October Podcast Roundup: Blood-Curdling True Crime Podcasts

It’s officially spooky season, which means tricks, treats, and lots of horror and true crime podcast listening! Of course, our podcast slate some of the biggest titles of the genre. And this month, we’re walking you through a few of our most blood-curdling shows. So grab your headphones, lock your doors, and read on for more.

Full Body Chills - Intro

Ever miss those spooky campfire stories you heard growing up? Well, gather round, and listen closely. This hair raising seasonal podcast is produced and hosted by Ashley Flowers, debuting at #1 in fiction on the Apple charts. Season four will feature new episodes, narrated by Flowers with the help of voice actors and surround sound to add a fun, eerie twist. Many of the stories featured in

Full Body Chills were written and submitted by Audiochuck’s devoted fans. 

Hosted by Em Schulz and Christine Schiefer,

And That's Why We Drink is an award-winning comedy podcast where the paranormal and true-crime meet. Since February 2017, each new episode is a deep dive into the paranormal and true crime stories the hosts are obsessing on that week. The podcast has over 124 million lifetime downloads and is consistently ranked in the top 20 on the comedy podcast charts. The world's a scary place—and that's why we drink!

Praised by The New Yorker as the “True Crime King,” there’s a reason

Dateline has been around
for 30 seasons
. Borrowing audio from the TV series, the chart-topping Dateline podcast highlights current and classic episodes featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries, and in-depth investigations. Each case is thoroughly examined and expertly reported, which may be why the show has attracted a certain audience: highly educated females who skew slightly older than the average true crime listener, over-indexing for being parents and spending on investment products. 

Last Podcast on the Left - Intro

Last Podcast On The Left covers all the horrors our world has to offer, both real and imagined. Hosts Ben Kissel, Marcus Parks, and Henry Zebrowski cover dark subjects spanning Jeffrey Dahmer, werewolves, Jonestown, iconic hauntings, the history of war crimes, and more. Since 2011, these hosts have built a cult-like following, often selling out live events. Whether it's cults, killers, or cryptid encounters, Last Podcast on the Left laughs into the abyss that is the dark side of humanity.

The Deck - Trailer

This deck of cards isn’t just a game—it solves violent crimes.

The Deck from Audiochuck reveals the stories behind some of these cards in the hope that justice will finally be served. Each week, Ashley Flowers talks to the detectives and the victims’ family members to review the details of these cold cases. You’ll hear from current investigators and community advocates who have never given up their belief that these cases can be solved.

Crime Junkie - Intro

It wouldn’t be a true crime podcast list without mentioning our largest podcast! Rolling Stone named

Crime Junkie the best true crime podcasts of 2018, just one year after its launch. Four years later, it remains at the top of podcast charts—the number one podcast in the world. 

Every Monday, it feels like you’re sitting around talking about crime with your best friends as hosts Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat detail a crime. Elle Magazine recently declared Flowers

The Queen of True Crime, and we couldn’t agree more. Her podcast network, Audiochuck, is loaded with true crime chart toppers with over 1 billion podcast downloads. 

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