Podcasts to Kill Time

Destinee Turner , Staff Writer

Lately, society has become more fascinated by the world of murder and crime and loves learning about unsolved cases. Podcasts are one of the best ways to satisfy this craving for the unnerving. You can check them out on multiple platforms, two of the biggest being Apple Podcasts (which is pre-downloaded if you have an iPhone) or Spotify. It’s like a tv show for your ears and here are a few to get you hooked.

Criminal: This podcast goes beyond focusing on unsolved murder cases. It covers everything from kidnapping to heists, with perspectives ranging from victims to law enforcement to criminals. It’s great if you want to learn about the most famous jailbreak of all time, or if you just want to get caught up in a world of complex crime.

Darknet Diaries: There’s a bit of a twist with this one; all the crimes are related to the internet. It’s filled with tales of hacking, viruses and cyberwarfare big and small. Whether you want to hear stories of government espionage or ordinary people who got away with hacking, there’s guaranteed to be a story that will interest you.

S-Town: A journalist investigates a tiny, rural town in Alabama, where a he learns of a man that allegedly got away with murder. It moves from a simple whodunit story to a tragedy about corruption, and the culture of small-town America. Because the subject of the podcast did not give his consent for his story to be exploited, this series is stirring controversy over ethical journalism.

Serial Killers: This one is pretty self-explanatory. If you like hearing about human nature’s dark side, you’ll probably enjoy this. It focuses on lesser known killers, so even if you think you know everything, there’s always someone new you can learn about. The series allows you to take a look into the minds of these killers and gain a better understanding of them.

My Favorite Murder: The most popular by far, each episode features a true crime, murder or survivor story told by comedians Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgraff. The grisly tales mix well with the humor and chemistry of the hosts. Each episode features a true crime, murder, or survivor story. Fans of this series can even purchase merchandise and join a fan club. It continues to be one of the most downloaded podcasts.