True Crime – New Zealand – Recommended podcasts

  • Award-winning ex-BBC journalist Andrew Gold interviews fascinating minds & quirky outsiders, from a Westboro Baptist Church defector and a female Mormon psychopath to Amanda Knox and Richard Dawkins. New eps Mon & Thu.

  • If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that doctor. Between his prestigious education, years of experience and pleasant bedside manner, Fata was everything you could want in a doctor. But he was not who he appeared to be. From Wondery, this is the story of hundreds of patients in Michigan, a doctor, and a poisonous secret.

    Laura Beil, returns with a second season of the award-winning series โ€œDr Death.โ€

    All episodes are available now. You can binge the series ad-free on Wondery+ or on Amazon Music with a Prime membership or Amazon Music Unlimited subscription.

  • It was a January afternoon in 1981 when a man’s German Shepherd came upon a grisly discovery in the woods outside of Houston: the badly decomposed remains of a young man, beaten to death, and a woman, who was strangled. For 40 years, the victims were nameless – until late 2021, when a team of genetic genealogists identified the pair as 21-year-old Harold Dean Clouse and 17-year-old Tina Gail Clouse, a married couple who had moved from Florida to Texas with their infant daughter. But the discovery of the identities only deepened the mystery: who killed the couple and why? And where is their daughter, Holly, who would be 42 years old if alive today? 

    In this multi-part true crime podcast, host Cristina Corbin travels across the country to interview law enforcement and family members, uncover new leads and speak exclusively with a religious cult at the center of this double murder mystery. The first reporter to obtain the entire police case file, including autopsy reports and crime scene photos, Corbin exposes stunning details that move this decades-old case forward.  

  • Interviews with ex cons, gang members, gang leaders, youth mentors, mental health advocates etc. From across Australia and New Zealand who have inspiring tales of redemption and overcoming the odds.

  • A true-crime podcast focusing primarily in Hawaii but will touch on other areas of the USA and the world. Listener discretion advised. Please hit that subscribe button, and please tell a friend about this podcast, Mahalo. The first several episodes are kind of bad, please bear with me.

    New episodes Bi-Weekly.
    This podcast is covered by the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Creative Commons License. All rights reserved, unless stated otherwise.

  • For more than five years, New Zealand investigative journalist Aaron Smale has been digging into the injustices - and crimes - of the state welfare system of Aotearoa New Zealand. Of all the unbelievable stories he has investigated, none is more shocking than what happened to children and adolescents at Lake Alice Psychiatric Hospital in the 1970s under the supervision of head psychiatrist Selwyn Leeks. This podcast contains descriptions of physical, sexual and psychological abuse perpetrated against children, as well as swearing, and frank discussions about mental health and suicide. Take care when and where you listen.

  • Badlands is a true crime podcast that explores the real life stories of the famous at their most infamous. Badlands is voiced by Jake Brennan, host of the award-winning podcast DISGRACELAND. In Badlands, each episode digs into the crimes and scandals of our most beloved cultural figures. How did Marilyn Monroe really die? What caused Heath Ledger to end up on the bad side of revenge-seeking paparazzi? How did Winona Ryder help solve a kidnapping case in her adoptive hometown? New scripted episodes of Badlands are released every Wednesday while bonus episodes are released every Friday. Badlands is not a journalistic podcast. It is an entertainment podcast inspired by true events. Certain dialogue and scenes are sometimes fictionalized for dramatic purposes as they are in most scripted entertainment based on true events. Sources and credits for each episode are available at disgracelandpod.com/badlands. Badlands is available wherever you get your podcasts.

  • A 12-part documentary podcast about the notorious free-love commune, Centrepoint. There are crimes. But this isn’t a whodunnit. It’s a whydunnit.

  • Chris Parker, the founder of WhatIsMyIPAddress.com, interviews guests and tells real-life stories about topics to open your eyes to the danger and traps lurking in the real world, ranging from online scams and frauds to everyday situations where people are trying to take advantage of you—for their gain and your loss.

    Our goal is to educate and equip you, so you learn how to spot the warnings signs of trouble, take quick action, and lower the risk of becoming a victim.

  • Hosted by Cherry and Morgan, Crimepedia is a weekly independently produced true crime podcast, launched in August 2020.


    Every Tuesday, Cherry and Morgan cover predominantly lesser-known unsolved murders and missing person cases from across the globe.


    Episodes are presented in a straightforward and honest manner and are easy to follow. Crimes are never glorified, and all victims are given the utmost respect. Whenever possible, Cherry and Morgan work closely with both law enforcement and victimsโ€™ families in order to better understand the case and the victim as they truly were.

    Get bonus content on Patreon

    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/crimepedia.


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  • In 1985, in Texas, Jayson Woodward stepped outside of her home and was abducted, raped, and held hostage, until she managed to escape her assailant. He was captured on the border between the United States and Mexico. Three unknown armed men would later kidnap Jayson's rapist from a Mexican jail, and bring him back to Texas, where he was found in a park, in his underwear, by Texas law enforcement. An incredible true crime story of a terrible crime that became an international incident, as well as a remarkable portrait of courage and an unexpected spiritual awakening, as Jayson went through it all and came out the other side. Hosted by Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds).

  • Jesse Mulligan talks with investigators, journalists and others about major crimes in New Zealand

  • More than 600,000 people go missing each year in the United States. Luckily, many missing adults and children are quickly found. But tens of thousands of people remain missing for more than one year, eventually becoming cold cases. This podcast highlights just a few of the missing people in North and South Carolina, and is written and produced by Renee Roberson.

