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Best True Crime Podcasts: Episodes & Shows of October 01, 2020

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 October 2020 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
    Darknet Diaries
    Darknet Diaries72: Bangladesh Bank Heist
    "Crazy story here. In 2016 a group of hackers known as “Lazarus” successfully stole $81 million from a bank in Bangladesh — perhaps the largest amount of money ever stolen in a bank heist. This episode covers the surrounding story, who/if they were caught, and the hackers’ country of origin — which will surprise you. "
  • 2
    Pretend - a true crime documentary podcast
    Pretend - a true crime documentary podcastS601: How to disappear part 1
    "Golly this sure is interesting. It’s a 4-part mini series of explaining the in’s and outs of people disappearances/faking their own death. They interview professional people hunters to explain the ins and outs of disappearances like how detectives track people down, what happens legally to missing people, and how you can disappear 👀😅"
  • 3
    Criminal
    CriminalEpisode 149: Dr. Parkman is Missing
    "I’m learn something new with every podcast that covers this bizarre case. This episode of Criminal is probably the most in-depth telling of the case I’ve heard. "
  • 4
    Strangers
    StrangersThe Schmidts, Part 1
    "Strangers is a beautiful podcast. Most episodes these days are hiding behind a paywall on Patreon but I can honestly say it’s worth the money. Listen to this episode and all available episodes and you’ll know why. "
  • 5
    You're Wrong About
    You're Wrong AboutPrincess Diana Part 1: The Courtship
    "Huge Princess Diana fan here 👋🏻 I didn’t know how she grew up and it was quite fascinating. I watch The Crown on Netflix and the next season is about Princess Diana and Prince Charles so I’m gearing up for that! "
  • 6
    Pretend - a true crime documentary podcast
    Pretend - a true crime documentary podcastS602: How to disappear part 2
  • 7
    Louder Than A Riot
    Louder Than A RiotThe Conspiracy Against Hip-Hop
    "Music influences culture just as much as culture influences music, and "Louder than a Riot" is simply nothing less than perfection. Regardless of whether you're a hip-hop fan or not, you will definitely find the messages and stories told in this series worth listening to. "
  • 8
    Nocturne
    NocturneThe Drop
  • 9
    Darknet Diaries
    Darknet Diaries74: Mikko
  • 10
    Relative Unknown
    Relative UnknownEp 1: The Remains
    "What do you know about the Hell’s Angels? This series tells a true story of Jackee Taylor, the daughter of a Hell’s Angels member who confessed to a murder and took Jackee and the rest of the family into the Witness Protection program for almost 40 years. A strange incident makes Jackee reconcile with her past and tell her story about the Hell’s Angels. "

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 10 best True Crime podcasts of 2020 is a compilation of the editor’s choice + collaboration with the Repod community.
  • Bear Brook
    Bear Brook
  • Conviction
    Conviction
  • Dirty John
    Dirty John
  • 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
  • Joe Exotic: Tiger King
    Joe Exotic: Tiger King
  • Man In The Window: The Golden State Killer
    Man In The Window: The Golden State Killer
  • Monster: DC Sniper
    Monster: DC Sniper
  • Murder in Pilot Mountain: A 40 Year Mystery
    Murder in Pilot Mountain: A 40 Year Mystery

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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