True Crime

The Best True Crime Podcasts (2019)

Get drawn towards the darkest of humanity. We've found the best episodic true crime podcasts to help you with your insatiable appetite for new true crime stories and put them all into True Crime Radio. Listen in the Scout FM app or ask your Alexa to "open True Crime Radio."

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Curated by Jen Levy

True Crime Aficionado and Public Servant

1. Criminal

Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the "if it bleeds, it leads," kind of crime. Something a little more complex. Stories of people who've done wrong, been wronged, and/or gotten caught somewhere in the middle.

Apr 12, 2019
Episode 112: The Mail
When Sarah Garone was 13 years old, she received something very strange in the mail. And then it happened again.
2. Serial Killers

Apr 8, 2019
The Cleveland Torso Murders
Eliot Ness went to the grave in 1957 without ever convicting the Cleveland Torso Murderer. Was the suspect too well-known to be accused?
3. The Vanished Podcast

Apr 15, 2019
Lori Feltz
Lori Feltz disappeared on her way to her sister's house in 2016. She knew the path and it was only 300 yards, but she never made it.
4. Female Criminals

Apr 10, 2019
The Queen of Mean, Leona Helmsley
Born in 1920 to poor, Jewish immigrants, Leona Helsley spent her 30 years doing whatever it took to rise above her humble origins.
5. My Favorite Murder

Apr 18, 2019
This Old Sandwich
The Power Rangers Murders and the murder of Denise Huber.
7. Casefile True Crime

Mar 23, 2019
Belanglo (Part 1)
The Hume Freeway is one of the busiest interstate routes in Australia.
8. Forensic Files

Apr 18, 2019
Pressed For Crime
A brutal murder, lots of suspects, and conflicting evidence. But the forensics were clear on one thing: The killer knew his victim.
9. Already Gone

Apr 15, 2019
The Stuart Family Murder
On Valentine's Day 2018, Lauren Stuart set in motion a plan that would lead to the violent destruction of her entire family.
10. Case Notes

Case Notes is a brand-new crime podcast, investigating some of the darkest mysteries from the history of music.

11. The Apex & The Abyss

Apr 13, 2019
The Bloody Benders
The old saying, "The family that plays together stays together," can have a darker meaning.
12. Crime Junkie

Apr 15, 2019
Missing: Timmothy Pitzen
A man recently claimed to be a boy who went missing in 2011. DNA showed he wasn't, but it reignited interest in the case.
13. Small Town Murder

Two comedians look at a small town, what makes it tick, and a murder that took place there. In depth research, horrible tragedy, and the hosts' comedic spin on the whole thing. New episodes every Thursday!!

Apr 18, 2019
A Game Of Pray, Marry, Kill
This week, in Lititz, Pennsylvania, two young people find love in a group of homeschooled kids from the area.
14. The First Degree

Join Ladygang’s Jac Vanek, true crime TV producer Alexis Linkletter, and investigative journalist Billy Jensen on a chilling ride into the darkest corners of your worst nightmares.

Apr 17, 2019
Black Friday
What does Black Friday mean to you? For some, it's chaos, materialism, and violence-inducing greed.
15. Court Junkie

Imagine being wrongfully convicted for a crime you didn’t commit, or imagine your child’s killer is still on the loose even though there’s enough evidence for an arrest.

Apr 15, 2019
The Diabolical Husband
In December 2012, officers in Arlington Heights, Illinois, started looking into a cold case involving a suspect named Donnie Rudd.
16. The Cleaning of John Doe | True Crime

Apr 13, 2018
Is Anybody In There?
A hoarder wants his house cleaned and everything sorted in a particular way. But then disappears leaving the cleaners to work alone.
18. DISGRACELAND

Murder, infidelity, suicide, arson, overdose, religious cults, drug trafficking; this podcast explores the alleged true crime antics and criminal connections of musicians we love like Jerry Lee Lewis, Beck, The Rolling Stones, Tay K-47, Tupac Shakur, Mayhem, Van Morrison and many more.

Apr 16, 2019
Grateful Dead: Freedom is just another word for…
The Grateful Dead were one of the most influential bands of all time and propelled themselves with improvisation, LSD and "freedom".
19. The Unexplained with Howard Hughes

21. Real Crime Profile

Join Jim Clemente (former FBI profiler), Laura Richards (criminal behavioral analyst, former New Scotland Yard) and Lisa Zambetti (Casting director for CBS' Criminal Minds) as they profile behavior from real criminal cases.

22. Crimes of Passion

Every Wednesday, we tell a love story that turns into a crime story. Our subjects might start as lovers, friends, or family, but by the end, there's a criminal and a victim.

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