  • You’re listening to the Murder Speaks podcast. The show that spills the tea about true crime. Every week suspense thriller author, Wendy Hinbest, recaps real crime stories of women who were brutally murdered.

  • In this hit investigative podcast, Actor & Lawyer Ryan Wolf investigates some of New Zealand's most enduring unsolved criminal cases.


    Season One

    On June 18th, 2012 a single shot rang out, cracking the silence of a frost bitten New Zealand morning. In the moments after this shot was fired, Jordan Voudouris, the much loved Mykonos Pizza Shop owner from Paeroa pursued the shooters towards the rear gate of his premises, before sadly succumbing to what was a mortal gunshot wound.

    He left a family, town and country reeling from the shock and pain of his loss. Yet despite an intense Police investigation, no one has ever been charged for Jordan's murder.

    Approaching the 10 year anniversary of this brutal crime, Actor and Lawyer Ryan Wolf investigates Who Killed Jordan Voudouris, with the goal of revisiting every aspect of the case. Interviewing those involved, with the goal of finding out who killed Jordan and why?


    Season Two

    21st June 2004, Jim Donnelly goes to work as usual at the Glenbrook Steel Mill, places his lunch on the bench, gets changed into his work clothes - and is never seen again. In Season Two of Guilt Ryan travels to Waiuku New Zealand in an attempt to finally solve this 18 year mystery, and discovers a baffling and mysterious story with twists at every turn.


    Instagram: ryanwolfnz

    TikTok: ryanwolfnz


    THIS SHOW WAS CREATED 100% WITHOUT THE USE OF AI (ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE).

    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/guilt.

    Expand your listening experience and support the creation of this podcast by becoming an Acast+ Subscriber. Benefits include, Early Release, Ad Free Listening and Bonus Content. https://plus.acast.com/s/guilt.


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  • What can a billionaire get away with these days? A secret bat cave? A harem of women? An international spy operation? Stealing the soul of a small town in Montana? A Silicon Valley venture capitalist was accused of running a massive sex-trafficking operation by his best bro friend. And we unravel the truth about both of them - their business, their break-up, their lies, and their embarrassing text messages. The story of a billionaire with a hero complex, the ex-spy who turned his life inside out, and us, the reporters who got caught up in their macho drama.
    Cover Story is an investigative podcast series featuring original reporting from New York Magazine. Part of the Vox Media Podcast Network. New episodes every Tuesday.

  • A Podcast that focuses on international cases not covered in the American media.

  • In 1973, David Kushner's 11-year-old older brother Jon biked through a suburban Florida forest to buy candy for his little brother, and never returned. Decades later, now an accomplished journalist and author, Kushner investigates his brotherโ€™s case and the profound impact it had on his family and community. Piecing together police reports, interviews, and the memories of loved onesโ€“โ€“David tells the story of what happened to his family and his town, after his brother disappeared.

    Credits:

    Jessica Grimshaw- For USG Audio

    Josh Bloch- For USG Audio

    Jennifer Sears- For USG Audio

    Gretta Cohn- Executive Producer

    David Kushner- Executive Producer, Host

    Emmy Rossum- Executive Producer

    Alex Sujong Laughlin- Producer

    James T. Green- Producer, Sound Designer

    Sara Nics- Executive Editor

    Lacy Roberts- Managing Producer

    Rick Kwan- Mix Engineer

    Nocturnal Sound- Sound Design

     This is a USG Audio Podcast in collaboration with Transmitter Media. 

  • In May 2017, 49-year-old builder Michael McGrath disappeared, almost without trace.
    No crime scene was ever found.
    No weapon was ever found.
    No body was ever found.
    So how could his longtime friend be arrested and charged with murder?
    In February 2023, the trial of David Charles Benbow finally began.
    Benbow stood accused of murdering McGrath because he’d started a relationship with Benbow’s former partner, Joanna Green.
    The prosecution said that, while based entirely on circumstantial evidence, its case was so comprehensive there could be no doubt Benbow was guilty.
    The defence said detectives were biased, working hard to build a case against Benbow after he was identified as a prime suspect - by Green.
    Stuff, New Zealand’s award-winning leader in true crime podcasts (Black Hands, The Commune, Gone Fishing) presents The Trial.
    Journalists from The Press newsroom in Christchurch spent weeks at the High Court and pored over hundreds of hours of recordings to create a compelling and in-depth insight into New Zealand’s criminal justice system.
    Hear the evidence. Follow the twists and turns. Wait - for the verdict.

    WARNING: This series contains some strong language and content that may upset some people.
    For full written coverage of the trial by The Press, visit stuff.co.nz.
    Need more great true crime podcasts? Check out Stuff's full catalogue here.

    CREDITS
    Scripted, hosted and produced by Michael Wright
    Sound design, audio editing and mixing by Connor Scott
    Visual design: Kathryn George
    Legal checks: Genevieve O'Halloran and Courtney Grenfell
    Associate producer: Jen Black
    Consulting producer: Adam Dudding
    Executive producer: Chris Reed
    Special thanks: Kamala Hayman, Martin van Beynen and Jake Kenny from The Press; John Cooper, Tyson Jemmett, Laura Heathcote, Amanda Montgomerie, Philippa Tolley and Candice Robertson.

  • A true crime podcast hosted by a married couple out of the Bronx, NYC. Jess (the wife) tells her husband Russ true crime stories. They sip some cocktails and discuss the ins and outs of the case. Since their opinions are generally different perspectives, it makes for an entertaining discussion.