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True crime podcasting often forgets that, underneath the gore and sensationalism, there are real people, real families, and real justice waiting to be served. 
The Fall Line® is an antidote to that oversight - focused on ethical, deep-dive coverage of missing people, unsolved homicides, and unidentified persons called John and Jane Does. 
We present carefully crafted true crime stories, thorough research and in-depth interviews with families, law enforcement, and experts. And we bring calls to action, so engaged true crime listeners can do their part to resolve cold cases.
Join us to learn about victims and survivors you’ve never heard of. . . and why their cases were ignored in the first place.
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Nina Gilden Seavey was twelve on May 5, 1970, the day an Air Force building in St. Louis burned to the ground. Her dad represented a young man accused of the crime: Howard Mechanic. Facing serious federal time, Howard went on the run and became one of the longest-running fugitives in U.S. history. As an adult, Nina picked up the trail. What ever happened to Howard Mechanic? This eight-part series is the tangled story of her search for answers. Hundreds of Freedom of Information requests. Hundreds of thousands of pages of documents. FBI surveillance and confidential informants. Cold War spies, conspiracy theories and the murder of a civil rights icon. And the sacrifices America makes in the name of national security. https://www.audacy.com/podcasts/my-fugitive-49438 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
When a shocking crime occurs, people ask “WHY?” Was it about power, ego, or revenge? On KILLER PSYCHE, retired FBI criminal profiler Candice DeLong draws on her decades of experience to reveal why these murderers and criminals committed these acts. She will reveal fascinating new details about what drove these people, including cases she worked on first-hand. Candice has been called the FBI’s “real-life Clarice Starling,” and she will share specific psychological methods and profiling techniques that experts use to understand the deepest part of the most complex, fascinating, and twisted minds, from the Unabomber to Dr. Death to El Chapo. Listen to Killer Psyche: wondery.fm/KP_TheFallLine  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Paolo is a smart and handsome surgeon, renowned for his ability to perform surgeries that transform his patients’ lives. When television producer Benita covers him for a story, he’ll transform her life too, but not in the ways she expects. As Benita crosses professional lines to be with him, she learns how far Paolo will go to protect his secrets. And halfway around the world, four doctors at a prestigious medical institute make shocking discoveries of their own that call everything into question. From Wondery comes Season Three of the hit podcast, Dr. Death. MIRACLE MAN tells the story of a globe-trotting surgeon who seduces the medical world, and sweeps one woman off her feet. Hosted by Laura Beil. Listen to Dr. Death Season 3: Miracle Man: http://wondery.fm/DDS3_TheFallLine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Introducing Suspect

Introducing Suspect

2021-08-3107:29

A big Halloween party at an apartment complex in Redmond, Washington. Themed rooms and costumed partygoers. But by the end of the party, one of the hosts is dead. The police look to the partiers as the prime suspects: was it the guy in the devil mask, the bank robber, the construction worker? As investigators comb through forensic evidence, witness testimony, DNA, and even consult with a psychic, they zero in on one suspect in particular. But for what reason? Host and reporter Matthew Shaer (Over My Dead Body) returns to the scene of the crime, speaks with everyone about a night that still haunts them years later. It’s a series about race and policing, mislaid justice, cutting-edge science, and the kinds of weighty choices that cops and prosecutors make every day -- choices that, once made, are difficult to reverse. Listen to SUSPECT: http://wondery.fm/Suspect_TheFallLine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Introducing 9/12

