Psychologists claim that our interest in true crime is a result of our relief at not being the victims. It's similar to schadenfreude, where one takes pleasure in another person's suffering. The emotion of relief that someone else, rather than us, was the victim of bad faith may not always be sadistic.
Reading Crime Books to Read Based on True Stories can become compulsive. There are millions of others who, like you, can't stop looking at and paying attention to crime books, so you are not alone in this. Undoubtedly, the crime subgenre has swept the podcast business, and the majority of us find it impossible to stop listening.
Because of this, we can all still discuss films like Root of Evil, Dirty John, In the Dark, The Teacher's Pet, and many others without feeling an unsettling sense of foreboding. The criminal podcast is one of those "evil" things, and this may even support the cliché that America loves it.