From short investigative series based on an individual cases to series dedicated to cons and hoaxes, true crime podcasts are some of the most bingeable content online today! Because of this, there are now countless podcasts to choose from – luckily for you, this is where we come in! As we celebrate the release of Only Murders in the Building new episodes we are counting down the top 5 murder mystery podcasts to listen to for Only Murders in the Building Fans.
Hosted by Sarah Koenig, Serial is often regarded as everyone’s favourite murder mystery podcast. Dubbed ‘true crime podcast royalty’, Koenig in the first season breaks down the still in contention case against Adnan Syed (a teenager convicted for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee in 1999). With incredible investigative journalistic work and access to Adnan Syed himself, Serial makes for enthralling, meaty and compelling listening. Serial has received the upmost praise in the press with outlets such as The Guardian highlighting it is ‘the greatest murder mystery you will ever hear’. Serial is a reminder that murder (and its subsequent investigation) is complex, tedious and extraordinary – and that despite us being desensitised to murder through mainstream media, these are all true cases that need real answers.
Partners in Crime
A brand new podcast from true crime fans and Love Island host’s Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling, Partners in Crime releases a new episode every Thursday as they uncover the most infamous and bizarre cases in true crime history. The first few episodes have covered German vampire killers and a real life Thelma and Louise. The podcast is already proving a hit with fans with many taking to social media to express their excitement for their new project and it’s currently climbing the podcast charts. By day, they are partners in life. By night, they are partners in crime.
As told by medical journalist, Laura Beil, the first season is a deep-dive into the medical malpractice (to put it lightly) of Dr. Christopher Duntsch. Beil atomizes the actions of Duntsch, shedding light on the patients who trusted him to rid them of their back pain only to leave them deformed, lacerated and maimed. The second season unveils the atrocities by Dr Farid Fata, who treated hundreds of patients for cancers that they did not have. A podcast that is certainly not for the squeamish or weak-stomached, the tales show a horrifying depiction into murderous medical malpractice.
My Favourite Murder
The ultimate true crime, comedy and girl talk pick and mix; this mega-hit podcast proves that all of these elements perfectly flow together. Hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, they honour the victims stories by relaying stories of real world crimes. Their sensational ability to balance humour with the respect for the victims has made this podcast one of the top listens across streaming platforms. Their moto, as fitting as ever, is SSDGM: Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered.
The Only Murders in the Pod
The official Only Murders Podcast; a podcast about a podcast, very meta! It’s a behind the scenes, sneak peak of the Hulu Original, Only Murders in the Building starring Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez. Listen in as Elizabeth Keener and her DIY podcasting partner Kevin Lawn talk to the cast and crew and scramble to get clues on the murder within the show!
SEASON 2 OF ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING NOW STREAMING ON DISNEY+, NEW EPISODES EVERY TUESDAY.