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Susan Powell vanished on Dec. 7, 2009. Her body has never been found. From the beginning, West Valley City, Utah police suspected Susan's husband, Josh Powell, had murdered her. They never arrested him. COLD dives deep into the case files, uncovering never-before-heard details. You'll learn why Susan stayed with an abusive husband, why Josh did what he did and how the justice system failed Susan and her two boys.

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    • 4.8, 28.7K Ratings

Susan Powell vanished on Dec. 7, 2009. Her body has never been found. From the beginning, West Valley City, Utah police suspected Susan's husband, Josh Powell, had murdered her. They never arrested him. COLD dives deep into the case files, uncovering never-before-heard details. You'll learn why Susan stayed with an abusive husband, why Josh did what he did and how the justice system failed Susan and her two boys.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
28.7K Ratings

28.7K Ratings

juticelady ,

Great investigation

I like the tone of the speaker. He’s serous but also lively.

I dislike Josh voice and his sniffling. I’ve listen to many true crime podcasts never have I disliked one suspect/perpetrator so much. I feel like to punch him every time I hear his voice. Something about him disgusts me.

Feel bad for Susan but to be honest she made many obviously unwise decisions. The fixation to having more children. Inability to truly leave the man even when she sensed danger. Also letting a man takes her earnings and dictate her spendings is mind bugling. Also convincing/pressuring spouse to go to church is never the answer to improving character flaws and marriage troubles. Rarely has religion changed a man who is beyond helps. Save yourself first by jumping out first. Also, Choose a man not based on his religion but his character.

Many women believe in self sacrificing for love and judge women who know how to set up these boundaries as “selfish”. But usually the self sacrificing women end up getting stuck in miserable situations that ultimately make them resentful toward their spouses. Women need to love herself first and have clear boundaries with men even when she’s in love

21drunk ,

Mixed Feelings

I’m having a hard time with this podcast because it’s good, interesting storytelling but the host is clearly influenced by his LDS religion. When people say he’s “biased” I can see why. He often phrases things in a way that really minimizes the wrongdoings and creepy behavior of the murderer— and I don’t even think he realizes he’s doing it. It’s uncomfortable to listen to at times.

Fredonia93 ,

Respectful

I have nothing but high praise for this podcast. I was a reluctant listener because the case involves murdered children. However, I am so glad to have given it a chance.

The research is outstanding. This is old school journalism right here. Kudos to the entire team.

In addition to the research, is the respectful manner in which the victims are treated. We get to know the person Susan Powell was thanks to (again) the research, the in depth interviews with her dad, and her own words.

I look forward to many more podcasts by this incredible team.

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