21 episodes

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, 23.1K 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
23.1K Ratings

23.1K Ratings

WideOpen Brian ,

Best quality crime type podcast ever!!!

The amount of data, facts, & research in this show is incredible

Shredded Coconut ,

Too long, too detailed, irritating narration.

This is the fascinating backstory to an infamous unsolved case - a young mother’s disappearance and the cloud of suspicion over the sociopath husband. While the stories of his youth and weird family do shed light, there are just too many details throughout. The minutiae quickly bog down the podcast and ultimately are mostly useless to the story (and listeners’ time). This podcast needs some heavy slashing at the editing desk. Could easily be reduced to 10 episodes and not more than an hour apiece. Then there is the narrator’s style. In a word, terrible. This guy comes off as smug and opinionated, always using a suggestive tone to lead the listener to his conclusion or idea instead of having the listener form their own, which is half the fun of listening to a crime story. Whether it’s barely veiled sarcasm, or a little laugh, or using a kid’s voice, or a pregnant pause, or cheesy sound effects, please cut the drama and give it at least the appearance of even-toned journalism. I listen to a lot of these true crime podcasts and other narrators deliver the story in a way that at least sounds somewhat unbiased. That way the listener can form their own opinions and have their own Aha! moments unfold apace instead of having Mr. Persuasion hitting them in the face with his foregone conclusions. It takes the fun out of it.

amartiss ,

Wow

This is the best researched podcast I have ever listened to. The never before heard stories and documents were really great pieces to the narrative. Every detail was well thought out. My only frustration is we still don’t have answers!

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