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Missing in Alaska is a deep dive into the mysterious disappearance of Congressmen Hale Boggs and Nick Begich, whose plane vanished in Alaska in 1972. Despite the largest search in American history, no sign of the men ever surfaced. Officials blamed ice, and a nation consumed with Watergate and Vietnam quickly moved on. Two decades later, a murderer and bomber with mafia ties made a startling claim to the F.B.I.: The plane was bombed. Was he lying? Journalist Jon Walczak, who has investigated the case since 2011, travels from Arizona to the Arctic Circle trying to uncover the truth.

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Missing in Alaska is a deep dive into the mysterious disappearance of Congressmen Hale Boggs and Nick Begich, whose plane vanished in Alaska in 1972. Despite the largest search in American history, no sign of the men ever surfaced. Officials blamed ice, and a nation consumed with Watergate and Vietnam quickly moved on. Two decades later, a murderer and bomber with mafia ties made a startling claim to the F.B.I.: The plane was bombed. Was he lying? Journalist Jon Walczak, who has investigated the case since 2011, travels from Arizona to the Arctic Circle trying to uncover the truth.

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    S2 Trailer: Missing on 9/11

    S2 Trailer: Missing on 9/11

    A young doctor disappears in New York City on the eve of 9/11.

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    • 1 min
    12. Prison Vent

    12. Prison Vent

    A new account of the alleged bombing, via a serial killer.

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    • 30 min
    Bonus: The First Photos

    Bonus: The First Photos

    We locate the first known photos of N1812H.

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    • 9 min
    11. Tail End

    11. Tail End

    An icy ending seems less likely as new details surface.

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    • 41 min
    Bonus: Better Call Bob

    Bonus: Better Call Bob

    Back in Cordova, the search party buzzes Bob.

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    • 18 min
    9. Anchorage

    9. Anchorage

    The team lands in Alaska and gets to work.

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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
170 Ratings

170 Ratings

Podcast Evangelist ,

A strong and fascinating podcast, but flawed

This is a beautifully researched and produced podcast, and the host is capable enough vocally speaking, but why the aversion to editing? This story could be much tighter. There’s just too much undigested conversation and verite action. The unbelievably slow and repetitive conversation with the last HAM operator in that bonus episode is a good example. The chat on the boat when they were looking for the plane is another example. I could have used half that. Were it not for this extra weight, I would’ve rated it five stars. As another reviewer wrote, the ads are indeed horrible, and they have a very big footprint within this production. I still greatly appreciate the massive and rigorous work this journalist put into researching and developing this story. This is an epic effort, and despite its flaws, it’s still an excellent podcast about a fascinating mystery.

“The Island” episode got even worse after I first wrote this review! I heard about everything from the host’s desire for dinner, then the fact that they had just eaten breakfast, something about his sock - every bit of random chat seem to be worth including. I’m surprised he didn’t include info about his bowel movements. Dude, this is a good story, but you’re trying your best to drown it in irrelevant detail.

BonesJones2021 ,

Great podcast but what why 5 condom ads?!

Great podcast, love the narrator, love the audio interludes. But I fricking hate recommending it to anyone with the condom and pleasure ads every five seconds. Otherwise I would tell all true-crime-loving friends to listen.

JohnC5893 ,

Poorly researched and dishonest history

The guy who made this is either intellectually dishonest or completely ignorant of modern US history and incompetent at research.

I wanted to enjoy this podcast but 5 minutes in and he is already spewing profoundly incorrect information.

Additionally, the pushing the sanitized history based on Official US Government position courtesy of J Edgar Hoover, Gerald Ford and the Nixon administration is absurd.

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