Jessica Holmes Smith

@darsynia

darsynia echoed Chapter 1: The crimeAug 25th, 2017

Fantastic podcast, full of energy and empathy.

Chapter 1: The crime

Accused

darsynia echoed Kansas City Firefighters Case - Part 1Aug 25th, 2017

This is a little-known case that is equal parts fascinating and disturbing. Well worth the listen.

Kansas City Firefighters Case - Part 1

The Generation Why Podcast

darsynia echoed Disappearance of Sneha PhilipAug 24th, 2017

This is a widely covered case but no less fascinating each time. Usually I have a sense of what may have happened, but here, I'm stumped.

Disappearance of Sneha Philip

Thinking Sideways Podcast

darsynia echoed 2 | What really happened in the Amadou Diallo case?Aug 24th, 2017

This case illuminates the confluence of societal tensions and the randomness of circumstances. It's tragedy all around--bad luck cubed. Everyone should know about this case.

2 | What really happened in the Amadou Diallo case?

Best Case Worst Case

darsynia echoed 8 | Bob Ruff Shares His Best CaseAug 24th, 2017

This is one of my favorite episodes of any podcast--the ultimate answer to the mystery is fantastic, and makes the listener incredibly grateful that people like Ruff are so good at their jobs.

8 | Bob Ruff Shares His Best Case

Best Case Worst Case

darsynia echoed 231 - The Siamese Twins - Chang and EngAug 3rd, 2017

I thought I knew a little bit about these two. I was so wrong! This is absolutely worth listening too, because these guys were complete and utter awesome badasses.

231 - The Siamese Twins - Chang and Eng

The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds

darsynia echoed Episode 23: Triassic ParkAug 3rd, 2017

I adore this episode. Far too often I won't bother with episodes that aren't more of the dark deep true crime that holds my fascination. This episode shows me how wrong I am to do this.

Episode 23: Triassic Park

Criminal

darsynia echoed Episode 4: Dinner at the AfterglowAug 3rd, 2017

This episode is haunting and beautiful. A fantastic example of what makes this show so good.

Episode 4: Dinner at the Afterglow

Lore

darsynia echoed Episode 021: True Crime Game Changers: Chapter 3: Polly KlaasAug 2nd, 2017

This case is so frightening! The details of the case tend to get lost in the horror of a child being kidnapped from her own house in front of witnesses. Not so, here :)

Episode 021: True Crime Game Changers: Chapter 3: Polly Klaas

Once Upon A Crime | True Crime

darsynia echoed Episode 018: True Crime Game Changers: Chapter 1: Kitty GenoveseAug 2nd, 2017

This is a great episode of a wonderful podcast. Mentions of things kept hidden back then and now brought to light in the documentary Witness make this a must-listen for true crime buffs.

Episode 018: True Crime Game Changers: Chapter 1: Kitty Genovese

Once Upon A Crime | True Crime

darsynia echoed Diving Accidents, Part 2Aug 1st, 2017

The Byford Dolphin accident *needs* a documentary. Someone make it happen!! Until then, this will do nicely.

Diving Accidents, Part 2

Caustic Soda

darsynia echoed Diving AccidentsAug 1st, 2017

This is just downright fascinating. Also, I will never go diving. See also: Tina Watson.

Diving Accidents

Caustic Soda

darsynia echoed Mountain Misadventure, Part 2Aug 1st, 2017

Mount Everest disaster stories are among the most amazing mountaineering has to offer, and Beck Weathers' and Lincoln Hall's are at the top, pun intended.

Mountain Misadventure, Part 2

Caustic Soda

darsynia echoed Mountain Misadventure, Part 1Aug 1st, 2017

I'm obsessed with Mountaineering and disasters, so this was riiiight up my alley.

Mountain Misadventure, Part 1

Caustic Soda

darsynia echoed The Buried Bodies Case Aug 1st, 2017

This should be required listening for anyone fascinated by the law. It's a good listen, as a bonus.

The Buried Bodies Case

Radiolab

darsynia echoed 160 - Fed Ex Fight 705Aug 1st, 2017

My favorite episode, despite--and possibly because of--knowing what happened before listening. But wait!! If you don't know, don't look it up. You'll thank me--this is hands down THE best way to discover this story.

160 - Fed Ex Fight 705

The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds

darsynia echoed Lisanne Froon and Kris KremersAug 1st, 2017

Those photos. Look them up, for serious. This case gives me the willies!

Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers

Thinking Sideways Podcast

darsynia echoed David SneddonAug 1st, 2017

I love when a case is solved after so many years (see also: Lori Erica Ruff) and the solution is one of the ones posited by a podcast (see: this episode for sure, also possibly Astonishing Legends' Earhart ep)!!

David Sneddon

Thinking Sideways Podcast

darsynia echoed The Murder of Julia WallaceAug 1st, 2017

A man is told to go sell insurance to someone in a location that doesn't exist. When he gets back from his wild goose chase, his wife is dead, and he's the prime suspect. How is this not a movie yet?!

The Murder of Julia Wallace

Thinking Sideways Podcast

darsynia echoed The Disappearance of Ben McDanielsAug 1st, 2017

The documentary about this case is also *well* worth a watch. This case is a great reason why so many of us are true crime obsessed! Do you think he's still in the cave?

The Disappearance of Ben McDaniels

Thinking Sideways Podcast

darsynia echoed Brandon SwansonAug 1st, 2017

If your name is Brandon and you need to drive in a rural area at night--GET A HOTEL ROOM. Seriously though, this case and Lawson's case are so amazing and mysterious!

Brandon Swanson

Thinking Sideways Podcast

darsynia echoed Death of Hugues de la PlazaAug 1st, 2017

THIS CASE YOU GUYS. I am so fascinated by this case. Did Hugues stab himself and then throw the knife away via the window?! The fact that we're even asking this is amazing.

