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Top 6 Investigative Podcasts

Feb 29, 2024

The Best Investigative Podcasts from millions of podcasts available on the Goodpods platform and ranked by listens, ratings, comments, subscriptions and shares.

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The Vanished Podcast

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The Vanished Podcast

439 Episodes

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Avg Length 58m

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Latest episode 3 days ago

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The Vanished is a true crime podcast that explores the stories of those who have gone missing. The Vanished goes beyond conventional news reports to take a deep dive into the story of a different missing person each week. Host Marissa Jones brings you exclusive interviews with family members, friends, law enforcement and experts. What will The Vanished uncover next?

All episodes are available for free. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ or on Amazon Music with a Prime membership or Amazon Music Unlimited subscription.

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True Crime P.I.

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True Crime P.I.

21 Episodes

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Avg Length 21m

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Latest episode 19 days ago

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Introducing True Crime P.I., an investigative podcast that explores unsolved Missing and Unidentified persons cases from the 70s, 80s, and 90s.

Homicide Inc. - Compelling True Crime Stories

89 Episodes

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Avg Length 29m

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Latest episode 1 year ago

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The Homicide Inc. True Crime Podcast takes deep dives into compelling vintage and modern True Crime stories that pass the test of time. Acclaimed Voice Actor Peter von Gomm hosts this weekly true-crime series with a focus on some of the most prominent criminal cases in history, and a deeper look into what makes the monsters that commit these crimes tick.
Letters from Sing Sing

15 Episodes

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Avg Length 21m

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Latest episode 14 days ago

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In December of 2002, NBC News producer Dan Slepian got a letter from a New York state prison. It was from a man serving 25 years to life for murder. And it ended with a desperate plea: look into my case. Jon-Adrian “JJ” Velazquez had been convicted of killing a retired New York City police officer, but he insisted he didn’t do it. Dan was skeptical. Prosecutors said five eyewitnesses had sworn JJ was the killer. Could five people be wrong? So Dan began to dig. What he discovered went far beyond just JJ’s case. And 20 years later, it’s still unfolding. Letters from Sing Sing tells the story of a man convicted of murder, a journalist, and the letter that changed both of their lives. New episodes drop every Monday through March 27, 2023.

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Last man standing

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Last man standing

9 Episodes

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Avg Length 42m

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Latest episode 1 year ago

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In 2012, British photojournalist John Cantlie was kidnapped in Syria by Islamic State. While his fellow hostages were released or murdered, he remained captive. Then, a series of Isis propaganda videos emerged, fronted by Cantlie. He hasn’t been seen since. In this 8-part series, The Times’ war correspondent Anthony Loyd sets out to investigate the life - and fate - of the missing hostage.

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It Happened Here

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It Happened Here

28 Episodes

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Avg Length 28m

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Latest episode 1 year ago

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It Happened Here (IHH) is a weekly true crime podcast from Ready Freddie Productions, presented by South African journalist Kate Thompson Davy.

The creators of IHH intend this to be a true crime podcast that centres victims and survivors, that peers into the psychology at play, and scratches that crime and grime itch we all sometimes have. Having said that, we do not want to produce 'gore porn' or glorify the criminals we speak about. That is a guiding value of ours, as well as:

  • Sex work is work.
  • My body, my choice.
  • Trans and black lives matter.
  • And f*ck your feminism if it isn’t intersectional.

If that doesn’t work for you, that’s your call (do better!), but this is not the podcast you are looking for. I’m sure we will fall short of these values at some point, because we’re all flawed and unlearning prejudices. Please do let us know when we go wrong ([email protected]), but also, please be gentle. Remember good hearts, bad moments. We are trying our best.


What listeners had to say:

Marvelous *****

Jul 9, 2021, lilmamaeverts

"This podcast is so amazing... from the podcasters voice to the way she tells the stories. Episode 2 had me in tears, but I felt the way she presented the case was so thoughtful. And I appreciate she doesn’t shy away from the tough subjects that NEED a light shine on them!"


