I am one of those people who stubbornly refuse to try something new. My dad had been trying to get me to listen to podcasts from when it first came out. But no, I didn’t think I would like it. Only a few months ago a friend of mine convinced me to try it, and I have been hooked ever since. The great upside of this is that I literally have hundreds of podcasts to listen too.
Now, this is going to sound strange, but I love murder mysteries and true crime. So the podcasts that I listen too are all related to that subject in some way.
In this post, I will show you some of my favorite podcasts I listen to regularly and that has me hooked.
CASEFILE: A TRUE CRIME PODCAST
Casefile True Crime Podcast, or simply Casefile, is a weekly true crime-themed podcast that first aired in Australia in January 2016 hosted by an Australian man who remains anonymous.
Hosted by: “Anonymous host”
No. of episodes: 101 + updates
Theme music composed by: Mike Migas, Andrew Joslyn
Original release: January 2016 – present
This is my absolute favorite podcast and the reason I got hooked to podcasts. Well written, compelling stories that will keep you on the edge of your seat during the entire episode. The anonymous host tells the story often without ‘’specialist’’. I am not a fan when they have fake conversations, so this is the perfect podcast for me.
Some amazing episodes that you should listen too are:
- The Yorkshire ripper PART 1, PART 2 and PART 3
- Port Arthur – shocking but interesting case, especially for none-Australians who have not heard about this case yet.
- The 5 part serious on the East Area Rapist
PART 1, PART 2, PART 3, PART 4 and PART 5
- Jonestown – Absolutely shocking with some Audio from the event
PART 1 and PART 2
- Silk Road – PART 1 and PART 2
“Two barrels. Four bodies. And the decades-long mystery that led to a serial killer.
A podcast about a cold case that’s changing how murders will be investigated forever.”
Hosted by: Jason Moon
No. of episodes: 6+ updates
Original release: 3 October 2018
I don’t want to say too much, but this podcast had me gripped from episode one. Some boys find a barrel in the woods and later they discover that it contains human remains. The 30-year long investigation is explained and how they eventually find the perpetrated will change how murders are investigated. The way Jason Moon sets up the podcast is really well done. If you are not a fan of gruesome murder details, then this is the podcast for you.
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‘S-Town is an investigative journalism podcast hosted by Brian Reed and created by the producers of Serial and This American Life. All seven chapters were released on March 28, 2017, and are about a man named John. He absolutely despised the town that he lived in. When he hears some rumors that some got away with murder, he calls Brian Reed to investigate. But when someone else 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.”
No. of episodes: 7
No. of seasons: 1
Hosted by: Brian Reed
Awards: Peabody Award
Nominations: Shorty Award for best podcast
S-Town is a show that is not issuing new episodes, why is pretty obvious when you listen to the series. If you, however, haven’t listened to this intriguing story, then I suggest you add it to your list asap. The story takes different turns, with Brian Reed narrating it perfectly.
LISTEN TO S-TOWN ON APPLE PODCASTS
“Every Monday, Serial Killers takes a psychological and entertaining approach to provide a rare glimpse into the mind, methods, and madness of the most notorious serial killers with the hopes of better understanding their psychological profile. With the help of real recordings and voice actors, we delve deep into their lives and stories.”
No. of episodes: 93 + updates
Hosted by: Greg Polcyn & Vanessa Richardson
Original release: 2 February 2017
Initially, I was not a fan of this podcast. I found that the conversation between the two hosts was a bit forced and fake. However, their latest podcasts are a lot better and a lot more natural.
They always have 2 episode per podcast and they share some insights into the mind of the killer.
The only thing I wished they stopped was having the same introduction over and over and asking for a 5 star
“Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a podcast about tragedy, triumph, unequal justice and actual innocence. Based on the files of the lawyers who freed them, Wrongful Conviction features interviews with men and women who have spent decades in prison for crimes they did not commit – some of them had even been sentenced to death. These are their stories.”
No. of episodes: A lot – they are currently at Season 7 episode 12
No. of seasons: 7
Hosted by: Jason Flom
Awards: Webby Award
If there’s one podcast I recommend, it’s this. Especially if you are American.
Jason Flom, the host, tells the stories of, you guessed it, people who were wrongfully convicted. Most of these people were not accidentally thrown in jail but deliberately incarcerated for one reason or another. It can be a bit hard to listen to because it’s unbelievable that this can be happening so often but it’s also inspiring. I truly look forward to Mondays for this reason.
THE TEACHER’S PET
” A star footballer. His school girl lover. A wife who vanishes.
Chris and Lyn appear to have the perfect marriage. But when Lyn goes missing, dark secrets are buried. This is no fairytale, but a sordid story of strangely close twin brothers, teenage student lovers, and probable murder.”
No. of episodes: 16 episodes (with updates)
No. of seasons: 1
Hosted by: Hedley Thomas
Awards: Walkley Awards for Investigative Journalism
If there’s one podcast I recommend, it’s this. Especially if you are Australian and you have been following the case of missing Lyn.
Chris and Lyn seem to have it all, a good marriage, 2 daughters and a stunning house. But it is not all what it seems when Lyn all a sudden disappears and the 16-year-old nanny moves into the house and even marries chris. It takes her husband weeks to report her missing and when he does, the police treats it a missing persons case. 30 years later Hadley produces this podcast and comes with compelling proof, and Chris gets charged with the murder of his wife….. What proof and how did he do it? check out this pretty amazing podcast to find out.
Have a favorite podcast I didn’t list above? I am always on the hunt for new ones to listen to, so please drop a comment below!