Georgia irresistible to true-crime podcasts

A list of Georgia crime cases featured on podcasts


If you’re listening to true-crime podcasts, you’re hearing a lot about Georgia. And with the debut of “Atlanta Monster,” now you’ll be hearing a lot about Atlanta in the late 1970s. That podcast, from Atlanta-based HowStuffWorks, is the most recent project from the producers of the wildly popular “Up and Vanished,” which in its first season tackled the Tara Grinstead murder. 

The explosion of true crime podcasts has introduced millions of listeners to murders and other crime cases across Georgia. Some, such as the AJC’s “Breakdown,” devote entire seasons to exploring a single case while others have covered a case in a single episode. 

In no particular order, here’s a list of where to find Georgia crime in your podcast queue. We’ll update this list as we find more examples. 

Wayne Williams / Atlanta Missing and Murdered Children (Atlanta) 

Tara Grinstead murder (Ocilla, Irwin & Ben Hill counties) 

  • Up and Vanished (Season 1 – all episodes) 
  • Crime Stories with Nancy Grace (Eps. 1/18/17, 2/24/17, 3/6/17, 7/26/17,12/29/17) 
  • True Crimecast (Ep. 11/14/17) 

Ross Harris murder case (Cobb County) 

Tex McIver murder case (Atlanta) 

Russell & Shirley Dermond (Lake Oconee) murders (Putnam County) 

  • Sworn (Season 1, Eps. 1, 2, 3) 
  • Crime Stories with Nancy Grace (Ep. 8/10/17) 

JonBenet Ramsey murder (Colorado, with Marietta connection) 

  • The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey Response Podcast (all episodes) 
  • Generation Why (Ep. 129) 
  • My Favorite Murder (Ep. 35) 
  • True Crimecast (Ep. 11/28/17) 

Hemy Neuman (Dunwoody Day Care) murder case (Dunwoody) 

  • Forensic Transmissions (Ep. 21) 

Joey Watkins murder case (Rome, Floyd County) 

  • Undisclosed (Season 2 – all episodes) 

Wideman family murders (Rebecca, Turner County) 

  • Sworn (Season 1 – Eps. 7, 8, 9) 

Tiffany Whitton disappearance (Marietta)

  • Sworn (Season 1 – Eps. 12, 13, 14)

Jerry Scott Heider / Daniels family murders (Santa Claus, Toombs County) 

  • Small Town Murder (Ep. 29) 

Millbrook twins (Dannette and Jeanette) disappearance (Augusta) 

  • The Fall Line (Season 1 – all episodes) 

Monica & Michael Bennett disappearance (Brunswick, Glynn County) 

  • The Fall Line (Season 2 – all episodes) 

Doris Worrell murder (Douglas, Coffee County) 

  • True Crimes and Mysteries (Ep. 29) 

Justin Chapman case (Bremen, Haralson County) 

Narendra Gupta abuse case (Johns Creek, Fulton County) 

Devonia Inman murder case (Adel, Cook County) 

Reggie Coicou/Quincy Wytche murders (Atlanta) 

These cases are also covered on television shows: 

Wayne Williams / Atlanta Missing and Murdered Children (Atlanta) 

Tara Grinstead murder (Ocilla, Irwin & Ben Hill counties)

  • Up and Vanished (Oxygen, Season 1 — all episodes?)

Reggie Coicou/Quincy Wytche murders (Atlanta)

  • The First 48 (A&E, Season 17, Ep. 7)

Randy Smith murder (Atlanta)

Jerome Blake / “Rap Studio” murder (Atlanta)

Mary Frances Stoner murder (Adairsville, Bartow County) 

NOTE: Atlanta homicides have been regularly featured on A&E’s “The First 48” during Seasons 14, 15, 16 and 17. The show featured DeKalb County homicides in Season 12.

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