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Buried Bones - a historical true crime podcast with Kate Winkler Dawson and Paul Holes

Buried Bones - a historical true crime podcast with Kate Winkler Dawson and Paul Holes

Author: Exactly Right Media – the original true crime comedy network

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On Buried Bones, journalist Kate Winkler Dawson and retired investigator Paul Holes dissect some of history’s most compelling true crime cases from centuries ago. Together, they explore these very old cases through a 21st century lens. With their years of expertise and knowledge of modern forensics, they reflect on how far science has come and bring new insight to old mysteries. 


Together, Kate and Paul have examined many cases including the 1932 Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the first time fingerprinting was used as evidence in a courtroom and a possible serial killer in 1960s Nashville. They ask, was the right person convicted or was someone wrongfully accused?


See pictures, diagrams and evidence from each case on Instagram @buriedbonespod.


Buried Bones is part of the Exactly Right podcast network that provides a platform for bold, creative voices to bring to life provocative, entertaining and relatable stories for audiences everywhere. The Exactly Right roster of podcasts covers a variety of topics including true crime, comedic interviews, news, science, pop culture and more. The network is home to My Favorite Murder hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, This Podcast Will Kill You, That's Messed Up: An SVU Podcast, Tenfold More Wicked and more.

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Death Did Us Part PT 2

Death Did Us Part PT 2

2024-04-1746:50

In the second part of a two-parter, Kate and Paul return to 1870s Connecticut as investigators are weighing crime-scene evidence against the suspect’s supposed alibi. Will the technology and resources available at the time be enough to bring justice to the victim?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Death Did Us Part PT 1

Death Did Us Part PT 1

2024-04-1055:531

In this week's episode, the first half of a two-parter, Paul and Kate head to 1870s Connecticut where a bride-to-be goes missing the day before her Big Day. When her body is discovered in a creek, the crime scene investigation becomes as important as ever in finding a cause-of-death and a suspect.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Concentrate

Concentrate

2024-04-0353:371

On today’s episode, Kate and Paul head back to 1974 Long Island, New York where two sisters fall ill after a 4th of July party. With time ticking away, the medical examiner hopes to find a cure and a suspect.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Horse Thief PT 2

Horse Thief PT 2

2024-03-2701:06:33

In this second part of a two-parter, Paul and Kate return to 1846 upstate NY where a suspect is apprehended. The ensuing court case becomes one that changes US law forever in its implementation of a first-time defense strategy.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Horse Thief PT 1

Horse Thief PT 1

2024-03-2043:412

In this week's episode, the first part of a two-parter, Kate and Paul head to 1846 upstate New York where an offender with a knife attacks a family in their home. After the murderer flees the scene on horseback, the manhunt begins.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Murder Creek

Murder Creek

2024-03-1355:241

On today's episode, Paul and Kate head to 1890 Akron, NY. When two young sisters go missing, a suspect is immediately identified.  Looking at the circumstances of their disappearance and the testimony of experts in their field, this case's outcome is quite unpredictable.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Place Your Bets PT 2

Place Your Bets PT 2

2024-03-0655:09

In this week’s episode, the second of a two-parter, Kate and Paul return to 1937 Chicago. Investigators are baffled by a puzzling ransom note with convoluted instructions for the money drop-off. With a massive effort from the FBI, this becomes a manhunt for the ages.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Place Your Bets PT 1

Place Your Bets PT 1

2024-02-2857:00

On today’s episode, the first part of a two-parter, Paul and Kate head to 1937 Chicago where a wealthy man is abducted from his car. After a ransom note arrives, red flags start to pop up for the authorities. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Boy Genius

Boy Genius

2024-02-1457:33

In this week's episode Kate and Paul take us to a town outside of Pittsburgh in 1902 where multiple murders take place in a single-family home. The suspect is caught in the act. But did they act alone?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bedside Manner

Bedside Manner

2024-02-0701:00:371

On today's episode, Paul and Kate head to 1975 New Jersey where a hospital sees a string of unlikely deaths in their patients. After some interesting toxicology and an eventful trial, is it enough to hold the suspect accountable?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this conclusion of a two-part episode, Kate and Paul return to Lane County, Oregon to discuss DNA collection and analysis. Could that possibly be how the perpetrator of this double-murder is finally apprehended?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this week's episode, the first part of a two-parter, Paul and Kate head to 1970s rural Oregon where a young couple has gone missing after a trip to the river. After a harrowing search, bodies are found, but far more questions than answers emerge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Smoke and Shadows

Smoke and Shadows

2024-01-1701:01:35

On today's episode, Kate and Paul travel to 1845 Boston where a hysterical man emerges from a burning house leaving behind a single dead body. What should be a simple case becomes a wildly unique one thanks to a strategy by the defense. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gone Astray

