You don't know how many times I've Googled "list of true crime podcasts" and been frustrated with the search results. Maybe this genre is still to niche to warrant a comprehensive list of most---if not all---true crime podcasts. But, how useful would that be for obsessive-types like myself? I have so many opinions about true crime podcasts, but no one with whom to share them in real life! I mean, I spend most of the work day with headphones on, listening to podcasts about fucked up shit. And because I'm a DIY-type person, I decided to make that list myself.
A look back at the crimes, trials, and updates that captivated the true crime community in the first half of 2017.
On November 3, 2016, a 45-year-old realtor was arrested when authorities discovered missing person Kala Brown chained to a metal storage container’s interior wall on his rural property. A year after his capture, serial killer Todd Kohlhepp now claims to have more victims than the seven murders of which he's been convicted.
Harriet Elizabeth Riley (sometimes spelled Harriett, but for the sake of consistency, we'll stick with one "t") was born to Mamie and Harold Riley somewhere in Florida on February 26, 1968. She was the third of the Georgia-born couple’s children, with two older brothers, and---according to some reports---possibly an unnamed younger brother. The Rileys were listed … Continue reading A 6-year-old is found wrapped in plastic in a Sacramento dumpster in 1975, 4 years after her father’s unsolved murder. Initially ruled accidental, her “unsolved homicide” case was reopened in 2015: What really happened to Harriet Riley?
The rising popularity of true crime and podcasts gives us a virtual all-you-can-eat buffet of options. But, this makes it harder to wade through the shit and find something good. Avoid the crap and find out which eight true crime podcasts episodes are worth your time.
Have you heard of the FBI Vault, the Bureau's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Library? If like me, you fancy yourself true crime researcher, the online reading room might be your version of heaven. The Vault includes thick files on some of the most notorious, primarily American serial killers and mass murderers: Andrew Cunanan (3 parts) The … Continue reading FBI Vault: Serial Killers and Mass Murderers