Hear it from the pros: 8 true crime podcasts hosted by law enforcement, retired FBI agents, cold case investigators, and more

True Crime November 28, 2022

We’ve gathered several true crime podcasts hosted by law enforcement, retired FBI agents, and more investigators. On our list, hear folks at the top of their game unpacking cases and interviewing former colleagues, lawyers, criminologists, forensic experts, and more.

A new podcast “A Nation for Thieves” shares FBI special agent Debra LaPrevotte’s story and her experience originating the FBI’s kleptocracy department. Retired investigator Paul Holes, who helped track down the Golden State Killer and made breaks in other high profile cases, co-hosts “Buried Bones” with investigative journalist Kate Winkler Dawson. If you’re a true crime junkie, we think you’ll love these podcasts.

Buried Bones

Buried Bones

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Buried Bones” digs into compelling true crime cases from history with retired investigator Paul Holes and investigative journalist Kate Winkler Dawson. With complementary areas of expertise, the hosting duo reevaluates old cases with modern forensic techniques and 21st century insight.

A Nation for Thieves

A Nation for Thieves

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From Lionsgate Sound comes “A Nation for Thieves,” a podcast sharing FBI special agent Debra LaPrevotte’s story. As the creator of the FBI’s kleptocracy department, Debra has gotten back “over $1 billion dollars of dirty money from the world’s most corrupt leaders.” Join actor Justin Shenkarow’s conversations with Debra about her work as they bring listeners on a global hunt to recover cash and irreplaceable items.

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FBI Case File Review

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Retired FBI Agent and author Jerri Williams explores cases with former colleagues and fellow retired agents on this biweekly series. Episodes also dig into how the bureau is shown in movies, TV, and books.

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Small Town Dicks

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Actress Yeardley Smith co-hosts “Small Town Dicks” with twin detectives, Dan and Dave. This Paperclip Ltd. series covers small town crimes and chats with those involved in each case. Episodes feature audio like suspect interviews, jailhouse phone calls, and 9-1-1 calls. For more with Yeardley, check out our interview with the actress.

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Killer Psyche

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Retired FBI agent Candice DeLong examines murderers and criminals’ minds in “Killer Psyche.” The series looks at why these criminals committed crimes, and she will discuss cases she has interacted with. Candice discusses profiling techniques, psychological methods, and more tools experts use to learn more about criminals like El Chapo, the Unabomber, and Dr. Death.

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Anatomy of Murder

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On audiochuck’s “Anatomy of Murder,” Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi and Scott Weinberger give listeners an inside look at cases, victims’ stories, and investigations as they peel back each crime’s layers. Recent episodes covered The Triggermen (Carl Gaimari), the Dixie Mafia, and Samuel Johnson Jr. Tune in weekly for new episodes.

Real Crime Profile

Real Crime Profile

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Jim Clemente (former FBI profiler), Laura Richards (criminal behavioral analyst, former New Scotland Yard) and Lisa Zambetti (casting director for CBS’ Criminal Minds) analyze cases on Wondery’s “Real Crime Profile.”

Check out over 400 episodes covering crimes TV shows are currently focusing on like I Just Killed My Dad, the docuseries House of Hammer, Under the Banner of Heaven (about Brenda Lafferty and her 15-month-daughter’s murders), and more. They also cover stories like Gabby Petito’s murder, The Shenandoah Murders, and Uvalde’s school shooting.

I Catch Killers with Gary Jubelin

I Catch Killers with Gary Jubelin

Listen to ‘I Catch Killers with Gary Jubelin’

Retired Detective Inspector Gary Jubelin speaks with professionals who have inspired him including lawyers, criminologists, forensic experts, and “the odd hardcore criminal” on “I Catch Killers.” Gary spent 34 years in the police force and 25 years in homicide investigations. Episodes share lesser-known stories of Australia’s most grisly crimes, expose the country’s criminal underbelly, and more. The series is presented by True Crime Australia.

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