18 Creepy True Crime Podcasts That’ll Keep You Up At Night

Sweet dreams.

We asked the BuzzFeed Community what intriguing true crime podcasts they enjoy. Here are the bone-chilling recommendations.

1. My Favorite Murder



“It is a comedy podcast hosted by two of the most amazing women, Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff. They discuss all manner of murder and crime, but from a completely relatable and anxiety-riddled point of view. This is the podcast every closeted murder aficionado wishes they could make with their best friend. Stay sexy, don’t get murdered!”

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Submitted by Christine Antoinette Rizzi, Facebook

2. Lore


“This one is my JAM. Each episode he covers true scary stories throughout history from across the world. They’re like the stories you would tell around a campfire to freak your friends out. Each episode ends with a creepy twist that might keep you up at night! I can’t get enough!”

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Submitted by poopemoji

3. Sword and Scale


“It can be graphic, but it is my absolute favorite true crime podcast.

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Submitted by Lauren Freney, Facebook

4. Criminal


“Phoebe Judge is a great storyteller, and there are a lot of quirky and unique episodes you wouldn’t normally expect from a true crime podcast. Definitely recommend.”

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Submitted by Kelsey Brandon, Facebook

5. Last Podcast on the Left


“It’s not for the easily offended. They talk about serial killers and the crimes they committed on some episodes and other episodes are about aliens and conspiracies. It’s fun, maybe not quite true crime, but still for people interested in morbid topics.”

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Submitted by Lisa Michelle, Facebook

6. Casefile


“An Australian narrator covers a new crime every week. The best part is that it covers a large time frame and is usually a crime that isn’t talked about in every crime show. I binged all the episodes in one week.”

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Submitted by Brittany Ciera Krause, Facebook

7. Generation Why


They talk almost exclusively about unresolved, cold, or just generally fishy crime situations and walk through a few of the prevailing theories of how the crime went down.”

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Submitted by Jessi Green, Facebook.

8. True Crime Garage


“It’s my favorite!”

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Submitted by Bethany Hayslip England, Facebook

9. Real Crime Profile


“It’s hosted by two FBI profilers and the casting director of Criminal Minds. They go in depth in cases and focus on the victims. So far they’ve covered the Making a Murderer case, the O.J. trial, the Oscar Pistorius case, and they’ve just stated a new series on a series of murders from the ’80s.”

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Submitted by 19becca83

10. Thin Air


Each episode recounts a missing person and possible leads that have surfaced. The most heartbreaking one is that of Timothy Pitzen.”

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Submitted by gabbyh

11. True Murder


“They release episodes so frequently. Really enthralling.”

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Submitted by wowitsadrienne

12. Thinking Sideways


It’s amazing! There are a ton of episodes that all explore a different mystery.”

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Submitted by haleye4c921c573

13. Someone Knows Something


“It’s about a five-year-old boy who went missing on a fishing trip with his father and siblings and was never found. You all should give it a try, it’s really addicting.

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Submitted by gracecrxmb

14. The Trail That Went Cold


“I like this podcast over the others because it focuses on unsolved disappearances, murders, and other crimes that haven’t received a lot of attention.”

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Submitted by jmc289

15. Undisclosed


This is one of my favorites. It focuses on one story each season and is about an hour to an hour and a half in length.”

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Submitted by Sara Elizabeth Denton, Facebook

16. The Vanished


“SUCH a good one!”

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Submitted by Hillary Smith, Facebook

17. Actual Innocence


“Each episode goes through the trial and eventual exoneration of people wrongfully convicted. It’s bomb as fuck.

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Submitted by WhiskeyNo

18. Serial


“It originally got me hooked on true crime podcasts.”

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Submitted by Fallon Marie

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