I have super gotten into Podcasts lately, and for some reason I gravitate toward murder, unsolved crimes and kidnappings. I’m not sure why, but they have always just drawn me in. Here are a few of my favorite true crime podcasts I’ve been loving:
Atlanta Monster – A podcast about the kidnappings & murders of over 25 African American children in the ’70s. It questions the person they have in jail for the crimes and the actual evidence they present. The hubs and I devoured this podcast.
Someone Knows Something – This one has multiple seasons! Hooray! I just finished the first season – and it’s about a boy who just seemed to have disappeared into thin air after having gone fishing with his dad and brother. Nothing was ever found from him, and no one seems to know anything. The narrator speaks with the family, has cadaver dogs scour the area, and even follows some leads from psychics to try to find out with happened to Adrien.
74 Seconds – This is about the story and trial of Philando Castile – the case of the guy who was shot and killed by a MN police officer while his girlfriend Facebook’d lived the whole thing. This was at times super hard to listen to (especially hearing the four year old trying to console her mother after the shooting), but of course, relevant for our times. The podcast goes through the incident, goes through the whole trial and verdict. The hardest episode for me to listen to was the listing of all the things they found in his car – it just made it even more human. The episodes are super short and you’ll fly through this one.
In The Dark – This podcast also has two seasons, but I haven’t been able to get into the second one as much as the first. So the first season explores the kidnapping of Jacob Wetterling in Paynesville, MN. The interesting thing about this one is that the case is actually solved while the podcast was in production. So instead of focusing on the “who-dunnit” aspect, they focused on a lot of the missteps of law enforcement and how it affected the community.
Up and Vanished – This podcast deals with the disappearance of Tara Grinstead, a beauty queen turned teacher from Ocilla, GA. This case was known as the largest case file in GA history. He also detailed the missteps of law enforcement in this podcast, as well as interviewing witnesses. This case was also solved by the end of the podcast.
Next podcasts up: Season 2 of Someone Knows Something, Accused & Swindled.
Which podcasts are you loving lately?