52 episodes

Retired Cold Case Investigator Paul Holes and Investigative Journalist Billy Jensen dig deep into unsolved murders, unidentified remains and missing persons cases. Each week listeners ride shotgun as Holes and Jensen attempt to solve the crime using a variety of methods, from old-fashioned detective work to advanced technologies including familial DNA searches, social media geotargeting, and maybe most important—the skills of their listeners who send in tips and theories, becoming active members of The Murder Squad. 

Jensen and Holes: The Murder Squad Exactly Right

    • True Crime

Retired Cold Case Investigator Paul Holes and Investigative Journalist Billy Jensen dig deep into unsolved murders, unidentified remains and missing persons cases. Each week listeners ride shotgun as Holes and Jensen attempt to solve the crime using a variety of methods, from old-fashioned detective work to advanced technologies including familial DNA searches, social media geotargeting, and maybe most important—the skills of their listeners who send in tips and theories, becoming active members of The Murder Squad. 

    Jensen and Holes: Winter Distraction with Dateline's Josh Mankiewicz

    Jensen and Holes: Winter Distraction with Dateline's Josh Mankiewicz

    This week Billy and Paul welcome Josh Mankiewicz from NBC's Datelineto talk about some of the most memorable cases he's covered. One case touched Josh on a personal level; the other was memorable for very different reasons. Josh also shares with the guys part of the process of producing true crime for television and what it's been like to see the genre come into its own. 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Jensen and Holes: Winter Distraction with Phoebe Judge from Criminal

    Jensen and Holes: Winter Distraction with Phoebe Judge from Criminal

    This week's Winter Distraction features one of the original true crime podcasters, Phoebe Judge from the Criminal podcast. Paul, Billy and Phoebe discuss some of Criminal's most popular episodes--including one with links to the world of Harry Potter. And Phoebe talks about how the true crime podcast landscape has changed and what it takes to make a great episode. 

    • 48 min
    Jensen and Holes: Winter Distraction-The Case of JonBenet

    Jensen and Holes: Winter Distraction-The Case of JonBenet

    On this week's Winter Distraction, Billy and Paul look into another case they are often asked about-the murder of JonBenet Ramsey. The six-year-old beauty pageant queen was found murdered inside the family home in December of 1996. The case remains unsolved. Billy and Paul weigh in on the evidence at the scene and give their impressions of the case. 

    • 59 min
    Jensen and Holes: Winter Distraction with Karen and Georgia

    Jensen and Holes: Winter Distraction with Karen and Georgia

    On this week's Winter Distraction, Billy and Paul welcome Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark from My Favorite Murder. Billy, Paul, Karen and Georgia discuss the case that the guys get asked the most about--the death of Kathleen Peterson covered in depth on the Netflix series The Staircase. They discuss the case and specifically the "owl theory."

    • 52 min
    Jensen and Holes: Winter Distraction with Lauren Lapkus

    Jensen and Holes: Winter Distraction with Lauren Lapkus

    On this week's Jensen and Holes: Winter Distraction, Billy and Paul welcome the funny and talented film and television actress Lauren Lapkus. They discuss her fictional crime role in Orange is the New Black--including which real life criminal she would want to guard. 

    • 44 min
    Jensen and Holes: Winter Distraction: Jeffrey Epstein (with Small Town Dicks)

    Jensen and Holes: Winter Distraction: Jeffrey Epstein (with Small Town Dicks)

    On this week's Winter Distraction, Billy and Paul welcome the crew from the podcast Small Town Dicks. Billy, Paul, Yeardley Smith (Lisa Simpsons from The Simpsons) and Detectives Dan and Dave will discuss one of the biggest pop culture crime cases in the past year—the Jeffrey Epstein’s “suicide.” We delve into the background that first brought Epstein to the attention of law enforcement, the gross mishandling of his first criminal cases, those he was close to, his final days and the autopsy report. 

    • 1 hr 20 min

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