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Small Town Dicks Podcast

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Small Town Dicks is a podcast about the big-time crime that’s happening in Small Town, USA. Each episode features the detectives who broke the case in their small town, and includes assets like jailhouse phone calls, suspect interviews and 9-1-1 calls. The show is anchored by veteran, identical-twin detectives Dan and Dave, and hosted by actress, Yeardley Smith.

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Small Town Dicks is a podcast about the big-time crime that’s happening in Small Town, USA. Each episode features the detectives who broke the case in their small town, and includes assets like jailhouse phone calls, suspect interviews and 9-1-1 calls. The show is anchored by veteran, identical-twin detectives Dan and Dave, and hosted by actress, Yeardley Smith.

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THE BEST CRIME PODCAST EVER!!

By CALI-K-LA - Jan 12 2020
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I listen to A LOT of true crime podcasts and this by far, hands down, is the very best! Yeardley Smith and Detectives Dan and Dave (and all of the other detectives and law enforcement personnel who tell their stories) are incredible! I don’t know how or why this podcast isn’t advertised more. With all the seasons and episodes out I can’t believe I just recently heard about it. It’s fantastic! I have binged the episodes since I discovered it a few days ago. Detectives Dan and Dave and Yeardley...THANK YOU SO MUCH for the incredible job you do and all of the work you put into this podcast! I wish I could meet you and hug you all and pick your brains on some things. That would be a dream come true. Keep up the great work! I give you each an A++ rating.

One of my favs

By felicia305 - Jan 09 2020
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One of the best true crime podcasts!

iTunes Ratings

3427 Ratings
Average Ratings
3071
140
64
49
103

THE BEST CRIME PODCAST EVER!!

By CALI-K-LA - Jan 12 2020
Read more
I listen to A LOT of true crime podcasts and this by far, hands down, is the very best! Yeardley Smith and Detectives Dan and Dave (and all of the other detectives and law enforcement personnel who tell their stories) are incredible! I don’t know how or why this podcast isn’t advertised more. With all the seasons and episodes out I can’t believe I just recently heard about it. It’s fantastic! I have binged the episodes since I discovered it a few days ago. Detectives Dan and Dave and Yeardley...THANK YOU SO MUCH for the incredible job you do and all of the work you put into this podcast! I wish I could meet you and hug you all and pick your brains on some things. That would be a dream come true. Keep up the great work! I give you each an A++ rating.

One of my favs

By felicia305 - Jan 09 2020
Read more
One of the best true crime podcasts!
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Small Town Dicks Podcast

Latest release on Dec 21, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 5: Bad Company Part 1

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Det. Jay and his team investigate the murder of a homeless man who is found stabbed to death in a public park. After a slow start, the investigation focuses on three men, including a charismatic leader in the local meth community, and an ex-con who’s fled to a nearby state to become a standup comedian.
Special Guest: Detective JayDetective Jay has been in law enforcement for 18 years. He began his route into police work at age 19, when he joined the Explorers, or Youth Volunteers, and started going on ride-a-longs with law enforcement in his hometown. In 2004 he became a sworn police officer and for the next 10 years served on Patrol. In 2014, he was promoted to Detective in the Person Crimes department where he now investigates homicides, assaults, and sex crimes in his Small Town.

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Oct 25 2019

49mins

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Rank #2: 8: Impact

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On a winter evening, Jeremy and his father, Joseph, who’s visiting from out of the country, walk to a nearby grocery store.  On their way back, Sarah, who’s driving to visit her husband at work, misses a freeway exit and has to reroute. Within minutes Joseph, Jeremy, and Sarah’s worlds collide and lives are changed forever. Detective Dan talks about a case that was solved with the help of a stunned community.   

Guest: Co-Host Det. Dan
Dan was formerly a K9 handler and Violent Crimes detective at the same Small Town police department as his brother Dave. Dan regards his years as a K9 handler to be the most rewarding of his career. He is now retired.

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Nov 15 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #3: 3: Unspeakable

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**WARNING: The subject matter of this episode is very graphic and may be very difficult for some listeners to hear**

Detective Don already had 28 years of experience in law enforcement when he caught Lindsay’s murder case. And yet, the extent of the abuse the young girl had suffered still shocked him. As a result of this investigation, the way routine child-welfare checks are done in this Small Town, changed forever.

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Detective Don Detective Don recently retired after serving in law enforcement for over 30 years. Don spent much of his career as a detective but also served on SWAT and as a Hostage/Crisis Negotiator.

Sep 01 2017

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Rank #4: 12: Matricide

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Most law enforcement personnel will tell you that true mental illness is rare and unmistakable. Detective George returns to Small Town Dicks to talk about one of his and our own Detective Dave’s most memorable murder investigations, sharing with us the intense, unsettling suspect interview George had with the killer.

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Detective George has been in law enforcement for over 20 years. For the last 12 years he has been a detective assigned to Domestic Violence, Auto Theft, and currently Violent Crimes. George has been a member of SWAT for 16 years. He previously served on Bike Patrol and as a Field Training Officer.

