Best True Crime podcasts we could find (Updated April 2019)
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Fact is scarier than fiction.
 
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.
 
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True Crime Garage
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Each week Nic & The Captain get in the garage and talk true crime and drink beer.
 
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Sword and Scale
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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.
 
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.
 
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Undisclosed
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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.
 
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Embedded
Monthly
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
True Crime Historian remembers the famous and forgotten scandals, scoundrels, and scourges of the past told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism.
 
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.
 
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Undisclosed
Weekly
 
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 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.
 
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.
 
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Small Town Murder
Weekly
 
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!!
 
"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 ...
 
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Unresolved
Weekly
 
Unresolved is an podcast that tells the stories of unsolved crimes and other mysteries, 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.
 
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Over My Dead Body
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We all have limits. And some people who are pushed beyond those limits will do unspeakable things. In “Tally,” the first season 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. From Wondery, the team that brought you “Dirty John” and “Dr. Death,” ...
 
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 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.
 
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 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.
 
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Cold Case Files
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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 ...
 
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 ...
 
Once Upon a Crime is a true crime podcast that researches the crime, criminals and victims to discover the “why” behind some infamous crimes as well as fascinating lesser known cases. Host, Esther Ludlow presents “the story behind the story” you won’t hear anywhere else. Each month a new true crime topic is covered - kidnappings, mass murders, tragic deaths of musical icons, killer kids and deadly duos and more.
 
A true crime podcast hosted by Robin Warder
 
Every week host Dan Zupansky will interview the true crime 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.
 
The true crime podcast where women aren’t just the victims. Every week, we examine the psychology, motivations, and atrocities of female felons. New episodes come out every Wednesday. Female Criminals is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.
 
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DISGRACELAND
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Murder, infidelity, suicide, arson, overdose, 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, Tay K-47, Tupac Shakur, Mayhem, Amy Winehouse and many 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 true crime and you love music then ...
 
Established in September 2016, Unfound is a missing persons program concentrated on interviewing family, friends, and reporters who are closest to the cases. The focus is on turning up new leads and theories, which the podcast has already accomplished in its short existence.
 
Stories of some of the most heinous, controversial, heartbreaking and thought-provoking true crime cases, told by an Australian living in Canada. New episodes on the 1st and 15th of each month.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Football star Aaron Hernandez went from the bright lights of the Super Bowl to a convicted murderer in a few years. The Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team, best known for its investigation of the sexual abuse scandal inside the Catholic Church, takes a hard look at the crisis facing football through the lens of Aaron Hernandez’s life and terrible crimes. From Wondery, the podcast team that brought you Dr. Death, Spotlight asks: Did a brain badly damaged by football contribute to Hernandez’s viole ...
 
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Dark Topic
Monthly
 
Dark Topic is a True Crime Podcast created to ensure that the people Stay Paranoid.
 
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The Fall Line
Monthly
 
An investigative, narrative, and revealing show focused on the cold cases of Southeastern communities who experience marginalization. Hosted by a professor and licensed therapist, The Fall Line gives a platform to families and victims who have been passed over by mainstream media.
 
Think nothing ever happens in your town? Australia's suburbs are home to some of the most mysterious and disturbing true crime cases in the world.Meshel Laurie is a true crime obsessive. Emily Webb is a true crime author. And together with expert interviews with writers, victims, investigators and perpetrators, they probe the underbelly of our towns and suburbs, and uncover the darkness at the heart of Australian life.
 
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Trace Evidence
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Trace Evidence is a weekly true crime podcast that focuses on unsolved cases, from chilling murders to missing persons. Join host Steven Pacheco as he examines each case, diving deep into the evidence and exploring the theories which revolve around them. For each unsolved case, there are the victims and their families, who want answers and the abductors and murders who hide the truth.For more information please visit: https://www.trace-evidence.comhttps://www.patreon.com/traceevidence Social ...
 
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Court Junkie
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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.
 
Sword and Scale Rewind, hosted by Matt Fondiler and Stefanie Wilder-Taylor, is the aftershow for the popular true-crime podcast Sword and Scale.
 
Erica Kelley is a native Tennessean exploring historical and contemporary true crime in the South. Southern charm is attempted but southern sass is bountiful. Join her as she shows you just how southern fried the justice system can be in the Deep South.
 
