Podcast Review: Trace Evidence True Crime Podcast

Trace Evidence

In the late ’80s, there was a popular television show called Unsolved Mysteries. And if you were a true crime fan back in the stone age then you are aware it was the holy grail. Although the show had a heavy dose of 80’s overproduction and corniness, the stories were interesting and captivating. Trace Evidence is one of the favorite podcasts of r/truecrimepodcasts. Give it a listen to see why it is one of the best true crime podcasts. 

The reason for all of my 80’s true crime television nostalgia? Trace Evidence strictly focuses on unsolved mysteries. Episodes vary from chilling murders to mysterious disappearances. Trace Evidence does a great job of keeping the listener on their toes as you likely will not know many of the cases reviewed.


Host Steven Pacheco conducts an incredible amount of research for each episode and it is clear he has a passion for true crime (so much research that some other shows have used him for sources, cough). We have seen the success this kind of investigative work has produced through other podcasts and documentaries and it’s clear that Steven hopes his show does the same – at it might someday. The narrative format offers breathing room for Steven’s theories and commentary which is much welcomed and provides the podcast with valuable personality given the intensity of the investigations.
I hate to admit it, but I was late to the party on Trace Evidence. By the time I had discovered it, Trace Evidence had already been cracking the podcast charts and built a strong following. After just a few episodes I was hooked and found myself researching and reading up on cases days after I finish an episode. Trace Evidence even offers listeners the ability to interact with the show by leaving the door open to case suggestions, keeping the episodes fresh and interesting. Listeners won’t be disappointed!

About the Author
Jon spent the first fifteen years of his life behind the microphone for a local Boston band. He fell in love with PodCasts while driving between venues. Entertainment podcasts are his passion, and he listens to True Crime to help fall asleep at night.

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