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The Fall Line

English, Legal, 17 seasons, 223 episodes, 6 days 2 hours 25 minutes
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An investigative, narrative, and revealing show focused on the cold cases of Southeastern communities who experience marginalization. Hosted by a professor and licensed therapist, The Fall Line gives a platform to families and victims who have been passed over by mainstream media.
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From In the Dark: The Runaway Princesses

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.
30/01/202414 minutes 22 seconds
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Introducing Media Pressure Season One: The Untold Story of Maura Murray

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.
27/01/20242 minutes 17 seconds
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Listen Now - Dr. Death: Bad Magic

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
04/12/20235 minutes 43 seconds
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The Tennessee Does, Part 4: The Hour of Death

Laurah is sick; apologies for any hoarseness this episode.  Episode Four covers the cases of four John and Jane Doe victims who, despite being discovered minutes or hours after death—and while still recognizable—have remained unidentified. In two of those cases, we reached out to forensic artist Carl Koppelman  to try and help improve the chances of reconnecting the victims with their identities.  Season 16 of The Fall Line takes on our most in-depth John and Jane Doe coverage yet: 22 files from MNPD’s cold-case unit, all covering the metro area’s unidentified decedents. More than ever, your help is needed to spread the word about each of the cases featured this season, and if you have any information—please, contact MNPD at 615-862-7803.  Flyers for the season will be posted under “news” on our website and on our social media.  TRY PELOTON NOW: for Peloton’s best offer of the season, head to <a href= "http
29/11/202338 minutes 57 seconds
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Introducing Unsafe Spaces

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.   
06/11/202311 minutes 30 seconds
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Listen Now: New Podcast “Ghost Story”

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
23/10/20239 minutes 22 seconds
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Introducing Married to Death from My Life of Crime with Erin Moriarty

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
20/06/202314 minutes 20 seconds
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Introducing: Freeway Phantom Episode 1 - Forgotten Girls

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
23/05/20231 minute
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Introducing: Morbidology - Jordyn Dumont

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
24/04/20236 minutes 27 seconds
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Introducing One Strange Thing: The Choir

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
27/02/202313 minutes 43 seconds
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Introducing Murder She Told: The Disappearance of Tot Harriman

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 Pa
14/12/202213 minutes 16 seconds
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Presenting Gone South Season 2: The Dixie Mafia

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 Peab
25/10/20223 minutes 58 seconds
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Introducing Gone Cold Podcast — Texas True Crime

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-r
25/07/20228 minutes 31 seconds
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Coming This July: Updates and Remasters 2019 Unidentified Persons Cases

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
11/07/20221 minute 25 seconds
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Introducing Persona: The French Deception

Introducing the true crime podcast Persona: The French Deception— the story of Gilbert Chikli, one of the greatest con artists of all time. What does it feel like to pick up the phone and scam someone out of $50 million? Host and award-winning journalist, Evan Ratliff, investigates how Chikli successfully duped some of the world’s most powerful people into handing over their fortunes. He explores how Chikli evaded the law for years and became a Robin Hood-like hero. More than just a tale of criminal genius, this is a show about the moment we’re living in right now — the golden age of scammers — and the power of seduction. But what happens when the fantasy we’ve been lured into finally crumbles away? For all that and more, follow “Persona: The French Deception” wherever you get your podcasts. Or you can listen early on Amazon Music or early and ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery App: http://wondery.fm/TFL_Persona Learn more about your ad choices. Vi
16/06/20225 minutes 3 seconds
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Introducing American Hostage

In the series premiere, radio DJ Fred Heckman (Jon Hamm) receives an unexpected call from a listener that turns his life upside down. Follow American Hostage on Amazon Music, to hear all 8 episodes right now: http://wondery.fm/TFL_AmericanHostage Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/03/20224 minutes 54 seconds
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Introducing Twin Flames

Two Youtubers promise their followers the secret of true love. But when some of their believers cross the line from love to obsession, the Youtubers are accused of running a cult. As they fight for their new way of life, their followers face a choice too. They have been promised a chance to find The One, but how far is too far?  Listen to Twin Flames: wondery.fm/TFL_TwinFlames  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/02/20227 minutes 3 seconds
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Introducing Operator

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 powerful stigma against sex work was always lurking just beneath the surface, until it threatened to tear apart the whole company. Hosted by Tina Horn (Why Are People Into That?), OPERATOR is an eight-part series about big ambitions, Shakespearean-level corporate backstabbing, men and women at the cutting edge of a technological revolution...and on the front lines of a sexual one. Listen to Operator now! http://wondery.fm/OP_The_Fall_Line Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/11/20217 minutes 41 seconds
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Introducing Over My Dead Body: Fox Lake

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
11/10/20216 minutes 46 seconds
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Introducing This Is Actually Happening

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
28/09/20219 minutes 14 seconds
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Introducing 9/12

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
09/09/20217 minutes 14 seconds
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Introducing Suspect

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
31/08/20217 minutes 40 seconds
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Introducing Dr. Death Season 3: Miracle Man

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
17/08/20216 minutes 34 seconds
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Introducing Killer Psyche

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
13/07/20216 minutes 39 seconds
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Introducing My Fugitive

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
05/04/20214 minutes 37 seconds
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Introducing Spy Affair

A charismatic Russian woman arrives in the US on a mission to improve relations between the two countries, and she soon makes some powerful friends. But who is Maria Butina? And who is she working for? As Maria gets closer to the rich and connected she also attracts the attention of the FBI. In the politically charged world of US-Russia relations, everyone has secrets and almost nothing is what it seems. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Dr. Death comes SPY AFFAIR a story about deception, appearances and betrayal. Hosted by Celia Aniskovich. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/03/20215 minutes 55 seconds
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A Few Announcements

Just a few announcements concerning remasters, conventions, our next season, and guest appearances! Plus, a promo from All Crime No Cattle's Shea and Erin. Find promo codes and support us by supporting our sponsors here! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/07/20198 minutes 2 seconds