Factual and riveting.
Even better than Sword and Scale... it's not sensationalist but it does delve deep. The narrator has a great voice and the cases are an interesting mix-not just gore, rape, and dismemberment but interesting psychological cases and mysteries and cold cases. The only suggestion is that sometimes the dates are a bit hard to follow: for example the Katherine Knight episode you have no idea how old she is during each one of her tragic relationships.
This is one of my favorite podcasts even though sometimes the content is so disturbing I can't always bring myself to finish listening. I do appreciate that the host clearly disapproves of the crimes he covers and that he doesn't dwell on the gory details--instead, he makes sure to describe the victims' lives to make them individuals and not just statistics. Well produced and I like the host's accent.
The finest and absolutely fabulous!
Great true crime cases read with an Australian accent? Heck yes! Seriously though, this is a great podcast. Love the research, detail and the fact that some of these are cold cases being given new life. If even one podcast helps bring one of these cases to a close it's worth it's weight in gold. Love it.
The production is totally ridiculous and takes away from the content. Music and audio clips are shoehorned in, often with little to no relevancy to the story, really just overall bad audio quality. I might be spoiled by American podcast production value, lol.
By far my favorite true crime podcast! Love the calm accented narration and use of actual audio clips from/of the police investigations. Would definitely recommend.
This is such a great listen! The stories are unique and well-researched. It's clear that a lot of time is spent doing follow up research and double checking sources. My only struggle (esp with long episodes) is that it can become difficult to keep names straight. Thanks! Keep up the wonderful work!!
I love this show! The host does an amazing job providing great details on every case! Does a wonderful job outlining both the victims lives as well as the suspects/perpetrators.
I listen to a lot of true crime podcasts, many of which end up trying (and failing) to be Serial Season 1. Casefile is far and away my favorite true-crime podcast.Doesnât try to be one of the god-awful Serial wannabes by choosing to tell one case over the course of the season. Each week the story is different, and the cases covered have varied from âclassicâ cold cases (the Somerton Man) to more recent crimes, both solved and unsolved.Fantastic, in-depth, compelling. Covers many cases I had never heard of before.If you are unsure where to start, I would suggest the Peter Falconio case (Case 44, Jan. 2017). Itâs a bit long, but the story is SO well told, I was more captivated than I am during most movies, books, or TV shows.Love that âthe hostâ has chosen to remain anonymous. Keep up the fantastic work!
The narrator is great & emphasis really well. Totally recommend!
Just found this podcast today! Love the presentation. Very nicely put together !
In the true crime podcast genre, Casefile differentiates itself by covering Australian crimes. As a US listener, I find it fascinating to hear the details about the legal system ans see how it differs from ours. It does not hurt that the host's accent is very easy on your ears. Give it a listen!
It's weird but it gets me through long runs when I'm not in the mood for a workout.
I just started listening to this and I'm really enjoying it. The features are thoughtful and well presented and the production quality is very good. It's nice to hear a voice from the Southern Hemisphere for a change too.
I enjoy this podcast, especially enjoyed listening from the beginning and hearing how the host has gained confidence over the time he has been doing it. It's one of my favourites
This podcast provides what few in the burgeoning "true-crime" podcast segment do: an objective, well-paced narrative with a cohesive structure! Just finished listening to the Sherri Rasmussen episode, which inspired me to write this review because it was just that good. Exciting, riveting, fascinating, and thankfully devoid of the useless and insipid first-person commentary that other true-crime podcast narrators like to indulge in. Please keep it up!!
Keep up the great work on this podcast!! It's awesome!!
Very well done. The accent doesn't hurt either.
A lot of really good cases, not your typical stories either, and really good stories that are more about facts than shock value. LOVE this series.
I could listen to the narrator's soothing Australian voice for days. And the stories are not the usual suspects. Also ad-free, so far, which is nice.
Sounds like he's reading a script. His voice is so monotone I could use the podcast as a nighttime lullaby. The cases are interesting but he brings nothing new to the table. It's pretty much getting a wiki read to you in a nice Australian accent. Sorry but I don't understand the hype.
I usually prefer true crime podcasts with more than one host who discuss the case in a conversational manner. However, the way the host tells the story is captivating. I also like hearing about case that are not as popular in the states. I was unfamiliar with many of the crimes that occurred in Australia that are covered. The host had a gorgeous Australian accent. Give this podcast a try--you won't be disappointed!
