12 episodes

A podcast re-investigating the disappearance of Joseph Smedley.

For more information and to see our source materials visit: www.aheavyweight.com

A Heavy Weight is intended for mature audiences. It discusses topics that may be triggering for some listeners including drug use and suicide.

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/aheavyweight/support

A Heavy Weight A Heavy Weight

    • True Crime
    • 5.0 • 61 Ratings

A podcast re-investigating the disappearance of Joseph Smedley.

For more information and to see our source materials visit: www.aheavyweight.com

A Heavy Weight is intended for mature audiences. It discusses topics that may be triggering for some listeners including drug use and suicide.

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/aheavyweight/support

    Episode 11: Foul Play

    Episode 11: Foul Play

    Join us for our first update episode since the original series aired. You'll hear an update from Joseph's family and we'll share material we didn't include in the original series. 



    Keep following along as we work towards a call campaign on Tuesday, November 15th. 


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    • 24 min
    Episode 10: Where We Are Today

    Episode 10: Where We Are Today

    Episode ten of A Heavy Weight: Where are we today?

    In the series finale we’ll go over the facts in Joseph’s case and hear from outside experts as to what could help have Joseph’s case re-opened.

    We’ll also hear from Joseph’s family about what they want to happen in his case.

    While this is the series finale, for now, we’ll be posting episode updates as we keep working on justice for Joseph.

    Thank you for listening.


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    • 26 min
    Episode 9: Narrative

    Episode 9: Narrative

    Episode nine of A Heavy Weight: What is the narrative in Joseph’s story? Who has tried to control it and why?

    We’re diving into a few strange details in Joseph’s case, starting with the letter found by his roommates. You’ll hear conversations from the time, begging the question, who could’ve written that note? Do law enforcement know something we don’t?

    We’ll also hear from Joseph’s family in the aftermath of his death; why would law enforcement hold onto Joseph’s belongings for the past six years?


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    • 32 min
    Episode 8: Less Than 1%

    Episode 8: Less Than 1%

    Episode eight of A Heavy Weight: Forensic pathologists Dr. Andrea Zaferes and Dr. Darin Wolfe join us again to talk about the likelihood of suicide by drowning in Joseph’s case. What does the evidence tell us? Should his death have been ruled suicide by drowning?


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    • 29 min
    Episode 7: Extremely Unusual

    Episode 7: Extremely Unusual

    Episode seven of A Heavy Weight: We begin to unpack Joseph’s autopsy and toxicology reports with the help of forensic pathologists Dr. Andrea Zaferes and Dr. Darin Wolfe. What do the reports tell us about Joseph’s death?


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    • 39 min
    Episode 6: Confidential Informant

    Episode 6: Confidential Informant

    Episode six of A Heavy Weight: The investigation into Joseph’s death takes shape; but does the story being presented make sense?Joseph’s family try to get more answers from law enforcement and begin to form their own theories about what could’ve happened.


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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

MyKindofLuck ,

Excellent

I do not believe this was a suicide! Doesn’t make sense that the police involved won’t return Joseph’s items or share photos.

Ohio150 ,

Just binged

Heard Vivian on The Fall Line. Great work from a sister and podcaster seeking Justice. Have signed the petition and will share with all I know

Elbybara ,

Excellent coverage of a heartbreaking case

Like a previous reviewer, I learned about this podcast via The Fall Line. And I am LIVID at how people in positions of power have failed Joseph Smedley and his family. Podcast host Stacy does a great job asking questions and highlighting the voices of Joseph’s sisters & father, as well as experts. A big thank you to everyone who contributed to this podcast and to everyone who is working to get this case reopened and properly investigated.

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