12 episodes

It’s been 25 years since Anne Champion’s friend was killed, but the case was never solved. When Anne, now a prominent Manhattan attorney, gets an unexpected phone call from an old friend, it compels her to return to Iowa, her childhood home, to try and piece together the events around Laura Van Wyhe’s mysterious death.

Bonaparte Imperative

    • True Crime
    • 4.5 • 35 Ratings

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It’s been 25 years since Anne Champion’s friend was killed, but the case was never solved. When Anne, now a prominent Manhattan attorney, gets an unexpected phone call from an old friend, it compels her to return to Iowa, her childhood home, to try and piece together the events around Laura Van Wyhe’s mysterious death.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Annie | Chapter 1

    Annie | Chapter 1

    As an accomplished attorney, Annie is used to tackling tough legal challenges. But an unexpected call spurs her to revisit a case more personal than the rest.

    • 32 min
    Laura | Chapter 2

    Laura | Chapter 2

    Jason and Annie travel to Iowa to find out more about Laura’s life and the mystery surrounding her death.

    • 37 min
    Timelines | Chapter 3

    Timelines | Chapter 3

    The police file in Laura's case tells one story about what happened the night she died, but does it add up? Annie decides she has to confront a key witness to find out.

    • 31 min
    Confrontation | Chapter 4

    Confrontation | Chapter 4

    The story that witnesses gave police back in 1996 doesn't hold up to scrutiny, and the pressure seems to be getting to one of those witnesses. Annie tracks him down, but the meeting doesn't go as planned. 

    • 36 min
    Teen Spirit | Chapter 5

    Teen Spirit | Chapter 5

    Laura's abundant gifts came at a cost — a precarious childhood and a troubled adolescence. She searched for freedom, and lived with consequences.

    • 44 min
    Rift | Chapter 6

    Rift | Chapter 6

    Leanne fights for custody of what Laura left behind, and Donnie’s past catches up with him. A child is caught in between.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Meme12789 ,

Compelling podcast

A well researched, written and told story. Binged the whole thing in 3 days.

Handsome Carl ,

An intriguing story

Anne Champion and her cohort tell a very interesting story about an unsolved homicide case from 1996. I was hooked from the start all the way through episode 6. However, the podcast’s intrigue faded quickly during episodes 7 and 8, so the material did peak a bit early IMO. Still, this is indeed a very good podcast.

bcpretzel ,

Just okay

Not bad. A lot of talking to eachother about nothing. Feel like this series could’ve been 3 episodes long.

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