166 episodes

Season 4 returns 8/8. Host Payne Lindsey heads to the edge of the arctic circle to investigate two mysterious disappearances from Nome, Alaska. Up and Vanished investigates mysterious cold case disappearances with each new season of the hit true crime franchise. Season 1: The case of missing South Georgia teacher, Tara Grinstead, led to two arrests. Season 2: The disappearance of Kristal Reisinger, a young mother who disappeared from a remote Colorado mountain town. Season 3: The North West Montana disappearance of Ashley Loring HeavyRunner, an indigenous woman who went missing from the Blackfeet Nation Indian Reservation. Season 4: The case of missing Alaska Native, Florence Okpealuk and missing 36-year-old Joseph Balderas.

Up and Vanished Tenderfoot TV

    • True Crime
    • 4.3 • 24 Ratings

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Season 4 returns 8/8. Host Payne Lindsey heads to the edge of the arctic circle to investigate two mysterious disappearances from Nome, Alaska. Up and Vanished investigates mysterious cold case disappearances with each new season of the hit true crime franchise. Season 1: The case of missing South Georgia teacher, Tara Grinstead, led to two arrests. Season 2: The disappearance of Kristal Reisinger, a young mother who disappeared from a remote Colorado mountain town. Season 3: The North West Montana disappearance of Ashley Loring HeavyRunner, an indigenous woman who went missing from the Blackfeet Nation Indian Reservation. Season 4: The case of missing Alaska Native, Florence Okpealuk and missing 36-year-old Joseph Balderas.

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    S4E1: No Place Like Nome

    S4E1: No Place Like Nome

    Often Nome, Alaska is claimed to be settled by gold miners, but Alaska Natives have been in the sub-arctic area for thousands of years. It is also unfortunately the site of a disproportionately high number of missing Indigenous and Native Alaskan women. When Up and Vanished host, Payne Lindsey, receives a tip from one of his producers about Florence Okpealuk, an Alaskan native who went missing in 2020, he is drawn to the mystery of her disappearance. As Payne begins his research, he finds an email from Okpeluk's family asking him to cover her case, and is compelled to continue. He will soon learn the difficulty of covering a case in the Land of the Midnight Sun as he begins his journey northward to Nome.


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    • 56 min
    S4E2: Man On West Beach

    S4E2: Man On West Beach

    Florence Okpealuk is not the first Alaska Native to go missing from Nome. Seventeen years prior, Sonya Ivanoff was reported missing by her roommates and was found murdered. The crime has forever left a mark on the relationship between the community and the local police department. Payne arrives in Nome and learns that not much has changed since Ivanoff's tragic end. He connects with journalist and Alaska Native, Alice Qannik Glenn, who shares how the story inspired her journalism and changed the way she viewed the world.


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    • 48 min
    S4E3: Oregon Jon

    S4E3: Oregon Jon

    Talking with locals in Nome, Payne begins to make some progress in finding out who one of the last people to have seen Florence alive is. New accounts of interactions with the miner living on West Beach have led to the uncovering of a man with a nickname that a lot of the town have heard about.


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    • 44 min
    S4E4: Fact or Rumor?

    S4E4: Fact or Rumor?

    A tip received from a local Nomite sends Payne down the rabbit hole to uncover the sender of texts which claim to know exactly what happened to Florence Okpealuk in a tent on West Beach.


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    • 41 min
    S4E5: Finding Jon

    S4E5: Finding Jon

    Payne and his producers beginning planning the best way to get closer to Oregon Jon, with internet sleuthing they eventually discover a trail to go down uncovering hints at how to get close enough to talk to him.


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    • 44 min
    S4E6: Two Truths and a Lie

    S4E6: Two Truths and a Lie

    After messaging him from a fake Facebook account, Payne sets up to meet with the person he wants to talk with the most; Oregon Jon. Deciding to bring along a few of his producers, Payne sets up as many recording devices around the bar as he can in order to covertly capture the full encounter. Can Payne keep up the ruse or will Oregon Jon catch on?


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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

F_r_e_d_ ,

Great podcast

I loved this podcast. It was my first crime story podcast, and I absolutely loved it. The fact that things happen in real time with the follow up is also a great addition. Most of it comes from Payne, and it’s good to see some reserve, empathy and politeness. He is delicate when addressing other people, and that makes a lot (unlike the L.A. one where the host gets impolitely engulfed by the thrill). One negative aspect is the quality of the phone calls: I hope they find a way to link it to the recorder directly instead of recording the speaker…

Ally_Jane ,

Me myself and I

Gave up after 4mn. Sorry but I’m not interested in your life dude. It’s the enigma around a crime that makes me listen to true crime podcasts. Why, when, how etc. you decided to become a true crime podcast host, well, I don’t really care.

Laura in France ,

Addictive and interesting podcast!

I was looking for a new podcast to get lost in. This one does not disappoint! It's amazing how pathetic police investigations can be at the time of a crime, and how much new info a simple podcast can bring to light! I would highly recommend this one, I hope this mystery gets solved, and I will be listening to every episode to find out!!

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