gibson guide you through the most interesting true crime stories. This is a true crime podcast that spares none of the details and delves into what makes these killers tick. Join us for a good mix of lesser known cases as well as our take on what we call the "Big Timers". We don't take ourselves too seriously but we take true crime very seriously.
The Vanished is a true crime podcast that explores the stories of those who have gone missing. Join host, Marissa Jones, as she explores each case often interviewing the loved ones who are still searching for answers.
The Truth & Justice Podcast is listener driven show, devoted to the pursuit of truth and justice. Host, Bob Ruff, investigates potential wrongful conviction and cold cases using a unique crowdsourcing approach. Bob invites listeners to participate in the investigations, as he breaks down a new case in each season in real time. Truth & Justice is currently on Season 6, where Bob is asking for the help of the Truth & Justice Army to get to the bottom of the murder of Jaime Melgar. Jaime was mu ...
A UK true crime podcast with a comedy twist. 30 somethings Lucy and Emma tell each other true crime stories, whilst injecting a little dark humour along the way. Nominated in the true crime category in the British Podcast Awards 2018. Lucy and Emma pride themselves on being well researched and telling you everything there is to know about the crime in question. So listen, enjoy, and remember, listening to S'laughter doesn't make you a psycho, killing people does.
"Missing Maura Murray" is a true crime podcast about the mysterious disappearance of Maura Murray. Maura was a 21 year old college student in February of 2004 when she inexplicably drove three hours from her dorm in Amherst, Massachusetts to the White Mountains of New Hampshire and vanished. At approximately 7:30pm her car was involved in a single car, non life threatening accident at a hairpin turn on the dark and desolate Route 112. The few witnesses who spoke with police said she denied t ...
Thin Air Podcast
A true-crime podcast dedicated to investigating missing persons cases from around the world.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Breakdown podcast returns with host Bill Rankin. He's covering the murder prosecution of Claud "Tex" McIver, a wealthy and politically connected lawyer in Atlanta who shot his wife in the back. McIver claims it was an accident, and the prosecution has its work cut out for it in trying to prove malice murder. But the defendant took several actions after the shooting that made the community and the cops wonder about his innocence.The AJC's Breakdown podcast i ...
Unresolved is an investigative podcast aimed at telling the stories of unsolved crimes and unfinished lives, putting the focus on the people involved. As you learn more about what happened, you'll learn why the story is now considered unresolved. Hosted by Micheal Whelan.
They Walk Among Us is an award-winning weekly UK true crime podcast covering a broad range of cases from the sinister to the surreal.
Small Town Murder
Two comedians look at a small town, what makes it tick, and a murder that took place there. In depth research, horrible tragedy, and the hosts' comedic spin on the whole thing. New episodes every Thursday!!
From June, 1962 through January, 1964, women in the city of Boston lived in fear of the infamous Strangler. Over those 19 months, he committed 13 known murders-crimes that included vicious sexual assaults and bizarre stagings of the victims' bodies. After the largest police investigation in Massachusetts history, handyman Albert DeSalvo confessed and went to prison. Despite DeSalvo's full confession and imprisonment, authorities would never put him on trial for the actual murders. And more t ...
Each week, the Most Notorious podcast features true-life tales of crime, criminals and tragedies throughout history.Host Erik Rivenes interviews authors and historians who have studied their subjects for years, and the stories are offered with unique insight, detail, and historical accuracy.
Join Jim Clemente (former FBI profiler), Laura Richards (criminal behavioral analyst, former New Scotland Yard) and Lisa Zambetti (Casting director for CBS' Criminal Minds) as they profile behavior from real criminal cases.
Heaven's Gate
In 1997, thirty-nine people took their own lives in an apparent mass suicide. The events captivated the media and had people across the planet asking the same question...‘Why?’ 20 years later, those who lost loved ones and those who still believe - tell their story. Hosted by Glynn Washington of Snap Judgment.
Death in Ice Valley
An unidentified body. Who was she? Why hasn’t she been missed? A BBC World Service and NRK original podcast, investigating a mystery unsolved for almost half a century.
Each week Mike Ferguson and Mike Gibson guide you through the most interesting unsolved true crime stories. This is a true crime podcast that spares none of the details. We tell the stories of the victims, the facts surrounding the cases, and look at all possible suspects. We don't take ourselves too seriously but we take true crime very seriously.
A New Winter
It's the winter of 2000 in a small village in the UK and a family have been brutally murdered in suspicious circumstances. The only evidence is one set of footprints in the snow leading to the murder scene - but nothing leaving it. This is a man's first hand account of what happened in this brutal winter where over 25 people were murdered or had disappeared.
An investigative discovery, uncovering the series of events, circumstances, and state of mind which cause ordinary people to do unthinkable things….
