What is it about murder mysteries that for the past hundred years has kept us and our ancestors riveted and coming back for more? Over the last century, we’ve gone from Edgar Allan Poe to Agatha Christie to the new stable of mystery podcast hosts who’ve further evolved the art of telling seductive crime mysteries and, in the process, have turned it into a worldwide obsession.
In the pursuit of fulfilling the WhatPods’ mission to help others find great podcasts, we’ve found, listened to, and ranked in order the 18 best currently available mystery podcasts.
We’ve focused on multi-part series for this list, where the host tells the story at the heart of their mystery podcast over the course of multiple, connected episodes. If you love crime but prefer something different to what we cover in this list, click here for all our best crime podcasts lists.
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