Aaaahhhhhhhh, October! When a young gal’s mind turns to TRUE CRIME PODCASTS! If I had a dime for every time I met another person who is as obsessed with true crime podcasts as I am, I’d be like, “What the heck am I going to do with all of these dimes?” Because I really love true crime podcasts, and because you probably do, too, here are some of my favorites that you might also like!
The first true crime podcast I ever listened to! I will say, if you have hearing difficulties, host Mike Boudet relies heavily on found footage and audio clips that are often distorted and hard to understand. 🙁
I recommend: Episode 106 (trigger warning: sexual violence, violence against a child)
This is the gold standard of true crime podcasts. Excellent research. Australian narrator. Storytelling skills: 100%. Riveting. Every damn episode knocks it out of the park.
I recommend: all of them! Case 93: Susan Snow & Bruce Nickell is particularly fascinating.
UK-based true crime podcast, episodes tend to be shorter than the usual fare. Definitely has that British flavor.
Legitimately WTF material, every damn time. The title promises, the podcast DELIVERS.
I recommend: Episode 03 Dude, Where’s My Syrup? which had me SHRIEKING on the EDGE OF MY SEAT.
Host Erica Kelley has a mesmerizing voice and I appreciate the amount of thoughtfulness and respect she adds in her commentary on these southern US-based cases.
I recommend: Episode 16 The Depravity of Christa Pike
I love an Australian narrator! These cases are intriguing and unfamiliar, and host Kristi Lee makes them engaging as well!
I recommend: Episode 32 The Shafia Family (trigger warning: violence against a child)
Here’s something new: a true crime comedy podcast! The gentle humor is so typically Canadian, even though the cases are dark. As dark as the poutine.
I recommend: 016 Jane Hurshman – Life With Billy (trigger warning: domestic violence, sexual violence, violence against a child)
This comedy horror podcast is not gentle. They don’t *just* cover true crime but also aliens, cryptids, and conspiracies.