What we lose in the Shadows (A father and daughter True Crime Podcast)

What we lose in the Shadows (A father and daughter True Crime Podcast)

A father and daughter team of amateur sleuths examine missing persons, cold cases and horrific crimes.


May 28, 2024 26 mins

Can wrongful convictions shatter more than just a person's freedom? This episode of "What We Lose in the Shadows" peels back the layers of a tragic miscarriage of justice that forever altered the life of Anthony Broadwater.

We dive deep into the case of Alice Seaborn, a Syracuse University freshman who bravely reported her rape in May 1981. Despite her attacker being convicted, the truth took a devastating t...

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The name Sean Combs, or should we say Brother Love, conjures an image of a chameleon in the music industry. This episode peels away at his ever-changing personas and the shadows cast by his fame. From his connections to notorious feuds and allegations of sexual misconduct, the weight of these claims underscores the power dynamics that play out in the courtrooms and beyond. The New York City Adult Services Act emerges as a beac...

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This episode is not for the faint of heart, as we dissect the long-unsolved Lady of the Dunes mystery, bringing to light evidence that may finally close this cold case. With every word, we stitch together the sinister and the procedural, taking you through the twists and turns of a narrative that's just as much about the resilience of human spirit as it is about the darkness that lies within. Follow us on Instagram @whatwelose...

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April 16, 2024 25 mins

The hallways of schools should be passages to learning and growth, not battlegrounds where LGBTQ+ youth fight for acceptance. We tackle the issue of bullying, the grave risks involved in mandated reporting, and the heart-wrenching consequences it can have when a young person is forced out of the shadows into an unaccepting world. Tragedy strikes a somber chord as we recount the lost lives of Nex Benedict and Brianna Jai, symbo...

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 On this episode we walk you through the unsettling murder of Brianna Ghey—a young life stolen by the hands of hate. We’re not just narrating the somber tale of a teen whose existence was cut short by transphobic violence; we're engaging in a profound discourse on the societal and legal entanglements that continue to challenge the transgender community, bringing to light the stark realities we must confront. With a heartfelt f...

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March 19, 2024 28 mins

A man says he has a bomb on a commercial aircraft.  We have seen it in movies for decades, but where did it all start.  We take a deep dive into the lore of DB Cooper and the implementation of the 'DB Cooper device'. We then explore the audacious copycat hijackings, leading to a broader discourse on the evolution of airport security. Intrigue peaks as we examine a new theory about Cooper's possible identity—a th...

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 This week we traverse this heartrending terrain, beginning with the case of mommy vlogger Ruby Frankie. Her egregious parenting tactics, which incited widespread fury, raise pivotal questions about the unseen scars inflicted upon children in the name of discipline, and the haunting legacy such actions leave.

Caroline and I also confront the grim tale of Ruby Frankie and Jody Hildebrandt, whose online platform became a fac...

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This week we tread carefully into sensitive territory, with a content warning for discussions on rape and sexual assault, as we scrutinize the shocking actions of Danny Masterson. Known for his role on "That '70s Show," Masterson's conviction and the bravery of the two victims who brought him to Justus. Shifting the lens to celebrity crime, we grapple with the question of whether fame influences the scales of ju...

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Have you ever felt a shiver down your spine while walking to your car in a deserted parking lot? That ripple of fear isn't unfounded, as Caroline and I explore the unsettling truth behind women's safety in these common yet potentially perilous spaces. We take you through the heart-wrenching abductions of Kelsey Smith and Mercedes Vega, whose stories are stark reminders of the dangers that can hide in the most ordinary of ...

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February 6, 2024 21 mins

The bravery of two young girls who faced life-threatening dangers and their incredible rescues are the heart-pounding narratives we share in a chapter you won't forget. From the streets of Long Beach to the quiet town of Mount Vernon, these stories of survival remind us of the power of community awareness and the ever-important role of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. We wrap up by inviting you...

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January 30, 2024 25 mins

Our dialogue recounts the harrowing path of two premeditated murders.  The first case involves the 2021 murder of Spanish teacher, Nahema Graber, in rural Iowa. The second the 1975 case of Debbie Gamma, a student whose life ended at the hands of her English teacher, Raymond Payne.



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January 23, 2024 29 mins


Transition to a moment in history marked by tragedy—the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Park bombing. We honor the heroism of Richard Jewell, a security guard whose quick actions saved countless lives but couldn't shield him from the media's misguided accusations. The real perpetrator, Eric Rudolph, eludes capture by weaving a trail of devastation with his lethal nail-laden devices. Through a lens of regret and reflection...

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As we reopen the dusty files of the past, we're not just revisiting cold cases; we're reigniting the flame of justice. Welcome to the new season of our podcast, where we peel back the veneer of nature's beauty to reveal the grim reality of true crime. Today, we grapple with the harrowing events of Julie and Lollie's fateful camping trip in Shenandoah National Park—a chilling reminder of the dangers that can hide...

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January 9, 2024 38 mins

Discover the unsettling truths behind Jeffrey Epstein's criminal network as Jameson Keys and I, Caroline, peel back the layers of his infamous legacy. Our latest episode brings to light the harrowing consequences of Epstein's actions and the complex intersections of wealth, power, and the quest for justice. Join us for an unflinching examination of how Epstein's vast and sordid operations—spanning private islands and...

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December 12, 2023 25 mins

Can you even begin to imagine the raw emotional turmoil of losing a child? Brace yourself for a harrowing journey into the shadowy world of child abduction in our latest episode. We will take you through an agonizing 51-year search for Melissa Highsmith, abducted at just two years old, underscoring the importance of unwavering hope even when the odds seem insurmountable. 

Then, we take a sharp turn into the shocking realit...

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December 5, 2023 31 mins

Ever wonder what goes on in the minds of serial killers? Join us today as we pull back the curtain on the eerie world of Keith Jesperson, better known as the "Happy Face Killer". We trace his dark childhood, marred by violence and abuse, and speculate how these early experiences could have nudged him down a sinister path. We also analyze a disquieting exchange of letters between Jesperson and another alleged killer, Rex H...

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November 28, 2023 17 mins

Imagine finding an Apple AirTag hidden in your car - a sinister shadow trailing your every move. A tale that chills the bones, yet that's precisely what happened in a disturbing case of stalking that culminated in a heartbreaking tragedy. This episode dissects the horrifyingly real implications of such technology being misused and emphasizes the critical importance of recognizing and addressing stalking behavior.


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Want to know how a man eluded justice amidst a trail of suspicious activities and chilling criminal behavior? Imagine a tale of power, corruption, and murder that unfolds the dark mysteries surrounding the disappearance of Stacey Peterson and the controversial death of Kathleen Savio, with their husband, Drew Peterson, at the center of this storm. Join us as we explore a gripping narrative that reveals Peterson's history of do...

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Have you ever imagined what it’s like to have someone you love vanish without a trace? To be left with nothing but a jigsaw puzzle of their last known moments, a patchwork of clues that never seem to fit together. That's the agonizing reality we're delving into today, focusing on the heart-rending case of 26-year-old Autumn Shaganash, an Indigenous woman who disappeared under inexplicably puzzling circumstances. From a su...

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November 7, 2023 48 mins

In a revelatory segment, we unpack the troubling case of Robert Card, an Army reservist grappling with mental health issues yet having alarmingly easy access to firearms. We hold nothing back as we question the efficacy of gun control laws in the United States. The narrative of veterans and their struggles with mental health, homelessness, and inadequate support systems during their transition to civilian life is another ...

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