I have no idea where the fascination for crime, be it ‘true crime’ or fictional shit came from, or how it’s become so popular mainstream. Once upon a time, anyone that was into the crime genre probably had to hide it like shameful vice others would roll their eyes at. Now convos like ‘have you listened to the latest ep of Casefile’ are pretty common in your local brunch spot and I for one, am always after my next fix as I eagerly wait for weekly episodes to be dropped.
So if you, like me, are just slightly obsessed with all things crime (bar actually being involved in it obvs), I’ve created a list of the best podcasts and TV shows to absorb at your own leisure. I’ve coloured the ones I’ve personally enjoyed and the others are now on my to-do list! If you have additions, don’t be greedy and keep them to yourself and PLS comment below!
What did we listen to before podcasts? The radio? Pah. In an era of the ADHA multi-tasking millennials, we’re flocking to iTunes for content to listen to while we perform boring tasks at work or menial tasks at home. I’ve got a pair of wireless headphones and legit will now happily clean the house if there’s a new podcast episode out.
- Serial – You knew I’d put this on the list. It ‘s not new but it is pretty much responsible for the rise of the crime podcast. If you haven’t listened to it, get on it.
- Dirty John
- They Walk Among Us
- Casefile – It’s my fave and if you can get past the monotonous, Aussie accent, you’ll be hooked.
- Atlanta Monster
- Heaven’s Gate
- In The Dark – I DEVOURED this in a few days, it was so sad and riveting.
- Generation Why
- Up and Vanished
- A Very Fatal Murder – This is a hilarious parody of all true crime podcasts and if you have listened to a bunch you’ll have a major LOL at this.
- Someone Knows Something
- The Fall – Brilliant and you’ll impersonate the accents for laffs.
- How To Get Away With Murder – Shondaland!
- Making A Murderer
- Sons Of Anarchy
- The Killing
- Breaking Bad – Smashed this whole series in a MONTH
- The Sinner – Fave show in 2017!
- The Confession Tapes
- The Keepers
- Killing Fields