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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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Great Podcast

By Italoturco - Oct 15 2019
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I appreciate how respectful the Small Town Dicks team is about the cases and the victims they cover in these crimes. It’s obvious that they care. This is one of my favorite true crime podcasts. To the hosts: Dan, Dave, and Yeardley, keep up the good work!

Justice for Zibby

By Jasondadaddy - Oct 15 2019
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This started as a great podcast, one of my favorite true crime podcasts in fact, but with all the drama surrounding Zibby getting forced out and the quality of the episodes plummeting I will be unsubscribing.

iTunes Ratings

2902 Ratings
Average Ratings
2627
116
43
36
80

Great Podcast

By Italoturco - Oct 15 2019
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I appreciate how respectful the Small Town Dicks team is about the cases and the victims they cover in these crimes. It’s obvious that they care. This is one of my favorite true crime podcasts. To the hosts: Dan, Dave, and Yeardley, keep up the good work!

Justice for Zibby

By Jasondadaddy - Oct 15 2019
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This started as a great podcast, one of my favorite true crime podcasts in fact, but with all the drama surrounding Zibby getting forced out and the quality of the episodes plummeting I will be unsubscribing.

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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.

Rank #1: 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 #2: 1: Zero Hour

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Capt. Terri returns to Small Town Dicks with a case that involves the same home where Billy, from S4 E11’s Bitter End, lived. This time she finds three young children alone in the house who say their older sister is missing and their parents are lying dead upstairs. Beyond that, the kids aren’t talking. So Capt. Terri gets to work putting the pieces together. 
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. 

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Sep 13 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #3: 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

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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

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Rank #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: 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 #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: 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 #11: 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

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Rank #12: 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 #13: 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

44mins

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Rank #14: 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 #15: 13: The Classifieds (Part 1)

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Part 1/2: If you’re a teenager and you runaway from home your #1 priority is likely survival. Any promise to put a roof over your head and make sure you’re safe would surely feel like a relief. Until you realize that those promises come at a cost that’s higher than you ever imagined. Detective Curt leads us deep into the grimy underworld of sex trafficking right here in Small Town, USA. This case contains phone calls with some of the victims. We have digitally manipulated their voices to further their identities.

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Detective Curt Detective Curt has been in law enforcement for more than 15 years. In 2008 he was assigned as a detective to work narcotics, gang enforcement, sex trafficking and Violent Crimes. He is currently serving as a detective on the Special Investigations Unit.

May 11 2018

46mins

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Rank #16: 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 #17: 7: Keep Out

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Emma was a 24 year-old woman who had recently become engaged and was renting a room at her friend, Bill’s, house when Doug showed up. Doug was Bill’s cousin and had been given permission to stay, temporarily, in the detached garage. He was a heavy drug user with a criminal record, and he gave Emma the creeps. That was just one of the reasons Bill had made it clear to Doug that he was not allowed in the main house where Emma was living. But Doug didn’t listen.

Special Guests

Detective Kyle has been a law enforcement officer for 13 years.  He is currently a Narcotics Detective and a member of SWAT.

Detective George has been in law enforcement for over 20 years. 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.

Sep 29 2017

45mins

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Rank #18: 4: Wolf

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WARNING: The subject matter of this case is sensitive and graphic. It is not suitable for young listeners. Joseph and Valerie head out of town for a weekend getaway, leaving their two children – ages 9 and 7 – in the care of a close family member. But just a half hour after leaving town, Valerie realizes they forgot something at the house. They decide to turn around and go back for it. It’s then that Joseph walks in the front door and comes face-to-face with a parent’s worst nightmare… 

Oct 12 2018

58mins

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Rank #19: 8: Thurston Part 1: A High School Shooting

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(Part 1/2) This is the Thurston School shooting through the eyes of the Springfield police officer who was first on the scene that morning, as well as one of the detectives who arrived minutes later to help process the carnage. We also sit down for a rare interview with one of the students who survived being shot that day.

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Officer Donnie was a police officer in Springfield, Oregon for almost 12 years. While he was there he spent three years on the SWAT team, two years as an auto theft detective, and two years as an undercover narcotics detective. In 1998, he was a first responder to the Thurston High School shooting and assisted with taking the shooter into custody. In 1999, he was awarded the City of Springfield and the State of Oregon Medal of Honor for his actions during a critical incident in the line of duty. He retired from law enforcement in 2007.

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.

Nov 16 2018

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Rank #20: 2: Breach

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Detective Rich takes us into the world of online gaming where a shadowy, vindictive prank known as “swatting” leads to ruined lives and even murder. Guest: Detective Rich.

Mar 22 2019

55mins

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