There is something I need to confess. We are all friends here, right? Here goes. I love smoking cannabis. Not only that, I love smoking cannabis and then listening to true crime podcasts. There, that’s it, my dirty secret. In my downtime I like to grind up some fine, fancy cannabis, roll a joint, spark it – and listen to how Jon Benet Ramsey’s killer was probably her own brother. Creepy, sure, but it helps to put into perspective how lucky I am that I’ve not had these terrible things happen directly to me.
Richard Ramirez had beautiful, curly hair and the most wrecked teeth you can imagine.
Charles Manson, one of the most notorious psychos in U.S. history never actually killed anyone.
Albert Fish stuck (and left) so many needles in his groin, it’s reported that he shorted out the electric chair.
It may not be everyone’s cup of tea but it sure is mine.
And if it is your weird morbid cup of tea, maybe you should check out of a few of these strains/podcast pairings. And not to worry, all of these strains are indicas, so they aren’t going make you all energetic and paranoid as you listen. Relax and let the soothing stories of horrors that haven’t happened to you calm you.
Deathstar and My Favorite Murder
My favorite of the true crime podcasts, I’m pretty sure BOTH of the women that host this show smoke marijuana. These ladies may sound a little valley girl here and there (they ARE from California) but true crime lives in their hearts and they’re trying to share it with the world. Each full length episode consists of the telling of two murders and each minisode is dedicated to the retelling of the “hometown” murders sent in by listeners. Their official slogan is “Stay Sexy and Dont Get Murdered” or SSDGM, and their massive following of fans refer to themselves as “murderinos.” You could definitely enjoy this podcast without the Deathstar, but why would you want to?
Sunset Sherbert and True Crime Garage
I love the ladies of My Favorite Murder but I do know some people that find their personalities too over the top. If that is the case with you, I’d suggest giving True Crime Garage a try. Instead of two women, TCG is hosted by two men called The Colonel and The Captain. Most episodes are in at least two parts and focus on a single murder or disappearance. They also have an official beer for each episodes, which they rate at the top of the podcast and drink throughout. I imagine sitting in the garage, smoking a joint as the sun sets (sherbert) is perhaps the best way to enjoy this show.
MK Ultra and Zealot
Zealot is more about cults than true crime, but it is along the same lines, right? Zealot is an Australian based podcast with one stationary female host who invites a friend to help tell the cult’s history each episode. I chose the strain MK Ultra to pair with this podcast because cults are about mind control, aren’t they, and the government’s MK Ultra project aimed to do the same thing at one time. The first episode kicks off hard with an hour of chat about Scientology – so load that bowl because it’s gonna be a bumpy one.