Your Next Favorite Podcast: Queers for Fears

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Queers for Fears podcast hosts Abbie and Ellie are two best friends since toddlerhood who talk about all things creepy, spooky, and the horrors of life. We spoke with Ellie and Abbie about their true crime origins, and what inspired them to start their podcast.  

20 Black True Crime Podcasters to Listen to Now

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Take a look at some of our top picks for Black True Crime Podcasts. True Crime spaces could definitely be more inclusive, so we are here to add a bit more diversity.

Scam Goddess

1. Scam Goddess

Tune in to Scam Goddess to hear the storytelling of comedian, Laci Mosley, as she shares all things fraudulent and those who practice it. Laci and her comedic guest host for that week share stories of scams and historic hoodwinks giving you a classic true-crime tale without the death, or as they would call it True Fun Crime.

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts 

Twitter: @scamgoddesspod

Instagram: @scamgoddesspod

Affirmative Murder

2. Affirmative Murder

Affirmative Murder is the podcast trying to bring equality to true crime, and every week Fran and Alvin tell each other murder stories involving minorities. If your first love is comedy + true crime, Alvin and Fran are here to show the rest of us how it’s done!  We recently got to chat with Alvin about his inspiration behind Affirmative Murder and his love of cults!

Check out their interview with us

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts 

Twitter: @AffirmativeMur1

Instagram: @affirmativemurderpod 

 

Murder History Girls

3. Murder History Girls

Brandi and Mikki of Murder History Girls decided to join their love of true crime and history together to create the ultimate podcast–a murder history podcast!  We chatted with the two sisters about working at a cemetery and their favorite true crime tv!

Check out their interview with us 

Twitter: @GirlsMurder

Instagram: @murderhistorygirls 

90s Crime Time

4. 90s Crime Time

Simone is the brains behind the 90s Crime Time Insta, and now the podcast!  If you love the fabulous decade of the 90s, this is definitely the podcast for you!  We chatted with Simone about her love of the 90s, the inspiration behind her podcast, and the massacre at Luby’s Restaurant, which has always haunted her.

Check out their interview with us

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts 

Instagram: @90scrimetime 

Bruh Issa Murder

5. Bruh Issa Murder

Bruh Issa Murder is hosted by Andre Matthews and his black cat, Hex, and he covers true crime cases of color and features music from artists you probably haven’t heard of before. His Instagram is also absolutely delightful, so if you need a good laugh today, be sure to check that out too.  We spoke with Andre about his love of true crime, and his definitive list of podcasts to scare you to sleep! Check out our full interview with Andre in our YouTube chat below!

Check out their interview with us

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts 

Twitter: @murderbruh

Instagram: @bruhissamurder

Handcuffed

6. Handcuffed

Is there a greater joy than discovering a new podcast you love? Well, what if the host of not only delivers fantastic true crime stories, but she brings you those stories with the most comforting British accent?  Look, y’all, I’m American, and I could listen to Rena from Handcuffed tell me grizzly murder stories all day long. I could listen to her talk about balancing a checkbook all day, but we are all so lucky that she chose a true-crime podcast instead!  We were so tickled to talk with Rena about your next favorite podcast that you need to download right now!

Check out their interview with us 

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts

Twitter: @HandcuffedPod

Instagram: @handcuffedpodcast

Crime Noir

7. Crime Noir

We interviewed Candice of Crime Noir the Podcast about her inspiration to share stories about missing and murdered black folx.  If you haven’t heard of Crime Noir yet, get ready to hit that subscribe key, because Candice does an amazing job of sharing these stories in a such a sensitive way, and she shares so many cases that you probably haven’t heard yet!

Check out their interview with us

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts

Twitter: @CrimexNoir

Instragram: @crimenoirthepodcast

Noir True Crime Files

8. NOIR True Crime Files

NOIR True Crime Files is a true crime podcast dedicated to covering criminal cases in the Black community.  We spoke with NTCF Podcast’s host, JiJi about her inspiration to bring more awareness to Black true crime stories that are often underrepresented in the media and about the cases that keep her up at night.

Check out their interview with us

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts

Twitter: @NTCFPodcast 

Instagram: @ntcfpodcast

Crime in the Mitten

9. Crime in the Mitten

You may not be aware, but the state of Michigan has a whole lot of mysterious missing cases and gruesome murders.  Shel and Alia are here to give you the inside scoop on some of Michigan’s most interesting crimes in their awesome podcast, Crime in the Mitten.  Check out our interview with Shal and Ali as we discuss their lifelong friendship and favorite murder shows!

Check out their interview with us 

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts

Twitter:@CrimeMitten

Instagram: @crimeinthemitten. 

