Criminals The Best True Crime Podcasts  

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Crime and mytsery 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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My Favorite Murder with Karen ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

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Serial is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
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Casefile True Crime is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Casefile True Crime

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Someone Knows Something is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Someone Knows Something

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

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

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True Crime Garage is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
True Crime Garage

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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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Sword and Scale is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Sword and Scale

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Crimetown is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Crimetown

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48 Hours is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
48 Hours

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Missing & Murdered: Who Killed... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Missing & Murdered: Who Killed Alberta Williams?

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Dirty John is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
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The Last Podcast on the Left is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
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Accused is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Accused

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Once Upon A Crime is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Once Upon A Crime

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Detective is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Detective

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

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Truth & Justice with Bob Ruff is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Truth & Justice with Bob Ruff

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

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

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Thin Air Podcast is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Thin Air Podcast

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Undisclosed is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Undisclosed

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Unsolved Murders: True Crime S... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories

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Real Crime Profile is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
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True Crime Historian is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
True Crime Historian

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The Serial Killer Podcast is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
The Serial Killer Podcast

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True Murder: The Most Shocking... is listed (or ranked) 29 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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Breakdown is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Breakdown

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Missing Maura Murray is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Missing Maura Murray

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Embedded is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Embedded

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Crime Junkie is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
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S'laughter: True Crime Podcast is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
S'laughter: True Crime Podcast

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A New Winter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
A New Winter