The Missing

What's The Story Sounds

About

Can you help find ‘The Missing?’ Hosted by journalist Pandora Sykes.


‘The Missing’ is a returning podcast that looks into the cases of the long-term missing and asks you, the listener, to help.


Brought to you in association with charities Locate International and Missing People, every week we explore a different case, hear original interviews with family and friends, and ask the questions that need to be answered. Where did they go? What happened to them? And does anyone listening have any information? In the UK alone, a person is reported missing every 90 seconds. In this series, we ask you to become part of the search. With your help, some of these cases could be solved. To learn more or if you have information on any of the cases covered in the podcast, please visit http://TheMissingPodcast.org


The Missing is a What's The Story original podcast series. If you want to listen to The Missing COMPLETELY ad-free, and help to support the show, then please subscribe to our channel.


What's The Story? Crime is your home for the very best in true-crime podcasts. You can get early access to series, bonus episodes, ad-free listening and even exclusive series you can't hear anywhere else. We will never put episodes behind a paywall, because we want as many people as possible to listen and spread the word about these important cases. But if you love the show, your subscription helps to fund the episodes.


As well as The Missing, there's a whole collection of shows on What's The Story? Crime. From the stories of the most pivotal assassinations throughout history, to series' dedicated to forensic science, limited series about extraordinary conmen, and investigations into miscarriages of justice - What's The Story? Crime has you covered.


Signing up is quick and simple.

If you're listening on Apple Podcasts, just search for What's The Story Crime, sign up, and all the exclusive content will be in your Apple Podcasts app.

If you're listening on Spotify, Amazon, Castbox, Pocketcasts, or any other player - you can sign up directly here : WTS CRIME

With a couple of clicks, you'll receive all the exclusive content in your chosen platform.


The Missing is presented by Pandora Sykes

https://www.instagram.com/pandorasykes


The Missing is a What's The Story? original

https://www.whatsthestorysounds.com/


The series is made with the support of two amazing charities, Missing People and Locate International

https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/

https://locate.international/


This series was first produced in conjunction with Podimo



Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Available on

Community

71 episodes

Nancy Moyer

In season seven of The Missing, we’re examining, for the first time, missing person cases outside of the UK and Ireland. Today’s episode takes us to the United States, and the city of Tenino, Washington. That’s where Nancy Moyer, a 36 year old mother of two, who worked at the department of ecology, lived. When her daughter Sam thinks of her, she imagines Nancy smoking on the porch of her house. She recalls her enjoying a glass of wine in the kitchen. She remembers the feeling of her mother’s arms wrapped around her, after she’d crawled into her bed. But she also can’t forget the day, in March 2009, when she arrived at her mother’s place with her father and sister and Nancy wasn’t home. Her cigarettes were in their usual spot on the porch. Her wine glass was on the living room coffee table. The front door was ajar and Nancy Moyer was nowhere to be seen. Fifteen years later, Sam is still searching for her. For more information on this case, and every episode from every series visit https://themissingpodcast.org https://themissingpodcast.org/ And to visit details of the most recent appeals - like the one you may have heard in this episode, please visit : https://missingpeople.org.uk/recent If you want to listen to The Missing COMPLETELY ad-free, and help to support the show, then please subscribe to our channel. is your home for the very best in true-crime podcasts. You can get early access to series, bonus episodes, ad-free listening and even exclusive series you can't hear anywhere else. We will never put episodes behind a paywall, because we want as many people as possible to listen and spread the word about these important cases. But if you love the show, your subscription helps to fund the episodes. As well as The Missing, there's a whole collection of shows on . From the stories of the most pivotal assassinations throughout history, to series' dedicated to forensic science, limited series about extraordinary conmen, and investigations into miscarriages of justice - has you covered. Signing up is quick and simple. If you're listening on Apple Podcasts, just search for What's The Story Crime, sign up, and all the exclusive content will be in your Apple Podcasts app. If you're listening on Spotify, Amazon, Castbox, Pocketcasts, or any other player - you can sign up directly here : WTS CRIME https://crimecorner.supportingcast.fm/ With a couple of clicks, you'll receive all the exclusive content in your chosen platform. The Missing is presented by Pandora Sykes https://www.instagram.com/pandorasykes The Missing is a original https://www.whatsthestorysounds.com/ The series is made with the support of two amazing charities, and https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/ https://locate.international/ This episode was first produced in conjunction with * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

33m
Feb 28
Cian Langelaan

The moment when a child enters adulthood is a tricky time for every parent. Do you get involved when they make mistakes, or in a bid for independence, do you let them figure it out themselves? For Anthea Langelaan, this question was one she grappled with endlessly. Every time she reached out a helping hand to her son, Cian, who lived in a small village in Donegal, Ireland, he would refuse all offers of assistance or guidance. Eventually, she made the tough choice to simply let him go his own way. Until tragically, one day in September 2020, she received the earth shattering news that her child was missing. For more information on this case, and every episode from every series visit https://themissingpodcast.org https://themissingpodcast.org/ And to visit details of the most recent appeals - like you one you may have heard in this episode, please visit : https://missingpeople.org.uk/recent If you want to listen to The Missing COMPLETELY ad-free, and help to support the show, then please subscribe to our channel. is your home for the very best in true-crime podcasts. You can get early access to series, bonus episodes, ad-free listening and even exclusive series you can't hear anywhere else. We will never put episodes behind a paywall, because we want as many people as possible to listen and spread the word about these important cases. But if you love the show, your subscription helps to fund the episodes. As well as The Missing, there's a whole collection of shows on . From the stories of the most pivotal assassinations throughout history, to series' dedicated to forensic science, limited series about extraordinary conmen, and investigations into miscarriages of justice - has you covered. Coming up in January, we have a brand new sister show to The Missing - called Jigsaw - which is only available here.  And we have a brand new series of Smoking Gun, and a spin-off show called 'Under The Microscope', which is exclusive to subscribers.  Signing up is quick and simple. If you're listening on Apple Podcasts, just search for What's The Story Crime, sign up, and all the exclusive content will be in your Apple Podcasts app. If you're listening on Spotify, Amazon, Castbox, Pocketcasts, or any other player - you can sign up directly here : WTS CRIME https://crimecorner.supportingcast.fm/ With a couple of clicks, you'll receive all the exclusive content in your chosen platform. The Missing is presented by Pandora Sykes https://www.instagram.com/pandorasykes The Missing is a original https://www.whatsthestorysounds.com/ The series is made with the support of two amazing charities, and https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/ https://locate.international/ This episode was first produced in conjunction with * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

