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Best Investigative podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
Best Investigative podcasts we could find
Updated August 2020
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The Vanished is a true crime podcast that explores the stories of those who have gone missing. The Vanished goes beyond conventional news reports to take a deep dive into the story of a different missing person each week. Host Marissa Jones brings you exclusive interviews with family members, friends, law enforcement and experts. What will The Vanished uncover next?
 
Susan Powell vanished on Dec. 7, 2009. Her body has never been found. From the beginning, West Valley City, Utah police suspected Susan's husband, Josh Powell, had murdered her. They never arrested him. COLD dives deep into the case files, uncovering never-before-heard details. You'll learn why Susan stayed with an abusive husband, why Josh did what he did and how the justice system failed Susan and her two boys.
 
From prisons to protests, immigration to the environment, Peabody Award-winning Reveal goes deep into the pressing issues of our times. The Atlantic says “the experience of each episode is akin to a spoonful of sugar, even when it’s telling a story about Richard Spencer’s cotton farms or a man’s final days as a heroin addict.” Reveal is a project of The Center for Investigative Reporting and is co-produced with PRX. The show is hosted by Al Letson and partners with reporters and newsrooms ar ...
 
Does Donald Trump make you want to drink and swear? A LOT? You’re in luck! Introducing America’s original Sexy Liberal and host of the nationally syndicated Stephanie Miller Show, now in podcast form! Yes, it’s Stephanie Miller’s Happy Hour Podcast, where you can hang out with Steph and her celebrity and comedian friends for a wild, raunchy, uncensored ride through politics and pop culture. Pour yourself a stiff one and get your podcast on HARD! Pants optional.
 
Welcome to Oh No, Ross and Carrie, the show where we don’t just report on fringe science, spirituality, and claims of the paranormal, but take part ourselves. Follow us as we join religions, undergo alternative treatments, seek out the paranormal, and always find the humor in life's biggest mysteries. We show up - so you don’t have to.
 
Established in September 2016, Unfound is a missing persons program concentrated on interviewing family, friends, and reporters who are closest to the cases. The focus is on turning up new leads and theories, which the podcast has already accomplished in its short existence.
 
Hollywood and Crime is a ground-breaking true crime series about the most infamous murders in Tinseltown history. In The Black Dahlia Serial Killers, host Tracy Pattin investigates the sensational unsolved murder of Elizabeth Short. Known as the Black Dahlia, Short was a star-struck young woman whose body was found completely severed at the waist in January 1947. Many remember her tragic story, yet few know that more than a dozen other women died in similar circumstances around that same time.
 
USA TODAY’s critically acclaimed investigative podcast about power in American cities. Season 1, Chicago: A black neighborhood fights back when a mysterious man with mob ties builds an illegal dump across the street from an elementary school. Along the way they confront corrupt politicians, apathetic bureaucrats—and a secret undercover FBI investigation. Season 2, Reno: A surprising proxy battle for the future of Reno pits a brash strip club kingpin against power brokers in city hall. The wi ...
 
Each episode will go deep on a big story you’ll definitely want to hear more about. We’ll share with you our best investigations (think private prisons, electoral skullduggery, Dark Money, and Trump's Russia connections), and informative interviews with our reporters and newsmakers. We're hoping to make your week more informed with the stories that really matter, told by us, the folks you trust for smart, fearless reporting.
 
Without Warning is true crime in real-time. This podcast goes behind the scenes with renowned private investigator Sheila Wysocki as she pulls back the curtain on official police investigations of real, tragic deaths that just don’t add up. In Season One of the Without Warning podcast, Wysocki investigates the tragic death of Lauren Agee, who died while attending a lakeside boating event with friends. Is the police conclusion that it was an accident consistent with all the evidence? Hear wha ...
 
On September 2nd 2017, just east of Portland, Oregon, 150 hikers were trapped behind a wall of flames created by one mistake, one that would lead to immense fear and loss. Wildfire, a podcast from REI Co-op, investigates the causes and repercussions of this devastating wildfire.
 
