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Best True Crime podcasts we could find (updated May 2020)
Best True Crime podcasts we could find
Updated May 2020
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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 radiotopia.fm.
 
Serial investigative journalism from APM Reports, with host Madeleine Baran and a team of reporters. In Season 1, we looked at the abduction of Jacob Wetterling in rural Minnesota and the accountability of sheriffs in solving crime. In Season 2, we examined the case of Curtis Flowers, who has been tried six times for the same crime. Now, a special report on how Covid-19 is affecting the Mississippi Delta.
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
Each week Nic and the Captain fire up the true crime garage flying ship fueled with beer, great discussion and listener participation. The garage covers a new case each week from headline news to local real life horror stories. Discussions about Serial killers like Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer and BTK, cold cases like Jonbenet Ramsy, OJ Simpson and the Zodiac, disappearances, missing persons and unsolved mysteries are all on tap along with craft beers from all over the world. If you like to kic ...
 
Up and Vanished is an investigative true crime podcast hosted by Atlanta filmmaker Payne Lindsey. In Season 1, Payne tackles his first cold case story, the 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 and is still unfolding. Season 2 focuses on the disappearance of young mother Kristal Reisinger from a remote mountain town in Colorado. Up and Vanished aims to tell compelli ...
 
Every Monday and Thursday, 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 in-depth research, we delve deep into their lives and stories. Serial Killers is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.
 
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.
 
We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system. Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence. He claimed he was the best in Dallas. If you had back pain, and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away. But soon his patients started to experience complications, and the system failed to protect them. Which begs t ...
 
From the producers of Up and Vanished, Tenderfoot TV and HowStuffWorks present, 'Atlanta Monster.' This true crime podcast tells the story of one of the city’s darkest secrets, The Atlanta Child Murders. Nearly 40 years after these horrific crimes, many questions still remain. Host Payne Lindsey aims to find truth and provide closure, reexamining the disappearance and murder of over 25 African American children and young adults.
 
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 produced and hosted by Thomas W ...
 
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.
 
Lyn and Chris Dawson appear to have the perfect marriage. He's a star footballer and popular high school teacher. She's a devoted wife and mother. They share a beautiful home above Sydney's northern beaches. But when Lyn goes missing, dark secrets are buried. This is no fairytale, but a sordid story of strangely close twin brothers, teenage student lovers, and probable murder. The Australian's Hedley Thomas digs deep into a cold case which has been unsolved for 36 years, uncovering startling ...
 
Season 3: In 1984, a father of three disappeared while working at a mysterious Cincinnati plant. It turned out he’d met a gruesome fate: Pieces of bone, his eyeglasses and walkie-talkie were uncovered inside a vat that reached 1350 degrees Fahrenheit. Two months later, the Fernald Feed Materials Production Center was revealed to have been processing uranium – and polluting the region. The dead man’s children believe their father was murdered because he intended to expose how the plant had be ...
 
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.
 
We all have limits. And some people who are pushed beyond those limits will do unspeakable things. In “Tally,” season One of OVER MY DEAD BODY, Dan and Wendi are two good-looking attorneys whose wedding is featured in the New York Times. But when this “perfect” couple falls apart, it leads to a bad breakup, a worse divorce, and a murder case involving a menagerie of high-priced lawyers and unexpected co-conspirators. Reported by Matthew Shaer and Eric Benson, and hosted by Matthew Shaer. Our ...
 
The Vanished is a true crime podcast that explores the stories of those who have gone missing. The Vanished goes beyond conventional news reports to take a deep dive into the story of a different missing person each week. Host Marissa Jones brings you exclusive interviews with family members, friends, law enforcement and experts. What will The Vanished uncover next?
 
Every day, stories unfold that have no resolution. Unresolved is an investigative and immersive look at those stories, as host Micheal Whelan tries to determine why these stories - unsolved crimes and other unexplained phenomena - have no ending.
 
Based on the iconic, Emmy-nominated series on A&E, this show 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 original Cold C ...
 