Cold Case Files
Based on the iconic, Emmy-nominated series on A&E, "Cold Case Files" explores some of the most difficult-to-solve murders, which stymied investigators and went cold, sometimes for decades. In fact, one-third of all murders in America remain open. But thanks to dogged investigators and breakthroughs in forensic technology, these cases become part of the rare 1% of cold cases that are ever solved. Hosted by Brooke Gittings ("Convicted" and "Actual Innocence") and featuring the voice of origina ...
A true crime podcast hosted by Robin Warder
Felon True Crime
The underbelly of the land down under.
Every week host Dan Zupansky will interview the authors that have written about the most shocking killers of all time.
The weekly UK True Crime Podcast is the home of UK true crime. We examine lesser known UK cases in depth, talk to true crime authors, review products/shows and interview other experts in the field of UK True Crime to offer you the very best insight and analysis.
Actual Innocence
This podcast is no longer producing new episodes on this channel. We strongly recommend subscribing to the Convicted podcast feed for more stories of injustice. Click here to listen on iTunes or visit our website for a link to the new feed in your favorite podcast app.
Court Junkie
Imagine being wrongfully convicted for a crime you didn’t commit, or imagine your child’s killer is still on the loose even though there’s enough evidence for an arrest. I want to help shine light on the injustices of our judicial system. I delve into court documents, attend trials, and interview those close to the case to help me tell their stories.
All Killa No Filla
Join comedians Rachel Fairburn and Kiri Pritchard - McLean as they explore a shared passion, serial killers. Each episode the pair will talk all things murder and macabre and have a right laugh doing it.
Jill and Dick are a married couple who love to drink beer and discuss true crime. Join them at the quiet end of the bar. Dick will bring along an excellent beer from the region where the crime occurred. He will give us a little beer lesson and review before Jill starts off their true crime discussion. The discussions are well-researched and in depth. Dick is a physician and often shares his medical expertise at Jill's urging.
A Very Fatal Murder sends Onion Public Radio (OPR) correspondent David Pascall from New York City to the sleepy town of Bluff Springs, Nebraska to investigate the mysterious death of a 17-year-old girl, Hayley Price. Hayley was a popular, smart animal lover, with a bright future ahead of her. Everyone in town knew her name, and now everyone in town is a suspect. Join David as he works to understand why the initial investigation of Hayley’s death failed, and how a very inquisitive and Pulitze ...
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Iowa State University golf star Celia Barquin Arozamena was practicing her game alone when she was murdered, allegedly by a homeless man who camped near the golf course. Nancy Grace looks at the murder case against Collin Daniel Richards. Nancy is joined by experts including defense lawyer Ray Giudice, forensics expert Karen Smith, medical exam ...…
Bob explains what happened with the music in today's Follow-Up, and also includes the section of today's episode that listeners couldn't hear due to the music.
In this Follow-Up, Bob and Mike refocus on the Melgar case after covering #FreeEdAtes last week. For this episode, they invite Lizz Rose, Jim and Sandy Melgar's daughter, onto the show to help answer listener questions. #truthandjustice #NBIStudios
There is nothing Richard "Racehorse" Haynes wouldn't do to win a case. He once held a cattle prod against his skin. He cross examined an empty chair on the witness stand. He considered nailing his hand to the jury box. He is widely considered to be one of the most exceptional criminal defense attorneys the country has ever seen. Criminal is a p ...…
Judge Brett Kavanaugh might become a Supreme Court Justice but Dr. Christine Ford has accused him of attacking her in high school in the 80s. How can we decide who is likely telling the truth?
Matt and Stefanie cover two VERY different stories in today's podcast. The first deals with a crazy casino bomb in Lake Tahoe, and the other is an extremely disturbing story of torture, rape, and murder in Japan.
