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Susan Powell vanished on Dec. 7, 2009. Her body has never been found. From the beginning, West Valley City, Utah police suspected Susan's husband, Josh Powell, had murdered her. They never arrested him. COLD dives deep into the case files, uncovering never-before-heard details. You'll learn why Susan stayed with an abusive husband, why Josh did what he did and how the justice system failed Susan and her two boys.
Rank #1: Ep. 13: 4theKidzz.
Josh Powell went to court in Washington in a bid to get his sons, Charlie and Braden, returned to him. West Valley City police warned the social workers they'd found incestuous cartoon pornography on Josh's computer. After reviewing those images, forensic psychologist James Manley suggested Josh undergo a psychosexual evaluation. Meantime, detectives puzzled over why Josh's brother, Michael Powell, sold his 1997 Ford Taurus to Lindell Auto in Pendleton, Ore. just weeks after Susan Powell's disappearance.For the past three years, investigative reporter Dave Cawley has been studying thousands of police documents, journals, videos and diary entries. He has tracked down new sources, followed new leads and traced Josh Powell's trail from West Valley City, Utah, through Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and on to Washington State, where Powell killed himself and his two sons. Cold is the most complete retelling of the Susan Powell story ever. Join Dave Cawley in his search for truth. Share your thoughts: #ColdPodcast #FindSusan Twitter Instagram Facebook
Rank #2: Ep. 12: Topaz Mountain.
With the wiretap winding down, West Valley police returned to Utah's West Desert with cadaver dogs. They found what at first appeared to be a grave site, but soon discovered it held no sign of Susan. Meantime, digging of a different sort on Josh Powell's computers and digital devices turned up new leads. The FBI and U.S. Secret Service encountered one encrypted hard drive that resisted every effort to view its contents.For the past three years, investigative reporter Dave Cawley has been studying thousands of police documents, journals, videos and diary entries. He has tracked down new sources, followed new leads and traced Josh Powell's trail from West Valley City, Utah, through Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and on to Washington State, where Powell killed himself and his two sons. Cold is the most complete retelling of the Susan Powell story ever. Join Dave Cawley in his search for truth. Share your thoughts: #ColdPodcast #FindSusan Twitter Instagram Facebook
We all have limits. And some people who are pushed beyond those limits will do unspeakable things. In “Tally,” season One of OVER MY DEAD BODY, Dan and Wendi are two good-looking attorneys whose wedding is featured in the New York Times. But when this “perfect” couple falls apart, it leads to a bad breakup, a worse divorce, and a murder case involving a menagerie of high-priced lawyers and unexpected co-conspirators. Reported by Matthew Shaer and Eric Benson, and hosted by Matthew Shaer.Season Two, "Joe Exotic," is the story of a man who has devoted his life to raising and breeding lions, tigers, and other exotic animals at his Oklahoma zoo. He croons ballads, shoots guns, and puts it all on YouTube. But throughout his career, he’s made a lot of enemies. And the biggest of all is the owner of a big cat sanctuary in Florida named Carole Baskin. The feud between Joe Exotic and Carole gets messy, vicious, and outrageous -- until both of them are pushed far beyond their limits. Reported and hosted by Rob Moor.
Rank #1: Tally: The Husband | 1.
What makes a good marriage? Dan is smitten when he meets Wendi. But after a lavish wedding and a move to Tallahassee for Dan’s job, cracks in their relationship start to appear. Dan is blindsided when he comes home from a work trip and Wendi is gone. Maybe he should have read her novel.“Where the Enemy Sleeps” is performed by Scott Mackay featuring Lucette.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Simplisafe - Protect your home and family today and get get shipping on your order at simplisafe.com/overmyBoll & Branch - Get $50 off your first set of sheets at bollandbranch.com using promo code OVERMYRobinhood - Get a free stock when you sign up today at overmy.robinhood.com
Rank #2: Tally: The Former Wife | 2.
