Go Down the Rabbit Hole With These 15 New True Crime Podcasts
If you're a true crime podcast junky that's already listened to classics like Serial and My Favorite Murder, you're probably ready to dive into a new case. But with dozens of these podcasts popping up all the time, it can be overwhelming to find your next obsession. Thankfully, we're here to help alleviate any choice paralysis you might be facing so you can get absorbed in another thrilling tale ASAP. Whether you're into gruesome murder stories, or intriguing mysteries, we've rounded up the best of the best. So, get your headphones ready for these 15 true crime podcasts that made their debut in 2021.
Hosted by YouTuber and professional makeup artist Bailey Sarian, Dark History covers crimes from the past that you might not have heard about. This podcast is just getting started, but it's already rated 5 stars with over 11,000 reviews, so you know it's good!
In Truer Crime, host Celisia Stanton is dedicated to repackaging popular true crime stories as they should be told, with extra research to back them up. If you're looking for the real facts behind some of the most infamous crimes ever committed, then this is your podcast.
Each week on Unsolved Mysteries, host Steve French dissects open-ended true crime cases. French goes out of his way to bring you cases you've definitely never heard of before. Bored by Bundy? Take a listen.
For fans of podcasts that only investigate one case, Alligator Candy tells the story of Jon Kushner, an 11-year-old boy who went biking on an errand to get his little brother a candy bar and never returned. Join David Kushner as he investigates his brother's case and tries to put the pieces together himself.
Through The Cracks
In 2014, 8-year-old Relisha Rudd disappeared from a homeless shelter in Washington, D.C. Seven years later, she still hasn't been found. Through The Cracks traces the gaps in the broken system that Relisha slipped through and tries to decide if her disappearance was as inevitable as the city claimed it was.
The Trials of Frank Carson
For listeners who like a short and sweet story arc, there's The Trials of Frank Carson. Frank Carson was a successful defense attorney in California, until he was charged with murder. Follow the tale of one of the longest criminal trials in the state's history as you try to figure out if Frank really was a killer.
Looking for something less chilling? Switch from murder to Bitcoin and try an episode of Exit Scam. This podcast follows the case of Gerald Cotten, the founder of Canada's largest Bitcoin exchange who mysteriously died while on vacation in India. He took $215 million of his customers' money with him, since he never wrote down his passwords... But is he really dead?
Baking a Murder
With a 5 star rating and almost 900 reviews, Baking a Murder is the laugh out loud true crime podcast you never knew you needed. Host Stephanie Soo and her fiancè offer their own colorful takes on some of the most bizarre cases ever.
Crime Analyst is hosted by Laura Richards, an award-winning criminal behavioral analyst. Fans of Criminal Minds and other forensic crime shows will love Laura's knowledgable takes on cases, current crime legislation, and more.
Murder in Alliance
Murder in Alliance tells the story of Yvonne Layne, a 26-year-old woman who was found murdered in her home on April 1, 1999. 22 years later, journalist Maggie Freleng and activist Jason Baldwin work together to get to the bottom of this botched case gone wrong.
National Park After Dark
National Park After Dark explores the morbid stories of people who are murdered or go missing in America's national parks. Definitely try not to listen to this one while you run.
Record of Wrong
This six-part podcast, hosted by Emily Haavik, unravels the inner workings of the justice system. Wrongfully convicted individuals explain what's wrong with the courts and the burdens they face in bargaining for their own freedom.
Strange and Unexplained With Daisy Egan
Strange and Unexplained With Daisy Egan covers all things weird. Listen to episodes about Bigfoot, UFOs, stalkers, haunted hotels, and unsolved mysteries while you laugh along with this podcast's Tony award-winning host.
The Daily Crime
If you truly can't ever get enough true crime, then you'll love The Daily Crime. Five days a week, hosts Will Johnson and Reed Redmond speak with journalists and reporters about crime that happens in their own towns. Get the inside scoop from the people who wrote it themselves.
West Cork untangles the murder of French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier who was found dead one day near her vacation home. There were no witnesses, no motive, and only one suspect. Hosts Jennifer Forde and Sam Bungey interview the locals to uncover all the ways that this crime completely rocked a small town. This thrilling mystery is also slated to have its own Netflix docuseries in June.