10 True Crime Podcasts To Keep You Warm This Winter

Whether you like to listen over time or prefer to binge your crime podcasts, cold winter days are the perfect opportunity to listen to some chilling true crime podcasts.

For those who prefer to take their time with a crime podcast, here’s five to keep you thinking over winter ….. These podcasts will transport you into the heart of intriguing crime narratives, and whether you’re a true crime enthusiast or just love thrilling storytelling, this curated playlist has you covered!

1. Crime Insiders

If you want to uncover the nitty-gritty of solving Australia’s most gripping criminal cases, this is the perfect podcast for you. Hear untold stories from Australian detectives and forensic specialists and the perspectives and voices of criminal experts rarely heard on mainstream media, as they share exclusive insights into what it’s like to investigate some of Australia’s most compelling cases. It is a brilliant listen. LISTEN HERE

2. Secrets We Keep: Nest of Traitors

Three years ago, journalist Joey Watson was pulled into the ultimate spy mystery: during the Cold War, the Australian spy agency ASIO was infiltrated by a Soviet mole. This is a journey into the heart of the deception, where the lines between friend and foe blur. With Russian moles, stolen documents, double agents, and missing files, this podcast takes listeners on a deep dive into the world of spies. LISTEN HERE

3. Redhanded

RedHanded the podcast jumps head first into all manner of macabre madness. We cover everything from big time serial killers (and those you may never have heard of), to hauntings, possessions, disturbing mysteries, bizarre whodunits and basically anything that tickles our creepy fancy. So, join hosts Suruthi Bala and Hannah Maguire, plug in, sit back and prepare for scares. LISTEN HERE

4. Disgraceland

Not your typical music podcast, this series weaves together true crime, music history, mystery, and misadventure. Imagine Jerry Lee Lewis jamming with the Rolling Stones in a criminal underworld, Taylor Swift navigating the dark side of fame, or Cardi B spitting rhymes after being accused of two counts of felony assault in Queens. Host Jake Brennan will take you on a wild ride through the alleged true crime antics and criminal connections of some of the most iconic musicians in history. LISTEN HERE

5. Scamfluencers

Scamfluencers tell the wild stories of influencers who become famous and then commit fraud or other controversies that reveals how a series of bad, desperate, or pathological decisions landed an influencer in trouble. How did a fugitive posing as a diamond heir scam women out of millions he met on Tinder? Why did the American National Ballet founders’ dream of a multicultural ballet company end in murder? What drove a group of online vigilantes to form a sting operation to expose celebrity psychics? Hosts Scaachi Koul and Sarah Hagi take the listener into the mind of the fraudster, their victims, and those who got fooled along the way. LISTEN HERE

For the bingers….. here’s five bite-sized crime podcasts you can start and (and finish) over a Winter weekend! From identity fraud to cold cases, to fugitives, you won’t be able to press stop on these …

1. Death in Ice Valley

This podcast cracks open the file on a decades-long mystery of an unidentified woman whose body was found by hikers in ‘Ice Valley’ near the city of Bergen, Norway. Fans of Nordic Noir shows like The Bridge, will be comforted by the Norwegian accents and ambient sounds of snow underfoot while hosts Marit Higraff and Neil McCarthy introduce the detectives and people involved in the case over 12 short episodes. LISTEN HERE

2. Ghost Story

Ever annoyed your in-laws? How about investigating if one of them was a murderer? Host and journalist Tristan Redman looks into the past of his wife’s family and discovers a strange connection to the ghost that haunted his teenage bedroom. With interviews from family members, Tristan asks questions no-one wants answered in this thrilling six-part podcast. LISTEN HERE

3. Wolves Among Us

Larry Lavin got into one of the most prestigious schools in the United States, but he wasn’t the son of a CEO or politician. To pay his way through dentistry school, Larry starts dealing pot. Soon, he’s running one of the largest cocaine rings on the East Coast of America. How’s that for a gateway drug? You can hear from Larry himself as he tells host Stephen Seidel how he became one of the top fugitives on the FBI’s most wanted list. LISTEN HERE

 4. Fairy Meadow

Cheryl Grimmer was kidnapped from a New South Wales beach in 1970, and even today her family have never given up on finding her. Despite a coronial inquest in 2011 that declared Cheryl dead, there is still no answer to what happened. A $1 million reward for information about her disappearance still stands. LISTEN HERE

5. Fake Heiress

You’ve heard of ‘fake it til you make it’, but when do you give up the act? For Anna Delvey, it wasn’t until she landed herself in prison for fraud. This two-episode podcast series is a perfect quick fix of the deceit and scams perpetrated by a young woman in the world of New York’s elite circles. LISTEN HERE