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6 True Crime Podcasts That Will Get You Hooked

Everyone has heard of Serial (if you haven’t, go listen to it ASAP), but the hit podcast’s craze has inspired a wave of true crime shows that are just as good, if not better.

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1. Casefile

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This Australian podcast does a great job of matching true crime stories with spooky sound effects and music. The show's mysterious creator includes real interviews with victims and survivors to make it even creepier. Be ready for drama, because this one isn’t for the faint of heart.

2. Criminal

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If you are into crazy murder stories, turn on Criminal right now. Adding a different spin to the usual podcast plotline, this one focuses more on the human beings behind the murders. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself sympathizing with some of the killers while listening.

3. Generation Why

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An ode to all the thinkers out there, Generation Why spares the gruesome details and gets real about intriguing crimes. Hosts Aaron and Justin focus on the motives of criminals and the evidence that exists within the cases. With the number of dramatic podcasts that glorify gore, this one is a breath of fresh air.

4. Undisclosed

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Couldn't get enough of Serial? This podcast picks up right where its predecessor left off. Hosted by three lawyers, the show presents new details and further explores the open ends that Serial left us with in the first season.

5. Real Crime Profile

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If you’re interested in how criminal profiling works, this is your show. Former FBI criminal profiler Jim Clemente and Criminal Minds casting director Laura Richards revisit popular crime stories from the angle of a criminal profiler. Listen to too many episodes and your friends may start to seem like criminals.

6. Snapped

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This show is actually a continuation of a TV series that focuses specifically on female killers. Surprisingly, the lack of visual content doesn’t diminish the experience at all. The interviews with convicts and family members hit close to home, keeping the listener engaged and interested in these crimes of passion—like Ghazal Mansury’s brutal murder of her mother.

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