Last Updated on October 18, 2022 by Ben Oakley

The cold is drifting in, bringing with it a darkness so black, it tempts you into its gory arms. You shut the curtains, turn up the audio, and sit back, hoping to relax.

Instead, you’re thrust headlong into a world of murder, intrigue, cults, and mysteries. You feel safe believing they are merely stories.

Except they’re not, they’re as real as the device you hold in your hands right now, or the keyboard on which you tap, with your spiny little fingers.

The ghouls have come out to play, Halloween has arrived, and with it, a plethora of audio delights for those pieces of flesh on the side of your head.

Here are 25 true crime podcasts to give yourself a chilling Halloween!

Better lock that door.

The Unknown

Unknown

The Unknown is a podcast on unsolved mysteries and all things true crime. Each episode we will dive into different cases and topics that to this day remain unsolved and unknown.

Not Adding Up

Not Adding Up

A true crime podcast looking into wrongful convictions, cold cases, unexplained phenomena, and other true crime stories that just don’t add up.

The Midnight Library

Midnight Library

Proudly brought to you by the fine folks at the Astonishing Legends Podcast – Not just another show but a place you can go: The Midnight Library.

You alone, can climb the stairs of the strange, old Victorian mansion and be somewhat welcomed by your Hosts, Miranda Merrick & Mr. Darling. Curl up in a window seat or beside the grand fireplace and hear a tale of times long ago.

Be transported to forgotten lands, learn about ancient customs and mysterious happenings… all in the company of your unusual hosts in their unique setting. Just stay in the cordoned off areas, and you should be fine…

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Corpus Delicti

Corpus Delicti Pod

If true crime is your thing, it’s ours too. With a dash of Southern charm, Jenn and Lindsay crack open the most compelling cases within different series and topics including cruise ship deaths and disappearances, historical crimes, crimes committed by women, crimes that inspired movies, and so much more.

With over 200 episodes there’s plenty to binge.

Defense Diaries

Defense Diaries

Season One: The Gacy Tapes. Join criminal defense attorney Bob Motta on a deep dive into the mind of serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

Complicit Podcast

Complicit Podcast

Where is Lauren Dumolo? Listen to the award-winning docuseries piecing the puzzle together.

Complicit follows the story of 29-year-old Lauren Dumolo, who vanished from her home in Cape Coral, FL, on June 19, 2020.

Her disappearance has baffled her family, friends, and even the police investigating her case. When Lauren’s belongings mysteriously begin appearing in a nearby park, the investigation is escalated, and the community rallies to search for this beautiful missing woman.

But certain people close to Lauren are keeping their distance…the question is: why? Someone knows something; someone is COMPLICIT.

No Body No Crime

No Body No Crime

True Crime Obsessed, Lover of all things spooky, Love a bit of scandal & conspiracy theories, weekly shows.

The Criminal Satirist

The Criminal Satirist is a true crime podcast bringing you brief stories of cults, murder, abuse, mayhem, all with a sprinkling of sarcasm.

The True Crime Enthusiast

Welcome to The True Crime Enthusiast Podcast, which started off life as a weekly written blog in 2016, and has now made the jump into a weekly one man and his mic, matter of fact straight talking podcast.

In it, the host Paul looks at and recounts in-depth true crime cases from the UK and Ireland – solved or unsolved crimes, but more often than not the lesser known and obscure ones.

Ten Minute True Crime

Ten Minute True Crime

The best True Crime stories in ten minutes.

Love and Murder Podcast

Love and Murder Podcast

Hosts Ky & Rick delve into true crime stories about relationships, love, and the events that lead to crime & murder. We do the research into the true crime and try to find out what went wrong in the relationship that led to murder

Weird Distractions

Weird Distractions

Weird Distractions is a weekly show where host Alex rotates in discussing true crime, conspiracy theories, paranormal stories and more to provide a “weird” distraction from everyday life. 

