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Best Case Worst Case

We take you behind police lines. Former FBI profiler Jim Clemente & former federal prosecutor Francey Hakes get unparalleled access to law enforcement officers, looking back at their most memorable cases – for better or for worse.

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148 | The Littlest Witness

A veteran prosecutor experiences hyper vigilance fighting to convict a man who killed his wife in front of their young son.  Murder or Accident?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

34mins

25 Oct 2019

Rank #1

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122 | Worst Case Scenario: The Delphi Murders

Two girls were brutally murdered in a small town while hiking on a trail.  Who could have done it?  Police spoke directly to the murderer in a press conference. The team breaks down the evidence and profiles the killer and the actions of the police.Thanks to our sponsors this week: ADT Security and FabFitFun!Visit adt.com/podcast to learn more about how ADT can design and install a secure smart home just for you.Go to https://fabfitfun.com/ to sign-up and start getting the box for a life well-lived! Use promo code CASE to get $10 off your first box.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

36mins

26 Apr 2019

Rank #2

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151 | An Accidental Drug Mule

How a school teaching geologist became the go-to mule for South American drug cartelsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

36mins

15 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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2 | What really happened in the Amadou Diallo case?

The tragic case of Amadou Diallo still haunts Jim Clemente former profiler and prosecutor. What really happened that led NYPD Safe Street Crime Unit Cops to unleash a hail of police gunfire at Diallo on that fateful night in the Bronx? New to Best Case Worst Case? Subscribe today: https://smarturl.it/BestCaseThank you to our sponsors:Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/BestCaseWe'd like to hear your opinion! please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey. And if you like the show please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

39mins

9 Jun 2017

Rank #4

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153 | A Very Personal Tragedy

A dear friend of Jim's dies in the Red Sea in a suspicious boat fire. Was it an accident or a crime?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

32mins

29 Nov 2019

Rank #5

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4 | An Inside View of the Casey Anthony Case from the FBI Agent still Haunted by It

FBI Agent Nick Savage is haunted by the murder of little Cayley Anthony and the woman who got away with it: her mother.New to Best Case Worst Case? Subscribe today: https://smarturl.it/BestCaseThank you to our sponsors:Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/BestCaseWe'd like to hear your opinion! please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey. And if you like the show please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.New to Best Case Worst Case? Subscribe today: https://smarturl.it/BestCaseThank you to our sponsors:Zip Recruiter - Learn how to hire smarter and browse the most extensive job boards here: www.Ziprecruiter.com/BestCaseWe'd like to hear your opinion! please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/survey. And if you like the show please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

40mins

20 Jun 2017

Rank #6

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106 | Taken

A parent’s worst nightmare: 7 year old Danielle’s parents awake to find her missing from her bed. Where is she? Will the FBI BAU and law enforcement’s race to find her have a happy ending?Thanks to our sponsor this week: Quip!Go to http://getquip.com/bestcase to get your first refill pack FREE with a Quip electric toothbrush.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

47mins

4 Jan 2019

Rank #7

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64 | A Clear Case of Murder? Forensics Proves Key to Manner of Death

A man stabbed to death on federal land seems to represent a clear case of murder, but was it really?Subscribe today so you don't miss an episode: http://www.wondery.com/shows/bestcaseworstcase.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

30mins

27 Apr 2018

Rank #8

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113 | Dead Mountain Mystery

Hikers on Dead Mountain are found dead, with violent injuries all over their bodies. What happened? Murder? A dogged documentarian and New York Times bestselling author trekked all the way to Siberia for answers.Thanks to our sponsors this week: CareOf and FabFitFun!For 50% off your first month of personalized vitamins, visit https://takecareof.com/ and enter promo code BESTCASE50.Go to https://fabfitfun.com/ to sign-up and start getting the box for a life well-lived! Use promo code CASE to get $10 off your first boxSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

34mins

22 Feb 2019

Rank #9

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78 | Worst Case Scenario: The Staircase on Netflix

Is it a best case or a worst case? The whole team, Jim, Francey, Bobby, and Maureen break down the case against Michael Peterson as depicted on Netflix’s series The Staircase. Kathleen Peterson was found dead at the bottom of staircase. What happened? This docu-series brings us behind the scenes and our team dissects it. What does Peterson’s behavior tell Jim? What does the bloody scene suggest to Maureen? What investigative steps should have been done from Bobby’s perspective? And how was the trial conducted in Francey’s opinion? Subscribe today so you don't miss an episode: wondery.com/shows/bestcaseworstcase.Thanks to our sponsor this week: Somebody's Daughter!Somebody's Daughter is the new psychological thriller by bestselling author David Bell. It's available July 10​th​, and you can start reading an excerpt of this twist-filled ride now at ​prh.com/davidbell​.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

