15 episodes

When two friends go missing back-to-back, and in between their disappearances, a third friend is murdered, their mothers begin their own investigation. As the connections between the three cases are explored, the mothers navigate devastating twists and turns, including one revelation that shakes the community to its core.
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The Bakersfield Three Casefile Presents

    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 1.7K Ratings

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When two friends go missing back-to-back, and in between their disappearances, a third friend is murdered, their mothers begin their own investigation. As the connections between the three cases are explored, the mothers navigate devastating twists and turns, including one revelation that shakes the community to its core.
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    Episode 1: Fight Like a Mother

    Episode 1: Fight Like a Mother

    When a local young woman goes missing, it initially appears to be an all too familiar tragic tale involving a suspicious boyfriend. But it soon becomes clear the case is anything but typical when three local mothers begin their own investigation.
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    • 25 min
    Episode 2: Facebook Official

    Episode 2: Facebook Official

    The ties between The Bakersfield Three are explored as new revelations, including a love triangle, come to light.
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    • 35 min
    Episode 3: Yellow Rose

    Episode 3: Yellow Rose

    Not long before Micah Holsonbake disappeared, he was a successful financial advisor living in a nice home with his wife and son. But a prescription for painkillers changes everything.
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    • 33 min
    Episode 4: Strawberries and Oceans

    Episode 4: Strawberries and Oceans

    To the outside world, James Kulstad had it all. But after a shooting in a quiet neighborhood outside the home of a local doctor, secrets are revealed.
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    • 34 min
    Episode 5: Crazy Beautiful

    Episode 5: Crazy Beautiful

    Baylee Despot was young, beautiful, and ambitious. But a series of traumatic events veered her life onto a dark path.
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    • 51 min
    Episode 6: Polaroid Picture

    Episode 6: Polaroid Picture

    Someone begins ripping down missing fliers and sending cryptic messages. Meanwhile, a human leg washes ashore at a popular local lake.
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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

Itsalgood68 ,

The Bakersfield Three

Great job! Had me captivated in all episodes! Great research and story telling.

Prada1692 ,

Captivating

Olivia is a phenomenal researcher and reporter. I hope this is the first of many podcasts. She allowed all voices to be heard, sparing no questions to get much needed answers. Incredible investigating. Also, thank you for consistently uplifting the “moms” throughout the journey. I can’t imagine the pain they face each day.

Susanna 311 ,

Stellar show

Loved the reporting on this podcast - very unbiased. Matt Queen’s narcissism and (to me) obvious guilt shone through all his lies. God bless those mothers and I hope one day they all have a resolution that feels satisfying. Highly recommend.

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