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5 True Crime Podcasts for a Spooky Sunday

Sundays are scary, so why not embrace the scary with a gripping true crime podcast? Skip the stress of scanning pages and pages of podcasts and check out these incredible true crime podcasts that are guaranteed to entertain. You might just find your new favorite! 

And That’s Why We Drink

And That’s Why We Drink is a true crime, paranormal comedy podcasts that balances lively hosts with intriguing stories. Even the advertisements are witty and amusing, and with a weekly release schedule and monthly listener’s stories, you’ve got hours of entertainment!

Dirty John

Dirty John chronicles the true crime tale of handsome John Meehan, following the lies and deceit that defined his life and relationship with Debra Newell. Each twist and turn makes you question who is really on the other side of that dating app. Released in 2017, the limited podcast became a hit that was later adapted into a limited series on Bravo starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana.

The Dropout

The Dropout is an investigative piece that asks, “How did Elizabeth Holmes go from the cover of Forbes to a disgraced ex-CEO facing charges that entail 20 years in jail?” Reporter Rebecca Jarvis takes listeners along her three-year investigation into Theranos and the dark truth lurking under the shimmering mirage of a successful Silicon Valley medical start-up.


Another limited series, Caliphate lends the expertise of New York Times reporters Rukmini Callimachi and Andy Mills as they detail the Islamic State and fall of Mosul. From beginning to end, the podcast is captivating limited series that leaves you on the edge of your seat, and listeners can venture far beyond what they’ve heard before to understand ISIS in a whole new way. 

Root of Evil

Stories of the Black Dahlia have dominated pop culture since Elizabeth Short’s gruesome murder in 1947, becoming one of the most famous unsolved murders in American history. Almost every retelling features Dr. George Hodel, famed suspect accused by his own son, but years of speculation have done little to officially close the case. So, what’s so different about Root of Evil? This podcast is told from the perspective of the Hodel family as they explore their relative’s potential guilt and their own connection to the crime of the century. 

Mayme Medlock is a junior at Clemson University, studying political science with an emphasis in international relations. In her free time, you'll find her chasing cute dogs, talking about studying abroad in the Balkans, watching copious amounts of Netflix, and putting people at ease when they question her name's pronunciation (May-m, not May-me).
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