Best True Crime Podcasts March 2021

Can't get enough true crime podcast? Check out this list of our favorites!

Even though 2021 has been off to a weird start, the world of true crime podcasts is alive and well. Every week, popular shows are releasing some pretty great stuff—and we want to share some of our favorites with you. February has been a great month for true crime, and these are some of the shows that we love!

There are a ton of true crime podcasts out there currently, literally thousands, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts, but not all of them are truly binge-worthy. Many of them, or probably most of them, shouldn't even be listened to because of faulty reporting, incorrect details, or they may be just plain boring. Others, however, are ground-breaking, have excellent factual reporting, interesting and have good story flows.

Here are the top five best true crime podcasts for February 2021.

Add your true crime podcast suggestions in the comment section below and we may add them to our list!

Among the Dirt and Trees

Among the Dirt and Trees is a podcast that dives deep into the nitty-gritty details of true crime cases that occur out in nature. I’m here to ruin the forest, the desert, and even the beach for you. Join me every Wednesday for new stories that will make you never want to leave your couch!

Talk Murder To Me

Talk Murder to Me is a fan favorite that has been steadily growing throughout the years. We bring together gruesome cases with detailed elaborations with a fair bit of fun to lighten the mood. Our series is ongoing with new cases coming in every single week, and there is always something terrifying (and interesting) to learn about with us.

For a lot of us, true crime is a bit of a touchy subject. It is hard to balance the entertainment factor with the dark nature of the material—but on Talk Murder to Me, we consider that to be a standard Tuesday. We bring together a fun combination of tongue-in-cheek skits and hard-hitting reports to keep you smiling, even when faced with disturbing stories.

I Said God Damn!

I Said God Damn! is a true crime podcast hosted by two besties, Stacey and Erin, with the occasional guest appearance from Erin’s dog, Karl. Listen every Sunday where they try to one up each other with the craziest true crime/mystery stories that make the world say, “GOD DAMN!”

Mommy Doomsday

In this show, which explores the case of two missing children, we learn all around a woman who has been surrounded by loss. The show works through a mysterious and disturbing tale of one unlucky family and the source of their poor luck: the mother of the home.

Fans of cult documentaries and twisting tales will love this one as the story continues to evolve. What happened to these two missing children? What is going on with the strange “group” that their mother is a part of? People who love bizarre tales of treachery will enjoy this show, so don’t miss out on this Dateline exclusive.

Serial Killers

The Serial Killers podcast has been around for years and it is continuing to provide good content for the internet. Twice a week, this show highlights cases that focus specifically on serial killers—both the identified and the ones that were never caught. There is always something new to learn (and fear) on this show, which has helped to boost its popularity.
If you like jumping into the minds of the depraved, Serial Killers is a great time. They bring together disturbing facts with a lighter tone that makes it easier to process just how gruesome these killers really are. Check this one out if you want a nice true crime show with a heavy psychology focus!

Paper Ghosts

In the tiny New England town of Stoughton, Massachusetts, 50 years ago, four young girls disappeared without a trace. Their disappearances were all but forgotten until one year ago when a distant relative discovered an old newspaper clipping which hinted at what might be happening behind closed doors...

Someone Knows Something

Now in its sixth season, Someone Knows Something has been one of our top listened-to podcasts for the last few years. If you like Canadian true crime stories, and Canadian accents, you will love this podcast. The newest season delves into the disappearance of Donald Izzett Jr., a missing child for over 25 years. Donald's mother was last to hear her son's voice, crying, before the phone went dead. Riveting true crime excellence!

The Apology Line

For ages now, Wondery has been bringing us a wide range of hard-hitting true crime tales, and this is their most recent. In The Apology Line, Marissa dives deep into a mysterious phone line that accepts apologies from anonymous strangers. The confessions range from fun and harmless to devastatingly real, but some of them take a sinister twist.
This show focuses on Mr. Apology, the man who runs this mysterious phone line (and the husband of the host)—and his reason for doing so. If you like true crime that is told in a unique documentary style with other compelling human confessions too, this one will be perfect for you. Learn how the line has helped and hurt—and about all of the people who want to hurt a man who knows too much!

Tom Brown's Body

A small town in Texas is suddenly involved in a crime drama when a popular 16-year-old goes missing the night before Thanksgiving. Two years later, no one knows what happened to him until his remains are found after an apparent suicide. Award-winning journalist Skip Hollandsworth gets down to why everyone, including the sheriff, seems a suspect.

Something Was Wrong

When it comes to true crime, a lot of shows approach it like reporters. While this style is appealing and allows us to keep an appropriate amount of distance from it, the reality is that most true crime cases are deeply human. Something Was Wrong explores the reality of the more human side of true crime and how it changes the victims of it forever.

On Something Was Wrong, you can explore the very real impacts of trauma and recovery. While the material might be triggering for some people due to its raw nature, it really makes you think more about the victims of these crimes and what they go through after the fact. The content ranges from abusive relationships all the way to online predators, and more!

Son of a Hitman

When it comes to true crime, a lot of shows approach it like reporters. While this style is appealing and allows us to keep an appropriate amount of distance from it, the reality is that most true crime cases are deeply human. Something Was Wrong explores the reality of the more human side of true crime and how it changes the victims of it forever.

On Something Was Wrong, you can explore the very real impacts of trauma and recovery. While the material might be triggering for some people due to its raw nature, it really makes you think more about the victims of these crimes and what they go through after the fact. The content ranges from abusive relationships all the way to online predators, and more!

The Doodler Podcast

The Doodler Podcast attempts to uncover the true identity of a San Francisco serial killer active between 1974 and 1975. “The Doodler” as coined by news media targeted the LGBTQ+ community during a time when law enforcement, as well as the general public, were more unconcerned with the gay right movement. This laissez faire attitude led to mishaps in the investigation eventually turning the serial murder case cold. The Doodler podcast is produced by the San Francisco Chronicle and Ugly Duckling Films.

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Conclusion

Every month, new episodes enter the podcast space, and we love true crime for that reason. There is always another disturbing case to cover. Whether you want to check out hard-hitting reporting or you want something that will make you laugh and give you nightmares at the same time, true crime podcasts have it all!

BreeAnn is the host and creator of Among the Dirt and Trees—and the team blogger! She grew up with a love of all things spooky while obsessing over Investigation Discovery shows and eventually switched over to podcasts while working a boring office job in Corporate America. She has since left her corporate life behind to spend her days and nights as a freelance writer and podcaster, but she still takes time to listen to podcasts while she works. Talkocast has given her a chance to leverage her B.S. in Psychology and her love of writing to terrify the general public. You can find her writing stories, reading books, playing D&D, or doing yoga when she’s not researching cases filled with unimaginable horrors and scaring people out of their next camping trip.

  • I love BreAnn’s podcast. Wonderfully creative and a lovely voice, and find myself actually seeing the forrest and wildlife in my mind.

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