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Two barrels, four bodies, and an enigmatic killer. The cold case that changed the way murders will be investigated forever.

Bear Brook New Hampshire Public Radio

    • True Crime

Two barrels, four bodies, and an enigmatic killer. The cold case that changed the way murders will be investigated forever.

    INTRODUCING: Stranglehold

    INTRODUCING: Stranglehold

    Bear Brook host Jason Moon and the NHPR newsroom have been working on a new podcast - and this time it's political.
    Introducing Stranglehold, an investigation into the power and people behind the New Hampshire Primary, and a political story unlike any you've heard before. Find out what happens when one small state gets its hands around our presidential elections and won't let go.
    Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, and learn more about Stranglehold at https://www.strangleholdpodcast.com.
    Stranglehold is co-hosted by Lauren Chooljian and Jack Rodolico
    Original music by Jason Moon and Lucas Anderson
    Stranglehold reporting/production team:
    Lauren Chooljuan, Jack Rodolico, Jason Moon, Casey McDermott, Josh Rogers and the NHPR newsroom.

    • 5 min
    EP 7: The In-Between

    EP 7: The In-Between

    A clue is found buried on an internet message board. DNA is wrestled from rootless hair. Two investigators work parallel leads, and authorities call a press conference.
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    Click here to check out Supervision: Life on Parole, a new four-part podcast from New Hampshire Public Radio.

    • 37 min
    Update 2: Eric Rasmussen

    Update 2: Eric Rasmussen

    A son remembers his father, and searches for clues in his military paperwork. A conversation with one of Terry Rasmussen's surviving children.

    • 19 min
    Update 1: Ripple Effects

    Update 1: Ripple Effects

    This is the first in an unknown number of short updates to the story of the Bear Brook murders that we’ll be producing to let listeners know about any breaking news in the case. 
    This isn't the big news we're hoping to break - stay subscribed for another full episode of Bear Brook that we hope to bring you soon.

    • 9 min
    EP 6: Chameleon

    EP 6: Chameleon

    The case that was solved in reverse leaves many questions unanswered. New methods of inquiry are used to crack other cold cases. Do groundbreaking techniques come at the cost of genetic privacy?
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    • 1 hr
    EP 5: Bloodline (PART 1)

    EP 5: Bloodline (PART 1)

    A child is abandoned. Timelines come together. A family tree begins to take shape. A chameleon is revealed. 
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    • 40 min

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