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MISSING is an award-winning podcast series, selected as one of iTunes' Best Podcasts of 2015. Hosted by best-selling crime writer Tim Weaver, the show investigates the world of missing people – who disappears, why they disappear, the pressures of life on the run, and who tracks them down – and charts the progression of a missing persons search. We follow Tim as he meets with leading experts from the worlds of investigation, surveillance, data, forensics, psychology, and technology. Each week on MISSING, he challenges them – and himself – with the ultimate question: is it really possible to disappear? New episodes are released on Thursday mornings. MISSING is a production of Kindred and Penguin Books.

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MISSING is an award-winning podcast series, selected as one of iTunes' Best Podcasts of 2015. Hosted by best-selling crime writer Tim Weaver, the show investigates the world of missing people – who disappears, why they disappear, the pressures of life on the run, and who tracks them down – and charts the progression of a missing persons search. We follow Tim as he meets with leading experts from the worlds of investigation, surveillance, data, forensics, psychology, and technology. Each week on MISSING, he challenges them – and himself – with the ultimate question: is it really possible to disappear? New episodes are released on Thursday mornings. MISSING is a production of Kindred and Penguin Books.

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85 Ratings
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More episodes please?

By marie8256 - Jul 03 2018
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Really interesting podcast. Wish there were more episodes!

Fascinating

By Marri0n3tt3 - May 12 2016
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Please make more episodes!

iTunes Ratings

85 Ratings
Average Ratings
46
19
9
3
8

More episodes please?

By marie8256 - Jul 03 2018
Read more
Really interesting podcast. Wish there were more episodes!

Fascinating

By Marri0n3tt3 - May 12 2016
Read more
Please make more episodes!
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MISSING

Updated 4 days ago

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MISSING is an award-winning podcast series, selected as one of iTunes' Best Podcasts of 2015. Hosted by best-selling crime writer Tim Weaver, the show investigates the world of missing people – who disappears, why they disappear, the pressures of life on the run, and who tracks them down – and charts the progression of a missing persons search. We follow Tim as he meets with leading experts from the worlds of investigation, surveillance, data, forensics, psychology, and technology. Each week on MISSING, he challenges them – and himself – with the ultimate question: is it really possible to disappear? New episodes are released on Thursday mornings. MISSING is a production of Kindred and Penguin Books.

Rank #1: Episode 03: Data Trail

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In a world of credit cards, online banking, mobile phones and social media, we’ve never been easier to trace and to follow. How can people disappear in a world where everything we do leaves digital footprints? Tim meets with Renate Samson, Chief Executive of Big Brother Watch, and Olivia Allison, director in KPMG’s corporate intelligence team. They describe the infinite ways in which we all leave a data trail, and who is it that can – and will – follow it.

Sep 17 2015

18mins

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Rank #2: Episode 04: You’re Being Watched

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The UK has one CCTV camera for every 14 people – and that’s just the beginning. Fingerprinting and facial recognition technologies are now found on everyday items, including our phones. This week, Tim investigates how people manage to disappear in a world where we're being recorded in increasingly advanced ways, and is joined by Clive Reedman, a leading expert in biometrics, and Renate Samson, Chief Executive of Big Brother Watch. They discuss the possibilities – and repercussions – of trying to hide in a world where cameras know your face.

Sep 23 2015

19mins

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Rank #3: Episode 05: Life On The Run

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What’s life like for someone that actually, successfully disappears? Is it glamorous, a heady cocktail of new identities and new experiences? Or is it a constant, grinding pressure, as you're isolated from your friends, family and - increasingly - the truth? This week, Tim is joined by journalist Quinn Norton, ‘digital hitman’ Frank M. Ahearn, and Dr Nigel Blackwood, as they describe the unique pressures of life on the run.

Sep 30 2015

20mins

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Rank #4: Episode 06: History

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Tim takes a unique, behind the scenes tour of the Crime Museum of Scotland Yard, accompanied by Jackie Keily, curator of the Museum of London. From spies to serial killers, the Museum contains the artifacts and stories of those that have disappeared throughout history. What lessons can we learn from their successes - and their mistakes?

Oct 07 2015

25mins

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Rank #5: Episode 11: On the Run - Part 2

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In this special two-part conclusion to MISSING, Tim Weaver continues his life as one of the disappeared. Four days after he walked out the front door, the tension of life off the grid is mounting. What’s life like without human contact, no technology, and the pressure of being pursued? Plus: when the adventure ends, Tim discusses his experience – including all the surveillance he never saw - with Renate Samson, Chief Executive of Big Brother Watch.

Aug 03 2016

32mins

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