25 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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    • True Crime
    • 4.8, 36.5K 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.

    Hope in Darkness episode 2

    Hope in Darkness episode 2

    The Cold team presents the complete second episode of our sibling podcast: Hope in Darkness. It's the story of an American citizen wrongly arrested and detained in Venezuela. Josh Holt and his new wife Thamy were both held for two years. Episode 2 of Hope in Darkness, titled Thamara, focuses on Thamy's history and the complicated decision she made to stand with her new husband.

    Find Hope in Darkness on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @hopeindarknesspod and subscribe by visiting https://kslnewsradio.com/hope-in-darkness.

    • 34 min
    Trial update and Hope in Darkness episode 1

    Trial update and Hope in Darkness episode 1

    Susan Powell's parents have resumed their civil lawsuit trial against the state of Washington after a four-month delay caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Cold host Dave Cawley offers a look at how Pierce County Superior Court has adapted to avoid the risk of spreading the coronavirus.

    The lawsuit centers around Josh Powell's February 5, 2012 killing of the sons he and Susan shared, Charlie and Braden Powell. Susan's parents, Chuck and Judy Cox, have sued Washington's child welfare agency, claiming negligence.

    This update is followed by the complete first episode of Hope in Darkness, a new series by the KSL Podcasts team behind Cold. Hope in Darkness is hosted by Becky Bruce, a veteran reporter and news producer. It focuses on the arrest of an American citizen named Joshua Holt and his new wife, Thamy, in Venezuela on questionable charges. Find Hope in Darkness on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @hopeindarknesspod and subscribe by visiting https://kslnewsradio.com/hope-in-darkness.

    • 35 min
    A conversation about Hope in Darkness

    A conversation about Hope in Darkness

    Dave Cawley provides an update on his efforts related to season two of Cold before discussing a new podcast series called Hope in Darkness with its host, Becky Bruce. Hope in Darkness comes from the same KSL Podcasts team responsible for Cold, in cooperation with Wondery. It tells the story of Josh Holt, an American citizen taken prisoner on bogus charges in Venezuela.

    To preview or subscribe to Hope in Darkness, visit https://kslnewsradio.com/hope-in-darkness/

    • 12 min
    Bonus: Project Sunlight

    Bonus: Project Sunlight

    Cold returns at the 10-year anniversary of Susan Powell's disappearance with new episodes focused on previously undiscovered evidence in the case. For this episode, Dave Cawley dives into the digital evidence gathered by police during their investigation. Digital forensics experts from Eide Bailly describe the ongoing efforts to crack Josh Powell's encryption. We also share a significant discovery about ownership of images that played a key part in the sequence of events leading up to Josh's murder-suicide.

    For the past four years, investigative reporter Dave Cawley has been studying thousands of police documents, journals, videos and diary entries. He has tracked down new sources, followed new leads and traced Josh Powell's trail from West Valley City, Utah, through Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and on to Washington State, where Powell killed himself and his two sons. Cold is the most complete retelling of the Susan Powell story ever. Join Dave Cawley in his search for truth. Share your thoughts: #ColdPodcast #FindSusan Twitter Instagram Facebook

    • 55 min
    Bonus: Car Crash Con

    Bonus: Car Crash Con

    Cold returns at the 10-year anniversary of Susan Powell's disappearance with new episodes focused on previously undiscovered evidence in the case. For this episode, we hear from three people who were involved in car crashes with Josh Powell. In each case, records show Josh made questionable claims about being injured and sought settlements from insurance companies. The history of possible fraud raises new questions about possible motives.

    For the past four years, investigative reporter Dave Cawley has been studying thousands of police documents, journals, videos and diary entries. He has tracked down new sources, followed new leads and traced Josh Powell's trail from West Valley City, Utah, through Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and on to Washington State, where Powell killed himself and his two sons. Cold is the most complete retelling of the Susan Powell story ever. Join Dave Cawley in his search for truth. Share your thoughts: #ColdPodcast #FindSusan Twitter Instagram Facebook

    • 45 min
    Bonus: Dumpster Drops

    Bonus: Dumpster Drops

    Cold returns at the 10-year anniversary of Susan Powell's disappearance with new episodes focused on previously undiscovered evidence in the case. For this episode, we examine data from a GPS tracker that police hid on her husband Josh Powell's minivan the day after the disappearance. It reveals Josh visited several dumpsters in the days, weeks and months after Susan vanished. The tracking data also reveals Powell parked next to an Idaho canal late one December night.

    For the past four years, investigative reporter Dave Cawley has been studying thousands of police documents, journals, videos and diary entries. He has tracked down new sources, followed new leads and traced Josh Powell's trail from West Valley City, Utah, through Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and on to Washington State, where Powell killed himself and his two sons. Cold is the most complete retelling of the Susan Powell story ever. Join Dave Cawley in his search for truth. Share your thoughts: #ColdPodcast #FindSusan TwitterInstagramFacebook

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
36.5K Ratings

36.5K Ratings

Jtorious ,

Excellent

This is one of the most well done Murder podcast I’ve ever listened to, and I listen to all of them. The host did such a good job with his research and he goes above and beyond. You won’t want to stop listening. I’m sad I’ve listened to it all.

Creestalopes ,

Awesome!

The detail and finesse throughout this podcast will rock your world. I’ve listened to Cold about 5 times now, and I seem to always go back to it. I love the execution of the show, and his broadcasting voice.

West Virginia1 ,

Holy cow

I remember when this happened. This podcast provides details I never knew and probably no one did unless close to the case. Very well written and told.

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