TOP 11 TRUE CRIME PODCASTS THAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT

TOP 11 TRUE CRIME PODCASTS THAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT

True crime is a very well-loved genre when it comes to the different forms of entertainment. Recently podcasts have also started to gain notoriety and fame so if you are an avid true crime fan here are 11 of our favourite podcasts to get you started on your journey and give you a taste of all sorts of true crime conversations. 

Warning: These podcasts can be addicting and will definitely not lull you to sleep hence we do not take responsibility for any missed sleep due to how binge-able these shows are.

1. WINE AND CRIME

Were you by any chance looking for a true crime podcast filled with comedy and hosted by three childhood best friends? Well! You are at the correct place because this podcast has exactly that. In this podcast, the three hosts Kenyon, Lucy, and Amanda talk about true crime, give their best analysis, and unleash their dark yet tasteful humour. This is one of those podcasts which makes you want to chime into the conversation even if the topic is as morbid as a gruesome murder from the 1980s.

2. SCAM GODDESS

Do you want to dip your toe into the true crime category but are not really the biggest fan of blood, gore, and gruesome details? Then let me present to you ‘Scam Goddess’. This is still a true crime podcast but instead of talking about murders and kidnappings it mainly focuses on white-collar crimes. It has dedicated itself to frauds, why they happen, and who commits them.

3. CRIMINAL

Criminal is a podcast that puts a critical look at true crime and all the people surrounding it. The team makes sure that they interview real people stuck in the middle of crimes and not take a sensationalized view of these cases. This show is not only entertaining, but it is also informative and has beautiful episode cover illustrations. This one takes a point of view that you may not expect but one that will certainly be entertaining.

4. RED HANDED

If you are looking for an award-winning true crime podcast led by two ladies and complete with a sprinkle of British flair? Well, then you are in the correct place. These two ladies talk about crime in a very eloquent manner and they don't just discuss the facts about the case but also talk about the flaws in the judicial system. This one will teach you something new in each episode but will also keep you entertained through all those boring chores or commute sessions.

5. 90s CRIME TIME

From fashion to shows the 90s always make a comeback and this time the 90s have come back in a more unique way with this podcast. This podcast is the perfect blend between true crime and the fabulous decade we call the 90s. This podcast mainly talks about criminal cases that took place between the 1990s to 1999 time period. Cases range from thefts to murders and are cases that were both famous as well as some that you might not know. This one takes you back in both the best and worst way possible: Best in terms of the quality of the podcast and worst in the types of crimes at times.

6. DISORGANIZED CRIME: THE SMUGGLER’S DAUGHTER

It's no secret that our parents usually keep some sort of secrets from us but what if you found out that your artist mother and businessman father were actually heavily involved in the drug trade and now some things about your childhood start to make sense while others just shatter. Well in this podcast the host Rainbow Valentine discovers exactly that and in this podcast has conversations about her childhood and talks to her parents about everything she did not know. This podcast is definitely entertaining and is a different way to approach the usual true crime genre.

7. WOMEN AND CRIME

Don't we just love a feminist point of view on most things? One of those things is crime. This podcast has specifically aimed to talk about women who are victims of crimes, participants in crimes, and all the women that get stuck in the middle. The two hosts Dr. Meghan Sacks and Dr. Amy Shlosberg are professional criminologists who give their opinions but also analyze crime as we come to know them. In each episode, the pair analyze a new case and tell the stories of these different women. This podcast will not only satisfy your craving for true crime but it will also teach you something new.

8. MORNING CUP OF MURDER

While a morning cup of coffee or tea will give you the caffeine boost you need. This podcast is perfect for your daily morning commute because it is short, entertaining, and definitely not sweet. This podcast talks about new crimes each day ranging from cults to murders. The episodes are not too long hence you don't have to wait too long to see who committed the murder but don't worry you won't run out of content. The episodes may be shorter but there are more than 600 episodes available of this podcast so you can listen wherever and whenever you want to get your true crime kick.

9. NOT ANOTHER TRUE CRIME PODCAST

This podcast has a love for all things sketchy. The co-hosts Sara Levine, and Danny Murphy take on one gruesomely fascinating topic each episode and talk in detail about the case, the people involved, all the theories surrounding the case as well as sprinkling in their own theories. The podcast covers everything from bank heists to conspiracy theories and is going to keep you entertained all throughout those mundane chore days.

10. MAMA MYSTERY

Now that's a fun name, isn't it? The name itself brings a lot of intrigue to this podcast but it is no mystery that this podcast is perfect for all true crime junkies looking for a fix. The podcast like the others delves into both well-known and obscure true crime cases that have happened over the years. This one is filled to the brim with tasteful humor and an entertaining script.

11. MY FAVOURITE MURDER

Now that is one way to name a true crime podcast and while we do not condone or support murder there is always a case we are fascinated by. This is one of the older ones on this list and it started off back in 2016. This podcast is hosted by the brilliant Co-hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. This podcast is the perfect blend between true crime and as the name suggests an emphasis on murder as well as goofiness.