Crime

The best podcasts for American crime stories, audio drama, unsolved mysteries, cold cases, and some of the most gripping investigations retold. Also included are some book clubs reviewing current & historical crimes.

// List of 19 of the best crime podcasts
Bear Brook

Bear Brook is a true-crime podcast, hosted by Jason moon, about the Bear Brook Murders. And it is gripping. Centered around two barrels, four victims, and a perplexing serial killer, the story managed to change the way murders will forever be investigated.

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    Criminal

    Criminal is an award-winning true-crime podcast centered around telling stories that are gathered from all over the US. Crimes vary between more recent cases or historical ones. And new episodes air every other Friday.

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      Serial

      Serial is a massively popular podcast, narrated by journalist Sarah Koenig, which chronicles real crime stories over the course of each season. The 1st season centered on the disappearance of high school senior Hae Lee Min, the 2nd on the army investigation of Bowe Bergdahl, and the third is coming soon.

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        My Favorite Murder

        My Favorite Murder has become a huge podcast sensation for its host’s ability to bring a little bit of comedy into the crime. Karen & Georgia tell true & sometimes horrific crime stories, but while managing to respect the victims, their personalities also find entertaining humor in the situation.

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          Up and Vanished

          Up and Vanished is a true-crime podcast centered around shining new light on cold cases in order to gather new information. The first season investigates the disappearance of a high school teacher in Georgia. The second looks into a young mom vanishing from a small town in Colorado.

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            Catch & Kill Podcast

            This thrilling 10-episode series follows Ronan Farrow’s investigation into Harvey Weinstein and the institutions that protect powerful men. You’ll hear from #MeToo victims, industry whistleblowers, and undercover investigators retelling the chilling & sordid details in their own words for the first time.

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              Gangster Capitalism

              Centered around uncovering corporate corruption in America, this podcast is an addictive listen. The award-winning first season dove into the power of money amidst the college admissions scandal. And the second is just as gripping, as they investigate the mighty NRA.

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                Chameleon, The Hollywood Con Queen

                This real-life story of a Hollywood con artist convincing people they had been selected for lucrative movie jobs caught the attention of journalists Josh Dean and Vanessa Grigoriadis when it unraveled on social media. Their investigation and where it leads will utterly shock you.

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                  Criminal

                  Criminal is a podcast that tells one-off stories about crime. Not exactly the straightforward murder kind of crime, but something a little more gripping. You’ll find stories of stolen identities & poisonings, people who’ve been wronged, done wrong, and those who’ve been caught in the middle.

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