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Small Town Dicks Podcast

Yeardley Smith and Zibby Allen

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Yeardley Smith and Zibby Allen host this frank, unfiltered true crime podcast with Small Town Detectives and identical twins, Dan and Dave. Dan investigates Violent Crimes. Dave investigates Sex Crimes and Child Abuse. Often peppered with primary res...Show More
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53:22 | Sep 1st, 2017

Detective Don already had 28 years of experience in law enforcement when he caught Lindsay’s murder case. And yet, the extent of the abuse the young girl had suffered still shocked him. As a result of this investigation, the way routine child-welfare...Show More

1:01:25 | Sep 13th

When a child first reveals they are the victim of abuse it’s a process police call “disclosure.” That’s where Nichole comes in. She’s a trained forensic investigator and relies on a mix of research and empathy to give the victims a voice and bring cr...Show More
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1:08:57 | Sep 13th

Capt. Terri returns to Small Town Dicks with a case that involves the same home where Billy, from S4 E11’s Bitter End, lived. This time she finds three young children alone in the house who say their older sister is missing and their parents are lyin...Show More

50:23 | Jul 1st

When a young teenager tells her father that her former stepdad spent several years sexually abusing her when she was younger, Detective Dave is called in to investigate this delicate case, which appears to have little physical evidence and is hobbled...Show More

1:10:56 | Jun 14th

One fall afternoon a man decides to inflict as much damage as possible on his small town. Guest: Co-Host Detective Dave. Dave began his career in law enforcement in 2007. Before his recent promotion to Sergeant, he spent six years as a detective prim...Show More

58:04 | Jun 7th

Police arrive on the scene of what they are told is a suicide. But as they begin their investigation a different story starts to emerge. WARNING: This case involves the death of a minor. Special Guest: Captain TerriCaptain Terri has been in law enfor...Show More

1:08:00 | May 31st

A young man’s trusting nature ends up having deadly consequences.  Special Guest: Det. David When Detective David started out in law enforcement in 2002, his agency was so small they doubled as both police officers and firefighters, carrying their du...Show More

56:47 | May 24th

Dispatcher Dawn brings us 3 memorable stories that stand out for her as a 9-1-1 operator with 25 years of experience on the job at her small town police agency.  Special Guest: Dispatcher Dawn Dispatcher Dawn has worked in law enforcement communicati...Show More

56:15 | May 10th

We sit down for a conversation with one of the suspects from a 2-part case we covered in Season 2 called “Presumed Guilty.”  Special Guest: Sgt. David  Sgt. David is a 30-year veteran of law enforcement. As a detective, he has lead investigations int...Show More

56:59 | May 3rd

We sit down with world-renowned forensic scientist and cold-case investigator, Paul Holes, to hear about one of his first cold cases, as well as the profiling techniques he developed over the years to catch the serial sexual predators he hunted. Spec...Show More

1:22:23 | Apr 26th

Detectives George, Dan, and Dave are called to a deceased subject. There’s blood everywhere but it’s not immediately apparent how the victim died. A mountain of lies from multiple suspects make solving this case especially challenging.  Special Guest...Show More

1:03:57 | Apr 19th

The fire department is called to a fire in a small community where an elderly widow is found murdered in her own home. Which also happens to be the scene of the fire. Special Guest: Detective Greg. Det. Greg has been in law enforcement for over 24 ye...Show More

55:39 | Apr 5th

A concerned mother calls police to report that her 14-year old daughter is receiving sexually explicit messages on Facebook from an adult male. So Detective Dave sets an irresistible trap to catch the cyber predator. Guest Sgt. Dave. Dave began his c...Show More

36:53 | Mar 29th

Carlos arrives to work and finds his manager-boss dead in the walk-in freezer. He calls 911. Investigator Tracey arrives and begins to peel back the onion revealing a robbery and a vendetta.  Special Guest: DA Investigator Tracey After reading her fi...Show More

55:24 | Mar 22nd

Detective Rich takes us into the world of online gaming where a shadowy, vindictive prank known as “swatting” leads to ruined lives and even murder.  Guest: Detective Rich.

