19 episodes

This is the story of 18-year-old Heidi Allen, who was kidnapped in a small town where corruption got in the way of justice. In school we are all taught that the justice system punishes bad people for doing bad things. The justice system is here to protect us, but sometimes that is not the case and the system in place to protect us is not infallible. This is Peebles for the People where injustices are exposed.

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This is the story of 18-year-old Heidi Allen, who was kidnapped in a small town where corruption got in the way of justice. In school we are all taught that the justice system punishes bad people for doing bad things. The justice system is here to protect us, but sometimes that is not the case and the system in place to protect us is not infallible. This is Peebles for the People where injustices are exposed.

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    Bonus: The Making Of - Part Three

    Bonus: The Making Of - Part Three

    One of the suspects in Heidi Allen's 1994 kidnapping was arrested after attacking his long time ex-girlfriend. Roger Breckenridge has a history of violence towards women, and is now facing menacing, harassment, Criminal trespass, attempted criminal mischief, and unlawful imprisonment charges. According to charging documents Breckenridge's victim thought he was going to kill her, and had attempted to kill her in the past.

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    Bonus: The Making Of - Part Two

    Bonus: The Making Of - Part Two

    I was sitting at the dinner table with my family when my phone buzzed. It was a text message with a picture of a facebook post by Heidi Allen's sister, Lisa Buske. I saw my name in the first line, I immediately thought she must not have been happy about the voicemail I left her. After reading the post thoroughly, that wasn't the case. The post generated a slew of derogatory comments towards me.

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    Bonus: The Making Of - Part One

    Bonus: The Making Of - Part One

    In this special episode of Peebles for the People I take you behind the scenes to give you a look at the story telling process. In this episode you'll hear never before heard audio of phone calls I made to help better tell Heidi's story. I have to say, I never could have imagined how these calls turned out. I heard baseless accusations, lies, and was confronted with contention in many of these calls.

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    Episode 15: Gary The Innocent

    Episode 15: Gary The Innocent

    This is the final episode of the first season of Peebles for the People. Gary Thibodeau's case was heard by the New York State Court of Appeals. His fight for innocence came to an end in August of 2018. Towards the end of the more than 20 years he spent in prison Gary wrote letters to his defense attorney Lisa Peebles, everyone was signed: "Gary the innocent." His letters were insightful and witty. Even after the case concluded, District Attorney Greg Oakes lied to the public. You are not going to want to miss the heart wrenching conclusion of Heidi Allen's kidnapping.

    Episode 14: The Decision

    Episode 14: The Decision

    Gary Thibodeau's defense team fought tooth and nail to get his 1995 conviction overturned. Lisa Peebles dredged up details of Michael Bohrer's horrific criminal history, yet prosecutors and Judge King saw no significance in Bohrer kidnapping another woman between the ages of 18 and 21. During Bohrer's testimony he talked about chilling details that no one could ignore. Bohrer admitted he found out Heidi's identity as a confidential informant had been exposed the day her C.I. index card was recovered in the parking on the D&W, which was in 1991. That gave Bohrer a clear motive to commit this heinous crime. But in King's decision he refused to concede Heidi was a C.I.

    Episode 13: A Gentleman With A Concern

    Episode 13: A Gentleman With A Concern

    As more information about Heidi Allen's kidnapping came to the surface, a plausible theory about what happened to her started to develop. Could it have been the Thibodeau brothers who kidnapped and killed Heidi for no reason? Or was Heidi targeted by a group of drug dealers, after her identity had been exposed? In 2015, during the evidentiary hearing to determine if Gary Thibodeau should get a new trial, what happened to Heidi became a bit more clear. But the Oswego County DA, seemed dead set on keeping Thibodeau behind bars, no matter what his defense team would dig up.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
455 Ratings

455 Ratings

GaryElectric28 ,

Almost great

This is a good podcast. Exceptionally well researched, outstanding access (due to familial connections presumably), convincing argument, and well delivered. It would be an easy 5-star if not for a few things. First, the reliance on his parents kinda amateurizes things a bit and the effect is to question the storyteller’s independent-mindedness. And also, the storyteller continually expresses shock that the DA is more interested in winning than seeking the truth. Kid, did your mom not teach you that this legal system is an “adversarial” one? The storyteller also seems shocked that the DA does this “even though he says he cares only about the truth!” Again, kid, listen up. Most human beings (as well as, quite obviously, public figures) have public and private selves that aren’t identical. The DA’s job is to win. But he can’t say this to the public because it’s not socially acceptable. He has to win the public courtroom and the real courtroom. Nothing unusual here.

Overall, this is (IMO) a very, very good podcast. 4.5/5 and I look forward to his next project. My recommendation: Use your family connections for gaining access, but don’t make family members part of the story.

HOVFmom ,

Interesting story but bad narration

I couldn’t get past the sound of the narrator. He sounds robotic.

Wichita Business Guy ,

First Podcast I’ve Ever Abandoned

Lots of repeating information episode to episode. Got really hung up on the injustice of evidentiary rules that have been around for centuries, and for good reason.

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