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Your Own Backyard

A documentary podcast series investigating the 1996 disappearance of Cal Poly student, Kristin Smart.

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Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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Episode 03: Their Own Backyard

If Kristin Smart is dead, where did her body end up? Chris follows a trail left by a lost piece of evidence, and retraces Paul Flores’ movements in the years after.


14 Oct 2019

Rank #1

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Episode 02: The Only Suspect

Who is Paul Flores? Chris talks to women who knew him before he was the suspect in Kristin Smart's disappearance, and learns that none of them were surprised.


7 Oct 2019

Rank #2

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Episode 01: A Face On A Billboard

Who is Kristin Smart? Chris travels to Stockton to meet her parents, Stan and Denise, along with her friends, neighbors, and classmates.

1hr 21mins

30 Sep 2019

Rank #3

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Episode 07: The Iceberg

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office speaks.


29 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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Episode 06: Ongoing and Active

A newspaper publisher thinks he's found Kristin Smart, until he hits a brick wall.


11 Nov 2019

Rank #5