10 episodes

In 2016, a popular high school senior mysteriously disappeared on the night before Thanksgiving. His remains were found two years later. What happened to Tom Brown in the small town of Canadian, Texas that night? It seems everyone in town’s become a suspect, including Tom’s family, friends, the local sheriff, and a high-flying private investigator. Acclaimed writer Skip Hollandsworth digs into the mystery that’s torn this town apart in this eight-part true crime podcast series.

From the Texas Monthly team behind “Boomtown”—a popular eleven-part podcast series about the culture and economy of the West Texas oil fields—“Tom Brown’s Body” launches September 29 and is the first narrative podcast series from Hollandsworth.

Tom Brown's Body Texas Monthly

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 43 Ratings

In 2016, a popular high school senior mysteriously disappeared on the night before Thanksgiving. His remains were found two years later. What happened to Tom Brown in the small town of Canadian, Texas that night? It seems everyone in town’s become a suspect, including Tom’s family, friends, the local sheriff, and a high-flying private investigator. Acclaimed writer Skip Hollandsworth digs into the mystery that’s torn this town apart in this eight-part true crime podcast series.

From the Texas Monthly team behind “Boomtown”—a popular eleven-part podcast series about the culture and economy of the West Texas oil fields—“Tom Brown’s Body” launches September 29 and is the first narrative podcast series from Hollandsworth.

    8. The Remains

    8. The Remains

    "I'm definitely more paranoid wherever I go. I definitely watch my back more and pay attention to what's going on around me."

    • 42 min
    7. The Wake

    7. The Wake

    "The people of the town are calling us and saying, 'Do we have a monster that lives in our community?' I wish I could give them Solace."

    • 41 min
    6. The Thicket

    6. The Thicket

    "I'm like, 'What the heck is that?' So, I walk around some shrubs, and as I get closer I can see that it kind of looks like bone."

    • 28 min
    5. Unusual Suspects

    5. Unusual Suspects

    “It's kind of strange that your investigator calls this search, and lo and behold, right after he starts the search, a cell phone is found.”

    • 44 min
    4. Lake Marvin Road

    4. Lake Marvin Road

    "I'm sitting there thinking, 'Oh God, I'm so scared right now.' I couldn't convince them. And so I just let them hammer me."

    • 39 min
    3. Evil Has Come to Canadian

    3. Evil Has Come to Canadian

    "Makes you want to go to the church, get on your knees and say a few words, right?

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

misLucy ,

Great podcast!

Quite a few unanswered questions in this one. Intriguing. Great narrator, thank you Skip, fantastic job. I felt so sad after it ended. I want to help with the investigation! Both theories of the PI’s are ridiculous, shot in the car, please. Even a first year student would know that’s not reasonable with no blood evidence. And then the idea of a cover up by Lewis, that’s just a personal vendetta. Although, that idea is the most believable of all the rumours. I can totally see Lewder a covering for someone in that very close knit town. What’s next on you ur agenda? 🇨🇦

tom rad ,

Fascinating

Good show. The pristine phone recovery thing is *weird*.

Jenkinsdraws ,

Professional. Excellent.

Podcasts by professioal journalists are often well done. This one is; very well written, narrated, edited and without annoying sensationalism, obnoxious ambient music or relying on rambling, pointless interviews. Only negative is the seies is dragged out for far too long. You listen to a long episode and realize that not much happened.Some editing and condensing would help.

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