10 episodes

Here's What I've Heard is a serialized audio documentary that investigates family stories through one-on-one interviews and careful research. During Season One, we'll explore the tragic accident that claimed the lives of 24-year-old Gerald Kline, 21-year-old Linda Kline and 15-month-old Theresa Kline. Through years of research and with help from family members, Gerald and Linda's granddaughter, Courtney, has carefully pieced together the bigger picture of what happened on the Avenal Cutoff on November 6, 1965—and the events that transpired after the fact. The podcast is produced by Courtney Abud and Craig Brown, two copywriters working out of Austin, TX. For sponsorship information, please contact us by emailing theteam@hereswhativeheard.com.

Here's What I've Heard Courtney Abud and Craig Brown

    • Personal Journals
    • 4.8 • 20 Ratings

Here's What I've Heard is a serialized audio documentary that investigates family stories through one-on-one interviews and careful research. During Season One, we'll explore the tragic accident that claimed the lives of 24-year-old Gerald Kline, 21-year-old Linda Kline and 15-month-old Theresa Kline. Through years of research and with help from family members, Gerald and Linda's granddaughter, Courtney, has carefully pieced together the bigger picture of what happened on the Avenal Cutoff on November 6, 1965—and the events that transpired after the fact. The podcast is produced by Courtney Abud and Craig Brown, two copywriters working out of Austin, TX. For sponsorship information, please contact us by emailing theteam@hereswhativeheard.com.

    S1E9: Legacies

    S1E9: Legacies

    Three months after Tommy's divorce was finalized, the man who killed the Klines wound up dead. He left behind countless victims—not just the four killed in 1965 on the Avenal Cutoff, but the families that were torn apart and the people he abused. 

    In the Season One finale, we explore the circumstances around Tommy Kaylor's death—and the ongoing aftermath of his choices. 

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    Musical direction was provided by Julia Cannon, featuring Bobby Steinfeld on piano. Here's What I've Heard is produced by Courtney Abud and Craig Brown.

    • 34 min
    S1E8: Tommy Kaylor

    S1E8: Tommy Kaylor

    Tommy Kaylor's sister says he was a good man and a great father. His ex-wife, however, tells a different story.

    In Episode 8, we'll hear more from the people around Tommy, explore the charges against him, and discover what happened when it was up to a judge to decide just what kind of person Tommy Kaylor really was.

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    Musical direction was provided by Julia Cannon, featuring Bobby Steinfeld on piano. Here's What I've Heard is produced by Courtney Abud and Craig Brown.

    • 24 min
    S1E7: Southbound

    S1E7: Southbound

    For decades, the Kline family thought there was only one man in the southbound car that killed Jerry, Linda, and Robin. As it turns out, there were three. 

    In this episode, we'll introduce you to the Tommy Kaylor and his friends: Jimmie Hamilton and Larry Jones.

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    Musical direction was provided by Julia Cannon, featuring Bobby Steinfeld on piano. Here's What I've Heard is produced by Courtney Abud and Craig Brown.

    • 19 min
    S1E6: Jerry and Paul

    S1E6: Jerry and Paul

    While at the Milton Hershey School, Jerry and Paul were split into different houses, with administrators often blaming Paul for any slip in Jerry's grades. Paul was small and ornery, which often got him into trouble with both students and adults. 

    Eventually, Paul was given a choice: Shape up or leave. So, as a seventh-grader, Paul was forced to make a decision that he would come to regret for the rest of his life. 

    A warning: This episode contains descriptions of abuse that may not be suitable for some listeners.

    Want more Here's What I've Heard? Gain access to bonus content, like mini episodes and photos, by becoming a patron of the show. As little as $3 per bonus gets you in!

    Musical direction was provided by Julia Cannon, featuring Bobby Steinfeld on piano. Here's What I've Heard is produced by Courtney Abud and Craig Brown.

    • 41 min
    S1E5: Hershey, PA

    S1E5: Hershey, PA

    After a hard-fought battle on many sides, the custody dispute was settled by a judge—Jerry and Paul would attend the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pennsylvania. 

    Started in 1910 by Milton S. Hershey as an industrial school for orphaned boys, the school was meant to be a safe haven. But while some boys thrived, others floundered—and sometimes for reasons outside of their control. What would the outcome be for Jerry and Paul?

    A warning: This episode contains descriptions of abuse that may not be suitable for some listeners.

    Want more Here's What I've Heard? Gain access to bonus content, like mini episodes and photos, by becoming a patron of the show. As little as $3 per bonus gets you in! Thanks a million to our newest patron, Paula Knapp!

    Musical direction was provided by Julia Cannon, featuring Bobby Steinfeld on piano. Here's What I've Heard is produced by Courtney Abud and Craig Brown.

    • 34 min
    S1E4: Custody

    S1E4: Custody

    With their parents and sister gone, Jerry and Paul Kline were alone in California—across the country from the rest of their family. They needed new guardians, and with eight adult aunts and uncles, plus two sets of grandparents, it seemed they'd be in good hands once they reached Pennsylvania.

    But somehow, Jerry and Paul did not end up living with their family. In fact, for the majority of their childhood, they didn't live it anyone's family. In this episode, we'll explore the custody arrangement that caused the boys so much pain, even decades after it was all said and done.

    Want more Here's What I've Heard? Gain access to bonus content, like mini episodes about other Kline and Seibert family members, by becoming a patron of the show. As little as $3 per bonus gets you in! BIG thanks to our newest patrons: Berneal, Anne Wynter, and Lloyd Seibert.

    Our featured organization this week is EndDD.org. To learn more about their programs, visit their website. Musical direction was provided by Julia Cannon, featuring Bobby Steinfeld on piano. Here's What I've Heard is produced by Courtney Abud and Craig Brown.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Videoladyrosleah ,

Keeps You Listening

Really impressed with how this story has been compiled and unfolded so far. I look forward to every new episode!!

Uncle Radko ,

Not a fan

Pass.

Backrunning ,

Deeply intimate and gripping

Thank you so much for sharing your family’s story and taking us on this journey, Courtney. It’s just the first episode and already I’m in deep, filled with questions and emotions for you, your father and your relatives out West. Looking forward to hearing more. Amazing work!

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