29 episodes

"Somebody Somewhere" is a true crime investigative podcast series from RainStream Media, Inc. In Season 1, hosts David Payne and Jody Gottlieb tackle the open federal investigation into the 2001 murder of federal prosecutor Tom Wales. This 18-year-old case remains one of the highest priorities of the U.S. Department of Justice and has a $1.5 million reward. In Season 2, Payne and Gottlieb take you into a world few people ever experience as they investigate a 2016 mass shooting in a Seattle homeless encampment known as "The Jungle." Three teenage brothers were arrested for the crime, but are they the real killers? Only the Jungle knows.

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"Somebody Somewhere" is a true crime investigative podcast series from RainStream Media, Inc. In Season 1, hosts David Payne and Jody Gottlieb tackle the open federal investigation into the 2001 murder of federal prosecutor Tom Wales. This 18-year-old case remains one of the highest priorities of the U.S. Department of Justice and has a $1.5 million reward. In Season 2, Payne and Gottlieb take you into a world few people ever experience as they investigate a 2016 mass shooting in a Seattle homeless encampment known as "The Jungle." Three teenage brothers were arrested for the crime, but are they the real killers? Only the Jungle knows.

    S2 Episode 10: The Verdict

    S2 Episode 10: The Verdict

    In this special epilogue episode, Payne is back in court for the second retrial of the 2016 Jungle Murders, hoping to find resolution.

    • 32 min
    S1 Episode 14 - The Art of Being Right

    S1 Episode 14 - The Art of Being Right

    After federal sources confirm to the Seattle Times our reporting of a connection between Shawna Reid and a convicted extortionist, Payne gives his educated predictions on what to expect next in this case.

    • 33 min
    S1 Episode 13 - The First Indictment

    S1 Episode 13 - The First Indictment

    After 18 years, the government has made its first arrest. Investigators have charged 34-year-old Shawna Reid with lying to a grand jury and obstruction of justice relating to conversations she may or may not have had with someone bragging about the murder of Tom Wales. Payne and Gottlieb dig into the curious allegations.

    • 30 min
    Introducing "Hell And Gone"

    Introducing "Hell And Gone"

    Now in its second season, Hell And Gone is a podcast from iHeartRadio and School of Humans that follows writer and private investigator Catherine Townsend as she investigates unsolved deaths in small-town Arkansas This season, she dives into the mysterious death of Janie Ward, a 16-year old high school student who died at a party in 1989 in Marshall, Arkansas. In the 30 years since her death, no one has been able to determine how she died even though there have been multiple investigations and her body has been autopsied three times. Season 1 investigated the cold-case murder of Rebekah Gould, a beautiful and popular college student who was killed in 2004.

    • 3 min
    S2 Episode 9 - Groundhog Day

    S2 Episode 9 - Groundhog Day

    Armed with what they've learned, Payne and Gottlieb return to Kent for the retrial of the 2016 Jungle Murders in their search for the truth...and hope.

    • 28 min
    S2 Episode 8 - The Meeting at the Tent

    S2 Episode 8 - The Meeting at the Tent

    One of the victims shares what she believes happened the night of the 2016 Jungle Murders when she was shot and critically wounded, and the pressure she is under to fall in line.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

David E. LEE ,

World-class Investigative Journalism

From the first episode of Season 1 I was absolutely hooked, and binge-listened to the first 11 episodes. The hosts, David and Jodie, guide you through a compelling story of a cold case murder of a US Attorney - the plots twists and turns through the corners of the military industrial complex, local and federal law enforcement, and a cast of characters that seem to be straight out of a yet-to-be developed NetFlix original. Perfectly-produced, intriguing... you won't want to stop listening.

cali_home ,

Can’t believe they got 14 episodes out of this

Omg so stretched out and many repeats of same conversations. After episode 10 I didn’t even care.

SassyDandelion ,

AMAZING Podcast Material

I think the most important first point is that the primary hosts (including the final episode’s fill in from the second season) are enjoyable to listen to. There have been several podcasts that I have had great interest in, but just can’t get through because the hosts’ voices are like nails on a chalk board - definitely not the case here!
I have binged seasons 1 and 2, every morning while I’m getting ready for work and then during my to and from commutes (fitting in time while doing laundry, dishes, etc.) and both were so informative and just absolutely heartbreaking. And, really, no matter what side of the guilty/not guilty line you fall on in season 2, I think we can all agree that there was a serious miscarriage of justice that occurred. I’m so glad that there is a vehicle in podcasts, such as this very well done one, that can shine lights on cases that may not otherwise be known about. So that, even if our judicial system in all of it’s flaws cannot hold everyone (or the right one(s), as the case may be) accountable for wrongdoing, at least there is a small light of hope that somebody somewhere (see what I did there?) will be educated to the facts. Quite well done and I greatly look forward to future seasons from y’all!!

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