If you have never listened to a Podcast before, man, it is amazing…..
I find that I always put one on in the car, as it makes travelling just go so quickly, plus I’m learning new things at the same time. Now my whole family love listening to them. And if you are interested in any topic – there will be a podcast to suit.
But me, I love the True Crime stuff, it’s just damn fascinating, especially how they put the facts together to work out who did it! So I thought I’d share my top 15 favourite True Crime Podcasts!
Presented by an anonymous Australian presenter, Casefile is a true crime podcast that will prove fact is scarier than fiction. Each episode explored a new case, and in the episodes, you’ll find yourself shocked, terrified, and unbelieving at the strange, mysterious and unsolved cases they share. Casefile is renowned for great storytelling, and sticking to the facts without rambling on.
2. True Crime Garage
Entertaining and prolific, True Crime Garage is a podcast that looks at a new case each week, spanning headline news to real-life horror crimes. Presented by two guys, True Crime Garage is a back-and-forth banter with a little focus on the beers of the week, and a whole lot of scary, scary crime.
Crimetown is a popular podcast from Gimlet Media and the creators of The Jinx on HBO. In each season, they look at the culture of crime in a different city in America. Now in their first season, they’re looking at Providence, Rhode Island, renowned for its organised crime and corruption. Thrilling stuff.
Bowraville is a podcast series that looks at just one criminal case from Australia’s history: the disappearance of three Aboriginal young people from one street in a year. The podcast investigates the decade-old crimes and killings to try and figure out just who was responsible for the deaths of the children, and why they were never jailed.
5. Sword and Scale
Sword and Scale is a wildly popular true crime podcast that had around half a million listeners all over the world in 2016. They explore the seedy underworld of criminal activity from high-profile trials to unsolved murders, serial killers, missing persons and weird news. Don’t be surprised if you never sleep again!
6. Little Girl Lost: The Unsolved Murder of Leanne Holland
Little Girl Lost is an eight-episode series about the unsolved murder of Leanne Holland. Leanne was only a teenager when her body was found bloodied and beaten in bushland in Ipswich. Leanne’s sister’s boyfriend, Graham Stafford was convicted of her murder and served time in prison until he was released when his conviction was quashed on appeal. Hear from Graham himself, the detectives that tried to solve the case, and suspects that could have done it.
7. Searching for Rachel Antonio
Searching For Rachel Antonio is a podcast created by investigative journalist David Murray from The Courier Mail, who was contacted by the family of Rachel Antonio, a girl who went missing in QLD 18 years earlier. She was never found, and Murray’s investigation seeks to find answers for her desperate family.
8. Finding Tammy Jo
The body of a young woman was found in Caledonia, New York in 1979. Her injuries included two gunshot wounds to the head. Her identity couldn’t be found, until Webslueths put together an image of what she might of looked like. The facinating podcast that shows that when all leads are exhausted, the public may just be the ones to solve the case.
9. Real Crime Profile
A former criminal profiler for the FBI, Jim Clemente, along with Laura Richards, formerly of New Scotland Yard, look at profiling the behaviour of the key people behind some of the most notorious criminal cases. It is an interesting look at the minds behind the crimes, and definitely worth a listen.
10. Phoebe’s Fall
Another podcast that just focuses on one case is Phoebe’s Fall, produced by The Age in Melbourne. It explores the case of Phoebe Handsjuk, who was found at the bottom of a garbage chute in a luxury apartment building in 2010. Her death was recorded as misadventure, but with major holes in the case. How she died remains a mystery.