Unspeakable Crimes The Best True Crime Podcasts  

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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.

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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Casefile True Crime is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Casefile True Crime

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Serial is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
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My Favorite Murder with Karen ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

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Crime Junkie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
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Up and Vanished is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Up and Vanished

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Criminal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Criminal

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In the Dark is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
In the Dark

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Someone Knows Something is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Someone Knows Something

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The Generation Why Podcast is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
The Generation Why Podcast

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True Crime Garage is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
True Crime Garage

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Dirty John is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
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The Last Podcast on the Left is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
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Sword and Scale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Sword and Scale

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Missing & Murdered: Who Killed... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Missing & Murdered: Who Killed Alberta Williams?

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Crimetown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Crimetown

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48 Hours is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
48 Hours

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Accused is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Accused

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Unsolved Murders: True Crime S... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories

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Hollywood & Crime is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Hollywood & Crime

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True Murder: The Most Shocking... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
True Murder: The Most Shocking Killers in True Crime History and the Authors That Have Written About Them

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Stranglers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Stranglers

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Detective is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Detective

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Truth & Justice with Bob Ruff is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Truth & Justice with Bob Ruff

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The Serial Killer Podcast is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
The Serial Killer Podcast

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Once Upon A Crime is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Once Upon A Crime