1:08:36 | Mar 15th

A drug deal gone wrong leads to dire consequences for an innocent victim. Guest: Ret. Detective Don.
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0:00 | Jan 24th

When a young female victim finally musters the courage to come forward and tell her story about being sexually abused by her stepfather years earlier, Detective Dave has to prove that her allegation can stand up in court. Turns out there was a mole ...Show More

03:33 | Jan 11th

Zibby & Yeardley have a few announcements regarding season 4!

1:27:03 | Dec 28th, 2018

On Nov 4th the Small Town Dicks team appeared in their first live show at the Death Becomes Us true crime festival. While Detectives Dan and Dave remained off-stage on mics, Yeardley and Zibby sat down with investigator Paul Holes to interview him on...Show More

47:16 | Dec 21st, 2018

Detective Tracey takes us through one of her most memorable cases where a murderer’s greed and arrogance lead to a slew of sloppy mistakes. Even as the crime rocks the community in Tracey’s small town for years to come. Special Guest Investigator Tra...Show More

42:07 | Dec 14th, 2018

Sgt. Rick was prepared to issue a routine traffic ticket to a driver who was driving dangerously slow. But when he pulled the driver over, he interrupted a crime far worse than impeding the flow of traffic, proving that there is no such thing as a “r...Show More

1:08:36 | Dec 7th, 2018

On a routine visit to check on his elderly father, Murray, Paul discovers him laying in his bed. Dead. Murray had a history of falling, so it’s possible his death was an accident. But the unusual position of Murray’s body on the bed prompts Paul to c...Show More

57:21 | Nov 23rd, 2018

(Part 2/2) This is the Thurston School shooting through the eyes of the Springfield police officer who was first on the scene that morning, as well as one of the detectives who arrived minutes later to help process the carnage. We also sit down for a...Show More

1:05:01 | Nov 16th, 2018

(Part 1/2) This is the Thurston School shooting through the eyes of the Springfield police officer who was first on the scene that morning, as well as one of the detectives who arrived minutes later to help process the carnage. We also sit down for a...Show More

48:56 | Nov 9th, 2018

In 2016, during a follow-up visit to a rape victim who’d been assaulted six months prior, Detective Jay is unexpectedly assigned the case. When months later, a DNA test finally returns a positive ID, Detective Jay begins piecing together evidence tha...Show More

51:46 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Rachel, Allison, and Kim don’t know each other. They don’t even live in the same town. Using old-school detective work and modern-day cyber tools, Detective Dave uncovers the disturbing way in which the three victims are linked and, in the process, r...Show More

57:55 | Oct 26th, 2018

Detective Dan takes us through one of his most arduous and sprawling investigations, as he tracks a prolific serial burglar who crosses state lines, pens a manifesto, and wreaks havoc on multiple small towns.

01:59 | Oct 14th, 2018

A friendly reminder that our new episode schedule is 4 weeks on, 2 weeks off. Next episode airs October 26th, 2018. Thanks for listening Small Town Fam! Nobody is better than you.

58:58 | Oct 12th, 2018

WARNING: The subject matter of this case is sensitive and graphic. It is not suitable for young listeners. Joseph and Valerie head out of town for a weekend getaway, leaving their two children – ages 9 and 7 – in the care of a close family member. Bu...Show More

1:14:36 | Oct 5th, 2018

There was no sign of forced entry and no obvious indication of how a middle-aged woman died in her hotel room. Detectives Dan, Dave, and George recount their investigation into a case that took them across state lines, tested their agility, and lande...Show More

35:21 | Sep 28th, 2018

After years of enduring an emotionally abusive marriage, Sandra finally filed for divorce from her husband, Paul. She moved in with a friend, enrolled in school, and started making plans for a fresh start. But Paul and their 17-year-old son, Jason, w...Show More

50:19 | Sep 21st, 2018

Molly was a senior in high school. Trevor was her slightly-older boyfriend who’d already graduated. While Molly was well-liked and social, Trevor was more of a loner and could be possessive. It was the source of their on-again-off-again relationship....Show More

03:52 | Sep 20th, 2018

Yeardley Smith & Zibby Allen have some exciting news as well as an update on the podcast's new publishing schedule for Season 3.