42m
Feb 21
Svetlozar Yotov

Living in a big city can make you feel small. It’s easy to feel isolated - despite being surrounded by millions of people - to lose sense of community and, perhaps, your self. Community was very important to Svetlozar Yotov, who lived in Angel, in central London. To the 30 year old aspiring culinary entrepreneur, his personal relationships were the most valuable things in his life. You could see it in the way he interacted with his flatmates - whom he loved to cook for - and in every text, phone call and encounter with his family. So, in October 2021, when Svetlozar’s family had not heard from him in 48 hours, they immediately knew something was wrong. He wasn’t answering his phone and a visit to his flat revealed he hadn’t been home for days. Over two years later and his family still have no idea where he could be. For more information on this case, and every episode from every series visit https://themissingpodcast.org https://themissingpodcast.org/ And to visit details of the most recent appeals - like you one you may have heard in this episode, please visit : https://missingpeople.org.uk/recent If you want to listen to The Missing COMPLETELY ad-free, and help to support the show, then please subscribe to our channel. is your home for the very best in true-crime podcasts. You can get early access to series, bonus episodes, ad-free listening and even exclusive series you can't hear anywhere else. We will never put episodes behind a paywall, because we want as many people as possible to listen and spread the word about these important cases. But if you love the show, your subscription helps to fund the episodes. As well as The Missing, there's a whole collection of shows on . From the stories of the most pivotal assassinations throughout history, to series' dedicated to forensic science, limited series about extraordinary conmen, and investigations into miscarriages of justice - has you covered. Signing up is quick and simple. If you're listening on Apple Podcasts, just search for What's The Story Crime, sign up, and all the exclusive content will be in your Apple Podcasts app. If you're listening on Spotify, Amazon, Castbox, Pocketcasts, or any other player - you can sign up directly here : WTS CRIME https://crimecorner.supportingcast.fm/ With a couple of clicks, you'll receive all the exclusive content in your chosen platform. The Missing is presented by Pandora Sykes https://www.instagram.com/pandorasykes The Missing is a original https://www.whatsthestorysounds.com/ The series is made with the support of two amazing charities, and https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/ https://locate.international/ This episode was first produced in conjunction with * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

37m
Feb 14
SEASON 7

THE MISSING IS BACK. We're thrilled to announce the new series of The Missing is complete, and the first episode will be available on Wednesday February 14th. We have eight more episodes - eight more unsolved long-term missing cases which need your help. And - for the first time - we're adding something different. We've integrated the podcast with Missing People's Urgent Appeals, meaning that if there's an urgent appeal for a recently missing person, you'll get the detail delivered straight into whatever episode you're listening to. We, and Missing People, hope that this will mean urgent appeals can spread quickly, and maybe reach people who can help. Listen out for these urgent appeals, which will appear not just in the current series, but be added to any episode from the past seven series, that you happen to be listening to. This season, just like every season, all episodes will be available for FREE - with a new episode released every week. But if you want to get ahead, we'll be making all episodes available to subscribers from February 10th, there's no need to wait. And all of the episodes will be ad-free. is your home for the very best in true-crime podcasts. You can get early access to series, bonus episodes, ad-free listening and even exclusive series you can't hear anywhere else. We will never put episodes behind a paywall, because we want as many people as possible to listen and spread the word about these important cases. But if you love the show, your subscription helps to fund the episodes. As well as The Missing, there's a whole collection of shows on . From the stories of the most pivotal assassinations throughout history, to series' dedicated to forensic science, limited series about extraordinary conmen, and investigations into miscarriages of justice - has you covered. Signing up is quick and simple. If you're listening on Apple Podcasts, just search for What's The Story Crime, sign up, and all the exclusive content will be in your Apple Podcasts app. If you're listening on Spotify, Amazon, Castbox, Pocketcasts, or any other player - you can sign up directly here : WTS CRIME https://crimecorner.supportingcast.fm/ With a couple of clicks, you'll receive all the exclusive content in your chosen platform. The Missing is presented by Pandora Sykes https://www.instagram.com/pandorasykes The Missing is a original https://www.whatsthestorysounds.com/ The series is made with the support of two amazing charities, and https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/ https://locate.international/ This episode was first produced in conjunction with * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

2m
Feb 07
From the makers of The Missing - Smoking Gun

We're just a week away from the brand new series of The Missing. While we wait - why not check out another show, from the same team. Smoking Gun tells the story of the extraordinary ways in which forensic science has solved crimes. It's hosted by Tracy Alexander - Britain's best known forensic scientist - and the first episode is out now. If you enjoy it - there's 30 more episodes available to binge. And a brand new episode every week. Members of What's The Story Crime can already hear the whole brand new series now. So why not sign up - listen to Smoking Gun - and get ready for more episodes of The Missing next week. Signing up is quick and simple. If you're listening on Apple Podcasts, just search for What's The Story Crime, sign up, and all the exclusive content will be in your Apple Podcasts app. If you're listening on Spotify, Amazon, Castbox, Pocketcasts, or any other player - you can sign up directly here : WTS CRIME https://crimecorner.supportingcast.fm/ With a couple of clicks, you'll receive all the exclusive content in your chosen platform. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

