National Radio Day: The Spookiest True Crime Podcasts to Listen To

It’s World Radio Day today, what better way to celebrate this day than to recommend some of the best true crime podcasts to tune in to!

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Radio is a form of entertainment that dates bate decades and decades ago. Did you know that the first radio broadcast, KDKA, was first aired in 1920? Since the 1990s, this day has been celebrated to commemorate radio’s effects and contributions to our society. 

The radio was the first device to allow for mass communication. It also was a form of entertainment, education, and news broadcasting. It has evolved continuously over time from broadening station selections that included talk shows, comedy skits, as well as international music stations. In today’s society, radio still plays a crucial role in our everyday lives.

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Now, there are new ways to consume this form of media. In particular, the inventions of podcasts. Podcasts are akin to radio in the fact that they hold the same purpose: to educate, entertain, and are also utilized as a news outlet in some cases. They are digital files that can be downloaded right onto your phone, or you can tune in to a station and listen from there! They are an advanced form of radio: they typically follow a series that is updated weekly and can be delivered to subscribers automatically. 

There are many different forms of podcasts. These include comedy, audiobooks, wellness, cooking, and my personal favorite– true crime! Today, in honor of celebrating National Radio Day, I am going to list off just some of my favorite true-crime podcasts to invite you to subscribe to. 

My Favorite Murder

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This podcast is for those of you who are in to true-crime but don’t take it too seriously. My Favorite Murder is a bi-weekly comedy show starring  Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. They break down some of the most famous murders from the Zodiac Killer to The Golden State Killer. They lovingly call their devoted listeners “murderinos,” and they make their podcast feel like a safe space, despite the content of the conversation. 

You can listen here on Apple Podcasts!

Welcome To Your Fantasy

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Who knew talking about murder could seem sexy? In her eight-episode series, historian Natalia Petrzela dives into the sordid, largely unknown story “behind the powerful mullets, oiled pecs, and non-stop parties” of the Chippendales dancers. The twisted tale tracks how to mastermind Steve Banerjee built the male revue into a phenomenon—and how drugs, greed, and crime tore it all down.

You can listen here on Apple Podcasts!

Morbid: A True Crime Podcast

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My number one favorite true-crime podcast features best friends Ash and Alaina. Their banter is something to admire, as well as the relationship the two have with each other. Besides learning about psycho killers and all things spooky and weird, I just love to listen to them talk about their lives. Besides murders and strange disappearances, they tackle other true-crime subgenres such as spooky myths, creepy history, and haunted places. 

You can listen here on Apple Podcasts!

Crime Junkie

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Accurately named, hosts Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat are obsessed with anything and everything related to true crime. Every week they dive deep into true crime stories that sometimes date back all the way to the 1940s. They also cover fairly recent crimes that you may have not even heard of. 

You can listen here on Apple Podcasts!

The best way to celebrate this day is to listen in on your favorite radio station, or podcast! For all of you true-crime junkies out there, there is sure to be one in this selection that catches your eye. Stay tuned for more on Bookstr, and be sure to check out more podcast-related articles here.

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