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Don Bolles was an investigative reporter for The Arizona Republic in the 1960s and '70s. After years of reporting on corruption in the racing industry, he was killed by a car bomb in 1976.

Decades later, we found cassette tapes of his phone calls from the '70s. With those tapes, we're telling the story of Don's life and his quarrels with the mafia before his death and how his spirit was crushed long before his murder.

Rediscovering: Don Bolles, a murdered journalist is the latest podcast from The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com. The show launches with two episodes on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher Radio or wherever else you listen to podcasts.

Rediscovering: Don Bolles, a murdered journalist The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com

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    • 4.7, 30 Ratings

Don Bolles was an investigative reporter for The Arizona Republic in the 1960s and '70s. After years of reporting on corruption in the racing industry, he was killed by a car bomb in 1976.

Decades later, we found cassette tapes of his phone calls from the '70s. With those tapes, we're telling the story of Don's life and his quarrels with the mafia before his death and how his spirit was crushed long before his murder.

Rediscovering: Don Bolles, a murdered journalist is the latest podcast from The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com. The show launches with two episodes on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher Radio or wherever else you listen to podcasts.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

User7774 ,

Excellent

Love this look at AZ history from the 70s. Nicely done.

EthanH71 ,

Outstanding reporting and storytelling

I’ve only been able to hear the first two episodes (since others haven’t been released yet at the time of this review), but the Arizona Republic staff has done a remarkable job with this extraordinary find. I’m eager to hear the rest, as we are reminded what happens when journalists are targeted merely for seeking the truth.

jerazin ,

Intriguing story, challenging listen

As a resident of AZ since the time of the bombing incident, I was very interested in this podcast. I am finding it challenging on two fronts: first, heavy reliance on 40+ yr old old telephone recordings of poor quality. I gave up listening in the car because I couldn’t understand what they were saying much of the time, even with the volume cranked all the way up. Secondly, the story is rather convoluted and hard to follow. The narrator could do a better job of summarizing and providing background. I will definitely keep listening because I’m interested in the story, but hoping it will improve.

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