The colder weather means it’s time for warm beverages (if you’re me it goes coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon and hot chocolate at night), cosy clothes (pjs as soon as I get home from work) and binge watching, reading and listening taken to a whole new level. While for me nothing beats a good book, a podcast on the way to work or while doing something else, like playing with Mo my chinchilla, comes pretty close. Here are 7 of the best crime podcasts * you need to listen to.
*I’ve chosen crime podcasts because mysteries and crime stories are supposed to give your brain a serious workout. You’re welcome.
From NPR and the creators of Serial, comes S-Town. A rich kids brags about getting away with murder and John who hates his Alabama town wants to do something about it. The podcast follows a series of events that will keep you guessing until the very end. There are 7 podcasts so make sure you have time to listen to all of them at once, because you’re going to really want to.
2. Sword and Scale
Although Sword and Scale started back in 2014, I only started listening to it this year. You can start listening to any episode as each one covers something different (although there are a few that continue over a few episodes). From a high profile case to missing persons and unsolved murders, this shows that truth really is stranger than fiction.
Casefile made the best of 2016 iTunes list and is an Australian podcast that covers a new case each episode. They cover weird, unsolved and scary cases that actually happened. Don’t listen to Casefile right before bed, you’ll have weird dreams.
Criminal shows the side of the innocent, the guilty and those that are somewhere in between. The cases are like nothing you’ve heard before and will pull you in right away.
5. Finding Tammy Jo
Murdered in 1979, can Finding Tammy Jo help find her killers? The hosts delve into unanswered questions and speak to people involved. Only 9 episodes long, this is the perfect podcast for a weekend binge listen.
6. Someone knows something
There are two seasons available and each season focuses on a different story. Season 1 tries to find out what happened to Adrien McNaughton (5) when wandered into the woods and was never seen again. How does a family grieve for someone who may still be alive?
On December 31, 1997, at a New Year’s Eve party broadcast on live TV, Sheryl Sheppard accepted a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Michael Lavoie. Two days later, she disappeared. Season 2 explores this mystery.
7. True crime garage
Two guys hangout in their garage, drink beer and talk true crime. They cover headline news to local real life horror story and the audience participates in the conversation too. With over 117 episodes, you won’t run out of material any time soon.
Have I left any of your favourite crime podcasts off of the list? Let me know which ones I should add and what you think of the current list.