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Here Are The Most Chilling Crime Podcasts Of All Time

The truth and nothing but the terrifying truth.

True crime has been around for decades in the form of documentaries and books. But the genre took a monumental leap forward into the public consciousness when podcasting became a thing and soon people could get lost in a word of true crime stories while on the go or if they just want to pass the time.

It goes without saying that there have been a heap of crime podcasts in recent years, which is why we’ve cobbled together a list of the quintessential true crime listens that you definitely need to wrap your head around.

Serial

Of course we have to start with the granddaddy of crime podcasts and the one that kicked this whole genre off. Over the course of three engrossing seasons (so far), Serial hooked listeners in with its in-depth dive into high-profile cases and the American justice system, and created the template in which all future true crime podcasts will follow in years to come.

What Happened To Zac?

18-year-old Zac Barnes disappeared in 2016 and was never seen again. No one knows what exactly happened to Zac. But what we do know is that his disappearance took a toll on his family, friends and community, all of which is explored in What Happened To Zac?

S-Town

Horologist John B. McLemore contacted S-Town host Brian Reed and asked him to investigate an alleged murder. What followed instead was less of a podcast exploring a heinous crime and more of a gripping – and at times invasive – look into the life of McLemore, an eccentric yet supremely interesting man.

The Disappearance Of Des

Desmond Francis Carr went to work along in outback Western Australia on August 2nd, 1979. He was never seen again. 40 years after his disappearance, The Disappearance Of Des podcast may have some answers and whether a crime took place or not.

Over My Dead Body

Dan Markel and Wendi Adelson were both successful lawyers and seemingly had the perfect marriage. That is until Dan was shot to death on July 19, 2014. What unfolds over the course of Over My Dead Body is the true crime podcast take on Valentine’s Day mixed with a dash of Groundhog Day. Check out the best podcasts made for and by women.

The Last Podcast On The Left

For those wanting a crime podcast that’s lighter in tone yet still seeped in heavily researched deep dives into the unsettling and macabre like serial killers, cults conspiracies and other creepy things you’ve seen on the internet, The Last Podcast On The Left is perfect for you. Looking for a podcast covering 2020’s most important topics? Head here.

In The Dark

No crime podcast has managed to combine impeccable storytelling with quality journalism quite like In The Dark. Not only is it an engrossing, but the work put in has had real world consequences on the subjects explored by the podcast. It’s become insanely popular, just like these podcasts. 

Atlanta Monster

Mindhunter explored the Atlanta Child Murders in its second (and final) season in entertaining fashion, but Atlanta Monster goes into even more depth into the murders and is a thoroughly fascinating listen even without the need of Mindhunter‘s dramatic flourishes and fictional additions. If you’re looking for this year’s best podcasts, head here.

There are also plenty of podcasts out there if you’re looking to learn a new language, consume some of BBC’s best content or do a bit of self-improvement If you don’t know where to start, check these podcasts out – or these, if you’re a Spotify user.

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Looking For What Podcast To Listen To? Give These A Listen

From the deadly serious to the hilariously funny, we've got you covered.

It’s tough to know where to start with podcasts, especially in a world where loneliness is more prevalent than ever, since there are so many options you can listen to these days.

It can be intimidating hurdle for podcast newbies so we’ve cobbled together a wide-ranging list of recommendations for those who want to listen to some quality audio content but need a starting off point.

It’s Been A Big Day For…

If you want a nice, bite-sized listen that covers the biggest topic of the day, look do further that GOAT’s very own It’s Been A Big Day For... podcast. From hard-hitting news and entertainment to pop-culture and all things internet, we cover it all every day (except weekends).

My Dad Wrote A Porno

This is exactly as is says on the tin. You wouldn’t think a podcast where three British hosts read and take the piss out of one of their dad’s erotic fiction would be a good listen, yet it is one of the funniest things out there today in the audio world.

WTF With Marc Maron

It’s hard to get celebrities and well known figures to drop their guard in public or on TV. But when a guest talks to Marc Maron, all pretenses are gone and what you get is a raw conversation that dives into what makes them tick. If you want some seriously engrossing interviews involving famous folk like Barack Obama, Cate Blanchett and Jerry Seinfeld (just to name a few), WTF With Marc Maron is a podcast you must listen to.

