Does hearing about the real lives of Ed Kemper, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Ed Gein fill you with wonder and intrigue? Do you spend hours obsessing about the small details of an unsolved crime, sure that you could solve it if given a chance? If so, you are probably a big fan of true crime.
If you can't get enough of true crime stories, check out our list below of the best true crime shows, podcasts, and blogs you can find.
Best True Crime Shows
True crime has become increasingly popular over the past few years, spawning numerous true-crime series and documentaries. Some of the best to stream now are:
- Making a Murderer - Back when it first aired, this one was the talk of the town. All the way through this series is addicting with new twists and turns as the hosts tell the story of Steven Avery, a man who was wrongfully convicted of murder then imprisoned, then later after he got out, he was arrested for the murder of Teresa Halbach. This series on Netflix is exceptionally binge-worthy.
- The Mind of Aaron Hernandez - Another highly addictive true-crime series on Netflix follows the life and ruin of ex-Patriot's tight end Aaron Hernandez. It focuses on his drug use, his father's demise, his bisexuality, and the subsequent murder of this future brother-in-law.
- Abducted in Plain Sight - This docuseries covers an incredible story about a young woman named Jan, abducted twice by her next-door neighbor Robert 'B' Berchtold. This bizarre story has enough jaw-dropping surprises to keep you on the edge of your seat.
- Love Fraud - Every woman everywhere should watch this series which illustrates the dangers of romance with a stranger. Each of the women in the series was duped by a man named Richard Scott Smith, who left them heartbroken and penniless. In a twist, you don't often see, the woman banded together to hunt him down and bring him to justice.
- The Act - Is another unbelievable story that centers on Dee Dee Blanchard and her daughter Gypsy Rose. We see a dark story unfold with each episode of a woman suffering from Munchausen by Proxy syndrome and the eventual shocking outcome.
- An Innocent Man - Based on a 2006 John Grisham novel, An Innocent Man is a story of a man convicted of two murders in Ada, Oklahoma. The man to this day maintains that he is innocent.
Best True Crime Podcasts
For the really true crime obsessed, we have assembled this list of the best true crime podcasts:
- Crime Junkies - This is one of the absolute best true crime podcasts, with dozens of weekly episodes dating back to 2017. The hosts (Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat) cover everything from old, historical crime sprees to current-day mysteries. They tell the stories very well while also injecting their own personal take. One thing that makes them unique is if a crime is solved years after their podcast, they provide updates and never leave you hanging.
- True Crime Garage - TCG is another fascinating podcast that covers all the gory details of real-life serial killers and true crime unsolved mysteries. This one encourages listener participation as the hosts, Nic and Captain, take you through the wild ride of these true crime dramas.
- Serial Killers - Take a trip down a dark alley with Serial Killers as they delve deeply into each story focusing on one infamous serial killer at a time. You may learn new details you've never heard before.
- Criminology - Light banter and unique theories are tossed around as the hosts of Criminology replay each of the most notorious unsolved mysteries and true crime cases in history.
Best True Crime Blogs/Websites
If reading is your thing, check out these blogs/websites where the theme is always the same, true crime and unsolved mysteries.
- All Things Crime - Crime writer Patrick H Moore takes you on an in-depth journey exploring true crime stories in his blog.
- CanCrime Blog- Crime journalist Rob Tripp paints a fascinating picture with his blog focused on true Canadian crimes.
- The Crime Magazine - This one has something for everyone from true crime stories, the criminal justice component, organized crime, government officials, and celebrity crime.
- Jim Fisher True Crime - This is a very popular crime blog from crime writer Jim Fisher that delves deeply into each and every investigation.
- True Crime Diva - explores cold cases, historical true crime, and family horror stories.
- True Crime Guy - If you like a little bit of everything, this one will satisfy. You can read about unsolved murders, missing people, and serial killers. The blog is well written and interesting.
Regardless of how you like to get your true crime fix, the lists above should help you enjoy some old favorites or discover something brand new.