107 episodes

Small Town Dicks is a podcast about the big-time crime that’s happening in Small Town, USA. Each episode features the detectives who broke the case in their small town, and includes assets like jailhouse phone calls, suspect interviews and 9-1-1 calls. The show is anchored by veteran, identical-twin detectives Dan and Dave, and hosted by actress, Yeardley Smith.

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    • 4.8 • 420 Ratings

Small Town Dicks is a podcast about the big-time crime that’s happening in Small Town, USA. Each episode features the detectives who broke the case in their small town, and includes assets like jailhouse phone calls, suspect interviews and 9-1-1 calls. The show is anchored by veteran, identical-twin detectives Dan and Dave, and hosted by actress, Yeardley Smith.

    Firestarter

    Firestarter

    Firefighters get called to a late-night fire. Police see a white Jeep leaving the area and catch the license plate. As Ret. Det. Dawn starts her investigation, she finds a trail of destruction that leads back to a man who tells law enforcement it wasn’t him because he was buying a phone at 3 am. Yep. 

    Special Guest:  Retired Detective Dawn
    Dawn is a U.S. Army veteran and now a retired detective.  During her career, she became an expert in Arson Investigation and Computer Forensics and worked with the DOJ, ATF, and other national and international agencies.  For her work, Dawn has earned awards from the International Association of Arson Investigators and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.  Since retiring, Dawn continues to train new officers and investigators in sexual assault investigations and has earned a National award for her efforts as a firearms instructor at her State’s Police Academy.  

    • 41 min
    The Fourth Man

    The Fourth Man

    A military general from a Southeast Asian country gets arrested in the United States, along with his bodyguard, for orchestrating a million-dollar heroin deal. However, not content to sit and wait for their trial to begin, the two men plan a jailbreak. They just need two other participants to pull it off, which is how one of our favorite guests, Sgt. David becomes the Fourth Man.

    Special Guest: Sgt. David

    Sgt. David is a 30-year veteran of law enforcement. As a detective, he has lead investigations into murder, child abuse, robbery, narcotics, auto theft, burglary, and sexual assault. He has worked patrol, is currently the SWAT team commander, and is in charge of his agency’s detective bureau.

    • 39 min
    Nullum Corpus

    Nullum Corpus

    Darrell, the donut maker, doesn’t show up for work one morning, which is highly unusual for him. When Investigator Tracey and her team are called in they find evidence of a violent, bloody confrontation at Darrell’s home, but still no sign of Darrell. This became a groundbreaking case for prosecutors in Tracey’s jurisdiction.

    Special Guest:  Investigator Tracey

    After reading her first Nancy Drew mystery at age 7 Inv. Tracey knew that she wanted to solve real-life mysteries.  She graduated from Auburn University with a BS in Criminal Justice/ Law Enforcement.  She attended the police academy in 1983 as one of only a few females in her class.  For the next 30 years, she was a Criminal Investigator for the Solicitor General and District Attorney's offices.  She is married to a retired Federal Special Agent, has two grown sons and a Jack Russell fur baby

    • 59 min
    Amanda

    Amanda

    A discussion about what happened to Amanda, the victim from episode 4, and how the police department can make changes that will better serve vulnerable victims.

    Special Guest:  Detective Jay 

    Detective Jay has been in law enforcement for 18 years. He began his route into police work at age 19, when he joined the Explorers, or Youth Volunteers, and started going on ride-a-longs with law enforcement in his hometown. In 2004 he became a sworn police officer and for the next 10 years served on Patrol. In 2014, he was promoted to Detective in the Person Crimes department where he now investigates homicides, assaults, and sex crimes in his small town.

     

    • 18 min
    A Dangerous Caller

    A Dangerous Caller

    Amanda is a troubled pre-teen who lives with her grandmother. When Grandma discovers that Amanda has been sneaking out at night and that grown men have been sending her pornographic photos, Grandma calls the cops. Detectives Kyle and Jay start an investigation that uncovers a sophisticated overseas predator with multiple victims. 

