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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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The Gut-Busting Statistics Are In — These Are The Fattest States, Ranked

There’s no escaping it: whether it’s in the way foreigners perceive them, or the dire statistics themselves, the United States of America has a weight problem. While the causes vary from dietary choices to economic disadvantages, the numbers are truly astounding. So which states are the fattest states by percentage? It’s time to take a cold hard look in the mirror.

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We Had No Idea These Everyday Objects Were Covered In So Many Germs & Bacteria

Are you ready to have some serious knowledge dropped on you? Some of the items that we use every single day without thinking are covered with more germs and bacteria than we could ever imagine. So get out that disinfectant, because no one is safe from the germs that are hiding in just about every corner of our homes.

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Instead Of Flying Like An Eagle, These Badly-Designed Planes Were Utter Disappointments

Fasten your seatbelts, because on these planes a bumpy ride is guaranteed — if you even manage to get airborne in the first place. When these aircraft models were first built, people had high hopes. But looking back, experts are now calling them the worst planes of all time. From faulty designs to lackluster engines, these poorly-made jets were some of the biggest failures we’ve ever seen.

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