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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 Boldest And Craziest Prison Escapes In History Are Still Unbelievable

Prisons basically have one job: to keep the nation’s most dangerous criminals safely locked away behind its walls. But things do not always go as planned. These prison escapes, often intricately crafted, show that some inmates, guilty or innocent, will do just about anything to break free from prison and experience another chance at freedom — and we really mean anything.

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These Paintings Are World-Famous, But Their Hidden Details Have Gone Unnoticed

One of the greatest attributes of a distinguished artist is his or her ability to leave us, the viewers, continually guessing, or discovering new details about their work we had not noticed before. In fact, some of the most famous paintings in world history have a treasure trove of hidden details waiting to be discovered — some cleverly concealed in the painting, while others lurk beneath the surface.

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Yass, Queen: Queen Elizabeth II’s Most Peculiar Possessions

When it comes to the British Royal Family, Queen Elizabeth II is the undisputed crown jewel. She’s got style, she’s got class, and she’s got a whole lot of random assets to her name. But what exactly comes along with getting the royal treatment? Check out some of the most surprising and downright odd items on this list of Queen Elizabeth II’s possessions.

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