Gone Astray

2024-01-1059:56

On this week's episode, Paul and Kate head back to 1903 Fairfield, CA where a wealthy woman doesn't return home from a hike, alarming her staff. After a long search and possible sightings along the coast, was foul play involved? Or was this an escape? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
If There's a Will PT 2

If There's a Will PT 2

2023-12-1346:07

In this second part of a two-part episode, Kate and Paul return to 1830 Salem, Massachusetts to unravel the murder of a mogul in his mansion. Those who stand to inherit his wealth and the staff closest to him are all theoretically implicated, but who actually committed this heinous crime?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
If There's a Will PT 1

If There's a Will PT 1

2023-12-0601:06:53

In this week’s episode Paul and Kate head back to 1830 Salem, Massachusetts for the first part of a two-part episode where an elderly man as wealthy as he is reviled is found dead in his mansion. With a long list of family and staff under suspicion, you'll be wise to get out your pen and paper.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A Family Affair

A Family Affair

2023-11-2952:50

On today's episode, Kate and Paul begin in Atlanta, Georgia in 1952 where a woman's husband is found dead shortly after the death of her child. Once she remarries and life insurance policies are taken out, can anything be done to keep her family safe?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Manhunt

Manhunt

2023-11-2201:17:00

In this week's episode Paul and Kate head back to turn-of-the-century Northern California, where a suspicious man enters the picture of a well-off farming family. A single evening becomes the focus of our attention as tensions come to a head between everyone involved. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In the second part of this two-part episode, Kate and Paul are back in 1931 London trying to narrow down suspects in the murder of a 10-year-old girl. Under the forensic guidance of the legendary Bernard Spilsbury, the body and the evidence are expertly analyzed in this tragic case. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this first part of a two-part episode, Paul and Kate head to 1931 London where a 10-year-old girl goes missing after running a quick errand at her aunt's home. After her body is found, the police do a thorough investigation uncovering much more than first meets the eye. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Art 34

This woman is so woke, she wants to excuse this guy for slaughtering a family because…racism! 🙄

Apr 9th
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Ali Almesbah

Great podcast

Apr 8th
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deirdre jacquot

Great podcast, great stories. Seems like inhalation of the termite treatment is conceivable. Termite tents used to look like circus and were inviting to children. Chlordane could be mixed with hydrocarbons. Uneven pupils and fatige could show seizures.

Apr 7th
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Anne Kastanis

I know this sounds weird, but given that the two girls must have ingested the poison at the time they were swimming with four other children and the fact that they may have been cognitively impaired, it makes me wonder if one of the other children had given the two of them something to drink, thinking it was funny. They might not have realized how dangerous it would be and then been too afraid to admit to it. Kids can get up to some pretty mean stuff.

Apr 5th
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Terriann Tomlin

Horse Thief: We know now about the functions of different parts of the brain. And that there is a part that governs risk assessment & self- restraint. If that was the part of William's brain that was damaged, could that have explained his rageful actions even if part of his brain let him recognize his behavior was not--for our culture & in his time--socially acceptable?

Mar 28th
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HKS

This is terrible. The woman host is TSTL, she clearly has no expertise - or even enough basic curiosity to delve in - in history (she's well below average by any measure) and their analysis is weak at best. Cringeworthy.

Mar 23rd
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RACHAEL BYCE

so many pellows! ❤️

Jan 8th
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Greg Jacobs

q1mdddd

Dec 23rd
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Amy Ulmen

A dirk is a type of Scottish dagger

Dec 20th
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Terriann Tomlin

I think they missed an obvious (and likely) possibility as to why the murders went unreported: In 1950's Georgia, communities of color had every reason to avoid interactions with law enforcement...

Dec 8th
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Kristen Pena

Fetal ejection reflex

Oct 19th
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Connie Darrington

If George witnessed this going down, why didn't he alert someone right away??? I think George should was suspect.

Oct 4th
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Art 34

Always race, always woke

Sep 2nd
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Deanna Valko Figurskey

Always interesting cases. Very well presented.

Sep 1st
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BC

I should not have listened to this during lunch

Aug 21st
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Art 34

Host bemoans racism in arrest while presenting no evidence of racism. Ends up presenting lots of circumstantial evidence saying the black guy was involved, and she ends up saying he is responsible. BUT he is acquitted, so why was racism introduced at all? Just tell the story, if racism is a part of it, so so. If it is not, then don't politicize.

Apr 29th
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Susan Grosshans

Trying to listen, the woman is laughing to much. But since another Susan likes it, I'll try again.

Apr 24th
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Joanna Berry

love you folks and your great content, but can you PLEASE stop using the redundant expression "Time Period." please - it drives me bonkers

Apr 5th
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Zsazsa

I tuned in to hear Paul Coles, but a mere peep in 15 minutes...why is she telling the story and very little from Coles? no thanks

Apr 2nd
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Kimberly Ann

I am subscribed and your episodes always download 2 times. Why is that? Can it be fixed?

Mar 29th
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