Up and Vanished

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This podcast was so great! I can't wait for Payne to get involved on another investigative cold case.
The podcast started strong with a compelling story, but I couldn't personally finish because of the tone it took halfway through. The ads placement is really annoying in the middle of episode without any warning. The host like to talk about himself a lot (or have other people do it for him). But any of that would have been fine. the real problem for me is the content itself. The host isn't a journalist and I guess you don't realize how much journalistic integrity matters until it is lacking. Names of real people were mentioned as potential suspects without any regard for the effect it would have on their lives. At some point, the host decided he was a crusader with a mission to make the people responsible "pay" (those were his words). One interview with a person involved (Brooke) was particularly jarring because he was berating her about her conflicting feelings and telling her what she should do instead of trying to understand where she was coming from. In my opinion, the point should be to get the truth and understand how people came to do something absolutely terrible. You can't be judgemental, have a preconceived notion of what happened and you can't rely on hearsay/gossip to build your narrative. It seems the host just wanted to ride the true crime wave without an idea of what that entails (e.g. it doesn't entail putting your grandmother on the air to sing your praises).
I liked the beginning, but the narrator becomes really unreliable in the second half and isn't able to report in a disinterested manner anymore. I understand that this podcast helped to reopen a cold case which is great, but there's no need to brag about it constantly.
One of Upper Balcony's favorite podcasts! It started our love for listening to true crime. We didn't rate and review this one on our podcast but it was the catalyst for our own creation!!
This is my absolute favorite podcast to listen to. So easy to follow and listen while you have your hands full. Season one was the best yet.
Starts out ok but gets exploitative and into rather unethical territory after a few episodes.
Love this podcast! Payne is very professional and does a really great job of sharing the stories of those who can’t tell it themselves. I’m always looking forward to the next episode!
Very good true crime podcast.
Terrible podcast. The host has inserted himself right into the narritive. His boasting and self congratulating attitude is unbearable. Later episodes stretch on with no actual content. lucky to get 1 star
Make the dramatic voice stop!
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Podcast Details

Created by
Tenderfoot TV
Podcast Status
Nov 24th, 2020
Latest Episode
Nov 24th, 2020
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
31 minutes
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