I listen to several murder podcasts and this one is one of my favorites. The way the host tells the story is easy to follow, even when I am only half-listening while working on something else. The murders he picks are always interesting and new to me, even though I am listening to several murder podcasts, as mentioned before. I appreciate that the host has a full time job, besides working on the podcast. Very good murder podcast.
Love this podcast. The live interrogation included in some podcasts is really chilling (e.g. "Sherri Rasmussen"). Very well done. Perhaps a little long in some cases but I am not complaining. Keep it up.
The clichÃ©s are easier to ignore after a bottle of wine. Ten episodes in so this review is subject to change.
I listen to each new episode as soon as it downloads. Great true crime stories, many of which are new to me. If you are fascinated by true crime, this podcast is for you!
Well done!! To say I love this podcast would be an UNDERstatement!!
It took me a bit to really get into this one because the first few episodes can come off as very monotone and rushed. But later there is a better rhythm to the story and it's not so mechanical. I like it because it's not cases that are super well known, so you're not being subjected to the mystery of the zodiac killer for the tenth time.
Just wanted to let you and everyone involved know that this podcast is great. Also look in to the 1987 case from the film Fargo. Might be right up your alley. Thanks for the amazing entertainment.
HI, At first I thought this guy has no persoanality but as I listen more, I appreciate that he just reads the facts and does not try to act or give inflection in his sentences, I could listen to these and nothing else, but I have heard them all. I eagerly away more epsisodes. Please do not change a thing.
Love that it is so straight forward in it's approach and packed with carefully research details. Interesting to learn about cases from Australia instead of the US. The narrator's accent is delicious.
Love love love this podcast!
I'm a big fan of true crime podcasts and this is by far my fave.
Casefile is by far the best true crime podcast. The host has kept himself anonymous and keeps to the story. It's clear that there's an extraordinary amount of care and research put into the final product. Keep it going guys!
Great story telling, gripping choice of cases, and solid facts. Easily the best true crime podcast I've found. After running through series such as Serial and Someone Knows Something quickly, it's so nice to have a solid, weekly changing podcast to look forward to. The sexy Australian voice certainly doesn't hurt either.
I subscribe to many, many podcasts. But, this is the first I have ever been compelled to review. I have been a listenner for awhile now and it quickly became my favorite. Every Saturday, I check the feed in the morning to see if it was released early. If not, I refresh the feed every hour waiting for it to drop. I haven't put my finger on the magic yet, but Casefile is distinguished amongst the others. It is a sole nararated format with some case footage clips thrown in during some episodes. Many podcasts driven by a single nararator become monotonous and hard to listen to. Not this one. It is extremely well written and the story is being told for listener satisfaction, not for the nararator to discuss his opinions or theories. I do listen to those podcasts too, the discussion types, but not as avidly as this one. It can't be easy to get each episode and case into the story-telling rhythm, but they somehow do it on each episode. Legit. In fact, you barely get even a glimpse of the personality behind the voice which adds to the mystique. Apart from a subtle attitude of disgust in some instances, the nararator is there just to tell us the story. And it makes for an intimate experience, the way an auidophile like myself likes it. Also, I sometimes sense an apologetic attitude from other true crime podcasts as if they feel the need to justify the seemingly gratuitious nature or are down on themselves being "just another" true crime podcast. Not so with this one. There isn't anything self-conscious about Casefile, which I appreciate. I don't want to feel bad for liking to hear about murders. Human nature, right? Lastly, I would like to say to the Casefile team: you do not need to apologize for starting a Patreon account or having ads. I do appreciate the humility, but you are valuble to me. Dare I say it, I hope you eventually earn a healthy profit... y'all deserve it.
This podcast is packed with information on where the case is located and the background of the victim or the killer.They are very thorough in their research - not a podcast that has their opinions spewed all over itThe production is pristine - perfect background music, cuts, and audio qualityOne of my favorites!
I really enjoy this podcast. The cases are interesting and the host does a great job describing the scenes and telling the story.
Well researched and presented in a good creepy style. I love the Australian accent
Good storytelling, well-researched. Can't wait for each new episode.
The best true crime podcast. Great voice, scary stories, methodically told and calmly delivered. The best.
I like the older episodes better but this is one of my favorite podcasts, it's addicting.
Love the voice of the host!! Could listen to him all day!
This podcast would be better if the speaker wasn't so monotone. Also bring in audio recordings of the investigations and interviews. Would break up the boringness of the speaker.
My absolute favorite podcast ever! And it just gets better and better!
This is so well done!