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The Best True Crime Podcasts

Updated March 31, 2020 6.0k votes 1.5k voters 14.2k views47 items

Crime and mystery fans, we're ranking the best true crime podcasts. Featuring mysterious disappearances, cold cases, and unsolved murders, the most popular true crime podcasts covers real stories and conspiracies. What is the best true crime podcast?

If you're looking for true crime podcasts currently airing new episodes, Sword and Scale is a must-listen. Hosted by Mike Boudet, the podcast examines the crime underworld, high-profile trials, and unsolved mysteries. Some true crime podcasts are so compelling they even become TV shows.

Another great true crime podcast is Crimetown, a new series from Gimlet Media. Hosts Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier investigate the crime culture in a different American city for each season. The first season of Crimetown looks at organized crime in Providence, Rhode Island, involving crooked cops, mobsters, and dirty politics. Other good true crime podcasts include Criminal, In the Dark, True Crime Garage, Casefile True Crime, and Someone Knows Something

Vote up the best true crime podcasts and feel free to add any of your favorite mystery case podcasts missing from the list. 

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    208

    My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

  • 2
    293
    100

    Casefile True Crime

  • 3
    225
    73

    Serial

  • 4
    209
    70

    Crime Junkie

  • 5
    195
    63

    Up and Vanished

  • 6
    179
    55

    Criminal

  • 7
    170
    52

    Someone Knows Something

  • 8
    141
    38

    Dirty John

  • 9
    143
    46

    In the Dark

  • 10
    190
    76

    True Crime Garage

  • 11
    179
    76

    The Last Podcast on the Left

  • 12
    142
    52

    The Generation Why Podcast

  • 13
    209
    123

    Sword and Scale

  • 14
    71
    15

    Crime after Crime

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    84
    44

    Crimetown

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    61
    31

    Missing & Murdered: Who Killed Alberta Williams?

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    57
    34

    48 Hours

  • 18
    46
    27

    Accused

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    21
    2

    True Crime Obsessed

  • 20
    39
    24

    True Murder: The Most Shocking Killers in True Crime History and the Authors That Have Written About Them

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    34
    21

    True Crime all the Time

  • 22
    31
    23

    Stranglers

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    2
    2

    Women Who Kill

  • 24
    63
    63

    Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories

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    25
    19

    Truth & Justice with Bob Ruff