Average rating:

out of 1334 ratings.

Great listen!!!

by Cindylovespodcasts on May 04, 2018
Rating: ★★★★★

Loved this podcast! It was suggested via MFM and I'm glad I looked it up.

Boston Strangler

by yobonks on Apr 22, 2018
Rating: ★★★★★

When the tales of the Boston Strangler end up having some of these suspects tied to other crimes. I highly recommend this podcast!


by FitzeesMrs on Apr 11, 2018
Rating: ★★★★★

Fascinating podcast about a string of murders in Boston in the 1960's. If you like True Crime, you'll like this show. Sticks to the subject & Portland (the announcer) has a great voice. Love it!

Well done

by ljphilli on Apr 08, 2018
Rating: ★★★★★

Great research. Great story telling. Great topic.

Did not make me feel macabre

by Carl_Sagen's_spaceship on Apr 06, 2018
Rating: ★★★★★

The last episode contextualized violence against women and violence prevention, which made me feel less macabre for listening to true crime podcasts. I didn't mind the re-enactments at all... I barely noticed them.

Great Listen

by WeinsweigFam on Mar 29, 2018
Rating: ★★★★★

I caught myself not wanting to wait till the next episode or listening to anything else when I still had episodes to listen too.

So good!

by Qwyupsjd on Mar 19, 2018
Rating: ★★★★★

Exceptional podcast, riveting from start to finish. Such high quality and a story that will have you binge listening every free second you have. Could not recommend more!

Wayyy over dramatic

by Riss B on Mar 16, 2018
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Story is interesting enough without the over dramatic re-enactments. And it’s totally unnecessary to always have a type writer sound in the background when people are speaking to indicate that they’re writing. It’s too on the nose and comes across kind of silly. The story is quite interesting but because of some of these stylistic choices it’s hard not to fast forward through a lot....

Listen to ASAP

by Loubanski on Mar 11, 2018
Rating: ★★★★★

I came in knowing little to nothing about the case of the Boston Strangler, outside of the lore and fear. It is fascinating and devastating devious all at the same time. All of the first hand accounts, transcripts acted out, and interviews brought it all to life as i was living at the time it all unfolded in the 60’s. Wow. So sad. So good.

My favorite True Crime podcast

by DisablingApollo on Mar 10, 2018
Rating: ★★★★★

Highly recommend this podcast. Started it and listened to the first five episodes back to back because I was so enthralled

Addicting and thoughtful

by MMS313 on Feb 13, 2018
Rating: ★★★★★

I had to come and write a review. I loved the acting, but more importantly the interviewing. She did a fantastic job! Keep bringing us more. The last episode was truly emotional. Thanks!

Masterfully Presented

by Jennimay on Feb 07, 2018
Rating: ★★★★★

Heavily researched and presented in a professional, well-produced manner. One of my favorite crime related podcasts.

Very moving.

by Sbuckhorn on Jan 26, 2018
Rating: ★★★★★

Fantastic Podcast. I learned so much about these crimes and the time period. Portland did an amazing job as the host and producer. They found so many people who lived through it. Can’t wait for another series

One of the best out there

by RS Sport on Jan 19, 2018
Rating: ★★★★★

Fascinating and meticulously researched. This is true, old-fashioned journalism at its finest, both serious and impartial. Portland Helmich does an amazing job as a reporter and a host, and I would definitely be interested in any other work she does. Stranglers is highly recommended.


by summrsun16 on Jan 18, 2018
Rating: ★★★★★

Very well researched, well narrated, well scripted, and well produced. I did not grow up in Boston and I was born after the 60s so I had never even heard of the Boston Strangler. It’s a fascinating case and the podcast is excellent!

Fascinating podcast!

by Cold Traces pod on Dec 29, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

Great job.

Fun way to spend a day of winter break!

by The Cutters on Dec 29, 2017
Rating: ★★★★☆

Kept me listening through 12 episodes!

Best true crime podcast!

by MSNJ34 on Dec 21, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

I'm a big fan of true crime podcasts and this is by far the best one I've listened to. Great story telling and interviews. Perfect podcast!


by Texan Mommy on Dec 12, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

Fascinating true story!

THIS is how you do a true crime podcast

by Judesapalooza on Dec 09, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

Stranglers is truly an excellent and heartbreaking podcast. Throughly researched and captivating, Stranglers captures the fear and panic in Boston during the 60s. Portland is incredibly respectful of the victims and you feel as if you really get to know them.


by Kauppiigrl on Nov 30, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

Out of all the true crime podcasts, this one really stands out. The investigative journalism and research is extrememly well done. I love all of the interviews with the actual police and attorneys involved, and how after so many years this case is still so vivid in their minds. The podcast is also heartbreaking as it does not lose track of the victims and their stories like many serial killer stories do. It in fact focuses on the women whose lives were taken and the injustices they faced even after death. The reenactments are not phony but instead help to shape the story in your mind and aids in the mystery. I binge-listened to this in a few days. Couldn't stop. Definitely deserves 5 stars!


by lalababayaga on Nov 26, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

This show came out a year ago and occasionally I still think about things discussed on this show. So haunting and great.

