7 episodes

On April11, 2009, Ronald Scheepstra disappeared from Xcalak, Mexico.

Ron and his companions had been to this remote area on fishing trips in both 2007 and 2008 and, as avid fly anglers, had done extensive preparation and planning.

For reasons that are not completely known or understood, Ron broke away from his friends in the early afternoon that day. He reportedly climbed from the shallow water and as he began to walk down the path, called back, “You go on. I’ll be fine.”

Ron was never seen again.

Down the Path will explore the circumstances surrounding his disappearance, and attempt to answer some of the many questions that have arisen in the years since.

Down the Path Down The Path

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    • 4.8, 85 Ratings

On April11, 2009, Ronald Scheepstra disappeared from Xcalak, Mexico.

Ron and his companions had been to this remote area on fishing trips in both 2007 and 2008 and, as avid fly anglers, had done extensive preparation and planning.

For reasons that are not completely known or understood, Ron broke away from his friends in the early afternoon that day. He reportedly climbed from the shallow water and as he began to walk down the path, called back, “You go on. I’ll be fine.”

Ron was never seen again.

Down the Path will explore the circumstances surrounding his disappearance, and attempt to answer some of the many questions that have arisen in the years since.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

Hungry Fan ,

Great story, but....

The near constant elevator music really detracts from the host’s earnestness, and totally listenable voice, not to mention seriousness of subject matter. Just feels too much. Let the story, interviews, and journalism speak for itself; no need to lay a mundane sleepy/hold music track up under the whole thing. No offense to the musicians, it’s really just a context problem;)
Not a deal breaker though! I just want homeboy to lay off the wahwah synth for his next show, which I will be super stoked for!

Clickybang ,

Top notch podcast

Really enjoying the story, subject, and interviewer. The story is laid out nicely and presented in an unbiased way. I’m a “slow listener” but I’ve made it through a few episodes in fast time. You don’t need to be an angler to appreciate this podcast. 5 stars!

ASJD0608 ,

Looking forward to the next episode

This is a really interesting, well-produced podcast about a strange disappearance. I don’t know anything about fly fishing but I was very drawn in & look forward to episode 5. I’m curious, though, why of the four options one is “wrong place, wrong time,” i.e. he was kidnapped or robbed by strangers. Why not simply the option of “met with foul play,” to cover the possibility that something went wrong with someone he knew? Maybe (hopefully) they’ll get to that in episode 5.

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