Hollywood and Crime is a ground-breaking true crime series about the most infamous murders in Tinseltown history. In The Black Dahlia Serial Killers, host Tracy Pattin investigates the sensational unsolved murder of Elizabeth Short. Known as the Black Dahlia, Short was a star-struck young woman whose body was found completely severed at the waist in January 1947. Many remember her tragic story, yet few know that more than a dozen other women died in similar circumstances around that same tim ...
 
Maura was a 21 year old 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 around 7:30pm her vehicle was involved in a single car, non life threatening accident at a hairpin turn on dark & desolate Route 112. She has not been seen or heard from since. Now two filmmakers set out to find answers on this mystery by diving deep into Maura's life, the region in which she went missing, ...
 
Murder, infidelity, suicide, arson, addiction, religious cults, drug trafficking; this podcast explores the alleged true crime antics and criminal connections of musicians we love like Jerry Lee Lewis, the Rolling Stones, XXXTentacion, Cardi B, the Grateful Dead, Tupac, Biggie, Amy Winehouse, Bob Marley and more. Why? Because real rock stars are more like feral, narcissistic animals than functioning members of society and that is precisely what makes them so damn entertaining. If you love tr ...
 
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: http://bit.ly/2fKf5b2
 
Serial killers. Gangsters. Gunslingers. Victorian-era murderers. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Each week, the Most Notorious podcast features true-life tales of crime, criminals, tragedies and disasters 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.
 
Bob Ruff is currently investigating the double homicide of Fort Worth couple Agnes and Lloyd "Smitty" Courtney. The Truth & Justice Podcast recently wrapped up Season 7 (The Murder of Bill Little), and Season 5 (The Forgotten West Memphis Three). The podcast investigates a new potential wrongful conviction case every season. Bob asks listeners to help with the investigation, in an attempt to prove who actually committed the crimes and free the wrongfully convicted. Truth & Justice is a true ...
 
Money. Romance. Tragedy. Deception. The story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos is an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong. How did the world's youngest self-made female billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye? How did the woman once heralded as "the next Steve Jobs" find herself facing criminal charges -- to which she pleaded not guilty -- and up to 20 years in jail? How did her technology, meant to revolutionize healthcare, potentially put millions of patients a ...
 
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.
 
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 mem ...
 
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Breakdown podcast returns with hosts Bill Rankin and Christian Boone. In our seventh season, we examine the deadly police shooting of Afghanistan war veteran Anthony Hill. Hill was not only unarmed when he was gunned down in March 2015, he was naked. The 26-year-old was struggling with bipolar disorder and was off his medication. But Police Officer Chip Olsen didn’t know that when he responded to a 911 call about a nude man wandering around a metro Atlanta ...
 
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In the late seventies, Studio 54 was the place to be for musicians and celebrities alike. John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen and others all famously hung out at the notorious club where hedonism was part of the venue’s allure. The success of Studio 54 was sudden and massive, resulting in mountains of cash, cocaine, jealous…
 
In the late seventies, Studio 54 was the place to be for musicians and celebrities alike. John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen and others all famously hung out at the notorious club where hedonism was part of the venue’s allure. The success of Studio 54 was sudden and massive, resulting in mountains of cash, cocaine, jealous…
 
Peace be with you, con-gregation! This week Bernard David Jones (The Mayor, Uncorked) is on the pod for this week's scam sermon involving a missionary who will have plenty to talk about at his next confession. Plus, some good old fashioned cut off your hand insurance fraud! Research by Sharilyn Vera. Sources: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/7xjn…
 
This week we are discussing the suspicious death of a doctor’s wife just days after having surgery. Thank you to Haley Gray with HaleyGrayResearch.com for your help with this episode. Thank you to this week’s sponsors! For amazing skin without the toxins, get 15% OFF your FIRST purchase at TrueBotanicals.com/MM. With over 100 million downloads and …
 
This week we are discussing the suspicious death of a doctor’s wife just days after having surgery. Thank you to Haley Gray with HaleyGrayResearch.com for your help with this episode. Thank you to this week’s sponsors! For amazing skin without the toxins, get 15% OFF your FIRST purchase at TrueBotanicals.com/MM. With over 100 million downloads and …
 
