5 new true crime podcasts that every true crime junkie needs to add to their queue

True Crime December 7, 2021

We know that you’re plowing through true crime podcasts like it is absolutely nobody’s business, so we’ve rounded up the newest true crime podcasts that are sure to send shivers up your spine. We’ve got convoluted tales involving murder, cases of corruption, and even shocking stories played out on television.

So, if you’ve been moving at a breakneck speed through the latest true crime podcasts, here are some new podcasts to satiate you for now.

Harsh Reality: The Story of Miriam Rivera

Listen to ‘Harsh Reality: The Story of Miriam Rivera’

“Harsh Reality: The Story of Miriam Rivera” is a look at one of television’s cruelest jokes. In a gorgeous villa on an island off the coast of Spain, six hot guys were competing for a cash prize and for the love of the beautiful and mysterious Miriam. This was supposed to Miriam’s moment, the show that launched the Queen of the New York City Ballroom scene into reality TV superstardom. And the twist? Miriam was trans, and the cruel world of reality television in 2004 was not afraid to make that the punchline. It ended up being an exploitative joke that had nobody laughing.

The Landscapers Podcast

Listen to ‘The Landscapers Podcast’

Landscapers is a new four-part television series from HBO and Sky detailing us the true story of Susan and Christopher Edwards and the murders they committed. “The Landscapers Podcast” will be a five-part podcast series that is going even deeper into the stranger-than-fiction story of the Edwards. Go behind-the-scenes and hear from the creators of the show about how they brought the complex story and even more complicated relationship of Susan and Christopher to the screen.

The Thing About Helen & Olga

Listen to ‘The Thing About Helen & Olga’

The new NBC Dateline podcast “The Thing About Helen & Olga” is utterly jaw-dropping. Despite knowing that the two women will turn out to be more than they seem, nothing will prepare you for the twist. The kindly old ladies from Los Angeles seem literally heaven-sent, opening their hearts and their wallets to men who had found themselves homeless. But when two men are killed by a hit-and-run driver, investigators find a far more horrifying plot that stuns even the most seasoned of detectives.

Cover Story

Listen to ‘Cover Story’

People are finding relief now more than even in psychedelics. From underground parties all the way up to Silicon Valley, people are using psychedelic therapy as a means to unwind. But the laws have not caught up with reality, and deception and abuse runs rampant in this movement. “Cover Story” is a new investigative podcast series whose first season is covering the psychedelic renaissance through Lily Kay Ross, who was once at the center of the abuse, and is coming back to uncover it’s dark secrets before it goes mainstream.

Snapped: Women Who Murder

Listen to ‘Snapped: Women Who Murder’

Did you know that you can listen to entire episodes of Snapped now? Podcast episodes “Snapped: Women Who Murder” are direct audio from the 29 seasons of the popular Oxygen show. Hear the twisted stories of the most dangerous women in the world, with new episodes released every Sunday.

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