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Bear Brook

A weekly True Crime podcast featuring Jason Moon
 134 people rated this podcast
Bear Brook

NHPR

Bear Brook

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Bear Brook

NHPR

Bear Brook

A weekly True Crime podcast featuring Jason Moon
 134 people rated this podcast
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What a wild ride! This is an enjoyable podcast that takes you all across the US and spans multiple decades of craziness.
Captivating, worth listening to. Just not recommended for evening runs in an RV park near the woods
This is a very interesting, well thought-out and researched podcast. I went into this not knowing a single thing about the Bear Brook murders and found it to be an incredibly complex story, spanning the width of the US. It's devastating that this happened & was left unsolved for so many decades, but the host and producers approached the subject in a sensitive way. A must-listen if you enjoy 'Serialised' True Crime podcasts.
Just amazing journalism!
Great podcast that discusses a murder that turns into more murders that all end up involving the same guy who messes with people's minds while many questions take years for answers.
True crime podcast. Lots of moving pieces connecting the dots between States, victims, and a killer.
We listened to this, rated it on a scale of wine glasses, and discussed all things 'glitter eyed' murderer!!! If you listened to this go listen to our podcast and see if you agree with us!!! It's fun to listen and discuss!!! ps we love this podcast! -Upper Balcony Podcast
One of the most intense and beautifully written and narrated podcasts out there!!! Loved every bit of it. Couldn't recommend it more!!!!!
Really engaging, chilling and well researched show. I like that I get so much information about how the police and many others have tried to solve this cold case, including a lot of new stuff about how DNA is used (and maybe can be abused). If you like true crime, this is a must-listen.
Really enjoyed this series, despite the topic being really quite gruesome. Story was respectfully told without sensationalism, and it was compelling to listen to the next episode along in the case.
I'm not much of a True Crime guy, but with this happening in my home state and the quality of Jason Moon's reporting/production I was sucked into listening to the entire podcast in under a week. And then the last episode came out right as I finished. This is a fascinating look into the mind of a serial killer, as well as the technology and research behind what it took to find him all these years later.
Excellent, highly recommend this fascinating true crime show.
not only is it a fascinating story from true crime perspective but also from criminal forensics perspective. it delves deeply into the case and explains really well the way they could discover the identity of the Bear Brook killer, and how genealogy DNA helped partially solve this (and actually inspired authorities to use the technique to identify the Golden State Killer). it also starts an interesting conversation on DNA samples and its future usage.i'm afraid to spoil anything else because you should experience it for yourself but it is absolutely worth it whether you like true crime and talks about criminals forensics or not5/5 stars. thought-provoking story and brought up subjects, well-made in technicality.
I've listened to this podcast over 20 times. Truly a passion project and it comes through. I want to know more and at the same time, I learned so much listening. Absolutely the best
Incredibly fascinating story very well told.
This is a very well made and compelling investigation into an old case that was believed unsolvable. When the right people, people with stellar investigative skills became involved, guess what. Totally solvable. Just needed the right people, the right communication and enough resources. Absolutely fascinating to witness the wonderful and creative investigation of a few brilliant and doggedly persistent journalists and law men and women. Don't miss it if True Crime and Justice are your areas of interest.
There are (too?) many true crime podcasts these days. Many simply dig up yet another grisly case and talk about it without really adding much. Bear Brook actually managed to do what most of these series wish they could - follow an unsolved investigation before, during and after the truth emerges. It's clear that Bear Brook initially doesn't have any high aspirations of being involved in significant developments. By and large it is a retelling of a morbidly-intriguing scenario, though to its credit it was released in the early days of the genre before it became clogged and uninspired. It is also very well produced, avoiding sensationalism in preference of empathatic and steady reporting. The correct people are interviewed in search of worthwhile insight and Jason Moon is a patient, informative host.While there are hundreds or thousands of shows with similar approaches and intentions, Bear Brook remains amongst the very best in its field. Listen to episode one and you'll find yourself binging the rest in no time at all.
A fascinating listen about a cold case. Not full of blood and guts but with some twists and nuance. Should have gotten more attention then it did when first released.
One of the best true crime podcasts that I have listened too. It is a fascinating story that not only delves into the complexities and unknowns of a murder case, but also dives into the techniques used to apprehend former / future criminals. Since this podcast is concrete in what happens as well, it does not fall into some of the problematic true crime aspects that other pods like Serial do. I believe this is a fantastic pod that any podcaster (true crime enthusiast or not) should listen to.
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