In this episode Lance Reenstierna & Tim Pilleri talk to investigative journalist Maggie Freleng about the plan for the next New Hampshire search. The guys also talk about their upcoming Finding Maura Murray documentary release - due out on October 1st, 2018 on Amazon VOD. Go to and enter promo code MMM for 25% off your first mont ...…
The Isle of Jersey is being terrorized by a masked man. Who is this haunting figure who is lurking in the night? ---- twitter: @apexandabyss instagram: @apexandabyss email: Website: ---- Links: ---- Music: Ma ...…
John and Daryn discuss recent tennis events, and who they'd like to swap bodies with 'Freaky Friday' style. For more information about Revel 2018, click here! Shop for Martinis and Murder merch at Want to join our facebook group? Clink the Link to chat with John, Daryn, and other ...…
September 20, 2018 / Colin reports on the five states that lack hate crimes laws. Episode scoring music by Blue Dot Sessions, Patrick Cortes, and Chris Zabriskie. This episode was sponsored by Boll & Branch and VistaPrint. use promo code UNDISCLOSED for $50 off your first set of sheets. use code UNDISCLOSED. #un ...…
An arrest is made in the case of a tech exec stabbed to death while jogging on a Washington, DC, sidewalk. Nancy Graces looks at the case with experts including victims advocate Marc Klaas, prosecutor Kenya Johnson, lawyer and psychologist Dr. Brian Russell, investigator Sheryl McCollum, and reporter John Lemley. They also discuss the release f ...…
On this week’s episode we talk with Lanie, host of True Crime Fan Club, about the officer involved shooting in Dallas, Texas leading to the death of 26-year-old Botham Jean. We cover updates in the Mollie Tibbets case as well as a surprising murder out of Oregon. Finally, Mike sits down with Tim and Lance, hosts of Crawlspace, Missing Maura Mur ...…
Lawyers make closing arguments in the Stanley Liggins case and Scott Reeder analyzes what the jury knows and doesn't know. SPONSOR: for 25% off, when you keep all 5 items in your box!
In Season 2, Crimetown explores crime and corruption in the heart of the Rust Belt: Detroit, Michigan. Expect stories of police shootings, the drug trade, and political scandal from a city divided by race. Coming October 1st, exclusively on Spotify. To listen for free on Spotify, go to…
Karen and Georgia cover the Kunz Family Murders and the murder of Joan Dawley.
Jerry was a strange kid who had a fascination with women's shoes. Listen to day as the guy talk about him and his crimes.
This week, in Stanford, Montana, a family falls apart around the treatment of an elderly stepfather, until murder seems like the only solution. The crime was just plain vicious, and the perpetrators were some of the last people you'd expect to do such a thing... until you find out a little more about them. Not to mention the criminal justice sy ...…
A new podcast from The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, cutting through the noise to give you insight into the stories that drive the nation. Search 'Please Explain' on iTunes now to subscribe.
Author Jack Kelly joins me to discuss his book, "Heaven's Ditch: God Gold and Murder. He shares some stories of murder and mystery surrounding the great engineering marvel known as the Erie Canal.
The RCP Team (Jim Clemente, Laura Richards and Lisa Zambetti) continue their discussions about Kathleen Peterson’s autopsy examination and report by Dr Radisch and address some of our listeners questions. #HerNameWasKathleenPeterson #TheStaircase This Episode is Sponsored by SIMPLISAFE Please visit…
Jerry and Susan McFalls split their time between two homes that they owned. One was in Littlefield, Arizona and the other was in West Jordan, Utah. Since they were retired, they spent most of the winter months at the Arizona property. On January 11, 2018, Susan texted her daughter-in-law, Meridee, letting her know they were going to be making t ...…
The fate of little Isabel Celis was unknown for 5 years after the 6-year-old disappeared from her bed in Tucson -- until her remains were found in a desert grave last year. With the arrest of a convicted sex offender, the family know has more answers. The family of another murdered Tuscon girl - Maribel Gonzales -- also knows what happened to t ...…
The Fort Worth Missing Trio /// Part 2 /// 242 Part 2 of 2 On December 23rd, 1974, three girls from three different families set out on a shopping trip to purchase Christmas gifts for their friends and family. They piled in the car and drove off to south Fort Worth, Texas. They were supposed to be home by 4pm but they ne ...…
Who killed Jennifer Lewis? Her step-father? A band of dog thieves? Or Stanley Liggins? Defense attorneys explore these possibilities. SPONSOR: for 25% off, when you keep all 5 items in your box!
Phoolan Devi was born and raised in poverty but nevertheless was a precocious and resilient child. At ten years old, she learned her uncle's family had stolen her father's land, and fought back. It would be her first step to becoming Bandit Queen, a warrior for the lower classes.
