Crime Junkie


If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.

Recent Episodes
  • MISSING: Joey Lynn Offutt
    May 29, 2023 – 01:01:21
  • MURDERED: Sasha Samsudean
    May 22, 2023 – 00:35:49
  • MISSING: Brian Wehrle
    May 15, 2023 – 00:46:06
  • MURDERED: Bruce Cucchiara
    May 11, 2023 – 00:04:16
  • MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF: Nanette Krentel
    May 8, 2023 – 00:33:57
  • MISSING: Ashley Loring HeavyRunner
    May 1, 2023 – 00:46:56
  • MURDERED: Mengqi Ji
    Apr 24, 2023 – 00:40:41
  • MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF: Elizabeth Santos
    Apr 17, 2023 – 00:55:07
  • CAPTURED: Michael Townson
    Apr 10, 2023 – 00:31:52
  • MISSING: Oakley Carlson
    Apr 3, 2023 – 00:42:09
  • PRECEDENT: Adam Walsh
    Mar 27, 2023 – 00:24:57
  • MURDERED: QC Chadwick
    Mar 20, 2023 – 00:45:56
  • MISSING: Phoenix Coldon
    Mar 13, 2023 – 00:46:29
  • MURDERED: Darlene Hulse
    Mar 9, 2023 – 00:52:44
  • MURDERED: Julie Kibuishi and Sam Herr
    Mar 6, 2023 – 00:43:58
  • WANTED: Justice for Sasikala and Anish Narra
    Mar 2, 2023 – 00:01:40
  • INFAMOUS: The Vernon-Tolland Three
    Feb 27, 2023 – 00:46:58
  • MURDERED: Tracy Kirkpatrick
    Feb 20, 2023 – 00:31:17
  • CONSPIRACY: Theresa Allore
    Feb 13, 2023 – 00:52:12
  • MURDERED: David Josiah Lawson
    Feb 6, 2023 – 01:01:02
  • MISSING: Christina Calayca
    Jan 30, 2023 – 00:45:13
  • MURDERED: Sharmini Anandavel
    Jan 23, 2023 – 00:41:03
  • MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF: The Family in Anaqua Springs
    Jan 16, 2023 – 00:37:43
  • MURDERED: Aaron Taylor
    Jan 9, 2023 – 00:42:48
  • MISSING: Natanalie "Naty" Perez
    Jan 2, 2023 – 00:50:37
  • PRECEDENT: Ernesto Miranda
    Dec 26, 2022 – 00:23:56
  • Everyone Needs a True Crime Friend
    Dec 22, 2022 – 00:31:11
  • MURDERED: Phylicia Simone Barnes Part 2
    Dec 21, 2022 – 00:44:22
  • MURDERED: Phylicia Simone Barnes Part 1
    Dec 19, 2022 – 00:40:13
  • 5 Years of Crime Junkie!
    Dec 15, 2022 – 01:26:19
  • CONSPIRACY: Jonathan Luna
    Dec 12, 2022 – 00:41:44
  • SURVIVED: Jaycee Dugard
    Dec 5, 2022 – 01:13:28
  • MISSING: Anthonette Cayedito
    Dec 2, 2022 – 00:31:06
    Nov 28, 2022 – 00:44:26
  • MISSING: Heather Teague
    Nov 21, 2022 – 00:46:03
  • MURDERED: The Short Family
    Nov 14, 2022 – 00:26:52
  • MISSING: Arianna Fitts
    Nov 14, 2022 – 00:21:50
  • WANTED: Justice for Hassani Campbell and Tianna Kirchner
    Nov 7, 2022 – 00:34:23
  • CAPTURED: Killer on the High Bridge
    Oct 31, 2022 – 00:08:13
  • MISSING: Celina Mays
    Oct 31, 2022 – 00:51:30
  • SERIAL KILLER: Mack Ray Edwards
    Oct 24, 2022 – 00:36:19
  • MISSING: Kreneice Jones & LaMoine Allen
    Oct 17, 2022 – 00:51:46
  • CONSPIRACY: Boys on the Track
    Oct 10, 2022 – 00:47:30
  • MURDERED: Owachige Osceola
    Oct 6, 2022 – 00:31:53
  • MURDERED: Yeardley Love
    Oct 3, 2022 – 00:29:58
  • MISSING: Hang Lee
    Sep 26, 2022 – 00:30:13
  • CAPTURED: Timothy Coggins Killers
    Sep 19, 2022 – 00:36:01
  • MURDERED: Shakara Carter
    Sep 12, 2022 – 00:39:13
  • Update from Brit
    Sep 6, 2022 – 00:11:15
  • PRECEDENT: John Brady
    Sep 5, 2022 – 00:22:12
Recent Reviews
  • Setroxel
    Listened from the beginning
    I’ve been listening to crime junkie since about mid 2018 not long after their launch. While I have enjoyed the podcast very much over the years, and used to be the top tier subscription on their patreon channel, I have strayed away from the podcast. Partly because most of Ashley’s other audio Chuck productions have turned out more enjoyable, dateline finally started updating more… etc. I can’t get down with the under 18 murders, mothers, etc. while I believe these people deserve their stories told and appreciate the art of telling them, they seemed to be becoming more and more frequent and I can’t help but get the ICK from that. Thanks for everything you guys do though.
