Browse the list of active* true crime podcasts using the buttons below. *For listeners and podcasters, you’ll find the FAQ at the bottom of the page. If you’ve listened to podcasts on this list that you’ve enjoyed, then please share them with your friends and community. It’s free to do and helps immeasurably! There are 897 active podcasts listed, as of Jan 2023.
Mega List of True Crime Podcasts
Put on those headphones after a long day at work, spread out on a sofa, your heartbeat slows, tension eases, cushions tight to your chest, you hit PLAY.
Boom, you find yourself sucked into a real-life story, an adventure to the dark side, eager to know what comes next, what great tales will be told.
The narrator’s passion and their stories see your emotions soar and fall, you’re on the ride until the end of the tracks, no getting off.
Your heartbeat quickens as the story moves, lies exposed, truths relayed, a conspiracy upended, murderers caught, killers escaped, boundaries come crashing down.
When the story is done and dusted, you look in the mirror and realise that you’re safe, the fear has subsided, you’ve learned something, explored history, and been entertained along the way.
Real life crime is a fascinating and valuable area of historical study for people of all ages. It is as important as academic history.
By listening to these podcasts, you are not only supporting fascinating creative individuals, but taking an active part in the history of the world.
Bet you didn’t expect that when you went searching for a list of true crime podcasts?!
What do you mean by active podcasts?
For serial podcasts (regular episodes) the aim is to list those whose most recent episode was released within the past 6 months.
What if I’ve found an inactive podcast?
If you’ve found a serial podcast (regular episodes) whose last episode is over six months ago, let us know by email to email@example.com or comment on our Twitter feed.
What about one-off podcasts who are no longer active?
Some podcasts end their run after a certain number of episodes, completing the story they want to tell.
Though there are no new episodes, the stories are complete and worth listening to.
Many of this style of podcast focus on one case, where no new information is incoming.
Are you biased towards a particular podcast?
We have no bias towards any podcast. The list is in alphabetical order with each podcast represented by the same size image.
Can I add a podcast to the list?
Ensure it’s not listed first then comment/message @truecrimelists on Twitter or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow up to seven days for a response via email.
How often is the list updated/checked?
If there are new additions/changes to be made, the list is updated at least every seven days, sometimes longer.
Do you screen the podcasts you add?
What to do if I’ve found a podcast with questionable content?
How do I get a podcast listed?
Comment/message @truecrimelists on Twitter or send an email to email@example.com. Please allow up to seven days for a response via email.
How much does it cost?
Zero. Nada. Nothing. It’s completely FREE and always will be! Though, a link back to this page, or shoutout, would be much appreciated!
Guidelines for getting podcast listed!
1. A publicly accessible logo.
2. Episodes listed on at least one public service.
3. Must contain a minimum of 50% true crime content.
4. Should not contain illegal content.
5. For serial podcasts – most recent episode in the last 6 months.
How do I get a podcast removed?
Comment/message @truecrimelists on Twitter or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
How long does it take to add/remove a podcast?
Please allow at the very least seven days.
This mega list is a free service for listeners and podcasters, as such it is not updated daily.
Why does my podcast have that particular link?
It’s preferable to link to linktree/genius page but not everyone has this.
The link therefore is taken from the most popular in the Google search for your podcast name.
The aim is to work it top down, first from your own website, then Spotify, Apple, Amazon, and podcast aggregators.
The more links you have on one page, the more options a listener has.
Can I change my link/logo?
If you’ve sent an email/Twitter message to add a podcast, then we will use the link & logo you gave us.
If your main link or logo have changed, let us know.
Comment/message @truecrimelists on Twitter or send an email to email@example.com. Please allow up to seven days for a response via email. Changes will not happen instantly.
Please note that we only use your logo for the purposes of promotion relating to your podcast.