April 16, 1987. Union City, Tennessee. Four-year old Marlena Childress vanishes from her front yard after her mother, Pamela Bailey, claims she saw a red car driving away from their house. Two months later, Pam confesses that she accidentally killed Marlena and tossed her body into the Obion River. Pam soon recants her confession and claims it ...…
Millions of people worldwide hand over money every week to be in with a chance of winning the lottery. The odds aren't stacked in your favour but you pay anyway. Maybe for a minute, your mind drifts to a place where you’ve won. You imagine what you would do with your millions, what you would buy, family and friends you would treat, how much you ...…
Seven years after Sylviane Lozada disappeared from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, her husband has been charged with her murder. Investigators have not found the mom and wife's body, but they believe they have the evidence to prove she is dead and that Oscar Alberto Lozada killed her. The husband moved from Louisiana to Venezuela, taking his young daug ...…
In her early twenties, April Pitzer found herself on the wrong side of the law. In order to wipe the slate clean, she agreed to become a confidential informant. She had no idea the dangerous world she was entering, and ultimately had to flee Arkansas when her identity was compromised. Years later, she was brought back to testify in a trial whic ...…
The Fort Worth Missing Trio /// Part 1 /// 241 Part 1 of 2 On December 23rd, 1974, three girls from three different families set out on a shopping trip to purchase Christmas gifts for their friends and family. They piled in the car and drove off to south Fort Worth, Texas. They were supposed to be home by 4pm but they ne ...…
When Elizabeth Andes was found bound, stabbed, and strangled in her Ohio apartment in 1978, police and prosecutors decided within hours it was an open-and-shut case. Within days, Bob Young, a 23-year-old football player who’d found his college sweetheart’s lifeless body on their bedroom floor, was charged with her murder. To this day, police an ...…
When Elizabeth Andes was found bound, stabbed, and strangled in her Ohio apartment in 1978, police and prosecutors decided within hours it was an open-and-shut case. Within days, Bob Young, a 23-year-old football player who’d found his college sweetheart’s lifeless body on their bedroom floor, was charged with her murder. To this day, police an ...…
It was an accident. Things got out of hand. That was the testimony of four felons looking for deals... Music by: Sergey Cheremisinov
Heres a preview of a new podcast from Wondery, the people who brought you "Dirty John" and "Business Wars". American Scandal tells the stories of Americas biggest scandals, the who, how and why, to discover what happened, how they changed our country and what lessons we can learn. Subscribe to American Scandal on Apple Podcasts at this link: ht ...…
In the summer of 1996, Bob Duke calls 911 after his wife and young son fall from a high cliff in the Flaming Gorge Reservoir in Green River, Wyoming. Their deaths are ruled an accident, but to investigators, the circumstances look suspicious. Three years later, an informant raises suspicions even further, and say that Bob Duke may be plotting a ...…
Florida sure is a craaazy place! Today's episode covers a plethora of Florida stories you've probably never heard; plus, Stefanie and Matt analyze the deeply disturbing Pulse nightclub shooting.
The third talk from the Whitechapel Society's 'Victims' Conference held at Hanbury Hall on 8 September 2018.Joyce Hampton: The Huguenots: From Victims to
Two months after the season ended, we return to Winona to see what has changed. Turns out, a lot. Curtis Flowers' mother has died. The whole town is talking about the case. Flowers' defense lawyers are including our findings in their legal filings to the Supreme Court. Citizens are trying to file bar complaints against the district attorney, Do ...…
Coming October 2, Felonious Florida is back with new episodes that take you into an even darker side of the Sunshine State. Listen to the Season 2 trailer now and subscribe so you get new episodes as they're released.
Battersea, London 2013. A maths genius with a huge ego struggles to cope with life & rejection, and when his girlfriend leaves him, he looks for someone to blame - with just awful results. Have you enjoyed the podcast and want more? Listen to 19 bonus episodes plus other exclusive content at Want to talk about the sh ...…
A series of fast food restaurant robberies take place in Nashville, Tennessee in 1997. The accused, Paul Dennis Reid, would claim that his early history of brain damage was to blame. Photos from top left (clockwise): Tennessee map, Paul Dennis Reid, Baskin Robbins restaurant, McDonald's restaurant, the Nashville skyline, Captain D's restaurant ...…
September 17, 2018 / Colin explores the issue of jury impeachment by talking to the attorneys of a man given the death penalty because he is gay. Episode scoring music by Blue Dot Sessions, Patrick Cortes, and Chris Zabriskie. This episode was sponsored by Bombas, Calm and Scentbird. and use code: UNDISCLOSED to get 2 ...…
Erik Rivenes, host of the Most Notorious podcast, has spent over two decades compiling a file of historical true crime stories from his native state of Minnesota. This introduction explains the format of the new podcast, "Minnesota's Most Notorious: Where Blood Runs Cold", and some of the kinds of stories he will tell when the first episode deb ...…
A Texas grand jury will be ask to decide if Dallas police officer Amber Guyger should be charged with murder in the shooting death of her upstairs neighbor, Botham Jean. Officer Guyger is already facing a manslaughter charge after admitting she fired the shots that killed the 26-year-old. Benjamin Crump, a civil rights lawyer who represent's Bo ...…
In January 2015, a call of an unconscious female came into the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s office in Palo Alto, California. Deputies responded to a fraternity house on the Stanford campus and found an unresponsive woman who had been sexually assaulted, lying on the ground outside, behind a dumpster. The suspect was a freshman at Stanford, and ...…
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