82 episodes

On Buried Bones, journalist Kate Winkler Dawson and retired investigator Paul Holes dissect some of history’s most compelling true crime cases from centuries ago. Together, they explore these very old cases through a 21st century lens. With their years of expertise and knowledge of modern forensics, they reflect on how far science has come and bring new insight to old mysteries. 

Together, Kate and Paul have examined many cases including the 1932 Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the first time fingerprinting was used as evidence in a courtroom and a possible serial killer in 1960s Nashville. They ask, was the right person convicted or was someone wrongfully accused?

See pictures, diagrams and evidence from each case on Instagram @buriedbonespod.

Buried Bones is part of the Exactly Right podcast network that provides a platform for bold, creative voices to bring to life provocative, entertaining and relatable stories for audiences everywhere. The Exactly Right roster of podcasts covers a variety of topics including true crime, comedic interviews, news, science, pop culture and more. The network is home to My Favorite Murder hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, This Podcast Will Kill You, That's Messed Up: An SVU Podcast, Tenfold More Wicked and more.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 908 Ratings

On Buried Bones, journalist Kate Winkler Dawson and retired investigator Paul Holes dissect some of history’s most compelling true crime cases from centuries ago. Together, they explore these very old cases through a 21st century lens. With their years of expertise and knowledge of modern forensics, they reflect on how far science has come and bring new insight to old mysteries. 

Together, Kate and Paul have examined many cases including the 1932 Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the first time fingerprinting was used as evidence in a courtroom and a possible serial killer in 1960s Nashville. They ask, was the right person convicted or was someone wrongfully accused?

See pictures, diagrams and evidence from each case on Instagram @buriedbonespod.

Buried Bones is part of the Exactly Right podcast network that provides a platform for bold, creative voices to bring to life provocative, entertaining and relatable stories for audiences everywhere. The Exactly Right roster of podcasts covers a variety of topics including true crime, comedic interviews, news, science, pop culture and more. The network is home to My Favorite Murder hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, This Podcast Will Kill You, That's Messed Up: An SVU Podcast, Tenfold More Wicked and more.

    Roadside Secrets

    Roadside Secrets

    On today's episode, Kate and Paul take us to a town outside of Albany, NY in 1959 where a bus driver has spotted the body of a young woman in a ditch on the side of the road. After she is identified by her boyfriend, a look into their relationship and her whereabouts the night of her murder leads us on an interesting journey.

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Purrington Family Massacre

    The Purrington Family Massacre

    In this week's episode, Paul and Kate head to 1806 Augusta, Maine where neighbors are alerted to an active crime scene but are unable to stop almost an entire family from being murdered. With archaic technology, multiple murder weapons, and some survivor statements, will there be enough to close this case? 

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Hair of the Dog

    Hair of the Dog

    On today’s episode, Kate and Paul head to 1978 Washington, D.C. where a cab driver is murdered while finishing his shift. With the dual employments of ballistics and hair analysis, multiple suspects are found in this case that has a truly all-time epilogue.

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Under the Axe PT 2

    Under the Axe PT 2

    In this week's second part of a two-parter, Paul and Kate return to rural Iowa where an investigator tries to locate a murder weapon and the family dog becomes a major factor in the case. 

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Under the Axe PT 1

    Under the Axe PT 1

    In today's episode, the first part of a two-parter, Kate and Paul head to 1900 Iowa where a rural family of 12 experiences a sudden act of violence. Using what rudimentary techniques were available, several suspects emerge.

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    • 55 min
    The Servant Girl Annihilator PT 2

    The Servant Girl Annihilator PT 2

    On today's episode, the conclusion of a two-parter, Paul and Kate return to Austin, Texas as more bodies are found brutally murdered in an eerily similar fashion. After a possible unique print is left at a few crime scenes, the town is on the lookout for a specific offender. 

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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
908 Ratings

908 Ratings

youba97 ,

just brilliant

this podcast is a wonderfully dynamic conversation of an Agatha Christie style of historical true crime storytelling. Kate Winkler Dawson and Paul Holes create a whole scene of time and place and a true portrait of the people involved. It’s the very best of storytelling with two experts who discuss and ask questions. They recreate the people, especially victims of crime. Kate Winkler Dawson and Paul Holes both have smooth as honey voices, I often listen to this podcast when I’m going to sleep. absolutely 5 stars, this concept is so original and listening to the back and forth seems a real privelege

KellyLousie91 ,

Try Crime with Intellect

Love the balance that these two true-crime rockstars have achieved with this conversational but incredibly well researched podcast. Its great to get inside the mind of Paul to understand how crimes are analysed today, and reflect on crimes of the past to highlight how far we have come with modern science. Chefs kiss.

Katep1954 ,

Great chemistry

I love this podcast. Kate and Paul work so well together and it is fascinating to hear them unpick the details of past crimes and to hear how Paul, using his insights, builds a case as it is unfolded by Kate. I highly recommend for anyone interested in hearing how true crimes are investigated and solutions put together.

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