146 episodes

The Fall Line® is a deep-dive true-crime podcast focused on missing people, unsolved homicides, and unidentified persons whose cold cases have gotten little—if any—media attention. Through narrative storytelling, primary and archival research, and expert and family interviews, The Fall Line introduces listeners to victims and survivors they’ve never heard of. . . and explores the reasons why their cases were ignored in the first place. 

The Fall Line The Fall Line®

    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 4K Ratings

The Fall Line® is a deep-dive true-crime podcast focused on missing people, unsolved homicides, and unidentified persons whose cold cases have gotten little—if any—media attention. Through narrative storytelling, primary and archival research, and expert and family interviews, The Fall Line introduces listeners to victims and survivors they’ve never heard of. . . and explores the reasons why their cases were ignored in the first place. 

    The Disappearance of Ricky Lee Franks: 1985, Nashville

    The Disappearance of Ricky Lee Franks: 1985, Nashville

    On Friday, June 7th, 1985, Nashville’s The Fan Fair, also known as “The Country Explosion” was days from its grand opening, and the city was flooded with strangers; the same afternoon, a man named Ricky Lee Franks would return to Nashville, his hometown, and see his family—briefly—before disappearing. Ricky Lee Franks had been living in a group home in Dickson, TN, and no one—not the cold-case detective now assigned to his case, or Ricky’s eldest sister, Sylvia—is quite sure how Ricky made his way back to Nashville that Friday. They also don’t know what happened afterward. . . though there have been leads that have taken investigators across state lines. This two-part series looks at Ricky’s disappearance and Sylvia’s near-40-year-quest to find her brother. 

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    Written, researched, and hosted by Laurah Norton, with research assistance from Bryan Worters, Kyana Burgess, and Michaela Morrill/Interviews by Brooke Hargrove/Produced, scored, and engineered by Maura Currie/Content advisors are Brandy C. Williams, Liv Fallon, and Vic Kennedy/ Theme music by RJR/Special thanks to Angie Dodd, Liz Lipka, and Sarah Turney 
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    • 45 min
    The Disappearance of Bula Mae Robertson: October 1993

    The Disappearance of Bula Mae Robertson: October 1993

    Warner Robins, Georgia is a military town that is attractive to families seeking affordable housing and good schools--and few long-term missing-persons cases. The oldest case on record is the disappearance of Bula Mae Robertson, a local mother who vanished late one night in October of 1993, leaving her teenage daughters and extended family without any sign as to where she might have gone, or what could have happened to her. Now, with the aid of a reward, investigators and Bula’s family hope that her case can be resolved. 
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    Written, researched, and hosted by Laurah Norton, with research assistance from Bryan Worters, Kyana Burgess, and Michaela Morrill/Interviews by Brooke Hargrove/Produced, scored, and engineered by Maura Currie/Content advisors are Brandy C. Williams, Liv Fallon, and Vic Kennedy/ Theme music by RJR/Special thanks to Angie Dodd and Sarah Turney 
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    • 42 min
    The Murders of Jacky Nguyen and Nhut Phan: Twelve Years Cold

    The Murders of Jacky Nguyen and Nhut Phan: Twelve Years Cold

    In part two of this two-part series, we cover the cold-case homicides of Birmingham, Alabama nail-salon owners Jacky Nguyen and Nhut Phan, who were killed in their store just after Christmas in 2010; their daughters, Linda and Thao, discuss possible theories in their parents’ case, and what they’ve learned from authorities in the past 12 years. Thao and Linda want to know: who killed Jacky and Nhut? Was it just a robbery, or was there something more at stake? 
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    Written, researched, and hosted by Laurah Norton, with research assistance from Bryan Worters, Kyana Burgess, and Michaela Morrill/Interviews by Brooke Hargrove/Produced, scored, and engineered by Maura Currie/Content advisors are Brandy C. Williams, Liv Fallon, and Vic Kennedy/ Theme music by RJR/Special thanks to Angie Dodd and Sarah Turney 
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    • 40 min
    The Murders of Jacky Nguyen and Nhut Phan: Top Perfect Nails

    The Murders of Jacky Nguyen and Nhut Phan: Top Perfect Nails

    In part one of this two-part series, we cover the cold-case homicides of Birmingham, Alabama nail-salon owners Jacky Nguyen and Nhut Phan, who were killed in their store just after Christmas in 2010; though their children have long hoped for movement in the case, they’ve been waiting for answers for over a decade. Rumors and lack of communication became a hallmark for their parents’ case: Thao and Linda want to know: who killed Jacky and Nhut? Was it just a robbery, or was there something more at stake? 
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    Written, researched, and hosted by Laurah Norton, with research assistance from Bryan Worters, Kyana Burgess, and Michaela Morrill/Interviews by Brooke Hargrove/Produced, scored, and engineered by Maura Currie/Content advisors are Brandy C. Williams, Liv Fallon, and Vic Kennedy/ Theme music by RJR/Special thanks to Angie Dodd and Sarah Turney 
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    • 41 min
    The Murder of Jacob Landin: Opening a Closed Case and Changing True Crime

    The Murder of Jacob Landin: Opening a Closed Case and Changing True Crime

    Eric Carter-Landin didn’t set out to be an advocate; but as the family member of a murder victim whose case was closed, he watched other disturbing cases unfold in his home state of New Mexico, and he felt called to do something about it: to help families, to shine a light on the failings in the system, and, eventually, to seek justice for his own brother, who was was killed at only nine months old. 

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    Written, researched, and hosted by Laurah Norton, with research assistance from Bryan Worters, Kyana Burgess, and Michaela Morrill/Interviews by Brooke Hargrove/Produced, scored, and engineered by Maura Currie/Content advisors are Brandy C. Williams, Liv Fallon, and Vic Kennedy/ Theme music by RJR/Special thanks to Angie Dodd and Sarah Turney 
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    • 1 hr
    The Disappearance of Janice “Becky” LaPlant Part 2: The Knoxville Jane Doe

    The Disappearance of Janice “Becky” LaPlant Part 2: The Knoxville Jane Doe

    After her biological mother, Janice “Becky” LaPlant disappeared during a July 2011 cookout in Lincoln, Alabama, Tracy took on the responsibility of pursuing Becky’s case--and enlisted social media in her search for answers. During the production of this two-part series, Tracy receives news, in real time, that might change everything. Tracy discovered a Jane Doe in Knoxville, TN and was unexpectedly contacted for testing during the making of this episode. This week, we wait for answers, with Tracy, until the last moments before broadcast. 
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    Written, researched, and hosted by Laurah Norton, with research assistance from Bryan Worters, Kyana Burgess, and Michaela Morrill/Interviews by Brooke Hargrove/Produced, scored, and engineered by Maura Currie/Content advisors are Brandy C. Williams, Liv Fallon, and Vic Kennedy/ Theme music by RJR/Special thanks to Angie Dodd and Sarah Turney 
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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
4K Ratings

4K Ratings

Ohio150 ,

Empathy and deep dives

Taking the time to cover cases that won’t win you celebrity but will do something good for other people is real integrity

RobinFerris ,

Laura Norton is a treasure!

This is a wonderful podcast and it is obvious that the creators are passionate about trying to bring attention to these unsolved and largely forgotten cases. Very well researched and the narration and storytelling are impeccable!

HM11_ ,

Doing real work for good

I finally made an account just to write this review. This podcast is doing something special by donating, supporting families and working hard to share missing people information on every social media channel. Some podcasts aim to build listener with negativity. Some try to help the world. Those are the podcasts I will support with my downloads.

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