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.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 38.9K 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.

    Talking Cold: Discussion of Episode 13

    Talking Cold: Discussion of Episode 13

    Doug Lovell sent a letter to a journalist, sparking her curiosity. Candice Madsen started looking into the murder of Joyce Yost as a result of Doug's letter, which ultimately led to Cold season 2. Candice joins Amy, Sheryl and Dave Cawley to talk about the lessons they've each taken from the case. Sheryl and Dave then wrap up with big moments from episode 13.

    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

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    • 38 min
    S2E13 Last Chance

    S2E13 Last Chance

    A KSL employee receives a letter after talking about suicide prevention on the radio. It's from a man living on death row, who tells the story of how a little mouse helped him endure a period of darkness and despair. But is that inmate, Doug Lovell, telling an honest story? Or is the letter an attempt to cultivate a character witness? Cold season 2, Justice for Joyce, reaches its finale with a look at where Doug Lovell's appeal stands in 2021, as well as look back at what's changed since the murder of Joyce Yost.

    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: Richie Steadman (as Doug 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
    Talking Cold: Discussion of Episode 12

    Talking Cold: Discussion of Episode 12

    Life on death row is something we don't hear much about. Our guest is former Utah State prison warden Ken Shulsen. He worked almost every job at the prison including overseeing several high-profile executions. He was once taken hostage in a prison riot. Amy and Sheryl also talk big moments from Episode 12 and Cold host Dave Cawley responds to a voicemail question.

    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


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    • 52 min
    S2E12 Dancing with the Devil

    S2E12 Dancing with the Devil

    The disappearance of Joyce Yost has had a multi-generational impact, leaving her children and grandchildren trapped in a repeating nightmare of court hearings and appeals. Following Doug Lovell's 2015 conviction for Joyce's murder, the jury faces the question of whether or not to return him to death row. Their only alternative: life with the chance for parole, which would mean Joyce Yost's killer might some day walk free again.

    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: Richie Steadman (as Doug Lovell), Scott Mitchell (as Chuck Thompson), Amy Donaldson (as Becky Douglas)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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    • 57 min
    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


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    • 47 min
    S2E11 Rising Star

    S2E11 Rising Star

    A turn to religion for Douglas Lovell as he heads toward trial, 30 long years after the crime. He finds sympathy and support among several people of faith, particularly bishops for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Just weeks before his trial is to begin, a man walking his dog spots a human skull at the base of a hill along the same highway where Doug had burned Joyce Yost's clothes on the morning following her murder.

    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: Richie Steadman (as Doug Lovell), Annie Knox (as Theresa Greaves)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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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
38.9K Ratings

38.9K Ratings

Laura Rose 1106 ,

Amazing podcast

I love this podcast! I’m on season 2. I hope there are many more seasons to come. Great job, Dave!

tiffanixxx ,

Season 2 is a no from me

Despite the annoyance of the Amazon app, I really enjoyed season 1. Very detailed, even a bit drawn out, but compelling enough to stick to the end. But season 2… geez I really tried. But I couldn’t tell you who the story is even about at this point. Episode 1 introduced so many people, places, and events that I totally forgot who the main character was. But that’s not even what made this a total fail for me. It’s the voice!! What happened to the narrator?! He didn’t sound like a robot in season 1, and now it is so distracting that I’m so focused on his over annunciation of every word that I had to shut it off. It doesn’t help the confusing all over the place flow whatsoever. Hoping for a redeeming season 3 because unfortunately s2 is a pass.

Melissa 🦷 ,

Drags on a bit :(

I really enjoyed the first season of Cold. This season drags a bit. There’s too much unnecessary detail. Also, the over pronunciation of words is extremely distracting. It almost sounds robotic. I was only able to make it a couple of episodes in.

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