Right up there with the best *****

Jul 5, 2021, Millie Moopop's Mummy

"Fab true crime podcast. I’ve never listened to much South African crime and find it fascinating. Subject matter is dealt with sensitively and the research has clearly been done with the utmost attention to detail. To top it off, the host has a voice born for podcasts! Can’t wait to see how this podcast develops."


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Heliograph: The Investigative Journalism Playbook

5 Episodes

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Avg Length 15m

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Latest episode 1 month ago

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Heliograph: The Investigative Journalism Playbook is the The Investigative Journalism Bureau's monthly podcast, examining powerful investigative journalism from around the world. The podcast will pull back the curtain on the strategies, lessons learned, and stories behind the stories that change the world.


Hosted by IJB journalists, listeners can expect candid conversations with accomplished reporters sharing the inspirations, challenges, risks and rewards behind some of the world’s most impactful investigative reporting.


Heliographs were devices for capturing images of the sun. As a podcast, Heliograph will attempt to examine the brilliant, elusive and inspiring work of some of the world’s best investigative reporters in an attempt to understand their methods, techniques, motivations and reverberations.

Each installment of Heliograph focuses on reporting that creates meaningful change and reflects the IJB’s core values: collaborative and innovative storytelling in the public interest. The podcast also embodies the IJB’s educational mission to offer top-notch training in investigative research and reporting.


Thanks for listening.


The Investigative Journalism Bureau is an impact-driven, collaborative newsroom that brings together professional and student journalists, academics, graduate students and media organizations to tell deeply-reported stories in the public interest. Based at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health, the IJB has national reporting honours since its inception in 2020.


Media contact: [email protected]



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Aaron Klein

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Aaron Klein

5 Episodes

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Avg Length 27m

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Latest episode 5 years ago

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Aaron Klein is WND's senior staff reporter and Jerusalem bureau chief. He also hosts "Aaron Klein Investigative Radio" on AM 970 The Answer -- Salem New York.

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Reality News Network

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Reality News Network

5 Episodes

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Avg Length 9m

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Latest episode 16 years ago

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Reality News covers top stories, both national and international. Also, explore the dark side of the sunshine state. Many RNN News episodes explore the search for lost democracy in Northwest Florida. Suspicious jail torture/killings are frequent here and often the theme of the newscast. Follow this series in it's entirety by visiting the RNN NEWS library at Reality News Network. www.realitynews.net.

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FOUND

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FOUND

38 Episodes

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Avg Length 35m

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Latest episode 6 years ago

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Have you ever found a note on the ground, maybe meant for someone else? Help Davy Rothbart solve these mysteries on the FOUND Podcast, where we explore personal stories of love, loss, hope, transformation and aspiration through the lens of lost and found notes --with the power of humor and music. Produced by Found The Musical / Killer Films Media / Wondery.

Listen to all episodes of FOUND on Wondery+ or on Amazon Music with a Prime membership or Amazon Music Unlimited subscription.

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The Pope's Long Con

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The Pope's Long Con

8 Episodes

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Avg Length 17m

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Latest episode 4 years ago

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In 2016, Danny Ray Johnson was elected to state office. The fast talking biker-preacher known as "The Pope" paints himself as a 9/11 hero. He says he raised the dead! But our seven month investigation uncovered a much different picture: Attempted arson. Another mysterious fire. Alleged bootlegging and molestation in the church. For years, Johnson broke laws. Now he helps make them. What happens when the institutions we rely on look the other way? How does a liar slip through the cracks into a position of power? This six-part series attempts to find out. From Louisville Public Media.

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Hello, WP!

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Hello, WP!

8 Episodes

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Avg Length 34m

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Latest episode 4 years ago

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"Hello, WP!" is a podcast by WPMU DEV that reminds you what it’s like to be a new WordPress user. The show follows brothers, Josh, a “WordPress Marketeer”, and Micah, a new user, as they take on difficult-to-understand WordPress topics and talk with WP professionals in an attempt to discover WordPress and it's valuable community. It's a show for everyone, from the average web-surfing folk to the WordPress pro!

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