Divorces between lawyers tend to be uglier than average, and Dan and Wendi’s divorce is especially vicious. She fights to leave Tallahassee. He fights just as hard to keep her there. And when both fail to get what they want, one of them ends up dead.“Where the Enemy Sleeps” is performed by Scott Mackay featuring Lucette.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Simplisafe - Protect your home and family today and get get shipping on your order at simplisafe.com/overmyBoll & Branch - Get $50 off your first set of sheets at bollandbranch.com using promo code OVERMYRobinhood - Get a free stock when you sign up today at overmy.robinhood.com
When Elizabeth Short, also known as The Black Dahlia, was brutally killed in 1947, it gripped the entire country. More than 70 years later, it remains America's most infamous unsolved murder. Many believe Dr. George Hodel was the killer, thanks to an investigation by Hodel's own son. But murder is just part of the Hodel family story, one filled with horrifying secrets that ripple across generations. Now, through never-before-heard archival audio and first-time interviews, the Hodel family opens up to reveal their shocking story. In this eight-part documentary series, sisters Rasha Pecoraro and Yvette Gentile, the great grand daughters of George Hodel, take a deep dive into their family history to try to figure out what really happened, and where do they all go from here? Root of Evil is the companion podcast to TNTs limited series I Am the Night. Inspired by the true story of the Hodel family, the series stars Chris Pine and comes from acclaimed Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins.
Rank #1: Saved By The Ghetto.
Fauna Hodel, a biracial girl living in Sparks, Nevada, finds out the truth about who she really is, where she came from, and her terrifying family history.
Rank #2: A Skilled Surgeon.
Former LAPD Homicide Detective, Steve Hodel, explains the identity of the Black Dahlia, the circumstances of her murder in 1947 Los Angeles, and how the LAPD's profile of her killer fit Steve's own father, George Hodel.
In Feb 2018, an aspiring actress vanished from her Hollywood apartment. Rolling Stone journalist Neil Strauss was asked to help the family get answers. Together, they found them...sometimes at great personal risk. For the first time in a serial podcast, go inside a gripping multi-state investigation as it unfolds from the moment of the disappearance to each twist and turn in the case. Stay not only more informed than the news, but listen as the official story is dismantled with in-the-moment first-hand reporting with the leading figures in the investigation. The new #1 podcast from the team behind Up & Vanished and Atlanta Monster.
Rank #1: The Long Way Home .
In this special hour-long episode, Neil and Jayden follow the trail of evidence all the way to the burial site...and a new suspect emerges. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: The Way of the Warrior .
A new witness emerges...with a shocking accusation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Retired Cold Case Investigator Paul Holes and Investigative Journalist Billy Jensen dig deep into unsolved murders, unidentified remains and missing persons cases. Each week listeners ride shotgun as Holes and Jensen attempt to solve the crime using a variety of methods, from old-fashioned detective work to advanced technologies including familial DNA searches, social media geotargeting, and maybe most important—the skills of their listeners who send in tips and theories, becoming active members of The Murder Squad.
Rank #1: The Unsolved Murder of The Haunted Mansion's Yale Gracey.
Billy Jensen and Paul Holes look into the unsolved murder Yale Gracey, one of the great minds behind the illusions featured in Disney's Haunted Mansion ride. They also discuss other unsolved Halloween cases through the years.
Rank #2: Why are so many women going missing and being murdered in Virginia?.
Billy and Paul continue their look into the cases of Jesse Matthew. They take a closer look into unsolved missing and murdered women from areas that we know Matthew was in. They continue their conversation with Morgan Harrington's mom about the case and the potential of other victims. This week is also a special crossover with Billy's other podcast; The First Degree where the conversation about Jesse Matthew continues.
In Man in the Window, Paige St. John, a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter has uncovered never before revealed details about the man who would eventually become one of California's most deadly serial killers. From Wondery and the L.A. Times comes a new series that traces his path of devastation through his victims' eyes.
Rank #1: DNA Resurrection | 6.
Even after technology can finally bring answers, precious evidence is headed to the trash bin. A surprising arrest brings back victims’ nightmares.Learn more about the story, sign up for new episode alerts and go behind the scenes at latimes.com/mitwMan In The Window is presented by SimplisafeProtect your home with a new home security system with Simplisafe. Man In The Window listeners get free shipping and a 60-day money back guarantee at Simplisafe.com/windowOther sponsors include:Squarespace - Get a free trial at squarespace.com/window and 10% off when you launch with code WINDOWParachute - Get free shipping and returns on premium quality home essentials at parachutehome.com/windowZip Recruiter - Start your free trial today at ZipRecruiter.com/windowThredUp - Get 30% off your first order when you visit them at ThredUp.com/window
Rank #2: Bonnie and Joe | 5.
