6 episodes

I'm Ava Jenkins and while researching death row, I discovered the case of Samuel Alexander Patterson – Virginia's youngest death row inmate.

All the evidence points to him, but when asked to defend himself...he said nothing. With just 12 months until his execution date, I'm on a journey to find out the truth, before it's too late.

A 'True Crime' podcast brought to you by unrd

The Silent Truth unrd

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 14 Ratings

I'm Ava Jenkins and while researching death row, I discovered the case of Samuel Alexander Patterson – Virginia's youngest death row inmate.

All the evidence points to him, but when asked to defend himself...he said nothing. With just 12 months until his execution date, I'm on a journey to find out the truth, before it's too late.

A 'True Crime' podcast brought to you by unrd

    #1 In search of the truth

    #1 In search of the truth

    This is a fictional podcast designed to work alongside 'The Silent Truth' story within the unrd app. Download their app here. and begin 'The Silent Truth' to play alongside this podcast.
    THE STORY
    Samuel Alexander Patterson is on death row for the murder of a wealthy businessman. 
    He has 12 months until his execution date.
    But even though he was convicted, and all the evidence points to him, the whole truth has not yet come out. I'm on a journey to find it – before it's too late. 
    Thanks to unrd for making this story possible. If you like immersive, real-time stories told through your mobile phone, download their app here.

    • 22 min
    #2 The search goes on

    #2 The search goes on

    In this episode, I look into the crime in more detail and we hear the only interview where Sam speaks about where he was that day.
    Thanks to unrd for making this story possible. If you like immersive, real-time stories told through your mobile phone, download their app here.

    • 19 min
    #3 Evidence, conspiracies and holes

    #3 Evidence, conspiracies and holes

    Insurance scams, planted DNA and false confessions. If there's one thing the internet loves, it's a conspiracy. I look into them, and the holes that appear with the evidence. And I write to Samuel in prison...
    Thanks to unrd for making this story possible. If you like immersive, real-time stories told through your mobile phone, download their app here.

    • 17 min
    #4 Making contact

    #4 Making contact

    I speak to Sam from prison. And things seem a little...weird.
    Thanks to unrd for making this story possible. If you like immersive, real-time stories told through your mobile phone, download their app here.

    • 15 min
    #5 A surprise call

    #5 A surprise call

    I explore Sam's previous criminal case and get a surprise phone call...
    Thanks to unrd for making this story possible. If you like immersive, real-time stories told through your mobile phone, download their app here.

    • 19 min
    #6 An important announcement

    #6 An important announcement

    Apologies for shortness of this episode. I have some terrible news.
    The story will continue on unrd. Download their app here.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

RaeSholar ,

5 stars

Really enjoyed how it went along with the story.

Ashhlesauce ,

Real Life Experience

Having this podcast for The Silent Truth really enhances the experience for the player. The details that are incorporated into this podcast really have you those pieces you need to figure out the story. LOVE LOVE LOVE

Flowerstar333 ,

Enhanced App Experience

It took me till the 4th episode to realize this was not real. I appreciate that it is to enhance your Unrd experience and add to it while you are reading the story. Very cool.

One thing I do not like and agree with in the writing- whether this is fake or not, is when Ava says “you will be forgiven if you think Samual is guilty from the evidence”. An individual forming a personal opinion to themselves whether a fictional character is guilty or not is something you need to be forgive for? I need to be sorry for having an opinion and forming a thought on something based on the evidence or anything for that matter? Where does “Ava” get to tell me I need to be sorry for making my own conclusion? I don’t think the writers should accuse their listeners in that way. The fact that this is fake and for an app experience is why 4 stars and not less for that.

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