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Susan Powell vanished on Dec. 7, 2009. Her body has never been found. From the beginning, West Valley City, Utah police suspected Susan's husband, Josh Powell, had murdered her. They never arrested him. COLD dives deep into the case files, uncovering never-before-heard details. You'll learn why Susan stayed with an abusive husband, why Josh did what he did and how the justice system failed Susan and her two boys.
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Stephanie Fueger

I want to keep listening to this to hear the rest of this story, but the episodes are so drawn out, it's b becoming agonizing. This podcast could have been 8 episodes. Too drawn out... and odd organization in later episodes.

Feb 22nd
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Emily Yeoman

I got angry everytime he fake cried.

Feb 22nd
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Emily Yeoman

He went camping at midnight. he needed to get his story straight it's so fucking obvious.

Feb 21st
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TK Ultra

I'm really happy to hear that the 911 dispatcher who spoke with the social worker was reprimanded and now works to fight compassion fatigue in dispatchers!

Feb 21st
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Stephanie Stovall

The music of Steve Chantry. Creepy as hell.

Feb 21st
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Cashmera Huddleston

soooooo disturbing 😐

Feb 20th
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Chante Harris

were the children ever interviewed?

Feb 17th
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Kyelee Broadhead

Chante Harris Yes

Feb 19th
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Rick Wagner

this is a great lesson. If you are afraid enough to call 911 TELL them exactly what the problem is. The sister didn't want to say her brother was suicidal and the child supervisor didn't say how dangerous Josh was. It's better to be too strong then to weak. 911 operators hear awful things so if you sound like that's no issue that think the same. you won't be hurting their feelings. I wanted to shake them and say "tell the operator the truth!"

Feb 17th
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Trina Williams

what in tbe entire hell? the dad is beyond disgusting

Feb 16th
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Nada Clontz

This must be the most thoroughly researched true crime podcast I've heard to date. An excellent podcast, but such a horrible, frustrating story. I am a fan of true crime, but never have I heard of a more vile scumbag than Josh Powell. Not just a murderer, but a spineless coward and a loser. The only way he could win at life was by destroying everything and everyone around him. I got a little solace in seeing that he obviously didn't achieve much satisfaction from committing the perfect crime. He probably thought he was going to get away with it and live a wonderful life with Susan's money and his sons happily ever after. Maybe find another wife to leech off of, maybe more. But the self-absorbed narcissist that he was, he didn't think his plan all the way through. The life of a murder suspect wasn't what he had dreamed of. He did humanity a favor by taking himself out. But did he have to take the innocent boys with him??

Feb 15th
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roxicodone

I liked so much about this podcast but got sick and tired of listening to Steve and Josh's longgggg, borrrrrring, drawn-out voices talking about themselves and their fantasies. I get it, they're both narcissists and crazy and depraved. I don't need to listen to the entire journal recording. I had to skip a lot of those interviews and also the 911 calls because I don't need to listen to the entire thing.

Feb 14th
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Katie Schuh

thank you for your inherent empathy & advocacy for victims of domestic violence.... and for actually defining it with nuance in offering resources

Feb 14th
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Stephanie Stovall

I almost didn't listen to this podcast because I thought I knew everything about the case. Boy was I wrong. This is so detailed and well-done.

Feb 13th
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Lindsey Reed

It is so hard to hear that 911 call. That dispatcher was awful!!

Feb 13th
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Kacey Lynn Piña

Lindsey Reed Omg all of the 911 calls are hard to listen to. The operators are not helpful at all. This is so sad.

Feb 15th
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TK Ultra

WTF is wrong with all of the condescending dispatchers the social worker had to talk with?!?

Feb 13th
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Heather Dunham

I lived 1/4 mile from their home. We heard the explosion.

Feb 13th
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Phillip Hunt

brace yourself

Feb 13th
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Candice Bergstrom

Tragic. Hearing the 911 call is still as eerie & heartwrenching as it was on the day that it happened. Listening to the 911 call is infuriating. I personally feel that the first dispatcher should've been fired, or forced to recieve special training for scenarios like this. The social worker was calm & gave clear details that should've been treated as a "life threatening emergency". That dispatcher obviously didn't understand what "supervised visitation" is, & that it became an emergency as soon as Josh shut the door in the social worker's face. Most people would know that this is cause for urgent action. If the dispatcher had known the meaning of supervised visitation, he probably wouldn't have wasted as much time as he did, or classified it as a non life threatening emergency. It's hard to listen to, knowing what's going on inside the house, while the social worker is struggling to get help from the dispatcher. There was no reason for there 5o be so much confusion between dispatchers & fire dept. It took 22 mins for firefighters to arrive, & that's sickening. I hurt for Susan, Charlie, Braden, the Cox's, the Powell's, Susan's friends, police, social workers, & everyone else who's been affected by Josh's actions, & his dad's. I hope that having the truth come out through this podcast, & the possibility that it could help other abused women, will bring some measure of peace to each of them. This series is beyond incredible. The amount of time & work that went into it us appreciated.

Feb 13th
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Kacey Lynn Piña

Candice Bergstrom I agree with you that first 911 operator was so rude and didn’t take the Social worker serious.

Feb 15th
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Charlene Morgan

Amazing!!

Feb 12th
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Jaime-Colleen Richards

I am loving this series; I recommend it to everyone and I wait on pins and needles for the next episode!

Feb 10th
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