02:29 | Jun 5th, 2018

That's a wrap for Small Town Dicks, Season 2. The show will return in Fall, 2018 with a brand new Season. In the meantime, please enjoy our bonus minisodes, and stay tuned for another Season 3, packed with more shockingly true small town crimes, with...Show More

44:58 | Jun 1st, 2018

Part 2/2. Multiple accounts of a single crime, countless provable lies, and very little evidence in a convenience store robbery-turned-murder leave law enforcement scouring for answers. In this two-episode case, Sgt. David returns to Small Town Dicks...Show More

44:51 | May 25th, 2018

Part 1/2. Multiple accounts of a single crime, countless provable lies, and very little evidence in a convenience store robbery-turned-murder leave law enforcement scouring for answers. In this two-episode case, Sgt. David returns to Small Town Dicks...Show More

43:22 | May 18th, 2018

Part 2/2: If you’re a teenager and you runaway from home your #1 priority is likely survival. Any promise to put a roof over your head and make sure you’re safe would surely feel like a relief. Until you realize that those promises come at a cost tha...Show More

46:12 | May 11th, 2018

If you’re a teenager and you runaway from home your #1 priority is likely survival. Any promise to put a roof over your head and make sure you’re safe would surely feel like a relief. Until you realize that those promises come at a cost that’s higher...Show More

1:03:19 | May 4th, 2018

Most law enforcement personnel will tell you that true mental illness is rare and unmistakable. Detective George returns to Small Town Dicks to talk about one of his and our own Detective Dave’s most memorable murder investigations, sharing with us t...Show More

45:35 | Apr 27th, 2018

Veteran 9-1-1 Dispatcher, Carrie, sits down with us to discuss how she does what she does and why. As we listen to three of her most memorable 9-1-1 calls we get the lowdown on what it’s like to be on the receiving end of the emergency line in Small ...Show More

38:26 | Apr 20th, 2018

Part 2/2: A family’s criminal enterprise exposes them to the cost of doing business when a home invasion robbery leads to murder. Detective Carl and Deputy DA Erik untangle a web of lies that point them to the cutthroat world of a white supremacist p...Show More

43:25 | Apr 13th, 2018

A family’s criminal enterprise exposes them to the cost of doing business when a home invasion robbery leads to murder. Detective Carl and Deputy DA Erik untangle a web of lies that point them to the cutthroat world of a white supremacist prison gang...Show More

51:07 | Apr 6th, 2018

When a drug deal goes wrong leaving one victim at death’s door and two armed suspects on the run, this Small Town police department draws on their “mutual aid agreement” with neighboring agencies to help set up an extensive perimeter and conduct the ...Show More

57:24 | Mar 30th, 2018

Lt. Scott returns to fill us in on the details of Francisco, the equally-depraved trainee of corrupt cop, Robert from Season 1: THE SOCIOPATH AND THE WHISTLEBLOWER. As Lt. Scott tells us, Robert may have been the initial focus of the Internal Investi...Show More

52:24 | Mar 23rd, 2018

Yeardley shares a personal story of being targeted and stalked at a time in her career when her success and notoriety as an actress were starting to get some much sought-after traction. Brought up to assume she can handle whatever comes her way witho...Show More

52:22 | Mar 16th, 2018

It was a sunny afternoon in August of 2008, when this Small Town police department began fielding multiple 9-1-1 calls from alarmed residents in a quiet neighborhood just outside of town. The callers told dispatch they had just witnessed what appeare...Show More

35:50 | Mar 9th, 2018

It was a sunny afternoon in August of 2008, when this Small Town police department began fielding multiple 9-1-1 calls from alarmed residents in a quiet neighborhood just outside of town. The callers told dispatch they had just witnessed what appeare...Show More

43:19 | Mar 2nd, 2018

Part 2/2: A husband breathlessly calls 9-1-1 to say that he just arrived home to find his wife dead of a gunshot wound. As the 9-1-1 operator immediately dispatches officers to the scene, she tries to get as much information as she can from the husba...Show More

40:57 | Feb 23rd, 2018

A husband breathlessly calls 9-1-1 to say that he just arrived home to find his wife dead of a gunshot wound. As the 9-1-1 operator immediately dispatches officers to the scene, she tries to get as much information as possible about what happened. Bu...Show More

51:50 | Feb 14th, 2018

Sgt. David and his officer-in-training are working the graveyard shift on a cold winter night when they scout out an abandoned lot in their small town that’s a well-known spot for illegal activity. As they approach, they see a car with its lights off...Show More

