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The Best True Crime Podcasts 

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Updated March 31, 2020 4.8k votes 1.3k voters 13.6k views 47 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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My Favorite Murder with ... 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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Casefile True Crime is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Casefile True Crime
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Serial is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
21bailj added Serial
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Up and Vanished is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Up and Vanished
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True Crime Garage is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
True Crime Garage
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Criminal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Criminal
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Crime Junkie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
triciarau added Crime Junkie
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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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Sword and Scale is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Sword and Scale
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In the Dark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
In the Dark
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The Generation Why Podca... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
The Generation Why Podcast
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The Last Podcast on the ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
amariemaier added The Last Podcast on the Left
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Dirty John is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
21bailj added Dirty John
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Crimetown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Crimetown
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Missing & Murdered: ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Missing & Murdered: Who Killed Alberta Williams?
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Crime after Crime is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
djnrusty1994 added Crime after Crime
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Unsolved Murders: True C... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories
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48 Hours is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
48 Hours
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Accused is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Accused
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Hollywood & Crime is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Hollywood & Crime
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Once Upon A Crime is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Once Upon A Crime
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True Murder: The Most Sh... is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Women Who Kill is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
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True Crime all the Time ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
djnrusty1994 added True Crime all the Time
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Detective is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best True Crime Podcasts
Detective