5 episodes

This series explores the disappearance of Heidi Allen. It's a case that began decades ago, but has left the residents of Central New York with many unanswered questions. As "The Heidi Allen Case" continues, you'll hear from different people whose lives were changed permanently as a result of Heidi's kidnapping -- starting from the beginning. New episodes will be released weekly, through April. You can listen online , on any WRVO or NPR app, and on iTunes . Ryan Zalduondo, a senior at SUNY Oswego, is your host. Zalduondo only learned about the Heidi Allen case a year and a half ago, on a trip to the North Country with a fellow student. As they passed the site of the gas station where Heidi was abducted 25 years ago, Zalduondo became interested in learning more about the events and their impact on the region. This series is the result.

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    • 4.0, 30 Ratings

This series explores the disappearance of Heidi Allen. It's a case that began decades ago, but has left the residents of Central New York with many unanswered questions. As "The Heidi Allen Case" continues, you'll hear from different people whose lives were changed permanently as a result of Heidi's kidnapping -- starting from the beginning. New episodes will be released weekly, through April. You can listen online , on any WRVO or NPR app, and on iTunes . Ryan Zalduondo, a senior at SUNY Oswego, is your host. Zalduondo only learned about the Heidi Allen case a year and a half ago, on a trip to the North Country with a fellow student. As they passed the site of the gas station where Heidi was abducted 25 years ago, Zalduondo became interested in learning more about the events and their impact on the region. This series is the result.

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Mary_VR ,

Thoroughly researched and thoughtful

Coming from the opposite end of the country (Texas) I knew nothing about this case. Interestingly enough, another true crime podcast I listen to covered it, but I found their episode on it confusing (their narrative introduced Thumper&Co. at the point of Heidi’s disappearance and mentioned early on that Heidi had possibly been a police drug informant). After having listened to the entirety of this podcast, all the different nuances to this case become apparent. I greatly respect how thoughtful the writer/“host” is in respect to all the parties involved. In cases of a possible wrongful conviction, oftentimes I see the sympathy and concern shift completely and directly to the person wrongfully convicted and the victim left as an afterthought. This podcast takes what I consider to be the right approach, and empathizes with the men who were probably wrongfully accused/convicted but never forgets the victim and what impact a wrongful conviction would have on the victim’s family. I also appreciate that both the state attorney and the defense attorney were given equal time to voice their opinions and a reasonings in respect to later court proceedings. Overall, it’s a really thoughtful, well thought out podcast.
The only major issue I have with this podcast is a petty one, I admit, but the host sounds thoroughly bored throughout all the episodes. I realize that his voice just lacks emotion (and that’s he’s not bored) and that he stated that he’s a student, so it may be his first time presenting something like this.
Overall, a really good podcast.

doggomom ,

Narrator

Sounds like he doesn’t care and just woke up. So annoying. Made me want to kill myself.

Springsong7 ,

Good research terrible narration

Host needs to perk up a bit- monotoned, read off script and rather boring to listen to-which is a shame because the content is worthy of time and interest.

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