Top Podbean True Crime Podcasts

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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:

True Crime Garage

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Each week Nic & The Captain get in the garage and talk true crime and drink beer.

True Crime Guys

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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.

Bloody Murder – A True Crime Podcast

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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

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True Crime and Mysteries is a true crime podcast where we investigate missing persons cases and bring awareness to them.

36 Times- Canadian True Crime

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A podcast featuring all things criminally Canadian, as told by two ladies. New episodes biweekly!

True Crime Story Time

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True Crime Story Time Podcast, bringing you all things true crime. Because every story has a message…

Bless this Mess: A Southern True Crime Podcast

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Podcast covering murder, mystery, and mayhem with a southern twist!

Texas True Terrors Podcast

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Podcast comparing Texas movies and the true crimes they are based on.

Nordic True Crime

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Nordic True Crime is a bi-weekly podcast covering a wide range of real crimes from the dark and frozen countries of northern Europe.

Going West: True Crime

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Heath and Daphne discuss haunting details of different disappearance and murder cases week by week.

Profile Matters: True Crime, and Psychology

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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.

Murderific True Crime Podcast

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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.

Secrets True Crime

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True crime serial podcast about the disappearance of Susan Osborne and her 14 year old son, Evan Chartrand

Our True Crime Podcast

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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.

This is Not a Dream: A True Crime Podcast

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True crime lovers Joy and Heather bring you stories of real life nightmares

Based on a True Crime

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BASED ON A TRUE CRIME is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect.

True Crime Girls

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Partners in True Crime

Murder, Myth & Mystery

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3 friends get together to talk about their favorite subjects: Murder, Myth & Mystery

Murder Was The Case

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Criminologist Lee Mellor discusses the darkest, most perverse, bestial crimes known to man. You can’t handle it. Tap out now.

This Is Murder Podcast

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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.

Yours in Murder

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A forensic scientist and a journalist talk into a mic…

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Investigative true crime podcast: After 40 years of secrets, a celebrated Southern city is reckoning with its dark past.

See No, Hear No, Speak No: UFOs, Conspiracies, and Murder

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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.

Hometown Murder Tour Podcast

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Two Friends. One Car. True Crime.

Murder She Taped

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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.

Top 10 True Crime Podcasts

Top 10 True Crime Podcasts

True crime podcasts are popular nowadays. Listeners seem to love the variety of intrigue, suspense, legal thrills, murder and more. If you’re looking for another great true crime podcast, you’ll find high quality options among our top true crime podcasts.

NO.1 In the Dark

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This podcast explores an old case in depth, including all the implications for our justice system and society. Season One covered the abduction of Justin Wetterling, in which there were no answers for 27 years. The case fueled parents’ anxieties about strangers and led to the establishment of the sex offender registry. Season 2 covers Curtis Flowers, who has been tried 6 times for the same crime and continually maintains his innocence.

NO.2 Detective

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The hit podcast from Investigation Discovery goes behind the scenes of detective work, crossing from the professional side of things to the interesting personal lives of the investigators.

NO.3 Crimetown

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A series by Gimlet Media and the creators of HBO’s The Jinx. Every season, they investigate crime in a different American city.

NO.4 Someone Knows Something

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Cold case investigation at its finest with host David Ridgen. He’s joined by victims’ families and others involved in the cases. He talks to suspects and tracks down new and old leads.

NO.5 Atlanta Monster

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From the producers of Up and Vanished and HowStuffWorks, this podcast covers a horrific 40-year old case that will bring you to the edge of your seat with host Payne Lindsay.

No 6 Up and Vanished

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Another great investigative podcast hosted by Payne Lindsay. His work on the unsolved disappearance of Georgia beauty queen and teacher, Tara Grinstead, captured the attention of many, with over 150 million downloads, and helped break the 12-year old case wide open.

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Host Kelly McEvers delves deep into a story from the news to understand all the issues at play and give you a more in-depth view. That’s included digging into the Trump administration’s past and covering a town ravaged by the opioid epidemic.

No 8 48 Hours

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Presented by the award-winning team from CBS News’ “48 Hours”, the podcast covers intriguing crime and justice cases of all types.

No 9 Once Upon A Crime | True Crime

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Unraveling true crime stories in a chapter-by-chapter format. The podcast covers everything from kidnapping to murder and celebrity crimes.

No 10 True Crime Historian

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Combining history and true crime, this podcast looks back at the infamous, the notorious, and the big scandals of the past via newspaper accounts.

Want even more? You can find tons of great true crime podcasts in the Podbean app and you might also want to check out this list of true crime podcasts from Discover Pods.