6 True Crime Podcasts Laced with Dark Humor and Laughter
Believe it or not, there are a number of true crime podcasts on the web that tastefully mix humor into the dark, twisted tales they tell. In many of these podcasts, the close rapport of the hosts along with the occasional comedic relief they provide attracts thousands of viewers for each episode. If you are in need of a new true crime podcast to add to your playlist, check out these 6 podcasts that offer a solid mix of humor and horror in their content.
And That’s Why We Drink
Every Sunday night, paranormal and true crime fans Em Schulz and Christine Schiefer release a new episode for their podcast And That’s Why We Drink. Filled with casual banter, boxed wine, and true crime, this podcast is perfect for anyone looking for something new and fresh to listen to.
Em starts off the episode with a paranormal tale while Christine finishes off with a true crime case. In between, you will hear plenty of comedic side conversations and banter between the two friends. Every month, the two also host a Listener’s Episode where fans of the podcast submit their own paranormal or true crime stories.
Where to Listen: Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, Apple Podcasts
Hosted by comedians Rachel Fairburn and Kiri Pritchard-McLean, All Killa No Filla explores some of the most twisted serial killers in history. Both friends share a passion for exploring this subject along with all things macabre. You will laugh, shiver, and even jump back in fright as you listen to these two friends recount the horrors that occurred from some of the most notorious killers around. Everyone from “Wolfman” Michael Lupo to Peter Sutcliff, also known as the Yorkshire Ripper, is covered.
Where to Listen: Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Acast
Since the podcast’s humble beginnings in 2016, My Favorite Murder has garnered a cult following over the years. Pre-COVID, the podcast’s enthusiastic “Murderino” fan base would flock to its sold-out tours around the world. Hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, My Favorite Murder is regularly listed among the top 10 podcasts on iTune’s comedy podcast chart. The two friends cover all things true crime, from the Great Boston Fire of 1872 to the Kent State massacre.
Where to Listen: Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Player.FM
Every Monday night, cousins Becca and Morgan cover new true crime cases in Crooked Cousins. Each episode features an in-depth look into notorious true crime cases with a dash of comedy and family banter. The Episode with Suspicious Husbands discusses wife-killers Harold Henthorn and Gabe Watson. Another popular episode, titled The Episode with Australian Wrongful Convictions examines the case Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton, who was wrongfully convicted of murdering her 9-week-old daughter Azaria.
Where to Listen: iHeart Radio, Podtail, Apple Podcasts, Player.FM
Small Town Murder + Crime in Sports
Hosted by stand-up comedians James Pietragallo and Jimmie Whisman, Small Town Murder examines a new murder case that took place in a small town. During each episode, the two hosts take a close look at each hometown where a gruesome murder took place and determine what makes the residents of this town tick.
The two comedians also host the podcast Crime in Sports where they look at numerous cases where athletes were found guilty of different crimes.
Where to Listen: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher
Bumblebutt is a weekly true crime comedy podcast that examines serial killers, cults, murder, and even the paranormal. Brought to you by hosts Cody, Adam, and Jordan, Bumblebutt covers everything from the Butcher of Rue Le Sueur to the Lindley Street Poltergeist. Mixed among these horrifying and macabre cases is a sprinkle of humor brought to you by the podcast’s egregious hosts.
Where to Listen: PodBean, Apple Podcasts
With COVID-19 cases rising and establishments starting to roll out restrictions again, many people are choosing to stay indoors. What better way to pass the time than trying out these new true crime comedy podcasts? Once you finish listening to them, tell us what you think in the comments!