29m
Feb 01
Update & A New Podcast

Pandora is back to give listeners a quick update on the next season of The Missing. And she recommends a brand new podcast, hosted by Stephen Fry! The Missing Lines is available now, wherever you get your podcasts. * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

1m
Jan 08
Daniel Hives

Imagine you’re working at a fairground. All around you, ferris wheels are rotating, bumper cars are colliding at top speed and the air is full of the sound of raucous laughter and the smell of deep fried food. What a place to be when whilst casually scrolling through your phone you spot a message from someone. Someone who knows your brother. Someone who is getting in touch to tell you that your brother is missing. The emotional whiplash Robbie Hives felt at that moment, when he found out that his older brother Daniel was missing, was like something out of a work of fiction. Almost a year later, Robbie just wants to know how the story ends. For more information on this case, and every episode from every series visit https://themissingpodcast.org https://themissingpodcast.org/ If you want to listen to The Missing COMPLETELY ad-free, and help to support the show, then please subscribe to our channel. is your home for the very best in true-crime podcasts. You can get early access to series, bonus episodes, ad-free listening and even exclusive series you can't hear anywhere else. We will never put episodes behind a paywall, because we want as many people as possible to listen and spread the word about these important cases. But if you love the show, your subscription helps to fund the episodes. As well as The Missing, there's a whole collection of shows on . From the stories of the most pivotal assassinations throughout history, to series' dedicated to forensic science, limited series about extraordinary conmen, and investigations into miscarriages of justice - has you covered. Coming up in January, we have a brand new sister show to The Missing - called Jigsaw - which is only available here.  And we have a brand new series of Smoking Gun, and a spin-off show called 'Under The Microscope', which is exclusive to subscribers.  Signing up is quick and simple. If you're listening on Apple Podcasts, just search for What's The Story Crime, sign up, and all the exclusive content will be in your Apple Podcasts app. If you're listening on Spotify, Amazon, Castbox, Pocketcasts, or any other player - you can sign up directly here : WTS CRIME https://crimecorner.supportingcast.fm/ With a couple of clicks, you'll receive all the exclusive content in your chosen platform. The Missing is presented by Pandora Sykes https://www.instagram.com/pandorasykes The Missing is a original https://www.whatsthestorysounds.com/ The series is made with the support of two amazing charities, and https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/ https://locate.international/ This episode was first produced in conjunction with * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

28m
Dec 13, 2023
Isabella Skelton

Isabella Skelton was many things to many people but first and foremost, to her daughter Lynda, she was a Mum. The void she left in the lives of those who loved her has remained, ever since the day she vanished back in 1969, when she left her home on Lidiard Street in Crumpsall, Manchester and was never seen again. Strangely, Isabella wasn’t reported missing to the authorities at the time of her disappearance. Fifty years later, Lynda, determined to find out what happened that day, walked into the police station with her own daughter and reported her mother missing, setting into motion a brand new investigation into a decades old mystery. For more information on every episode from every series visit https://themissingpodcast.org https://themissingpodcast.org/ If you love the show, and you want to hear more content like The Missing, then you should sign up to Crime Corner. Crime Corner is your home for brilliant true-crime story-telling. Subscribers can get early access to The Missing, with all episodes from every series completely ad-free. PLUS - your subscription helps to ensure we can keep bringing the show back season after season. AND - there's a collection of other shows which you can only find on Crime Corner - all designed for fans of The Missing. If you enjoy The Missing, you'll love the shows on Crime Corner. Signing up to Crime Corner is quick and simple. If you're listening on Apple Podcasts, just search for the Crime Corner Channel, sign up, and all the exclusive content will be in your Apple Podcasts app. If you're listening on Spotify, Amazon, Castbox, Pocketcasts, or any other player - you can sign up directly here : CRIME CORNER https://crimecorner.supportingcast.fm/ With a couple of clicks, you'll receive all the exclusive content in your chosen platform. Presented by: Pandora Sykes https://www.instagram.com/pandorasykes From What's The Story Sounds https://whatsthestorysounds.com/ The series is made with the support of Missing People and Locate International https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/ https://locate.international/ * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

33m
Dec 06, 2023
Trevor Farthing

It's hard to ever truly know what's going on in someone’s head. Most of us are fighting private battles, the details of which we don’t disclose to even the dearest people to us. Trevor Farthing, who lived in St Helen’s, Merseyside, was no stranger to mental anguish. Over the years, his long term partner Marie saw in front of her very eyes how the joyful and generous man she’d spent more than three decades with, could fall victim to bouts of acute anxiety and severe depression. There were times when it seemed as if Trevor was in charge, like when he was handcrafting something artistic in the back garden or going on a lengthy bike ride with Marie but there were others where his demons got the better of him, as they do of all of us from time to time. On June 21st, 2017, Trevor vanished. More than six years later, Marie is still searching for the answer to what happened that day. For more information on every episode from every series visit https://themissingpodcast.org https://themissingpodcast.org/ If you love the show, and you want to hear more content like The Missing, then you should sign up to Crime Corner. Crime Corner is your home for brilliant true-crime story-telling. Subscribers can get early access to The Missing, with all episodes from every series completely ad-free. PLUS - your subscription helps to ensure we can keep bringing the show back season after season. AND - there's a collection of other shows which you can only find on Crime Corner - all designed for fans of The Missing. If you enjoy The Missing, you'll love the shows on Crime Corner. Signing up to Crime Corner is quick and simple. If you're listening on Apple Podcasts, just search for the Crime Corner Channel, sign up, and all the exclusive content will be in your Apple Podcasts app. If you're listening on Spotify, Amazon, Castbox, Pocketcasts, or any other player - you can sign up directly here : CRIME CORNER https://crimecorner.supportingcast.fm/ With a couple of clicks, you'll receive all the exclusive content in your chosen platform. Presented by: Pandora Sykes https://www.instagram.com/pandorasykes From What's The Story Sounds https://whatsthestorysounds.com/ The series is made with the support of Missing People and Locate International https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/ https://locate.international/ * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

