7 episodes

In 1973, David Kushner's 11-year-old older brother Jon biked through a suburban Florida forest to buy candy for his little brother, and never returned. Decades later, now an accomplished journalist and author, Kushner investigates his brother’s case and the profound impact it had on his family and community. Piecing together police reports, interviews, and the memories of loved ones––David tells the story of what happened to his family and his town, after his brother disappeared.

Credits:
Jessica Grimshaw- For USG Audio
Josh Bloch- For USG Audio
Jennifer Sears- For USG Audio
Gretta Cohn- Executive Producer
David Kushner- Executive Producer, Host
Emmy Rossum- Executive Producer
Alex Sujong Laughlin- Producer
James T. Green- Producer, Sound Designer
Sara Nics- Executive Editor
Lacy Roberts- Managing Producer
Rick Kwan- Mix Engineer
Nocturnal Sound- Sound Design
 This is a USG Audio Podcast in collaboration with Transmitter Media. 

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    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 372 Ratings

In 1973, David Kushner's 11-year-old older brother Jon biked through a suburban Florida forest to buy candy for his little brother, and never returned. Decades later, now an accomplished journalist and author, Kushner investigates his brother’s case and the profound impact it had on his family and community. Piecing together police reports, interviews, and the memories of loved ones––David tells the story of what happened to his family and his town, after his brother disappeared.

Credits:
Jessica Grimshaw- For USG Audio
Josh Bloch- For USG Audio
Jennifer Sears- For USG Audio
Gretta Cohn- Executive Producer
David Kushner- Executive Producer, Host
Emmy Rossum- Executive Producer
Alex Sujong Laughlin- Producer
James T. Green- Producer, Sound Designer
Sara Nics- Executive Editor
Lacy Roberts- Managing Producer
Rick Kwan- Mix Engineer
Nocturnal Sound- Sound Design
 This is a USG Audio Podcast in collaboration with Transmitter Media. 

    Bit o’ Honey

    Bit o’ Honey

    A new perspective is revealed during one last bike ride

    • 23 min
    Who do you want to be?

    Who do you want to be?

    Jonathan’s brothers fight for him, one last time

    • 26 min
    A Letter from Florida

    A Letter from Florida

    As David pursues questions about his brother’s story, a letter from Florida brings surprising answers

    • 29 min
    Jonathan’s Covenant

    Jonathan’s Covenant

    The family comes to terms with a new reality

    • 23 min
    The Woods

    The Woods

    The search for Jonathan begins, as the community comes together

    • 27 min
    Snappy Gator Gum

    Snappy Gator Gum

    Jonathan goes through the woods to a store for his brother David’s favorite candy, and never returns

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
372 Ratings

372 Ratings

Messyboysaremylife ,

5 star podcast

Wow is all I can convey about this podcast. It’s beautifully written and produced.

Joey 2050 ,

Dealing with Grief

How amazing that Elie Weisel was part of this family's story of dealig with the loss of their son and brother. You listen and want to know what is next, what is next. . . A tragic true story told in such a calm yet forceful manner. Thank you for this.

BigEinThumb ,

Makes you appreciate and celebrate life

What an amazing story and story telling. This is so much more than about a crime it’s about living life to the fullest and making the most of the hand you are dealt. Thank you so much.

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