21 episodes

Cold is a narrative podcast series focused on missing persons cases. Investigative journalist and host Dave Cawley takes on a single story with each season. Season 1 tells of the unsolved disappearance of Susan Powell on Dec. 7, 2009. Season 2 digs into the vanishing of Joyce Yost on Aug. 10, 1985. Cold is a KSL Podcast.
Bonus content, including pictures and case materials on the Cold website.
Cold season 1 and 2 can be found on Amazon Music.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 38.7K Ratings

Cold is a narrative podcast series focused on missing persons cases. Investigative journalist and host Dave Cawley takes on a single story with each season. Season 1 tells of the unsolved disappearance of Susan Powell on Dec. 7, 2009. Season 2 digs into the vanishing of Joyce Yost on Aug. 10, 1985. Cold is a KSL Podcast.
Bonus content, including pictures and case materials on the Cold website.
Cold season 1 and 2 can be found on Amazon Music.

    Talking Cold: Discussion of Episode 11

    Talking Cold: Discussion of Episode 11

    A man who defended Doug Lovell in court has a few things to say about what went down. Hosts Ann Dent and Sheryl Worsley spoke with defense attorney Mike Bouwhuis. Cold Host Dave Cawley joins the show for big moments.

    Talking Cold is honest and frank conversations about the issues brought forward in the latest episode of the Cold podcast. We begin with Cold season 2: Justice for Joyce. Three ladies, Amy Donaldson, Ann Dent and Sheryl Worsley will talk about weighty issues like sexual assault, the death penalty and failures of the criminal justice system. The goal is more conversation and more understanding.

    Spoiler alert! You will want to listen to the main story on Amazon Music before listening to our conversation because we will talk about what happens on the show. 

    Share your perspective. #JusticeForJoyceYost #TalkingCold Twitter Instagram Facebook

     If you or someone close to you has experienced rape or any other form of sexual abuse, you can go to RAINN.org to connect with free resources anywhere in the United States. 

     Episode credits: Hosts: Ann Dent, Sheryl WorsleyAudio production: Nina EarnestAudio mixing: Trent SellKSL executive producer: Sheryl WorsleyWorkhouse Media executive producers: Paul Anderson, Nick Panella, Andrew GreenwoodAmazon Music team: Morgan Jones, Eliza Mills, Vanessa Rebbert, Shea Simpson

    • 47 min
    Talking Cold: Discussion of Episode 10

    Talking Cold: Discussion of Episode 10

    Investigators conducted five official searches for Joyce Yost's body, but came up empty. Cadaver dogs were used multiple times. Amy Donaldson and Sheryl Worsley talk with cadaver dog trainer Jayson Harames with Utah Search Dogs about the abilities and limitations of dogs in finding human remains.

    Talking Cold is honest and frank conversations about the issues brought forward in the latest episode of the Cold podcast. We begin with Cold season 2: Justice for Joyce. Three ladies, Amy Donaldson, Ann Dent and Sheryl Worsley will talk about weighty issues like sexual assault, the death penalty and failures of the criminal justice system. The goal is more conversation and more understanding.

    Spoiler alert! You will want to listen to the main story on Amazon Music before listening to our conversation because we will talk about what happens on the show. 

    Share your perspective. #JusticeForJoyceYost #TalkingCold Twitter Instagram Facebook

     If you or someone close to you has experienced rape or any other form of sexual abuse, you can go to RAINN.org to connect with free resources anywhere in the United States. 

     Episode credits: Hosts: Amy Donaldson, Sheryl WorsleyAudio production: Nina EarnestAudio mixing: Trent SellKSL executive producer: Sheryl WorsleyWorkhouse Media executive producers: Paul Anderson, Nick Panella, Andrew GreenwoodAmazon Music team: Morgan Jones, Eliza Mills, Vanessa Rebbert, Shea Simpson

    • 41 min
    Talking Cold: Discussion of Episode 9

    Talking Cold: Discussion of Episode 9

    When a criminal defendant gets the death penalty it can feel like a life sentence to the families of the victims. Amy and Sheryl speak with Matt Hunsaker, whose mother, Maurine Hunsaker, was murdered when he was 10 years old in 1986. The ladies also speak with former capital case defense attorney Mark Moffat about the state of the death penalty in Utah. Lastly, Amy and Sheryl talk about what it's like to witness a firing squad execution, which they've each done.

    Talking Cold is honest and frank conversations about the issues brought forward in the latest episode of the Cold podcast. We begin with Cold season 2: Justice for Joyce. Three ladies, Amy Donaldson, Ann Dent and Sheryl Worsley will talk about weighty issues like sexual assault, the death penalty and failures of the criminal justice system. The goal is more conversation and more understanding.

    Spoiler alert! You will want to listen to the main story on Amazon Music before listening to our conversation because we will talk about what happens on the show. 

    Share your perspective. #JusticeForJoyceYost #TalkingCold Twitter Instagram Facebook

     If you or someone close to you has experienced rape or any other form of sexual abuse, you can go to RAINN.org to connect with free resources anywhere in the United States. 

     Episode credits: Hosts: Amy Donaldson, Sheryl WorsleyAudio production: Nina EarnestAudio mixing: Trent SellKSL executive producer: Sheryl WorsleyWorkhouse Media executive producers: Paul Anderson, Nick Panella, Andrew GreenwoodAmazon Music team: Morgan Jones, Eliza Mills, Vanessa Rebbert, Shea Simpson

    • 50 min
    Midseason Catch-up

    Midseason Catch-up

    Spoiler alert! We're halfway through season 2 of Cold. Have you started listening yet? If not, find out what you've been missing in this wrap-up of the first half of the season. Or, get caught up with all of the episodes right now for free exclusively on Amazon Music and Wondery Plus.

