10 true crime podcasts to listen to this month

Get those headphones on and satisfy your true crime craving.

Get those headphones on and satisfy your true crime craving.

Whether you are hanging at home, taking transit around the city, or just looking for some background noise, these podcasts are guaranteed to be gripping and engaging, yet dark and disturbing.

Check out our list of 10 true crime podcasts to listen to this month below!

My Favorite Murder

My Favorite Murder is hosted by comedian duo Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. This rambling, hilarious and gripping podcast features multiple true crime stories. Taking turns reading out a story each episode, Hardstark and Kilgariff then turn to “Hometown Murders” where listeners can write in and have their stories shared. This is a great podcast for people who want a more light-hearted true crime podcast!

The Last Podcast on the Left

The Last Podcast on the Left perfectly mixes true crime, paranormal stories, and comedy. Hosts Ben Kissel, Marcus Parks, and Henry Zebrowski fill each episode with banter as they retell some of the most insane stories you’ll ever hear. Topics included are often stories of serial killers, cults, crimes of passion, close encounters, ghosts, and things that are just straight up strange! It’s another great podcast that mixes true crime with comedy, so don’t feel weird having a laugh while listening!


Criminal is an awesome podcast that is a must-listen for true crime fans. Each episode is researched and presented in a straightforward, straight to the point way. It drives deep into the stories, headlines and police reports.

Root of Evil

Root of Evil is hosted by sisters Rasha Pecoraro and Yvette Gentile. In this podcast, they investigate their great grandfather, George Hodel, who is believed to be responsible for the infamous death of Elizabeth Short, aka The Black Dahlia. The case itself is horrifying, but the family’s secrets that come to light in this podcast are just as scary.


Casefile is an Australian podcast that speaks about horrible Australian crimes. Running anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour and a half, the narrator and sound designers use noises to amp up the fear in the stories. The podcast covers murders and abductions, and walks listeners through trials and theories about criminals who have still not been caught.

Jensen & Holes: The Murder Squad

Jensen & Holes: The Murder Squad stars retired Cold Case Investigator Paul Holes and Investigative Journalist Billy Jensen. The duo digs into unsolved murders using DNA, social media, and listeners’ tips and ideas to solve cases. Its a great podcast for someone who wants to feel more involved in the cases.

Crime Culture

Crime Culture is a podcast done by friends Hayley Langan and Kaitlin Mahar. The duo discusses the cultural phenomenon surrounding true crime, and the influences that famous crimes have on film, literature, and music. If you want to look at society in a different, slightly darker lens, while also learning about pop culture, this podcast is 100% for you.

Into the Dark

Into the Dark is hosted by investigative reporter Madeline Baran. The podcast’s first two seasons have been deep digs into two unsolved cases. The first season covered the abduction of Jacob Wetterling, and the second followed the murder conviction of Curtis Flowers. This podcast is great if you want to follow along and listen to the stories unfold in almost real time.

Direct Appeal

Direct Appeal features Dr. Meghan Sacks and Dr. Amy Shlosberg, as they examine the case of Melanie McGuire. McGuire has spent 13 years in prison for the murder of her husband, but no forensic evidence against her was ever found on the scene. This gripping podcast examines the evidence and the sources, and goes over 50 hours of interviews with McGuire’s family, friends, witnesses and experts on both sides of the case as they try to uncover the truth.

The Generation Why Podcast

The Generation Why Podcast features friends Aaron and Justin. The show has been running since 2012 and the guys come up with theories and give their opinions of murders, crimes, and conspiracies. It’s a slightly less fact-based podcast, but is still equally engaging and entertaining!