True crime podcasts to keep you on the edge of your seat
Joaquin Guzman started from humble beginnings, born in a remote village in Sinaloa, Mexico. He started in the drug trade in the 1980s, and today is accused of being one of the world's biggest drug kingpins. You probably know him better as El Chapo. And Chapo, the new podcast from VICE News and Spotify, is a totally gripping and immersive dive into his story. That's why it's my pick of the week.
- Julian Uzielli, Producer, Podcast Playlist
Podcasts featured this week:
- Thunder Bay: Locals call it Murder Bay. Multiple dead students, allegations of hate crimes and a mayor charged with extortion. Host Ryan McMahon tries to find some answers. Click here to listen to the full episode.
- Chapo: Kingpin on Trial: Chapo's rise from small-time trafficker to leader of the Sinaloa cartel is the story of The War on Drugs involving Pablo Escobar, Ronald Reagan, assassinations, and a prison break.It's the first podcast from Vice News, and a Spotify exclusive. Click here to listen to the full episode.
- Uncover: Bomb on Board: A bomb exploded on Canadian Pacific Flight 21 killing all 52 people on board. Chuck was on the ground. Didi's dad was on the plane. Witnesses offer insight into what happened July 8, 1965 — and why no one has ever been held responsible. Click here to listen to the full episode.
- Death in Ice Valley: Memories of a stranger and a smell. Contents of two suitcases take the investigation to southern Norway. Click here to listen to the full episode.
- Dr. Death: All physicians are taught, "First do no harm." But what happens when a doctor does harm his patients? Click here to listen to the full episode.