Americas Place for strange, bringing you the best in Hollywood Horror & the Paranormal each week. Listen each week as we talk with celebrities from your favorite horror movies and TV shows as well as paranormal investigators. We'll also keep you updated in the world of the paranormal with news from the strange.
 
My Favorite Detectives Stories is a short form interview podcast for listeners who want to be inspired, informed and entertained by great detective stories. We hear from investigators past and present about the type of investigations they perform, how they got into this niche and what they feel are the traits of a good investigator. They will share their favorites detective stories with us.
 
An investigative, narrative, and revealing show focused on the cold cases of Southeastern communities who experience marginalization. Hosted by a professor and licensed therapist, The Fall Line gives a platform to families and victims who have been passed over by mainstream media.
 
Ada, Oklahoma may be in national headlines for The Innocent Man, book and series, but there's so much more murder and corruption than any story has every really told. This is a True Crime Podcast from long time friends Raven Rollins and Holly Archer where they discuss cases from their former home town of Ada, OK and shine a light on the dark side of Ada's otherwise Pleasantville sort of small town. They also discuss many other cases with a focus around Oklahoma and Texas. LIKE, REALLY EXPLIC ...
 
The AI & Security Podcast introduces listeners to the most cutting edge technology and artificial intelligence (AI) that is impacting the security industry today. Listen to interviews, hosted by Dennis Crowley, with the leaders in the robotics, video detection, situational intelligence and users of the latest technology today.
 
The hit podcast from Investigation Discovery is back with an all-new season of stories from behind the yellow tape. This time, the storyteller is Detective Rod Demery, whose successful career is rivaled only by his dramatic personal life. Panoply Podcast Survey Fall 2017: http://bit.ly/2fKf5b2
 
Alexander Stevens is found dead in Savage River State Forest. Evidence of a ritual is discovered. A female companion emerges from the woods naked, injured and hypothermic. A strange and confusing tale begins. To listen to the previous season or hear the next upcoming season, find Appalachian Mysteria wherever you get your podcasts. http://jaml.ink/AppalachianMysteria
 
BEHIND THE CRIME SCENE - A True Crime Podcast with retired FBI Special Agent Gina Osborn and Prosecutor Tracy Miller explores the human side of first responders, investigators and prosecutors. It focuses on notorious cases which have haunted these crime fighters their entire careers. In each episode, we dive deep into the world of some of the worst crimes in U.S. history. We go behind the scenes to show how these cases impacted the lives of the heroes who responded to them.
 
Sharyl Attkisson is a nonpartisan investigative journalist, five-time Emmy Award winner and recipient of the Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reporting. She is author of two New York Times best sellers: "The Smear" and "Stonewalled." She is host of the Sunday morning national TV news program “Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson,” which feeds to 43 million U.S. TV households on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CW and Telemundo affiliates. It focuses on fearless, original, factual investigative and ...
 
Serial killers. Gangsters. Gunslingers. Victorian-era murderers. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Each week, the Most Notorious podcast features true-life tales of crime, criminals, tragedies and disasters throughout history. Host Erik Rivenes interviews authors and historians who have studied their subjects for years, and the stories are offered with unique insight, detail, and historical accuracy.
 
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The park falls into chaos as the control chips and electric fences mysteriously fail at exactly the same time. Jin Ryu struggles to maintain control over the computer systems while Moclam makes excuses to the team. Annabelle avoids getting her wings burnt, Martin finds a jeep and Koala manages to be in two places at once... Dungeon Master: Sean Oxs…
 
Get Caught Trying to Make the World Better! Best Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Safety Storytelling, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience Incentives... Give this a listen. Thanks for listening and tell your friends. See you on Audible...all my books are up on t…
 
Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris met in a mens reform prison and soon found they shared the love of sexual control and torture. When they both got out of reform prison, the plan they spent years planning would soon become a reality. While all of our cases are sensitive topics, this one will get very graphic in part two. If you are triggered by sexu…
 
Young Living was one of the first major essential oils companies on the market, helping to launch an industry that is worth billions of dollars today. The company is built on the myth of its founder, whose miraculous medical recovery inspired him to devote his life to alternative medicine. But that story isn’t quite what it appears to be, and the p…
 