May 04 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #5: 1: Zero Hour

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​T​hree young children ​are found ​alone in their home​. Their sister is missing. Their parents are dead upstairs. ​And t​he kids aren’t talking. Capt. Terri ​returns to Small Town Dicks to tell us how she and her fellow detectives pieced together what happened in a house with a dark history.
Special Guest: Captain Terri  Captain Terri has been in law enforcement for 23 years. Over the course of her career, she has been a dispatcher, a corrections officer, a patrol deputy, and a detective sergeant before being promoted Captain in 2014. One of her focuses as a law enforcement agent has been helping victims maneuver through the criminal justice system.  She has a master's degree in criminal justice.

Also, we're now on Patreon. Check us out at patreon.com/smalltowndickspodcast

Sep 13 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #6: 7: Slacker

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A homebound woman, Patty, is found dead in her apartment with a bloody rock propped on her shoulder. A little digging reveals a cast of shady “friends” who come and go through Patty’s apartment and seem to take more than they give.    
Special Guest: Sgt. David Sgt. David is a 30-year veteran of law enforcement. As a detective, he has lead investigations into murder, child abuse, robbery, narcotics, auto theft, burglary, and sexual assault. He has worked patrol, is currently the SWAT team commander, and is in charge of his agency’s detective bureau.

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Nov 08 2019

55mins

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Rank #7: 11: The Bitter End

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Police arrive on the scene of what they are told is a suicide. But as they begin their investigation a different story starts to emerge. WARNING: This case involves the death of a minor.

Special Guest: Captain TerriCaptain Terri has been in law enforcement for 23 years. Over the course of her career, she has been a dispatcher, a corrections officer, a patrol deputy, and a detective sergeant before being promoted Captain in 2014. One of her focuses as a law enforcement agent has been helping victims maneuver through the criminal justice system.  She has a master's degree in criminal justice.

Jun 07 2019

58mins

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Rank #8: 6: Cut and Run

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Detectives George, Dan, and Dave are called to a deceased subject. There’s blood everywhere but it’s not immediately apparent how the victim died. A mountain of lies from multiple suspects make solving this case especially challenging. 
Special Guest: Sgt. George.Sgt. George has been in law enforcement for over 20 years. Before hisrecent promotion to Sergeant, he spent 12 years as a detective in the ViolentCrimes Unit of his town’s police agency. George has been a member ofSWAT for 17 years. He has also served on Bike Patrol and as a Field Training Officer.

Apr 26 2019

1hr 22mins

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Rank #9: 1: Girl For Rent

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Sgt. David and his officer-in-training are working the graveyard shift on a cold winter night when they scout out an abandoned lot in their small town that’s a well-known spot for illegal activity. As they approach, they see a car with its lights off and two passengers inside: a man in his 50’s and a young girl seated on the passenger’s side. Though there’s no crime in just sitting in your car, Sgt. David has a gut feeling that something is very wrong. What he discovers is even worse than what he suspected.

Feb 14 2018

51mins

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Rank #10: 4: Friend Request

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A concerned mother calls police to report that her 14-year old daughter is receiving sexually explicit messages on Facebook from an adult male. So Detective Dave sets an irresistible trap to catch the cyber predator.

Guest Sgt. Dave. Dave began his career in law enforcement in 2007. Before his recent promotion to Sergeant, he spent six years as a detective primarily investigating Sex Crimes and Child Abuse for his police department in Small Town, USA. He still serves as a Crisis and Hostage Negotiator, and during his tenure as a detective he served on the advisory boards of multiple children’s and victims’ advocacy groups. 

Apr 05 2019

55mins

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Rank #11: 12: Murder In Plain Sight

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Detective Tracey takes us through one of her most memorable cases where a murderer’s greed and arrogance lead to a slew of sloppy mistakes. Even as the crime rocks the community in Tracey’s small town for years to come.

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Investigator Tracey After reading her first Nancy Drew mystery at age 7 Inv. Tracey knew that she wanted to solve real life mysteries.  She graduated with a BS in Criminal Justice/ Law Enforcement after which, she attend the police academy in 1983 as one of only a few females in her class.  For the next 30 years she was a Criminal Investigator for the Solicitor General and District Attorney’s offices.  She is married to a retired Federal Special Agent, has two grown sons and a Jack Russell fur baby.

Dec 21 2018

47mins

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Rank #12: 1: CROSSFIRE

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A drug deal gone wrong leads to dire consequences for an innocent victim. Guest: Ret. Detective Don.

