Whether you are a die-hard fan or are new to the genre, it’s clear that true crime is a big part of pop culture. According to whats-on-netflix.com, Netflix’s 2022 show “Dahmer” starring Evan Peters as the infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is currently the streaming service’s third most popular show of all time with over a billion hours watched. True crime podcasts are also gaining popularity.
With spooky season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to listen to true crime podcasts while you exercise, do household tasks, or best of all, while curled up in a blanket with a bottle of wine and some snacks.
Always check the content warnings before listening to a new true crime podcast. These stories can contain graphic details; some may not be for the faint of heart. Here are a few of the best true crime podcasts to consider.
My Favorite Murder
Hosted by Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff, this podcast is described as a “true crime comedy.” There are new hour-long episodes every Thursday, with 30-minute “minisodes” each Monday. Whether you want a quick listen or a longer sit-down, this podcast is best-served bubbly. Pair some chilled Prosecco with a creamy dessert like cheesecake or fresh fruit.
Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat host this weekly podcast. The pair discuss famous and mysterious true crime cases each Monday, in addition to bonus episodes when there is an update on a case. Each episode is around 45 minutes long on average, so settle down with a chilled bottle of pink Moscato and a snack board. Incorporate salted nuts or cured meats to balance the sweetness of the wine.
The name of this podcast speaks for itself. This podcast, hosted by Alaina Urquhart and Ash Kelley, covers a wide range of spooky topics including serial killers, urban legends and creepy stories. Episodes are released every Monday and Thursday and are typically over an hour long. Some even have multiple parts. You’ll want to get comfy with a bottle of Pinot Noir and a cheese pizza when you listen to this podcast.
We hope you enjoy these picks of the best true crime podcasts to listen to this spooky season. Enjoy!