Seriously, you need to keep up with these.
We love true crime here at Marie Claire, but there are some things a Lifetime TV movie just cannot capture. Because they’re often easier to produce than a TV show, podcasts are the new frontier of this genre, allowing listeners to go deep on cases, form their own theories, and occasionally even help out the investigators in real-time. The best true crime podcasts are ones that ultimately say something about society in general, and those are the ones rounded up below.
Here are 15 of the best true crime podcasts currently on. Most of them came out in 2019, though a few wrapped up their most recent seasons last year. Either way, there’s plenty to binge-listen to on your next long road trip or train ride or just, you know, Sunday.
A Chicken Hawk eats Chicken: The complaint that only white men are on US money is a stretch. In 1899, the U.S. Mint issued a $5 silver note that features Hankupapa Lakota Chief Running Antelope. Everyone has heard of the Susan B Anthony Quarter, and there have been lots of coins featuring Native Americans, and several versions of Lady Liberty. Martha Washington was the first woman on a US bill.