Many of us have found ourselves caught up in documentaries such as Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel, and American Murder: The Family Next Door. But have you discovered the world of true crime podcasts? Here is a list of the best true crime podcasts you need in your life.
Morbid is hosted by Massachusetts-based Alaina Urquhart, an autopsy technician, and Ashleigh “Ash” Kelley, a hairdresser. They are very much like sisters but are actually aunt and niece. They bring stories to light about lives taken senselessly with compassion and a dash of humor. While the cases they cover are harrowing, the hosts’ combined energy is amazing. It’s like sitting with two of your best girlfriends discussing very morbid stories. Listen here.
Hosted by brothers Nic and Patrick “The Captain” Edwards, True Crime Garage is a great choice to get your true crime podcast fix. While Nic details the somber stories of those now gone or missing, The Captain offsets the dreary energy with humor and sarcasm. They start each episode by popping open a beer and sharing the brewery from which they purchased it using money that’s been donated to their beer fund. Listen here.
Let’s Not Meet is a true horror podcast narrated by Andrew Tate that shares first-person accounts of scary experiences other listeners have had. This is a podcast where you can not only listen to the stories of others, but you can also share an encounter of creepy proportions that is podcast-worthy for others to hear. Listen here.
My Favorite Murder is a true crime podcast hosted by Georgia Hardstark and standup comedian Karen Kilgariff. Although My Favorite Murder is categorized as a comedic podcast, the hosts show compassion for the victims and those affected by the loss they have experienced. Listen here.
Do you listen to any true crime podcasts? Let us know your favorites in the comments below.