Mar 15 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #13: 6: Bad Company Part 2

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This Part 2 of Det. Jay’s three-month investigation into the murder of a homeless man who was viciously stabbed to death in the restroom of a public park restroom. With the help of two confidential informants, detectives close in on three men suspected in the killing. 
Episode 2 Cont’dSpecial Guest: Detective JayDetective Jay has been in law enforcement for 18 years. He began his route into police work at age 19, when he joined the Explorers, or Youth Volunteers, and started going on ride-a-longs with law enforcement in his hometown. In 2004 he became a sworn police officer and for the next 10 years served on Patrol. In 2014, he was promoted to Detective in the Person Crimes department where he now investigates homicides, assaults, and sex crimes in his Small Town.

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Nov 01 2019

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Rank #14: 12: Rampage

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One fall afternoon a man decides to inflict as much damage as possible on his small town.
Guest: Co-Host Detective Dave.Dave began his career in law enforcement in 2007. Before his recent promotion to Sergeant, he spent six years as a detective primarily investigating Sex Crimes and Child Abuse for his police department in Small Town, USA. He still serves as a Crisis and Hostage Negotiator, and during his tenure as a detective, he served on the advisory boards of multiple children’s and victims’ advocacy groups.

Jun 14 2019

1hr 10mins

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Rank #15: 4: What Is Your Emergency?

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Murder investigations are often described by law enforcement as being like a giant jigsaw puzzle that you assemble one painstaking piece at a time. But in this particular case police got a full confession from the suspect. On the 9-1-1 call. Before detectives even arrived at the scene.

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Dispatcher Dawn has served in law enforcement for 23 years. After working in records for 3 years, Dawn became a dispatcher. She is a Hostage/Crisis Negotiator and Field Training Officer for Dispatchers.

Sep 08 2017

43mins

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Rank #16: 3: Interstate

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There was no sign of forced entry and no obvious indication of how a middle-aged woman died in her hotel room. Detectives Dan, Dave, and George recount their investigation into a case that took them across state lines, tested their agility, and landed them in some very unusual circumstances, even for seasoned homicide detectives.

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Detective George has been in law enforcement for over 20 years. Before his recent promotion to Sergeant, he spent 12 years as a detective in the Violent Crimes Unit of his town’s police agency. George has been a member of SWAT for 17 years. He has also served on Bike Patrol and as a Field Training Officer.

Oct 05 2018

1hr 14mins

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Rank #17: 15: Presumed Guilty (Pt. 1)

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Part 1/2. Multiple accounts of a single crime, countless provable lies, and very little evidence in a convenience store robbery-turned-murder leave law enforcement scouring for answers. In this two-episode case, Sgt. David returns to Small Town Dicks to tell us how he ended up solving this murder eight years after two men had been convicted and imprisoned for the crime.

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Sgt. David Sgt. David is a 30-year veteran of law enforcement. During his tenure he has worked patrol, SWAT, and several different assignments in Detectives, including Narcotics, Auto Theft, and Violent Crimes.

May 25 2018

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Rank #18: 10: No Good Deed

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On a routine visit to check on his elderly father, Murray, Paul discovers him laying in his bed. Dead. Murray had a history of falling, so it’s possible his death was an accident. But the unusual position of Murray’s body on the bed prompts Paul to call 9-1-1. Fan-favorite, Lt. Scott, returns to Small Town Dicks with a case about a string of bad decisions that lead to the deepest form of betrayal. All for the price of some marijuana and donuts.

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Lieutenant Scott Lieutenant Scott is a 31-year veteran of law-enforcement. Scott has worked at a variety of assignments from patrol, SWAT, Detectives, and Special Operations, to gang enforcement, Internal Affairs, and Special Investigations. Lt. Scott is also a forensic artist.

Dec 07 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #19: 10: Lured

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A young man’s trusting nature ends up having deadly consequences. 
Special Guest: Det. David When Detective David started out in law enforcement in 2002, his agency was so small they doubled as both police officers and firefighters, carrying their dual-purpose gear in the trunk of their patrol cars. After three years of doing double duty, David was promoted to detective. He has also served as a Patrol Sergeant and was elected Under Sherriff of his county in 2011. In 2013, David transferred back to detectives and finished out his career as an investigator for the District Attorney’s Office, until he retired in 2018.

May 31 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #20: 11: The Sociopath & The Whistleblower

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This is the chilling story of a man who, as a police officer, took his police department’s solemn oath to be guided by professionalism, integrity, courage and honor. He also promised that his behavior would meet his department’s standard of honesty and accountability. Then, for 10 years, he patrolled the community, gaining its trust, while simultaneously victimizing those he knew would be too afraid to speak up.

For this episode we sit down with Lieutenant Scott who broke this case in his Small Town. He didn’t want any part of it at first. But as he uncovered one alarming detail after another, he went from jaded skeptic, to full-fledged advocate for the victims. A case so big we had to split it up into 4 jaw-dropping episodes.

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Lieutenant Scott is a 31-year veteran of law-enforcement. Scott has worked at variety of assignments from patrol, SWAT, Detectives, special operations, gang enforcement, internal affairs, and special investigations. Lt. Scott is also a Forensic Artist.

Nov 03 2017

36mins

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