14 episodes

American Josh Holt and his Venezuelan wife-to-be Thamy fell in love from three thousand miles apart. Just two weeks after their wedding, there was a knock at their door. In the middle of the night, police from the government of Nicolás Maduro burst into their home and took them captive. Their dream relationship turned into a nightmare. 
From KSL Podcasts, the creators of the hit show Cold, comes Hope in Darkness: The Josh Holt Story. This new 12 part series uncovers the harrowing story of the two years that Josh and Thamy spent inside a notorious Venezuelan prison, punished for crimes they did not commit. From the tireless efforts of their families working to get them home, to the inspiring ways they coped while incarcerated, host Becky Bruce and Josh Holt share this story of devotion, determination, and Hope in Darkness. 
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Hope in Darkness: The Josh Holt Story Wondery

    • True Crime
    • 4.1 • 935 Ratings

American Josh Holt and his Venezuelan wife-to-be Thamy fell in love from three thousand miles apart. Just two weeks after their wedding, there was a knock at their door. In the middle of the night, police from the government of Nicolás Maduro burst into their home and took them captive. Their dream relationship turned into a nightmare. 
From KSL Podcasts, the creators of the hit show Cold, comes Hope in Darkness: The Josh Holt Story. This new 12 part series uncovers the harrowing story of the two years that Josh and Thamy spent inside a notorious Venezuelan prison, punished for crimes they did not commit. From the tireless efforts of their families working to get them home, to the inspiring ways they coped while incarcerated, host Becky Bruce and Josh Holt share this story of devotion, determination, and Hope in Darkness. 
Follow us on Social Media @HopeDarknessPod Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

    Introducing Bunga Bunga

    Introducing Bunga Bunga

    Silvio Berlusconi was a charismatic multi-millionaire real-estate mogul who upended the Italian political order and hypnotized an entire nation. He was the longest-serving prime minister of one of the world’s wealthiest countries, until he was brought down by three powerful women - and two words: “Bunga Bunga.” From Wondery, the makers of Dirty John and The Shrink Next Door, and hosted by comedian Whitney Cummings, “Bunga Bunga” is an eight part series on the incredible true story of the rise and fall of Silvio Berlusconi, told with Whitney’s signature wit and style. Subscribe today: wondery.fm/HopeinDarkness_BB

    • 6 min
    Homecoming

    Homecoming

    The Holts arrive on US soil. Josh and Thamy meet the president and make the rounds on morning television. Adjusting to life on the outside requires more faith and hope than expected. 

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    • 36 min
    Prison Riot

    Prison Riot

    A riot erupts inside El Helicoide as tensions mount in Venezuela. Barricaded in his cell, Josh Holt sends a series of fearful videos begging for help from the United States. We go in-depth for the first time on exactly what set it off – and how it resolved. 

    On social: @HopeDarknessPod Facebook, Twitter, Instagram 

    • 35 min
    Connecting the Dots

    Connecting the Dots

    We go in-depth on all the work behind the scenes to secure Josh and Thamy Holt's freedom – including never-before-heard details about the strange interplay of faith, legal, political and human rights activists.   

    On social: @HopeDarknessPod Facebook, Twitter, Instagram 

    • 33 min
    The Darkest Hour

    The Darkest Hour

    After realizing his life and safety may well be in danger, Josh Holt negotiates a transfer "up the hallway" to a cell among the political prisoners. Health and prison conditions combine to sink Josh into his lowest point as a hostage of the Venezuelan government.   

    On social: @HopeDarknessPod Facebook, Twitter, Instagram 

    • 33 min
    Marian & Nathalia

    Marian & Nathalia

    The Holts work to get Thamy's daughters to the US. Josh and Thamy finally start getting regular "visits" from the outside world – but also become frustrated to their breaking point over their lost human rights.  

    On social: @HopeDarknessPod Facebook, Twitter, Instagram 

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
935 Ratings

935 Ratings

*PlanMan* ,

No One is Crazier than People

It does not make sense what people are willing to do to one another

arr3aza ,

Worth it listening

As a Venezuelan myself, I’ve been so curious about what really happened to that couple and I finally got to listen to their story. I’m glad they made it out of there safe, and now can keep going with their lives. I also feel so ashamed for all the things they went through because of the prevailing evil in my birth country. May God help goodness get restored in Venezuela, and bless the USA.

cwh5 ,

Cwh

Good podcast and interesting facts

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