It’s okay to be spooky and want to get a little festive! We’ve put together a list of our favorite true crime podcast episodes that cover holiday crimes from murder to heists to listen while you wrap presents and decorate the tree! We’ve made it even easier by making a Spotify playlist:
No matter how festive and joyous the occasion, Murderinos never stop fulfilling their insatiable hunger for true crime entertainment. Instead, they find themselves tuning into special holiday episodes of their favorite true crime podcasts, snuggling under a cozy blanket, and thoroughly spooking themselves whilst their less crime-savvy pals sing merry songs. To get ya’ll started on your holiday true crime journey, I’ve compiled a few of my favorite podcast episodes covering the infamous Lawson Family Murder case of 1929. Enjoy!
f you like some ghost stories interspersed with your true crime, and are also coping with this lockdown with podcasts and alcohol, Tipsy Mysteries is the podcast for you! Tipsy mysteries discusses the different mysteries that keep them up at night all while being…tipsy! We chatted with hosts Kate and V about the mysterious stories that haunt them.
The founder of Wondery is facing federal corruption charges.
It’s the height of spooky season, which means there is no better time for a good horror movie. Hosted by Gracie and Abbey, longtime friends and self-proclaimed horror nerds, Good Mourning Nancy is about their favorite scary movies that will lift your spirit and give you the strength to join the living for the rest of the day! We chatted with Abbey and Gracey about what inspired them to start a horror podcast and their love of true crime!
A New York man confesses to stabbing and dismembering his wife on vacation in France (3:38). And a Montana man charged with 64 counts of child sex abuse receives a one-year deferred prison sentence in a plea deal (12:16). He’s also married to one of his alleged victims.
Latasha Pierce is no stranger to the podcast world, and her newest podcast, Sinister Silhouettes, explores the illicit, the sordid, and the downright conniving acts that one person can commit against another. We chatted with Latasha about the hometown murder that hit a little too close to home for her and the serial killer that haunts her dreams.
Your next favorite podcast is definitely Suspiria. Suspiria is a true crime podcast that focuses on crimes in Latin America. Born and raised in Brazil, the hosts shed light on cases that go unnoticed by many,but that have been imprinted in the memories of many Lations. We spoke with Stephanie and Carolina about what inspired them to start their show, and about the true crime cases that keep them up at night.
True Crime Witch takes you into the world of everything murderous, mysterious, and downright macabre. We spoke with Emma Tranter about her inspiration to start the show, a disappearance that has always haunted her, and her official list of true crime podcast recommendations!
MurderMurder News presents the biggest true crime stories of the week! This week, we discuss the murder of Breonna Taylor, the mysterious death of Kendrick Johnson, and an update on Lori Vallow’s children. Plus, we have special guest, True Crime Witch!
We are so excited to have Bethany Jones with us from this week’s favorite podcast, Pros & Cons. Pros & Cons is hosted by veteran true crime television producers Bethany Jones and Adriana Padilla for the ultimate insider look into the world of true crime with insight from the pros and cons that actually lived the cases. We chatted with Bethany about her inspiration for the podcast, how she found herself working as a producer on Killer Kids, and how she got the nickname The Inmate Whisperer. Check out our interview with Bethany, and be sure to subscribe to Pros & Cons so you don’t miss a single episode!
Bruh Issa Murder is hosted by Andre Matthews and his black cat, Hex, and he covers true crime cases of color and feautures 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!
MurderMurder News presents the biggest true crime stories of the week! This week, we discuss an Incel terrorist attack in Toronto, the murder of two sisters in Georgia, and murderer Ingolf Tuerk Plus, we have special guests Bruh Issa Murder and Fomocast!
Ok, so for most of you, Once Upon a Crime is not new to you, and personally, it was one of the first true crime podcasts I ever discovered three years ago. It is iconic, and we were honored to chat with the legendary Esther Ludlow about Once Upon a Crime, and her newer podcast, Let’s Taco ‘Bout True Crime. If you are new to Once Upon a Crime, one of the things we love about it is how well researched it is, and you really get to know the ins and outs of a story. Be sure to check out our full YouTube interview with Esther below!
MurderMurder News presents the biggest true crime stories of the week! we discuss the murder of Scott Johnson, the murder of Alenny Matos, and a shooting in Fort Worth. Plus, we have special guests Once Upon A Crime and Teresa Mala!
If you are into deep dives into true crime cases, missing persons, conspiracies, and some brand new cases you’ve never heard of, Luminol–True Crime Podcast is for you! We spoke with host Sarah Pardi about her longtime love of true crime, and her very personal story of a murder in her family.
