6 episodes

On June 22, 2018, 35-year-old scientist Tristan Beaudette is brutally murdered in front of his two young daughters while camping in idyllic Malibu Creek State Park. The killing stuns the tight-knit, privileged community of Malibu. 

More stunning? The fact that the cops anticipated the attack, but didn’t move to stop it. And the culprit they identify insists he’s being framed. 

New episodes on Tuesdays.

Hosted by Dana Goodyear (The New Yorker) and produced by Western Sound and Pushkin Industries.

Show artwork: Hot Panorama, 2021, copyright Francesca Gabbiani.

Follow us @losthillspod on Twitter and Instagram for a deeper dive into our investigation.

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On June 22, 2018, 35-year-old scientist Tristan Beaudette is brutally murdered in front of his two young daughters while camping in idyllic Malibu Creek State Park. The killing stuns the tight-knit, privileged community of Malibu. 

More stunning? The fact that the cops anticipated the attack, but didn’t move to stop it. And the culprit they identify insists he’s being framed. 

New episodes on Tuesdays.

Hosted by Dana Goodyear (The New Yorker) and produced by Western Sound and Pushkin Industries.

Show artwork: Hot Panorama, 2021, copyright Francesca Gabbiani.

Follow us @losthillspod on Twitter and Instagram for a deeper dive into our investigation.

    Episode 5: Krazy Horse

    Episode 5: Krazy Horse

    Who is Anthony Rauda?

    He’s more than a drifter. He’s an aspiring musician and a writer, with a long history of mental-health struggles and an extensive criminal record. He's a committed survivalist, attempting to live completely off the grid and without assistance. He’s been arrested repeatedly with antique firearms and gunpowder.

    And he hates the Lost Hills cops.
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    • 46 min
    Episode 4: Animals of the Night

    Episode 4: Animals of the Night

    The cops went from saying that they couldn’t connect the crimes to saying that one person, Anthony Rauda, had done them all. Is that even possible?

    When officials at California State Parks refuse to answer questions, a hiker in Malibu Creek State Park reveals the location of Rauda’s camp.

    And Jimmy Rogers, victim of Near MIss #1, describes being awakened just before dawn by an explosion . . . aimed at his head. He says the cops told him vital information about the so-called missing shotgun.
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    • 38 min
    Episode 3: Lost

    Episode 3: Lost

    Three months after his arrest, Anthony Rauda is charged with the murder of Tristan Beaudette, all the other shootings, as well as a series of strange burglaries involving junk food from commercial buildings around the periphery of the park. He pleads not guilty.
    Erica Wu, Tristan Beaudette’s widow, opens up about her husband, and files a $90 million dollar lawsuit against the county, the state parks system, and the sheriff’s department for failing to warn the public about the danger in the park.
    In an election upset, Alex Villanueva, Cece Woods’s candidate, becomes the new sheriff of LA County, and Cece hopes he’ll bring change to Lost Hills.
    Meanwhile, new information emerges about the cops involved in the Rauda investigation.
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    • 54 min
    Episode 2: The Pink Bubble

    Episode 2: The Pink Bubble

    A devastating fire rips through Malibu, burning Anthony Rauda’s campsite, Malibu Creek State Park, and any evidence the cops might have missed. Rauda appears in court, and a tentative link is established between him and the murder. Meanwhile, Cece Woods, a popular Malibu blogger, casts doubt on the case against Rauda as she crusades against the Lost Hills station — why didn’t the authorities warn the public before someone died? She smells a coverup.
    Footage of the Henry Stern Town Hall meeting provided by KBUU-FM Malibu.
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    • 45 min
    Episode 1: The Killing Zone

    Episode 1: The Killing Zone

    After Tristan Beaudette’s murder, other victims come forward telling similar tales. . . of a sniper in Malibu who has been shooting at campers and at moving cars for the past 18 months. Always in the dark of night, at 4AM.
    The cops say they can’t connect the crimes, but then they arrest a drifter: 42-year-old Anthony Rauda, who lives under a tarp behind the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station. Is he the killer, or a scapegoat?
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    • 43 min
    Lost Hills Trailer

    Lost Hills Trailer

    Lost Hills, reported, written and hosted by Dana Goodyear.
    Coming March 16th from Western Sound and Pushkin Industries
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    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
874 Ratings

874 Ratings

PepperPowerCA ,

Can’t wait for Tuesday’s!

I’m obsessed! The scene and story are equally captivating. I wish I had waited so I could have binged the whole series at once. New twists in every episode! I’m dying to know what happens!

britelamb ,

Par for the True Crime Course

Good, but I’d prefer the story moved along faster or packed the info into fewer episodes.

Remaining-nameless ,

Slow

Slow and meandering. Physics, bla bla. Get to the point.

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