Wendi Mae Davidson excelled in school and succeeded in her career, but her personal life was always a mess. Wendi had a habit of either choosing the wrong men or sabotaging her relationships. Unfortunately, her parents enabled her unstable and selfish behavior. After two unplanned pregnancies, Wendi married 24-year old Air Force officer Michael Sev…
 
This week, we check in with a man who we have done two episodes on, but now we check in with the man himself, Lenny Dykstra!! We sit have a chat with Lenny about what he's been up to, since his last arrest, what he thinks about baseball in the age of Covid-19, and exactly what the hell he was thinking when he kept getting arrested! Lenny is honest,…
 
This week, we check in with a man who we have done two episodes on, but now we check in with the man himself, Lenny Dykstra!! We sit have a chat with Lenny about what he's been up to, since his last arrest, what he thinks about baseball in the age of Covid-19, and exactly what the hell he was thinking when he kept getting arrested! Lenny is honest,…
 
May 25, 2020 / The Undisclosed team unpacks the many stories of the State's prime witness, Jay Wilds, and parses out the truth from the lies. They also discover exactly why Jay Wilds ended up with so many different version of events related to the murder of Hae Min Lee. Episode scoring music by Blue Dot Sessions and Chris Zabriskie. This episode wa…
 
In August 2012, what started as a seemingly simple neighborhood dispute ended in a deadly shooting spree. The jury would have to decide if the shooter feared for his life, or committed premeditated murder. Sponsors in this episode:- Caldrea - Get free shipping on orders of $50 or more when you buy online at Caldrea.com. - Hydrant - For 25% off your…
 
The ugly side of college football is revealed as Nancy Grace and her panel look at three high-profile schools and allegations of rape that occurred involving football players. Why were the allegations ignored and how did the victims fight for justice? Joining Nancy Grace today: Wendy Patrick- California prosecutor, author of “Red Flags” James Sheln…
 
The ugly side of college football is revealed as Nancy Grace and her panel look at three high-profile schools and allegations of rape that occurred involving football players. Why were the allegations ignored and how did the victims fight for justice? Joining Nancy Grace today: Wendy Patrick- California prosecutor, author of “Red Flags” James Sheln…
 
This episode is from Empty Frames season 3, episode 1. Subscribe at StitcherPremium.com to hear the next 11 episodes of Empty Frames season 3. The first 2 seasons are available everywhere for free and season 3 will be available everywhere in 6 months. Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/empty-frames/id1339744456 Stitcher: https://…
 
This episode is from Empty Frames season 3, episode 1. Subscribe at StitcherPremium.com to hear the next 11 episodes of Empty Frames season 3. The first 2 seasons are available everywhere for free and season 3 will be available everywhere in 6 months. Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/empty-frames/id1339744456 Stitcher: https://…
 
Ronan has a recommendation for a new podcast to try. It’s 1990. The Berlin Wall just fell. The Soviet Union is on the verge of collapse. And the soundtrack to the revolution is one of the best selling songs of all time, the metal ballad “Wind of Change,” by the Scorpions. Decades later, New Yorker journalist Patrick Radden Keefe heard a rumor: the …
 
In episode 7 of Season 3, we will discuss Tillie Klimek. She was a Polish-American serial killer operating in the Ukrainian village of Chicago; better known as Chicago’s Little Poland Neighborhood. Tillie was born in 1876 and died of a heart attack sitting in prison on November 20, 1936. She had at least 5 victims…possibly more. She would poison th…
 
Florida is not a stranger to violent and shocking crimes. But, one crime in Tampa is still remembered for its brutality, over 30 years later. What caused a meek, mild-mannered man to slaughter an entire family, including an eight and a half-month old fetus, ripped from its mother’s belly? Newton Slawson Check out the Voices for Justice Podcast by S…
 
