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“This strange and powerful transformation of the true crime format distributes unedited, public domain forensic audio.”

Best New Podcasts of 2017The Audit

“We stumbled on this by accident and now feel compelled to tell everyone we meet about it, including you… Every episode features a piece of unedited, public domain, forensic audio – an interrogation or a trial or a 911 call. This is presented without introduction, narration, or comment… you’re on your own… These slivers of uncut actuality have a kind of mystical power – they are unsolvable puzzles, with an edge-of-life immediacy – and we couldn’t stop listening. New episodes drop randomly.”

                                                                                             The Audit, issue #77

Forensic Transmissions is an audiophile’s curated collection of public domain audio files. It emerged out of my own search for a true crime podcast that contains only the most compelling live audio–911 calls, trial clips, forensic testimony, police interrogations, and victim testimony–but without narration, judgements, commentary, or product endorsements. In the end, I began my own collection. “Forensic Transmissions” isn’t for everyone. I’ve discovered that most people, in fact, find them dull and tedious. But for those who share my audio obsessions, nothing on earth could be more riveting. The events unfold in real time, but the recordings are archival, which gives their urgency a paradoxical sense of loss. I’ve come to prefer live audio to visual coverage, which, in my view, leaves less to the imagination. Listen carefully to these audio recordings, and you’ll start to wonder what we’re doing here on this strange planet, moving mindlessly around the sun.

A couple of things to note. All episodes are categorized as explicit, although only a few include truly disturbing material. The podcast is available here, and on iTunes, and on Listen Notes. Episodes are released at random intervals, usually three or four every month. “Forensic Transmissions” is independently produced, without sponsorship. If you enjoy the podcast, please give me a rating on iTunes.


February 3, 2019 rss feed
Completely Addicted. This is the MOST interesting podcast. I’ve listened to every single episode and can’t wait for new episodes to come out.

 November 18, 2018 rss feed
Right from the Source. I’m a huge nerd for straight from the record instead of getting some random person’s interpretation so I appreciate someone compiling all this interesting true crime audio into an easy to navigate format. Thanks!!!
 August 16, 2018 rss feed
This Podcast is So Good for the hardcore true crime enthusiast. It’s disturbing but that’s what makes it “true”. It is not for the people that need trigger warnings. This will NOT be that kind of show. It’s just straight up factual audio. I love it so much! Keep it up please!! My favorite podcast!

 June 20, 2018 rss feed
Fascinating! I love everything about this podcast! No annoying Blue Apron ads, just the facts. My new favorite podcast!

February 19, 2018 rss feed
I Really got Hung Up on this Show. It’s very enlightening. The trial clips, testimonials and police interrogations make it different from other true crime podcasts out there. Great show.

December 25, 2017 rss feed
Uninterrupted. I love the raw ,unflinching elements of this cast….please keep bringing the transmission.
 December 11, 2017  rss feed
Finally! Thank you!!! Exactly what I was hoping for. I could spend full days just listening to police interviews etc. Came across this when looking for podcasts about Casey Anthony. Just found my new favorite podcast!

August 29, 2017  rss feed
Perfect. This is the perfect true-crime podcast! Keep it coming, please
July 23, 2017  rss feed
Keep it Up. I love this podcast

 June 25, 2017 rss feed
Creepy Confessions. I’ve been looking for a true crime podcast that doesn’t have an annoying host or ads. This is it. Just confessions and creepy audio. Not sure where this podcast comes from but I hope it continues. The episodes are not really explicit, just very dark.