Are you a true crime fan with a penchant for spooky stories and comedy, too? “Morbid: A True Crime Podcast” might be the show for you. Hovering at the top of podcast charts since 2018, “Morbid: A True Crime Podcast” has fascinated its wildly-devoted fanbase.
“Morbid” is hosted by autopsy technician Alaina and hairstylist Ash. Fun fact: they’re related and were raised like sisters even though they’re aunt and niece. The hosts co-created the show to share their lifelong adoration of horror and true crime with the world. Ash credits Alaina for influencing her love of the macabre from an early age.
Weekly episodes cover deeply disturbing stories and true crime cases. Self-described as a “lighthearted nightmare,” the podcast has released over 200 episodes since it began. The episodes unpack murders, celebrity deaths, mysteries, conspiracy theories, paranormal activity, and weird history.
It’s a versatile listen since it mixes comedy and true crime. With jokes and humor filtering in like light through a window, the hosts’ goal is to ensure the show doesn’t become too dark.
The show invites listeners to submit their own stories to be included in future episodes.
Ash and Alaina will take their podcast on the road for a live experience as they plan to embark on a tour that was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic.
Want more from these hosts? From Parcast Network comes “Crime Countdown,” another podcast featuring Alaina and Ash. While the subject matters are similar in both podcasts, the format differs. Episodes focus on a main theme and the hosts study lists based on weekly topics. Recent episodes have investigated accomplices, deadly vacations, chilling 911 calls, and celebrity spies. The hosts debate these jarring stories.