32m
Nov 29, 2023
Sammy Townsley

Whenever someone goes missing, we inevitably put our last interaction with them under a microscope. For Ann Margaret Allan, her final conversation with her brother Sammy Townsley is one that will be forever seared into her memory. Growing up in a traveller family, he saw his fair share of discrimination from an early age and sadly, as he made his way through adolescence and into adulthood, he found solace in bad company and illicit substances. Sammy would occasionally get into trouble with the authorities or find himself sleeping rough on the streets, but his family always made sure he knew that no matter how bad things got, they would always be there to pick him up when he fell down. But in October 2016, after a particularly emotional phone call with his sister, Sammy went to ground and hasn’t come back up for air since. For more information on every episode from every series visit https://themissingpodcast.org https://themissingpodcast.org/ If you love the show, and you want to hear more content like The Missing, then you should sign up to Crime Corner. Crime Corner is your home for brilliant true-crime story-telling. Subscribers can get early access to The Missing, with all episodes from every series completely ad-free. PLUS - your subscription helps to ensure we can keep bringing the show back season after season. AND - there's a collection of other shows which you can only find on Crime Corner - all designed for fans of The Missing. If you enjoy The Missing, you'll love the shows on Crime Corner. Signing up to Crime Corner is quick and simple. If you're listening on Apple Podcasts, just search for the Crime Corner Channel, sign up, and all the exclusive content will be in your Apple Podcasts app. If you're listening on Spotify, Amazon, Castbox, Pocketcasts, or any other player - you can sign up directly here : CRIME CORNER https://crimecorner.supportingcast.fm/ With a couple of clicks, you'll receive all the exclusive content in your chosen platform. Presented by: Pandora Sykes https://www.instagram.com/pandorasykes From What's The Story Sounds https://whatsthestorysounds.com/ The series is made with the support of Missing People and Locate International https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/ https://locate.international/ * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

41m
Nov 22, 2023
Imelda Keenan

Imelda Keenan kept a diary, where she wrote down her most personal feelings and aspirations. In 1994, she was 22 years old and living in Waterford City in the Southeast of Ireland. There she lived in a second story bedsit just a stone’s throw away from the river Suir. She was a student, she had a boyfriend and a family that loved her. But on January 3rd, she walked out of her home and was never seen again. A home her family have since searched every inch of, for Imelda’s diary, hoping to find some clues about her whereabouts. Almost thirty years later, Imelda’s disappearance remains a mystery that haunts her family to this day. For more information on every episode from every series visit https://themissingpodcast.org https://themissingpodcast.org/ If you love the show, and you want to hear more content like The Missing, then you should sign up to Crime Corner. Crime Corner is your home for brilliant true-crime story-telling. Subscribers can get early access to The Missing, with all episodes from every series completely ad-free. PLUS - your subscription helps to ensure we can keep bringing the show back season after season. AND - there's a collection of other shows which you can only find on Crime Corner - all designed for fans of The Missing. If you enjoy The Missing, you'll love the shows on Crime Corner. Signing up to Crime Corner is quick and simple. If you're listening on Apple Podcasts, just search for the Crime Corner Channel, sign up, and all the exclusive content will be in your Apple Podcasts app. If you're listening on Spotify, Amazon, Castbox, Pocketcasts, or any other player - you can sign up directly here : CRIME CORNER https://crimecorner.supportingcast.fm/ With a couple of clicks, you'll receive all the exclusive content in your chosen platform. Presented by: Pandora Sykes https://www.instagram.com/pandorasykes From What's The Story Sounds https://whatsthestorysounds.com/ The series is made with the support of Missing People and Locate International https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/ https://locate.international/ * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

36m
Nov 15, 2023
Neil Skinner

You’re in your home office. It's the middle of a busy work day and the house phone rings. You pick up, slightly irritated at the interruption, only to be greeted by the police and asked if you are your father’s next of kin. We all know that nothing good comes after that question. Kate Armitage, whose father, Neil Skinner went missing in the Scottish highlands in 2022, lived that experience. After slowly piecing together her elderly father’s movements, who had neglected to tell his family he was even in Scotland in the first place, Kate began the arduous process of liaising with mountain rescue, sitting by the phone for news and even heading out into the treacherous territory herself, in an effort to find out what happened to her father on the night he went missing.  For more information on every episode from every series visit https://themissingpodcast.org https://themissingpodcast.org/ If you love the show, and you want to hear more content like The Missing, then you should sign up to Crime Corner. Crime Corner is your home for brilliant true-crime story-telling. Subscribers can get early access to The Missing, with all episodes from every series completely ad-free. PLUS - your subscription helps to ensure we can keep bringing the show back season after season. AND - there's a collection of other shows which you can only find on Crime Corner - all designed for fans of The Missing. If you enjoy The Missing, you'll love the shows on Crime Corner. Signing up to Crime Corner is quick and simple. If you're listening on Apple Podcasts, just search for the Crime Corner Channel, sign up, and all the exclusive content will be in your Apple Podcasts app. If you're listening on Spotify, Amazon, Castbox, Pocketcasts, or any other player - you can sign up directly here : CRIME CORNER https://crimecorner.supportingcast.fm/ With a couple of clicks, you'll receive all the exclusive content in your chosen platform. Presented by: Pandora Sykes https://www.instagram.com/pandorasykes From What's The Story Sounds https://whatsthestorysounds.com/ The series is made with the support of Missing People and Locate International https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/ https://locate.international/ * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

