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True Crime Podcasts about Romance Gone Wrong

When people think of true crime, they often associate it with home invasion stories, kidnappings, serial killers, and stalking. But another sinister force that can severely damage someone’s life is the white-collar crime that occurs on a daily basis before our eyes. Luckily, there is a decent number of true crime podcasts out there that cover some of the most notorious white-collar crimes in history.

Here are five of the most riveting and informative podcasts that cover shocking white-collar crimes that reveal how far people are willing to go to become extremely wealthy.

They say all is fair in love and war. The victims of these true crime stories might disagree.

It’s no surprise that love drives people to do crazy things. They might lie, cheat, or steal to keep those good ole’ love embers from dying. But for some, that madness takes the darkest turn of all.

Yes, some will even commit murder to keep their love story from ending.

If you’re a romance lover, we’ve got the best true crime podcasts for you. These episodes tell some of the most sordid love stories gone wrong. They might even make you think twice before you swipe “yes” to that online match.

But married folks, don’t think you’re safe either. These true crime podcasts will have you sleeping next to your partner with one eye open.

These true crime podcasts prove that romance and true crime (unfortunately) often go together like a horse and carriage.

Dirty John

Debra Newell was living the dream life with her successful interior design business, her beautiful Orange County home, and a loving family. A romance lover, all she was missing was her prince charming. Then she met John Meehan, and her life felt complete. John was caring, intelligent, handsome, and he adored her.

Like, he really adored her.

For Debra, the new man in her life had everything coming up roses. But there was one problem–her family didn’t much like the new man in their mother’s life. John Meehan flat out gave them the heebie-jeebies. And as his behavior descended from a bit odd to just plain creepy, they wondered if he was hiding a darker secret.

Dirty John tells their story; and trust us when we say the way this true crime podcast ends will truly shock you.

Over My Dead Body

You’ve seen them before–those Instagram-worthy couples with their glistening smiles and seemingly perfect lives that you love to hate. Dan Markel and Wendi Adelson were such a couple. They were both successful lawyers from high-profile families. Their marriage, by any account, was just about guaranteed to last forever. So when they announced their divorce, everyone was shocked. Some people were even angry.

Angry enough to commit murder.

It seems that underneath those perfectly pruned moments we so often envy in others, there sometimes lurks a darker truth. Over My Dead Body tells the unforgettable story of a perfect romance gone bad in the worst way possible.

To Live and Die in Hollywood

Marilyn Monroe famously said that Hollywood was a place where they would pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul. For aspiring model and actress Adea Shabani, living in Hollywood would come at a far greater cost.

To Live and Die in Hollywood comes from the brilliant storytelling mind of award-winning author and Rolling Stones journalist Neil Strauss. It details Adea Shabani’s mysterious disappearance, and the tempestuous love story between Adea and her fellow aspiring actor boyfriend, Chris Spotz.

The podcaster is determined to unravel the mystery, and breakthrough after breakthrough is revealed throughout his investigation. It is a tragic and thrilling journey that, by the time you reach the end, offers a compelling answer to the question…

Who murdered Adea Shabani?

Sleuth

Described as a real-life “Phantom of the Opera” crime, the Sleuth podcast follows the story of a community theater that is plagued by murder in their own backyard–well, their own theater attic to be exact. Daniel Wozniak murdered and dismembered victims Sam Herr and Julie Kibuishi before returning to his performance that night. And he did it all in the name of love.

Love for a fellow actress who also worked as a Disneyland princess, no less.

The podcast follows the story of how far people will go for love. And how those lengths sometimes turn deadly.


We’ve all heard the romantic cliches…

“I fell in-love with you for a reason. There is nobody like you.”

“I need you like a heart needs a beat.”

With these true crime podcasts, those quotes take on an altogether creepier meaning.

Tennyson famously said it was better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. These true crime podcasts would argue the opposite.

When it comes to true crime and murder, it’s better not to have loved at all. 
Craving more true crime podcasts? Dive deeper into other creepy tales with these true crime podcasts that are perfect for bedtime.



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