135 episodes

The Fall Line is a deep-dive true-crime podcast focused on missing people, unsolved homicides, and unidentified persons whose cold cases have gotten little—if any—media attention. Through narrative storytelling, primary and archival research, and expert and family interviews, The Fall Line introduces listeners to victims and survivors they’ve never heard of. . . and explores the reasons why their cases were ignored in the first place. 

The Fall Line The Fall Line

    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 4K Ratings

The Fall Line is a deep-dive true-crime podcast focused on missing people, unsolved homicides, and unidentified persons whose cold cases have gotten little—if any—media attention. Through narrative storytelling, primary and archival research, and expert and family interviews, The Fall Line introduces listeners to victims and survivors they’ve never heard of. . . and explores the reasons why their cases were ignored in the first place. 

    The Disappearance of Carlos Ariel Delgado Mancha: No Report Filed

    The Disappearance of Carlos Ariel Delgado Mancha: No Report Filed

    Carlos Delgado disappeared in 1997, but there’s no formal record of this fact—at least, not one his family can access. Although ICE allegedly holds that information in their internal records, there is no listing for Carlos, who was in the US on a temporary residency visa, with NamUs or any other state or county agency. And that has made tracking him, and publicizing his case, extraordinarily difficult. Add in the circumstances of Carlos’’ life, and his place among the “missing missing,” and his son Hugo and niece Sheila have had a hard road toward seeking help in publicizing his case. 
    Hugo’s Facebook Page for Carlos: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011382740008
     
    Sheiia’s Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DesaparecidosenTodoMexicoyCentroamerica
     
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    Written, researched, and hosted by Laurah Norton, with research assistance from Bryan Worters, Kyana Burgess, and Michaela Morrill/Interviews by Brooke Hargrove/Produced, scored, and engineered by Maura Currie/Line-editor Bill Bertschinger/ Content advisors are Brandy C. Williams, Liv Fallon, and Vic Kennedy/ Theme music by RJR/Special thanks to Angie Dodd
    Sources at our website: https://www.thefalllinepodcast.com/sources
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    • 44 min
    Introducing Persona: The French Deception

    Introducing Persona: The French Deception

    Introducing the true crime podcast Persona: The French Deception— the story of Gilbert Chikli, one of the greatest con artists of all time. What does it feel like to pick up the phone and scam someone out of $50 million? Host and award-winning journalist, Evan Ratliff, investigates how Chikli successfully duped some of the world’s most powerful people into handing over their fortunes. He explores how Chikli evaded the law for years and became a Robin Hood-like hero. More than just a tale of criminal genius, this is a show about the moment we’re living in right now — the golden age of scammers — and the power of seduction. But what happens when the fantasy we’ve been lured into finally crumbles away?

    For all that and more, follow “Persona: The French Deception” wherever you get your podcasts. Or you can listen early on Amazon Music or early and ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery App: http://wondery.fm/TFL_Persona
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    • 5 min
    Detroit’s Unidentified Dead: Operation UNITED

    Detroit’s Unidentified Dead: Operation UNITED

    Across the United States, major cities are faced with dozens, if not hundreds, of cases of unidentified decedents: Doe cases who, whether they are homicide victims or have died of other means, are people who may represent more than one of DPD’s cold cases: there are many missing-persons reports which could be resolved by matching the deceased to reports of the missing. The problem lies in a lack of readily available DNA evidence; until the mid-2000s, it was not standard procedure to retain such samples, and most major cities have cases dating back well into the 20th century. Detroit, MI is no exception--but they are unique in their solution. 
    In Detroit, multiple agencies, including the DPD, FBI, medical examiner, and anthropologists from across the state have joined forces as Operation UNITED (Unknown Names Identified Through Exhumation and DNA)--and case by case, they are working to re-identify each victim and return them to their loved ones. 
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    Written, researched, and hosted by Laurah Norton, with research assistance from Bryan Worters, Kyana Burgess, and Michaela Morrill/Interviews by Brooke Hargrove/Produced, scored, and engineered by Maura Currie/Line-editor Bill Bertschinger/ Content advisors are Brandy C. Williams, Liv Fallon, and Vic Kennedy/ Theme music by RJR/Special thanks to Angie Dodd
    Sources at our website: https://www.thefalllinepodcast.com/sources
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Introducing Witnessed: Friendly Fire

