In The Dark – A Unique True Crime Podcast

In the Dark is a 9-part true crime podcast unique in its approach in that after 27 years of mystery surrounding the abduction of Jacob Wetterling, the case was solved just a week before the podcast was due to launch (late last year). It does not detract from the quality or impactfulness in any way, however. Reporter¬†Madeleine Baran¬†carries on to¬†reveal how law enforcement mishandled one of the most notorious child abductions in the USA and how those failures fuelled national anxiety about stranger danger, led to the nation’s sex-offender registries and raised questions about crime-solving effectiveness and accountability. Warning: it is an intense listen and very disturbing in parts. Download or listen or watch the trailer.

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