47m
Nov 08, 2023
Jill Brown

Older sisters, for those of us that have them, leave an indelible mark on the lives of their younger siblings. Whether it's the music they played, the jokes they told, or the secrets they shared, being around them felt like a sneak preview of adulthood. Jill Brown, who was nineteen years old when she vanished without trace from the seaside town of Dovercourt, Essex, was beloved by her younger sister Libbi. So much so that she insisted on meeting her at her bus stop every evening when she got home from her job at a local laundry. But one foggy night in January 1978, as Libbi watched the doors of her sister’s bus open, her smile turned to a frown when they closed again with no sign of Jill. Forty-five years later, Libbi is no closer to learning what happened to her sister on that fateful day. For more information on every episode from every series visit https://themissingpodcast.org https://themissingpodcast.org/ If you enjoyed this episode - you can binge the rest of Season 6 RIGHT NOW - by joining our brand new channel Crime Corner. Crime Corner is your home for brilliant true-crime story-telling. Subscribers can get early access to The Missing, with all episodes from every series completely ad-free. PLUS - your subscription helps to ensure we can keep bringing the show back season after season. AND - there's a collection of other shows which you can only find on Crime Corner - all designed for fans of The Missing. Signing up to Crime Corner is quick and simple. If you're listening on Apple Podcasts, just search for the Crime Corner Channel, sign up, and all the exclusive content will be in your Apple Podcasts app. If you're listening on Spotify, Amazon, Castbox, Pocketcasts, or any other player - you can sign up directly here : CRIME CORNER https://crimecorner.supportingcast.fm/ With a couple of clicks, you'll receive all the exclusive content in your chosen platform. Presented by: Pandora Sykes https://www.instagram.com/pandorasykes From What's The Story Sounds https://whatsthestorysounds.com/ The series is made with the support of Missing People and Locate International https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/ https://locate.international/ * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

37m
Nov 01, 2023
Aamina Khan

The sixth series of The Missing begin with the heartbreaking story of Aamina Khan. We urge you to listen to her father, Safraz. Imagine you’re a parent, sharing custody of your young child with an ex partner. You go to collect them one day and no-one answers the door. Perhaps wires have been crossed and dates and pickup times have been miscommunicated? That wasn’t the case for Safraz Khan, who in 2011 learned that his ex-wife had abducted their eight year old daughter Aamina and taken her to Pakistan without his knowledge. What followed for Safraz was years of pain and confusion as he did everything in his power, to track down his child. Along the way, he dealt with corrupt police officers, hostile family members and grappled at length with the British legal system. A decade later, he’s still fighting to bring Aamina home.  For more information on every episode from every series visit https://themissingpodcast.org https://themissingpodcast.org/ If you enjoyed this episode - you can binge the rest of Season 6 RIGHT NOW - by joining our brand new channel Crime Corner. Crime Corner is your home for brilliant true-crime story-telling. Subscribers can get early access to The Missing, with all episodes from every series completely ad-free. PLUS - your subscription helps to ensure we can keep bringing the show back season after season. AND - there's a collection of other shows which you can only find on Crime Corner - all designed for fans of The Missing. Signing up to Crime Corner is quick and simple. If you're listening on Apple Podcasts, just search for the Crime Corner Channel, sign up, and all the exclusive content will be in your Apple Podcasts app. If you're listening on Spotify, Amazon, Castbox, Pocketcasts, or any other player - you can sign up directly here : CRIME CORNER https://crimecorner.supportingcast.fm/ With a couple of clicks, you'll receive all the exclusive content in your chosen platform. Presented by: Pandora Sykes https://www.instagram.com/pandorasykes From What's The Story Sounds https://whatsthestorysounds.com/ The series is made with the support of Missing People and Locate International https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/ https://locate.international/ * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

47m
Oct 25, 2023
SERIES 6 - 25.10.23

SERIES 6 IS COMING! Join us for a brand new series on October 25th. We'll have new episodes EVERY WEDNESDAY. And if you can't wait - the whole series will be available to binge from October 25th exclusively on Crime Corner! Crime Corner is your home for brilliant true-crime storytelling. Subscribers can get access to every episode from every series of The Missing completely ad-free. PLUS - your subscription helps to ensure we can bring the show back season after season. And that's not all - Crime Corner also has a collection of other shows which we're sure you'll love, including early access to our forensic science series 'Smoking Gun', and documentary series like 900 Degrees. Signing up to Crime Corner is quick and simple. If you're listening on Apple Podcasts just search for the Crime Corner channel, sign up and all of the exclusive content will be ready and waiting. If you're listening on Spotify, Amazon, Castbox or any other player - you can sign up directly here : CRIME CORNER https://www.whatsthestorysounds.com/crimecorner The Missing and Crime Corner are brought to you by What's The Story Sounds. www.whatsthestorysounds.com * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

