If You Love True Crime, Listen to These 5 Podcasts

If you're a fan of all things true crime, we're willing to bet you love shows like Dirty JohnTiger KingUnbelievable and more.

But did you know there are some killer (pun intended) podcasts out there that are focused solely on true crime? Some shows cover a new story each week, while others are formatted in seasons and cover one story per season. So whether you want something quick or a slow burn, there's a podcast out there for you. Not sure where to begin? Lucky for you, we've listened to all sorts of true crime podcasts and have narrowed it down to the top five podcasts you need to listen to.

1. Crime Junkie

With 4.8 stars and 302,000 ratings and counting, Crime Junkie is the most popular true-crime podcast out there to date. Hosted by Ashley Flowers with co-hosting by her long-time BFF, Brit Prawat, the duo delves into a new true crime event every Monday. From murders to missing persons, serial killers and more, this podcast features all kinds of topics that will have you hooked from the start.


2. Casefile

With 4.7 stars 29,000 ratings, Casefile is an Australian true-crime podcast hosted by a man who to this day has chosen to remain anonymous. New episodes are aired every Sunday for three weeks with a break on the fourth Sunday, and manage to keep audiences coming back for more. Each case covers something different, from abductions to shootings, arson and more.


3. Up and Vanished

With 4.5 stars and 58,000 ratings, host Payne Lindsey discusses a new true-crime story every season in Up and Vanished. With three seasons and counting, each one dives into mysterious cold case disappearances. We love this podcast because it sheds light on long-forgotten cases, and has even led to arrests!


4. My Favorite Murder

With 4.6 stars and 149,000 ratings, My Favorite Murder is hosted by comedians Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. With a comedic spin on very real true crime stories, the two discuss their very favorite murders and even speak with friends and fans about cases they've been involved in.


5. Criminal

With 4.7 stars and 31,000 ratings, Criminal is a true-crime podcast hosted by Phoebe Judge that has fans all over the world coming to hear the latest. Each episode discusses a different case in history with cold hard facts. Whether it's about someone who was wrongfully convicted of a crime or a serial killer, each episode is evocative and worth a listen.


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