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.