10. Crime and Roses

If you love reality tv AND true crime, you have to check out Crime and Roses.  They are a true crime and Bachelor recap podcast podcast, and we honestly started watching The Bachelor just because we love the hosts Megan and Danielle so much.  Each week during the new season of The Bachelor, Crime and Roses recaps the espisode with a tie in to a true crime story in Bachelor Nation.

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts

Twitter: @CrimeandRoses

Instagram: @crimeandroses

 

Blood and Firewater

11. Blood and Firewater- We recently got to chat with Rashad Jones of the Blood and Firewater Podcast to learn all about the fun new show, and how Rashad and his sister got into true crime and what inspired them to start their own podcast involving murder and tequila!

Check out their interview with us 

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts 

Twitter: @bfwpodsquad

Instagram: @bloodandfirewaterpodcast

Zero Dark Murder

12. Zero Dark Murder

Join ChaVohn Nakia every Monday as she discusses true crime cases linked to the Armed Forces across the world. Her podcast has discussed notable cases, like the Michael Peterson case from The Staircase and Katherine Knight, a female cannibal. They also cover lesser-known cases, like serial killer William Henry Hance, who served in the Army and murdered 3 women in cold blood. 

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts

Twitter: @zerodarkmurder

Instagram: @zerodarkmurder 

Book of Lies

13. Book of Lies

Tune in to these two sisters, Sunni and Brandi talking about real-life liers, frauds, fakes, and phonies. Their most recent podcast to date discusses the women that inspired the movie, Hustlers. The movie plot surrounds a group of women who are strippers and resort to stealing to make ends meet.

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts 

Twitter: @Bookofliespod

Instagram: @bookofliespodcast

Late Night Crimecast

14. Late Night Crimecast

Late Night Crimecast is a podcast hosted by Robyn Stephens every Thursday. It surrounds all things true crime-related. The most recent episode talks about the tragic death of Annie Le, a Yale college student whose life ended too soon. Take a look at the links below to get the rest of the details on her podcast.

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts

Twitter: @LNCrimecast

Instagram: @latenightcrimecast 

 

Freedom Speaks

15. Freedom Speaks Podcast

Craig Woodall gives an insightful look into the history of lynchings in the United States. His most recent podcast highlights the lynchings of Thomas Ship, Abram Smith, and James Cameron. A photo of their lynching was popularized and labeled as iconic because it illustrates the pain and hard reality of the US as well as it’s a brutal dark history in regards to it’s the treatment of black people.

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts 

Twitter: @PodcastSpeaks

Fruit Loops

16. Fruit Loops

Fruit Loops is hosted by Wendy and Beth, two true crime enthusiasts showcasing true crime stories based on people of color, certain cases that do not get as much media coverage for that reason. There most recent episode talks about Donald Eugene Younge Jr, a man who is suspected of committing at least 5 women.

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts

Twitter: @FruitLoopsPod

Instagram:@fruitloopspod 

Cases of Color

17. Cases of Color

Case of Color covers missing and unsolved crime cases involving black people and people of color with host, Randi Johnson. This podcast highlights many cases that are not given the attention they deserve due to prejudices encouraged by the media. There most recent podcast highlights Vanessa Guillen’s murder and exposes the mishandling of her case.

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts 

Twitter: @casesofcolor

Instagram: @caseofcolor

 

What Did You Do

18. What Did You Do?! 

Listen in on Dee and Charneil’s podcast What Did You Do?! to hear true crime cases from a mental health and social work perspective. On top of being informative, this podcast will give you a lot of laughs. Their latest episode shares the unfortunate influx of transgender murders while also highlighting the issue isn’t entirely new. They discuss three recent cases as well as one that happened almost a decade ago.

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts

Twitter: @WhatDidYouDo

Killing Color

19. Killing Color

Killing Color explores the forgotten case true crime involving African Americans and other minority groups. Their overall goal is to remember those who lost their lives and make sure their stories are never forgotten.

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts

Twitter: @KillingColor

Instagram: @killingcolorpodcast

 

Sick Sad World

20. Sick Sad World

Enjoy this podcast discussing all things dark and macabre with co-hosts Mari and Jasmine. Join them as they talk about murders, ghost stories, aliens, and all things creepy and spooky. According to their website, they are not creating any new episode, but you can give the 30 other episodes a listen wherever you listen to podcasts.

Listen to them on Apple Podcasts

Twitter: @SickSadWorldSSW

 


Your Next Favorite Podcast: NOIR True Crime Files

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NOIR True Crime Files is a true crime podcast dedicated to covering criminal cases in the Black community.  We spoke with NTCF Podcast’s host, JiJi about her inspiration to bring more awareness to Black true crime stories that are often underrepresented in the media and about the cases that keep her up at night.