  • howls2themoon
    Just canceled my membership. Not the same.
  • *Suede*
    Totally obsessed!
    I’m obsessed! What did I do before finding this podcast? I go to sleep to it every night and listen to it all day at work! Love the way the stories are told and love the fact that you guys are junkies like me. I feel right at home!
  • Alceare's Reviews
    I h8 ppl who h8 Brit
    Howdy! I love this podcast and I don’t even care if I sound insane for liking true crime. I’ve seen a lot of hate for Brit interjecting into the episodes, but personally I think this would be lest interesting if Brit wasn’t interjecting. Keep doing what you’re doing y’all! Love this podcast so much! <3
  • *J4E*
    Brit ROCKS
    This show is not the same without her! All those haters are absolutely insane!
  • Emily 🇳🇬
    Ever since I discovered crime junkie I’ve been hooked. I binge listened to all the episodes and have fallen in love with Ashley and Brit! I’m more aware of my surroundings now thanks to this podcast. Sending lots of love from Nigeria ❤️ 🇳🇬
  • chloe the first
    I’m 14 almost 15 and love true crime. If i have any extra time I will listen to Crime Junkie I love them so much. The only thing I would like to see/hear more is Brit. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
  • Pickle potatoes
    Love this
    I’ve been a listener for about a year now and when I started Brit wasn’t in it but now that she is I love it people say she needs to go but her comments bring back information that personally I’ve forgotten after 20 or so minutes in. I love this podcast it is my favorite yall are both doing a great job keep up the good work.
  • Stufalufa
    Pushing an agenda
    Ever since 2020 I’ve noticed a pattern of podcasters and entertainers turning their backs on what their podcast was originally intended to do. This particular podcast used to tell stories of murders, missing people and other mysteries. However, it’s now become a social Justice podcast and social media page. They’ve turned their back on how the majority of the people feel and many episodes now include anti-police comments, anti-Christian and in full support of the “pride” movement. I don’t know about you, but I tune in to podcasts for entertainment and informative stories. I don’t need to be influenced, manipulated or to listen to liberal garbage. I want to be eNtErTaInEd!!! The end!
  • 826384628
    Worth a Listen
    Ashley is a good storyteller and keeps the show interesting. The most important part is that victims’ stories are being heard and advocated for. I don’t condone the bullying against Brit; she is a person and seems to be caring. However, her role is a hindrance to the show and is hard to tolerate in light of the story being told. It’s starting to get more difficult to casually listen to them push political agendas and bash police officers for every little thing. A job in law enforcement is much more difficult (and dangerous) than podcasting, and their perspectives reveal their privilege. Not to mention police officers are the ones doing the real work, not them.
  • AlexC120
    Love Ashley, can’t stand Britt’s voice
    Ashley is the best story teller. But every single time Britt says something it’s like nails on a chalkboard. It has truly ruined my listening experience
  • ziegler123
    This podcast used to be wonderful. In her earlier podcast she says she wants this to stay free and help those that need a voice now she has a ridiculous group that cost $300 for the year. They also now push a whole agenda and have hateful comments about Christianity…mocking the faith.
  • Bradlees cool mom
    All I wanted was a podcast….
    Not everyone wants pride month shoved down their throats. Please stop!! And you are stupid for supporting bud light. When will you learn!! Go woke, go broke….
