Investigative True Crime Podcasts
Are you looking for to binge podcast that covers one particular topic like a mini-series? Check out our curated list of our favorite investigative true crime podcasts
For nearly half a century, Bill Cosby brought warmth and laughter into hearts across the country, cementing his image as “America’s Dad.” But he also led a dark, secret life preying on women. The comedian carefully coaxed each one into feeling safe and cared for, then left them to puck up the pieces of their lives. It all started with Andrea Costand.
The LISK (Long Island Serial Killer) investigation began in May 2010 with the disappearance of sex worker Shannan Gilbert. In the following months, Suffolk County Police uncovered human remains from nine more murders, including those of the “Gilgo 4,” all sex workers whose bodies were disposed of similarly.
Joe Exotic devoted his life to raising and breeding lions, tigers, and other exotic animals at his Oklahoma zoo. He croons ballads, shoots guns, and puts it all on YouTube. But he’s also made a lot of enemies. And the biggest of all is the owner of a big cat sanctuary in Florida named Carole Baskin. The feud between Joe Exotic and Carole gets messy, vicious, and outrageous.
Maura was a 21 year old student in February 2004 when she inexplicably drove three hours from her dorm in Amherst, Massachusetts to the White Mountains of New Hampshire and vanished. At around 7:30pm, her vehicle was involved in a single-car, non-life-threatening accident at a hairpin turn on a dark & desolate Route 112. She has not been seen or heard from since.
This is the story of a mass-murder that divided a nation – a story that began in a rickety old home on a cold June morning in 1994, where five members of a seemingly ordinary New Zealand family were gunned down. There were two suspects. One lay dead from a single bullet to the head. The other was the only survivor: David Bain.
It was a case nightmares are made of. A D.C. power couple, their 10-year-old son and housekeeper held hostage for nearly 24 hours and murdered inside a burning D.C. mansion. WTOP examines the complicated trail of evidence that police say led to finding their killer and why they say he committed such a brutal crime.
Abby and Libby – 2 young girls murdered. Investigators are searching for the killer using their best clue: a recording of his voice from one of the victims’ phones ordering the girls Down the Hill. Almost three years later, it’s a mystery that still haunts the small town of Delphi, Indiana while police say the killer may walk among them.
In 1978, Rodney Alcala won a date on the popular TV show, The Dating Game. What no one knew was that he was a prolific serial killer in the middle of a cross-country murder spree. In this six-part series, co-hosts Tracy Pattin (Hollywood & Crime) and Stephan Lang (Avatar, Don’t Breathe) take listeners on an unbelievable journey into Alcala’s twisting secret life.
In a forgotten London underworld, a homeless Irishman kills multiple times without detection, unseen in a world where nobody seems to care. A true crime series from RTE in Ireland and Third Ear in Denmark.
Up and Vanished is an investigative documentary-style podcast hosted by Payne Lindsey. The series investigates missing persons cold cases by reviewing old leads, interviewing witnesses and towns people, and on-site investigation.