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An apartment complex hosts a big Halloween party with themed rooms and costumed partygoers. By the end of the night one of the party’s hosts is murdered. And the partygoers are the main suspects in the eyes of the police: was it the guy in the devil mask, the guy dressed as Jesus, the bank robber, the construction worker? As a complex investigation winds its way through forensic evidence, witness testimony, DNA, and even a psychic, the police zero in on one suspect in particular -- but why? From Campside Media and Wondery, the makers of Chameleon and the Shrink Next Door, comes SUSPECT. Matthew Shaer and Eric Benson (Over My Dead Body) return to the scene of the crime to uncover what happened, and speak with everyone about a party that still haunts them a decade later. It’s a series about cutting-edge science and mislaid justice, race and policing, and the kinds of weighty choices that cops and prosecutors make every day. Choices that, once made, are difficult to reverse.

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An apartment complex hosts a big Halloween party with themed rooms and costumed partygoers. By the end of the night one of the party’s hosts is murdered. And the partygoers are the main suspects in the eyes of the police: was it the guy in the devil mask, the guy dressed as Jesus, the bank robber, the construction worker? As a complex investigation winds its way through forensic evidence, witness testimony, DNA, and even a psychic, the police zero in on one suspect in particular -- but why? From Campside Media and Wondery, the makers of Chameleon and the Shrink Next Door, comes SUSPECT. Matthew Shaer and Eric Benson (Over My Dead Body) return to the scene of the crime to uncover what happened, and speak with everyone about a party that still haunts them a decade later. It’s a series about cutting-edge science and mislaid justice, race and policing, and the kinds of weighty choices that cops and prosecutors make every day. Choices that, once made, are difficult to reverse.

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An apartment complex hosts a big Halloween party with themed rooms and costumed partygoers. By the end of the night one of the party’s hosts is murdered. And the partygoers are the main suspects in the eyes of the police: was it the guy in the devil mask, the guy dressed as Jesus, the bank robber, the construction worker? As a complex investigation winds its way through forensic evidence, witness testimony, DNA, and even a psychic, the police zero in on one suspect in particular -- but why? From Campside Media and Wondery, the makers of Chameleon and the Shrink Next Door, comes SUSPECT. Matthew Shaer and Eric Benson (Over My Dead Body) return to the scene of the crime to uncover what happened, and speak with everyone about a party that still haunts them a decade later. It’s a series about cutting-edge science and mislaid justice, race and policing, and the kinds of weighty choices that cops and prosecutors make every day. Choices that, once made, are difficult to reverse.

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Aug 17 2021

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The Halloween Party | 1

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The residents of the Valley View apartments organize a big costume party. Strangers come together. They argue and fight. They dance and drink. At times the party veers out of control. And when they wake up the next morning, one resident is dead.


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Aug 31 2021

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The Girl Upstairs | 2

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Arpana’s father hasn’t heard from her in days, so he asks a friend to check on her. What the friend finds will trouble him for years.


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Aug 31 2021

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Persons of Interest | 3

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The investigators weave the evidence into a tapestry of potential suspects. It could be anyone from a friend from Arpana’s motorcycle club to her next door neighbor.


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Sep 07 2021

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The Old Ways | 4

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Photos from the party give investigators a new lead: a party attendee who was a stranger to nearly everyone at the Valley View that night. What the police uncover make him the new prime suspect.

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Sep 14 2021

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The Break | 5

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Forensic analysts burrow through complicated DNA evidence using controversial new techniques. Whether it’s tips from a psychic or making sense of the DNA, clear answers are still hard to come by.


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Sep 21 2021

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Dead Time | 6

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Prosecutors file charges, and the accused lands a “bulldog” public defender. Soon, he’ll be questioning the very basis of the investigation.


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Sep 28 2021

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The Benefit of the Doubt | 7

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After years of waiting, the trial finally begins. Who will the jurors believe?


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Oct 05 2021

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Redux | 8

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With the arrival of a verdict, the legal team turns to Seattle’s most famous rapper, Macklemore, to step in and help fight for justice. As the accused enters the end of a decade in jail, a new trial looms.


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Oct 12 2021

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Haunted | 9

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Matt and the reporting team visit the various prime suspects again, including one person who did not expect to see them.


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Oct 19 2021

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Reporting Suspect | 10

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What happens next in the Arpana Jinaga murder case? Matt Shaer speaks with Matt Baglio, the host of the Wondery series Over My Dead Body: Fox Lake about what the series tells us about the American criminal justice system, what it felt like to visit the Valley View apartments and which interview was the most challenging.


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Oct 26 2021

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Introducing: Buried Bones

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Buried Bones is the new historical true crime podcast from the Exactly Right network. Each week, Buried Bones explores some of history’s most dramatic true crime cases from centuries ago. Using their individual expertise, journalist Kate Winkler Dawson and retired cold case investigator Paul Holes bring new insights to old mysteries, like the Lindbergh kidnapping, the assassination of President James Garfield, and the suspected murder of the founder of Rice University. wondery.fm/buriedbones-suspect

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Sep 14 2022

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Wondery Presents: The Generation Why Podcast

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The Generation Why Podcast released its first episode in 2012 and pioneered the true crime genre in the podcasting world. Two friends, Aaron & Justin, break down theories and give their opinions on unsolved murders, controversies, mysteries and conspiracies.

One of the longest running true crime podcasts out there, Generation Why has a little something for every true crime listener.

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Sep 26 2022

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