A LONG TIME AGO ON VERONICA MARS: • Like all Wallace’s special ladyfriends, Jane requires Veronica’s services: her sister Heidi went missing after her own bachelorette party! And the wedding’s in three days! • Heidi’s got a rich fiance and a past, and these things are incompatible in the Marsverse. • Meanwhile, Aaron Echolls is back, marvelling at …
 
It’s been called journalism’s most audacious sting. A right-wing political party caught red-handed by Al Jazeera, soliciting funds and advice from the NRA on how to get guns back into Australia. Host Kevin Hirten talks to the investigative unit’s Executive Producer Peter Charley about his new book based on the award-winning documentary How to Sell …
 
**this is a remastered and expanded version of a series released in 2016** Sydney, Nova Scotia, 1992 When 18 year old McDonald's employee Derek Wood finished his shift, he lingered for a time in the closed restaurant before exiting. Unknown to the staff remaining to complete their nightly tasks, Derek had propped open a basement door and in a matte…
 
Listen closely to the start of the 2015 hit "Hey Mama" by David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, Afrojack, and Bebe Rexha and you'll hear voices intoning a chant: "Be my woman, girl, I'll be your man." It's sample from a 1948 recording called "Rosie," and it's the propulsive hook of "Hey Mama," driving the song to over a billion views on YouTube. The voices in…
 
Bruno Major blends old song structures from The Great American Songbook with contemporary production on his new album “To Let A Good Thing Die.” The result is a nostalgic, yet contemporary collection of love songs for the Netflix and chill generation. We speak with Bruno Major about how he draws inspiration from the past to craft something new. He …
 
Hurricane season is now upon us, and with it potential dangers to the coastal populations of the United States. But the continent has survived centuries of devastation and death, the result of some truly ferocious hurricanes. My guest, bestselling author Eric Jay Dolin, is very familiar with both the history of America's hurricanes and the science …
 
This story centers around a famous professional wrestling entertainer, who in 2007 while at the peak of his career, brutally murdered his wife and young son. Why he did it, and what led to this tragedy, has remained the source of speculation. Then, how this was handled by his employer, WWE, is a story all in it’s own. We are going to get into all o…
 
A few weeks ago, we did a three-part series looking at Aboriginal deaths in custody and the deeply systemic issues that disadvantage Aboriginal people on almost every level. And since we did that series, activists and Aboriginal advocacy groups have continued to call for justice for the families of those killed in custody, and for a review into pol…
 
Ross and Carrie revel in a universe that has presented them with their dearest wish: an identical twin for Wim Hof. They review the studies that this absolute angel of a brother took part in, to see if Wim is special because of his habits, or his genetics… And then review the app version of this whole Wim Hof Method deal. Plus, it’s Ross’ birthday …
 
*Content Warning* Descriptions of self-harm and sexual assault involving children This week we wrap up a three-part series about Australia’s policies towards migrants and refugees. In this episode we focus specifically on refugee policy since 2001 and the history of the Manus Island and Nauru detention centres. Ben looks in harrowing detail at the …
 
This week, we assess the latests city attorney news, a weird yet commonly used language law and a new wave of for-profit school programs. Plus: An interview with a scientist hoping to open things up with open air solutions. Kim Prather is an atmospheric chemist working with schools around the country to develop plans to reopen schools safely. Keep …
 
Esther Lucille Westenbarger was a 51 year old from Kokomo, IN. On the night of November 12, 2009, video caught Esther’s vehicle leaving a local tavern, headed toward her home. She never arrived. On June 17, 2020, her car with Esther inside was pulled from a retention pond located within a half mile of her house. Today we remember Esther.ORIGINAL EP…
 
My investigation found "fact check” efforts often rely on activists and advocates with common partisan ties and deep ideological roots. Subscribe to my two podcasts: “The Sharyl Attkisson Podcast” and “Full Measure After Hours.” Leave a review, subscribe and share with your friends! Order “Slanted: How the News Media Taught Us to Love Censorship an…
 