2m
Oct 20, 2023
S5 Ep10: Lisa Pour

*  When it comes to long term missing person's cases, you never quite know when you're going to catch a break. Most lay dormant for years at a time, with nothing in the way of new clues or leads, leaving relatives and authorities alike feeling like they've exhausted every avenue of inquiry... Such was the case for Lauren Saffery, whose mother Lisa Pour was last seen in Willesden Green in north west London on the 16th of January, 2013. For close to a decade, there wasn’t a shred of fresh evidence regarding Lisa’s whereabouts. Then, out of the blue, an anonymous phone call was made to the Metropolitan police…and the mysterious voice at the end of the line claimed to have information vital to the case… For more information on every episode from all five series visit https://themissingpodcast.org https://themissingpodcast.org/ New episodes every Monday. Presented by: Pandora Sykes https://www.instagram.com/pandorasykes From Podimo and What's The Story Sounds https://podimo.com/uk https://whatsthestorysounds.com/ The series is made with the support of Missing People and Locate International https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/ https://locate.international/ The series is Researched and Produced by Jack O’Kennedy Executive Producers for Podimo: Jake Chudnow & Matt White Executive Producers for What’s the Story: Darrell Brown & Sophie Ellis

30m
Aug 13, 2023
S5 Ep9: Sandra Collins

* It's a sad fact of life that in the major cities of the world, missing person cases are a dime a dozen. In places like London, New York and Tokyo, tens of thousands of people vanish every year, to the point where they’re barely even newsworthy. But in a quiet seaside village like Killala, on the west coast of Ireland, the disappearance of just one person can upend an entire community. That’s what happened when twenty eight year old Sandra Collins left her home on a wet December night in the year 2000…and never came back. For her brother Patrick, her disappearance has cast a long, dark shadow over the region and has haunted the Collins family ever since. For more information on every episode from all five series visit https://themissingpodcast.org https://themissingpodcast.org/ New episodes every Monday. Presented by: Pandora Sykes https://www.instagram.com/pandorasykes From Podimo and What's The Story Sounds https://podimo.com/uk https://whatsthestorysounds.com/ The series is made with the support of Missing People and Locate International https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/ https://locate.international/ The series is Researched and Produced by Jack O’Kennedy Executive Producers for Podimo: Jake Chudnow & Matt White Executive Producers for What’s the Story: Darrell Brown & Sophie Ellis

34m
Aug 06, 2023
S5 Ep8: James Miller

* On the 23rd of March 2020, due to the growing threat posed by the coronavirus, the United Kingdom locked down. For most of us, it marked the start of many months spent trapped in our homes, where the lack of freedom and face to face contact with others, had a profound effect on our collective mental health.  One such person was James Miller, a thirty-seven year old mechanic, who on the night of December 22nd 2020 walked out of his family home, never to return. James was already wrestling with depression and the break up of his marriage…Did he reach the end of his tether after spending the better part of a year unable to meet his friends in the pub, or watch his beloved Warrington Wolves in action? It's a question his sister, Emma, desperately needs answered… For more information on every episode from all five series visit https://themissingpodcast.org https://themissingpodcast.org/ New episodes every Monday. Presented by: Pandora Sykes https://www.instagram.com/pandorasykes From Podimo and What's The Story Sounds https://podimo.com/uk https://whatsthestorysounds.com/ The series is made with the support of Missing People and Locate International https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/ https://locate.international/ The series is Researched and Produced by Jack O’Kennedy Executive Producers for Podimo: Jake Chudnow & Matt White Executive Producers for What’s the Story: Darrell Brown & Sophie Ellis

37m
Jul 30, 2023
S5 Ep7: Kevin Hicks

* 500 yards is a relatively short distance. Its about the length of four and a half football pitches, a journey most of us could make in six minutes or less. It also happens to be the distance between Sperrings community shop on Lower Addiscombe Road in Croydon and the home of the Hicks family. On a cold spring night in 1986, sixteen year old Kevin Hicks walked out his front door with nothing but a pound in his pocket and headed in the direction of the local shop to buy some eggs. He never came back. Over thirty five years later, his younger sister Alex is still waiting for Kevin to come home… For more information on every episode from all five series visit https://themissingpodcast.org https://themissingpodcast.org/ New episodes every Monday. Presented by: Pandora Sykes https://www.instagram.com/pandorasykes From Podimo and What's The Story Sounds https://podimo.com/uk https://whatsthestorysounds.com/ The series is made with the support of Missing People and Locate International https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/ https://locate.international/ The series is Researched and Produced by Jack O’Kennedy Executive Producers for Podimo: Jake Chudnow & Matt White Executive Producers for What’s the Story: Darrell Brown & Sophie Ellis

34m
Jul 23, 2023
Simon Hodgson-Greaves

Rachel Pickthall has been birdwatching for as long as she can remember. It's a passion she shared with her older brother Simon and as children, the pair spent many an evening together camped out in their back garden, bird guide in one hand and binoculars in the other. In late December 2013, Simon, then aged 48, travelled to Bempton Cliffs on the Yorkshire coast, the UK's largest mainland seabird colony. The last few years hadn't been kind to him. His marriage had broken down and he had recently been diagnosed as bipolar. At the time, Rachel was living in Dubai, over 5,000 miles away. That's where she was when she got the phonecall telling her that Simon's beloved campervan had been found abandoned in the sanctuary's car park and that her brother was nowhere to be found. For more information on every episode from every series visit https://themissingpodcast.org https://themissingpodcast.org/ If you love the show, and you want to hear more content like The Missing, then you should sign up to Crime Corner. Crime Corner is your home for brilliant true-crime story-telling. Subscribers can get early access to The Missing, with all episodes from every series completely ad-free. PLUS - your subscription helps to ensure we can keep bring the show back season after season. AND - there's a collection of other shows which you can only find on Crime Corner - all designed for fans of The Missing. If you enjoy The Missing, you'll love the shows on Crime Corner. Signing up to Crime Corner is quick and simple. If you're listening on Apple Podcasts, just search for the Crime Corner Channel, sign up, and all the exclusive content will be in your Apple Podcasts app. If you're listening on Spotify, Amazon, Castbox, Pocketcasts, or any other player - you can sign up directly here : CRIME CORNER https://crimecorner.supportingcast.fm/ With a couple of clicks, you'll receive all the exclusive content in your chosen platform. Presented by: Pandora Sykes https://www.instagram.com/pandorasykes From What's The Story Sounds https://whatsthestorysounds.com/ The series is made with the support of Missing People and Locate International https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/ https://locate.international/ * Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

