71 episodes

Dakota Spotlight, by James Wolner, is a deep-dive True Crime podcast with national recognition. Season 5: A Better Search for Barbara Cotton: Season 4: Chasing Billy. Season 3: The House on Sweet and Seventh. Season 2: Zeeland, the untold story of Wade and Ellen Zick. Season 1: The case of Victor Newberry. A production of Forum Communications, Dakota Spotlight is the first Podcast to be preserved by the North Dakota State Archives:

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    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 579 Ratings

Dakota Spotlight, by James Wolner, is a deep-dive True Crime podcast with national recognition. Season 5: A Better Search for Barbara Cotton: Season 4: Chasing Billy. Season 3: The House on Sweet and Seventh. Season 2: Zeeland, the untold story of Wade and Ellen Zick. Season 1: The case of Victor Newberry. A production of Forum Communications, Dakota Spotlight is the first Podcast to be preserved by the North Dakota State Archives:

    RED SULLIVAN SPEAKS OUT - A Better Search for Barbara

    RED SULLIVAN SPEAKS OUT - A Better Search for Barbara

    Season 5, Episode 19.  James and Lisa Jo of #FindBarbCotton finally speak to 'RED' who was with person of interest Stacey Werder when Werder was arrested and later took his own life.  Stacey was seen with Barbara Cotton on the night she disappeared.  For the first time ever, Red speaks out about Stacey Werder's last night. 
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    The Inquest - A Better Search for Barbara Cotton

    The Inquest - A Better Search for Barbara Cotton

    Season 5, Episode 18
    Who was Stacey's friend C.E Sullivan aka Red Sullivan.  Can you help us find him? Lisa Jo of FindBarbCotton and James walk through the coroner's inquest hearing for the suicide of Stacey Demarr Werder, who hung himself in jail three months after Barbara went missing.  
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    The FindBarbCotton Movement - A Better Search for Barbara

    The FindBarbCotton Movement - A Better Search for Barbara

    Season 5, Episode 17: Talks with Lisa Jo Schiele, Diane (Cotton) Schiele and Kathy (Cotton) Nulph all of the #findbarbcotton movement.  New information on why Barb's older (now deceased) brother Frank is considered a person of interest.  A billboard for Barb is now up in Williston and the new website.
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    • 57 min
    NEWS! Season 2 - David Feist to be released from federal prison

    NEWS! Season 2 - David Feist to be released from federal prison

    David Feist, one of three men convicted for the murders of Wade and Ellen Zick in 1976 is scheduled to be released after serving 45 years in federal prison.   David Feist is the third and last of the three to be released from prison.  His younger brother, Sebastian Feist was released last year in Texas and the third man, Gregory Huber was released over ten years ago and lives in North Dakota.  Full story at The Vault:  https://www.inforum.com/the-vault/7093169-Killed-in-their-pajamas-Listen-to-the-story-of-Wade-and-Ellen-Zick-murdered-45-years-ago-this-weekend  
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    • 14 min
    Poetic Justice - chasing a serial pedophile with a microphone - interview with Deon Wiggett, My Only Story

    Poetic Justice - chasing a serial pedophile with a microphone - interview with Deon Wiggett, My Only Story

    Deon Wiggett woke up one day in 2017 with a startling realization.  He had blocked out a traumatic experience from his past; he had been sexually abused as a teen by a schoolteacher.  Anger turned to action and the result is a beautifully produced podcast about justice, activism and revenge, told in the most artful way.  Dakota Spotlight spoke with him in August of 2021 to talk about his podcast My Only Story

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    • 22 min
    Commercialized killings: Interview with Paul McNally of the podcast Alibi

    Commercialized killings: Interview with Paul McNally of the podcast Alibi

    In South Africa a school teacher was assassinated in front of her class by hit-men.  Who would take out a contract on a school teacher. That's what Paul McNally wanted to find out when he Season 2 of his gripping podcast Alibi.   Dakota Spotlight spoke with Paul from his home in South Africa. 
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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
579 Ratings

579 Ratings

kalis mom ,

Barbara Cotton

Excellent podcast! On Barbara Cotton, maybe look into the trouble Stacey got into on the Rez. If 2 white people found themselves separated on the reservation, it could be dangerous.Or if something happened to Barb on reservation, he might have felt guilty about and hung himself.

april k norwood ,

GREAT JOB GUYS

Job well done.

sgerot11 ,

Pretty much my favorite

I never miss an episode. Every season is strong. Stand-alone episodes that range from mini-stories to interviews with musicians and other podcasters are all wonderful.

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