This week I have another podcast to suggest: Crime Junkie.

Every time I have a car ride that is longer than an hour, I like to turn on this engaging and informative podcast.

The hosts Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat are self-described true-crime junkies. And rightfully so.

They began this podcast in 2017 and have recorded over 150 episodes on murders, missing people and serial killers.

Every Monday, the pair drops a new episode with Flowers leading the charge. They don’t sugarcoat things or lead you down rabbit holes.

They tell the stories using facts that they have found through extensive research, including information from police reports, news articles and eye witnesses.

This podcast is no joke when it comes to delivering on true-crime stories. Yet they aren’t the same old stories we see all the time.

While they do the classic stories, like the Golden State Killer, they also do a lot of stories that are less known but just as scary and important to hear.

Part of listening to true crime involves listening to scary and sad stories and learning what to look out for.

As a woman, there were a lot of things Flowers and Prawat talked about that I’ve grown up hearing.

Besides being straightforward with the facts and storytelling, they also supply their listeners with Crime Junkie rules, like never go out alone or if you see something, say something.

The duo’s tagline is “Be Weird. Be Rude. Stay Alive.”

Flowers and Prawat are telling real stories that happened to real people, which can be challenging, but they do a good job of doing the stories justice.

This podcast is, although interesting and engaging, is also informative and has some good life lessons in the mix.

I think anyone interested in true crime should absolutely check out this podcast.

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