podcasts The Most Popular True Crime Podcasts Right Now, Ranked  

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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.

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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My Favorite Murder is listed (or ranked) 1 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) 2 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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True Crime Garage is listed (or ranked) 3 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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The Generation Why Podcast is listed (or ranked) 4 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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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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Up and Vanished is listed (or ranked) 6 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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True Crime All The Time is listed (or ranked) 7 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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In the Dark is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Someone Knows Something is listed (or ranked) 9 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) 10 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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Once Upon A Crime | True Crime is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Unsolved Murders: True Crime S... is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Missing & Murdered: Finding Cl... is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Sword and Scale is listed (or ranked) 14 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) 15 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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True Murder: The Most Shocking... is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Hollywood & Crime is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular True Crime Podcasts Right Now, Ranked

This podcast docu-drama serializes the infamous story of the Black Dahlia, uncovering new evidence and investigating similar cases.

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48 Hours is listed (or ranked) 18 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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The Serial Killer Podcast is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Crimetown is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular True Crime Podcasts Right Now, Ranked

Hosts Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier spend each season investigating the culture of crime in different American cities.

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True Crime Brewery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular True Crime Podcasts Right Now, Ranked
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Embedded is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular True Crime Podcasts Right Now, Ranked

Host Kelly McEvers deep dives on current news, looking at the stories behind the crimes.

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Detective is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular True Crime Podcasts Right Now, Ranked

Host Detective Rod Demery tells stories from his life and career.

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Undisclosed is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular True Crime Podcasts Right Now, Ranked

Investigating wrongful convictions, following the path of a crime from perpetration through its journey through the criminal justice system.

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True Crime Historian is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular True Crime Podcasts Right Now, Ranked

Historic crimes are given new life through their forgotten and scandalous newspaper accounts.