If you’re a fan of true crime, crime fiction, or even the occasional mystery or thriller novel, you’re going to love this: Bustle has compiled the 29 best podcasts for crime fiction readers below.
Crime stories are everywhere these days, thanks to a renewed interest in mystery and thriller stories — real and fictional alike. From Gone Girl to Serial to Making a Murderer, much of our favorite, contemporary media centers on crimes and criminal investigations. Although it’s true that readers have enjoyed good whodunnits for decades, it’s impossible to deny the popularity of these stories in the 21st century. Mystery TV shows Twin Peaks and The X-Files received reboots in recent years, and one classic show, Unsolved Mysteries, might be headed for a comeback as well.
Whether you’re planning a trip or just looking for your next weekly obsession, the 29 crime-adjacent podcasts on the list below will fill any gap in your listening schedule and help you steal away a few moments from family this holiday season. Check out all my recommendations below: