There’s nothing we love more than true crime. We talk about it, we read about it, hell, we built the Death Becomes Us true crime festival. So we decided to take our daily true crime chats (it’s a fun office environment!) and condense them into an easy to read column jam packed with all the crime news you crave. From our favorite podcasts, to some classic #TBTs, we’ve got all the talking points you need to scare your friends and family.
DISPATCHES FROM THE DEAD: PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS
- American Public Media’s In the Dark has been putting out true crime podcasts since 2016, but their second season (which covers the infamous Curtis Flowers case) is really blowing up.
- Unsolved Murders debuted in 2016, but it’s still pumping out episodes every week. Tune into their latest if you’re into… unsolved murders. (Also, read our interview with Parcast Network founder Max Cutler.)
- True Crime Obsessed might be the opposite of In the Dark and Unsolved Murders, but that’s okay. For those days when all you want to do is make fun of true crime docs and laugh, look no further.
NEWLY UNEARTHED: TRUE CRIME NEWS
- This Washington Post piece written by a woman who used true crime podcasts to help her heal after dealing with a stalker is required reading.
- And speaking of horrible things happening to teens, this story about cyberstalking will make your day worse.
- So once you’re done reading that, dive into this slightly more hopeful story written by a search and rescue volunteer.
- And here’s a truly wild story about mourning the death of a robot.
- The Cut (which is becoming more of my go to true crime resource by the day) has a summary on a University of Utah student who went missing after taking a Lyft from the airport.
- To finish this list off with something kind of light, here are some of the spookiest true crime tours in the U.S.
THE CRIME CAPSULE: ON THIS DAY
On this day in 1975, two FBI agents died during the shootout at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.