If you have followed me for a while you know I loved podcasts. I mostly listen to them while driving, working out, or working at home while Charlotte naps. True Crime podcasts are truly some of my favorite because they are so interesting and easy to get caught up in! If you are looking for some good distractions I have rounded up the best true crime podcasts 2021.
Best True Crime Podcasts 2021
True Crime Podcasts: Seasons
Dirty John: So if you haven’t listened to this, it’s super short, only 6 episodes. Almost like a mini-series. It’s about a woman who falls in love with a con man and it really happened in California. It interviews all the people involved and narrated by the writer from the LA Times who wrote about it. Pretty great binge! Also, there is a great mini-series on Netflix!
Dr Death: The first season of Dr Death was about a doctor in my area so I was SUPER curious. The second season just recently came out and I have not listened yet but I heard it’s really good. They are making it into a TV show!
Cold: One of the saddest podcasts but it’s a true story about a family where the wife goes missing and the husband is accused of killing her. There is no evidence but his strange behavior really irks people. Then something even more tragic happens.
Fatal Voyage: The first season is about the mysterious death of Natalie Wood. The second season is about Princess Diana and the third season about JFK Jr. Super interesting!
True Crime Podcasts Weekly Episodes:
Crime Junkies: Probably one of the most popular true crime podcasts and my favorite. I love the hosts and they really have an excellent way of telling stories. Most of the stories are ones you probably have never heard.
Real Crime Profile: This I actually found because of Dirty John. They did a few episodes on it. They cover a lot of real crimes like Amanda Knox, OJ, Making a Murderer, etc. It’s fascinating.
True Crime Garage: This one is a really great one with hosts that dive deep into a lot of mainstream true crimes and some that are a little lesser-known. Really great way of storytelling.
Once Upon A Crime: This is becoming a fast favorite. I really like the way she gives such backstories on the people too. She has a more concise way of telling the stories.
Generation Why: The newest to me. I devoured about 12 episodes in 3 days. Hundreds of back episodes to keep you occupied!
Last Podcast On The Left: Last year I was listening to Once Upon A Crime episode about Kurt Cobain and I guess I’ve been living under a rock because I had no idea there was a conspiracy. So I found an episode about it on this podcast and I’ve been loving it!
Other Podcasts To Listen To In 2021:
I have a lot of posts with different categories of podcasts. I have shared my favorite podcasts, podcasts for moms, personal growth podcasts, guilty pleasure podcasts, blogging podcasts and healthy living podcasts. So check those out if you are curious!
Have you listened to any of the best true crime podcasts in 2021 I listed?
This post was originally posted in 2018 and has been updated for 2021.