The 5 Best New True Crime Podcasts Of 2019

True Crime Podcasts 

The Explosive Genre

True crime is as much an American pastime as baseball and apple pie, thanks to the 2014 hit podcast Serial. But a lot has changed since then. In five short years, the true crime genre has exploded to include a huge variety of podcasts, ranging from narrative pieces like Serial to “murder comedies.”

What makes murder so fascinating for so many people? Maybe it is facing the limits of human cruelty, or the deliciously morbid details, or a failing justice system that gets your blood going. But what can not be denied is that true crime is thriving and here to stay. 

The genre is dominating the podcast charts with no signs of stopping anytime soon. Today, we are living in the golden age of true crime because there are literally hundreds of new podcasts to choose from. 

If you are looking for a new podcast show that is dark, compelling or just plain entertaining we got you covered.

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Confronting: O.J. Simpson With Kim Goldman

The O.J. Simpson Case

25 Years Later

June 12th, 1994 marks the 25th anniversary of the horrific murders of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown-Simpson and the subsequent trial that ensued of O.J. Simpson.

Throughout those tumultuous twenty-five years has been an ongoing media frenzy, court cases, rampant speculation, books, attorney’s careers careening, Kardashians (for crying out loud!), and now most recently a podcast offering.  

Confronting: O.J. Simpson with Kim Goldman is a podcast by the sister of the bystander Ron Goldman who wound up slain alongside Nicole Brown-Simpson. Produced by Wondery, Confronting is a brave endeavor by host Kim Goldman to go back in time and interview all of the major players in the case. 

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A Dude And A Bro Podcast Show: White Lies by NPR

White Lies Podcast

By NPR

White Lies is an ambitious investigative podcast that has clearly declared in their mission that they are setting out to solve a decade’s old murder that stemmed from unrest during the civil rights movement in Selma Alabama back in the 1960s.

On this episode of A Dude And A Bro Podcast Show, we go deep on White Lies.

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A Dude And A Bro Podcast Show: The Dropout - Elizabeth Holmes & The Theranos Story

The Dropout Podcast

Elizabeth Holmes & Theranos

The Dropout podcast comes to us from ABC News Radio and ABC News Nightline. It is a thorough, investigative unpacking of the mind blowing story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos, the business she promised would revolutionize the world.

On this episode of A Dude And A Bro Podcast Show we go deep on The Dropout.

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Podcasts To Listen To: Skimm This - Daily News Podcast

Information Overload

Broadcast news comes at us in a fast and furious pace these days on a 24-7 cycle. We are drinking from the proverbial firehose of information with much of the context and detail flying right beyond our faces.

There is also the ever-growing phenomena of hyper-partisan talking points and ego creeping into many of the shows on cable news outlets. These are shows often produced with talking heads shouting past each other with hyperbole and rhetoric.

Staying informed without getting sucked into a vortex of sensationalized stories or agenda driven editorial commentary can be quite the challenge. The world of podcasting, though, just got a brand new entry in Skimm This that is looking to be a daily resource for bite-sized, story-driven nuggets of news stripped of the fluff and filler that corrodes most traditional news outlets.

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Podcasts To Listen To: The Future Of X By OZY Media

Troubling Outlook

There is plenty to make us feel bleak and hopeless in regards to the future. Climate change seems to be a runaway train with extreme weather events and sea levels both on the rise.

The state of politics is an overstressed and polarized messed. The internet has been an incredible gift for distribution of content but the social media landscape can feel downright toxic at times.

What if there was another side of the story to be written about our future? A future that was steeped in hope and life-altering progress with technology serving as the catalyst for the awe-inspiring change.

The Future Of X

The Future Of X is a brand new podcast offering from OZY Media that dares to paint that picture through short, dramatic vignettes cut amongst leading experts from their respective fields sharing knowledge and a vision of what the future could bring for us all.

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Hostage By Parcast Debuts 2-Part John McCain P.O.W. Special

Parcast

Parcast has rapidly established themselves as a creative force and major player in the ever-expanding world of podcasting.  

One of the many things I appreciate about Parcast is that each show they put out has a similar style and brand, giving the entirety of their network a familiar feel stemming from their approach towards storytelling.

We all know by now that the true crime genre has essentially taken over the podcast-sphere with what feels like an infinitesimal amount of true crime shows. What makes the shows on Parcast unique is the network’s perfected proprietary blend, akin to Reeses melding peanut butter and chocolate, of professional narration coupled with the psychological, almost clinical, approach to covering the granular details of investigative sagas.

It is a creative formula that works tremendously for both entertaining and informing their listeners.

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