True crime stories, mysteries, baffling disappearances, and conspiracy theories continue to baffle the world with their mind-boggling unanswered questions.
Because of the continued and unwavering interest in these topics, it’s no surprise that a lot of podcast channels are born to accommodate the unsatiable hunger of couch detectives, internet sleuths, and the general public.
In light of this, we’ll discuss one of the most controversial and undeniably, one of the most famous unsolved crimes in the world. The foggy, sudden, and horrific death of child beauty queen, JonBenet Ramsey.
This article will give you a brief rundown of the case and enumerate top podcast episodes if you want to know more about it.
What Happened to JonBenet Ramsey?
Born to parents, businessman John Ramsey and former beauty queen, Patsy Ramsey, JonBenet Patricia Ramsey is popularly known for her dazzling looks and lady-like demeanor.
At a tender age, Pat entered JonBenet in child beauty pageants where she eventually emerged victorious.
However, her life was cut short when on December 26, 1996, authorities found her lifeless body in the basement of her house.
Before this discovery, JonBenet’s parents reported her missing, 7 hours before her body was found. Furthermore, there was also a ransom note demanding $118,000 from the Ramseys.
The autopsy report stated that the cause of JonBenet’s death was “asphyxia by strangulation associated with craniocerebral trauma.” The coroner’s office then ruled the case as a homicide.
Because of the controversy surrounding JonBenet’s death, loose ends, suspicious family members, and questionable circumstances that led to the perpetrator not being identified, this cold case continues to captivate everyone around the world.
Top Podcast Episodes to Learn More About the JonBenet Ramsey Case
While countless podcast episodes aim to shed a light on JonBenet Ramsey’s cold case, few can be considered a stand-out. It can be the production value, the tedious amount of research presented, the interesting content format, or a personal twist to the discussion.
Whatever the case may be, listed below are our top picks. Please take note that all of the episodes are not ranked in a particular order.
The Killing of JonBenet: The Final Suspects
For diehard true crime enthusiasts who want an all-encompassing and deep-dive approach towards the various circumstances, pieces of evidence, theories, and possible suspects of the case, The Killing of JonBenet: The Final Suspects is a great series to tune into.
This series (as opposed to a single episode that we have listed) delivers 12 episodes of information, discussions, interviews and peculiar takes on the case.
But, what makes this series stand out is the fact that JonBenet Ramsey’s father and brother chime in and express their thoughts.
Timesuck with Dan Cummins – The Mysterious Death of JonBenet Ramsey
This almost 3-hour long episode about JonBenet Ramsey’s death will surely satisfy every listener’s desire of exploring every loose end of the case.
Aside from the magnanimous amount of discussions and information presented about the case, host Dan Cummins explains each theory in the most absurd and even sarcastic manner which keeps the listeners glued to their seats in a rollercoaster of emotions.
Fans of conspiracy theories, true crimes, unsolved disappearances, and what-nots can enjoy new episodes every Wednesday from this podcast.
True Crime Brewery – The Killing of JonBenet Ramsey
For skeptics who are tired of listening to baseless assumptions and otherworldly theories about the case, this episode by the True Crime Brewery might soothe your need for a science-based hypothesis.
Hosted by husband-and-wife tandem, Dick and Jill, True Crime Brewery discusses all kinds of cases not only from their perspective but through their medical expertise. For this particular crime, they narrowed down two possibilities for the homicide – a kidnapping gone wrong or killed by JonBenet Ramsey’s family.
Although there is no set schedule for episode uploads, listeners can expect 2 to 3 episodes every month.
The Last Podcast on the Left – JonBenet Ramsey (Parts I and II)
The details of the JonBenet Ramsey case can take a heavy toll on listeners – especially considering how young the victim is when she was unfortunately killed.
For listeners who are looking to steer away from the upsetting themes this case has, the episode produced by The Last Podcast on the Left delivers the details of this case with a unique kind of format.
Hosted by the trio, Ben Kissel, Henry Zebrowski, and Ben Kissel, The Last Podcast on the Left explores the dark side of humanity – with twisted dark humor, of course. Fans of the show are treated to an average of 3 episodes per week that spans from an hour or more.
Once Upon a Crime – Analyzing the JonBenet Ramsey Case with Jack Luna
What could be better than having one crime junkie discuss details of the JonBenet Ramsey case? Two heavily-invested and dedicated armchair detectives, of course!
Hosted by Ester Ludlow, Once Upon a Crime discusses real-life crime in a storytelling manner that is ideal for the listener looking to take advantage of their spare time by tuning into something calming and soothing.
New episodes are uploaded every Tuesday and their length varies from 30 minutes to an hour.
Generation Why – JonBenet Ramsey Case
Something is appealing about the combination of light-hearted banter between friends and true crime, doesn’t it? Ironic as it seems, this formula is guaranteed to make listeners want more.
This is the case for the Generation Why podcast. Hosted by best friends, Justin and Aaron, their dynamic balance of information and laughs makes their discussion of the JonBenet Ramsey case interesting and balanced.
Established in 2012, Generation Why releases new episodes every Monday with lengths varying from 30 minutes to an hour.