Bonnie’s new boyfriend seems to take pleasure in scaring her. She decides not to marry him, and he turns on her. Learn more about the story, sign up for new episode alerts and go behind the scenes at latimes.com/mitwMan In The Window is presented by SimplisafeProtect your home with a new home security system with Simplisafe. Man In The Window listeners get free shipping and a 60-day money back guarantee at Simplisafe.com/windowOther sponsors include:Squarespace - Get a free trial at squarespace.com/window and 10% off when you launch with code WINDOWParachute - Get free shipping and returns on premium quality home essentials at parachutehome.com/windowZip Recruiter - Start your free trial today at ZipRecruiter.com/windowThredUp - Get 30% off your first order when you visit them at ThredUp.com/window
Veteran journalist Joe Nocera’s neighbor in the Hamptons was a therapist named Ike. Ike counted celebrities and Manhattan elites as his patients. He’d host star-studded parties at his eccentric vacation house. But one summer, Joe discovered that Ike was gone and everything he’d thought he’d known about his neighbor -- and the house next door -- was wrong. From Wondery, the company behind Dirty John and Dr. Death, and Bloomberg, “The Shrink Next Door” is a story about power, control and turning to the wrong person for help for three decades. Written and hosted by Joe Nocera, a columnist for Bloomberg , “The Shrink Next Door” premieres on May 21st.
Rank #1: Sibling Rivalry | 2.
A new psychiatrist. A fight between brother and sister. And bank robbery. It’s 1981, and Marty finds relief in the advice of a new psychiatrist, which shapes every part of his life. The Shrink Next Door is presented by BrooklinenGet 10% of your first order plus free shipping when you use promo code THESHRINK at brooklinen.comOther sponsors include:Smile Direct Club - Get a $25 credit on your at home kit or book a free assessment at one of their locations, plus save $150 on your aligners when you visit smiledirectclub.com/podcast and use code SHRINK150 at checkoutBetter Help - Get 10% off your first month when you visit them at betterhelp.com/theshrinkShip Station - Get a 60-day free trial when you visit shipstation.com click the microphone at the top of the page, and enter code THESHRINK
Rank #2: Welcome To The Neighborhood | 1.
A summer party. A stormy night. And a shocking revelation about Joe’s neighbor next door. The Shrink Next Door is presented by BrooklinenGet 10% of your first order plus free shipping when you use promo code THESHRINK at brooklinen.comOther sponsors include:Smile Direct Club - Get a $25 credit on your at home kit or book a free assessment at one of their locations, plus save $150 on your aligners when you visit smiledirectclub.com/podcast and use code SHRINK150 at checkoutBetter Help - Get 10% off your first month when you visit them at betterhelp.com/theshrinkShip Station - Get a 60-day free trial when you visit shipstation.com click the microphone at the top of the page, and enter code THESHRINK
Dr. Phil McGraw takes an in-depth look at crime cases and investigations with bizarre circumstances. As someone who has trained as a forensic psychologist and has worked over 40 years to help profile criminals in numerous cases , Dr Phil will provide new insights into the most intriguing cases as you’ve never heard before. The series has all the twists and turns of a mystery but with expert psychoanalysis as only Dr. Phil can deliver. More info: https://www.drphilpodcasts.com/
Rank #1: 1 - The Devil Beside Me: The Chris Watts Story - Husband, Father, Killer.
Shan’ann Watts, a pregnant mother of two little girls, was strangled to death by her husband, Chris Watts, in August 2018, before he smothered their children. Months later, Chris allegedly made a horrifying jailhouse confession, detailing the murders to Colorado authorities. Hear the details of that confession on “The Devil Beside Me: The Chris Watts Story - Husband, Father, Killer” on a brand new “Mystery and Murder: Analysis by Dr. Phil”
Rank #2: 1 - Mansion of Secrets: The Mysterious Death of Rebecca Zahau: Analysis by Dr. Phil.
In 2011, the glamorous Spreckels Mansion in Southern California was witness to not just one but two grisly deaths — just days apart. When a beautiful young woman is found hanging nude from the mansion’s balcony, police rule it a suicide. Police say a tragedy days before triggered Rebecca Zahau to take her own life, but her loved ones claim suspicious evidence led to foul play.
Two barrels, four bodies, and an enigmatic killer. The cold case that changed the way murders will be investigated forever.
Rank #1: EP 4: Eunsoon Jun.
An ominous New Year’s party introduction. An estranged cousin goes missing. Police question a man with multiple identities. A search leads authorities to his basement.Want to make sure that NHPR continues creating projects like Bear Brook? Click here to donate $20. Thanks for your support.