33mins

27 Jul 2018

Rank #10

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38 | Alone In Their Crib: The System Fails Twin Boys

Parents in a drug abuse fog nearly kill their twin babies.Subscribe today so you don't miss an episode: http://www.wondery.com/shows/bestcaseworstcaseThank you to our sponsors at Simple Contacts! Go to simplecontacts.com/bestcase and enter code BESTCASE at checkout to save $30 on your first order.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

37mins

4 Dec 2017

Rank #11

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85 | Nancy Grace and The Case That Haunts Her

A 30 year old unsolved murder of a little boy still haunts Nancy Grace. Who killed Chuckie Mauk?Subscribe today so you don't miss an episode: wondery.com/shows/bestcaseworstcase.Thanks to our sponsor this week, ZipRecruiter! Go to https://www.ziprecruiter.com/bestcase to try it for free!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

30mins

24 Aug 2018

Rank #12

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132 | Worst Case Scenario:  Mackenzie Lueck

Mackenzie Lueck vanished from the airport in Salt Lake City. What happened? Did forensics solve the case?Thanks to our sponsor this week: HelloFresh!For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go to hellofresh.com/bestcase80 and enter BESTCASE80.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

44mins

5 Jul 2019

Rank #13

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123 | Worst Case Scenario: The Delphi Murders (Part 2)

Two girls were brutally murdered in a small town while hiking on a trail.  Who could have done it?  Police spoke directly to the murderer in a press conference. The team breaks down the evidence and profiles the killer and the actions of the police.Thanks to our sponsors this week: ADT Security, Best Fiends and OpenFit!Visit adt.com/podcast to learn more about how ADT can design and install a secure smart home just for you.Solve thousands of fun puzzles and collect tons of cute characters in Best Fiends. Available for FREE on the Apple App Store and Google Play.Text bcwc to 303030 to get a 30-day free trial with OpenFit.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

32mins

3 May 2019

Rank #14

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133 | Worst Case Scenario: Jeffrey Epstein

Jeffrey Epstein skated responsibility in Florida for what looked like a wide-ranging commercial sex trafficking scheme involving children. A decade later, he is facing new charges in New York. Will he skate again?Thanks to our sponsors this week: Pretty Litter and Quip!Make the switch to Pretty Litter, and get 20% off your first order! Visit http://prettylitter.com and use promo code BESTCASE.Go to http://getquip.com/bestcase to get your first refill pack FREE with a Quip electric toothbrush.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

39mins

12 Jul 2019

Rank #15

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79 | Worst Case Scenario: The Staircase on Netflix (Part 2)

Is it a best case or a worst case? The whole team, Jim, Francey, Bobby, and Maureen break down the case against Michael Peterson as depicted on Netflix’s series The Staircase. Kathleen Peterson was found dead at the bottom of staircase. What happened? This docu series brings us behind the scenes and our team dissects it. What does Peterson’s behavior tell Jim? What does the bloody scene suggest to Maureen? What investigative steps should have been done from Bobby’s perspective? And how was the trial conducted in Francey’s opinion?  Subscribe today so you don't miss an episode: wondery.com/shows/bestcaseworstcase.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

43mins

3 Aug 2018

Rank #16

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62 | Ice Cold Killer: FBI Dive Team Searches for a Brutal Killer’s Victim

An Icy Grave calls out the FBI Dive Team to try and recover a girl from where her killer put her.Subscribe today so you don't miss an episode: http://www.wondery.com/shows/bestcaseworstcase.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

25mins

13 Apr 2018

Rank #17

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63 | Ice Cold Killer Part Two: FBI Dive Team Searches for a Brutal Killer’s Victim

An Icy Grave calls out the FBI Dive Team to try and recover a girl from where her killer put her.Subscribe today so you don't miss an episode: http://www.wondery.com/shows/bestcaseworstcase.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

30mins

20 Apr 2018

Rank #18

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66 | Relentless: Paul Holes & the Golden State Killer Live from CrimeCon

Live from CrimeCon Paul Holes discusses #behindpolicelines details about his relentless pursuit of the Golden State Killer over decades.Subscribe today so you don't miss an episode: http://www.wondery.com/shows/bestcaseworstcase.We want to get to know you better! Help us out and support the show by going to wondery.com/survey and filling it out.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

26mins

8 May 2018

Rank #19

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89 | The Kavanaugh Abuse Allegation: Wrongfully or Credibly Accused?

Judge Brett Kavanaugh might become a Supreme Court Justice but Dr. Christine Ford has accused him of attacking her in high school in the 80s. How can we decide who is likely telling the truth?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

29mins

21 Sep 2018

Rank #20