10. In the Dark
A 2016 recipient of the Peabody Award, APM Reports In the Dark podcast is a must-listen. The first season details the abduction and murder of Jacob Wetterling from rural Minnesota. It took over 27 years for the case to be solved and the guilty man brought to justice, but the ripples of the case extend far beyond.
In the Dark’s second season is just as riveting, as it follows the trial of Curtis Flowers, a man tried 6 times for murder. Did he do it?
Wondery’s The Vanished is different from the podcasts we’ve covered so far. Each episode discusses a unique disappearance of a loved one as brought to the host, Marissa Jones. Many of the episodes are currently unsolved, but there have been those that end up with resolution, whether found alive or deceased. The stories are compelling and often told by family and friends of the missing.
The 2002 murder of Cape Cod resident, Christa Worthington baffled an entire community, especially when her three-year-old was found unscathed next to her. The three-year search for her killer resulted in the conviction of a man for homicide, but this podcast studies whether the justice system has imprisoned the right man.
Cincinnati Enquirer reporter Amber Hunt follows two cases in as many seasons involving the murder of two women. Though men were eventually charged and taken to trial, one walked free on a non-guilty charge and the other finds himself free after an overturned conviction. Will the justice system find resolution for these murdered women?