  • Sandycakes23
    Just Okay
    I don’t know when the shift happened but it’s extremely frustrating when I’m getting into the case and Britt asks a question and Ashley almost always will say “I have no idea” or “I couldn’t find any more info on that” I’ve listened to countless crime podcasts that would do these cases much better justice. I feel like they do the bare minimum research and leach off of other podcasts or use just one source and it’s really annoying. I can get passed the scripted dialogue and the disingenuous reactions but for the love of God, do better research or don’t cover the story at all! This has become the podcast I listen to when all my favorite ones haven’t posted new ones yet.
  • ollieo1
    I’d give 0 if I could. Supporting children mutilating their bodies? Nah. Hard pass. And pls listen, Britt needs to go. Bless her heart she does nothing for the show.
  • ethansotak
    Insane Podcast
    Listened to one episode and went all the way back to the beginning. A must listen show -ethansotak
  • Lisa Rochelle
    Just started this one yesterday and I’ve already listened to about a dozen episodes. I honestly don’t know how I had never heard of it before. Only 300+ episodes to go before I’m caught up.
  • Smays39
    Will always love CJ
    Edited to add from my first review over 2 years ago(!!): CJ is the very first podcast I started listening to that got me into true crime, and I will probably always listen 💜 that being said though, honest criticism- I do think the podcast has gone downhill a bit. Someone else mentioned that this most likely is because Ashley and her team are now managing so many other projects and podcasts which is awesome to expand, but I feel it has decreased the quality of this podcast that used to be unmatchable. I do wish too that Brit was able to contribute a bit more to the episodes, I feel like in the beginning, I remember her investigating parts of each story more and adding in what she found and thought, too. So I know this podcast has been out for a couple years now, but I just recently stumbled upon it a few days ago while driving back on a short road trip and needed something to listen to- and I found this! So glad I did. I really appreciate all the details that go into each case’s story, and the fact that it IS told like a true story and laid out as best as possible, how the events happened. I also love that Ashley reminds listeners frequently that although we all love getting our crime fix, these are REAL people that suffered horrible fates- so important to respect all those involved and be sensitive to each case. Listening from AZ, and I truly like to think that the more people who listen all around the country- (word of mouth has always been one of the best ways to put things in action, right?) we are all helping mayyybe just a little bit in hopefully solving some of these cold cases. All it takes is someone to think back and be reminded of the smallest detail that may help! 🔦🔎
  • gfdyyvvuhh
    Please warn listeners!
    Most true crime podcasts will warn listers if the victims in their stories involve children. Please follow suit. While I love a good true crime story, I have no interest in listening to stories involving children as I find them too upsetting. Please give listeners a heads up so we can make an informed decision about the episodes we choose to listen to.
  • TheRenaLyn
    Daily Listening
    I listen on my commute to and from work. Love this show!
  • clu0913
    No trigger warnings about infant death
    Edit: After a few years I’m needing to unsubscribe. While I still appreciate the advocacy work, etc that this podcast does, they really would benefit from putting a trigger warning for death of an infant. They take a lot of care discussing death of animals but the latest episode there was no warning, and as a parent and someone currently pregnant that was really awful to experience. I don’t want to be shocked like that again. I absolutely LOVED the Jaycee episode. It was great to hear from the survivor herself, a professional in trauma, as well as the discussions around the words used in true crime. I really like that this podcast walks the talk through advocacy and going beyond sharing stories for entertainment. Bravo.
  • Brit?
    What is her role in the podcast?
  • V5959!
    I love Crime Junkie!
    This podcast has had me off the tv , and let me tell you I love watching tv lol. I just love Ashley & Brit, so humble & honest.
  • Hatcampo
    Mother of the Fetus
    Had to stop listening when Ashley brought out her created woke term “Mother of the Fetus” when referring to a slain pregnant woman. Britt is annoying with her random gasps and pointless interjections. Glad she is doing well though.
  • kzabo
    The Sidekick Needs to GO
    The content of this podcast is interesting, but the delivery is obnoxious and turns me off. The sidekick Brit and her interjecting gets old. Feigned confusion or unnecessary questions add NOTHING to the show. I understand the back and forth is their gimmick, but it insults my intelligence. I’m finishing the most recent episode then I’m unfollowing.
  • Charlatte Latte
    Dear Ashley and Brit.
