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The Fall Line

True-crime • Society-and-culture

The Fall Line is a deep-dive true-crime podcast focused on missing people, unsolved homicides, and unidentified persons whose cold cases have gotten little—if any—media attention. Through narrative storytelling, primary and archival research, and expert and family interviews, The Fall LineRead more

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Reframing the Victims of Jack the Ripper

Nov 17 • 51:03

In over a century’s worth of investigation into the unsolved murders attributed to the unknown killer called “Jack the Ripper,” little real attention has been paid to the five canonical victims--they’ve been treated as objects for dissection, not human beings with full lives....

The Murder of Wilma June Nissen Part 2 : A Name For Her Grave

Nov 10 • 43:22

The identification of the Lyon County Jane Doe as Wilma June Nissen was only the first step in unraveling a complex crime; once her identity was known, investigators began to piece together who had left her in a ditch along Iowa’s Highway 182, in 1978--and why. ...

Introducing Operator

Nov 8 • 07:41

During the 1-900 number craze of the Nineties, one company provided the vast majority of phone sex. American Telnet was an empire founded by the man who called himself “The Telephone Pimp.” He ran the company “like General Motors” and got filthy rich doing it. But for the (mostly) women who answered the calls and delivered fantasies 24-7, it was a different story. The powe...

The Murder of Wilma June Nissen Part 1: There Are No Strangers Here

Nov 3 • 45:51

In October of 1978, when the body of an unknown woman was discovered off a highway in rural Iowa, local authorities had no idea it would take 28 years to identify the victim—or that her identification would also connect them to a daughter, determined to solve her mother’s murder. ...

Cold Case Project

Oct 20 • 47:16

We dive into Georgia and South Carolina’s cold cases with investigative reporter Renetta DuBose, whose grandmother’s unsolved murder is the driving force behind her own passion to help solve the Southeast’s forgotten cases. ...

Two Hundred Year-Old Bones: The Cadaver Dogs — Part 2

Oct 13 • 49:57

We continue to explore the fascinating world of K-9 cadaver, search and rescue missions–both training and the ins and outs of how the dogs work in the field–with one of the nation’s leading experts, Trace Sargent....

Introducing Over My Dead Body: Fox Lake

Oct 11 • 06:46

A small town cop known as “GI Joe” is gunned down in a swamp in the summer of 2015 and quickly becomes a martyr in the national media. But when a dogged investigator and his team set out to get justice, they uncover unsettling secrets about Joe, the local police department, and the village of Fox Lake. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Dr. Death comes th...

Cadaver Dogs: K-9 Search & Rescue — Part 1

Oct 6 • 52:09

We explore the fascinating world of K-9 cadaver, search and rescue missions–both training and the ins and outs of how the dogs work in the field–with one of the nation’s leading experts, Trace Sargent....

Introducing This Is Actually Happening

Sep 28 • 09:14

What would you do if a singular moment changed your life forever? This is Actually Happening is a weekly podcast from Wondery that features extraordinary life-changing stories told by the people who lived them. We’ve all had powerful moments in our lives that have given us the feeling of, “Nothing is ever going to be the same.” This is Actually Happening explores these mom...

The Atlanta Lover’s Lane Murders: Killer Profile — Part 3

Sep 22 • 46:49

In 1977--before the Atlanta Child Murders would grip the city--an unknown gunman stalked Atlanta's parks, looking for couples who'd sought the privacy of unofficial 'lover's lanes.' Between January and March, he killed three people and critically wounded three more. ...

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