My #1 holy grail podcast is without a doubt Crime Junkie! I started listening to it over a year ago, and it’s become my favorite podcast for long car rides! I am such a scaredy cat, so playing it while I’m alone at night on a highway in another state probably isn’t the smartest! Lol. Once I caught up to the current episodes, I was actually sad because I loved binging them. My favorite ones are the cases classified as missing because they’re extra spooky since they’re unsolved!
After Crime Junkie, Culpable easily takes the cake! If this podcast had more episodes, it would be a solid tie. Culpable hits very close to home, literally. The story is about a guy from Meridian, Mississippi (45 minutes up the Interstate from my hometown of Laurel) who was murdered, but the local law enforcement labeled it a suicide. This all happened back in 2014, but the story of Christian Andreacchio has only recently caught national attention because of Culpable podcast! I never knew any of this was going on until a few months ago, and it was happening so close to me. Insane!
Up & Vanished
I might need to clarify that my favorite Up & Vanished is the first season about Tara Grinstead! It was one of the first crime podcasts I ever listened to and still a favorite of mine. Payne Lindsay is the guy telling Tara’s story throughout the podcast, and I could listen to him all day. He has a great voice that makes you want to focus on the case! Lol. Tara’s story was super crazy with men coming out of the woodwork every episode. It’s a great one if you’re a newbie podcaster!
True Crime Obsessed
This is my lesser favorite of the crime podcasts I mentioned, but the two hosts are hilarious! The best episode from them is definitely their coverage of Fyre Festival. They were roasting all the people from the documentary! I also like that you don’t have to listen to the episodes in order because each one has a new case. I should mention they joke and laugh a lot, so I personally enjoy them making light of the situation/case! It could offend some, though. Lol!
The Viall Files
If I’m listening to podcasts, they’re 90% crime related. But, I also have a reality tv addiction so that’s where my low key love of The Viall Files comes in. It’s funny because Nick Viall was one of my least favorite bachelors of all time; however, I am such a fan of his podcast! He has made me totally change my opinion of him. I even listen to his podcast before Ben Higgins and Ashley I! That’s saying something! HA