Three More True Crime Podcasts Not To Be Missed
Our monthly podcast recommendations have proved exceedingly popular; hardly surprising given that it’s boom time these days.
An increase in digital media consumption and the genre’s fast increase in popularity, there are now plenty of options to choose from – with almost every niche interest catered for.
Here at Garda Post, we listen to our readers, and have compiled another list of recommended shows. Comprised of three more of our favourite excellent true crime and mystery podcasts; you definitely won’t want to miss out on these fascinating and intriguing shows.
Produced by Gimlet Media and the creators of HBO’s award-winning The Jinx, Crimetown explores the culture of crime in a different American city every season. The podcast’s first season offers an engrossing portrait of organized crime in Providence, Rhode Island, where organized crime and corruption infected every aspect of public life. A wildly entertaining story filled with alliances and betrayals, mobsters and crooked cops, heists and stings. Hosted by Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier, this vividly told podcast feels like a movie for your ears, where it’s tough to tell the good guys from the bad.
Sword and Scale
Sword and Scale is a true crime podcast that sets out to cover the underworld of criminal activity and the demented minds that perform the most despicable and unthinkable actions. Using original audio, like 911 and interrogation tapes and trial and news clips, along with creepy atmospheric music and sound effects, and intertwined with interviews with criminals, witnesses, victims, authors, presenter Mike Boudet delves into the tales of disappearances, murders, conspiracies, and other cases that date from as far back as the 19th century to modern day. An extremely well researched and polished podcast.
Someone Knows Something
On 31 December, 1997, at a New Year’s Eve party broadcast on live TV, Sheryl Sheppard accepted a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Michael Lavoie. Two days later, she disappeared. This is the focus of season two of Someone Knows Something, hosted, produced and written by award-winning documentarian David Ridgen, for CBC Radio in Canada. Ridgen has a great voice for radio and an immersive way of telling stories. Following one case over multiple episodes, he assiduously investigates in an attempt to gather missing pieces of the puzzle and find the truth. A compelling, exciting and thoroughly addictive series.
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