A true crime podcast that recalls the brutal slaying of BETTY ANN SULLIVAN on a snowy night in January of 1988, a night that, more than 30 years later, the small town of Jefferson Township, New Jersey has yet to fully recover from. The violence of that evening shocked the nation for the perpetrator... was her own son, a boy of fourteen who would take his own life only hours later. What the investigation revealed left a community in tatters, unwilling to believe the evil that had befallen them.
The history of the island of Manhattan.
An interview with the writer/director.
A Prayer in Spring
The writer/director returns to the scene of the crime.
Nothing Gold Can Stay
Season one ends with shocking answers to thirty year old questions.
Acquainted with the Night
Tommy returns to Clinton Road with a singular purpose.
The Road Not Taken
Tommy makes his first trip to the mysterious ruins in the woods of Clinton Road.
Interesting story but audio is terrible
The music that plays every paragraph ending is super distracting. Like just talk. You don’t need all the bells.
This doesn’t feel like a Wondery podcast
This is a ghost story, not journalism
I expected some sensationalism, but this is just too much speculation, to the point of being offensive. You pan this off as journalism, but it’s simply a modern-day ghost story. Try to stick to the facts, at least a little bit next time. Or, make it clear you’re just making a bunch of crap up. The idea you can speculate what was on this child’s mind in the last moment of his mothers and then his own life is kind of gross, honestly. Come on, Wondery, you have and can do better.
The single worst podcast I have ever listened to
This is more poorly and breathlessly written than a piece of Twilight fan fic produced by a fifth-grader. Just jumps from one absurd sweeping generalization to the next (some directly contradictory of each other) about what is a normal, boring exurb and a normal, if too-conservative parochial school. I know, because I’m from the town and attended the school; I don’t have any strong feelings about the town and hated the school, but neither was priming this boy to be in constant fear of demonic possession. Just a mentally ill kid. The narrator’s judgment is so poor and misleading that I’m not even sure that one can trust the simple facts (such as names and dates) he presents. I refer to him as a narrator, because this is a poor piece of fantasy, not reporting.
Oh, and the “Batman voice” the narrator uses … could have been spared that nonsense too.
WHY CAN’T I GIVE THIS TRASH ZERO STARS?!?
SHAME ON WONDERY!!!