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Thin Air Podcast


A true-crime podcast dedicated to investigating missing persons cases from around the world.

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Episode 40 - Darwin Vest (Part 2)

Mar 28 • 01:04:40

Episode 39 - Darwin Vest (Part 1)

Mar 15 • 47:00
Darwin K. Vest was known for his brilliant insight and scientific mind. In the 80's, he conducted a famous study about Hobo Spiders which changed how the arachnid was perceived. But when Darwin went missing in the early morning hours of June 2nd, 1999, his work would forever remain unfinished.

That night, Darwin had been drinking in downtown Idaho Falls, Idaho, where he liv...

Episode 38 - Paul J. Fronczak

Feb 27 • 54:13
April 26th, 1964. Dora and Chester Fronczak are at Chicago's Michael Reese Hospital after giving birth to their first child, a son named Paul. Around 9:30 a.m., a woman - who Dora assumed was a nurse, entered the room, looked at Paul and left. 4 hours later, around 1:50 p.m., the same woman entered again, this time claiming that the baby was needed for an examination in th...

Episode 37 - Joann Hakes

Feb 13 • 41:45
In January of 2015, 42-year-old Joann Hakes went missing from Afton, Wyoming. She had been living at the Silver Stream Lodge with her boyfriend, a man named Ronald Weerheim. On the night of January 3rd, Joann and Ronald were drinking at the bar on the property of the Silver Stream. According to Ron, Joann was drunk and making a scene, so they left. Once outside, Joann got ...

Episode 36 - Shawn Dickerson

Feb 1 • 46:06
Around 11 a.m. on Dec. 2nd, 2011, 23-year-old Shawn Dickerson left his San Francisco house in a hurry -- his roommate and friend, Anjuli, thought he was late for work at Rolo, a men's clothing store. But rather than going to work, it appears that Shawn went for a walk around town, taking a series of photos to chronicle his day. The photos were uploaded to his Facebook pag...

Episode 35 - Wanda Lemons (Part 2)

Dec 19 • 48:32
Last week, we discussed the disappearance of Wanda Lemons in the context of the other missing and deceased women of Chillicothe. But Megan, Wanda's daughter, argued that her mother's case was unrelated to the other women - that, despite having a similar past to the women, that her case hits much closer to home. That her disappearance was personal.

In today's episode, Jorda...

Episode 34 - Wanda Lemons (Part 1)

Dec 12 • 47:56
38-year-old Wanda Lemons went missing in Chillicothe, Ohio on or around November 4th, 2014. Her case is one of six women who either went missing or were found dead in Chillicothe between May of 2014 and June of 2015. These stories quickly gained national attention, and many people thought that their cases were connected. 

In today's episode of Thin Air, we devote the first ...

Episode 33 - Jesse Ross

Nov 28 • 56:53
19-year-old Jesse Ross was visiting Chicago while attending a model UN conference with teammates from the University of Missouri - Kansas City.  Around 2 am on November 21st, 2006, Jesse is called to an emergency meeting of the UN conference's security council. At this point in the evening, Jesse had been to a dance and a party at the hotel where the conference was being h...

Episode 32 - Steven Allen Davis

Oct 30 • 46:25
Halloween, 1986. 23 year old Steven Allen Davis clocked out of work in downtown San Francisco, California. He has never been seen or heard from since. A year prior to his disappearance, Steve asked his mother Rosetta what she would do if he just vanished one day: this made his family believe he took off on his own, but would show up again when he was ready. But that day ne...

Episode 31 - Nancy Paulikas

Oct 10 • 01:18:44
On October 15th, 2016, 55 year old Nancy Paulikas visited the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, also known as LACMA, with her husband Kirk and some other family members. The year before, Nancy was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease. She had severe dementia and had problems communicating, and by October of 2016, caring for her was Kirk's full time job.

The trip t...

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