Last Updated: January 14th
True Crime and podcasts go together like peanut butter and (that wrongly incarcerated sh*t is my) jam. With the massive successes of Serial, The Jinx, Making a Murderer, and so many more, it’s clear that we have an insatiable appetite for all things true crime.
That means that there are a lot of choices out there — far too many to list here (check our Best True Crime Podcasts of 2018 list if you want more options). But we can tell you our picks for the 22 best true crime podcasts right now. So draw the shades, cuddle up safely in bed (maybe with some comforting tea), and start streaming one of these noir gems.
If you earn the moniker “Dr. Death,” you’re probably a monster. Host Laura Beil investigates the story of Doctor Christopher Duntsch — a Dallas neurosurgeon who like doing back surgeries. We bet you know where this is going. Dr. Duntsch was all about getting rid of his patient’s back pain and billed himself as the best surgeon in Dallas. Problem was, 33 of his patients became his victims. Then, tragically, those victims found out there were very few repercussions for the doctor through the medical establishment. At least until other doctors started to take note and take Dr. Duntsch to task for his malfeasance. And that’s when things really start to get crazy in this story.
This is a serialized podcast. You’re going to need to start at episode one and listen your way through the eight episodes — all of which are currently free on iTunes. Each episode clocks in at around 45 minutes, making this one the perfect work out or commute listen. Maybe just don’t listen to it right before major surgery.