This year was the year I really got into true crime podcasts. As a criminal justice major, cases that are covered on these podcasts deeply interest me, and here are some of my favorites! All of the podcasts I listen to don’t cover big cases like Chris Watts or the like; instead, they cover smaller, lesser-known cases which I appreciate.
Going West was the podcast that introduced me to true crime podcasts. Daphne and Heath do such a fantastic job telling the stories of each crime, the victims and perpetrators (if solved), and I love how they don’t sugarcoat anything. What is really interesting about this is that Daphne actually has experience with covering true crime stories, with her aunt, Carol Woolsencroft going missing in 1984. I actually am a Patron of theirs and have the privilege of listening to their Patron-only podcast called Real Crime.
Crime Junkie is run by Brit and Ashley, and they also do quite a fabulous job of telling the story behind each crime.
Crime Salad was actually recommended to me because they did follow me! Hosted by Ashley and Ricky, the episodes are a bit abridged for time (30 minutes per episode in comparison to the 45-1 hour that Going West and Crime Junkie both do), but they do such a great job in leaving everyone informed despite the time constraints on the podcast.
Stolen Lives is different from the other podcasts I’ve covered here because they mainly cover cases where the person has gone missing or someone who has been murdered, mainly children and adolescents. It is hosted by Ali and she goes into detail covering forgotten cases.
Morbid is a podcast hosted by essentially sisters Ash and Alaina, and the girls are absolutely hilarious and sarcastic, which makes Morbid one of my favorite true crime podcasts.
I have discovered a lot more true crime podcasts, like True Crime Daily, Morning Cup of Murder, Pretty Lies and Alibis, True Crime Fan Club, True Crime Society, Casefile True Crime, Over My Dead Body, Still Unknown, and more, but those are my absolute top tier true crime podcasts.
What are your favorite true crime podcasts?