Spring has arrived and it’s the perfect time to get out walking while listening to one of these gripping podcasts. From shocking Australian true crime stories to insights from those on the frontline of criminal investigations, here’s our Top 10 crime podcasts to start right now.
1. Crime Insiders: Forensics
In groundbreaking interviews, explore the world forensics through the stories of the world’s most experienced and decorated experts. Any closer, and you’d be at the scene.
An insanely popular world-wide hit, Morbid is a true crime, creepy history and all-things-spooky podcast hosted by an autopsy technician and a hairstylist! Ash Kelley and Alaina Urquhart deliver a heavy dose of research with a dash of comedy in this brilliant podcast that boasts almost 500 episodes! Listen to the latest episode.
3. Disclosed: The Children In The Pictures
The story you weren’t allowed to hear is finally out in the open. Australian documentary-maker Akhim Dev follows the Queensland Police investigation of a notorious child exploitation website. This powerful eight-part series is an examination into how child abuse has become endemic online, and what we can all do to fight it. The multi award-winning podcast is challenging and tough, but it’s also one everyone needs to listen to.
4. Over My Dead Body
This hugely popular anthology podcast is about people who are pushed beyond their limits and do unspeakable things, hosted by Matthew Shaer and Robert Moor. Listen now
5. You Don’t Know Me
Play armchair detective with LiSTNR’s play-along fictional audio-drama, in which a teenage girl leaves her boyfriend’s house, and is never seen again. The story of Lizzie Burdett’s mysterious disappearance, and the secrets of those in the community around her, is baffling. Set in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, there are unseen twists as each episode focuses on a different potential suspect. It is Big Little Lies meets Agatha Christie, and family drama meets crime-thriller, in a compelling all-new immersive audio-storytelling format.
The podcast of the famed NBC news service, episodes cover classic and current stories, featuring compelling true crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations. Listen to the latest episode.
7. Crime Insiders: Detectives
Each week you’ll gain an insight into how detectives profile criminals, learn how they find killers, and most importantly rescue victims.
8. My Favorite Murder
You know you are a true crime junkie when you are called a “Murderino” by your podcast hosts! For millions across the world, those favourites are Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstack who host this hit true crime comedy podcast. They talk through crime stories, from serial killers and strange disappearances to listener-submitted hometown horrors, with a heavy dose of banter. It’s the dark comedy crime podcast you never knew you were missing!
If too much true crime is just not enough, then welcome to your listening home! This weekly true crime podcast hosted by Ashley Flowers dives deep into solved and unsolved murders, missing people, serial killers, and wanted fugitives. The podcast has been downloaded more than 500 million times and the even better news; there’s a library of over 600 stories – you are welcome! Listen here.
10. Crime Insiders: In Focus
True crime conversations with the people closest to some of Australia’s most compelling cases – from doctors to family members and even the victims themselves. These perspectives, not often heard in mainstream Australian media, offer amazing and insightful perspectives into some of Australia’s biggest crime cases.
Delve into more episodes like these by downloading the free LiSTNR app, the home of crime podcasts.