Addicted to Murder

Addicted to Murder

A true crime podcast that looks at the most notorious serial killers through the lenses of childhood development, trauma and psychological factors.

Cortney, a licensed therapist with 10 years experience offers her insights, while Tricia, a mental health and true crime enthusiast shares the details of the killers and their lives.

UK True Crime

UK True Crime

The weekly UK True Crime Podcast, hosted by Adam, is the home of UK true crime. With a new episode every Tuesday since 2016, it is where you discover lesser known UK cases and discover new perspectives and insight on stories you may already know.

The Mystery of Life

Mysteries. Ghosts. Demons. Aliens. True Crime. Conspiracies. The Paranormal. Pirates. Witches. Folklore. Urban Legends. Myths. Cryptozoology. Missing aircrafts and lost treasures. Maybe a Goblin one day.

We talk about it all. If we love it, you love it, or it just makes us raging mad, it’s all on the table.

What more could you possibly want?

Muriel’s Murders

Muriel’s Murders

Muriel is a hardcore fan of true crime. Her husband Nick doesn’t get it. Each week Muriel handpicks a famous (or not so famous) case that she thinks will BLOW. HIS. MIND. Join Nick as he experiences whatever story Muriel forces him to hear.

Ford & Vegas

Ford & Vegas

A True Crime Podcast for the Ages, with Two Friends Who Hate Each Other

Murder, Mischief & Moscato

A comedic true crime podcast hosted by Mary Swarts, Hanna Green & Lynn Samuels, three real life sisters. Join us as we talk true crime: past & present, mischievous happenings, supernatural events, & adult beverages. We’ll learn, laugh, & share a drink with you, so join us as we explore this fascinating world we live in.

Unforbidden Truth

Unforbidden Truth

Unforbidden Truth is hosted weekly by Andrew Dodge. Andrew has been corresponding/visiting with convicted criminals/murderers for 12 years now.

Unforbidden Truth will consist of exclusive interviews with convicted criminals/murderers, professionals in the fields of criminal justice and psychology and more.

Andrew is not an expert in the field and will never claim to be. Andrew has been corresponding/visiting with prisoners for over a decade.

Bloody Happy Hour

Bloody Happy Hour

Hosts Ky & Rick delve into true crime stories about relationships, love, and the events that lead to crime & murder. We do the research into the true crime and try to find out what went wrong in the relationship that led to murder

Crawlspace

Crawlspace

Crawlspace is a true crime show from the team behind Missing Maura Murray. We engage in interesting conversations with authors, criminologists, and media personalities. We dig deep into mysteries and bizarre phenomena. This is where crime & culture meet.

Six Degrees of WTF

Just a gal and her gay best friend talking about unsolved mysteries, urban legends and the weird & macabre.

Friends for 20 years, O’Dell & Erin have always loved talking about true crime, unsolved mysteries and the creepy things some swear are true. Join us each week as we discuss cases and stories full of all kinds of WTF moments with a little snark and a lot of sass.

Hands Off My Podcast

This true-crime podcast is for the lost voices of family, friends, etc. Bringing awareness to #MMIP, #LGBTQ2S, #BIPOC, and #AANHPI communities. They have the story of their loved ones murdered, missing, exploited, human trafficked, or taken their own life. I am dedicated to helping put information out to assist families in finding these lost loved ones

True Crime Broads

Conversations about the unsolved Missy Bevers case, from April 2016. Our goal is to share facts and dispel rumors. Thank you for tuning in! 

Lullaby: The Fear Podcast

Created in 2021 with the intent to bring together a collective of the darkest crimes in history. Lullaby: The Fear Podcast aims to entertain and educate with a mosaic of facts, theatrical dramatizations, psychological case studies, and much more.

Join Ashley Lanna as she explains the progression of the criminal mind. Detailed true crime case dissection is a critical pathway in attempting to understand the actions of a criminal. Not for the glorification and not to praise the crimes. We learn from history and this podcast aims to increase the understanding of the dark psychology.

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