33 episodes

In 2019, we brought you the story of five unsolved murders in and around the small, tight-knit town of Bardstown, Kentucky. Season 2 brings us to a bayou community in Louisiana — Lacombe — where the wife of a local fire chief is missing the day a mysterious fire rips through her house. 'Beyond Bardstown: Lacombe' will explore why Nanette Krentel turned that home into a fortress, and ultimately, how that fortress failed to protect her. WWL-TV Investigative Reporter Katie Moore shares a story she’s been following since 2017. A story about fear, loss and a family's search for answers.Season 2 of 'Bardstown' is coming March 31, 2021.

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    • 4.4 • 5K Ratings

In 2019, we brought you the story of five unsolved murders in and around the small, tight-knit town of Bardstown, Kentucky. Season 2 brings us to a bayou community in Louisiana — Lacombe — where the wife of a local fire chief is missing the day a mysterious fire rips through her house. 'Beyond Bardstown: Lacombe' will explore why Nanette Krentel turned that home into a fortress, and ultimately, how that fortress failed to protect her. WWL-TV Investigative Reporter Katie Moore shares a story she’s been following since 2017. A story about fear, loss and a family's search for answers.Season 2 of 'Bardstown' is coming March 31, 2021.

    Lacombe: Ashes

    Lacombe: Ashes

    More than three years after the fire in Lacombe, Nanette Krentel’s family refuses to let her case go unsolved.
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    • 34 min
    Lacombe: Still Smoldering

    Lacombe: Still Smoldering

    One year later, a tense meeting between investigators and Nanette’s family shines a light on the family’s frustration about a lack of answers. 
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    • 45 min
    Lacombe: A Second Opinion

    Lacombe: A Second Opinion

    Nanette’s family turns up the heat and brings in outside experts to examine the investigation and her autopsy.
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    • 33 min
    Lacombe: Manner of Death

    Lacombe: Manner of Death

    New details emerge about the morning of the fire, and investigators uncover potentially significant evidence in the ashes of the Krentel residence.
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    • 34 min
    Lacombe: The Funeral

    Lacombe: The Funeral

    As family and friends prepare for Nanette Krentel’s memorial service, they learn investigators may be holding on to crucial information about her death.
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    • 34 min
    Lacombe: More and More Afraid

    Lacombe: More and More Afraid

    Nanette’s fear wasn’t unfounded according to those who knew her well. We learn more about what caused her to isolate more and more in her final days.  
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
5K Ratings

5K Ratings

JennRoseWrathful ,

Overall good w/ some frustrations

3.5 stars This is in regards to the 2nd season, which I feel is step down from season 1.
Interesting case but the investigation by the journalist seems so half measured. I have absolutely no trouble believing a small town law enforcement/local government can be involved in at least enough of a coverup to refuse to dig too deeply. Or be so poorly trained that things are obviously botched and egos refuse to accept wrongdoing, but the only side we hear are opinions from the victims family and friends, almost none of whom are even in the same state.
However, my biggest frustration is how absolutely no one questions why the victim, Nanette, seems to have lived a state of perpetual paranoia. She’s terrified of at least 3 different men mentioned in the podcast (brother in law, stepson, and random meter reader who is only mentioned in one episode, but apparently scared her so much she was panicked and unable to operate her own security system). She surrounds herself with guns. She continually laments how her husband isn’t or can’t protect her. From what? From whom? WHY was this woman in a state of paralyzing fear almost continuously? To me it sounds more like a mental illness, except for the part where she dies violently and mysteriously.
What a glaring, overlooked aspect of the case that everyone just glosses over.

ebieger ,

Interesting story so far but…

I’m enjoying the story and structure of season 1, but the narrator sounds like she’s completely bored. This is the second podcast where the female narrator is putting me to sleep. There’s nothing wrong with some inflection, in fact I highly recommend it.

GCR64 ,

Second season is bad!

To many repetitive family interviews. No additional research was done by the presenter. Not worth your time.

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