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The Most Popular True Crime Podcasts Right Now, Ranked  

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List Rules Only podcasts currently releasing new episodes.

It can almost feel like there are more true crime podcasts than crimes to podcast about, but we've put together a list of the top true crime podcasts streaming new episodes. With this many superb and scary shows currently available, you don't have to wait anxiously between seasons for your cold case fix or for the next deep dive on a serial killer and there are always new shows to listen to.

Some of these podcasts, like In The Dark and Up And Vanished, dedicate entire seasons to individual crimes or the accused; others look at a new terrifying tale every episode, like Criminal and My Favorite Murder. Whatever it is that makes you love true crime, there's a popular true crime podcast that fits your M.O.

Vote up the current true crime podcasts that keep you on the edge of your seat! And if you think we've forgotten something particularly notorious, add it to the list!

 

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John LordanArts added Crime After Crime

A monthly podcast where two true crime YouTubers, Danelle Hallan and John Lordan, challenge each other to tell the best story about a true crime related topic.

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The Serial Killer Podcast is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular True Crime Podcasts Right Now, Ranked

Host Thomas Wiborg-Thune explores the background and crimes of serial killers.

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My Favorite Murder is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular True Crime Podcasts Right Now, Ranked

Hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark talk about their favorite tales of murder and listen to fans and friends tell stories of their hometown's crimes.

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Casefile True Crime is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular True Crime Podcasts Right Now, Ranked

An anonymous host looks at both solved crimes and cold cases from Australia and around the world.

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Criminal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular True Crime Podcasts Right Now, Ranked

Host Phoebe Judge examines crime and those who've been wronged, focusing on the complexity of the stories.

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True Crime Garage is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular True Crime Podcasts Right Now, Ranked

Hosts Nic and The Captain talk true crime and drink beer in their garage.

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Up and Vanished is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular True Crime Podcasts Right Now, Ranked

Each season focuses on a true story of a mysterious, unsolved disappearance.

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The Generation Why Podcast is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular True Crime Podcasts Right Now, Ranked

Hosts Aaron and Justin talk about their theories and opinions on unsolved murders, mysteries, controversies and conspiracies.

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True Crime All The Time is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular True Crime Podcasts Right Now, Ranked

Hosts Mike Ferguson and Mike Gibson look into both infamous crimes and less known cases.

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Unsolved Murders: True Crime S... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular True Crime Podcasts Right Now, Ranked

A modern twist on old radio serials, this podcast drama follows the crime scene, investigation and attempts to solve the case.

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Someone Knows Something is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular True Crime Podcasts Right Now, Ranked

Host David Ridgen talks with the family members of victims as they investigate cold cases.

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Serial Killers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular True Crime Podcasts Right Now, Ranked

Using voice actors, this podcast drama looks into the minds and methods of the world's most notorious serial killers.

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In the Dark is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular True Crime Podcasts Right Now, Ranked

Host Madeleine Baran dedicates each season to investigating a wrongful conviction or an unsolved crime.

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Once Upon A Crime | True Crime is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular True Crime Podcasts Right Now, Ranked

True crime stories are told and examined in detail over multiple episodes.

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Cold is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular True Crime Podcasts Right Now, Ranked
Cold

This series dives deep into the case files, uncovering never-before-heard details of the true story of Susan Powell, who vanished on Dec. 7, 2009.

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Criminology is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular True Crime Podcasts Right Now, Ranked
Katie Cadena added Criminology
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Minds of Madness is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular True Crime Podcasts Right Now, Ranked
Dan Palazzolo added Minds of Madness

Examining the most disturbing criminal minds and the impact violent crimes have on survivors of homicide.

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Missing & Murdered: Finding Cl... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular True Crime Podcasts Right Now, Ranked

Investigative reporter Connie Walker examines the story of Cleo, a young girl who disappeared in the 1970s.

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48 Hours is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular True Crime Podcasts Right Now, Ranked

The team at CBS News 48 Hours examines individual cases, adding more depth to the investigations presented on their television show.

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Sword and Scale is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular True Crime Podcasts Right Now, Ranked

Exploring stories of crime and criminals using a combination of narration with interviews, trial audio and interrogation tapes.

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Atlanta Monster is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular True Crime Podcasts Right Now, Ranked

Host Payne Lindsey investigates the Atlanta Child Murders of 1979-1981.

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Southern Fried True Crime is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular True Crime Podcasts Right Now, Ranked
Katie Cadena added Southern Fried True Crime
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Court Junkie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular True Crime Podcasts Right Now, Ranked
Katie Cadena added Court Junkie
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True Murder: The Most Shocking... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular True Crime Podcasts Right Now, Ranked

Host Dan Zupansky interviews authors who have written about history's most shocking killers.

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The Fall Line is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular True Crime Podcasts Right Now, Ranked
Lexi Bernstein added The Fall Line