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. Read More
History Intersects With True Crime
The Prolific Aaron Mahnke
If like me, you are a fan of history and true crime podcasts, the Noble Blood podcast is one you should look to find wherever you order your podcasts from. The combining of history, myth, and true crime is the holy grail for us who are fans of these genres with the Lore podcast from Aaron Mahnke being the gold standard of listens over the last few years. Read More
True Crime Podcasts
Monster Presents: Insomniac is a brand new podcast offering stemming from the explosive genre of true crime. Brought to us by iHeartRadio, Insomniac is not just a straight forward investigative format or a narration of past crimes. There is a unique twist in the presentation of Insomniac and it may be just as bone-chilling as any recounting of a harrowing, murderous tale.
While Insomniac certainly delivers the goods on spotlighting and dramatizing notorious true crimes from the past, the host Scott Benjamin is using the platform of Insomniac to bare his soul in the hopes of shedding some of his own personal demons. Read More
The Black Dahlia Murder
The Black Dahlia Murder has intrigued and confused the world since Elizabeth Short was murdered in 1947. Over the years, various theories have been put forward about the identity of the enigmatic killer who rivals Jack the Ripper for his ability to grab the attention of true crime fans.
One name that seems to be thrown up every few years as a suspect is that of notorious Dr. George Hodel who has become an even more important figure to true crime fans following the release of TNT drama, I am The Night. Read More
True Crime Podcasts
The true crime genre in podcasting has exploded in recent years. It is a legitimate phenomenon with a staggering cross-section of different styles, approaches, and manners in which true crime podcast shows are produced.
From principled investigative pieces like Murder On The Space Coast to raucous romps of criminality from our favorite rock stars on Disgraceland, there is a flavor of true crime out there for just about anyone with even the slightest pull towards the genre. Read More
Pushing The Parcast Style
Crimes of Passion, hosted by Lanie Hobbs and brought to us by Parcast, is the podcasting network’s nod to the hardcore fans of the ever-ascending genre of true crime.
The show’s motto is “where true crime, meets true love.” Just by definition, the stories told by Crimes of Passion are infamous cases of murders motivated by love, lust, and misguided feelings. Read More
True Crime Florida Style
Dick Crandall is not your average 78-year-old Florida retiree unless the retirees you know roll around trailer parks with fat pockets of prescription pills for sale. Add onto that pretty picture a drug-addicted younger girlfriend and her drug-addicted son both shacking up with Dick and you have got yourself some good old fashion chaos brewing up in the small coastal town of Brevard County in Florida.
To further lend to the insanity of this story and to prove true life is far more bonkers than any Hollywood script, Dick’s ex-girlfriend happens to be his current girlfriend’s sister and the two sisters along with the addict son are all thick as thieves.
All of this Florida born madness can only mean one thing and that is the true crime podcast series Murder On The Space Coast is back for season number 4. This time around they got another doozy on their hands. Read More
True Crime Dream Team
“The heart of a man is delicious” are the only notes in the feed description of the new terrifying podcast Monstruo. Finally, we have the ultimate new macabre offering from a true crime and dark fiction podcasting dream team.
That team is comprised of Sword and Scale creator Mike Boudet, Jack Luna, the creator of Dark Topic, and Tyler Bell, author and producer of The Westside Fairy Tales. Fans of these respective shows will be in their glory with Monstruo.
The project, according to Mike Boudet, has been in the works for over a year. After a couple of teaser episodes and a documentary style preview, the long-anticipated true crime, psychological, and downright creepy podcast finally arrived on January 9th, 2019. Read More
I am a huge fan of Sword and Scale and obviously if I am listening to the premium “Plus” episodes, I am a paying and supportive listener. They may have built a bridge too far for me to travel, though, in the episode "Plus 29 - The Cannibal Cop".
I ultimately could never stray from what I believe to be the preeminent show in all of the true crime genre, so I will instead take to this article below and air my concerns with the hopes of stirring a healthy and constructive debate amongst my fellow and rabid true crime enthusiast brethren. - Tim Rodgers
Sword and Scale
"Plus 29 - The Cannibal Cop”
What constitutes a thought crime? Not having the correct political point of view? Voting for the wrong party? What about a social media post or tweet?
What is the difference between an unpopular opinion and a vulgar opinion? Is it something that is simply offensive or does it need to rival a flat out hate crime? Who decides which is what and where do we draw lines? Read More
The Kennedy Name
The Kennedy name is one of the most iconic and storied family names in all of American history. Just hearing the name stirs images of patriotism, unrivaled leadership in the face of global crisis, and compassion for all American citizens across the socioeconomic divide.
Just as quickly, though, thoughts of the Kennedy name can turn to the more tragic and darker side of the family as well. Unparalleled suffering from the loss of young lives, rumors of womanizing and excessive alcohol consumption, and of course two assassinations, both within a decades time, that forever changed the soul of America. Read More