04:18 | Feb 2nd, 2018

Season Two of Small Town Dicks is packed with all new stories of big-time true crime cases in Small Town, USA. Each episode features the detectives who broke the case in their small town, and includes assets like wire tap audio, suspect interviews an...Show More

03:33 | Dec 19th, 2017

Welp. We can't keep relying on the generosity of our favorite aspirational, arts-loving Lisa Simpson to keep this true crime podcast in production. So, while the podcast will always be available to you for free (with ads,) we've paired up with Stitch...Show More

52:19 | Nov 23rd, 2017

This is the chilling story of a man who, as a police officer, took his police department’s solemn oath to be guided by professionalism, integrity, courage and honor. He also promised that his behavior would meet his department’s standard of honesty a...Show More

38:28 | Nov 17th, 2017

This is the chilling story of a man who, as a police officer, took his police department’s solemn oath to be guided by professionalism, integrity, courage and honor. He also promised that his behavior would meet his department’s standard of honesty a...Show More

47:52 | Nov 10th, 2017

This is the chilling story of a man who, as a police officer, took his police department’s solemn oath to be guided by professionalism, integrity, courage and honor. He also promised that his behavior would meet his department’s standard of honesty a...Show More

36:54 | Nov 3rd, 2017

This is the chilling story of a man who, as a police officer, took his police department’s solemn oath to be guided by professionalism, integrity, courage and honor. He also promised that his behavior would meet his department’s standard of honesty a...Show More

03:13 | Oct 27th, 2017

This is a teaser for the 4 part mini-series which tells the chilling story of a man who, as a police officer, took his police department’s solemn oath to be guided by professionalism, integrity, courage and honor. He also promised that his behavior w...Show More

41:13 | Oct 19th, 2017

This murder case would end up making national headlines for it’s made-for-Hollywood plotline, including a hostage negotiation and two dead bodies. Who says Small Town, USA is only home to small-time crime? Special Guest: Detective Don recently retir...Show More

41:57 | Oct 13th, 2017

Sonja had filed for divorce from her husband, Roberto, and taken out a restraining order against him due to his violent tendencies towards her and their two children. So when Roberto doesn’t show up for court and Sonja doesn’t show up for work, polic...Show More

39:31 | Oct 5th, 2017

A scorned lover, a brazen suspect, an autistic witness, and good old fashioned detective work break this case wide open for Detective Dan.

45:33 | Sep 29th, 2017

Emma was a 24 year-old woman who had recently become engaged and was renting a room at her friend, Bill’s, house when Doug showed up. Doug was Bill’s cousin and had been given permission to stay, temporarily, in the detached garage. He was a heavy dr...Show More

34:21 | Sep 21st, 2017

Zibby shares a personal story of being violently attacked and then waiting for hours before she called the police. Law enforcement refers to this delay as, “The Goofy Loop.” In this episode Detectives Dan and Dave explain how easily it happens to civ...Show More
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51:31 | Sep 14th, 2017

When a young female victim finally musters the courage to come forward and tell her story about being sexually abused by her stepfather years earlier, Detective Dave has to prove that her allegation can stand up in court. Turns out there was a mole i...Show More

43:42 | Sep 8th, 2017

Murder investigations are often described by law enforcement as being like a giant jigsaw puzzle that you assemble one painstaking piece at a time. But in this particular case police got a full confession from the suspect. On the 9-1-1 call. Before d...Show More

43:27 | Sep 1st, 2017

A concerned wife calls the police after coming home to find her husband yelling threats and wielding multiple firearms. Police and S.W.A.T. are dispatched to the house where a violent stand-off culminates in an eerie revelation. Featuring real time r...Show More

1:03:41 | Sep 1st, 2017

As far as Lynn was concerned, her on-again-off-again relationship with Allen was over for good. But Allen wanted to give it one more try. What began as “just dinner” between the two exes, ended in passion and murder. Detectives Dan and Dave, along wi...Show More

03:52 | Aug 14th, 2017

Dan and Dave are identical twins and Detectives in Small Town, USA. At the end of each week the two brothers wind down and discuss their cases, from murder to robbery to kidnapping and everything in-between. Names, locations, and certain details have...Show More