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Best Of: Comic Mo Amer / Cold Case Investigator Paul Holes

Fresh Air

Comedian Mo Amer is of Palestinian descent, but he grew up in Kuwait and Houston. So besides his native Arabic, he learned to speak Spanish, and the kind of English that sets Texans at ease. Amer stars in a new Netflix comedy about his life, called Mo.Also, veteran cold case investigator Paul Holes talks about pursuing serial killers, and the emotional toll of obsessing over gruesome crime scenes. He played a key role in tracking down the Golden State Killer. He has a new memoir called Unmasked: My Life Solving Cold Cases. John Powers reviews the documentary Three Minutes: A Lengthening, which shows a jewish neighborhood in Poland before it was erased by the Holocaust.


27 Aug 2022

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Paul Holes

Coptales and Cocktails

This week Sean “Sticks” Larkin and Howard Doss welcome former cold case investigator Paul Holes! Paul talks about how he got into law enforcement, his career, and how he helped catch the Golden State killer. Pour a glass of bourbon and enjoy! PLEASE SUPPORT THE SHOW:Get 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code STICKS at MANSCAPED.com! #ad #manscapedpodCHECK OUT PAUL'S BOOK: Unmasked: My Life Solving America's Cold CasesREAD FULL TRIAL RECAPS:lawandcrime.comSUBSCRIBE TO OUR OTHER PODCASTS:Law&Crime SidebarCourt JunkieObjectionsThey Walk Among AmericaSpeaking FreelyCOPTALES AND COCKTAILS SOCIAL MEDIA:Coptales and CocktailsSean LarkinHoward DossJason SalesLAW&CRIME NETWORK SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lawandcrime/Twitter: https://twitter.com/LawCrimeNetworkFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/lawandcrimeTwitch: https://www.twitch.tv/lawandcrimenetworkTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lawandcrimeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


22 Aug 2022

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Cold Case Investigator Paul Holes

Fresh Air

Investigator Paul Holes spent his career cracking cold cases. His work led to the arrest of the so-called Golden State Killer in 2018. He spoke with us about the case the the impact the work has had on his mental health. His memoir is Unmasked.Also, Maureen Corrigan reviews Mohsin Hamid's latest novel, The Last White Man.


10 Aug 2022

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Paul Holes on his New York Times bestselling book “Unmasked” and the importance of having honest mental health discussions

Heart of the Matter

In the latest episode of Heart of the Matter, Elizabeth Vargas is joined by investigator Paul Holes, New York Times bestselling author of “Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases.” Paul is known for his role in helping to solve high-profile homicide cases, including the notorious Golden State Killer. But his crime fighting success was masked by what was going on with Paul personally. He spent decades with unresolved anxiety and panic attacks, eventually turning to alcohol as a way to cope with the stress. Together, Paul and Elizabeth discuss how his own anxiety changed the way he views his cold cases; and his own experiences in the law enforcement community, including how making himself vulnerable is opening the door to more honest mental health discussions. Content warning: This episode contains mentions of death, as well as in-depth discussions of substance use. If you or someone you know is struggling with a mental health or substance use disorder, please contact SAMHSA’s National Helpline at (800) 662-4357. These programs provide free, confidential support 24/7. You are not alone. Explore more on topics and themes discussed in this episode:Alcohol: What Families Need to Know to Help Protect Young People Substance Use + Mental Health: Your Guide to Addressing Co-occurring Disorders Is Your Child at Risk? A Substance Use Risk Assessment Editor’s Note: The views and opinions expressed on Heart of the Matter are those of the podcast participants and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Partnership to End Addiction. We are also mindful that some of the personal stories feature the word “addict” and other terms from this list. We respect and understand those who choose to use certain terms to express themselves. However, we strive to use language that’s health-oriented, accurately reflects science, promotes evidence-based treatment and demonstrates respect and compassion.


14 Jun 2022

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Paul Holes: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast

Paul Holes takes us through his memories of a storied career as a cold case investigator and provides an insider account of some of the most notorious cases in contemporary American history, including the hunt for the Golden State Killer, Laci Peterson’s murder, and Jaycee Dugard’s kidnapping. This is also a revelatory profile of a complex man and what makes him tick: the drive to find closure for victims and their loved ones, the inability to walk away from a challenge—even at the expense of his own happiness.Holes opens up the most intimate scenes of his life: his moments of self-doubt and the impact that detective work has had on his marriage. This is a story about the gritty truth of crime-solving when there are no flashbulbs and “case closed” headlines. It is the story of a man and his commitment to cases and people who might otherwise have been forgotten.Come meet Paul Holes and go behind the scenes of an expert cold case investigator.NOTESThis program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.SPEAKERSPaul HolesRetired Cold Case Investigator; Author, Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases; Twitter @PaulHolesIn Conversation with George HammondAuthor, Conversations With SocratesIn response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently hosting all of our live programming via YouTube live stream. This program was recorded via video conference on May 5th, 2022 by the Commonwealth Club of California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 19mins