A podcast about true crime, pop culture, and other podcasts. True crime authors and real-life couple Rebecca Lavoie and Kevin Flynn hold a pop-culture round table with noir novelist Toby Ball and journalist-turned-investigator Lara Bricker. The panel chats about other podcasts (including 'Serial') as well as journalism, storytelling, TV shows and films, and the special segment, 'Crime of the Week.' Show website: crimewriterson.com. Follow the show on Twitter @crimewriterson. Find us on Faceb ...
 
Crimetown Presents is an investigative anthology podcast series created by Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier. Every season they introduce you to a new serialized story that pushes the boundaries of storytelling, sound design and music.Season Two, The Ballad of Billy Balls*: it’s 1982, and a man bursts into an East Village storefront apartment and shoots punk musician Billy Balls. Author and activist iO Tillett Wright and Crimetown Producer Austin Mitchell unravel a mystery of love and los ...
 
Crawlspace is a true crime podcast from the people behind Missing Maura Murray. Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna continue their deep dives into missing persons cases, murders, robberies, and other mysteries. Current cases: Brianna Maitland's 2004 disappearance, Suitcase Jane Doe from Downingtown, Pennsylvania, Brandon Lawson's 2013 disappearance, the 1918 unsolved murder of William Dean, the wrongful conviction of John Giuca, the Vanishing Men of Boston. Crawlspace's full archive is availab ...
 
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. Unsolved Murd ...
 
We take you behind police lines. Former FBI profiler Jim Clemente & former federal prosecutor Francey Hakes get unparalleled access to law enforcement officers, looking back at their most memorable cases – for better or for worse.
 
Based on the files of the lawyers who freed them, Wrongful Conviction features interviews with men and women who have spent decades in prison for crimes they did not commit – some of them had even been sentenced to death. These are their stories.
 
Killers, Cults and Nutjobs takes a look at the dark side of humainty. Each week, Scotty J and Phill takes a look at a true crime case and try to figure out the minds of those who commit these crimes.
 
The true crime / comedy podcast YOU NEED IN YOUR LIFE. We recap your favorite true crime documentaries with humor, sass, and a well timed garbage bell. Hear our take on "Wild Wild Country," "There's Something Wrong With Aunt Diane," "Jesus Camp" and many more. So many garbage people, so little time.
 
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Out of the Shadows
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Join grassroots investigator from Netflix's docu-series 'The Keepers' Gemma Hoskins and Investigative Podcaster Shane Waters as they further explore Sister Cathy Cesnik's unsolved murder and the coverup of sexual abuse by Catholic priests in Baltimore.
 
Misconduct is a biweekly podcast that discusses the facts and theories of resolved and unresolved crimes, wrongful convictions, and miscarriages of justice.
 
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Welcome to Crawlspace. Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna chat with Josh Hallmark of True Crime Bullshit about serial killer Israel Keyes. Check out True Crime Bullsh*t at http://www.our-americana.com/truecrimebullshit/. Listen here: Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/true-crime-bullsh/id1443666680 Stitcher: https://www.stitcher ...…
 
PLEASE LISTEN TO ‘SEASON 3 - EPISODE 40’ FOR PART ONE OF THIS TWO-PART CASE. One month before the trial was due to take place at the Old Bailey on May 2, 1978, Joyce McKinney and Keith May, now daily fixtures in the tabloids, disappeared. *** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED AS THIS EPISODE CONTAINS ADULT THEMES AND DESCRIPTIONS THAT SOME LISTENERS ...…
 
Who Crucified the Pastor ////// 298 Part 1 of 1 www.TrueCrimeGarage.com August 23rd, 2009 a beloved Pastor was murder inside a small church in Anadarko, Oklahoma. Pastor Carol Daniels was a champion for the helpless and the hopeless. She served God and her community, offering goodwill to all. This was a brutal and horrific crime. The early repo ...…
 
Running from COPS is a new podcast from the team behind Missing Richard Simmons. COPS is the longest-running reality show in history. It’s a show that turned the worst days of people’s lives into a TV spectacle. Dan Taberski tracked those people down...and he uncovered the hidden secrets behind the making of the show. Whatever you’re expecting, ...…
 
