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Cold

25 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★★ - 35.2K ratings
Susan Powell vanished on Dec. 7, 2009. Her body has never been found. From the beginning, West Valley City, Utah police suspected Susan's husband, Josh Powell, had murdered her. They never ...
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Freakonomics Radio

81 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 19.7K ratings
Discover the hidden side of everything with Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books. Each week, Freakonomics Radio tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and thin...
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Dolly Parton's America

12 episodes - Latest episode: 5 months ago - ★★★★★ - 9.9K ratings
In this intensely divided moment, one of the few things everyone still seems to agree on is Dolly Parton—but why? That simple question leads to a deeply personal, historical, and musical rethinking...
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Snap Judgment Presents: Spooked

43 episodes - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 8.6K ratings
Spooked features true-life supernatural stories, told firsthand by people who can barely believe it happened themselves. Be afraid. Created in the dark of night, by Snap Judgment and WNYC Studios. ...
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Confronting: O.J. Simpson with Kim Goldman

19 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 8.4K ratings
25 years after the crimes that ignited the "Trial of the Century" Kim Goldman, sister of murder victim Ron Goldman, is digging deep into the vicious crime that changed her life, and many ot...
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True Crime All The Time

195 episodes - Latest episode: 5 days ago - ★★★★★ - 8K ratings
Hosts Mike Ferguson and Mike Gibson guide you through the most interesting true crime stories. This is a true crime podcast that spares none of the details and delves into what makes these ...
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Bad Batch

17 episodes - Latest episode: 10 days ago - ★★★★★ - 6.8K ratings
Patients in search of a miracle cure end up in critical condition. The race is on to find out what went wrong before more people get hurt. The trail leads back to a medical company with sli...
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Unobscured

33 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★★ - 6.1K ratings
History is full of stories we think we know. They are old and dark, but time has robbed us of perspective and clarity. They've become obscured and misunderstood. Which is why this series exists: to...
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Accused

35 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★ - 5.5K ratings
Season 3: In 1984, a father of three disappeared while working at a mysterious Cincinnati plant. It turned out he’d met a gruesome fate: Pieces of bone, his eyeglasses and walkie-talkie wer...
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This Land

10 episodes - Latest episode: 11 months ago - ★★★★★ - 4.3K ratings
An 1839 assassination of a Cherokee leader. A 1999 small town murder. Two crimes collide in a Supreme Court case that will decide the fate of one man and nearly half of the land in Oklahoma. Hosted...
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Sports Wars

111 episodes - Latest episode: about 16 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 2.7K ratings
Sports rivalries can fuel fans and athletes to fight and argue for years. But what’s the real story behind these epic battles? From Wondery, the company behind “Business Wars”, “Gladiator”...
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Conviction

22 episodes - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 2.7K ratings
When John Quinney was ten years old, he took the stand to testify against his own father. He had come to believe that his dad Melvin was the murderous leader of a satanic cult. It would be decades ...
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Urge to Kill

10 episodes - Latest episode: 5 months ago - ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
Just after celebrating a bachelorette party in July 2016, Kaylee Sawyer disappeared in the middle of the night. The horrific details of her brutal rape and eventual death shook the residents of a q...
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Inside Jaws

27 episodes - Latest episode: 10 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.4K ratings
From the creators of Inside Psycho and Inside the Exorcist comes a new story about a classic movie and its inspirations. A tale of a modest thriller that became an ordeal and then a disaste...
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Thunder Bay

8 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★★ - 945 ratings
The highest homicide rate in the country. A mayor and his wife charged with extortion. A police chief put on trial for obstruction of justice. Nine tragic deaths of Indigenous teenagers. Why does...
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Carruth

10 episodes - Latest episode: 11 months ago - ★★★★★ - 934 ratings
The "miracle" began Nov. 16, 1999, when Cherica Adams was shot four times in Charlotte, N.C. A hitman tried to murder Adams, the girlfriend of NFL star Rae Carruth, and their unborn son, Chancellor...
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Inside Psycho

34 episodes - Latest episode: 10 days ago - ★★★★★ - 770 ratings
A deep dive into the mysterious and peculiar happenings that occurred during the filming of the legendary film Psycho. Mark Ramsey Media and Wondery create a magical mix of fact and fictio...
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Larger Than Life

21 episodes - Latest episode: 11 days ago - ★★★★ - 735 ratings
In 1960s Los Angeles, after the catastrophic Watts riots, an outsized character emerged — one who found an unexpected way to unite people across race and class. Odds are you’ve never heard ...
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Euphomet

56 episodes - Latest episode: 10 days ago - ★★★★★ - 642 ratings
A documentary series about the unknown and our relationship to it, featuring real people sharing astonishing paranormal experiences. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/euphomet/support
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Following Harriet

5 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★★ - 589 ratings
Following Harriet is a podcast that takes a closer look at the life of one of the bravest and most extraordinary women in our country’s history. It also puts Harriet in a broader context, examining...
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SCARED? - Paranormal News, Stories & Guests

47 episodes - Latest episode: 10 days ago - ★★★★ - 584 ratings
Guests share their true ghost stories and paranormal experiences. Plus, the latest worldwide paranormal news. Hosted by 'Coast to Coast' invited guest, Philip Holmes. Get the part 2's of episodes a...
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What Makes a Killer

13 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 510 ratings
A look into the life and crimes of the world’s most infamous serial killers. Featuring interviews with family members, forensic experts, law enforcement, and witnesses. From John Wayne Gacy and Jef...
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Ephemeral

17 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★★ - 506 ratings
The best source on our cultural identity is not the official, historical record — ask any anthropologist, it’s the town dump. Ephemera — those things that were just barely saved, and in some cases ...
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Unravel True Crime: Snowball

35 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★★ - 503 ratings
Unravel True Crime is a podcast where, each season, some of Australia's best journalists investigate unsolved crimes. Season 4: Snowball tells how an average family's encoun...
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Murder Dictionary

123 episodes - Latest episode: 9 days ago - ★★★★ - 499 ratings
MURDER DICTIONARY {mer-der dik-she-ner-e} : a humorous discussion between true crime fanatics : an exploration of multiple cases based on the weekly topic, following the letter sequence of the alph...
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There Goes the Neighborhood

27 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★★ - 494 ratings
A podcast about how and why gentrification happens. Season 3, produced in partnership with WLRN, Miami’s public radio station, introduces us to “climate gentrification,” reporting about the ways cl...
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10 Things That Scare Me

130 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 391 ratings
10 Things That Scare Me is a tiny podcast about our biggest fears. In each episode, one person talks. Alone in a room. It could be anyone. It could be you. It’s someone driven by fears that keep th...
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Bates Investigates

24 episodes - Latest episode: 24 days ago - ★★★★★ - 375 ratings
Season One: The most in-depth serialized look into the case of Oklahoma vs. Daniel Holtzclaw, as told from the perspective of the prosecution, but with the scrutiny of the defense.
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Aftereffect

11 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 year ago - ★★★★★ - 374 ratings
In summer 2016, a police shooting upended the life of Arnaldo Rios Soto, a 26-year-old, non-speaking, autistic man. Aftereffect is Arnaldo’s story – a hidden world of psych wards, physical abuse an...
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Jim Harold's Crime Scene

16 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★★ - 283 ratings
Jim Harold interviews authors and experts on true crime. Past guests have included Pulitzer Prize winners, best selling authors and popular true crime podcasters.