As a true crime fan, this is my favorite crime podcast. Hosts Ash and Alaina are a hilarious sister duo and are extremely knowledgeable. There is a fine line of being too comical or too serious in true crime, and Morbid is the perfect balance.
Crime Junkie is an OG. Every episode covers a different case whether it’s a missing person, a murder, or a serial killer it tells a whole story in a single episode, and hosts Ashley and Brit and ramble. It’s very similar to Morbid IMO, just slightly less casual.
Serial was the first podcast I listened to and still recommend it to everyone. I’ve only listened to the first season, which is about a high school senior, Hae Min Lee, who went missing in 1999 Baltimore. The second season doesn’t have the best reviews, but it seems the third is much better. Plus the host, Sarah Koenig, is great.
This story is absolutely insane. There are so many surprising and freaky things, but that’s what makes it such an interesting story. It focuses on the Powell family and specifically the disappearance of Susan Powell, wife and mother. The narrator even reads from Susan and her husband’s personal journals that give listeners an intimate look into the family’s twisted dynamic. And the father-in-law… it makes my skin crawl just thinking about him.
I listened to season five of Something Knows Something super randomly and loved it so much that I’m about halfway through the first season right now. The fifth season is about Kerrie Brown, a 15 year old girl from Thompson, Manitoba in Canada who went missing from a house party and was found dead two days later. Over 30 years later the Brown family still doesn’t have answers, but host David Rogen forms a relationship with them and interviews the people involved.
Wondery has a lot of good podcasts, and this is one of them. Doctor Death is about Dallas neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch whose patients would experience complications not long after their procedure because Duntsch was intentionally harming his patients. Listeners hear from victims and their families, and it discusses the blind faith we put in doctors that ended up changing his patients’ lives forever.
For some reason this podcast hit me really hard. Kristin mysteriously disappeared from Cal Poly her freshman year of college in 1996 after being escorted to her on-campus dorm following a party. It’s so heartbreaking, like all these cases, and especially upsetting because it really sounds like they have the culprit from the research discussed by narrator Chris Lambert, but there are tons of roadblocks stopping a conviction.
Cody Ko and Noel Miller are peak comedy. Every TMG podcast has a different topic, but they’re usually about pop culture, celebrities, and completely random things like types of bottle openers. Cody and Noel are both comedians so every episode is full of humor, and they even have a few songs under their duo-group Tiny Meat Gang.
I really, really like Emma Chamberlain. I like her vibe and a lot of what she has to say in her podcasts. I also think she low key controls the fashion industry, but that’s a topic for another time. In her podcast, Emma discusses about a large range of things like her thoughts and opinions, stories with friends, and deeper topics like in her Advice Session episodes. Overall, these episodes are an enjoyable listen and Emma please be my friend.