True crime podcasts have been making waves in the industry, and people love learning the details behind some of the world’s most heinous crimes. These podcasts can feature real-life investigators and allow listeners to dive deeper into these cases, create their own theories, and get an intriguing narrative.
Here are some of our favorite true crime podcasts that will pique your interest and make you want more. Some can be a little dark, so be warned and do a little more research before you deep dive into these podcasts.
The Something Scary Podcast
This true-crime podcast goes beyond the sick and twisted and adds an element of supernatural to the mix. The podcast takes inspiration from real-life events and adds their own spin on the fictional story. This can include ghost, haunted houses, scary woods, and possessed children.
And That’s Why We Drink
Hosted by Christine Schiefer and Em Schulz, this weekly podcast talks about crazy occurrences that make you think there is no way this is real. The podcast can feature murder and paranormal stories and will have you doubting what is real and not accurate. This is a popular podcast too, with over 8- million downloads and counting.
If you love a good conspiracy theory, this is the podcast for you. Hosted by Michelle Shephard, you deep dive into some of the most prominent theories, like Project MKULTRA. This revolves around the CIA and mind control experiments between 1950 and 1960, and some believe it is still going on today.
A private investigator spills all the details from white-collar criminals who love to kill. The podcast is still new, but some of the current episodes feature a con man that is pretending to be Clark Rockefeller and more.
These two British hosts, Hannah and Suruthi, talk about everything like serial killers, creepy hauntings, and more. The podcast has a significant true crime element to it but also has a good comedy element with a lot of great banter too.
Although National Parks might seem like the gem of everyone’s eye that doesn’t mean crime doesn’t happen there. Host Delia D’Ambra describes some horrible and weird events that occur in our National Parks. This can include missing people, to homicides, all which might have you reconsidering your next family camping trip.
Someone Knows Something
Cold case family members are interviewed for this Canadian podcast. The podcast has six seasons and the current season is focusing on the disappearance of Donal Izzett Jr, who has been missing for 25 years. The crime of his disappearance is still being investigated after a weird phone call to his mother, and the show will make you feel like you’re a part of the investigation.
If you like all the gruesome details, this podcast is right up your alley. Hosted by Emily G. Thompson, you get in-depth looks at crimes that include 911 calls, trial testimonies, and interviews from some of the world’s most famous crimes.
Criminology focuses on cold cases that really focus on evidence that could help lead police to crack the case. The details coming from the podcast are unique, and people cannot get enough of it.
The criminal justice system is put under a microscope in this podcast. It looks at true crime and cases where the wrong person was arrested or an accidental murder. The podcast is exciting and will have you wondering about our criminal justice system.
The Murder in my Family
Victims’ family members give their perspective of members that were murdered. The podcast investigates how they are also victims of the crime. It is a compelling podcast, and the host rarely talks throughout it and really lets the family members give their details.
Morning Cup of Murder
This podcast is short and sweet, with episodes less than ten minutes long. Every day you will get a new podcast that talks about murder, abduction, cults, and anything else that can relate to true crime. The stories are interesting and never dull but perfect if you’re on a time crunch.
True Crime podcasts are everywhere and perfect for anyone who loves a good, compelling story and getting more information from such prevalent crimes. These ones are a few of our favorites that will keep you listening for hours.