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

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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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238 episodes

Boy Genius

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

57m
Feb 14
Bedside Manner

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

1h 1m
Feb 07
High School Sweethearts PT 2

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

53m
Jan 31
High School Sweethearts PT 1

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

57m
Jan 24
Smoke and Shadows

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

1h 2m
Jan 17
Gone Astray

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?

1h 2m
Jan 10
If There's a Will PT 2

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?  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

44m
Dec 20, 2023
If There's a Will PT 1

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.  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1h 5m
Dec 13, 2023
A Family Affair

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?  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

51m
Dec 06, 2023
Manhunt

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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1h 15m
Nov 29, 2023
Murder in Notting Hill PT 2

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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

49m
Nov 15, 2023
Murder in Notting Hill PT 1

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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

43m
Nov 08, 2023
Murder on the Menu

In this week’s episode, Kate and Paul head to 1950s Georgia where a string of deaths seems to surround an industrious young woman. Will the ensuing investigation prove they were coincidences or is something more malevolent going on?  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

46m
Nov 01, 2023
Check the Fine Print

Paul and Kate head to early 1900s England where a shopkeeper and his wife are found brutally beaten to death. After the investigation leans heavily on very nascent fingerprinting evidence, would the jury convict? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1h 4m
Oct 25, 2023
The Sausage King

In this week’s episode, Kate and Paul head to 1897 Chicago where a sausage kingpin has engaged in some risky business and his wife has gone missing. Biology and science play huge roles in a trial that features the first testimony of a forensic anthropologist. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

52m
Oct 18, 2023
Wondery Presents: MrBallen’s Medical Mysteries

Follow MrBallen’s Medical Mysteries wherever you get your podcasts. You can binge the first 8 episodes, early and ad-free on Amazon Music. Download the Amazon Music app today. The human body is a miracle. But when it’s not working, it can be the stuff of nightmares. On this new series from master storyteller MrBallen, we’re sharing medical horror stories and diagnostic mysteries that are surgically calibrated to make your blood run cold.  From bizarre, unheard-of diseases and miraculous recoveries to strange medical mishaps and unexplainable deaths — you’ll never hear the phrase “heart-stopping” in the same way again. MrBallen’s Medical Mysteries is a first of its kind collaboration between MrBallen and Wondery, the award-winning company behind Dr. Death. Listen Now: http://wondery.fm/MBMM See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

7m
Oct 17, 2023
The Meeks Family Murder

On today’s episode, Paul and Kate travel to 1894 Lynn County, Missouri where a young girl's story of survival after the murder of her family sets the stage for this episode. As an investigation seeks to verify her story, details emerge that make this an almost movie-like thrilling case. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

57m
Oct 11, 2023
No Reservations

On this week's episode, Kate and Paul head to Soho, NY in 1885 where a restaurant owner is found dead in the middle of the day. Beyond a very robust crime scene, the investigation uncovers the interesting history of the victim and immigration in the US at the time.  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

57m
Oct 04, 2023
The Dayton Strangler

In this week's episode Paul and Kate go to early 1900s Ohio where a young girl sneaks out of a family gathering and doesn't return.  After her body is found and the circumstances are weighed a massive manhunt uncovers some disturbing patterns. Is there a Serial Killer in Dayton?  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1h 16m
Sep 27, 2023
House Calls PT 2

In this second part of a two-part episode set in the Northeast in 1937, Kate and Paul explore the investigation that sees a suspect apprehended AND THEN some truly unexpected accusations are made.   See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

46m
Sep 20, 2023
House Calls PT 1

Paul and Kate travel all over the Northeast in 1937 for the first part of a double-header. A man is awoken in his car and soon after not one, but two bodies are found inside. But the driver's arrest is only the start of this very involved case.  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

54m
Sep 13, 2023
Bugged

In this episode, Kate and Paul go to 1958 Canada where a young girl doesn't come home when expected and soon after is found dead. An equally young suspect was quickly apprehended in a historic case that changed the Canadian legal system forever. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

44m
Sep 06, 2023
Hannah Mary Tabbs

In this week’s episode, Paul and Kate travel to late 1897 Pennsylvania where a torso is discovered on a shore and a suspect is named soon after. But when more characters come to light surrounding the suspect, the picture gets complicated very quickly. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1h 11m
Aug 30, 2023
Look Out

Kate and Paul head way back to 1700s London where a robbery gone wrong ends up becoming a triple homicide.  When someone involved confesses limited involvement, circumstantial evidence plays a pivotal role in their sentencing.  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

46m
Aug 23, 2023
Wondery Presents - Over My Dead Body: Gone Hunting

When Mike Williams vanishes on a hunting trip, the authorities suspect he was eaten by alligators but the true predators who took Mike may lurk much closer to home. The mystery of Mike’s disappearance might have faded from memory, if it wasn’t for one woman’s tireless crusade. From Wondery, comes a new season of Over My Dead Body; a story about an obsessive love affair, a scandalous secret and a mother’s battle for the truth. Follow Over My Dead Body: Gone Hunting on Amazon Music or wherever you get your podcasts. You can listen early and ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app. Listen to Over My Dead Body here: See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

5m
Aug 21, 2023
Off to the Races

In this episode, Paul and Kate travel to 1840s England where a man with a winning ticket at the racetrack dies suddenly under very suspicious circumstances.  When the detectives follow the money, a horrifying realization leads them in the right direction.  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

57m
Aug 09, 2023
The Somerton Man

On today’s episode, Kate and Paul go to 1948 Australia where a man is discovered alive one day and dead the next in the very same place.  After quite some time, a determined professor shows us the value of good evidence preservation. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1h 16m
Aug 02, 2023
Crumbles Beach

In this week’s episode, Paul and Kate head to 1920 England where a 17-year-old typist has taken herself on vacation and subsequently goes missing.  When her body is found on the outskirts of town, a legendary investigator is brought in to help assess the evidence and find her possible killers.  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1h 1m
Jul 26, 2023
Warning Bell

On today's episode, Kate and Paul go back to late 1800s Virginia where a farmer finds his wife murdered. After ringing the bell to alert the neighbors of the incident, does the killer return to the scene of the crime or will an investigation produce a suspect? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1h 11m
Jul 19, 2023
The Black Widows of Liverpool

In this episode, Paul and Kate head to Liverpool in the late 1800s where guests at a boarding house are dying in suspiciously similar circumstances. Add in the element of life insurance and a case starts to form that makes for a very captivating journey. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

58m
Jul 12, 2023