13 May 2022

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Aftershow with Paul Holes from Murder Squad

Crimelines True Crime

Paul Holes worked as a cold case investigator and, on retirement, found himself thrust into the media spotlight. In his new memoir Unmasked: My Life Solving America's Cold Cases, he covers cases he's worked on with a look at his life behind-the-scenes and the toll his job took on his mental health and family life.Buy the book here. Remember to select a local independent bookstore to earn a portion of the book sale!https://bookshop.org/books/unmasked-my-life-solving-america-s-cold-cases-9781250876270/9781250622792 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


27 Apr 2022

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S2 Ep83: Paul Holes

10-41 with Todd McComas

Paul Holes is a retired investigator from the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office who was the Lead Cold Case investigator for the Golden State Killer Case and is largely responsible for the identification and arrest of Joseph DeAngelo.

1hr 8mins

20 Apr 2022

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#371: Interview with Cold Case Investigator Paul Holes

Real Crime Profile

Guess who stops by Real Crime Profile? Paul Holes! Paul is a scientist, and seasoned investigator, well known for using advanced methods of identifying a killer with DNA and genealogy technology. Since retiring in March 2018, he has contributed to books, television, and podcasts about true crime. He has a new book coming out called “Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases”. Paul tells us what surprised him the most about writing this book…and who was really “unmasked” in the process. You can pre order the book here: https://amzn.to/3uDk6G1 You can watch the clip used in this episode its entirety here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBNXbNCxouk #PaulHoles #Unmasked #ColdCases #VictimsMatter SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS!! SMILE DIRECT CLUB - Lisa is on her third round of aligners and her new smile is on its way! You too can also get a new smile in as little as 4-6 months – not years – and start seeing results in as little as 60 days. Laser-cut aligners match the contour of your teeth. Crystal-clear matte finish gives the aligners a more natural look. Head to www.smiledirectclub.com  to get started for free. CUTS CLOTHING FOR MEN - Every CUTS shirt is designed for a modern, tailored fit and they’re insanely comfortable. Plus CUTS has all the essentials for looking sharp, like tees, hoodies, polos, and more. Join hundreds of thousands of guys who have made the simple decision to elevate their wardrobe with CUTS. Get 15% off your first order by going to www.CUTSCLOTHING.COM/REALCRIME Boll & Branch makes the softest organic sheets on the market, and they get better with every wash. Experience the best sheets you’ve ever felt at bollandbranch.com Get 15% off your first set of sheets when you use promo code REALCRIME at checkout. ********** SUPPORT OUR OTHER SHOWS ********** CRIME ANALYST PODCAST -  You’re interested in real crime? Tick  You’re interested in good storytelling? Tick You want content that’s respectful to the victims and honours them Tick And you want more insight and in-depth analysis about “the who” “the what” “the where” “the when” “the how” and “the why”? Tick And you want to know how you can prevent it? Tick Congratulations! You’ve found your next podcast! Ride shotgun with me, Laura Richards world renowned and award-winning Criminal Behavioural Analyst, former New Scotland Yard every week as we profile behaviour and identify the red flags to prevent murders in slow motion. Come join me in the intelligence cell as we deconstruct and analyse real cases. www.crime-analyst.com KILLER CASTING PODCAST - What has Lisa just finished binging that gave her an existential crisis?! What else? SEVERANCE, on Apple TV developed by Ben Stiller and cast by Rachel Tenner. Staring an incredible Adam Scott, a brilliant John Turturro, a ferocious Patricia Arquette and transcendent Britt Lower... this psycho-socio mind bending show will blow you away. www.killercastingpod.com BEST CASE WORST CASE Be sure and check out Jim’s podcast Best Case/Worst Case that he does along with former Federal Prosecutor Francey Hakes. Join them as they go behind police lines with unparalleled access to law enforcement officers, looking back at their most memorable cases – for better or for worse. Subscribe now! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/best-case-worst-case/id1240002929 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


13 Apr 2022

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REPLAY: “The Murder Squad” with Billy Jensen and Paul Holes

Directionally Challenged

Original Airdate: December 7, 2020This week we’re joined by investigative journalist Billy Jensen and retired cold case investigator Paul Holes to talk about why we’re obsessed with true crime, their experiences solving cold cases like the Golden State Killer, and how to keep ourselves safe. Have a Case?http://themurdersquad.com/contact/ Find the Podcast:Website: http://themurdersquad.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jensenandholes/Twitter: https://twitter.com/jensenandholes/ Find Paul:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paul.holes/Twitter: ttps://twitter.com/PaulHoles Find Billy:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/billyjensen/Twitter: https://twitter.com/BillyJensen Follow Us:Instagram: www.instagram.com/candicekayla/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/CandiceKayla Website: www.candicekayla.com Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 1min

29 Nov 2021

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Celebrity Hometowns with Paul Holes

My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

For a special treat, Karen and Georgia sit down with celebrity guests to hear their stories, from hometown murders to personal accounts of mayhem to legendary family lore. Today's guest is Paul Holes.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


10 Nov 2021