16 episodes

Welcome signs proclaim it “America’s Most Beautiful Small Town.” It’s considered the Bourbon Capital of the World. And in many ways, Bardstown, Kentucky is just like a lot of small, tight-knit communities all across the country. But just under the surface, there’s something darker. Not everyone wants to talk about it. And a lot of people would rather forget. That’s because since 2013, Bardstown has also been the site of five unsolved murders. Now, the team behind “Bomber,” “True Crime Chronicles,” and “88 Days” is digging into these cases to find out what’s really happening in Bardstown, and whether these murders could be related. And along the way uncovering a history of violence and fear in this otherwise quintessential southern town. Bardstown launches August 28.

Bardstown VAULT Studios

    • True Crime
    • 4.4, 4.1K Ratings

Welcome signs proclaim it “America’s Most Beautiful Small Town.” It’s considered the Bourbon Capital of the World. And in many ways, Bardstown, Kentucky is just like a lot of small, tight-knit communities all across the country. But just under the surface, there’s something darker. Not everyone wants to talk about it. And a lot of people would rather forget. That’s because since 2013, Bardstown has also been the site of five unsolved murders. Now, the team behind “Bomber,” “True Crime Chronicles,” and “88 Days” is digging into these cases to find out what’s really happening in Bardstown, and whether these murders could be related. And along the way uncovering a history of violence and fear in this otherwise quintessential southern town. Bardstown launches August 28.

    Selena: A Star Dies in Texas is now live!

    Selena: A Star Dies in Texas is now live!

    1995 was supposed to be a breakout year for Selena Quintanilla-Pérez. Already a multi-platinum recording artist and Grammy Award winner who was dubbed the “Queen of Tejano Music,” Selena and her band played to a sold-out Houston Astrodome in February, and an upcoming crossover album was set to launch her into mainstream superstardom. Yet there were long-simmering tensions in Selena’s personal and business life that were about to alter the course of her life.
    On March 31, 1995, in a motel room in Corpus Christi, Selena was gunned down by her close friend and fan club manager Yolanda Saldívar.
    25 years later, VAULT Studios brings these events to life in “Selena: A Star Dies in Texas,” a new podcast series that dives deep into Selena’s life, death and legacy.
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    • 2 min
    VAULT Studios presents "Selena: A Star Dies in Texas"

    VAULT Studios presents "Selena: A Star Dies in Texas"

    Twenty-five years ago, Selena Quintanilla-Perez was already a legend in the Tejano music world and on the verge of superstardom. But on March 31, 1995, Selena’s close friend Yolanda Saldívar pulled a gun from her purse and fired a single bullet. Selena was pronounced dead a short time later. 
    Selena’s murder left her family, friends and fans around the world stunned, heartbroken and speechless. In the days, months and years that followed, one question would linger: "why?" Why would someone who claimed to be the singer’s best friend, someone so close to her, choose to end her life? What events in the hours and days before the murder led Saldívar to kill Selena? 
    With access to an extraordinary archive of rare and never-before-heard audio from our network of TV newsrooms across Texas, VAULT Studios, the network behind Bardstown and The Officer’s Wife, brings you the story of a superstar, a superfan, and the shocking murder that ended the life of a bright young star.
    Selena: A Star Dies in Texas is coming this Spring.  
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/selena-a-star-dies-in-texas/id1505572990
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    • 3 min
    The Officer's Wife: A New Podcast from VAULT Studios

    The Officer's Wife: A New Podcast from VAULT Studios

    In April 2016, hours after an argument with his wife Jessica, Griffin, Georgia police officer Matthew Boynton radios for assistance and reports hearing two gunshots coming from inside his home. Officers rush to the scene to find Jessica Boynton inside a locked closet, with an apparent gunshot wound to her head. Underneath her body, officers find her husband's service weapon. But this story of small-town romance gone wrong was far from over. The investigation into what really happened inside that closet and what happened next would captivate a small town and change the lives of one family forever. The Officer's Wife is a VAULT Studios production in collaboration with 11Alive in Atlanta.
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    • 2 min
    Urge to Kill Trailer: A New Podcast from VAULT Studios

    Urge to Kill Trailer: A New Podcast from VAULT Studios

    From KGW8 in Portland, Oregon and the studio that brought you Bardstown, a new podcast that delves into the story of a young woman who disappeared in the middle of a July night in 2016. The horrific details of her brutal rape and eventual death shook the residents of a quiet town in the Pacific Northwest. Her killer would go on to terrorize several other families in a multi-state crime spree, simply because he said the had the "urge to kill."
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    • 1 min
    Listener feedback and questions with Shay McAlister and Jessica Noll

    Listener feedback and questions with Shay McAlister and Jessica Noll

    This week we answer some of your burning questions about the cases in Bardstown!
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    • 33 min
    Connections

    Connections

    In the final chapter of our story, we ask the same question that Bardstown residents have been asking for years: Are these cases connected? 
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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
4.1K Ratings

4.1K Ratings

Freckles0919 ,

Couldn’t get through it

I tried really hard, but couldn’t get through it... too many unanswered questions!!! But, i only got up to episode 4... are any questions answered?

whatwouldcoopdo ,

Listened through the whole series twice!

I don’t understand all the complaints about this podcast. I loved it and listened to it twice all the way through. Strongly recommend! Fascinating series of events.

Ekth222 ,

Interesting Story/Poor Narration

I have a lot of interest in this story being from Kentucky. The podcast brings up new details that I hadn't heard yet from other sources. I have to agree though that the narrators voice was not a good fit. Part of a great story is a great storyteller and her monotone voice made it hard to push through each episode.

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