True-crime fanatics who are also into podcasts have probably already listened to Serial and S-Town, both of which are in-depth, reported narratives of individual crime stories. Serial blew up in 2015, and the producers released its second season in 2016 and then S-Town in 2017. Since then, there’s been a serious boom in true-crime podcasts. It seems like new ones are cropping up all the time, which means that, just like any genre, it can be hard to find the podcasts that will really grab your attention and hold it for the duration of each episode.
For the true-crime lovers out there, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best true-crime podcasts available now. Some focus on individual crimes, like Serial and S-Town, and others are more procedural. We even threw in a few podcasts that feel like chatting with friends about crime stories rather than listening to reporters talk about the who, what, when, where, why and how of individual crimes.
A version of this article was originally published in April 2017.