5 True Crime Podcast Episodes That Take Place in Pennsylvania
Crime can happen anywhere, whether you live in a city or a suburb or off in a rural area. Unfortunately, there are just bad people no matter where you go. Pennsylvania is no exception.
Pennsylvania is made up of flourishing cities and suburbs surrounded by farms and woods. Hidden amongst these peaceful areas are horrifying true crime cases — some of which remain unsolved to this day. Here are five spine-chilling podcast episodes and series that focus on crime cases in Pennsylvania.
True Crime and Mysteries
Episode 31 – Pennsylvania – In Hot Water
One of the most horrific crime cases in Pennsylvania is the murder of Markia Benson. On March 30th, 2016, Benson’s battered body was found in the bathtub of her apartment. People interviewed and even polygraphed several friends and acquaintances of hers, but the case remains unsolved to this day. In this episode of True Crime and Mysteries, hosts Rebecca and Mike discuss the events surrounding her murder.
Where to Listen: Stitcher
Conspiracy: Ray Gricar
Around 20 years ago, Ray Gricar went missing. Rather than go to work, he decided to take the day off and enjoy a small vacation. Gricar’s live-in girlfriend was the last to ever hear from him. After missing for six years, he was declared legally dead. But to this day, his body remains unfound.
If you are obsessed with crazy conspiracies and cases you can’t quite wrap your head around, you will love this episode. Follow Crime Junkie hosts Ashley Flowers and Brit as they try to navigate this puzzling case together.
Where to Listen: Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Crime Junkie Website
Can’t get enough of true crime cases in Pennsylvania? TwistedPhilly explores all things true crime and supernatural in the historic and haunted City of Brotherly Love. Everything from the Center City Rapist to the Luzerne County “Kids for Cash” scandal is covered in this twisted podcast series. Philadelphia native Deana Marie hosts the podcast. Each episode is filled with twisted tales along with some fascinating Philadelphia history.
Where to Listen: Stitcher, Apple Podcast
Case 81: Brian Wells
One of the most notorious and puzzling true crime cases to take place in Pennsylvania revolves around pizza delivery man Brian Wells. On August 28th, 2003, Brian Wells started his lunchtime shift at Mamma Mia’s pizza. Business went on as usual until he drove off to deliver two small pizzas to a rural house. Everything that happened after turned into a race against time. We won’t spoil what happens next, as it is truly puzzling. To this day, no one is quite sure what really happened, and who the puppeteer behind the whole operation was.
Where to Listen: Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Casefile website
Small Town Murder
Episode 33: Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Hosted by comedians James Pietragallo and Jimmie Whisman, Small Town Murder heads to the college town of Collegeville, Pennsylvania. In this episode, the duo examines one person’s cold-blooded, abhorrent actions that frightened and completely change this small college town. During the episode, they learn about grown men being picked on in a bathroom, peepholes, and murder suspects donned in heavy makeup. If you have a sense for dark humor, you will get a kick out of this episode.
Where to Listen: Stitcher, Player FM
Some true crime podcasts are so chilling and addicting, it’s hard to pull yourself away from them. Do you have any true crime podcasts you can’t get enough of? Let us know in the comments!