Introducing 9/12

2021-09-0907:48

How did 9/11 the day become 9/11 the idea? That question drives award-winning host Dan Taberski (Missing Richard Simmons, Running From COPS, The Line) to shift his focus to what happened on 9/12, and every day after that. 9/12 is a poignant, surprising, and surprisingly funny seven episode series about people who wake up on 9/12 having to navigate a new, radically altered world. A teenager gets caught up in an out-of-control conspiracy theory that he helped start. A Pakistani business owner finds hundreds of his Brooklyn neighbors are disappearing. Joke-writers at The Onion must figure out just how soon is “too soon”? 9/12 asks what it all means. We know what happened on 9/11. But what happened on 9/12 to alter our memory and our perspective forever? Listen to 9/12: http://wondery.fm/9_12_TheFallLine All seven episodes of 9/12 are available to stream now on Amazon Music or Wondery+. Episodes will release weekly everywhere starting September 8th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 moments head-on. These immersive, gripping stories will have you on the edge of your seat, waiting to hear what will happen next. This is just a preview of This is Actually Happening, but you can listen to the full episode at wondery.fm/TIAH_FallLine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 the third season of Over My Dead Body: Fox Lake. Hosted by Matt Baglio. Listen to Over My Dead Body: http://wondery.fm/FL_TheFallLine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
You’ll want to hear what’s happening in the cases of Julie Doe, Christmas Doe, and Dennis Doe, and check out a new presentation of the Jenkins County Jane Doe. Releases start July 13th, 2022. Pre order Laurah’s book LAY THEM TO REST: https://www.hachettebooks.com/titles/laurah-norton/lay-them-to-rest/9780306828805/   Submit a case to The Fall Line: https://www.thefalllinepodcast.com/case-submissions   Join us on Patreon to support the billboard and therapy funds: https://www.patreon.com/thefalllinepodcast 2022 All Rights Reserved The Fall Line Podcast, LLC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Texas a known for being tough on crime and those who commit it. Or at least the ones who get caught. There are 10s of 1000s of unsolved homicides in Texas and nearly as many open missing persons cases. Every week, Gone Cold Podcast - Texas True Crime presents in-depth accounts of unsolved murders and missing persons cases throughout the lone star state, concentrating on lesser known cases that the media has long left behind. Cases like the recently solved 1974 abduction and murder of Fort Worth High School student Carla Walker and the 1968 Massacre at Loma Alta, where the entire Arellano family was slaughtered by a depraved killer, to the 2008 Port Aransas Killing of Christopher Tiensch, a whistleblower whose choice to do the right thing might have cost him his life. This is a preview of Gone Cold's coverage of the 1994 sexual assault and murder of 16-year-old Trellis “Tree” Sykes, an all-star track and basketball player at her high school, located in the most impoverished and crime-ridden neighborhood in Houston – Sunnyside. When the perpetrator of a series of heinous and ultra-violent sexual assaults was apprehended years after Tree’s slaying, it was thought to be the break detectives needed. But the Trellis “Tree” Sykes case remains unsolved. As you’re listening, join Gone Cold's mission to bring these forgotten cases back into the public’s awareness by subscribing to Gone Cold Podcast - Texas True Crime wherever you listen to podcasts. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts and connect with Gone Cold: https://twitter.com/gonecoldpodcast https://www.facebook.com/gonecoldpodcast/ Sponsors: -Go to FunctionofBeauty.com/FALLLINE to take your Hair Goals quiz, and you’ll save 25% on your first order. -Go to Framebridge.com and use promo code FALLLINE to save an additional 15% off your first order. -Sign up today at butcherbox.com/FALLLINE to get two, 10 oz New York strip steaks and 8 oz of lobster claw and knuckle meat FREE in your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to Season Two of Gone South, the Edward R. Murrow-Award winning documentary podcast from C13Originals. Starting in the early sixties, a rag-tag confederation of traveling criminals known as The Dixie Mafia terrorized every state from Georgia to Oklahoma. Its hundreds of members, unofficially headquartered in Biloxi, Mississippi, specialized in scams, heists and murder. Their ringleader — the estranged son of a prominent Oklahoma politician — was a skilled and charismatic outlaw named Kirksey Nix. When Nix was sentenced to life in prison at Angola for a murder he committed in New Orleans, The Dixie Mafia was thought to be extinct. But fifteen years later, a sitting criminal court judge named Vincent Sherry and his wife Margaret, a mayoral candidate for the city of Biloxi, were assassinated. As the case ran cold, authorities were forced to confront a disturbing reality: the reign of Kirksey Nix and The Dixie Mafia was far from over. Gone South is a creation and production of Peabody-nominated C13Originals, a Cadence13 studio, in association with Jed and Tom Lipinski. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This is an excerpt from Murder, She Told podcast’s special two-part series, The Incredible Life of Tot Harriman. In July of 2001, 57-year-old Tot Harriman and her car vanished without a trace on Highway 35 between Houston and her destination of Corpus Christi. Her son fought tooth and nail to keep his mom’s case in spotlight— to make people care… but without clues pointing to an answer, the attention on Tot’s case tapered off, and the trail eventually went cold. To this day, her case remains unsolved. But Tot had an incredible life, and a bright legacy that still shines today through her family, the communities she helped build… and it’s a story that deserves to be heard. To understand where Tot was in her life at the moment she vanished, you have to understand her journey to get there. This is a story of survival, love, and the strength of the human spirit. This is The Incredible Life of Tot Harriman on Murder, She Told. Part one: https://www.murdershetold.com/episodes/tot-harriman Part two: https://www.murdershetold.com/episodes/tot-harriman-2 Connect and find your platform: https://www.murdershetold.com/connect Pre order Laurah’s book LAY THEM TO REST: https://www.hachettebooks.com/titles/laurah-norton/lay-them-to-rest/9780306828805/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Introducing (part of) The Fall Line team’s second podcast, One Strange Thing, where we search the nation’s news archives for stories that can’t quite be explained. One Strange Thing unfolds regional tales of the mysterious, the paranormal, the unexplainable, and the delightfully weird. In this episode clip, we consider that, perhaps some people are born lucky. . . and then there are others, who have singular experiences that can be described as, well, miracles. That seems to have been the case for fifteen people in a small Nebraska town in 1950.  