33 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.
All episodes of Cold season 1 and 2 can be found on Amazon Music.

Cold KSL Podcasts

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 39.1K 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.
All episodes of Cold season 1 and 2 can be found on Amazon Music.

    S2E1 The Type that Sends Roses

    S2E1 The Type that Sends Roses

    Our story begins with a barrage of bouquets, dozens of unsolicited yellow roses sent by a mysterious male admirer. We then meet a young Joyce Yost in Minnesota and follow her path to Utah. At the same time, a young man named Douglas Lovell finds himself on the wrong side of the law, landing in prison for armed robbery.

    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 will be exclusive to Amazon Music, so prepare by downloading the free Amazon Music app and following Cold there. 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/.

    Episode credits:Research, writing and hosting: Dave CawleyAudio production: Nina EarnestAudio mixing: Trent SellAdditional voices: Richie Steadman (as Douglas Lovell)Cold main score composition: Michael BahnmillerCold main score mixing: Dan BlanckKSL executive producers: Sheryl Worsley, Keira FarrimondWorkhouse Media executive producers: Paul Anderson, Nick Panella, Andrew GreenwoodAmazon Music team: Morgan Jones, Eliza Mills, Vanessa Rebbert, Shea Simpson

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    S2E2 A Case of Rape

    S2E2 A Case of Rape

    Content advisory: This episode includes discussion of rape and sexual assault.

    A confrontation in the carport followed by an assault from a stranger. Joyce Yost survives a terrifying attack. Then, with some reluctance, she reports what had happened to the police. Detective Bill Holthaus interviews Joyce before heading out to find the man who'd assaulted her: Douglas Lovell.

    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 will be exclusive to Amazon Music, so prepare by downloading the free Amazon Music app and following Cold there. 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/.

    Episode credits:Research, writing and hosting: Dave CawleyAudio production: Dave CawleyAudio mixing: Dave CawleyCold main score composition: Michael BahnmillerCold main score mixing: Dan BlanckKSL executive producers: Sheryl Worsley, Keira FarrimondWorkhouse Media executive producers: Paul Anderson, Nick Panella, Andrew GreenwoodAmazon Music team: Morgan Jones, Eliza Mills, Vanessa Rebbert, Shea Simpson

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    S2E3 Nightmare on Top of a Nightmare

    S2E3 Nightmare on Top of a Nightmare

    Doug Lovell turns to some old friends in the hopes of silencing Joyce Yost before she can testify. Joyce takes the stand at a preliminary hearing and tells the story of her sexual assault. Through a series of missteps and miscommunications, Lovell repeatedly slips through the fingers of police as the case heads toward trial.

    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/.

    Episode credits:Research, writing and hosting: Dave CawleyAudio production: Nina EarnestAudio mixing: Trent SellCold main score composition: Michael BahnmillerCold main score mixing: Dan BlanckAdditional songs by Outrageous used with permissionKSL executive producers: Sheryl Worsley, Keira FarrimondWorkhouse Media executive producers: Paul Anderson, Nick Panella, Andrew GreenwoodAmazon Music team: Morgan Jones, Eliza Mills, Vanessa Rebbert, Shea Simpson

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    S2E4 She's Gone, Buddy

    S2E4 She's Gone, Buddy

    Joyce Yost has disappeared. Her daughter begs South Ogden police to begin a search, but help is slow in coming. Detectives find nothing out of place in Joyce's apartment, but they miss a major clue suggesting an act of violence occurred right on Joyce's own bed. In Joyce's absence, an unexpected ally steps forward to bring her story before a jury in the rape case against Doug Lovell.

    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/.

    Episode credits:Research, writing and hosting: Dave CawleyAudio production: Nina EarnestAudio mixing: Trent SellCold main score composition: Michael BahnmillerCold main score mixing: Dan BlanckKSL executive producers: Sheryl Worsley, Keira FarrimondWorkhouse Media executive producers: Paul Anderson, Nick Panella, Andrew GreenwoodAmazon Music team: Morgan Jones, Eliza Mills, Vanessa Rebbert, Shea Simpson

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    S2E5 Garden Variety

    S2E5 Garden Variety

    Doug Lovell's conviction for the rape of Joyce Yost carries a heavy penalty: 15 years-to-life in prison. With Doug safely in custody, South Ogden police turn their attention on his wife, Rhonda. The investigation stalls however, leaving the newly assigned lead detective Terry Carpenter chasing a strange lead involving a claim Joyce died at the hands of a satanic coven.

    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/.

    Episode credits:Research, writing and hosting: Dave CawleyAudio production: Nina EarnestAudio mixing: Trent SellAdditional voices: Saige Miller (as Rhonda Lovell), Ethan Millard (as Archie Smith), Alex Kirry (as Murray Miron)Cold main score composition: Michael BahnmillerCold main score mixing: Dan BlanckKSL executive producers: Sheryl Worsley, Keira FarrimondWorkhouse Media executive producers: Paul Anderson, Nick Panella, Andrew GreenwoodAmazon Music team: Morgan Jones, Eliza Mills, Vanessa Rebbert, Shea Simpson

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    S2E6 Here We Are

    S2E6 Here We Are

    A long shot lead claiming Joyce Yost had died at the hands of a satanic coven took an unexpected turn when South Ogden police Sgt. Terry Carpenter confronted Doug Lovell's ex-wife in April of 1991. Rhonda Buttars came clean to Carpenter, breaking open his investigation more than five years after Joyce's disappearance. But Rhonda did more than just talk. She recorded Doug Lovell while wearing a wire.

    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/.

    Episode credits:Research, writing and hosting: Dave CawleyAudio production: Nina EarnestAudio mixing: Trent SellCold main score composition: Michael BahnmillerCold main score mixing: Dan BlanckKSL executive producers: Sheryl Worsley, Keira FarrimondWorkhouse Media executive producers: Paul Anderson, Nick Panella, Andrew GreenwoodAmazon Music team: Morgan Jones, Eliza Mills, Vanessa Rebbert, Shea Simpson

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
39.1K Ratings

39.1K Ratings

Daniestory ,

Very respectful

Both seasons are amazing. Very respectful to the families, the victims. Each episode is well thought out, thoroughly researched, and it is plain to see that Dave and the team really, truly, care about the stories they are telling. Very much looking forward to season 3.

mulgunha ,

Five start

Really good podcast .

sshyyanne ,

where’s the rest?

extremely disappointing that the rest of Susan’s story is behind a paywall. yikes.

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