Exceptional story-telling & production in a crowded field

by Samadhi44 on Nov 23, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

I've put ears to many a true crime podcasts and this is one of the best. It is well-paced but not repetitive and builds up enough suspense that I sat in my car in my garage to hear the closing minutes of several episodes. It is also well-balanced, focusing on both the suspect(s) and victims with thoughtful consideration. I reached the final episode, a truly powerful one, with much regret.


by Voltairelivi on Nov 15, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

Excellent and thorough podcast. I started listening because Karen from My Favorite Murder raves about it. It’s very different from MFM because this has interviews, re-enactments and tons of facts - not a comedy at all but it’s just as addictive!


by Little_City on Nov 09, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

This is worth a listen to everyone. Great insight.


by Brettwurst25 on Nov 04, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

Started a little slow but really ended up being a terrific listen. Well worth my/your time.


by Jaehobbit on Oct 25, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast was amazingly well done. Portland has a calm, educated and easy voice to listen to. I really am glad that some of the women that were abused during this time spoke about it. I actually learned some things about myself listening to this podcast besides about the Boston Strangler Case. The ending was perfect. Those amazing women that lost their life due to this/those animals were properly respected and not forgotten. Thank you for the wonderful job done making this podcast.


by oabeler on Oct 16, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

I LOVED this podcast. Great reporting and amazing backstory into a topic I thought I knew so much about. I am telling all my friends about Stranglers!!

lots of things bothered me

by ednamillion22 on Oct 15, 2017
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Found this podcast mildly interested but kind of jumbled, and too heavy-handed with sound treatment/effects, and the '48 Hours’ music production value was sort of cheesy.I came here to review specifically because of one part that bothered me a *lot* in episode 12: the visit to the apartment building on Park Drive. Leaving the note on the apartment door felt like an incredible invasion of the occupants’ privacy. The host & Adele were essentially forcing this knowledge on the residents (if they didn’t know about the murder, a quick Google search of the address and the year would turn it up), and if they did know about it, then it might feel like an unwelcome and unsettling intrusion. I live nearby, and this part REALLY bothered me — it seemed like a serious ethical lapse on the part of the host.

So good

by _IzzyJ on Oct 11, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast is so well made and mesmerizing. I couldn’t stop listening.

Fabulous podcast

by Mrs. Gummybear on Oct 11, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

One episode in and I’m hooked ... already recommended it to three folk ... wicked good

Couldn't stop listening

by Saltwatercuresall on Oct 10, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

I listened to this non-stop for days while I did yard work, cooked, ran errands-SO good! So detailed and informative! The podcast that got me into podcasts!

Very engaging and interesting

by laurenpaige6 on Sep 29, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

Such an interesting podcast. A bit disturbing at some parts, but such an important and engaging story. Portland has a great Podcast voice

Great podcast!

by woodyen on Sep 27, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

Super interesting story that has been done very well! Looking forward to more podcasts!


by MusackLova3140298 on Sep 27, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

Wonderfully reported and interesting. I can't stop listening!

So addicting!

by NomNom12 on Sep 27, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

Amazingly put together. I binged in this at work. It was like watching a movie...very well narrated. Great job!

Great story.

by MellyMelCole on Sep 25, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

This is the most riveting true crime podcast I've listened to in a long time. I hope they do more!

Love love love stranglers!

by Lalaoost on Sep 21, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

I am from the Boston area and heard about the Boston Strangler, but being in my 30's it really isn't something I had first hand knowledge of; just the lore. This podcast and Portland herself, does a fantastic job of bringing the 13 victims' stories to light in a respectful and succinct way. Loved every but of it and can't wait for whatever is coming next! Thanks!

Absolutely love it

by Cruellaz on Sep 17, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

If you're into crime stories, this is perfect

Great podcast

by al545 on Sep 12, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast is very captivating and well done! I recommend listening if you're at all intrigued by the psychology of and investigation of true crime.

Well produced ...

by chriseshleman on Sep 07, 2017
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

... and too pretentious for me. Got through episode 7.

Can't get enough!

by MotorMikeBike on Sep 06, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

I really enjoyed this series and was sad to see it end! I had heard of the Boston Strangler, of course, but this was very informative and I learned way more about it than I had in a couple mini documentaries I had seen.

Excellent series

by Antifascist999 on Aug 26, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

This was an excellent series from start to finish. The presentation was fast-paced, informative and absolutely compelling. The producers shed new light on the conundrums and contradictions of this complicated case.

6 stars

by RumbaesRumba on Aug 22, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

Best podcast. Interesting from top to bottom. Kudos to Portland.

Excellent listen

by ParkCityAnnie on Aug 21, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

I love a podcast that keeps me listening! I ate it all up in two days while painting my garage. It's a fascinating story that is well produced and researched. I was sorry to come to the end. I really hope this team will provide another season with an equally interesting subject. Well done!

A favorite

by Pneumalight on Aug 18, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

I found out about this podcast from an add in Google Play Music. I'm glad I did. I won't lie, it is disturbing. There are details and dramatization that were difficult to listen to sometimes. However, the subject is fascinating to me; the score is excellent, the acting is done well; the narrator, Portland, has a perfect broadcasting voice; and the whole investigation and editing of the episodes is highly professional. Looking forward to the next season!

Eye Opening

by KatriceE on Aug 16, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

I never knew about this event in history, it's a scary reminder for women of all ages to listen to your instincts and keep your guard up! Great job!

Binge Worthy

by Erdoll360 on Aug 14, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast was simply amazing. I listened to all 12 episodes in less than 1 week. Great production quality, fascinating topic, well researched and great narration.

I'm hooked

by Loramomma on Aug 10, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

Actually holds my attention. I'm binge listening.

I'm hooked!

by Samina11 on Aug 08, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

I'm already halfway through and only started yesterday. Really good! Helps with my long commute