42m
Jul 17, 2023
S5 Ep6: Simon Hodgson-Greaves

* Rachel Pickthall has been birdwatching for as long as she can remember. It's a passion she shared with her older brother Simon and as children, the pair spent many an evening together camped out in their back garden, bird guide in one hand and binoculars in the other. In late December 2013, Simon, then aged 48, travelled to Bempton Cliffs on the Yorkshire coast, the UK's largest mainland seabird colony. The last few years hadn't been kind to him. His marriage had broken down and he had recently been diagnosed as bipolar. At the time, Rachel was living in Dubai, over 5,000 miles away. That's where she was when she got the phonecall telling her that Simon's beloved campervan had been found abandoned in the sanctuary's car park and that her brother was nowhere to be found. For more information on every episode from all five series visit https://themissingpodcast.org https://themissingpodcast.org/ New episodes every Monday. Presented by: Pandora Sykes https://www.instagram.com/pandorasykes From Podimo and What's The Story Sounds https://podimo.com/uk https://whatsthestorysounds.com/ The series is made with the support of Missing People and Locate International https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/ https://locate.international/ The series is Researched and Produced by Jack O’Kennedy Executive Producers for Podimo: Jake Chudnow & Matt White Executive Producers for What’s the Story: Darrell Brown & Sophie Ellis

42m
Jul 16, 2023
S5 Ep5: Sandra Gant

* Sandra Gant of Clacton-on-Sea in Essex has three daughters, Carrie, Michaela and Lauren. Their relationship with their mother has always been fraught, complicated as it was by her struggles with alcoholism. Sandra lost a lot of battles with her demons over the years but as we all know, addiction is a war…one Sandra was very much still fighting when she disappeared on the 14th of November, 2003. The Gant siblings knew the police could only be so helpful...Only they knew their mother's routine, the places she liked to frequent and, most importantly, the colourful cast of drinking companions she had accumulated over the years. Jumping into Carrie's car, they realised it would be up to them to piece together her movements and try to bring their mother home... For more information on every episode from all five series visit https://themissingpodcast.org https://themissingpodcast.org/ New episodes every Monday. Presented by Pandora Sykes https://www.instagram.com/pandorasykes From Podimo and What's The Story Sounds https://podimo.com/uk https://whatsthestorysounds.com/ The series is made with the support of Missing People and Locate International https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/ https://locate.international/ The series is Researched and Produced by Jack O'Kennedy Executive Producers for Podimo: Jake Chudnow & Matt White Executive Producers for What's The Story: Darrell Brown & Sophie Ellis

37m
Jul 09, 2023
S5 Ep4: Jean Tighe

* Consider what the average person goes through when they’re trying to locate a missing loved one. For starters there’s the ongoing dialogue with the authorities, where you’re doing your utmost to provide the investigation with the information it needs to progress. Then you have the media, as well as poster and online campaigns to manage, in an effort to get the word out as quickly as possible. Finally there’s fraught emotions to contend with, those of your immediate family first and foremost, who all need to be kept in the loop at all times, and then of course your own…Now add to that already nightmarish equation a foreign country and an uncooperative police force. That’s what Leona Tighe has been dealing with since her 38 year old sister Jean, from county Cavan in Ireland, walked out of her hostel in Portugal on July 13th 2020 and vanished without a trace.  For more information on every episode from all five series visit https://themissingpodcast.org New episodes every Monday.  Presented by Pandora Sykes https://www.instagram.com/pandorasykes From Podimo and What's The Story Sounds https://podimo.com/uk https://whatsthestorysounds.com/ The series is made with the support of Missing People and Locate International https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/ https://locate.international/ The series is Researched and Produced by Jack O'Kennedy Executive Producers for Podimo: Jake Chudnow & Matt White Executive Producers for What's The Story: Darrell Brown & Sophie Ellis

32m
Jul 02, 2023
S5 Ep3: James Nutley

* It doesn’t matter how old your children get, whenever they go on a trip you’re always dreading phone call…The one that often comes in the early hours of the morning…The one with the solemn voice at the end of the line.  The Nutley family of the Welsh village of Caerwent, received one such call in October 2004. James, who at 25 was the eldest son, had failed to return to his hotel after the first night of a golfing trip. His mother Catherine, wasting no time, immediately drove the hundred odd miles to the seaside town of Tenby, where the tournament was taking place. It's a drive she and her husband Jeff make twice a year to this day, a pilgrimage they have no intention of stopping, until they find out the truth about what happened to James that night…  For more information on every episode from all five series visit https://themissingpodcast.org New episodes every Monday. Presented by Pandora Sykes https://www.instagram.com/pandorasykes From Podimo and What's The Story Sounds https://podimo.com/uk https://whatsthestorysounds.com/ The series is made with the support of charities Missing People and Locate International https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/ Https://locate.international/ The series is Researched and Produced by Jack O'Kennedy Executive Producers for Podimo: Jake Chudnow & Matt White Executive Producers for What's The Story: Darrell Brown & Sophie Ellis

