Still, that doesn’t mean that you can’t get stuck into a good crime series to help tide you over these darker evenings.
Catching the Kingpins, presented by seasoned podcast investigator Mobeen Azhar, is a new six part documentary delving into the largest organised crime bust in British history. It was after police managed to crack into EncroChat, an encrypted phone network that was favoured by criminals.
Anatomy of a Stalker is a new series that delves into the why of human behaviour. Presented by Ruchira Sharma, this five-parter explores why people stalk, and whether people who stalk can change their behaviour and stop.
It’s a pressing issue. One in five women and one in twelve men will be stalked at one point in their lifetime, and more than half of all stalkers who are convicted go on to stalk again. But as this podcast explains, there’s not a typical profile of a stalker and the reasons why someone stalks is surprisingly complex. For true crime of a different style, Page 94: The Private Eye Podcasthas another episode unpacking the latest developments of The Post Office Scandal.
And Carrie Jade Does Not Exist, a podcast hosted by Sue Perkins investigating a woman who took on six different identities to fool vulnerable people, has announced that it has had one million listens, so it is well worth a listen if you haven’t already.