12 episodes

In a world where some stories go untold, A Heavy Weight is a true crime podcast series that aims to give voice to the voiceless and shed light on forgotten or overlooked cases.

Each season takes you on a gripping journey through the depths of unsolved mysteries, cold cases, and wrongful convictions.

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

Season One: What Happened to Joseph Smedley?

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://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/aheavyweight/support

A Heavy Weight A Heavy Weight

    • True Crime
    • 5.0 • 70 Ratings

In a world where some stories go untold, A Heavy Weight is a true crime podcast series that aims to give voice to the voiceless and shed light on forgotten or overlooked cases.

Each season takes you on a gripping journey through the depths of unsolved mysteries, cold cases, and wrongful convictions.

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

Season One: What Happened to Joseph Smedley?

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://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/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 experts 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
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

mrsgoodytoyou ,

He def didn’t die by suicide

No doubt about it, this case needs to be reopened, and this podcast proves it. The story is told with such clear and concise detail, and leaves me wondering why the case closes with the conclusion of death by suicide, and why it hasn’t gotten more attention.

What'sitreally ,

Engrossing

Fantastic re-creation of the disappearance/ crime time line and engaging storytelling. I think the podcast should have a season two to delve into more crimes that are shrouded in mystery. Great journalism.

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.

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