Rank #2: EP 3: A Smaller Haystack.
After 30 years of torpor, investigators finally inch the Bear Brook case forward. A geologist uncovers the history buried in human teeth and hair. The faces of the victims are reconstructed. Want to make sure that NHPR continues creating projects like Bear Brook? Click here to donate $20. Thanks for your support.
Culpable explores unsettled cases where the people who seem deserving of blame have somehow eluded justice. On February 26, 2014, Christian Andreacchio was found dead in the upstairs bathroom of his apartment from a single gunshot wound to the head. After a mere 45-minute investigation, local police ruled his death a suicide, despite substantial evidence that points to Christian’s death not only being a homicide, but premeditated murder. Host Dennis Cooper investigates and shares a compelling story about this suspicious death, the questions surrounding it, and a grieving family’s ongoing fight for justice.
Rank #1: Trust the Process | 1.
On February 26th, 2014, the Andreacchio family suffered a tragic loss, the death of 21-year-old Christian Andreacchio. Host Dennis Cooper travels to Lauderdale, Mississippi to visit Christian's mother Rae and the rest of his family. Rae, laments the time lost with her son as their 4 year struggle for justice continues. From Black Mountain Media and Tenderfoot TV, this is Culpable.https://culpablepodcast.com/
Rank #2: Until We Meet Again | 2.
Dennis and the team visit the Andreacchio’s to attend “Wishing Night,” an annual event held on Christian's birthday to commemorate his life. Dennis talks to Christian’s ex-girlfriend, Avery Smith and an old friend Taylor Dial and learns more about what Christian was like. We learn about Christian’s new girlfriend, Whitley Goodman and new friend Dylan Swearingen, and how he began to change once these people came into his life. https://culpablepodcast.com/
The true crime / comedy podcast YOU NEED IN YOUR LIFE. We recap your favorite true crime documentaries with humor, sass, and a well timed garbage bell. Hear our take on "Wild Wild Country," "There's Something Wrong With Aunt Diane," "Jesus Camp" and many more. So many garbage people, so little time.
Rank #1: Episode 1: The Imposter.
For our very first episode, Patrick and Gillian are breaking down the 2012 true crime documentary "The Imposter." The film centers on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years. Using clips from the movie, Patrick and Gillian take you through the film while discussing everything that is tragic, ridiculous, and yes, even hilarious about it.
Rank #2: 106: Jodi Arias: American Murder Mystery Part 1.
SEX. LIES. MURDER. What happened to 30 year old Travis Alexander? His friends found him dead on his bathroom floor. He'd been stabbed, shot, and nearly decapitated. When police asked who in Travis's life would want him dead, everyone said the same person: his ex-girlfriend, Jodi Arias. But Jodi hadn't seen Travis in weeks and claimed to be thousands of miles away at the time of the murder. But then the cops found the camera--the camera with the sexy pictures...and the proof. We're covering this series in two episodes AND PART TWO IS AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW ad-free at the $5 tier on our Patreon feed. Click to get it now!On our Patreon feed, you'll also find over 100 FULL BONUS episodes to BINGE RIGHT NOW! Including our episode-by-episode coverage of "Casey Anthony: American Murder Mystery," "Serial," "The Jinx," "Making A Murderer," "The Staircase," "Lorena," "The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann," "OJ: Made in America" and so many more! You can also get ad-free versions of our regular episodes! JOIN HERE!
When April Balascio was 40 years old, something she’d feared for decades was finally proven true. Her father, Edward Wayne Edwards, really was a murderer. The Clearing is about what came after April called a detective in 2009 to tell him about her suspicions — a call that led to her father’s arrest and eventual conviction on multiple murders — and tracks the emotional journey as she and host Josh Dean dig back into her childhood, unravel the truth of her father’s life, and overturn a viral online narrative that had turned Edward Wayne Edwards into a kind of serial killer caricature. Produced by Pineapple Street Media in association with Gimlet.
Rank #1: 1. Hunting Season.
April reads a news story and everything changes.
Rank #2: 2. Creepy John Wayne.
Who the hell was Edward Wayne Edwards anyway?
It was a case nightmares are made of. A D.C. power couple, their 10-year-old son and housekeeper held hostage for nearly 24 hours and murdered inside a burning D.C. mansion. WTOP examines the complicated trail of evidence that police say led to finding their killer and why they say he committed such a brutal crime.
