The Best True Crime Podcasts Of 2021 Are Already Here
If you've spent the last year listening to Taylor Swift's "No Body No Crime" on repeat, fallen way too far down a Reddit rabbit hole looking for clues to an Unsolved Mysteries cold case, or binged the entire series of My Favorite Murder, you know that there's never enough of the true crime genre to satisfy your need for deceit and drama. Well, I've got good news: While 2020’s true crime podcast releases had plenty of shock and spook, the upcoming series for 2021 are all spine-tingling in their own ways.
Along with the requisite weekly cold case analyses, this year also promises a step-by-step breakdown of the developing case of Lori and Chad Daybell in the Mommy Doomsday pod, presented by Dateline. (You can never have too much Keith Morrison!) Or, if you want a new topic every week, check out Crime Show or Solvable for bite-sized stories that still pack plenty of emotion and mystery. For legal-minded listeners, check out a first-hand account of America’s current justice system (with an extra-sad twist ending) on Document: Supervision. Maybe you’d rather sit back and laugh at the haphazard scandals of the super rich? Try In God We Lust.
Plus, your past faves are back with new seasons, including To Live and Die in LA, Dr. Death, and LISK—either revisiting cases from past years with additional information, or finding an all-new puzzle to explore.
Whether you’re looking for hard-hitting investigative journalism or just a dose of dark humor, these 49 best true crime podcasts of 2021 are sure to deliver that all year long:
If you're a true crime fanatic looking for a new listen, check out these 49 highly-anticipated, new true crime podcasts of 2021. There's something for everyone: