20 Best UK True Crime Podcasts of 2021

May 16, 2021

Are you wanting to learn more about uk true crime? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best uk true crime podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

Best UK True Crime Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

UK True Crime Podcast

  • Publisher: UK True Crime Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 239

The weekly UK True Crime Podcast, hosted by Adam, is the home of UK true crime. With a new episode every Tuesday since 2016, it is where you discover lesser known UK cases and discover new perspectives and insight on stories you may already know.

Murder and More

  • Publisher: Kira Eliza
  • Total Episodes: 43

Obsessed with true crime? Then you’re in the right place! Each week I (your solo host, Kira) will delve deep into true crimes, from disappearances to murders and everything in between, mainly based in the UK.

Hometown Homicide

  • Publisher: Jolene Nicole
  • Total Episodes: 10

Hometown Homicide is a true crime podcast covering cases from Wales, UK. Join host Jolene Nicole, as she unravels each case, exploring all the facts, theories and often injustice of these victim’s stories.

True Crime Investigators UK

  • Publisher: The True Crime Investigators UK
  • Total Episodes: 8

Welcome to ‘True Crime Investigators UK’, a new ‘True Crime’ documentary podcast which will be looking at unsolved crimes, important criminal cases and delving further into the procedural process. The show is presented and researched by two former police officers, John and Sally. Now they are both retired and after nearly 28 years of marriage together, they review cases of interest, some solved, some undetected. Throughout this series they will be discussing the cases they are reviewing and interviewing relevant parties including Police Officers, suspects, witnesses and experts. So come with us on this journey, and let’s see where it takes us…

The Killer Crime Podcast

  • Publisher: Killer Crime
  • Total Episodes: 13

Cousins Martha and Georgia bring you stories of shocking true crime from Canada and the UK! Each week we will dive into a case from Canada or the UK (unless we decide to cheat and tell a story from another country). Be loud, be fierce and don’t talk to killers!

Trial By Media

  • Publisher: Trial By Media
  • Total Episodes: 7

Trial By Media is a true crime podcast by some of the only full time crime reporters in the UK. Once a case closes journalists are free to reveal juicy details we couldn’t give you at the time. So this is the full story on how the weirdest, boldest and most dangerous criminals are treated by the courts and the press. Having been in the room where it happened we ask what went on, what went wrong, and whether justice was done. Hosts: Charlie Jones, Sophia Dourou, Carolina Herranz-Carr Producer: Carolina Herranz-Carr https://www.carolinaherranzcarr.com/ Music: Setuniman https://freesound.org/people/setuniman/sound Logo: Tom Bullock Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/trialbymedia

Unbelievable True Crime

  • Publisher: Reach Podcasts
  • Total Episodes: 12

Unbelievable is a brand new UK-based true crime podcast, bringing you a new story each week of lies, murder, betrayal and deceit. Hosted by Bronwen Weatherby, Unbelievable aims to bring you the most most bizarre and horrific crimes from across the United Kingdom. Each shocking episode will unravel some of the craziest crimes and details we have come across to bring you a new listening experience, you won’t forget.

Real Crime: The REELZ Files

  • Publisher: PodcastOne
  • Total Episodes: 50

Geraldo Rivera’s Murder in the Family is now part of Real Crime: The REELZ Files and we’re so excited to continue bringing you great true crime content! Coming up next in the feed is I Lived with A Killer. Their lives are portrayed in movies, TV shows and books and their shocking acts are woven into the fabric of scary stories about real monsters in the world. But what happens when the monster is someone you live with and love? Every hour-long episode of I Lived With A Killer brings a haunting new twist to cases that terrified the public with the powerful stories from the family members of the killers. Viewers will hear from ‘Sammy the Bull’ Gravano’s daughter Karen Gravano, Orlando Nightclub Shooter’s ex-wife Sitora Yusufiy, The Iceman’s daughters Merrick and Christin Kuklinski and many more. Viewers will also hear from detective who worked the cases and experts who break down the media frenzy around the crimes.

True Crime Diary

  • Publisher: truecrimediary
  • Total Episodes: 25

In our bi-weekly podcast we take a light-hearted look at the story behind an event on this week in true crime history. You can see trailers for forthcoming episodes on our YouTube page. Created, edited and produced by Mark Duqueno. Art by Rue Turner. Photography by Jed Leicester. Free music for non-commercial use from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com www.truecrimediary.co.uk


  • Publisher: Radio Titans
  • Total Episodes: 30

How world-renowned journalist and crime writer Mark Ebner got the story behind the true-crime tales and Scientology exposes that put him on the map and have kept him there… in The Grey Zone. Meet Mark Ebner Mark Ebner is an American journalist and a New York Times bestselling author who has covered all aspects of celebrity and crime culture for Spy, Rolling Stone, Maxim, Details, Los Angeles Magazine, Premiere, Salon, Spin, Radar, The Daily Beast, Gawker, BoingBoing, Esquire and New Times. ​ Among the many and varied topics Ebner has covered are: Scientology, Bill Cosby’s rape accusations, pit bull fighting, the Ku Klux Klan, celebrity stalkers, drug kingpins, missing porn stars, sports groupies, college suicides, and Hepatitis C in Hollywood. He has produced for and/appeared as a commentator on NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, A&E, Comedy Central, REELZ, Showtime, The History Channel, Channel 4 (UK), National Public Radio, Court TV, TruTV, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” “The Today Show,” “The Early Show,” “Out Front with Erin Burnett,” “Anderson Cooper 360,” “Fox & Friends,” Inside Edition,” “Hard Copy,” “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn,” and “Crime Watch Daily.” Ebner also consulted for Comedy Central on Trapped in the Closet, an episode of South Park, and for NBC/Dateline on “The Paris Hilton Tapes”. He hosted “Rich and Reckless” for TruTV, was a featured guest on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” His books include the NY Times bestseller Hollywood, Interrupted, Poison Candy, Being Uncle Charlie, We Have Your Husband, and the Hollywood true-crime saga, Six Degrees of Paris Hilton.


  • Publisher: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Total Episodes: 29

More often than we’d like to believe, people get away with murder. As cases grow cold, cops retire. Witnesses die. Evidence disappears. Unsolved, a true crime podcast series from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, guides listeners through these real-life mysteries, uncovering new clues along the way. Season three of Unsolved tells the story of Father Alfred Kunz, whose throat was slit inside St. Michael School in 1998. Some believe his death was linked to his battles against evil. Others believe his all-too-human flaws were to blame. Season two of Unsolved, released in 2017, examines the case of toddler Michelle Manders, who vanished from her bedroom in the middle of the night in 1981. Did she wander alone into the darkness? Or was she kidnapped? Season one of Unsolved, released in 2015, explores the circumstances surrounding the death of 14-year-old John Zera, who disappeared from Franklin High School in 1976. The seven episodes follow investigators through decades of dead ends as they hold on to hope of finding the killer. Subscribe to Unsolved on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio or wherever you get your podcasts. For more information on the series, visit http://jsonline.com/unsolved.

Heart of the Ronin

  • Publisher: Travis Heermann
  • Total Episodes: 36

Thirteenth-century Japan is a dangerous place, even in a time of peace. Capricious gods, shape-changing animals, and bloodthirsty demons are as real and unpleasant as a gang of vicious bandits. From the wilderness emerges a young, idealistic warrior with his father’s mysterious sword on his hip, a wise, sarcastic dog at his side, and a yearning in his heart to find a worthy master. He dreams only of being samurai. Little does he suspect the agony and glory that await him when his dreams come true. Finding a master should be easy for a warrior as skilled as Ken’ishi, but the generations-long wars for the Imperial throne have ended. The land has settled into an uneasy peace and cast multitudes of proud, powerful warriors to the four winds. The new peace means that these masterless warriors, ronin, often must stoop to crime and banditry to feed themselves. Ken’ishi finds himself plagued by the hatred and mistrust of peasants and samurai alike. When he saves a noble maiden from a pack of bandits, he and his faithful dog become enmeshed in the intrigues of samurai lords, vengeful constables, Mongol spies, and a shadowy underworld crime boss known as Green Tiger. But Ken’ishi has a few secret weapons of his own, granted to him by his mysterious past and his magical upbringing. If only he knew more about his mysterious past, his parents’ murder, and the sword that seems to want to talk to him. . . . Heart of the Ronin is an action-packed historical fantasy, set against the backdrop of ancient intrigue and impending war, the first of a sweeping three-part epic filled with deadly duels and climactic battles. Creatures of folklore and myth are as real as the katana in one’s hand. And just as deadly. “A fusion of historical fiction and adventure fantasy, the first volume of Heermann’s Ronin Trilogy is a page-turning folkloric narrative of epic proportions. In a strange, supernatural feudal Japan, 17-year-old warrior Ken’ishi, a masterless samurai with a mysterious past and a legendary sword, saves the life of Kazuko, a powerful lord’s daughter. Soon he becomes entangled in a deadly web of treachery, obsession and vengeance along with a bevy of conspirators, spies, assassins and otherworldly monstrosities. Though Heermann does little to push the boundaries of the subgenre, his writing style is confident and fluid, his characters are well developed and his serpentine story line anything but predictable. Numerous tantalizingly unresolved plot threads will have readers anxiously awaiting the second installment in this gripping tale of ill-fated love, betrayal and destiny. ” – PUBLISHERS WEEKLY “Heart of a Ronin is a solid, likeable adventure story, sure to please fans of Japanese culture, and fantasy readers alike.” – ADVENTURES IN SCI-FI PUBLISHING

About Crime

  • Publisher: About Crime
  • Total Episodes: 17

Weekly True Crime Podcast set in the countryside of Somerset, UK. We cover serial killers, unsolved murders and horrible crimes. Grab a coffee and join us! Get even more True Crime with our IN THE NEWS Episodes every Friday!

The Crime Pod

  • Publisher: The Crime Pod
  • Total Episodes: 25

Join Samantha and Caitlin as they discuss true crime cases from across Scotland and the UK. Whether it be the most gruesome, infamous or down right mysterious cases – they want to talk about it. And you definitely want to listen. – New Episode Every Second Sunday –

The American Crime Story Podcast

  • Publisher: AfterBuzz TV
  • Total Episodes: 27

American Crime Story After Show recaps, reviews and discusses episodes of FX’s American Crime Story. Show Summary: American Crime Story is an American true crime anthology television series developed by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, who are executive producers with Brad Falchuk, Nina Jacobson, Ryan Murphy, and Brad Simpson. Similar to American Horror Story, also from Murphy and Falchuk, each season is presented as a self-contained miniseries, following separate unrelated true events. Series creators Alexander and Karaszewski did not return after the first season.

Urban Legends

  • Publisher: Luke Mordue
  • Total Episodes: 8

Luke Mordue examines the historical impact of the stories that haunt our society; tales that have gripped towns and cities across the world for centuries as true events. Urban Legends. Broken into three sections; The Story, where the tale is retold. The History, where the true crimes that inspired the legends are studied and dissected, and finally, the alternate versions, where several interpretations from around the world are divulged. Released Fortnightly.

Pimeä puoli

  • Publisher: Pimeä puoli
  • Total Episodes: 21

Tervetuloa pimeälle puolelle! Pimeä puoli on suomalainen true crime-podcast, joka käsittelee murhamysteerejä, katoamisia ja muita rikostapauksia.

Down Murder Lane

  • Publisher: Jessica and Heather
  • Total Episodes: 30

These 2 suburban Milwaukee Moms who love to travel & are obsessed with all things true crime want to take you on a trip…. Down Murder Lane! ☠️

The Wild Wild Pacific Northwest

  • Publisher: The Wild Wild Pacific Northwest
  • Total Episodes: 66

Jump on in on this wild wild ride with Cippy and her guests as they dive into the Pacific Northwest’s vast history of true crime, urban legends and mysteries every Wednesday! Email us weird news at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook @TheWildWildPNW, Personal Instagram Accounts @cipriannapendergrass. Cover Art by Ash Kukuzke (@a.kukuzke)Become a Patron!https://www.patreon.com/TheWildWildPNW

Killers You’ve Never Heard Of

  • Publisher: Jordan Carroll
  • Total Episodes: 7

Welcome to Killers you’ve never heard of. The true crime world is very anglo-centric, focusing on the United States, Australia, UK and Canada. There are important stories to be told and highlighted around the world that do not get enough attention and the victim’s stories are not told. Killers you have never heard of is going to flip that, our intention is to highlight crimes from each country around the world in English, to spread the understanding of these wider. Some countries do not have readily available information, such as North Korea, so, in those cases we may stray away from the theme of serial killers. A warning to anyone listening, that there will be descriptions of crimes that are disturbing, including sex crimes and murders, the descriptions are not graphic for drama, but to help you understand the horror of the crimes. We are not speakers of each language, so, we will do our best to get pronunciation as close as possible for names and places. One last thing, if you have any suggestions for crimes you would like highlighted, please message us on Instagram, @killersyouveneverheardof where you can also see pictures and maps that will help illustrate the scenes.

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