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Beyond ‘Serial’: 10 True Crime Podcasts You Need to Follow

From L.A. comedians riffing on murder to full-on 1940s-style radio dramas, there’s hours of earbud entertainment to keep you on edge

Serial Podcast, Adnan Syed

Adnan Syed was the subject of the hit 2014 podcast 'Serial.'

Sure, podcasts existed before Serial. But who cared? When Sarah Koening spun off from the OG podcast-chart-dominator This American Life, even podcast die-hards didn't know what they were in for. But Serial quickly changed the way we listened – and the way we felt about Thursday mornings – keeping us hooked every week, as we hoped for another clue into the saga of Adnan Syed. Was he innocent or wasn't he? Had Jay been lying the whole time? And most importantly, what's this thing called a "phone booth?" Syed's popularity on the podcast circuit eventually got him enough attention to have his conviction vacated, meaning he could soon get a new trial. But that wasn't the only thing Serial accomplished: in the year and a half since it first premiered, podcasts – and the true crime genre – have experienced a grand resurgence. Here, 10 of the best podcasts available on the internet for when you've re-listened to Serial and you still can't get your fix.

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