Many of you know that I love everything true crime. It is my go to genre when it comes to books, TV, movies, and of course podcasts. Lately, I have been getting a lot of questions on what podcasts I am currently listening to and which ones I recommend. I have a long commute to and from work, so podcasts are essential to my life. That is why I am starting a series on my blog where I share the true crime/investigative podcasts that I am currently listening to! Here is part 1!
Let me just start out by saying that Wondery makes some of the BEST podcasts! From ‘Dr. Death’ to ‘Dirty John’ and ‘Gladiator,’ Wondery has a knack for telling stories so powerful and captivating. They recently came out with the podcast ‘Over My Dead Body,’ which looks into relationships gone wrong and the lengths people will go to get what they want. The first season, titled ‘Tally,’ focuses on Dan and Wendi a ‘perfect’ couple whose relationship leads to a bad breakup, a terrible divorce, and a murder case involving high-priced lawyers and unexpected co-conspirators. This podcast has Lifetime Movie Network written all over it and keeps me on my toes every episode. I got my mom hooked to this podcast. She isn’t always into the crime genre, but immediately loved it!
From ABC Radio, ‘The Dropout’ brings you the story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos. Disclaimer: this is not a true crime podcast, but is still just as fascinating. The podcast takes an investigative look into how one young, female billionaire, inspired by Steve Jobs (more like obsessed), deceived the world and lost everything in the process. This podcast reminds me so much of the Fyre Festival documentary, bringing to light the culture of ‘get rich’ no matter what it takes. Not to mention it is also being made into a movie! Definitely recommend!
‘Up and Vanished’ will always have a special place in my heart because it was one of the first true crime podcasts I ever listened to. I also saw Payne live in Boston when he went on tour, so I am somewhat biased, but this really is a fantastic podcast! The team is diving back into season one and documenting the trial and case of Tara Grinstead. If you don’t know what I am talking about, go back and listen to the first season all the way through. I just started on the new episodes, so I will keep everyone posted on what I think. (Without trying to spoil it for the newbies.)
Up Next: ‘To Live and Die in LA’
I have been seeing this advertised all over the place, and it is the next one on my list. ‘To Live and Die in LA’ tells the story of 25 year old Adea Shabani, an aspiring actress and model who vanished without a trace from her apartment complex near Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. The podcast comes from the makers of ‘Up and Vanished’ and dives into the police investigation and what happened to Adea. Downloading these episodes right now, as we speak!
I hope this inspired you to start listening and diving into the world of true crime podcasts. Stay tuned for part 2 coming soon!