The bizarre death of Margaret Coon in C13Originals’ “Gone South” podcast has been captivating audiences since its release just last October. In the quiet town of St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, Coon was admired for her work as a prosecutor in cases pertaining to sex crimes and crimes against children. In 1987, she was stabbed to death while walking her dog, while the $100,000 worth of jewelry she was wearing remained untouched. The podcast re-investigates the 34-year-old cold case, trying to find old leads and diving into old ones.
If you’re anything like us, then you’re desperately on the hunt for podcasts like “Gone South.” Whether it’s unsolved murders or bizarre cases with so many twists you can’t possibly predict the ending, we’ve got you covered. From “Accused” to “The Billionaire Boys Club” to “The Officer’s Wife,” here are 7 podcasts like “Gone South.”
The Officer’s Wife
One night in 2016, Georgia police officer Matthew Boynton heard two gunshots come from inside his own home. When he radioed for assistance, his fellow officers found his wife Jessica Boynton locked inside of a closet with a gunshot wound to the head. Underneath her was Matthew’s service weapon. Shockingly, Jessica lived, and it only sent the case spiraling from there. “The Officer’s Wife” asks the question on everybody’s mind: who pulled the trigger?
What Happened to Sandy Beal
We don’t know too much about “What Happened to Sandy Beal” yet considering it’s a brand new show, we know it’s shaping up to be a wild ride. “What Happened to Sandy Beal” is a podcast from iHeartPodcasts that will be untangling the death of an 18-year-old woman from a web of conspiracies and cover ups that haunted her family for 40 years. Investigative journalist Melissa Jeltsen looks into her violent death, her dreams of a career in law enforcement, and a concerning pattern of police behavior in her town.
Over My Dead Body
“Over My Dead Body: Fox Lake” looks at the murder case of police lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz. On September 1st, 2015 Gliniewicz radioed that he was pursuing three suspects near Fox Lake. When officers showed up, all they found was Gliniewicz shot dead. He was quickly made a martyr in the media, but one investigator uncovers a bizarre path of darkness through the officer’s past. With so many twists and turns throughout this story, “Over My Dead Body: Fox Lake” is the perfect fit for anyone looking for podcasts like “Gone South.”
There are multiple seasons of “Accused” to choose from. This Cincinnati Enquirer/Wondery podcast looks at cases where innocent people were wrongfully accused, and killers potentially walked free. From the disturbing murder of David Bocks in a vat at a nuclear power plant, to the reinvestigation of Rhoda Nathan’s murder and the potential wrongful conviction and death sentence placed upon Elwood Jones, “Accused” is investigative journalism at its finest.
In 2014, Christian Andreacchio was found dead in his apartment bathroom from a single gunshot wound to the head. After an alarmingly quick 45-minute investigation, police ruled his death a suicide. But substantial evidence points not only to homicide, but premeditated murder. “Culpable” dives into this story, dedicated to helping Christian’s grieving family fight for justice.
Billionaire Boys Club
In 1983, Joseph Henry Hunt founded the investing and social club the Billionaire Boys Club with a group of his friends from a preparatory high school, the Harvard School for Boys. Together, they enticed the sons of wealthy families from their alma mater to invest in their get-rich-quick schemes. But members of the BBC quickly found themselves in more than just a Ponzi scheme, including a web of lies and murderous revenge.
“Operator” is a story of big ambitions, bigger egos, ruthless corporate backstabbing, and the revolution of technology and sex work. This Wondery podcast looks into the monopolistic phone sex company American Telnet, run by a man who called himself “The Telephone Pimp.” While he boasted his riches made off of his corporation, the women whose backs he built his empire on tell a different story.