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Hell and Gone

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Now in its second season, Hell And Gone is a podcast from iHeartRadio and School of Humans that follows writer and private investigator Catherine Townsend as she investigates unsolved deaths in small-town Arkansas. This season, she dives into the mysterious death of Janie Ward, a 16-year-old high school student who died at a party in 1989 in Marshall, Arkansas. In the 30 years since her death, no one has been able to determine how she died even though there have been multiple investigations and her body has been autopsied three times. Season 1 investigated the cold-case murder of Rebekah Gould, a beautiful and popular college student who was killed in 2004.

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Now in its second season, Hell And Gone is a podcast from iHeartRadio and School of Humans that follows writer and private investigator Catherine Townsend as she investigates unsolved deaths in small-town Arkansas. This season, she dives into the mysterious death of Janie Ward, a 16-year-old high school student who died at a party in 1989 in Marshall, Arkansas. In the 30 years since her death, no one has been able to determine how she died even though there have been multiple investigations and her body has been autopsied three times. Season 1 investigated the cold-case murder of Rebekah Gould, a beautiful and popular college student who was killed in 2004.

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Absolutely Recommend!

By Sarah GS - Aug 12 2019
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The stories are captivating, and I love the format. Very well done!

Interesting ....

By NotSoHappyCamperII - Aug 11 2019
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But... jiminy crickets... clean up the phone interview audio

iTunes Ratings

2876 Ratings
Average Ratings
1850
409
190
195
232

Absolutely Recommend!

By Sarah GS - Aug 12 2019
Read more
The stories are captivating, and I love the format. Very well done!

Interesting ....

By NotSoHappyCamperII - Aug 11 2019
Read more
But... jiminy crickets... clean up the phone interview audio
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Hell and Gone

Updated 11 days ago

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Now in its second season, Hell And Gone is a podcast from iHeartRadio and School of Humans that follows writer and private investigator Catherine Townsend as she investigates unsolved deaths in small-town Arkansas. This season, she dives into the mysterious death of Janie Ward, a 16-year-old high school student who died at a party in 1989 in Marshall, Arkansas. In the 30 years since her death, no one has been able to determine how she died even though there have been multiple investigations and her body has been autopsied three times. Season 1 investigated the cold-case murder of Rebekah Gould, a beautiful and popular college student who was killed in 2004.

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!

Rank #1: S1E1: 14 Years Gone

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Catherine and her team arrive in the Arkansas Ozarks and retrace Rebekah’s steps on the last day she was seen alive. They meet Rebekah’s sister Danielle, her father Larry, and local journalist George Jared. For more on the case, visit hellandgonepodcast.com

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Oct 17 2018
46 mins
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Rank #2: S2E1: The Waiting Game

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Catherine returns to Arkansas to investigate the death of Janie Ward. Janie died mysteriously in 1989 at a party at a cabin on the backroads of Marshall, Arkansas. Catherine meets journalist Mike Masterson, who has written over 200 articles about Janie, along with Janie's mom, Mona, and her sister, Krystal. The Ward family gives Catherine a box of materials that Janie's late father Ron collected over the thirty years since her death. Catherine also gives an update on the Rebekah Gould case. 

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Jul 24 2019
42 mins
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Rank #3: S1E2: Dead in the Water

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Catherine and her team use old-fashioned detective work to uncover more details about the murder and to track down possible suspects. They meet with Rusty, owner and publisher of the local newspaper, and attempt to find Jesse, JB and Chris. For more on the case, visit hellandgonepodcast.com

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Oct 24 2018
42 mins
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Rank #4: S1E3: You Could Get a Good Swing

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Catherine and team dig into the nature of the murder weapon, the autopsy report and state of the body to get a clear picture of the injuries that killed Rebekah. They meet with journalist George Jared, Neurologist Adam Webb, and Conservationist Keith Bildstein as the hunt continues for Chris. For more on the case, visit hellandgonepodcast.com

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Oct 31 2018
45 mins
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Rank #5: S1E4: People Seem to Die Around Her

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Catherine starts to check suspects off her list and turns her focus to a mysterious woman who may have been involved, as well as a possible motive, She speaks with Rebekah's mother, Shirley, Jame Gorniak, a forensic entomologist, and a convicted double-murderer, Brian Bangs, For more on the case, visit hellandgonepodcast.com

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Nov 07 2018
44 mins
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Rank #6: S2E2: The Cabin in the Woods

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Catherine reconstructs the day leading up to the party using the Arkansas State Police case file on Janie's case but ends up with more questions than answers. The team also meets with an Arkansas legislator to see how to get Rebekah's Law passed.

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Jul 31 2019
41 mins
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Rank #7: S1E5: A Death Pact

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Catherine turns to local radio and social media to spread the word about Rebekah's murder - and the tips start to come in. She also investigates an anonymous letter sent to Rebekah's father, Larry Gould, containing details about her possible killer(s). Catherine has a handwriting analyst, Diane Peterson, put together a profile of the person who wrote it and local journalist AK Barnes shares her theories on the murder. For more on the case, visit hellandgonepodcast.com

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Nov 15 2018
45 mins
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Rank #8: S2E3: Botched

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Catherine dives into Janie's autopsy report and takes a look at the controversies surrounding the Arkansas State Crime Lab. 

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Aug 07 2019
37 mins
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Rank #9: S1E8: We're Not Stopping

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Catherine's efforts start to pay off in small but significant ways as local investigators begin taking another look at the facts of the case. Catherine meets with Holly Meyer, lead prosecutor, and speaks with journalist, George Jared, who relays some interesting information. For more on the case, visit hellandgonepodcast.com.

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Dec 12 2018
35 mins
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Rank #10: S1E6: No Comment

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Even though he was cleared as a suspect, Catherine turns her attention to Casey, Rebekah's boyfriend at the time of her murder. She surveys some of the people closest to Rebekah to get a better idea of the nature of their relationship including Rebekah's sister, Danielle, her father, Larry Gould, and friends and associates of Casey's as well. For more on the case, visit hellandgonepodcast.com

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Nov 21 2018
47 mins
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