According to clinical psychology, fascination with true crime is a natural human trait. We are wired to understand the minds and motives of killers as a way of making sense of the threats in the world around us. The attraction to true crime stories also allows us to process our fears from a safe setting, much like the appeal of horror novels or films. Additionally, the outcome of these stories, particularly knowing whether or not justice is served, is another reason why true crime stories are so alluring. Additionally, familiarity with how true crime unfolds can be helpful when we encounter a potentially dangerous situation in the real world.
Most true crime enthusiasts are familiar with American serial killers like Dahmer, Bundy, and Kraft but there have also been notorious criminals in India. Did you know that the Guinness World Record for being the most prolific murderer of all time is held by an Indian, with over 931 body counts? Learning about the dark underbelly of our country, which has witnessed uncountable violent crimes can feel even more threatening as it hits close to home. We are no strangers to spine-chilling crime thriller films, series and books but today we are going to explore how the Desi Crime Podcast has harnessed podcasts to deliver gritty true crime stories right into our ears and let them unfold within the eyes of our imaginations.
The Desi Crime Podcast is hosted by the charismatic duo, Aishwarya Singh and Aryaan Misra. They bring to life some of the most gut-wrenching true crime stories from India and other Southeast Asian countries. From the Dons of Delhi to the Killers of Karachi, the duo, through unique episodes, will take you on a fear-infused adrenalized journey through the goriest and most sinister crime cases in the Indian subcontinent, which have rarely been covered in mainstream media.
If you are a true crime enthusiast like me, you will find that there is hardly a better feeling than cuddling up in a blanket in the safety of your room and indulging in an auditory journey through dark and twisted homicides, relentless crime sprees, unsolved murders, mysterious disappearances, bloody manslaughters and more.
So what are you waiting for? Click here to delve into the Desi Crime Podcast today.
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