With the surge in popularity for true crime, it can be overwhelming to decide which podcast to tune in to and catch the next murder/crime case. This post will share some of the podcasts I’ve been absolutely consumed by over the last few months and why. Equally important, I’ll mention the podcasts I felt ‘meh’ about and provide reasons for why they didn’t appeal to my true crime tastes.
Let me start by saying this post has been brewing in my drafts folder for a long time, mostly because I had a hard time explaining this obsession to other people. It wasn’t exactly my fear that people would think me a morbid person, it was the difficulty in attempting to explain why I was so entertained and captivated by hearing such stories, because I couldn’t really comprehend it myself. But as I looked into it, I saw that not only was it more common than I thought, but also that recognising how our minds are attracted to something so macabre is a complex and difficult task that I wanted to understand more. This week, I’m talking the human obsession with true crime.