86 episodes

On Buried Bones, journalist Kate Winkler Dawson and retired investigator Paul Holes dissect some of history’s most compelling true crime cases from centuries ago. Together, they explore these very old cases through a 21st century lens. With their years of expertise and knowledge of modern forensics, they reflect on how far science has come and bring new insight to old mysteries. 

Together, Kate and Paul have examined many cases including the 1932 Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the first time fingerprinting was used as evidence in a courtroom and a possible serial killer in 1960s Nashville. They ask, was the right person convicted or was someone wrongfully accused?

See pictures, diagrams and evidence from each case on Instagram @buriedbonespod.

Buried Bones is part of the Exactly Right podcast network that provides a platform for bold, creative voices to bring to life provocative, entertaining and relatable stories for audiences everywhere. The Exactly Right roster of podcasts covers a variety of topics including true crime, comedic interviews, news, science, pop culture and more. The network is home to My Favorite Murder hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, This Podcast Will Kill You, That's Messed Up: An SVU Podcast, Tenfold More Wicked and more.

Buried Bones - a historical true crime podcast with Kate Winkler Dawson and Paul Holes Exactly Right

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 24K Ratings

On Buried Bones, journalist Kate Winkler Dawson and retired investigator Paul Holes dissect some of history’s most compelling true crime cases from centuries ago. Together, they explore these very old cases through a 21st century lens. With their years of expertise and knowledge of modern forensics, they reflect on how far science has come and bring new insight to old mysteries. 

Together, Kate and Paul have examined many cases including the 1932 Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the first time fingerprinting was used as evidence in a courtroom and a possible serial killer in 1960s Nashville. They ask, was the right person convicted or was someone wrongfully accused?

See pictures, diagrams and evidence from each case on Instagram @buriedbonespod.

Buried Bones is part of the Exactly Right podcast network that provides a platform for bold, creative voices to bring to life provocative, entertaining and relatable stories for audiences everywhere. The Exactly Right roster of podcasts covers a variety of topics including true crime, comedic interviews, news, science, pop culture and more. The network is home to My Favorite Murder hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, This Podcast Will Kill You, That's Messed Up: An SVU Podcast, Tenfold More Wicked and more.

    The Cigar Girl PT 2

    The Cigar Girl PT 2

    On this week's episode, the conclusion of a two-parter, Paul and Kate return to 1841 New York City where they hope to shine some light on an unsolved murder of a 21-year-old woman. Following the analysis of the coroner, the body and the crime scene provide lots of theories on how she met her demise. 
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Presenting: Wicked Words - Kate Winkler Dawson's True Crime Talk Show

    Presenting: Wicked Words - Kate Winkler Dawson's True Crime Talk Show

    Buried Bones presents this episode of Wicked Words, Kate Winkler Dawson's weekly true crime talk show. Every Monday, Kate interviews journalists, podcasters and authors about their fascinating behind-the-scenes stories from their investigations in the world of true crime, many of which have never been shared before. 
    In this episode, Kate is joined by author Patricia Cornwell and together they discuss the book Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper, Case Closed. This book presents Patricia’s extensive research and opinion on his identity. She believes that Jack the Ripper was a German-British artist named Walter Sickert, a controversial opinion according to some Ripperologists. In this episode, you’ll hear why.  
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    • 52 min
    The Cigar Girl PT 1

    The Cigar Girl PT 1

    On today’s episode, the first part of a two-parter, Kate and Paul head to 1841 New York City where a young woman has gained attention for her looks. One day she does not return home to her crowded boarding house and the number of suspects is staggering. 
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    • 58 min
    Sands of Crime

    Sands of Crime

    In this week's episode, Paul and Kate head to 1965 Australia where two young friends go missing on a secluded beach. After the children they were caring for find their way to the authorities, a search begins that leads to a very involved investigation. 

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Roadside Secrets

    Roadside Secrets

    On today's episode, Kate and Paul take us to a town outside of Albany, NY in 1959 where a bus driver has spotted the body of a young woman in a ditch on the side of the road. After she is identified by her boyfriend, a look into their relationship and her whereabouts the night of her murder leads us on an interesting journey.

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Purrington Family Massacre

    The Purrington Family Massacre

    In this week's episode, Paul and Kate head to 1806 Augusta, Maine where neighbors are alerted to an active crime scene but are unable to stop almost an entire family from being murdered. With archaic technology, multiple murder weapons, and some survivor statements, will there be enough to close this case? 

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    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24K Ratings

24K Ratings

annajacoby ,

I look forward to every episode!

Paul and Kate are true professionals and I love listening to them so much. The cases might be old, but Paul’s contribution to the discussion is always incredible and I learned so much every single time. I highly recommend it!

Khoffman4 ,

Not just another true crime podcast

Stumbled upon this show and fell in love with it. It’s not another set of young woman that are difficult to listen to because of their vocal fry and poor use of English. These are intelligent, well spoken adults that present a clear story. It definitely holds my attention. Two thumbs up! Keep up the great work!

Nezzie59 ,

One of my favorites

Buried Bones is one of my favorite podcasts! I love hearing about old crimes and how new science with Paul Holes would approach solving them! Thank you!

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