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Best True Crime Podcasts: Episodes & Shows of April 01, 2021

Top True Crime Episodes

For those that love a good Dateline murder mystery, or heck, just want to hear a gripping tale, you can access some of the most captivating true crime and wrongful conviction stories via these fantastic episodes. Take a look at the most mysterious, murderous, and crime-filled tales as voted upon by the listeners.
The list of the top 10 True Crime episodes for April 2021 is compliled from Repod’s podcast app chart data. The list below is updated monthly, daily True Crime charts can be found inside the app.
  • 1
    Supernatural with Ashley Flowers
    Supernatural with Ashley FlowersMYSTICAL: The Pollock Twins
    "This was such a crazy listen. I remember reading an entire reddit thread about kids who made comments about their last lives, and it still creeps me out. I might binge through more from this series."
  • 2
    Crime Countdown
    Crime CountdownFlorida Man Moments
    "This podcast reminds me of the countdowns I used to watch on TV back in the day. Kind of funny. I like the hosts. This episode is all about crimes committed in Florida - they all have silly elements and the criminals all get caught for really fun y reasons. "
  • 3
    Dateline NBC
    Dateline NBCConduct Unbecoming
    "I like the way Dateline handled this case. They came at it from a different angle than most. Very good episode!"
  • 4
    Darknet Diaries
    Darknet Diaries87: Guild of the Grumpy Old Hackers
    "Pair this episode with this episode of Reply All"
  • 5
    Unraveled: Long Island Serial Killer
    Unraveled: Long Island Serial KillerDavid and Goliath
    "Alright alright I’m going to catch up on this series. First episode in and I’m ready for more. 👀 Emily Anderson "
  • 6
    CriminalEpisode 160: Hot Lotto
    "An entertaining listen as the story unfolds. I can’t say anymore as not to ruin it. "
  • 7
    True Crime Talkers: San Diego
    True Crime Talkers: San Diego1- Storming of Capitol, & Police using Drones!?!
    "True Crime Talkers - San Diego is a podcast focused on San Diego related crime - both current and historical. This podcast was started just last month, so if you’re a San Diego native looking for a brand new podcast about crime in the area, then give this show a try! Personally, I found this first episode extremely informative and wonderful to listen to. I’m excited for the next one!"
  • 8
    The Apology Line
    The Apology LineWho’s Sorry Now? | 1
    "Absolutely loving this series!! My only critique is that it does seem to have more ads than the average podcast. Can’t wait for the next installment though 🍿"
  • 9
    The Case
    The CaseJennifer
    "First episode of Barstool’s first true crime podcast. Interesting so far, curious where this series goes"
  • 10
    Mommy Doomsday
    Mommy DoomsdayThe Start of Something Big
    "I can't get enough of this limited series podcast by Dateline! "

Editors Choice: Top True Crime Shows

A list of the best True Crime podcasts (shows) is surely an impossible task with so many amazing podcasts to follow. So, this is definitely not an all-encompassing True Crime list, instead we're showcasing some of the favorites that we've listened to over the years.
The list of the top 7 best True Crime podcasts of 2021 is a compilation of the editor’s choice + collaboration with the Repod community.
  • Bear Brook
    Bear Brook
  • Conviction
  • The Long Hallway
    The Long Hallway
  • Dr. Death
    Dr. Death
  • Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc.
    Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc.
  • Happy Face Presents: Two Face
    Happy Face Presents: Two Face
  • Man In The Window: The Golden State Killer
    Man In The Window: The Golden State Killer

Katie Osterhaus

When Serial (a podcast from the creators of This American Life) came out in 2014, audiences across all the nation were immediately hooked by the audio investigation of Hae Min Lee's 1999 murder. While criminal storytelling is not necessarily new, Serial was groundbreaking in that listeners could join the criminal investigation via a podcast format. Since Serial, True Crime podcasts have become our ultimate obsession. From the clues to the conspiracies, these podcasts draw us into the real life stories of scandal, corruption, evil and innocence. There are two typical types of True Crime podcasts: those that are ‘episodic’ and those that are ‘serialized’ (no pun intended). In an episodic format, each episode will tell a different crime-related story. So, you can start at any episode and get in your true crime fix. Serialized formats tell a story over multiple episodes. These are great for a plane or car ride when you can binge on multiple episodes at one time or, when you wish to hear a longer more complex story. So, without further delay, we've broken this article down into two sections: the best True Crime episodes of the month & the top True Crime shows to follow for ongoing listening.

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