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2019’s Nail-biting True Crime Podcasts Are Still Fresh For The New Decade

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There is a theory that true-crime podcasts are to women what World War II facts are to men. We each obsessively love consuming them. In fact, a recent study concluded that 75% of true-crime podcast listeners are women. Fortunately, 2019 did not disappoint in delivering nail-biting binge-worthy content for us to indulge in during the next school pickup line.

‘Culpable’

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When 21-year-old Christian Andreacchio was found dead from a gunshot wound in the upstairs bathroom of his home in Meridian, Mississippi, it only took investigators 45 minutes and an autopsy to rule the death as a suicide. What Culpable accomplishes in its 20 episode season breaks the case wide open.

‘Monster: The Zodiac Killer’

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With over 12 million downloads in its first two months, Monster: The Zodiac Killer takes a deep dive into the chilling cold case of the California serial killings. Featuring interviews with investigators, journalists and victims’ family members, the documentary podcast uncovers every nitty-gritty detail and promises to keep listeners hiding under their covers at night.

‘To Live And Die In LA’

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Working with private investigator Jayden Brant, journalist Neil Strauss sets out to uncover what really happened to Macedonian actress Adea Shabani when she disappeared from her Hollywood apartment in 2018. With later episodes airing details and revelations nearly in real-time, listeners get to feel what it’s like to be at the heart of an investigation.

‘Root Of Evil’

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TNT entered the podcast game with this companion piece to their I Am the Night limited series. When The Black Dahlia, Elizabeth Short, was brutally murdered in 1947 many believed George Hodel did it. Now over 70 years later, the Hodel family is opening up to reveal the dark and twisted secrets that have haunted their generations.

‘The Dropout’

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While not covering a grizzly murder or chilling disappearance, The Dropout examines a crime where truth seems almost stranger than fiction. Elizabeth Holmes set out to change the medical industry yet today stands on trial for fraud allegations. This Nightline production peels back the curtains at Theranos to reveal a story you never knew that were dying to hear.

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No Retreat, No Surrender: The Soldier Who Fought In World War II For Over 30 Years

World War II and the destruction it wrought on the planet had ended long ago, but for some reason, on a remote island, peace was yet to be felt. Perpetrated by culprits who nobody had been able to catch, fields were burned, airport runways were ransacked, and gunfire would occasionally spray out of the forest. As the body count began to climb, the question remained: who on Earth was this soldier still convinced the war was on?

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The Once-Popular Purchasing Habits That Most Millennials Are Refusing To Buy Into

There’s no debate about it, times are changing. And with changing times comes changing demands for some of the products that used to be considered essential. For millennials, the age group born between 1981-1996, some of the products America used to not be able to live without are now being ditched all together. From household appliances to popular food products, read on to see some of the surprising effects of millennial buying habits.

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Are You Tuning In? These Are The Most and Least Trusted News Anchors On Television

With so much going on in the world, the news anchors who deliver the latest updates have become practically celebrities themselves. But who do the people of the United States trust? Morning Consult asked viewers who they trust “a lot” or “not at all” and came up with a list of the most and least trusted people in news. How many people feel the same way about your favorite host that you do?

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