The Best True Crime Podcasts: A Selection of Podbean Podcasts for True Crime Fans
True crime fans rejoice! The unparalleled worldwide success of true crime podcast Serial has spurred a continued boom in true crime podcasts. Along with the overall growth in podcast listening, true crime podcasts lead the way as some of the most downloaded podcasts.
What makes true crime podcasts so popular?
True crime, like many other types of podcasts, really comes down to compelling storytelling. True crime brings in elements of suspense, mystery, psychology, law and more. The stories we hear in true crime may at times be horrific, but they are also stories of human nature in all its diversity. The stories cut across culture and time.
You can now find a huge range of true crime podcasts, from deep investigative journalism of unsolved cases to true crime comedy. Podcasters have created true crime podcasts specific to place (for example, our list below includes a couple of podcasts focused on Canadian crimes and one from the U.S. south), covering one type of crime, or an aspect of crime such as psychology and profiling. Others tie in movies or pop culture based on true crimes.
Whatever you like, there’s a true crime podcast out there for you. Even podcast listeners who don’t consider themselves true crime fans may just get hooked with all these options.
Check out Podbean’s pick of some of the best podcasts for true crime fans from our Podbean family of podcasts:
Each week Nic & The Captain get in the garage and talk true crime and drink beer.
True Crime Podcast with two Sin City smart-asses. We dissect compelling crimes, everything from small happenings to the worlds most notorious killers. Interesting conversation and speculation as well as the occasional of-the-wall theory, is sure to ensue.
2019 Finalist Best Independent True Crime & 2019 Finalist Popular Vote – Aust. Podcast Awards. Barney Black and Tara Sariban discuss the dark details of lesser know true crime stories from Australia and around the world. As avid listeners of true crime podcasts they aim to add to the conversation by talking about murders that haven’t been done to death on other shows. Their humour comes from some rather unusual places but never at the expense of the victims or their families.
True Crime and Mysteries is a true crime podcast where we investigate missing persons cases and bring awareness to them.
A podcast featuring all things criminally Canadian, as told by two ladies. New episodes biweekly!
True Crime Story Time Podcast, bringing you all things true crime. Because every story has a message…
Podcast covering murder, mystery, and mayhem with a southern twist!
Podcast comparing Texas movies and the true crimes they are based on.
Nordic True Crime is a bi-weekly podcast covering a wide range of real crimes from the dark and frozen countries of northern Europe.
Heath and Daphne discuss haunting details of different disappearance and murder cases week by week.
Profile matters is a podcast that covers a wide range of things from true crimes and psychology, we interview doctors, criminal profilers, detectives, authors, and even killers, our podcast is for research and educational purposes.
A True Crime Podcast hosted by Bern from the state of Maine, USA. Topics include serial killers, mass murderers, unsolved cases and the missing. EXECUTING PODCASTS ONE CRIME AT A TIME.
True crime serial podcast about the disappearance of Susan Osborne and her 14 year old son, Evan Chartrand
Our True Crime Podcast focuses on bizzare, lesser known crime cases from around the globe delivered with respect, a bit of humor and a smidge of song. Everything you’ve come to love from Jen and Cam.
True crime lovers Joy and Heather bring you stories of real life nightmares
BASED ON A TRUE CRIME is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect.
Partners in True Crime
3 friends get together to talk about their favorite subjects: Murder, Myth & Mystery
Criminologist Lee Mellor discusses the darkest, most perverse, bestial crimes known to man. You can’t handle it. Tap out now.
Aphrodite Jones and Jessie Buttafuoco look death in the eye with a no-holds-barred attitude and a side of dark humor. Listener discretion is advised.
A forensic scientist and a journalist talk into a mic…
Investigative true crime podcast: After 40 years of secrets, a celebrated Southern city is reckoning with its dark past.
A show where two guys with absolutely zero authority to do so, talk about the unexplained, the very explained and the not quite totally explainable. In a way that will almost certainly convince you that you’re not listening to two dudes with far reaching interest in the occult, alien abductions, true crime and all the things crazy people want you to think is true but probably isn’t, speculating wildly.
Two Friends. One Car. True Crime.
A podcast dedicated to giving you your weekly fix of Canadian true crimes. This podcast is hosted by two home-grown Canadian friends: Tay, and Nikki.