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What comes to mind when you hear the word “forensics”? For many, the word evokes images of sterile labs and white coats. The reality, however, is quite different. In Shattered Souls veteran forensic investigator Karen Smith opens her detailed and poignant journals from her 11 years as a forensic detective in Jacksonville, Florida. She speaks of trudging through muddy swamps, dangling over crime scenes from a firetruck ladder, and the tremendous emotional toll that the horror of these crimes wreaks on the investigators tasked with solving them. Karen talks about the nightmares, the emotional and often physical pain, the scares, and the breath-holding, white-knuckle moments from the most haunting cases of her career. They’re victims you’ve probably never heard of, but they’re victims that she can never forget. Their stories - and the shattered souls of loved ones they left behind - are at the heart of every episode. Shattered Souls: A Forensic Detective’s Diary is presented by CrimeCon. Music by Sam Johnson

What comes to mind when you hear the word “forensics”? For many, the word evokes images of sterile labs and white coats. The reality, however, is quite different. In Shattered Souls veteran forensic investigator Karen Smith opens her detailed and poignant journals from her 11 years as a forensic detective in Jacksonville, Florida. She speaks of trudging through muddy swamps, dangling over crime scenes from a firetruck ladder, and the tremendous emotional toll that the horror of these crimes wreaks on the investigators tasked with solving them. Karen talks about the nightmares, the emotional and often physical pain, the scares, and the breath-holding, white-knuckle moments from the most haunting cases of her career. They’re victims you’ve probably never heard of, but they’re victims that she can never forget. Their stories - and the shattered souls of loved ones they left behind - are at the heart of every episode. Shattered Souls: A Forensic Detective’s Diary is presented by CrimeCon. Music by Sam Johnson

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Portland, OR

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What comes to mind when you hear the word “forensics”? For many, the word evokes images of sterile labs and white coats. The reality, however, is quite different. In Shattered Souls veteran forensic investigator Karen Smith opens her detailed and poignant journals from her 11 years as a forensic detective in Jacksonville, Florida. She speaks of trudging through muddy swamps, dangling over crime scenes from a firetruck ladder, and the tremendous emotional toll that the horror of these crimes wreaks on the investigators tasked with solving them. Karen talks about the nightmares, the emotional and often physical pain, the scares, and the breath-holding, white-knuckle moments from the most haunting cases of her career. They’re victims you’ve probably never heard of, but they’re victims that she can never forget. Their stories - and the shattered souls of loved ones they left behind - are at the heart of every episode. Shattered Souls: A Forensic Detective’s Diary is presented by CrimeCon. Music by Sam Johnson

Language:

English


Episodes

Shattered Souls: Pain

7/4/2020
Twenty two-year-old Jessie Bracelett was stabbed and left for dead in a dark parking lot in 2012. His friend, Maurice Johnson, also suffered a stab wound and called 911. . . and so did several eyewitnesses. Detectives would rely on the forensic reconstruction to detangle this twisted case. Detective Kim Long discusses the case with Karen.

Duration:00:27:43

Shattered Souls: Trina Joseph

6/27/2020
Aubrey Joseph turned himself in after murdering his wife — but he told a much different story than the one told by evidence he left behind. It’s up to the detectives to make sense of the details, follow the evidence to find the lies, and give Trina Joseph a chance at justice.

Duration:00:24:47

Shattered Souls BONUS: The Prosecution Speaks

6/24/2020
Karen speaks with prosecutor Janeen Kirch who details her experiences in the State Attorney's Office and her most heartbreaking moment while working the Alexandria Williams case.

Duration:00:22:02

Shattered Souls: Anger

6/20/2020
Trina Joseph’s tragic murder revealed a history of domestic abuse at the hands of her husband Aubrey. It’s not a whodunit, but the evidence from the crime scene would show the calculated, deliberate way that Aubrey killed her—especially one crucial piece of evidence that multiple officers, detectives, and forensic investigators nearly missed. Music: The New Real by Sam Johnson at www.samjohnsonlive.com

Duration:00:28:53

Shattered Souls BONUS: Det. Eileen Simpson

6/16/2020
Karen speaks with one of her mentors, Detective Eileen Simpson, about her method for dealing with the emotional aftermath, along with more background information on the Roy Andrews and Moussa Maida cases.

Duration:00:49:17

Shattered Souls: Moussa Maida

6/13/2020
After teenager Moussa Maida was gunned down in the cashier’s booth of his family’s store, his mother’s cries haunted Karen. The case languished for two years before investigators received the break they needed — but the cut-and-dried case threatens to crumble in the courtroom when the defense makes an argument that could let a killer walk free.

