If there is one thing you guys don’t know about me yet, it is probably that I love true crime. I’ve watched many documentaries and TV shows on true crime cases, read up on cases and theories, and now I’m starting to get into podcasts. Whenever I’m studying, blogging or doing anything around the house, I love to listen to or watch YouTube videos. I just don’t like silence – even when I am going to bed, I have to put on something so I’m not trying to fall asleep in silence. There’s only so many videos in my subscription box, however, and I’ve heard about true crime podcasts before – so, I decided that I’d try out listening to them. Today, I’ll be sharing with you my top 3 true crime podcasts so far!
This post is sponsored by Panasonic and their Wireless Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker.* I have had speakers in the past, however I never realised I could get one that is waterproof! I think this is great as, like I said, I like to watch or listen to things every second of the day – especially in the bath. Popping on something I love to listen to when I’m trying to relax is essential, and this Panasonic Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker would be perfect to use without having to worry about water or moisture damaging your speaker. Maybe it doesn’t sound like your thing, but relaxing in a bath or hot tub listening to true crime podcasts sounds like heaven to me!
Speaking of the podcasts, let’s get into my current favourites! (Bear in mind I’m still new to true crime podcasts, and if you have any recommendations for me, I’d love for you to leave them in the comments!)
The first podcast I started listening to was Serial. I heard it was the true crime podcast that really kicked off the genre. So, of course I had to check it out! This podcast has two seasons, and each season follows a different case. I’m still on the first, so I will talk about that one. It follows the case of Hae Min Lee, a highschool student who was murdered in 1999. Her ex-boyfriend, Adnan, was arrested and sentenced for her murder. Solved, right?
Serial, from what I have listened to so far, takes you on a journey where you are constantly wondering whether Adnan really did commit this murder. The host delves deeper into the story and facts of the case than the police ever did. They are lengthy, addictive episodes and I’d really recommend them!
You can find Serial on their website here.
My Favourite Murder
with Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark
I’ve only listened to a couple of episodes of My Favourite Murder so far, but I’m really loving it. I love how, compared to a few other podcasts I’ve tried out, this one is very chatty. It’s hosted by two friends who both have a fascination with true crime, and is very casual but extremely informational. They know so many tiny bits of information on cases I have watched documentaries on before, that the documentaries themselves haven’t mentioned. They have done so much research on these cases in their own time, just for themselves, and it shows just how much they really do enjoy true crime.
You can find My Favourite Murder on Spotify here.
This is my favourite podcast by far! This podcast is about the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier that took place in West Cork in 1996. It is a professional approach to the case, unlike My Favourite Murder. There are interviews with local townspeople, detectives and doctors who were involved with the case, and even news and audio clips from the time.
I love they way they tell you the story of the case, and take you through each detail. They also take you on twists and turns within their storytelling and I love that. I got to the end of episode four and was stunned by part of the case that they revealed. It wasn’t hinted at or mentioned at all leading up to this moment, despite there being plenty of opportunities. (You’ll understand what I mean when you reach that point in the podcast.)
You can find West Cork on Audible here. I’ll admit, I downloaded the free trial just to listen to this podcast. I’d heard great reviews and was so intrigued! I’d really recommend you do the same, even if you cancel your membership straight after (like I did).
That’s my top 3 true crime podcasts! I haven’t finished any of them yet, so please, no spoilers. I am loving them all so far, though!
If you have any other recommendations of other true crime podcasts, please leave them in the comments! What’s your favourite podcast?
Until next time,
*This is a sponsored post – I have been given a product/payment in return for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.