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In 2021, it is estimated that the U.S. population will be listening to 15 billion hours of podcasts a year, according to the data gathering website Statista. That number would be a jump from just 4 billion in 2014.
The podcast boom coincides with the nation's continued thirst for true crime. TV networks and streamers like FX, NBC and Netflix have capitalized on the obsession with hit shows like the American Crime Story series, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders and Making a Murderer, respectively. Meanwhile, the true-crime podcast world has increased exponentially since hit podcasts like Serial and S-Town first made it to iPhones and car radios. Add to that the fact that there are conventions, like CrimeCon, held specifically for true-crime fans and podcasters from around the world to come together to share their stories.
The Hollywood Reporter has compiled a list of eight such podcasts that will point any prospective true-crime listener to the right one based on their interests.
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