True crime In Media

general information about true crime stories and where to find them


TW: mentions of murder and other such things 


Following the recent fascination with the Jeffery Dahmer case due to the Netflix docu-series “DAHMER,” it has come to attention that this series was a lot of people’s first step into the world of true crime.  

Of course, there are household names such as Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Jack the Ripper and so forth, but the world of true crime is much bigger than that.  

If you’re interested in finding out about fascinating true crime cases, there are plenty of sources where you can get proper information from your favorite form of media.  

Probably the most popular and highly ranked true crime podcast would be “Casefile.” This podcast has won awards in the past. The host himself remains anonymous to this day and fans continue to try and uncover his identity.  

If you want a little comedy to your true crime, check out “My Favorite Murder.“ This podcast is hosted by two women that like to add humor to their information to make it a little more lighthearted and easier to listen to for their listeners. They have been making wonderful content since 2016. There are a multitude of different places to listen to podcasts such as Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud and various other websites. 

Netflix also has a plethora of different documentaries and docu-series that revolve around true crime (a great example being “DAHMER”, mentioned above). “Conversations With A Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes” is an interesting one if you would like to learn more about John Wayne Gacy, 

Similarly, you can watch “Conversations With A Killer: Jeffrey Dahmer” if you want to delve deeper into Jeffery Dahmer’s story after watching “DAHMER”. There is also a similar one for Ted Bundy as well. The list of true crime shows on Netflix is astronomically long.  

Speaking of Bundy, did you know that he started his murder spree in this state? Born in Vermont, he later moved to Tacoma, Washington with his mother. He even attended college at the University of Puget Sound and the University of Washington and worked for a suicide hotline. (Ironic? Maybe.) 

It is speculated (but not confirmed) that Bundy committed his first murder at the age of 14 in Tacoma. However, his first confirmed murder was a young lady that attended college with him at the University of Washington in February of 1974.  

Another Washington state serial killer is Gary Ridgeway, known as the Green River Killer. Ridgeway was convicted of 49 different murders, however, it is suspected to be closer to 80. He was born in Utah and moved to Washington at the age of 11. He targeted teenage girls and young women. 

He gets his name “The Green River Killer” from the way he disposed of his victims’ bodies, in the woods surrounding the Green River of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. 

For shorter videos, YouTube and the popular social media site TikTok can also be a good source for feeding your true crime interests. There are plenty of creators that have researched cases and made content for their viewers.  

YouTube creators that have been most popular in the true crime community as of late consist of “True Crime Daily,” a channel that will go in depth on cold cases and current cases with footage of the crimes. “Kendall Rae” is a really popular youtuber for people who want to view their true crime information more casually.  

If you want to watch a mukbang or take your true crime lightheartedly with comedy, you can watch Stephanie Soo. Another fan favorite is Eleanor Neale 

TikTok creators such as charleybournetruecrime, d0llface3, and makingatruecrimerer offer more casual viewing of true crime in short videos and series of short videos with brief details. If you want to learn about cases that you might want to learn more about, this would be a good place to start seeing as they don’t go into too much detail.