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It’s the spring of 2018 in Austin, Texas. A devastating package bomb explodes at a home, killing the man who picked up the package, and law enforcement officials think it’s an isolated incident. Within days, the Austin community and the entire nation find there is plenty to worry about as a trail of destruction rips through the city. Following the first season of the true-crime podcast The Orange Tree, season two of Darkness tells the story of Austin’s serial bomber. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/darkness-podcast/support

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    • 4.8 • 4.3K Ratings

It’s the spring of 2018 in Austin, Texas. A devastating package bomb explodes at a home, killing the man who picked up the package, and law enforcement officials think it’s an isolated incident. Within days, the Austin community and the entire nation find there is plenty to worry about as a trail of destruction rips through the city. Following the first season of the true-crime podcast The Orange Tree, season two of Darkness tells the story of Austin’s serial bomber. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/darkness-podcast/support

    Bonus: The bomber’s confession tape | Austin Bomber

    Bonus: The bomber’s confession tape | Austin Bomber

    In this bonus episode, host Ashley Miznazi and executive producer Katey Psencik Outka interview Paul Watler, a First Amendment lawyer and former journalist. In April 2018, nearly a month after the bombings, Paul wrote an opinion column published in several Texas newspapers urging law enforcement agencies to release the bomber’s confession tape.

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    • 26 min
    Episode 6: 19 days | Austin Bomber

    Episode 6: 19 days | Austin Bomber

    It has been nearly three weeks since the first bomb killed Stephan House, beginning an unprecedented time of terror in Austin. Law enforcement officials are closing in on the top suspect, and no one knows what will happen as the net closes around him.

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    • 50 min
    Episode 5: Delivering Darkness | Austin Bomber

    Episode 5: Delivering Darkness | Austin Bomber

    At a FedEx distribution center near San Antonio, a package explodes. Law enforcement officials quickly realize that another package that likely has a bomb in it has also been shipped via FedEx, and they race to find it. An FBI agent works to match receipts for equipment bought in the Austin area that could be used to make a bomb with a database of vehicles. She finds a match and officials believe they have identified the bomber.


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    • 41 min
    Episode 4: The Trip Wire | Austin Bomber

    Episode 4: The Trip Wire | Austin Bomber

    In a residential neighborhood on the other side of the city from where the three bombings had struck, a young man parks his truck and strings a wire across the sidewalk. The wire is connected to an explosive device, and the trap is set for random victims. As Austinites descend into panic, law enforcement officials get their first big break in the case.

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    • 34 min
    Episode 3: Hope | Austin Bomber

    Episode 3: Hope | Austin Bomber

    On the day investigators work the scene of the bomb that struck Draylen Mason’s home, 75-year-old Hope Herrera spends the morning caring for her 93-year-old mother. Hope picks up a package from her porch, and it explodes. Six hundred federal agents descend on Austin to work the case and to try to figure out the bomber’s identity, and no one knows where the serial bomber will strike next.

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    • 43 min
    Episode 2: Draylen's Story | Austin Bomber

    Episode 2: Draylen's Story | Austin Bomber

    Teenager Draylen Mason dreams of being a neurosurgeon, and he also excels in music, which draws an offer to study the double bass under world-renowned professors at the University of Texas. Ten days after the first bomb exploded in an Austin suburb, Draylen notices a package on the porch and brings it into his family’s home. The package explodes, and it becomes clear that the death of Stephan House, a 39-year-old Black man, was not an isolated incident. Since Draylen is also Black, the community fears that Austin’s Black population is being targeted by an unknown serial bomber.

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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4.3K Ratings

4.3K Ratings

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Great production, storytelling, and interviews

This podcast is so well put together and the storytelling keeps you on the edge of your seat. There isn’t coverage of the 2018 bombings that does the victims and their families justice like this production. The narrator is articulate and you can tell has done their due diligence to produce a well-developed story from start to finish. Excited to see more from the Drag and their students.

Wizkee ,

I agree with the previous review. As a Latin myself, I didn’t get a vote either.

Good podcast.

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Darkness: Austin Bomber

Narrator speaks slowly, is monotone, and takes too many pauses. If I hadn’t wanted to know the story, I probably wouldn’t have continued listening after Episode 1.

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