10 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.

Tom Brown's Body Texas Monthly

    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 3.1K Ratings

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.

    Introducing: The Apology Line

    Introducing: The Apology Line

    Introducing a brand new podcast from Wondery called The Apology Line.

    • 6 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
    4. Lake Marvin Road

    4. Lake Marvin Road

    "I'm sitting there thinking, 'Oh God, I'm so scared right now.' I couldn't convince them. And so I just let them hammer me."

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3.1K Ratings

3.1K Ratings

Stuartalll ,

Amazing and Haunting

Amazing and sad. Devoured this one in one day. The last line is haunting.

RyanJune ,

excellent and i’m even not a true crime buff

Great story telling. Listened to the entire series in literally one day

stupidstup ,

Boring, repetitive, nothing new here

A compelling mystery, this podcast could have been excellent. However there’s no new information and the case has never been solved. This podcast simply depends on the small town Texas “characters” to engage you- unfortunately for Texas, most people outside of the state don’t find small town Texans to be so interesting they can carry a story. I was interested in the case itself, not the “colorful” PI, the “corrupt” sherif, the “weird” mom. Instead of focusing on the case, the Texas monthly reporter simply interviews people close to the case about Tom, the town gossip, and their own interpersonal drama and petty small town fights. Tom is merely a vehicle to highlight what I guess we are supposed to think is quirky little Canadia. No one was like able. Nothing new was discovered in the course of the podcast. This is more an attempt at Friday Night Lights with crime as the backdrop and it was boring. The weird continued use of the Avett brothers music was annoying and cheesy. If you are interested in true crime this is a waste of time.

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