Get Even More Visitors To Your Blog, Upgrade To A Business Listing >>

The 10 Best True Crime Podcasts You Need To Be Listening To Right Now


Shutterstock

True Crime and podcasts go together like peanut butter and (that wrongly incarcerated sh*t is my) jam! With the massive successes of Serial, The Jinx, Making a Murderer, and so many more, it’s clear that we have an insatiable appetite for all things true crime.

That means that there are a lot of choices out there — far too many to list here. But, we can tell you our picks for the ten best true crime podcasts right now. Of course, this isn’t a comprehensive list, so please share your own favs in the comments. Until then, draw the shades, cuddle up safely in bed (maybe with some comforting tea), and start streaming one of these noir gems.

S-TOWN

S-Town is a spin-off of the insanely popular Serial — which sort of felt like all anyone could talk about as 2014 turned into 2015. This iteration finds This American Life producer Brian Reed heading Alabama to do some true crime digging at the behest of one John B McLemore, a resident of “Shittown.” After someone ends up dead, “the search for the truth leads to a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man’s life.” Add in some southern gothic characters and Spanish moss and you have yourself a must listen.

This is a serialized story, so start with Chapter One. And good luck not binge-listening to the whole thing.

PRETTY SCARY

Pretty Scary is part of comedian Adam Tod Brown’s podcast network Unpopular Opinion, or Unpops if you’re in the know. The show is a bit of a hybrid of comedians Caitlin Cutt and Kari Martin’s White Wine True Crime podcast, and sees Brown as the straight man/host leading the banter, tangents, and terrifying crime stories. Pretty Scary sets itself apart by covering more than just classic “true crime” topics. Their episode on chemical warfare and the use of sarin gas throughout history being a great example.

The episode titled The Box is a great starter show. The crew welcomes True crime writer Joan Renner to talk about a slew of unsolved murders.

UP AND VANISHED

Tara Grinstead up and vanished 12 years ago. Since then her case has been one of the most sensational and unsolvable in Georgia state history. Payne Lindsey, a former documentarian, decided to take on the case and created a chilling cold-case podcast while he conducted the re-investigation. It’s a gripping tale that blew up again this year — but you’ll have to listen to find out just what happened.

Jump in at episode one: Cold As Alaska.

CRIMETOWN

The minds behind HBO’s hit The Jinx conceived of the brilliant Crimetown as their follow-up. The podcast’s first season follows the life of a Providence, Rhode Island prosecutor as he fights organized crime, becomes mayor, and has his soul whittled away by the realities of America’s criminal underworld.

This is a fully serialized story, start with Chapter One so you get a proper introduction to the whole affair.

TRUE CRIME GARAGE

The premise of True Crime Garage is pretty simple: Two friends sit in their garage, drink beer, and talk true crime. Every week Nic and The Captain delve into new true crime stories that span the ages. They offer a fresh and well-researched perspective into old and new stories, unsolved mysteries, and plenty of craft beer.

True Crime Garage recently passed the 100 episode mark, so there’s a lot to choose from. We recommend hitting their 100th episode first. The guys go over their Top Ten Unsolved Cases and the ep offers a solid glimpse into their personalities and the show.

ACCUSED

In 1978 Elizabeth Andes was murdered in her Ohio apartment. Two juries later and it’s still not clear who killed her. Accused is the work of investigative reporter Amber Hunt digging back into the case with a wide array first person interviews expertly interwoven with in-depth story-telling.

Start with Chapter One to get a base for the crazy crime story that will unfold throughout the nine episodes.

MY FAVORITE MURDER

Comedians Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff host this lovingly rambling examination of true crime stories from the American mythos. My Favorite Murder’s often silly and always gripping coverage of grisly crimes has spawned a close-knit community of Murderinos who send in hometown murders which get covered on mini-episodes and posted up on the show’s blog. It’s interactive!

You can really jump around anywhere in the episode list. But if you have to have a recommendation, Episode 60: Jazz It Up is a great benchmark of the series.

SWORD AND SCALE

Sword and Scale is no laughing matter. Each episode is a deep dive into a darkly fascinating crime, it’s always well-researched and often comes with great interview subjects to bolster the episode’s validity. It’s a comprehensive look into some incomprehensible crimes, cover-ups, and some conspiracies that turned out to be more than just theories.

There are 90 episodes to choose from, so it’s really dealer’s choice where to start. We recommend trying episode 86 which reexamines the Heaven’s Gate cult on the 20th anniversary of their (spoiler alert) mass suicide.

SERIAL KILLERS

Hosts Greg Polcyn and Vanessa Richardson decided to take a different route with Serial Killers. Instead of chatting about a case, they tell a straight story by narratively voicing segments and characters. It makes for an audiobook-like experience and helps to raise the stakes of each story.

The podcast started this year, so there 13 two-part episodes to choose from. If you want to jump in anywhere, start with episode five titled “The Vampire Of Dusseldorf.”

GENERATION WHY

Generation Why is an insanely addictive podcast. Two buddies, Aaron and Justin, spend around an hour recounting various crimes of the past and present. Each episode is well-researched and presented though banter that’s educational without making you feel like you’re in school.

There are over 200 episodes to choose from. A great recent example is episode 229 about the Belcher Islands Massacre when an Inuit man read the bible for the first time and decided he and his buddy were Jesus and God, respectively. As the episode title suggests, it doesn’t end well.



This post first appeared on Meet The Cast Of The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Porn Pa, please read the originial post: here

Share the post

The 10 Best True Crime Podcasts You Need To Be Listening To Right Now

×

Subscribe to Meet The Cast Of The ‘game Of Thrones’ Porn Pa

Get updates delivered right to your inbox!

Thank you for your subscription

×