18 Documentaries, Podcasts and YouTube Channels for True Crime Lovers

Get your true crime fix

True crime is one of the most popular subcultures, with people binging in any and all ways that they can. But, with all this information online, it can be hard to know where to go. Luckily, we’ve put together a guide of some of our favorite true crime documentaries, podcasts and YouTube channels that we keep you informed about the wildest, weirdest and most disturbing cases. Take a peek at our picks in the gallery below and let us know what you’ll be binging this weekend in the comments section on social media.


“I Am a Killer”

This Netflix documentary series does interviews with death row inmates, giving never before seen insight into why they committed their crimes.

“Don’t F**ck with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer”

This miniseries became an internet phenomenon, seamlessly blending together two of the biggest online subcultures: true crime and cats.

“Making a Murderer”

One of the first big Netflix true crime documentaries to sweep social media, turning audiences against each other in a did he or didn’t he movement.

“Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez”

In many cases, killers earn their infamy after committing a crime, however, this NFL superstar lost it all after being convicted of murder.

“Abducted in Plain Sight”

Not all true crime stories end in murder, but that doesn’t make Jan Broberg Felt’s two time kidnapping experiences all less insidious.

“Amanda Knox”

Amanda Knox had one of the most highly publicized true crime cases and in 2016, Netflix sat her down to learn her side of the story.



Every week, Emily G. Thompson, author of “Unsolved Child Murders” sits down to discuss some of the most disturbing true crime stories of all time and as the name of this podcast might suggest, she doesn’t spare any gory details.


The OG true crime podcast, “Serial” is hosted by Sarah Koenig and she discusses some of the best (and least) known murders in modern history.

“Last Podcast on the Left”

Hosted by comedians Ben Kissel and Henry Zebrowski, as well as researcher Marcus Parks, this podcast dives deep into both real and fictional horror—from true crime to Creepypasta.

“In the Dark”

American Public Media’s “In the Dark” is hosted by Madeleine Baran and features some of the best investigative reporting in the podcast world—taking each season to report on one case in bone chilling detail.

“Crime Junkie”

This podcast, hosted by Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat, takes audiences through some of the most peculiar and mysterious true crime stories of all time.

“My Favorite Murder”

Hosted by comedians Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, this true crime podcast runs on the motto “Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered,” which inspired a dual memoir written by the podcasters.

YouTube Channels

Kendall Rae

Kendall Rae has been reporting on true crime for many years and is best known for her “Where is?!” series, which reports on individuals who’ve been missing for many years.

BuzzFeed Unsolved

Hosts Ryan Bergara and Shane Madej discuss some of the craziest unsolved crimes of all time, as well supernatural events and sports conspiracies.

Eleanor Neale

Eleanor Neale dishes on some of the juciest true crime cases, many of which we’ve never heard of!

Bailey Sarian

Makeup artist Bailey Sarian talks true crime while creating stunning makeup looks—talk about two for one!

Real Stories

These documentaries aren’t limited to true crime, but also focus on the lives of interesting people, cultural trends and international phenomenons.

Danelle Hallan

This weekly blogger specializes in missing persons cases and many of her subjects are young adults, teenagers and children.