Recently I started listening to true crime podcasts. Now I know that I’m late to the podcast scene, but I have quickly become addicted and can’t stop binge-listening to them.
I was never a fan of audiobooks, so the idea of listening to a podcast didn’t seem like something for me. Boy was I wrong! A friend suggested I give it a try. My first podcast was Dr. Death (Season 1). It didn’t take long for me to be hooked!
The main reason I enjoy podcasts is that I can pop in my AirPods and continue doing various other things while listening. I can work on my laptop, fold clothes, or prepare dinner for my family.
Below are four binge-worthy true crime podcasts that I think you should listen to right away.
This is one of those stories that sticks with you. It breaks down how Jen and Sarah Hart seemed to have the perfect family, but behind closed doors that couldn’t be further from the truth. The podcast goes into detail about the events leading up to the tragic deaths of their family.
Cold (Season 1):
This is the story of Susan Powell and the details surrounding her disappearance and murder. The podcast dives into the background of Susan, her husband Josh, and their insane history of family abuse. This podcast has tons of audio never heard on the news, as well as new interviews.
Dr. Death (Season 1):
Dr. Death follows the life and career of Dr. Christopher Duntsch, a charismatic neurosurgeon who was botching spine and brain surgeries. The podcast goes into detail on how Dr. Duntsch used his charm to convince both employers and patients that he was a qualified surgeon when he was actually permanently injuring and even killing some patients. As you are listening, it will really make you look at the entire medical system in a whole new light and ask yourself why it took so long for him to be stopped.
In the Dark (Seasons 1 and 2):
Both seasons 1 and 2 of this podcast are fascinating. Season 1 is a parent’s worst nightmare. It is about the abduction and murder of Jacob Wetterling, questionable police work, and how the case shaped the national sex offender registries. Season 2 goes into detail about a shady District Attorney and the barely circumstantial evidence used in six trials against Curtis Flowers.