46 episodes

Sometimes, news stories echo in our minds for years after they’ve occurred. With each season of Shattered, we select one of those complex, true stories and take an in-depth look.

Season 4 charts the life and death of Jimmy Hoffa.

Season 3 tells the story of a string of murders that took place in the mid-1970s in Oakland County, Michigan. Many people know the case as the Oakland County Child Killer.

Season 2 tells the story of Rick Wershe Jr., also known as White Boy Rick. At 14, Rick became the youngest FBI informant ever and helped bring down some of Detroit’s biggest drug dealers. Then the FBI abandoned him, and he became the dealer.

Season 1 investigates the disappearance of Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton. The boys’ father, John Skelton, is the main suspect. Almost a decade later, the mystery of what happened to the boys remains open, with their small Michigan hometown wondering - could a father have committed an unimaginable crime?

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Sometimes, news stories echo in our minds for years after they’ve occurred. With each season of Shattered, we select one of those complex, true stories and take an in-depth look.

Season 4 charts the life and death of Jimmy Hoffa.

Season 3 tells the story of a string of murders that took place in the mid-1970s in Oakland County, Michigan. Many people know the case as the Oakland County Child Killer.

Season 2 tells the story of Rick Wershe Jr., also known as White Boy Rick. At 14, Rick became the youngest FBI informant ever and helped bring down some of Detroit’s biggest drug dealers. Then the FBI abandoned him, and he became the dealer.

Season 1 investigates the disappearance of Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton. The boys’ father, John Skelton, is the main suspect. Almost a decade later, the mystery of what happened to the boys remains open, with their small Michigan hometown wondering - could a father have committed an unimaginable crime?

    Introducing: Everything is Fine

    Introducing: Everything is Fine

    As we work away on Shattered: Season 5, host/producer Jeremy Allen is back with a brand new invention. It's a podcast called Everything is Fine.
    As we navigate one of the strangest time periods in history, we are sure to question everything and wonder if what we’re doing is right. The only solid answer available is, “who the hell knows?!”
    Jeremy is a father of three and husband to Kelly. Like most of us, he's working from home currently, while trying this whole homeschooling thing out. It’s territory he's not familiar with - at all!
    Each day for the next few weeks, Jeremy will document what life is like with an audio journal. His family will guest star along the way. Here's a preview.
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    • 6 min
    Joyce - Pt. 2

    Joyce - Pt. 2

    This is part 2 of a 2-part story. This story
    For Joyce Dixson-Haskett, life had hit a fork in the road. She’d just been released from the hospital after receiving a brutal beating. She knew it was only a matter of time before a “date” would lead to something worse than a 13-day hospital stay. If a “John” didn’t end her life, her trafficker might.
    If you or someone you know needs help call the trafficking hotline @ 1 (888) 373-7888
    Watch more of Joyce’s story here and see our entire series on trafficking here.
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    • 21 min
    Joyce - Pt. 1

    Joyce - Pt. 1

    This is part 1 of a 2 part story.
    As a young girl from Saginaw, Michigan, Joyce Dixson-Haskett was molested and abused. As she grew up the abuse got worse, and she would eventually be forced into the world of human trafficking. She would be pushed to a breaking point, where she would have to kill or be killed. But that’s only part of her story. If you or someone you know needs help call the trafficking hotline @ 1 (888) 373-7888
    Watch more of Joyce’s story here and see our entire series on trafficking here.
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    • 21 min
    Hoffa, Chapter 5 - The Finale

    Hoffa, Chapter 5 - The Finale

    In the summer of 1975, Hoffa was running out of options. His long time organized crime associates told him he should take his pension and retire, but he had no interest in that. He wanted the power back in his hands, presidency of the Teamsters Union. He knew that the only way back to glory was if he could convince east coast crime and labor boss Tony Provenzano to back him. What Hoffa didn’t know, was that a decision had already been made. Mob bosses believed Hoffa was going to share their secrets with the FBI, and so, he had to go.
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    • 40 min
    Hoffa, Chapter 4 - The Comeback

    Hoffa, Chapter 4 - The Comeback

    "When it was time for me to go they shackled and chained me like a wild animal: ten pounds of leg irons, belly band, handcuffs, and a chain running up from the leg irons to the handcuffs. There was a caravan to Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary that looked like a scene from Bonnie and Clyde. I don’t know where the hell they thought I was going to run to." - Jimmy Hoffa
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    • 24 min
    Hoffa, Bonus Chapter - The JFK Assassination

    Hoffa, Bonus Chapter - The JFK Assassination

    In episode 3, we spent a few minutes looking at Jimmy Hoffa’s possible connection to the JFK assassination. But there are so many details we couldn’t fit into that episode, so we’ve decided to bring you this bonus chapter about what we learned.
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    • 16 min

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