Police in Orange County, California, have solved a 52-year-old cold case murder — the county’s oldest Jane Doe case. Using genetic genealogy, detectives were able to identify a young woman who had been found dead in a Huntington Beach farm field more than half a century ago. Plus, a Los Angeles County judge dismissed the case against four social wo…
 
Get Caught Trying to Make the World Better! Best Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Safety Storytelling, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience Incentives... Give this a listen. Thanks for listening and tell your friends. See you on Audible...all my books are up on t…
 
This episode explores the 2001 murder of Terrianne Summers and the 2002 murder of Deasha Andrews, both trans women who were part of Jacksonville's LGBTQ+ community. We speak with community advocate and friend of Terrianne, Rusty Mead, who also served as a liaison to the police in Deasha’s case. Written, researched, and hosted by Laurah Norton/Inter…
 
An embattled president. A mass movement. A military used against citizens. We’ve been here before. In Mayday 1971, thousands of anti-Vietnam War protesters descended on Washington DC to try to shut down the federal government. By 10:30am, more than 5000 protesters had been arrested, stuffed into overflowing jail cells—eventually police had to comma…
 
This week, we’re teaming up with the podcast Proof from America’s Test Kitchen to bring you an Oreo story with three delicious parts. First, the longstanding rivalry between two biscuit makers that gave birth to the world’s favorite cookie. Then, one little girl’s brave choice (risking divine punishment!) to taste the famous creme filling. And fina…
 
Beyoncé' has released "Black Is King," a visual album based off of music that she released last year. We're rerunning that piece so that you can place the visual component of "Black Is King" in context to the music. For the live action remake of the Lion King, Beyoncé, (who voices Nala in the film), recorded and curated a companion soundtrack calle…
 
Today's episode is brought to you by "Odessa on the Delaware: Introducing FBI Agent Marsha O'Shea". I sincerely hope you will enjoy this thrilling crime novel. You can purchase it here: Amazon J. Todd Scott was born in rural Kentucky and attended college and law school in Virginia, where he set aside an early ambition to write to pursue a career as…
 
On June 20, 2020, 20 year old Allyson Watterson’s remains were found near North Plains, Oregon, very close to the last place she had been seen with her boyfriend. In Part 1 of Allyson Watterson’s story, we covered the discovery of her body, the story of her life and relationship with her boyfriend Benjamin, and spoke with law enforcement about thei…
 
Nova Scotia, April 18-19, 2020 Over a period of thirteen hours, a 51 year old denturist carried out Canada’s most deadly act of mass murder. Dressed in a police officer’s uniform and driving a replica police cruiser, this murderer would leave a trail of innocent victims and burnt homes in his wake. In total twenty two Nova Scotians lost their lives…
 
When it comes to conspiracies, we've got you covered. Let's dive into 1970's Oklahoma and explore the Kerr-McGee facility, radioactivity, plutonium, nuclear disasters, and the hero/activist Karen Silkwood. Will you come to your own conclusions? Conspiracy Theorists say "yes." Also, like, really explicit content, bro. --- Send in a voice message: ht…
 
Ross and Carrie finally do what they came here to do: breathe poorly until they’re lightheaded, and then spend two minutes submerged in ice cold water. As the Wim Hof Method seminar draws to a close, they also learn more about the benefits of cold therapy, and master a breathing technique that they will then quickly abandon so they can jump into a …
 
In 1763 Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the last surviving members of the Conestoga Indian nation, numbering less than two dozen (mostly seniors and children), were housed in the town's workhouse and under protection of local authorities. Just days after their arrival a group of Scots-Irish vigilante frontiersmen known as the "Paxton Rangers" rode into La…
 
Nova Scotia, April 18-19, 2020 Over a period of thirteen hours, a 51 year old denturist carried out Canada’s most deadly act of mass murder. Dressed in a police officer’s uniform and driving a replica police cruiser, this murderer would leave a trail of innocent victims and burnt homes in his wake. In total twenty two Nova Scotians lost their lives…
 
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