21 episodes

Susan Powell vanished on Dec. 7, 2009. Her body has never been found. From the beginning, West Valley City, Utah police suspected Susan's husband, Josh Powell, had murdered her. They never arrested him. COLD dives deep into the case files, uncovering never-before-heard details. You'll learn why Susan stayed with an abusive husband, why Josh did what he did and how the justice system failed Susan and her two boys.

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    • 4.8, 22.9K Ratings

Susan Powell vanished on Dec. 7, 2009. Her body has never been found. From the beginning, West Valley City, Utah police suspected Susan's husband, Josh Powell, had murdered her. They never arrested him. COLD dives deep into the case files, uncovering never-before-heard details. You'll learn why Susan stayed with an abusive husband, why Josh did what he did and how the justice system failed Susan and her two boys.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22.9K Ratings

22.9K Ratings

MrsBoyd ,

Melodramatic narrator; amateur editing

While the story and subject matter are both interesting, the narrator is melodramatic and annoyingly less than journalistic in style. Also the choices the editors made about how to pace the story isn’t as effective as it could have been. Overall, this isn’t nearly as well put together as podcasts like In The Dark, Serial, or Criminal. I listened to the whole thing to hear the story, but I held my nose the whole time because of the format and style of the podcast. Also the random sounds effects (such as a crow cawing in episode 10) are annoying and add to the melodrama. Additionally, the story jumps around in time, and, as others have mentioned, it’s WAAAAY too long.

ShagKaz ,

Excellence in podcasting

As a story that has been told and retold in the media, I thought I knew everything there was to know about this tragic and heartbreaking case. Due to the great reviews, I gave this podcast a listen to see if I could learn anything new. This podcast is incredibly well researched, presented, and edited. It drew me right in. This is a senseless tragedy on so many levels.

Maranda M. ,

Chilling, Cautionary Tale

I really enjoyed this podcast and the depths it went to show nearly every step law enforcement took in searching for Susan. I also appreciated Susan’s loved ones, as well as the narrator Dave, using this tragedy to warn others. The pledge Dave took in the last episode was very heartwarming and I appreciated it so much as a woman; however, I do wish he (and others) would speak up and call men out on their behavior. It’s even more important that men be better and do better so that friends and family of women will not be put in situations in which abusive behavior exists to be called out and condemned. Teach them to be better and hold them accountable as well!

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