Laurie Show, a 16-year-old high school student, was murdered in her apartment in 1991 by two teens over a fling with a guy. In this episode, Alysa talks about what led to Laurie’s murder and the unbelievable series of trials that occurred in the aftermath. All sources are located in show notes and any images will be posted on Instagram. Email Alysa…
 
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In the early hours of October 14, 2006, two Deputies arrived at a beautiful home ​in Bonaparte, Iowa. A disturbing 9-1-1 call prompted their visit to the home. Upon entering the house, they were faced with a scene they’re likely never to forget. Every single member of the family who lived there had been slaughtered, except one​. Check us out: Visit…
 
In the early hours of October 14, 2006, two Deputies arrived at a beautiful home ​in Bonaparte, Iowa. A disturbing 9-1-1 call prompted their visit to the home. Upon entering the house, they were faced with a scene they’re likely never to forget. Every single member of the family who lived there had been slaughtered, except one​. Check us out: Visit…
 
In the early hours of October 14, 2006, two Deputies arrived at a beautiful home ​in Bonaparte, Iowa. A disturbing 9-1-1 call prompted their visit to the home. Upon entering the house, they were faced with a scene they’re likely never to forget. Every single member of the family who lived there had been slaughtered, except one​. Check us out: Visit…
 
Billy and Paul look into one of the three men given the nickname "The Freeway Killer." Randy Kraft was caught redhanded with a victim in his car at the time of a drunk driving arrest in May 1983. But the search of his car led to a list of potentially 61 victims. Paul and Billy are joined by former NCIS Investigator Julie Haney who interviewed Kraft…
 
Al Capone Myths Exposed Cam Robinson and Gary Jenkins interview Mario Gomes, Al Capone historian and blogger on www.myalcaponemuseum.com . Mario has made it his mission to expose the various myths that have been perpetrated about Al Capone and his life. Was Al Capone a cocaine fiend? For example, after the modern Al Pacino film, Scarface became a m…
 
Welcome to "Mind Over Murder." In this episode, hosts Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley bring in forensic genealogist Dr. Colleen Fitzpatrick to discuss her work in this new field and her key role in breaking the Phoenix Canal Killer case. This is part 2 of a 2 part episode. Colleen Fitzpatrick bio from her company Identifinders: http://identifinders.…
 
We're back with another installment in our series on The Branch Davidians and David Koresh! Join us this week as Paige takes Mando and Andrea through life inside the compound. Why were tensions so high? What did they do for money? What on earth is a "Berry Pouch"?! Tune in to find out! Also, we have a Patreon! [Insert Air Horn Noises Here] If you'd…
 
Everyone needs a reminder about just how good people can be. On Wondery’s new series The Daily Smile, host Nikki Boyer brings you stories that will make you feel good each weekday morning. With interviews, inspiring clips, and chats with special guests and passionate friends, The Daily Smile takes you on a journey into goodness, gives you all the f…
 
Born in the United Kingdom at the beginning of the 20th century, John George Haigh rebelled against his hyper-religious upbringing and opted for a life of crime. He didn't see the point in earning an honest living when he could con others out of theirs. But Haigh soon realized that he needed a way to swindle people and make sure they stayed silent.…
 
Born in the United Kingdom at the beginning of the 20th century, John George Haigh rebelled against his hyper-religious upbringing and opted for a life of crime. He didn't see the point in earning an honest living when he could con others out of theirs. But Haigh soon realized that he needed a way to swindle people and make sure they stayed silent.…
 
Episode 126 - On the morning of June 18, 1906, on the trail on the west side of the Two-Mile House, a drinking establishment outside Hazelton, B.C., the body of local tough guy, Alex McIntosh, was found. He had been ambushed and shot through the back. A short time later on the trail to the east of the Two-Mile House, the body of a labourer, Max Lec…
 
Episode 126 - On the morning of June 18, 1906, on the trail on the west side of the Two-Mile House, a drinking establishment outside Hazelton, B.C., the body of local tough guy, Alex McIntosh, was found. He had been ambushed and shot through the back. A short time later on the trail to the east of the Two-Mile House, the body of a labourer, Max Lec…
 
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