5 More of the Best True Crime Podcasts

Crime Podcasts

We’ve already done an article highlighting five of the best true crime podcasts out there, but true crime is so popular with those considering a career in criminal justice and there are so many amazing podcasts other there that we needed another article to keep up with demand!

 

So, if you’ve run through the best that Serial or My Favorite Murder has to offer and you’re looking for something else to give you that true crime fix, look no further.

To Live and Die in LA

Hosted by Rolling Stone journalist Neil Strauss, To Live and Die in LA follows the life, and subsequent disappearance of, aspiring Albanian Macedonian actress Adea Shabani. Shabani was last seen alive leaving her Hollywood apartment with her boyfriend in February of 2018 and hasn’t been seen since.

 

The team behind the podcast is the same team that produced Up and Vanished and To Live and Die in LA features the same combination of gripping facts about the case, first-hand interviews with leading figures in the investigation, and great investigative journalist, sometimes at great personal risk, from Neil Strauss.

74 Seconds

Put together by MPR News, 74 Seconds tells the story of a July 2016 traffic stop that ended with the world watching a man die, live on their phones. One of the more relevant true crime stories at the moment, 74 Seconds covers the first police shooting to go to trial in the state of Minnesota, when Officer Jeronimo Yanez shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop.

Missing in Alaska

Missing in Alaska covers the case of the 1972 disappearance of two U.S. congressmen whose plane vanished over Alaska. Headed by investigative journalist Jon Walczak, this podcast looks into a case that was widely dismissed as an accident in light of new information, specifically that, in 1995, a convicted mobster told the F.B.I. that the plane was bombed. 

Someone Knows Something

Hosted by David Ridgen, Someone Knows Something, doesn’t follow a single case, as with the other podcasts we’ve suggested so far, but rather highlights a different missing persons case each week, working with the families to try and shed new light on these tragic disappearances.

Dr. Death

Dr. Death follows the career of Christopher Duntsch, a neurosurgeon specializing in spinal surgery whose botched surgeries led to 31 cases of medical malpractice and left several patients seriously injured and two dead.

 

Reported and hosted by Laura Beil, Dr. Death comes from the same team that produced the hit podcast, and now Netflix drama, Dirty John.

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Written by:

Lisa Myers, J.D., L.L.M.
Legal Studies Department Director
J.D. L.L.M. Campbell University
B.A. Corllins University