To hear the rest of the episode, head over to One Strange Thing, wherever you listen:  Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-choir/id1526579247?i=1000565488253 Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/episode/1SxcHDdENi93stUDbb6ujv?si=3Z32mRu6QJKY8HLD0l6m5A Sources on our website: https://www.onestrangethingpodcast.com/ Join us on Patreon for early release and ad-free episodes, exclusive stories, and bonus episodes: https://www.patreon.com/OneStrangeThing Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/OSTPod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onestrangethingpod/  and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/One-Strange-Thing-114307627035607 Written and Hosted by Laurah Norton Researched by Michaela Morrill with additional research by Laurah Norton  Engineered and Scored by Chaes Gray  Produced and Script-edited by Maura Currie  Copyright One Strange Thing Podcast LLC 2022 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
At 3:30PM on August 15th, 2016, a call came in to police in Bessemer City, North Carolina, that would set off a chain of events that shook the community to its very core. William Joseph McCullen, who was tasked with caring for his girlfriend’s three-year-old daughter, Jordyn Dumont, reported that she had gone missing. McCullen’s story was that he had put Jordyn down for a nap and then dozed off himself, only to wake up to an open front door and no sign of Jordyn. As detectives dug deeper into the case, it became clear that that Jordyn’s disappearance was only the tip of the iceberg… The investigation would expose a troubling pattern of neglect and abuse, raising serious questions about the role of law enforcement and social services and the devastating consequences that can occur when they fail to do their jobs. Sources: https://morbidology.com/morbidology-podcast/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On April 25th, 1971, 13-year-old Carol Spinks mysteriously disappeared from her neighborhood in southeast Washington D.C. Six days later, her body was discovered off a nearby freeway. Investigators assumed this was a one-off murder. Little did they know, Carol was the first victim of D.C.'s first serial killer. For more episodes, follow the show at apple.co/freewayphantom or at http://freeway-phantom.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The trial of Raynella Leath is unlike anything Erin Moriarty has covered before. It all began in 2003 with a frantic call to 911 when Raynella found her second husband David Leath dead of a single gunshot wound and called 911 to report it as a suicide. However, his autopsy said otherwise, and 14 years later, Raynella stood in court for his murder. Hear the beginning of Raynella Leath’s story and how the widow’s web begins to unravel. This is the first episode of Married to Death from My Life of Crime with Erin Moriarty, available wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes on Wednesdays. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tristan Redman is a journalist who doesn’t believe in ghosts. But weird things happened in his teenage bedroom – weirder than normal. When, years later, he discovers subsequent occupants of his family home say they have been visited by the ghost of a faceless woman, he’s curious. It just so happens that the house Tristan grew up in is right next door to the house where his wife’s great grandmother, Naomi Dancy, was murdered – killed by two gunshots to the face. Could there be a connection? Tristan decides to investigate and soon finds himself where no son-in-law should ever be: delving deep into his wife’s family history asking questions no-one wants answered.   Wondery and Pineapple Street Studios present Ghost Story — a seven-part podcast series about family secrets, overwhelming coincidence, and the things that come back to haunt us.   Follow Ghost Story on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can binge all episodes of Ghost Story ad-free right now by joining Wondery Plus. Listen now: Wondery.fm/GS_TFL
Unsafe Spaces is a serialized podcast that explores crimes that corrupt and exploit the places we’re meant to feel the safest; be it our churches, the gay community, or even our own homes. The first season, Tampa’s Missing Men, focuses on a series of disappearances and murders within Tampa’s gay community, and possibly beyond—and the two gay men who were committing some of Florida’s most heinous crimes with shocking impunity.   From creator Josh Hallmark comes season one of Unsafe Spaces: Tampa’s Missing Men. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.   
From Wondery, and hosted by Laura Beil - The new season of Dr. Death, BAD MAGIC is a story of miraculous cures, magic and murder.   When a charismatic young doctor announces revolutionary treatments for cancer and HIV, patients from around the world turn to him for their last chance. As medical experts praise Serhat Gumrukcu’s genius, the company he co-founded rockets in value to over half a billion dollars. But when a team of researchers makes a startling discovery, they begin to suspect the brilliant doctor is hiding a secret.   You can listen to Dr. Death: Bad Magic exclusively and ad-free by subscribing to Wondery+ in the Wondery App or on Apple Podcasts.  https://wondery.app.link/DRDS2_FL
Listeners: We're excited to share news about a new show that we think you'll love. Media Pressure Season One: The Untold Story of Maura Murray premieres on Monday, February 5th, 2024. Follow now in your favorite podcast player to be the first to hear new episodes: https://link.chtbl.com/RtW5rK0P For more information about the show and the case of Maura Murray, visit MediaPressure.com or MauraMurrayMissing.org.
The wives and daughters of Dubai’s ruler live in unbelievable luxury. So why do the women in Sheikh Mohammed’s family keep trying to run away? The New Yorker staff writer Heidi Blake joins In the Dark’s Madeleine Baran to tell the story of the royal women who risked everything to flee the brutality of one of the world’s most powerful men. In four episodes, drawing on thousands of pages of secret correspondence and never-before-heard audio recordings, “The Runaway Princesses” takes listeners behind palace walls, revealing a story of astonishing courage and cruelty. “The Runaway Princesses” is a four-part narrative series from In the Dark and The New Yorker. To keep listening, follow In the Dark wherever you get your podcasts.
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Saffron_DE

