Ever since Serial premiered in 2014, the popularity of true crime podcasts has skyrocketed. The first season, which focused on the murder of Hae Minn Lee and the conviction of her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed, sparked countless knock-offs, has been parodied on SNL and Portlandia, and has even led to major developments in the real-life murder case.
While the show has veered away from the format that originally made it popular—season 3 focuses on multiple stories within the Cleveland criminal justice system rather than one mystery—there are a variety of available podcasts in the same vein as the first season.
With the endless amount of true crime podcasts to choose from, it can be hard to decide which compelling mystery to dedicate your time to. In honor of International Podcast Day on September 30th, Dread Central is breaking down some of the best serialized podcasts you need to listen to right now.
Listen closely—you might just be able to help solve a murder.
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