Death of Hugues de la Plaza

Thinking Sideways Podcast

darsynia echoed Tina WatsonAug 1st, 2017

A good take on a great mystery! The banter in later episodes ramps up--but that's natural after 4 years! If you don't like as much banter, head to the earlier eps.

Tina Watson

Thinking Sideways Podcast

darsynia echoed 73 - Mike The ChickenAug 1st, 2017

The craziest stuff in life is true. Case. In. Point.

73 - Mike The Chicken

The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds

darsynia echoed 68 - Centralia, PennsylvaniaAug 1st, 2017

The best part about this show is... whether you know the subject already or not (I did, on this one), you can enjoy the telling of it either way. This one in particular lends absolutely no hints; go in blind if you can!

68 - Centralia, Pennsylvania

The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds

darsynia echoed 12 - The RubeAug 1st, 2017

The definition of ROTFL. Honestly, this is the Dollop at its very best--an incredulous Gareth becoming more and more amazed as Dave ups the ante of ridiculousness thanks to the Rube himself.

12 - The Rube

The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds

darsynia echoed Episode 044: A Woman Scorned: Chapter 3: Jodi Arias Part 2 Aug 1st, 2017

Note: ever hear of a 'make under?' Look up pics of Jodi before the trial and then after. Definition of a 'make under,' done to prey on the assumptions of the jury.

Episode 044: A Woman Scorned: Chapter 3: Jodi Arias Part 2

Once Upon A Crime | True Crime

darsynia echoed Episode 043: A Woman Scorned: Chapter 2: Jodi Arias Aug 1st, 2017

This show does a fantastic job detailing the lives of Arias and Alexander, and the host's voice and writing make the listen very enjoyable.

Episode 043: A Woman Scorned: Chapter 2: Jodi Arias

Once Upon A Crime | True Crime

darsynia echoed Show 48 - Prophets of DoomAug 1st, 2017

If anyone ever tells you history is boring, listen to this and then tell them even two sentences about what happened here. 'Nuff said.

Show 48 - Prophets of Doom

Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

darsynia echoed The Trail Went Cold – Episode 16 – Tommy Zeigler (Part 2)Aug 1st, 2017

This case is a doozy--listen to it (go in order, part I is fantastic) and join the ranks of those of us going waaaaaaaat?!

The Trail Went Cold – Episode 16 – Tommy Zeigler (Part 2)

The Trail Went Cold

darsynia echoed The Trail Went Cold – Episode 15 – Tommy Zeigler (Part 1)Aug 1st, 2017

If you only listen to one true crime podcast, listen to this one. All I can say is WOW!! Did Zeigler do it? If he didn't, what in the world happened?!

The Trail Went Cold – Episode 15 – Tommy Zeigler (Part 1)

The Trail Went Cold

darsynia echoed The Trail Went Cold – Episode 35 – Cindy AndersonAug 1st, 2017

This podcast is like a hug for your morbid little ears. The host cares a lot and goes the distance to bring fascinating cases that need exposure, this definitely being one of them!

The Trail Went Cold – Episode 35 – Cindy Anderson

The Trail Went Cold

darsynia echoed S1, Episode 1 - Adnan's DayAug 1st, 2017

Holy shit. A must-listen for any Serial lover. This group is initially a little dry in terms of podcasting, but apply a liberal amount of 'deal with it' and focus on the content--which is EXPLOSIVE. A++++

S1, Episode 1 - Adnan's Day

Undisclosed

darsynia echoed The Staircase Part OneAug 1st, 2017

As a fan of True Crime Garage, I initially passed this up. Don't. It's not a clone, it's a great podcast with a similar gimmick--it's well done, and worth swallowing initial assumptions and giving it a chance.

The Staircase Part One

True Crime Brewery

darsynia echoed S1 E1: The CrimeAug 1st, 2017

A riveting, well-written, and fascinating podcast whose release just so happened to coincide with the confession of Jacob's killer. Don't pass this up!

S1 E1: The Crime

In the Dark

darsynia echoed Case 51: Tina WatsonAug 1st, 2017

I'm still chilled by the events of this case, even as I remain undecided about whether Tina's husband killed her purposefully, accidentally, or through negligence assisted by the negligence of their vacation diving company.

Case 51: Tina Watson

Casefile True Crime

darsynia echoed Case 49: The Moors Murders (Part 3)Aug 1st, 2017

This episode is almost too much, but it's a thoroughly researched explanation of what happened to Myra and Ian

Case 49: The Moors Murders (Part 3)

Casefile True Crime

darsynia echoed Case 49: The Moors Murders (Part 1)Aug 1st, 2017

A seriously in-depth look at the killers and their victims. I was impressed by the detail.

Case 49: The Moors Murders (Part 1)

Casefile True Crime

darsynia echoed Case 41: Mr CruelAug 1st, 2017

If any case deserves to be solved, it's this one. Even from thousands of miles away, I think about these kids when I put mine to bed.

Case 41: Mr Cruel

Casefile True Crime

darsynia echoed Case 19: SnowtownAug 1st, 2017

Thanks to this episode, I, too shiver at the name Snowtown along with any Australian who hears the name.

Case 19: Snowtown

Casefile True Crime

darsynia echoed Case 09: Jonathan LunaAug 1st, 2017

This case is so interesting! I feel like the solution is so complicated and unlikely that it may never be discovered--definitely zebra hooves we're hearing, not horses.

Case 09: Jonathan Luna

Casefile True Crime

darsynia echoed The Coral CastleAug 1st, 2017

If you are looking for a good, one-off episode to introduce you to this great podcast. I love the hosts, especially their banter and dedication to research.

The Coral Castle

Astonishing Legends