If you know me, you know that I’m not too big of a music listener unless I’m in the gym. Instead, I like to spend my time listening to podcasts. 9/10 if I have a podcast on, it is a true crime one. I remember listening to my first true crime podcast a little over a year ago, and I have been obsessed with them ever since! I have put together a list of 10 of my favorite podcasts that I recommend listening to if you’re struggling to find a series to add to your rotation!
In the Dark: Season 2
On the morning of July 16, 1996, a man murders 4 employees at a furniture store in Winona, Mississippi. A former employee, named Curtis Flowers, quickly became the leading suspect in the 4 murder cases after several eyewitnesses claim to have seen him near the store on the morning of the murders. Although there are no ties between Flowers and the evidence that is collected at the scene, Curtis Flowers is arrested and charged with the murder. He is tried 6 times for the case, breaking history for the most times a case has been tried in court. The series, In the Dark, exposes the corruption of the Winona law enforcement and digs to find the truth of what actually happened in Tardy Furniture.
Mile Marker 181
Deadly accident or premeditated murder? When a young girl is found lying in the middle of the interstate after a night of partying with friends, law enforcement labels the death of Jaleayah Davis a horrific accident. But the local community believes that foul play was involved. Mile Marker 181 investigates the supposed timeline of the night Davis is killed and begins to question those closest to her.
Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers
19-year-old cheerleader, Jessica Chambers is set on fire in her car. When first responders reach her, she reveals the name of who set her on fire. While this may lead to a break in any case, Chambers later passes away and officials on the scene struggle to decipher whose name she actually said… Was it Eric or Derrick or was Jessica protecting someone close to her?
After Brian Carrick visits his job to pick up his paycheck for the week, a fight breaks out between him and another coworker. Brian is later reported missing and is never seen again. A pool of his blood is found in the cooler and blood trace is scattered throughout the back of the store. No one seems to have the answers to solve the crime… that is, until investigators begin to look at Brian’s background as an amateur drug dealer.
Murderville + GA
In a small town in Georgia, I murder takes place at the local Taco Bell. The city believes the new guy in town is guilty. However, while Devonia Inman is in police custody, similar murders continue to wreak havoc on the city. In the Murderville podcast, journalists become investigators and fight to have Inman’s conviction overturned, believing that he is serving time for a brutal crime that he is innocent of.
Serial: Season One
If you are an HBO documentary freak like I am, then you are probably familiar with this case. On a cold winter day in 1999, popular high school student, Hae Lee goes missing. Nearly a month later, her body is found, but not suspect is arrested. Six weeks after Lee’s disappearance, police arrest and charge Adnan Syed, the ex-boyfriend for her murder. Syed claims to have been at the library right after school before attending track practice, but no one is able to vouch for him.
Monster: DC Sniper
This is my Thursday morning podcast. New episodes are still being released every week, so I have not finished it yet; but, it is one of my favorite podcasts I have listened to!
A little over a year after the attack on the twin towers, less than a few states over, terror begins to break out. Innocent people are being murdered while doing simple activities such as pumping gas, or shopping for house supplies. The sniper-style murders take place over the course of a month and 3 states, eventually murdering 17 and injuring 10.
If you have Netflix or are into Lifetime movies, then you have probably heard of this story. A man, John Meehan, who is later revealed to be an ex-convict and con artist, romances Debra Newell. Newell is a very successful interior designer. They meet on a dating app and eventually fall in love. But Debra’s family begins to question the so-called doctor and his intentions. Will Debra continue to stay with John, or will she give in to her family’s concerns?
The Officer’s Wife
A young couple gets into an argument and a moments later, gun shots are heard. Neighbors don’t call police because they believe the shots are coming from the gun range behind the apartment complex. About an hour after the gun shots are heard, the husband who happens to be a police officer receives an alarming text from his wife and rushes back to the complex. He radios for backup and as he is running towards the complex, he hears two gunshots. He believes that his wife has just committed suicide, but the evidence and circumstances don’t look good for the officer.
Chasing Cosby unravels the story behind the Cosby trials, where the infamous Bill Cosby is charged with drugging and raping multiple women. The comedian has managed to escape legal consequences for his dark secret life. However, in light of the #MeToo movement, more allegations are made against Cosby, and he is finally indicted.
True crime doesn’t necessarily mean that murder is involved, so I made sure to give you all a variety of criminal topics, from wrongful convictions to cold case files and sexual assault. These podcasts will certainly feed your true crime fix! I encourage you to listen and let me know what you think! I’m always looking for new podcasts to listen to and would love if you guys have any recommendations!
As Always, Stay Pretty