On November 29th, 1981, world famous actress, Natalie Wood, was found floating in the ocean, drowned and lost forever. Her death was initially declared an accident, but as new evidence became available over 20 years later, odd aspects of her last night made the police question whether her death was accidental at all. Sponsors! ThirdLove - Go to ...…
 
Who killed Marsha P. Johnson? When the beloved, self-described "street queen" of NY's gay ghetto was found floating in the Hudson River in 1992, the NYPD chalked it up as a suicide and refused to investigate. But Marsha was a lover of life and many who knew her refused to believe she would have taken her own life. Now, a quarter century later, ...…
 
Stansted Mountfitchet is a quiet, pretty Essex village of around 6,000 people 35 miles north of London and close to Stansted airport. Not much happens here. But on a summers evening in July 2015 a brutal double murder rocked the community. In this episode of the UK True Crime Weekly Podcast I look at exactly what happened. And why.…
 
We take a quick look at “Murder Squad.” The concept of the podcast from journalist Billy Jensen and cold case investigator Paul Holes is to not only chat about crimes, but ask listeners to help solve them too. Rebecca has an interview with Jensen, too. Then, we review “Blackout,” which follows a northern NH disc jockey as he attempts to navigat ...…
 
YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... And The Jailer’s Wife’s Betrayal Episode 330 is the exciting story of the Biddle Brothers of Pittsburgh, whose ransack of a humble home turns to homicide, and leads to a line-of-duty death of one of the ...…
 
On April 22, 1974, five people were taken hostage at a Hi-Fi shop in Ogden, Utah, What ensued was one of the worst crimes to ever occur around that area. Hostages were tortured, some made to drink Drano, some were shot and some died. But no one was left unscathed. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss this horrific crime. The perpetrators turned ...…
 
On November 17th, 1978, just before closing time, four young workers at a Burger Chef in Speedway, Indiana were forced out of the restaurant. A small amount of cash was taken and police found the bodies of all four workers a couple of days later. All four had been killed. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss this mysterious case. If this was a r ...…
 
It's the Easter holidays and the sun is out, and I think you can hear in our voices we're more chilled and happy-go-lucky than usual. This episode has Emma telling us the story of a body found in the stables, and Lucy tells us about the man who used HIV as a weapon. Enjoy!
 
Most of us have grown up thinking that Elliot Ness and his famed "Untouchables" were the crimefighters who brought down the notorious Al Capone in Chicago. But instead, it was a group of millionaire businessmen called the "Secret Six" who were the real reason for the Capone Outfit's demise. In his book "Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair: The ...…
 
In June of 1985, residents of the Midland area of South Carolina were frozen in fear. Two girls were kidnapped and murdered and the sadistic man responsible relished in making phone calls to one of the families. This is part two of the case of serial killer Larry Gene Bell, covering the abduction and murder of nine year old Debra May Helmick an ...…
 
Bruce Morcombe and Hetty Johnston have conflicting views on Peter Dutton’s proposed Australian sex offenders register. Which one of them thinks Derryn Hinch is dreaming? Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content. Show notes for Episode 97: Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb With thanks to: Hetty Johnston AM, Foun ...…
 
Judith Williamson vanished in broad daylight on the morning of October 29th, 1963. Although no shortage of witnesses came forward with statements about seeing her the day she disappeared, her case wouldn't be solved for 14 years when a guilty conscience got the better of someone no one suspected. Misconduct is a bi-weekly true crime podcast hos ...…
 
Middle-aged mother of two Susan Fassett was an unlikely victim in a love triangle that ended in her murder. Married to a cop and a member of the church choir, Susan had a reputation as an honest, upstanding person. After her death, the secrets revealed about her life came as a shock to most. The biggest shock of all was that Susan was involved ...…
 
A friendly soccer game on a dusty field in Brazil turns into a horrific act of violence. Resources: Article: A Yellow Card, Then Unfathomable Violence in Brazil by Jere Longman and Taylor Barnes for The New York Times, October 31, 2013 "Football Hooliganism" - a Wikipedia listing of instances of violence at soccer matches. Sponsors: Away Travel ...…
 
CALGARY, ALBERTA - Early in the morning in 2014 police in responded to three separate 911 calls. There had been a stabbing incident at a house in Brentwood, a suburb in the northwest of the city. It only took police a few minutes to arrive, and once they did, the scene that greeted them would be something they would never forget. Learn more abo ...…
 
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