When my personal life or the outside world starts feeling overwhelming, true crime is what I turn to in order to self-soothe. There is something oddly comforting about the way crime stories let us ponder questions about ethics, the law, family dynamics, and trauma, all in a mystery package. Whether the stories are ultimately resolved or remain troublingly open-ended, it’s really the journey that’s the point. Nothing else can really compare.
I know some of you are over the true-crime podcast craze, and I get it. There’s a limit to how much blood, gore, and real-life violence many people can ingest as entertainment. But even if you’ve sworn off true crime forever, the story of the 2011 murder of Betsy Faria and its spiral of ensuing real-life plot twists, culminating in the 2016 murder of Louis Gumpenberger, is too outrageous to sleep on.
If your taste in true crime podcasts leans towards lesser known murders and missing persons cases in small towns, then you are going to love Always Time for True Crime! Each week, the host, Julia, does a deep dive into a case you may not have heard of. We spoke with Julia about how she discovered her love of true crime and the inspiration behind her podcast!
Following in the footsteps of its Your Daily Podcast playlists, Spotify’s new podcast playlists feature hand-picked episodes from the latest and greatest pods.
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.
When it comes to true crime podcasts, there are so many options that it might be overwhelming, but Hillary and Tina from The Muck Podcast, are approaching crime through a different lens. The Muck Podcast covers dark and sometimes weird true stories in American politics. If you are into political scandals, this is definitely the show for you! We chatted with Hillary and Tina about the inspiration behind the podcast along with their best podcast recommendations!
You may recognize Matt Johnson, host of True Crime Deadline, from tv. Matt is an Emmy-winning crime beat reporter in Los Angeles, and in his spare time, he covers cold cases, homicides, mysteries, and murders on his super engaging podcast. We recently had the pleasure of meeting Matt at HLN’s premier of Forensic Files II, and we chatted about his inspiration for starting his own podcast and his interview with Sharon Tate’s sister.
Brandi and Mikki of Murder History Girls decided to join their loves 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!
These off-the-beaten-path true crime podcasts make for perfect binge-listening.
We chatted with CJ from Beyond the Rainbow about representation in the LGBTI community, the time the GSK may have called her house, and THE official list of CJ approved true crime podcasts. If you haven’t subscribed to Beyond the Rainbow – True Crimes of the LGBT yet, you really are missing out!
If you aren’t listening to FBI Retired Case File Review, you are missing out on the rockstar that is Jerri Williams. Jerri is a retired FBI agent, who in her spare time has written three true crime fiction novels, with two more coming out this year! We felt very lucky to sit down with Jerri and learn more about her history in the FBI and some of her favorite cases! If you aren’t already listening to her podcast, get your finger warmed up to hit subscribe!
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 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!
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!
If you are into true crime with a dash of paranormal activity, then Undercover Coven is the podcast for you! We recently sat down with hosts Paula and Ale to talk to them about the inspiration behind their show, what got them into true crime, and their all time favorite murder mysteries, and learn about how to join their cult! Yes, there will be baby goats!
Just about everyone was hooked to Abducted in Plain Sight when it dropped on Netflix last year – and now, a podcast spin-off is set to launch.
The true-crime podcast, Obsessed with: Abducted in Plain Sight will drop next month and is set to delve deeper into the kidnappings with never-before-seen audio and a host of new interviews.
According to Deadline the podcast will be hosted by the documentary’s director, Skye Borgman and will be the first podcast from the Obsessed Network by Patrick Hinds.
Affirmative Murder is the podcast trying to bring equailty 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!
It was an absolute honor to chat with Beth and Wendy of Fruitloops: Serial Killers of Color, because I just might be their biggest fan! You need to know about this podcast because Fruitloops calls into question the misconception that all serial killers are white men, and they are here to bring you all of the best serial killer cases in color! Most of the cases they cover have been new to me, and Wendy and Beth do an amazing job of bringing sensitivity to the stories while often focusing on the victims when possible. Go ahead and subscribe to Fruitloops right now, and then find out more about how they got into true crime, their favorite cases, and their podcast recommendations!
Abducted in Plain Sight is getting a spin-off podcast that will dig deeper into the kidnappings of Jan Broberg by her neighbor Robert Berchtold
I know my priorities!
Mountain View police are producing their own true-crime podcast in hopes of solving cold cases.
I ravenously binged Dirty John, Over My Dead Body, Someone Knows Something and In the Dark. Yet my favorite true-crime podcast is one that repeatedly claims not to be a true-crime podcast: You’re Wrong About.
I had no idea then that I’d spend much of the next 15 years tracking Andrea’s story, and the stories of the dozens of other women who would eventually accuse Bill Cosby of drugging them and of engaging in sexual misconduct.
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!
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