Rank #1: The Money Drop.
Hours after the victims are taken hostage, a ransom is delivered to the mansion on Woodland Drive. But it doesn’t save the victims -- the calls, text messages and voicemails end, leaving key parts of the timeline unexplained. But after the trial, a new theory emerges explaining how the killer got inside the house. This episode is written and produced by WTOP reporters Megan Cloherty and Jack Moore. Julia Ziegler is the content adviser. Visit http://22hourspodcast.com to meet our hosts, view photos of the crime scene, explore a map of key locations in the case, and ask questions or leave comments in our interactive blog. You can also reach out via email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or via Twitter, @22hourspod. "22 Hours: An American Nightmare" is a production of WTOP News in Washington, D.C. All music featured in "22 Hours: An American Nightmare" is licensed through Creative Commons and/or by permission of the artist. We're grateful to all the artists whose music has helped us tell this story. “Haters Hate” by Ramone Messam, used with permission of the artist; “Call me” and “Rhythmic Pulse” by Daniel Birch, as well as “Weirder” by Drake Stafford, all licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0); and "Beyond the Lows" by The Whole Other, available in the YouTube Audio Library.
Rank #2: The Pizza Crust .
The Savopoulos house was held in evidence for weeks as crime scene investigators looked for clues. In the end, five pieces of forensic evidence linked Daron Wint to the killings, including a sliver of his DNA on the crust of a pizza that had been delivered to the house while he held the family captive. But was the forensic evidence a slam dunk? This episode is written and produced by reporters Megan Cloherty and Jack Moore. Julia Ziegler is the content adviser. Visit 22HoursPodcast.com for photos, maps and an interactive blog where you can ask us questions or leave your comments about each episode. "22 Hours: An American Nightmare" is a production of WTOP News in Washington, D.C. All music featured in "22 Hours: An American Nightmare" is licensed through Creative Commons and/or by permission of the artist. We're grateful to all the artists whose music has helped us tell this story. “Haters Hate” by Ramone Messam, used with permission of the artist; “Procession” by Puddle of Infinity, available in the YouTube Audio Library; “Rhythmic Pulse,” “Marimba on the Loose” and “Closing My Eyes for a Moment” by Daniel Birch, and “Weirder” by Drake Stafford, all licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 4.0 International.
Utilizes narrative storytelling, archival audio, and immersive soundscapes to explore true stories of white-collar criminals, con artists, and corporate evil. From corruption and fraud to Ponzi schemes and environmental disasters, these financially motivated crimes have shaped our world in unimaginable ways. All in the name of greed.
Rank #1: The Socialite (Anna Delvey).
A Russian-born con artist posing as a wealthy German heiress scams businesses and acquaintances in an attempt to develop her own art foundation in New York.Prelude: Kari Ferrell's Brooklyn exploits earn her the nickname "The Hipster Grifter".Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled.Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support.Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop.Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: The Canal (Love Canal).
Once envisioned as a model community, the neighborhood of Love Canal in Niagra Falls, New York, became the victim of a massive, man-made environmental disaster. Prelude: James Denney, a Missouri farmer, makes a deal for a local chemical company to bury its waste on his property. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled.Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support.Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Markis, Hannah, Devonte, Abigail, Jeremiah, and Sierra Hart—six beautiful black children, ranging in age from 12 to 19—were all adopted by Sarah and Jennifer Hart, both white. On Jen’s Facebook page, it looked as if they were the perfect blended family, even earning the nickname “Hart Tribe” from friends. Then, on March 26, 2018, the family’s GMC Yukon was found belly-up on the rocks below California’s Highway 1. The news of the murder-suicide shocked their friends and made national headlines, leaving many wondering what possibly led to the fatal crash. Could these lives have been saved? Broken Harts, a new podcast from Glamour and HowStuffWorks, investigates this question with more than 30 never-before-heard interviews. Cohosts and Glamour editors Justine Harman and Elisabeth Egan and reporter Lauren Smiley follow the family’s journey from South Dakota through Minnesota, Oregon, and Washington, and finally to that 100-foot cliff in California.
Rank #1: "Fear".
In March 2018, two white moms and their six black kids drive off a California cliff. What are they running from? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Rank #2: "Owies".
The trouble starts when a teacher notices a bruise on Hannah Hart's arm. It follows Jen and Sarah Hart across three states, to the blue house in Woodland, Washington, where they're supposed to get a fresh start. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers