One of the best true-crime podcasts of recent years, ‘Up and Vanished’ follows the cold cases that had been abandoned years ago. Documentary filmmaker Payne Lindsey uses his investigative skills to find out what really happened and if there is any scope at all for finding closure to these tragedies. He succeeds, to some extent. This podcast gained more recognition after a decade long-cold case of Tara Grinstead was solved months after the podcast aired. If you loved ‘Up and Vanished’ and are looking for similar podcasts, then we’ve got you covered. Here’s the list of best podcasts similar to ‘Up and Vanished’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these podcasts like ‘Up and Vanished’ on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify or even YouTube for free:
14. Direct Appeal (2019- present)
Melanie McGuire’s husband’s body was found in three suitcases, dismembered, a sight that would repulse any sane human. But for her, this wasn’t the biggest shock of her life; it was when the cops accused her of the murder that she was devastated. Things got even worse for her when she was found guilty, and that too based entirely on circumstantial evidence. It has been thirteen years now and Melanie, still in jail, maintains her innocence. This podcast has two criminologists study her case and see how strong a case actually was against her. You can listen to all episodes of this podcast here.
13. The Trail Went Cold (2016- present)
The number of people that go missing every year is shockingly overwhelming. There are podcasts that cover some of the most famous cases, but what about the hundreds of others? In its every episode, ‘The Trail Went Cold’ tells you about an unsolved missing person case — who was the person, when did they go missing, how far ahead did the cops go in their investigation and if there is any chance to ever find them at all! You can listen to all episodes of this podcast here.
12. 22 Hours: An American Nightmare (2019)