    Special Guests:  Detective Jay and Detective Kyle

    Detective Jay has been in law enforcement for 18 years. He began his route into police work at age 19, when he joined the Explorers, or Youth Volunteers, and started going on ride-a-longs with law enforcement in his hometown. In 2004 he became a sworn police officer and for the next 10 years served on Patrol. In 2014, he was promoted to Detective in the Person Crimes department where he now investigates homicides, assaults, and sex crimes in his small town.

    Detective Kyle has been a law enforcement officer for 13 years.  He is currently a Narcotics Detective and a member of SWAT at his police agency.

    • 56 min
    The Man in the Van

    The Man in the Van

    A woman is out jogging on a country road when she sees a white van in the area that appears to be lost. As the woman goes up to the driver to offer directions, she notices he’s holding handcuffs and a roll of duct tape. 

    Special Guest: Captain Terri 

    Captain Terri has been in law enforcement for 23 years. Over the course of her career, she has been a dispatcher, a corrections officer, a patrol deputy, and a detective sergeant before being promoted Captain in 2014. One of her focuses as a law enforcement agent has been helping victims maneuver through the criminal justice system.  She has a master's degree in criminal justice. 

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
420 Ratings

420 Ratings

just call me happy ,

Love this show!

I really enjoy this podcast! I am disappointed that many listeners are finding fault with the running of the podcast. Each to their own but I find this podcast to be one of the best shows out there.
I listened to the show about a fellow police officer that was killed when a woman tried to run his motorcycle off the road. I cried right along with Dan and Dave as they told their story, no other podcast has caused me to feel the raw emotion that this one does. There are lots of other episodes where there are lots of humour. Please just listen to these great stories for what they give and not worry about some of the small stuff.
Keep up the good work you guys and girls.
Thank you from Canada

bekah g slice ,

Season 7 Emotions

Hello Yeardley, Dan, and Dave. I have been a fan, and an avid listener of your podcast since, I think, Episode 5. I am constantly telling people how fantastic your podcast is. What a crazy year, with so many tragedies, and an overwhelming amount of heavy news, which just constantly floods our news feed. Despite the fact that in each of your episodes, you delve into the raw, real, and harsher side of society, you do it with an emphatic amount of grace, with great respect for the victims. I hope you know, Dan and Dave, that in this present climate, your voice on this podcast is doing wonders for young listeners questioning law enforcement, or maybe don’t understand it. I so appreciate you both explaining your actions, taking the time to clarify tactics, taking a clear stance in your morals, and also helping laymen like me understand darker sides of society. I am a young student, going into nursing, but I work in a hospital right now as a service worker. I see officers on a daily basic working, and supporting us hospital staff, whether that be helping us restrain a patient who has just been given Naloxone, directing lost visitors, or transporting bodies; everywhere you go, you are needed. In the streets, to house calls, car accidents, lost animals, in hospitals..
Be encouraged, and know, you touch so many with your vulnerability, and unbelievable strength. You may not feel it all the time, but even more than being appreciated, you are loved by your community. We thank you for your service, and care to put the greater good above your own comfort.
You talk about how you both had great FTO’s. I think that you are taking on this role, as a anonymous and virtual FTO, for a lot of people all over the world. You are leading and teaching the next generation of Law Enforcement, and I think you are doing an excellent job. Thank you for that.

Ps. Yeardley, you are equally fantastic, and so essential as well. You are a beautiful person for allowing these detectives and officers to ‘unpack’ their boxes, and share their load a little bit.

Keep up the AMAZING work, team.

Yours truly,
Rebekah

Howee70 ,

Love, love, love it

Great show, found it a month ago and binge listening all episodes. Like the stories even though they are small town they are interesting. Like listening to the police tell there cases, learning new lingo and what happened to people after. Well done, great listen I hope this goes on forever.

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