True crime (Podcasts)

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TikTok is overrun by amateur sleuths – so which clues should I leave in case I go missing? | Michael Sun
Everyone from awkward boyfriends to supposedly nefarious fiances are being held to account. The jurors? A million deranged zoomers

Michael Sun

19, Jan, 2023 @1:33 AM

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The week in audio: Bone Valley; There Are No Greater Heroes; The Crowning of Everest and more – review
A true-crime documentary puts others in the shade, a trip down psych-rock’s memory lane is full of charm – and Everest the immersive way

Miranda Sawyer

07, Jan, 2023 @5:00 PM

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Are you bored yet? The most exciting radio and podcasts to keep you entertained
From a musical time machine to true crime and a refreshing twist on current affairs, make some noise over the holidays

Ammar Kalia

27, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘There are so many unsolved murders’: the true-crime podcasters reviving cold cases
Mandy Matney’s Murdaugh Murders and Hedley Thomas’s The Teacher’s Pet have recently seen the subjects of their investigations jailed. But why are podcasts doing the work of police, and can the legal system keep up?

Laura Barton

19, Dec, 2022 @11:55 AM

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‘I see him walking his dog in the park’ – how serial killer Bible John traumatised Glasgow
She was a baby when her city was terrorised by the unsolved murders of three women. Now Audrey Gillan has made a podcast about the victims’ lives – and the misogyny of the police investigation

Hollie Richardson

01, Nov, 2022 @4:08 PM

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The week in audio: Can I Tell You A Secret?; Serial; Heavyweight – review
A subtle new Guardian podcast unravels the devastation caused by an online stalker. And a special episode of Serial marks Adnan Syed’s release

Miranda Sawyer

24, Sep, 2022 @4:00 PM

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A true crime podcast has helped free Adnan Syed but the killer must still be caught | Bidisha Mamata
The ex-boyfriend of teenager Hae Min Lee has had his murder conviction quashed, but the nightmare goes on for her family

Bidisha Mamata

24, Sep, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Best podcasts of the week: The cyberstalker who terrorised dozens of women over a decade
In this week’s newsletter: Sirin Kale explores a complex case of online harassment in the Guardian’s first true crime podcast, Can I Tell You a Secret? Plus: a Serial special after Adnan Syed’s sentence is overturned

Alexi Duggins, Hannah Verdier, Hollie Richardson, Shaheena Uddin

22, Sep, 2022 @8:45 AM

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The virtual jury’s out as appetite for true crime podcasts grows
The Teacher’s Pet helped solve a 40-year-old murder but the popularity of real crime dramas raises questions and legal concerns

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

04, Sep, 2022 @10:00 AM

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James Ellroy: ‘I’m trying to have a strong third act. I’m in competition with Philip Roth’
The author of LA Confidential and Black Dahlia on falling in love with a murder victim, not owning a computer and his new true-crime podcast series

Miranda Sawyer

10, Jul, 2022 @8:30 AM

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I’m addicted to the spoken word – I blame the Roald Dahl cassettes of my childhood
Whether it’s a true-crime podcast while cleaning or an audiobook while running, I can’t get enough of the human voice. Is it because Matilda used to ease me to sleep?

Nell Frizzell

02, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Stalking is a unique kind of trauma’: The woman who turned her 13-year ordeal into a terrifying podcast
Stories of the Stalked sees its creator Lily Baldwin put listeners at the heart of her terrifying ordeal – to highlight what so many women go through

Beth Ashley

08, Apr, 2022 @10:08 AM

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