Do they target foster families or family services? What if the Doe was a foster child or adopted?

Jul 8th
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Saffron_DE

You want a compelling case??? Read about the disappearance of Wojciech Fudali in Rhode Island!! I'm surprised this case has not blown up, and those friends were not held accountable. Their story is very sketchy.

Nov 26th
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Saffron_DE

Even someone where English is a second language, they are still mansplaining her. He literally repeats what she says about the FBI profile, like it is his own original thought, not an agreement to what she just said. Crazy.

Jul 19th
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Saffron_DE

There is a living, unidentified person on NAMUS that I think should be checked with the Millbrook family DNA. It would be a long shot, but she is the right age and has some similarities to the Millbrook twins. She has amnesia and doesn't know who she is. @crimelinespod

Jun 5th
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Saffron_DE

I don't understand; if you have a DNA database from families and DNA from certain unidentified human remains, why can't you just run a match sequence on all of them? When you have DNA at a crime scene, you run that DNA against DNA in a database of known offenders or other crime scenes (CODIS). Why do they just cross reference on 'suggestion'? Make a database for missing and unidentified people to run against each other and family members.

May 20th
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Saffron_DE

He ran out to buy her a necklace to force her to touch her throat, his sign that he had to kill her. So sad, if she only knew.

Apr 4th
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Brandy E

#raymondgreen Bring Raymond home!

Mar 30th
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Jason Ramirez

So someone is supposed to remember a day in 1990, and it's 2023 now. Can anyone remember a day in 1990?

Mar 22nd
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Jason Ramirez

How the hell two people go missing at the same time, and I'm assuming this happened in broad daylight.

Mar 22nd
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Anita Simaganis

no one heard anything when they surrounded him? like there's that 'skinner' you know fighting words

Feb 22nd
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Saffron_DE

D'amiano.... he doesn't even consider the fact that at one point, his family was a family of immigrants. So much for self-awareness in that guy.

Jan 28th
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Granny Wampus

Having lost my son, only child who I was very close to, I can understand Tamika’s pain. I too have lost my capacity to stay focused on things or remember things. Grief is so life changing in many ways. Sending her love from one grieving mother to another. Angie

Oct 18th
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Billy D.

It's not Lincoln County Sheriff's Department. Lincoln is part of Talladega County.

Sep 27th
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Barbara Kilman

Confused I don't recall hearing Christmas does name

Aug 27th
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🍯 🐇

My heart aches for her... sincerely wish I could give her a hug every single day. MAN! I hope we can help her find Raymond

Aug 10th
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BC

it's horrifying that people would try to coerce murder victims' family members into participating in their documentaries

Jun 25th
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John Paul

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Jan 6th
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John Paul

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Jan 6th
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BC

A Victorian woman leaves her home without her husband the police: is this one woman a prostitute???? if you listen to the episode it gives context

Nov 22nd
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Aflacbird

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Oct 28th
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