11 episodes

In 2016, a popular high school senior mysteriously disappeared on the night before Thanksgiving. His remains were found two years later. What happened to Tom Brown in the small town of Canadian, Texas that night? It seems everyone in town’s become a suspect, including Tom’s family, friends, the local sheriff, and a high-flying private investigator. Acclaimed writer Skip Hollandsworth digs into the mystery that’s torn this town apart in this eight-part true crime podcast series.

From the Texas Monthly team behind “Boomtown”—a popular eleven-part podcast series about the culture and economy of the West Texas oil fields—“Tom Brown’s Body” launches September 29 and is the first narrative podcast series from Hollandsworth.

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In 2016, a popular high school senior mysteriously disappeared on the night before Thanksgiving. His remains were found two years later. What happened to Tom Brown in the small town of Canadian, Texas that night? It seems everyone in town’s become a suspect, including Tom’s family, friends, the local sheriff, and a high-flying private investigator. Acclaimed writer Skip Hollandsworth digs into the mystery that’s torn this town apart in this eight-part true crime podcast series.

From the Texas Monthly team behind “Boomtown”—a popular eleven-part podcast series about the culture and economy of the West Texas oil fields—“Tom Brown’s Body” launches September 29 and is the first narrative podcast series from Hollandsworth.

    An Update from Skip

    An Update from Skip

    There have finally been a couple of developments in the case. But will they lead to the truth about what happened to Tom?

    • 3 min
    Introducing: State of Mind

    Introducing: State of Mind

    There’s something different about Texas. But how do you define it without resorting to cliches about cowboys and oilmen? At Texas Monthly, we think the answer is through stories — stories like the ones we’ve been telling for almost 50 years. On State of Mind, you’ll hear those stories from our talented writers and from a wide array of other Texans. Each of them is a window into the experience of life here. Join us each week for a new story about life in the Lone Star State, from the Texas Monthly team behind “Boomtown,” “One by Willie,” and “Tom Brown’s Body.”

    • 2 min
    8. The Remains

    8. The Remains

    "I'm definitely more paranoid wherever I go. I definitely watch my back more and pay attention to what's going on around me."

    • 42 min
    7. The Wake

    7. The Wake

    "The people of the town are calling us and saying, 'Do we have a monster that lives in our community?' I wish I could give them Solace."

    • 41 min
    6. The Thicket

    6. The Thicket

    "I'm like, 'What the heck is that?' So, I walk around some shrubs, and as I get closer I can see that it kind of looks like bone."

    • 28 min
    5. Unusual Suspects

    5. Unusual Suspects

    “It's kind of strange that your investigator calls this search, and lo and behold, right after he starts the search, a cell phone is found.”

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4.3K Ratings

4.3K Ratings

Bitsie62442 ,

Update Skip?

I’m glad to hear the voice behind the articles I have read over the decades. So worth it. Thanks Skip.

Fightingblindly ,

Children lead the way

This is Amazon. The children behaved far better than adults. I’ve had several people that grew up in small towns and left. The behavior here by some of the residents is why they left.

Danny Boy100 ,

Hey, Skip

You said you’d do an update on October 30. That day has come and gone. Where is it, please.

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