How Did This Get Made?

Have you ever watched a movie that’s so bad it’s great? How Did This Get Made? is where comedians Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas watch some truly terrible films and then rag on them for a couple hours in a truly hilarious podcast listen.

Thinking Between The Thighs

Ever had a question about sex or something related to sex but were too embarrassed to ask? Well worry no longer because GOAT will answer all those sex questions (and more) on Thinking Between The Thighs, our sexual education prodcast. Speaking of podcasts hosted by women, check out the best podcasts made for and by women.

In The Dark

For those wanting a listen that’s more serious and true to life, it doesn’t get much better than the In The Dark podcast. Each season looks into a murder case and the quality investigative journalism involved elevates this podcast above most true crime listens. Looking for a podcast covering 2020’s most important topics? Head here.

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Yep, Conan O’Brien has his own podcast and it’s as funny – if not funnier – than his normal night time show because he somehow manages to get the balance of dumb yet weirdly smart humour with in-depth celebrity interviews just right. It’s become insanely popular, just like these podcasts. 

Office Ladies

If you ever needed an excuse to re-watch The Office, the Office Ladies podcast is a fantastically entertaining reason. Hosted by Office stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey, this weekly podcast features the duo re-watching an episode of the show and offering details and hilarious behind-the-scenes anecdotes on it. If you’re looking for this year’s best podcasts, head here.

There are also plenty of podcasts out there if you’re looking to learn a new language, do a bit of self-improvement, consume some of BBC’s best content or get stuck into true crime. If you don’t know where to start, check these podcasts out if you’re a Spotify user.

Always be in the loop with our snackable podcast breaking the biggest story of the day. Subscribe to It’s Been A Big Day For… on your favourite podcast app.

5 Podcasts Exploring Topics You Need To Know About In 2020

Everything you need to keep up to date with in one listenable chunk.

It’s probably an understatement to say that 2020 has been a chaotic year filled with more drama and tragedy than any HBO TV series. With so much unfolding seemingly everyday, it can be a bit overwhelming to keep up to date on what’s going on. Well no need to worry because we’ve cobbled together a list of podcast that’ll help keep you in the loop on the biggest topics of 2020.

It’s Been A Big Day For…

If you want to get up to speed on the biggest topic every Monday to Friday, look no further than the It’s Been A Big Day For… podcast. Everything from the entertainment world, politics, news, and all things internet is covered in this daily, bite-sized chunk podcast.

Coronavirus Global Update

The COVID-19 pandemic has been the biggest thing in everyone’s lives throughout 2020 and the pandemic is a thing that’s still evolving on a daily basis. BBC’s Coronavirus Global Update podcast is a short daily podcast that provides helpful news updates on this particular topic and will keep you in the loop on the pandemic in a no-nonsense manner. If you’re looking for this year’s best podcasts, head here.

Pod Save America

With Trump the big orange baby occupying the White House and embarrassing America on a daily basis, the 2020 presidential election has become more important than ever. Given how much nonsense and noise there is in American politics, Pod Save America is a great little podcast that helps distill the many important topics into an enjoyable, easy-to-understand lesson. It’s become insanely popular, just like these podcasts.

Yo, Is This Racist?

With the Black Lives Movement gaining more momentum by the day in the wake of George Floyd’s tragic death, racism is a topic people are talking about yet not everyone fully understands.

Racism not an easy thing to talk about but it is important to understand, which is where Yo, Is This Racist? comes in as it is the podcast that helps educate people about the topic in an entertaining way while teaching folks whether something is, well, racist.

Thinking Between The Thighs

Sex is something everyone thinks about, yet also something that’s frequently misunderstood or not very well explained. Luckily for those who may have sex-related questions but were too afraid to ask, Thinking Between The Thighs will answer all those thirsty queries you have and more. Speaking of podcasts for men and women, check out the best podcasts made for and by women.

There are also plenty of podcasts out there if you’re looking to learn a new language, consume some of BBC’s best content, do a bit of self-improvement or get stuck into true crime. If you don’t know where to start, check these podcasts out – or these, if you’re a Spotify user.

Always be in the loop with our snackable podcast breaking the biggest story of the day. Subscribe to It’s Been A Big Day For… on your favourite podcast app.

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