I have always been suuuper interested in true crime and
learning about serial killers is a passion of mine
(my favorite serial killer is H.H. Holmes.). Over the past few
months especially I have just been inhaling true crime show
after true crime show and man have I found some golden ones
and I need to share them with y’all! So in this article I am
sharing with you some of my favorite true crime
podcasts, documentaries, and tv shows and hopefully you find
some new shows to watch or listen to!
Morbid: A True Crime Podcast
The hosts on this show, Ash and Elaina are absolutely
hilarious. It is like you are sitting and talking with your crime
obsessed friends. They are very thorough in their research
so you will learn a LOT about each case and you will have a
great time doing it. I can’t tell you how many times I have been
listening to this podcast at work and had to hold back a laugh.
Shout out to my friend Nicole for telling me about this one!
The hosts of this podcast, married couple Josh and
Kendall, have absolutely amazing chemistry, reliable
information, and you can tell that they are passionate about
what they are talking about. I also really like the variety
of episodes they have with some being paranormal, some true
crime, and even some about aliens! Lol
My friend Kristin, who is a park ranger herself, actually
turned me on to this podcast and I listened to it for the
first time while I was out on my last vacation hiking through
various different national parks. I have to say hiking alone
through the national parks hearing about people that had
been kidnapped and/or killed in those same parks or ones
close by definitely heightened my true crime listening
experience, proven by the way I legit jumped if someone
came up behind me on a trail that I didn’t hear. Lol Overall, I really enjoy
this podcast and the host Delia D’Ambra does an amazing job.
And That’s Why We Drink
If you like “Morbid” you are definitely going to
like “And That’s Why We Drink.” The hosts on this show
remind me so much of the hosts of “Morbid” and I
absolutely LOVE them. They do a great job researching
the topics, even reading books in order to find the lesser known
facts about the cases, and I like their little bit where they talk
about what the other is drinking. Oh and they are absolutely
hilarious. #teammilkshake Sorry Christine.
I used to love watching Glam and Gore on Youtube and
that was where I was introduced to the wonderful Mr. Spencer
Henry. I loved watching him go on ghost hunts with Mykie
and figured his podcast was going to be something worth
checking out and boy was I right (per usual lol).
American Murder: The Family Next Door
This true crime story is shocking. I could not get over how
the suspect acted throughout the entire show and the
lengths he ended up going at the end. It takes a truly evil
person to be able to do the things he did.
The Sons of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness
I watched this documentary cause I saw it was trending on
Netflix and after watching it it is evident as to why. This was
a dang good documentary. I seriously sat and watched the
whole series in one sitting. I couldn’t turn it off!
Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes
As I mentioned in the intro I have a slight obsession with
serial killers so when I get to actually hear them talking, like in
the interviews in this show, I feel like a kid in a candy shop. I know….I’m weird.
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness
Judge me all you want, but I couldn’t make this list without
putting this one on it. It was waaaay too popular to ignore
and honestly, a show I did thoroughly enjoy. Definitely
think Carole Baskin killed her husband. #justiceforTigerKing lol
Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer
This was an extremely well done documentary on
Richard Ramirez, aka the Night Stalker. In this documentary
they focused on how they went about catching him, including
how they used his Avia shoe print and .22 gun to connect
him to various different kidnappings and murders. I really
liked all the interviews they had with the police and detectives
working the case and even one of his survivors. Definitely worth a watch.
If like me you are a football fan these ones are definitely worth your time:
The People vs O.J. Simpson
This is another documentary that was trending on Netflix
for quite awhile and again it’s obvious why. I’m not old
enough to remember O.J. playing in the NFL or remember
his trial and the infamous car chase, but his story is so big
that I knew all about him before watching this documentary.
I think this show was really really well done and it was so
interesting to learn more about this story (and also see where
the Kardashians/Jenners got their claim to fame lol). BTW…he totally
did it. That glove SHRUNK.
Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez
This documentary was the talk around work so I had to
watch it and man was it fascinating. It’s hard to imagine
why a successful man, well someone who seemed to be
very successful, would turn and commit murder and I think
this documentary does a great job of diving further
inside his mind and his potential reasons.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
Zac Efron. Man. He did such a fantastic job playing Ted
Bundy in this show that it was almost scary. Casting
him was definitely a great choice and he did a perfect job
encapsulating the charm and confidence and craziness
of Bundy. Honestly his performance made the movie. One thing
to note is that this movie focuses more on Bundy, his life, and
what made him do the things he did and doesn’t really go
into much detail on the murders he committed so if you are looking
for something that goes into more details about what he did to
his victims I know both “Morbid” and “And That’s Why We
Drink” have great episodes on him.
This show is so stinking good. I LOVE it. I will admit that
it is a little on the slow side, but since I am a HUGE serial
killer lover that definitely doesn’t bother me. I love the
conversation scenes with the Co-Ed killer Edmund
Kemper….tbh he might be my favorite character in the show. Lol
Dirty John (Netflix)
This is why I have trust issues…well one of the many
reasons. Lol This show was so easy to binge and while
I am not at all surprised that the events that occurred in this
show were based on real life events there were sooo
many moments where I was just like “oh DANNNNNNNG.” I will
recommend this show until I am blue in the face.
The Act (Hulu)
This show features what I would consider to be one of the
most astonishing true crime cases I have ever heard of. Like
how in the world was she able to get away with
everything for so long?! Crazy woman.
Big Sky (Hulu)
Okay so this one isn’t actually based on any real life crimes
buuuuuut I think it is one of the best crime dramas out
there and it is honestly something I could see happening
so I figured I would include it anyway for funzies. Lol
What are your favorite true crime shows?