Podcasts are life. Am I right?! They can make your daily commute to work much more bearable or keep you entertained on a long flight. Like many of you out there, I am completely and utterly obsessed with anything True Crime. If I didn’t have to be a “uni” first, I would 100% be a detective but, I really don’t want to pull people over and give them speeding tickets.
Naturally, the only Podcasts I currently listen to are all about True Crime. I have to forewarn you that some of these podcasts are extremely graphic so if you are squeamish then this probably wouldn’t be the genre for you.
1. My Favorite Murder:
My friend Stephanie turned me on to this podcast a few years ago and thus began the snowball effect. Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark are two quick witted, funny gals who just love talking about murder. Each week they choose a different murder to read and discuss. Sometimes they do tend to ramble on and get a little off topic but you can always skip that part. I’m jealous of those of you who are going to start this from the beginning because there are so many bomb stories and all the most notable serial killers.
2. Up and Vanished:
This one is unbelievable and addicting. Payne Lindsay and crew began actively investigating a 12 year cold case in Ocilla, Georgia while recording this podcast and ended up aiding investigators in actually solving the case. I will leave it at that. Must listen!
3. In the Dark:
There are 2 seasons of this podcast. The first season is outstanding but if you’re a mother or father, I would advise against listening because it is about a young boy who goes missing. Season 2 is good as well, but didn’t quite hook me as much as season 1. Season 2 takes a look at a 1996 quadruple homicide and whether or not the man convicted of the crime actually committed the murders.
4. S Town:
Short for sh*t town, this one comes from the creators of Serial so you know it’s going to be excellent. If you haven’t heard of Serial then you shouldn’t even be reading this article! Jk, but seriously… S Town begins as a story about a man who reached out to This American Life asking them to investigate an alleged murder that took place in his small town in Alabama. It ends up being an endearing look inside the life of one of the most fascinating characters you’ll ever encounter.
This one comes from the creators of Up and Vanished and gives you an interesting look into the legal side of a case because the host of the show, Philip Holloway, is an attorney. The cases they feature are all interesting and have somewhat of a twist.
PSA for single females who live alone in an apartment…DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST IF YOU GET EASILY SCARED. It’s about the Boston Strangler who targeted females living in apartments alone in the 60’s. Despite it’s potential for nightmares, it’s an excellent podcast that exposes a lot of the details of the crimes that we can now look at through a 2018 lens.
7. Atlanta Monster:
This is also from the creators of Up and Vanished. It’s about the Atlanta child murders that took place in the 70’s and a look inside the man who was convicted. There are so many questions as to if he did it or not and the crew conducts quite a few reenactments to try and corroborate or disprove certain theories. Unfortunately, it’s not quite as good as Up and Vanished and maybe that’s just because we don’t end up with any concrete answer to whether or not Wayne Williams is the Atlanta Monster.
I really wish I could forget everything I heard so that I could start all of these podcasts over. Sometimes it can be difficult to listen to these stories so it really helps that they are all so well produced and narrated. Be sure to let me know which one is your favorite! 🙂