Written true crime

A curated podcast list by Gitte Malene Jensen
Creation Date July 15th, 2018
Updated Date Updated October 15th, 2019
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Really a category with lot´s of very different shows. But what do I call it?
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In October 2017 a woman washed up on a quiet shore in the sleepy New England town of Merrow's Cove. The locals say she was a mermaid. Reporter Emma Kersey returns to her hometown to investigate the case and uncover secrets and folktales that span hundreds of years. Mermaids of Merrow's Cove is a serialized weekly podcast from Massachusetts Public Radio, hosted by journalist Emma Kersey and produced by John Murphy.
Superstition is a southwestern gothic mystery audio drama about a private eye, a bartender, a cop, a missing girl, an old mystery and one very spooky town in Arizona. Pay us a visit in June 2018. Created by Sarah Kolb.
In late January of 2014, the Colorado Sheriff’s Department investigated a murder scene at a remote ranch with almost a dozen dead bodies. To their shock, they discovered one woman was still alive. Host Tara Bay investigates the mystery of the woman known as Jane Doe - who she was, how she survived, and how justice is not yet served.
On July 3, 2015, psychiatrist and local celebrity Dr. John Parker was found dead in his Mashpee, MA office. His death was ruled an apparent suicide, but his son-in-law, Dan Zappulla, doesn't buy it. Dan thinks he was murdered, and he's out to prove it. Join us on this journey through Cape Cod as we search for the ultimate truth behind The Death of Dr. John Parker.
On December 25th, 2007, movie star and heiress Julie Capsom crashed her car into a tree in Northern California, walked into a nearby clearing, and vanished, leaving behind a male torso in her trunk. 10 years later, reporter Bea Casely and private detective Brenda Bentley are going to reopen the case. Each has a personal tie to the story. Each thinks they know what happened. And each knows the other is going to screw this whole thing up. Join Bea, Brenda, and the rest of the Good People at Wheyface Radio as they attempt to answer once and for all: what happened to Julie Capsom?
In 2001 two girls, on opposite sides of town, in the dead of night, stopped what they were doing and walked into the Daniel Boone National Forest. Now, a journalist who grew up with the girls is coming home to find out what happened that night in Olive Hill.
Five years ago, Molly Weaver, Bryan Anderson, and Nathan Howell started a podcast focused on the local legend of a monster called The Blackwood Bugman. Quickly, the investigation grows out of their control, as they discover that, not only are the legends seemingly true, many people in Blackwood have turned up dead or disappeared without a trace. Worse, there may be a reason why no one has ever uncovered the truth before. Someone is watching them, willing to do whatever it takes to keep the secret. Their recordings have finally been released.
On April 10th, 2009, 16 year old Charley Cooper disappeared without a trace. 10 years later, freelance journalist Scott Sinclair journeys to the town of Knight Falls, CA to uncover the truth.
In 2007, a serial killer inspired by Rube Goldberg murdered Lorena Salas, Carlos Aniceto, and Ana Nuñez in Sierra Blanca, Texas then vanished never to be heard of again. Authorities believe that these murders were the collateral damage of a cartel turf war that spilled into Mexico. Though, Lorena's niece, Magdalena Salas, does not believe that story. The Heads of Sierra Blanca is an 8 episode podcast hosted by Magdalena and private investigator, Monica Rodriguez, following their investigative research concerning what really happened and who is responsible. This show is an immersive experience that combines fiction, true crime and real interviews with experts.