We all have a mini Sherlock Holmes inside of us trying to solve some sort of mystery, whether you’re trying to figure out who stole your chocolate out of the freezer or what happened to the Zodiac Killer, this little obsession that some of us entertain has a quick fix and it’s called a “true-crime podcast”.
Finding a True Crime Podcast that will fulfill all of your mystery needs might be harder than you thought, as there are quite a few options out there for you to choose from. So, we’ve decided to share our Top 15 True Crime Podcasts with you to help get you started!
Do you trust your Doctor? Well, Dr. Death is also known as Doctor Christopher Duntsch “the best” neurosurgeon from Dallas. Dr. Dunsch has a small fetish of doing back surgery, helping his patients get rid of their back pain some in a less conventional way. Host Laura Beil discusses the horrors of misdiagnoses and a surgeon who has absolutely no idea what he’s doing.
Listen here: Dr. Death
Serial is one of the most well-known podcasts out there. Season 1 was released back in October 2014 and since then has sent shockwaves across the nation with their investigations. Host, Sarah Koenig, follows one story at a time and devotes an entire season to it. Each season is filled with plot twists and turns as well as quite a few characters that help guide the story. You won’t be able to guess the end till you get there.
Listen here: Serial
Jensen & Holes: The Murder Squad
Retired Cold Case Investigator Paul Holes and Investigative Journalist Billy Jensen make a perfect crime-solving team. Each week they take listeners on a trip as they try to find more information about unsolved murders, unidentified remains, and missing person cases. They use any method they can get their hands on, anything from old-fashioned detective work to the latest technology and most importantly their Murder Squad (Listeners sending them tips and theories).
Listen here: Jensen & Holes The Murder Squad
White Wine True Crime
It’s the perfect combo, wine, and true crime. Sitting on your couch or doing a little housework with a big glass of wine to help with the nerves you get from all of the horrors in the world. Kari Martin and Caitlin Cutt hosts of “White Wine True Crime” dives headfirst into the world of true crime sometimes adding jokes as dark as the stories they tell. Spend an hour each month just enjoying their stories.
Listen here: White Wine True Crime
Crime Junkie Podcasts
If you’re reading this blog it’s possible to assume that you might already be a crime junkie or well on your way. Just like the host of the Crime Junkie Podcast, Ashley Flowers can’t get enough of true crime and discusses a different crime each episode. She also ensures that you receive all of the important updates or follow-ups even after the episode is done.
Listen here: Crime Junkie
Up and Vanished
Payne Lindsey a former documentarian and amateur investigator decided to create a podcast where she investigates unsolved disappearances, focusing on a different case each season. One of her most gripping seasons was about Tara Grinstead that up and vanished 13 years ago. Since Payne took the case she has uncovered some new evidence, but you’ll have to tune in to find out what happens.
Listen here: Up and Vanished
S-Town is a spinoff from the popular podcast series “Serial and” “This American Life”. Brain Reed the host tells the story of a man investigating the son of a wealthy family who brags that he has gotten away with murder. As the investigation continues they uncover the mysteries of one man’s life and a hunt for hidden treasure. We suggest you start from chapter one and work your way from there.
Listen here: S-Town
Have you ever wondered what happens in a cult without joining one yourself, because who needs that much drama in their life? Well, tune in every week to listen to Greg and Vanessa explore the history and psychology behind some of the most well-known cults throughout history. Each episode will show you what goes on in the minds of the leaders as well the people that follow them.
Listen here: Cults
More than 90 episodes for you to choose from, whether you start from their first episode or work your way backward you will most definitely get hooked on them either way. Criminal is an award-winning podcast that shares stories not just from the victim’s side but also sharing the story of those who’ve done the deeds. Phoebe Judge ensures that she has done more than enough research before presenting these stories.
Listen here: Criminal
Host Linda Sawyer is an investigative journalist sharing crime stories has it unfolds in real-time. Her first season follows the story of actor Daniel Wozniak and his murders before each of his performances. We recommend that you start from the first episode as she has recently finished the season. You will get to experience all of the speculations as the case unfolds as well as the trail itself.
Listen here: Sleuth
The Last Podcast on the Left
If you’re looking for a perfect mixture of paranormal stories, true crime and of course a little comedy added in to lighten the mood when everything becomes too much. Then this is the perfect podcast for you, hosts Ben Kissel, Marcus Parks, and Henry Zebrowski shares the craziest true crime stories that humanity has to offer. From serial killers, sex cults, crimes of passion, and obviously a few ghost stories.
Listen here: The Last Podcast on the Left
My Favourite Murder
What’s better than hearing about the best true crime stories from fellow fans. Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark are lifelong fans of true crime stories as they share their “favorite” murders throughout history. They also share stories they receive from their listeners. Enjoy 2 episodes each week; an episode of over 90 minutes as well as a mini-episode of half an hour.
Listen here: My Favorite Murder
Throughout history, there have been a few crimes that have changed the game entirely. Crimes that shook us to the very core of our existence. Host Erik Rivenes dives headfirst into these crimes and invites experts on the show to help him uncover the deeper secrets of crimes that they have written about.
Listen here: Most Notorious
True Crime Garage
Become a part of a group of friends discussing true crime stories over a couple of beers in someone’s garage. Tune in every week to enjoy Nic and The Captain discussing true crime stories that stretch through the ages. True Crime Garage has passed the 100 episode mark, with their 100th episode giving any newcomers a glimpse into their personalities as well as the top 10 unsolved cases.
Listen here: True Crime Garage
Casefile True Crime
“Fact is scarier than fiction” and they prove it with all the horrible facts that come to light during their investigations. Casefile covers all of the creepiest crimes, from the most gruesome murders all the way to abductions. They cover a new crime almost every episode and the fact that the host remains anonymous adds even more mystery. This is considered to be the first True Crime Podcast in Australia.
Listen here: Casefile True Crime