If you liked ‘Yuba County Five,’ check out these 6 true crime podcasts like it
“Yuba County Five” is a true crime podcast sharing a story from 1978. In Northern California, 5 friends from Yuba County went on a short road trip to watch a basketball team in a nearby town. All 5 men disappeared in the wilderness, and some were found dead. This 7-part series with bonus episodes is hosted by Shannon McGarvey.
If you’ve already binged “Yuba County Five,” we’ve selected 6 more podcasts you might also enjoy. Check out “Hell and Gone,” looking at unsolved cases each season. On our list, you’ll find homicide investigations, recent developments in various cases, and one podcast shares true crimes from every state.
Hell and Gone
iHeartPodcasts’ “Hell and Gone” investigates unsolved cases and deaths each season. Hosted by journalist and private investigator Catherine Townsend, season 4 unpacks the 2015 disappearance of 18-year-old Ebby Steppach in Little Rock. Ebby’s abandoned car was found in a park with the keys still in the ignition, and the car had run out of gas, presumably because it was left running. The series shares how Ebby’s body was found and learns shocking information. Check out all 4 seasons covering different cases.
The Starved Rock Murders with Andy Hale
Attorney Andy Hale investigates murders from 1960 when 3 victims were found murdered in a park. At the time, 21-year-old Chester Weger was convicted, went to prison, and continues to maintain his innocence. Chester is Andy’s client. On the podcast, Andy dives into the case, shares conversations with Chester, updates, and more in over 10 episodes.
Murder in America
“Murder in America” is a state-by-state look at homicides, hosted by Courtney Shannon & Colin Browen (of The Paranormal Files). Each week features 2 true crime stories. Hear about a family annihilator from New Jersey, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut, Alaska’s serial killer Israel Keyes, North Carolina’s bride killer, and more. This podcast is presented by Blood in the Sink Productions.
The Sausage King
Over 20 years ago, San Leandro sausage maker Stuart Alexander murdered three government inspectors inside his Santos Linguisa factory. This podcast tells Stuart’s story and investigates how he snapped and turned into a murderer. Hear about his family’s legacy in the Bay Area, Stuart’s contributions to the business, his losing run for mayor, the killings, his trial, and more. Tune in for new, weekly episodes.
12News and VAULT Studios presents “Locked Inside.” When first responders arrived at a group home in Gilbert, Arizona, they saw Christopher Lambeth washing off blood in the shower. The investigators attempted to figure out what happened, and neighbors learned a convicted killer had just moved to their street. This series explores the killer’s story, the tragedy, and how situations like these could possibly be preempted. It also dives into the state’s justice system and how they care for (or ignore) those with mental health needs.
The Pink Moon Murders
“The Pink Moon Murders” investigates the murder of 8 Rhoden family members in Appalachian Ohio. This podcast shares new information on the case and is hosted by Ohio native and former National Geographic journalist/author David Raterman. The series shares updates, interviews with Rhoden survivors, friends, and the town’s community. David also interviewed prosecutors and police officers involved in the case, speaking freely for the first time since the judge issued gag orders.