    Come on people why do you guys hate Brit she has a beautiful accent. I love you guys because you actually get into the crime! You guys better get a lot of money😜! Five star! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • disregard all
    Security guard
    I’ve been a security guard in various different roles for almost 20 years. I got started because at the time I was fresh out of the army and needed a job. The security field is one of the few that loved the fact I was a veteran. According to Britt we are all murders and supervillains. Can you believe that not only have not killed anyone I’ve never committed a crime and I’m married so I guess I’m just a unicorn in their eyes. You could do a story of Richard Jewell, the security guard who helped save hundreds of people from a bomb explosion in Atlanta during the Olympics and oddly enough was falsely accused by the media as a killer.
  • barkalooski
    Brit must go!
    Ashley is great, but Brit needs to go, she brings nothing to the show.
  • Swik’
    The only good thing on a Monday!!!
    My go-to podcast. Crime junkie is what got me into podcasts. And I love their voice. I love what they have done for so many families. The best!!
  • HoosierMama1420
    Home State 🌽❤️
    I love hearing new true crime stories and finding out more details of one’s I’ve heard before. You guys keep it lively and interesting. Then to find out we share a home state was really cool! I listen to Crime Junkie podcast while cleaning, doing dishes, just sitting around the house, and in the car! Love what you’re doing ❤️❤️
  • CindyPreston
    Legit question…
    What’s Brit role anyway? She’s like that annoying person that keeps asking questions/commenting during a show. It’s definitely better without her interjecting every 2 minutes. I am amazed at the inanity of her comments.
  • MegCarney
    Still a fan
    Crime Junkie was one of the first true crime podcasts I got into after Serial, and I’ve loved many Audio Chuck productions since. Although I’ve listened since the beginning, I haven’t written a review until now. I know Brit as gone for a spell, and I’ve noticed since she’s been back that Ashley’s voice is much louder than Brit’s and at times it can be hard to hear what Brit is saying without adjusting the volume. This isn’t a big deal if I am listening at home, but it is annoying when I am driving and I have to continually adjust the volume. Hopefully they see this and they can make the proper adjustments! Keep up the great work!
  • Mandyleighrtp
    Interesting. Doesn’t need 2nd host at all.
    Stories are interesting. The random obvious interjections from co-host are annoying. The audience already is there. It’s like having a 13 year old recite what’s in our collective mind. What is the reason Britt is there? She seems nice, but unnecessary here. She’s just a voice listening along with us and spouting off the things in our head. She doesn’t tell the story or add anything except teenage comments. She has a lovely voice and could be doing her own podcast. Perhaps she should be given more content, like telling a story herself. Taking turns? Otherwise she’s just unwarranted in this podcast.
  • Ella9210
    Brought me into the podcast world
    Omg! I love this podcast so much! I was never a podcast listener because I always felt like the host was just talking at me about nothing & I could never follow what they were talking about because I was just so bored out of my skull! But not with Crime Junkie!! I’m always listening now while doing my housework & I even started listening in bed before I go to sleep (true crime lover problems) & I’m always looking forward to the next episode! Lucky for me I started listening late & there’s lots for me to catch up on. Keep up the good work ladies, the true crime lovers genuinely appreciate the work that you do! 😁😁
  • justforgetitalready
    Getting less interested
    Been a listener for long time but getting harder to stay focused. The use of the word “like” is so overwhelming that it’s really turning me off. There is also a lot of “I know right” and “whatever” that takes away from the seriousness of the subject matter. Just sounds like teenager talk.
  • Gymqueen322
    I love crime junkie it’s the best started last year and know listen every day past episodes or new ones you guys are awesome
  • nonininknkmk
    The best
    This podcast is the only reason I don’t mind my hour commute😭
  • alaynamo
    Super addicting
    I’m obsessed with this podcast. It took me forever to get into podcasts because I thought I would get bored. This one is no where near boring and I learn so much every time I listen. Definitely highly recommend adding this podcast to your daily routine. Twitter: @LaynaTuesdayy
  • guineapig love baby!!Dj
    I love this show
    I love it it’s hypes me up and everything like it’s the best but I have to say my fav one would be Sasha
  • True_Crime12
    The BEST!
    My husband is in the military so we have moved 5 hours away from family so driving home to visit can be a long boring drive lol. We decided to try a podcast out and we both love true crime. So much so he’s a police officer! We came across Crime Junkie and now we are hooked!!! Our drive home consist of any new or unplayed episodes of crime junkie & lots of snacks. I love the fact you guys also pick cases that don’t have as much attention as they should to bring awareness to it. You guys are awesome! Your Crime Junkie rules have made me so much more aware of my surroundings and people. Twitter - @itssJB_
  • A_Yaz
    Just OK
    My favorite true crime pod is Casefile, which does a much better job as far as research and storytelling go. I much prefer one host who just states the facts and doesn’t interject with opinions. Some of the interjections come across as victim blaming to me, but I guess they’re playing devil’s advocate on this show? I’ll listen every now and then but there’s much better true crime out there. This show was a little overhyped for me.
  • Taylor131314
    You guys are amazing. I got into you guys by my aunt and today is my birthday so I’m having a crime junky birthday party Love you guys so much😘😘😘😘❤️
  • read my d
    THIS SHOW IS SOOO GOOD! plz spinner me!
    I absolutely love your podcast because it showed many stories of people from the US that had to go through many situations. I have been listening to your stories for two years now and will listen to your stories until the day I die. This podcast is the most amazing podcast I have ever heard and it hurts my heart that people had to go through threat and murders either them or someone else that they were close too. You have made me want to become a police officer when I grow up. I am 13 years old and live in longmeadow Massachusetts.Thank you for your service and keep up the great work!!!! P.S: I love your dog chuck at the end of your podcasts after ending the story!
  • 2022 update pls
    I seriously can’t !!!
    A co worker told me how she listens to podcasts to make her day go by faster, MY GOD ! I NEVER thought I could get so hooked on something . I listen to crime junkie every second of my workday . Some have me so hooked that I literally say NOOOO or OMG out loud randomly lol
  • bailey.9
    I love Ashley & Brit and Audiochuck as a whole, specially CrimeJunkie. The work they do to bring attention to cases is phenomenal and you can tell they put so much work into putting the stories they tell together into a concise and easy to follow 40 (ish) minute episode while also giving the case the attention it deserves as well as providing so much information and resources for the viewers to consume and also be able to support the families and help potentially move the case along. I really appreciate the work they do to provide a free and easily accessible platform. Although, the one complaint I have is the paywall a big chunk of cases are under. I absolutely understand wanting to have an option for members who want more content and are willing to pay for it, but having missing person cases or unsolved homicides under a paywall where only people willing to spend a certain amount of money can listen and hear about is disrespectful to the families. Everyone deserves to have their cases told without needing to pay money to listen. IMO it should either be all free or all paid for. I wonder how they choose which cases get left behind a $20 monthly subscription. All in all, I still absolutely love CrimeJunkie and have been listening with my mom for over a year and we love the show and will always continue to support it. Keep up the good work!
  • babygirl22718
    Do a story about Brittany Donahue
    She went missing last year and found out she was murder by her husband I think not sure about much but she went missing in the Cumberland Maryland area
  • wthizthiz
    The podcast is great but a little annoying
    I enjoy listening to this podcast everyday at work and on long road trips. But I do enjoy it more when it’s only Ashley narrating it. When Brit is in any episode there seems to be random comments or exaggeration that are completely unnecessary. And not only that, it also takes the audience and Ashley off track from the story. Not meant to be mean towards her but it’s an honest criticism. Brit has a beautiful voice but it wasn’t used effectively in this podcast. She should have her own show and not just comment randomly which may intend to make the podcast sounds more natural but it backfires. And there are so many ads I have to keep skipping them instead of a smooth listening with no interruption.
  • Seaniebouy
    Pretty Good
    Good Podcast. Fairly well researched, thoughtful and considerate towards the victims & the survivers. They make a point to humanize the victims, rather than glorify the monsters and their horrifying acts. You come away remembering the name of the victim rather than the murderer. Plus, they seem genuinely warm and good.
  • wonderful waitress
    Crime junkie
    I honestly absolutely love this podcast ever since my friend told me about them, I’ve been listening to them nonstop and they’re so interesting the way the Ashley flowers explains it is amazing and always catches my attention and makes me wonder how many years is it took to do all that research, to finally be able to tell this podcast and get so many amazing viewers that love this podcast 👍❤️❤️❤️😝
  • C hartkopf
    Started over a year ago
    I’m slow to listen to the older episodes. I’m finally on 2020 episodes. So far I really enjoy this show. It’s good background noise for cleaning or commuting.
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