3 True Crime Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

If you love Dateline, My Favorite Murder, or Buzzfeed Unsolved like I do, here are three more true crime podcasts you need to listen to right now.


I absolutely love Cold. The first season recently ended and I miss listening to new episodes every Wednesday morning.

Cold is about Susan Powell, who vanished on December 7, 2009. Her body has never been found. From the beginning, West Valley City, Utah police suspected Susan’s husband, Josh Powell, had murdered her. They never arrested him. Cold dives deep into the case files, uncovering never-before-heard details. You’ll learn why Susan stayed with an abusive husband, why Josh did what he did and how the justice system failed Susan and her two boys. 

Dirty John

It is so sad to me that so many women think that they have found the man of their dreams—and maybe they have—but sometimes those men turn out to be murderers or con artists.

Debra Newell is a successful interior designer. She meets John Meehan, a handsome man who seems to check all the boxes: attentive, available, just back from a year in Iraq with Doctors Without Borders. But her family doesn’t like John, and they get entangle in an increasingly complex web of love, deception, forgiveness, denial, and ultimately, survival.

Dr. Death

If you hate doctors, this may not be the podcast for you. Or maybe it is because you will know that you can’t get a doctor as bad as Dr. Death. That is, if you do your research.

We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system. Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence. He claimed he was the best in Dallas. If you had back pain, and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away. But soon his patients started to experience complications, and the system failed to protect them. Which begs the question: who—or what—is that system meant to protect? Dr. Death is a story about a charming surgeon, 33 patients and a spineless system.

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