In the chilling world of true crime, podcasts have become the go-to medium for diving deep into some of the most gripping, mysterious, and astonishing criminal cases. As we approach the end of 2023, it's the perfect time to look back at the podcasts that have captivated, educated, and sometimes horrified us.
From expert analysis to in-depth investigations, here are the 10 true crime podcasts that you absolutely must listen to this December.
Considered the pioneer in true crime podcasts, "Serial" covers various cases across its seasons, starting with the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee and the controversial conviction of her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed.
Hosted by Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat, this podcast explores a range of true crime cases, from notorious to lesser-known, engaging listeners with its gripping storytelling
Morbid: A True Crime Podcast
Alaina and Ash, an aunt-and-niece duo, bring a mix of humor and horror as they delve into high-profile cases like Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer, as well as historical crimes
My Favorite Murder
Comedians Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark blend humor and respect in their coverage of true crime stories, making it a hit in both the true crime and comedy podcast genres
The podcast version of the long-running TV show, "Dateline NBC" presents new and classic true crime cases with the show's signature detailed and engaging storytelling style
An award-winning podcast hosted by an anonymous Australian, "Casefile" covers a variety of solved and unsolved cases, captivating listeners with its mysterious aura and compelling narratives
And That’s Why We Drink
A combination of true crime and paranormal topics, this podcast by hosts Christine Schiefer and Em Schulz offers spooky and sinister tales along with a good dose of comedy
Southern Fried True Crime
Erica Kelley, a Tennessee native, hosts this podcast focusing on true crime stories from the Southern U.S., blending regional charm with gripping crime tales
Root of Evil
Focused on the infamous Black Dahlia murder, this podcast delves into the family history of suspect George Hodel and explores the decades-long mystery of Elizabeth Short’s murder
This bi-monthly podcast delves into the psychology and sociology behind criminal behavior, offering insights into the minds of both criminals and victims with stories like the first documented case of Stockholm Syndrome
And, of course, Talk Murder To Me
This podcast, with a global subscriber base of over 897,000, stands out in the true crime genre. It's praised for its depth of research and storytelling, earning a rating of 4.6 out of 5 from 3.8K reviewers
These podcasts cover a wide range of true crime topics, offering a mix of investigative journalism, psychological insight, and engaging storytelling, making them must-listens for true crime enthusiasts.