33m
Jun 25, 2023
S5 Ep2: Carmel Fenech

* When Carmel Fenech went missing in London in the summer of 1998, her mother Deirdre, of Broadfield, Crawley, didn’t panic. She was well practised at bringing her daughter home.This wasn't the first, second or even tenth time her child had gone AWOL. Carmel had a well documented drug problem, one that had pulled her into the orbit of people and places that no-one, let alone a sixteen year old girl, should find themselves. Deirdre knew exactly what corners to go to and what doors to knock on…But what happens when you search all of the usual haunts and come up empty? How do you convince the authorities that this isn't like the other times? That you're not going to hear the unmistakable rattle of her key in the door at some ungodly hour a day, a week or even a month from now? Decades later, Deirdre, and the rest of the Fenech family, are no closer to learning the truth.  For more information on every episode from all five series visit https://themissingpodcast.org https://themissingpodcast.org/ New episodes every Monday. Presented by: Pandora Sykes https://www.instagram.com/pandorasykes From Podimo and What's The Story Sounds https://podimo.com/uk https://whatsthestorysounds.com/ The series is made with the support of Missing People and Locate International https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/ https://locate.international/ The series is Researched and Produced by Jack O’Kennedy Executive Producers for Podimo: Jake Chudnow & Matt White Executive Producers for What’s the Story: Darrell Brown & Sophie Ellis

35m
Jun 18, 2023
S5 Ep1: Steven Clark

* What would you do if the police knocked on your door one day and told you they had just arrested your parents for your brother’s murder? That was the nightmare scenario facing Victoria Orr, whose beloved mother and father were taken into custody in September 2020, suspected of killing their own son. Steven Clark had vanished during a walk in the seaside village of Saltburn almost two decades earlier, when he was twenty-three years old. The media frenzy that followed is a textbook example of the modern true crime machine, as the authorities pushed, the media pulled and the Clark family found themselves at the centre of a story that threatened to swallow them whole.    For more information on every episode from all five series visit https://themissingpodcast.org  New episodes every Monday.  Presented by: Pandora Sykes  https://www.instagram.com/pandorasykes   From Podimo and What's The Story Sounds  https://podimo.com/uk https://whatsthestorysounds.com/ The series is made with the support of Missing People and Locate International https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/ https://locate.international/ The series is Researched and Produced by Jack O’Kennedy Executive Producers for Podimo: Jake Chudnow & Matt White Executive Producers for What’s the Story: Darrell Brown & Sophie Ellis

42m
Jun 11, 2023
S5: Season 5 is COMING - on June 12th

The Missing is BACK - Launching on June 12th - a brand new series with TEN more stories of long-term missing people. Once again brought to you with the support of the charities Locate International and Missing People, and Podimo UK, and hosted by Pandora Sykes. A What's The Story Sounds Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices https://megaphone.fm/adchoices

2m
Jun 05, 2023
Human Trafficking

Take a look on the list of missing people on the missingpeople website, and you’ll see a large number of them are Vietnamese nationals. For years, traffickers have been bringing young people into the country from Vietnam – often illegally – and these people have then gone missing. This episode explores this issue – asking how they arrive in the country, why they vanish, and why it’s often the case that they’ll escape the relative safety of local authority care to once again disappear. If you have information on any of the cases covered in the podcast, please visit TheMissingPodcast.org https://www.themissingpodcast.org/, where you can find contact information as well as contribute and discuss on the Locate International forum. The Missing is a Podimo podcast series hosted by Pandora Sykes, and exclusive to Amazon Music. It is produced by What's The Story Sounds and made in association with investigation specialists Locate International https://locate.international/ and the charity Missing People https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/. All ten episodes ofThe Missing are available to stream now on Amazon Music. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

35m
Sep 08, 2022
Anthony Stammers

Anthony was 27 years old when he vanished in 2012, near his home in Colchester, Essex. He withdrew cash at an ATM a few minutes walk from the house he shared with his parents. But from there… he seemingly vanished. Police investigators used data from his phone to reveal he’d last been around 2-3 miles from home, but they had no clue exactly where he had gone, or why. And for ten years there has been no further sightings. If you have information on any of the cases covered in the podcast, please visit TheMissingPodcast.org https://www.themissingpodcast.org/, where you can find contact information as well as contribute and discuss on the Locate International forum. The Missing is a Podimo podcast series hosted by Pandora Sykes, and exclusive to Amazon Music. It is produced by What's The Story Sounds and made in association with investigation specialists Locate International https://locate.international/ and the charity Missing People https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/. All ten episodes ofThe Missing are available to stream now on Amazon Music. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

32m
Aug 25, 2022
Lorraine Freeman

Lorraine was 35-years-old and lived in Essex. She was last seen by her partner, in 1998, waving him off in a taxi as he took a trip abroad. When he returned, there was no sign of Lorraine, and there have been no sightings since. This episode tells Lorraine’s story and asks listeners if they might hold the vital clue which could finally resolve this mystery. If you have information on any of the cases covered in the podcast, please visit TheMissingPodcast.org https://www.themissingpodcast.org/, where you can find contact information as well as contribute and discuss on the Locate International forum. The Missing is a Podimo podcast series hosted by Pandora Sykes, and exclusive to Amazon Music. It is produced by What's The Story Sounds and made in association with investigation specialists Locate International https://locate.international/ and the charity Missing People https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/. All ten episodes ofThe Missing are available to stream now on Amazon Music. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

24m
Aug 11, 2022