Duration:00:19:07

Shattered Souls: Scratches

6/6/2020
Who killed 19 year-old Moussa Maida in his family’s small shop? The killer left behind ample physical evidence. The entire crime was captured on video. It should have been an open-and-shut case, but Karen and the team hit wall after wall in bringing Moussa’s killer to justice. Karen shares the most anguishing moment of her career. Music by Sam Johnson

Duration:00:27:37

Shattered Souls: Roy Andrews

5/30/2020
Roy Andrews spent his law enforcement career helping others but after his murder he needed the help of an adrenaline-fueled team of detectives to find the killer. From a callous confession caught on wiretap, to thoughts from homicide detective Eileen Simpson, who was listening as it happened, this episode takes listeners directly inside the investigation as a killer is brought to justice.

Duration:00:29:27

Shattered Souls (BONUS): Interview with retired JSO detective Kim Long

5/26/2020
Shattered Souls is about understanding the emotional toll that investigative work takes on those in the trenches. Karen chats with her "work wife," retired JSO detective Kim Long, about their case files and experiences together. Kim details her most heartbreaking cases and explains how she has handled the emotional fallout.

Duration:00:30:46

Shattered Souls: Pressure

5/23/2020
Motive is the name of the game after the brutal and baffling murder of a long-serving police officer. Karen relives the crime scene, sifts through the evidence, and takes listeners on a roller coaster ride as she and her team meet several dead ends before locking a suspect firmly in their sights.

Duration:00:33:44

Shattered Souls (BONUS): On the record with Susan Addison

5/19/2020
Karen speaks with Stacy Replogle’s mother to learn more about her daughter and what life has been like since her brutal murder.

Duration:00:15:42

Shattered Souls: Stacy Replogle

5/16/2020
After Stacy Replogle's nearly decapitated body was found at a remote construction site in Jacksonville, Florida, Karen and her team set out to identify the killer. Exhausted and frustrated, they found a clear link between the victim and the perpetrator in the most unlikely of places. With irrefutable evidence in hand, the race was on to find the suspect. Forensics told a clear story, but what would the alleged killer have to say when the case finally got to court?

Duration:00:21:40

Shattered Souls: Nightmare

5/9/2020
On a cold and rainy morning in February of 2005, Jacksonville, Florida forensic detective Karen Smith responded to a troubling report of a body discovered in a wooded area. The unidentified young woman was in a puddle of mud at the bottom of an embankment, adjacent to a well-traveled road. Karen and her team faced tough terrain, poor weather, and other daunting challenges before they could even hope to identify the victim. Then Karen discovered the key to this case in the strangest of...

Duration:00:25:25

A Note From Thinking Sideways: Introducing "Shattered Souls"

5/2/2020
Devin from Thinking Sideways explains why they've partnered with CrimeCon to launch Shattered Souls: A Forensic Detective's Diary from retired detective Karen Smith. An exclusive sneak-peek trailer of the emotional first season follows.

Duration:00:03:47

Thinking Sideways: The Shocking Details!

3/3/2020
A new episode! Joe tells you how to find it.

Duration:00:00:50

Thinking Sideways: Joe's New Podcast

2/25/2020
The Arkansas Ghost Trial: When a drifter came to a tiny town in Arkansas, murder followed. Then things got kinda weird.

Duration:00:43:19

Thinking Sideways: The Disappearance of Alfred Loewenstein

2/20/2020
Alfred Loewenstein, one of the world’s richest men, vanished from his private plane in July 1928 somewhere over the English Channel. And no one aboard the plane even saw him go.

Duration:00:28:41

BONUS: Introducing Audible's "CALL ME GOD: The Untold Story of the DC Sniper Investigation"

11/4/2019
Joe helps you discover your next binge-worthy, must-listen, true crime original: Call Me God: The Untold Story of the DC Sniper Investigation. Told firsthand by those key to solving the case, follow FBI agent brothers Jim and Tim Clemente as they lead listeners through the tangled path of discovery and evidence gathering only a select few had the vision to see.

Duration:00:07:44

BONUS: Introducing Factually! With Adam Conover

5/29/2019
Here’s a new podcast for you! You might know Adam Conover from his hit show “Adam Ruins Everything”, but now he’s going deeper as the host of the new show Factually!, where Adam interviews exceptional experts to reveal shocking truths and thought-provoking new perspectives. It’s a podcast for curious people who never stop asking questions. Factually! is out NOW - listen wherever you get your podcasts.

Duration:00:03:24

BONUS: Introducing The Shrink Next Door

5/21/2019
Marty Markowitz had his share of problems. His parents had recently died. He had troubles at work. A failing relationship. He needed someone to help him through this rough patch in his life. So he decided to get some professional help from a psychiatrist. What he did not count on, was what happened in his life over the next twenty-nine years. This is a story about power, control, and turning to the wrong person for help. Listen now at wondery.fm/sideways

Duration:00:11:29