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5 truly addictive true crime podcasts hosted by women.

Every night, all over Australia, women are sneaking off to bed early.

They’re snuggling into the covers and secretly indulging in one of their favourite activities.

Some of them even do it on the bus.

Or at the gym.

I’ve been known to do it at my desk at work.

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You see, they’re listening to true crime podcasts, and they can’t get enough of them.

Once they’ve listened to the latest episode of Casefile, then caught up on the newest investigative podcast sweeping the nation, they’re frantically searching through the podcasts charts for more.

To help them out, we’re rounded up five of the best true crime podcasts hosted by women:

1. My Favorite Murder


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My Favorite Murder enjoyed a meteoric rise up the podcast charts.

Hosted by comedians Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Stark, MFM perfectly strikes the balance between true crime and comedy.


Each week, the MFM women talk through one true crime story each. The podcast is interspersed with hilarious one-liners and tales from their own life.

They now also drop a weekly ‘mini-sode’ in which they read out the ‘hometown murder’ stories from their listener base.

More than just a true crime podcast, MFM has created a community of like-minded people from around the world, who have come together to share their love of true crime and to support each other through their mental health journeys.

2. True Crime Conversations


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Each week, True Crime Conversations host Jessie Stephens chats to a writer or a journalist who has covered a big true crime story.

Narrative in style, Jessie lets the expert guide you through exactly what happened, what’s happened since, and why it’s important.

The first episode covered the case of Davine Arckens, the Belgian backpacker who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted by a South Australian man.

The second episode deep dived into the mysterious disappearance of American college student Maura Murray.

3. Crime Junkie


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Crime Junkie is a weekly podcast hosted by Ashley Flowers.

Ashley’s storytelling is super straightforward (no rabbit holes) meaning it’s easy to follow and a really suspenseful listen.

The podcast covers stories of missing people, serial killers, mysterious deaths and conspiracy theories.

4. Australian True Crime


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Australian True Crime is hosted by comedian and radio presenter, Meshel Laurie, and true crime author, Emily Webb.

Meshel and Emily cover some of the biggest cases in Australia true crime history, and they go behind the headlines to find out what really happened.

The ATC hosts chat to authors, journalists, investigators, and family members to get to the crux of each story.

5. In The Dark

In each season of In The Dark, host Madeleine Baran and her team investigate a different crime.

The first season covered the story of the abduction of 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling. Wetterling was kidnapped while he was walking home with his friends in 1989.

It wasn’t until In The Dark aired in 2016 that his case was finally solved.

The second season follows the story of Curtis Flowers, a man who was tried six times for the same crime. He was eventually convicted but has always maintained his innocence.

His case is currently back in the courts.