One of my favorite things to do when I am getting ready in the morning, driving to school, or doing mundane tasks that don’t require a lot of brain power is to listen to podcasts. As you have probably derived from the title of today’s post, my favorite type of podcasts to listen to are true crime podcasts.
Even from an early age, I’ve always been intrigued by a good mystery, while the analytical side of me always wants to know why people behave the way they do. I love to read and watch true crime books and documentaries as well, but podcasts are great for when you’re multitasking. Keep reading for my 15 favorite true crime podcasts!
15 Must Listen True Crime Podcasts:
1. In the Dark
In the Dark is actually the very first true crime podcast that I listened to, so it’s fitting that it’s number one on this list. It’s about Jacob Wetterling, a young boy in rural Minnesota, who disappeared over 27 years ago. There is currently only one season, but season two is apparently in the works and will be about a different case.
If you haven’t listened to Serial yet, it’s an absolute must! The first season of the podcast tells the story of high school student Adnan who was accused and convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend. His case is truly extraordinary and to this day he retains his innocence. I personally think he’s innocent. If you’ve already listened to this podcast, let me know in the comments what you think about it. I didn’t get as into season two as I did season one, but it’s still a very interesting case.
Undisclosed is another podcast that I seriously can’t get enough of. Season one is basically a response to Adnan’s case that was outlined in Serial. If you’re still on the fence after listening to Serial, Undisclosed gives so much more information about his case that you didn’t get to hear in Serial. I’m currently only halfway through season 2, which is about Joey Watkins, but it’s just as good as the first season.
Criminal is an ongoing podcast and I love it because it’s so unique. Each episode is completely different and covers a new story about some sort of criminal activity. She covers everything from murder to identity theft to stalking. Episode 71 is my worst nightmare!
The S-Town podcast is truly remarkable in so many ways. It starts out as what seems like a typical true crime podcast and then takes a very strange turn. I’m going to leave this one vague for those of you who haven’t listened to it yet.
6. Generation Why
Generation Why is another podcast that releases weekly episodes. Each episode is around an hour long and covers a new case. While they cover a variety of cases, I would say that they cover serial murders more than anything else. This podcast is one of my favorites from this list.
7. Someone Knows Something
There are currently two seasons of Someone Knows Something, but they’re both really good. Season one covers the case of Adrian McNaughton, who was only five years old when he disappeared without a trace. Season two covers the disappearance of a young woman named Sheryl Sheppard.
8. The Night Time Podcast
The Night Time Podcast is a Canadian podcast that covers true crime, mysteries, and paranormal cases. New episodes are released twice a month. I tend to skip the paranormal episodes, but the true crime and mystery episodes are really good.
Accused is a true crime podcast that covers the murder of Elizabeth Andes. I found this podcast to be particularly interesting because the crime was committed in Ohio, which is where I live.
10. The Trail Went Cold
The Trail Went Cold is a true crime podcast that covers missing persons and unsolved murders. This podcast alternates between full-length episodes which are typically 40 minutes long, and minisodes that are around 20 minutes long.
Casefile is an Australian-based true crime podcast. While the host does cover stories from all over the world, a lot of the cases are from Australia. I enjoy this podcast because I get to learn about a lot of cases that I’ve never heard of before.
12. Thin Air
Thin Air is a true crime podcast that covers unsolved missing persons cases.
13. The Vanished
The Vanished is another podcast that covers unsolved missing persons cases.
Breakdown is a podcast that covers one case per season. There are currently four seasons, but I’ve only listened to the first two so far. The first two seasons are about individuals who are accused and convicted of murder, though they continue to maintain their innocence.
Stranglers is a podcast covers the investigation of the Boston strangler. I’ve only listened to a few episodes, but so far I think it’s a pretty good podcast.
Do you listen to true crime podcasts? What is your favorite podcast?
Until next time,