My (Work-in-Progress) List of True Crime Podcasts

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.

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On This Day: January 3, 1935, Testimony Begins in Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping/Murder Trial

January 3, 1935: Testimony begins in the Lindbergh baby kidnapping/murder trial. The accused, Bruno Hauptmann, appears in court facing the death penalty.

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?

  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?

In 1981, a Sacramento Man Disappears on Trip to Los Angeles. Two Weeks Later, His Car Found Abandoned in New Orleans: What happened to Dale Kelley?

On the morning of May 20, 1981, 21-year-old Dale Eugene Kelley departed his home in Carmichael, California in his orange 1976 Toyota Celica. He planned make the six-and-a-half hour drive to Los Angeles to visit his girlfriend, but he never made it there. Two weeks later, his car turned up abandoned in in New Orleans, but he was nowhere to be found. What happened to Dale Kelley?

Daniel Nations’s Timeline: Not Yet Suspect in Delphi Double Homicide, as New Details of Life and Criminal History Revealed

What have we learned in the month since a connection was first suggested between Daniel Nations and the unsolved double murder of Liberty German and Abigail Williams? While Indiana State Police have yet to find evidence to either include or exclude Nations as a suspect in the Delphi homicide, new information has come to light about the hatchet-man's sometimes and often violent past.

List the Missing: Four Families Who Disappeared Together

This marks my first List the Missing post, in which I hope to bring some attention to lesser-known missing persons cases. Each list of missing persons will be based on some shared trend. This week's trend is families who disappeared together. 

Eight True Crime Podcast Episodes Worth Listening To

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.

FBI Vault: Serial Killers and Mass Murderers

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

Introducing a Four-Part Series on the 1969 Disappearance of Thomas Riha

Thomas Riha spent the night of March 15, 1969 attending dinner party at a graduate student's Boulder home. The University of Colorado professor appeared distracted and nervous that Friday night, but he was a quiet man by nature and his private life had been particularly chaotic as of late. No one was particularly worried by … Continue reading Introducing a Four-Part Series on the 1969 Disappearance of Thomas Riha

What We Know About Daniel Nations

A man arrested in a Colorado hatchet incident is now considered "person of interest" in the unsolved murders of Delphi, Indiana teens. First published: Friday, September 29, 2017, 12:44 PM EDT The traffic stop arrest of Daniel James Nations in Woodland Park, Colorado relating to an intimidation incident involving a hatchet may lead to a break in … Continue reading What We Know About Daniel Nations