    Joyce Yost had never met the man who followed her home on an April night in 1985, who kidnapped and raped her. He threatened to kill her, but she went to police anyway. Then, she vanished. Joyce has never been found. Now, investigative journalist Dave Cawley delves into the decades-old case to uncover the details of a murder-for-hire plot to silence Joyce. Cold reveals flaws in the system that left Joyce unprotected, examines pitfalls of the death penalty and asks if there’s such a thing as justice for Joyce Yost.

    Cold season 2 is exclusive to Amazon Music. You can download the free Amazon Music app and follow Cold so you won't miss an episode. You can also ask Alexa to play the Cold podcast on your Echo device.

    Share your thoughts: #JusticeForJoyceYost #ColdPodcast Twitter Instagram Facebook

    Survivors of rape, sexual abuse and sexual assault and their allies in the United States can connect with free resources at https://www.rainn.org/.

    Additional case materials including photos, videos and a who's who list at https://thecoldpodcast.com/season-2/.

    • 4 min
    Talking Cold: Discussion of Episode 8

    Talking Cold: Discussion of Episode 8

    What is it like to work as a detective investigating Cold cases? Amy Donaldson and Sheryl Worsley sat down with Special Agent Brian Davis of the Utah State Bureau of Investigation and member of the state's new Cold Case Unit. He discusses what it's like to investigate a murder when there is no body and the biggest, most rewarding case of his career.

    Talking Cold is honest and frank conversations about the issues brought forward in the latest episode of the Cold podcast. We begin with Cold season 2: Justice for Joyce. Three ladies, Amy Donaldson, Ann Dent and Sheryl Worsley will talk about weighty issues like sexual assault, the death penalty and failures of the criminal justice system. The goal is more conversation and more understanding.

    Spoiler alert! You will want to listen to the main story on Amazon Music before listening to our conversation because we will talk about what happens on the show. 

    Share your perspective. #JusticeForJoyceYost #TalkingCold Twitter Instagram Facebook

     If you or someone close to you has experienced rape or any other form of sexual abuse, you can go to RAINN.org to connect with free resources anywhere in the United States. 

     Episode credits: Hosts: Amy Donaldson, Sheryl WorsleyAudio production: Nina EarnestAudio mixing: Trent SellKSL executive producer: Sheryl WorsleyWorkhouse Media executive producers: Paul Anderson, Nick Panella, Andrew GreenwoodAmazon Music team: Morgan Jones, Eliza Mills, Vanessa Rebbert, Shea Simpson

    • 40 min
    Talking Cold: Discussion of Episode 7

    Talking Cold: Discussion of Episode 7

    A prison snitch can sometimes provide vital leads about a case, but is it always reliable information? Amy Donaldson and Ann Dent talk with former Salt Lake Police chief Chris Burbank about the pros and cons of information coming from a suspected criminal. Chris currently serves on a national level as the Vice President of law enforcement strategy for the Center for Policing Equity.

    Talking Cold is honest and frank conversations about the issues brought forward in the latest episode of the Cold podcast. We begin with Cold season 2: Justice for Joyce. Three ladies, Amy Donaldson, Ann Dent and Sheryl Worsley will talk about weighty issues like sexual assault, the death penalty and failures of the criminal justice system. The goal is more conversation and more understanding.

    Spoiler alert! You will want to listen to the main story on Amazon Music before listening to our conversation because we will talk about what happens on the show. 

    Share your perspective. #JusticeForJoyceYost #TalkingCold Twitter Instagram Facebook

     If you or someone close to you has experienced rape or any other form of sexual abuse, you can go to RAINN.org to connect with free resources anywhere in the United States. 

     Episode credits: Hosts: Amy Donaldson, Ann DentAudio production: Nina EarnestAudio mixing: Trent SellKSL executive producer: Sheryl WorsleyWorkhouse Media executive producers: Paul Anderson, Nick Panella, Andrew GreenwoodAmazon Music team: Morgan Jones, Eliza Mills, Vanessa Rebbert, Shea Simpson

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
38.7K Ratings

38.7K Ratings

vanaek ,

Very well told

This story is heartbreaking. I'm so sorry for Joyce's poor family. I hope that the are able to locate her body someday and find some sort of peace.

I listened to the 10th episode today, about the death penalty. My grandfather, Gerald Nielsen, was an Orem City police officer and detective. He was one of the arresting offices of Gary Gilmore, and the only officer that Gary would speak to during interrogations. We grew up hearing about this case, and I was interested to learn how it fit in with the rest of the US concerning the death penalty laws. Thank you for your great research.

Crewmom8 ,

Bring back to podcast app

Loved season one. So well done. I was excited for season 2 but am very disappointed it’s on Amazon somewhere. Please bring it back. I prefer to listen to podcasts on the Apple podcasts app so it syncs across my devices and can be managed from my watch.

CJudy22 ,

Bring Cold back!

I love Cold! But I don’t like the Amazon platform. Bring it back to where it was before! I have had so many streaming issues with Amazon. Have to search and dig for it every week, rather than having notification and auto added to my listening list. It’s a real bummer!!!! If it was here like season 1 this would be a 5 star review.

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