    Introducing Witnessed: Friendly Fire

    When a K-9 officer in the Scott County, Tennessee Sheriff's Department winds up dead at the hands of his partner, a grieving widow takes it upon herself to untangle the truth from the lies. Was it just a catastrophic accident? Or premeditated murder? National Magazine Award-winning reporter Sean Flynn returns to Scott County two decades after the killing to tell the story of one woman’s pursuit of justice—and one community’s enduring reckoning with the fallout.
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    • 7 min
    True Crime Revolution: Sarah Turney Part 2

    True Crime Revolution: Sarah Turney Part 2

    We continue our fascinating discussion on ethics in true crime with Sarah Turney, on topics ranging from leaks in the Delphi case, parasocial relationships in true crime, web sleuthing, family-member creator content, and the future she envisions for true-crime media. 
    Sarah Turney is the sister of Alissa Turney, an advocate, creator--host of Voices for Justice and Disappearances--and one of the fiercest voices pushing for radical change in true-crime media. 
    Sarah knows what needs to shift--she saw the worst of true-crime “entertainment” and media attention, and the lack of it, when her sister disappeared in 2001, and has experienced every possible situation family members and survivors face since then: insensitive headlines; misreported information; harassment; stories told thoughtlessly, or without consent, and more. 
    Sarah is on a mission, not just to team up with others who create what we’ve come to call ethical true crime, but to transform the entire industry for the good of the victims, families, and survivors whose stories it is built upon. In this two-part discussion, we cover some of the most current ethical issues in true crime today. 
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    Voices For Justice: https://www.voicesforjusticepodcast.com/
    Disappearances: https://open.spotify.com/show/3mKEfFdAOyb9iaBcOwANir
    True Consequences: https://www.trueconsequences.com/
    They Called Her Georgia Lee: https://twitter.com/SolveHerMurder
    Submit a case to The Fall Line: https://www.thefalllinepodcast.com/case-submissions
     
    Written, researched, and hosted by Laurah Norton, with research assistance from Bryan Worters, Kyana Burgess, and Michaela Morrill/Interviews by Brooke Hargrove/Produced, scored, and engineered by Maura Currie/Line-editor Bill Bertschinger/ Content advisors are Brandy C. Williams, Liv Fallon, and Vic Kennedy/ Theme music by RJR/Special thanks to Angie Dodd
    Sources at our website: https://www.thefalllinepodcast.com/sources
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    • 42 min
    True Crime Revolution: Sarah Turney Part 1

    True Crime Revolution: Sarah Turney Part 1

    Sarah Turney is the sister of Alissa Turney, an advocate, creator--host of Voices for Justice and Disappearances--and one of the fiercest voices pushing for radical change in true-crime media. 
    Sarah knows what needs to shift--she saw the worst of true-crime “entertainment” and media attention, and the lack of it, when her sister disappeared in 2001, and has experienced every possible situation family members and survivors face since then: insensitive headlines; misreported information; harassment; stories told thoughtlessly, or without consent, and more. 
    Sarah is on a mission, not just to team up with others who create what we’ve come to call ethical true crime, but to transform the entire industry for the good of the victims, families, and survivors whose stories it is built upon. In this two-part discussion, we cover some of the most current ethical issues in true crime today. 
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    Help Find Daniel Robinson: https://pleasehelpfinddaniel.com/
    Voices For Justice: https://www.voicesforjusticepodcast.com/
    Disappearances: https://open.spotify.com/show/3mKEfFdAOyb9iaBcOwANir
    Submit a case to The Fall Line: https://www.thefalllinepodcast.com/case-submissions
     
    Written, researched, and hosted by Laurah Norton, with research assistance from Bryan Worters, Kyana Burgess, and Michaela Morrill/Interviews by Brooke Hargrove/Produced, scored, and engineered by Maura Currie/Line-editor Bill Bertschinger/ Content advisors are Brandy C. Williams, Liv Fallon, and Vic Kennedy/ Theme music by RJR/Special thanks to Angie Dodd
    Sources at our website: https://www.thefalllinepodcast.com/sources
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    2022 All Rights Reserved The Fall Line Podcast, LLC
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
4K Ratings

4K Ratings

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Empathy Matters

A very empathetic and well researched podcast. One of the best out there.

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Hilarious

Fantastic pod…well researched & masterfully delivered little nuances that allow for the listener to have a true sense of the environment.

It is however, HILARIOUS to read reviews from listeners who just simply must-be the most intelligent journalist with an absolutely perfect & flawless voice each & that, they, themselves must possess.

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