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Small Town Dicks

True Crime Podcasts

Small Town Dicks is a podcast about the big-time crime that’s happening in Small Town, USA. Each episode features the detectives who broke the case in their small town, and includes assets like jailhouse phone calls, suspect interviews, and 9-1-1 calls. The show is anchored by veteran, identical-twin detectives Dan and Dave, and hosted by actress, Yeardley Smith. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Small Town Dicks is a podcast about the big-time crime that’s happening in Small Town, USA. Each episode features the detectives who broke the case in their small town, and includes assets like jailhouse phone calls, suspect interviews, and 9-1-1 calls. The show is anchored by veteran, identical-twin detectives Dan and Dave, and hosted by actress, Yeardley Smith. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Location:

United States

Description:

Small Town Dicks is a podcast about the big-time crime that’s happening in Small Town, USA. Each episode features the detectives who broke the case in their small town, and includes assets like jailhouse phone calls, suspect interviews, and 9-1-1 calls. The show is anchored by veteran, identical-twin detectives Dan and Dave, and hosted by actress, Yeardley Smith. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Language:

English

Contact:

310.765.2526


Episodes

Parkland, Part 1

9/30/2022
On February 14, 2018, Officer George was working patrol with his local PD. He'd met some fellow officers for lunch. Nothing out of the ordinary. Then he heard the radio traffic: shots fired at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He immediately headed to the campus. This is Officer George's story of responding to one of the most horrific school shootings in American history. One that would come to be known simply as “Parkland.” The detective: Officer George has lived in South Florida his...

Duration:00:50:32

Season 11 coming Sept. 30

9/16/2022
Small Town Fam, the new season of Small Town Dicks drops on Friday, Sept. 30. Oh, and that's not all. We've added a new co-host to the team: Detective Paul Holes. He'll join Yeardley, Detective Dan, and Detective Dave as we explore real, true crime cases told by the detectives who investigated them. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:03:15

The Briefing Room: The Christian Burial Speech

9/9/2022
Once again, Detectives Dave and Dan take a deep dive into case law that governs how law enforcement operates in this country. Today, they discuss Brewer v. Williams, which is better known as "The Christian Burial Speech". It's a fascinating and disturbing tale about the limits of interrogation after a suspect invokes his right to counsel: even when, or especially when, the stakes are incredibly high. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:43:21

The Briefing Room: Case Law, Part 2

8/26/2022
If you've ever watched a television crime drama, chances are you could recite the Miranda warning by heart. Today, Detectives Dan and Dave continue their law enforcement briefing with a review of the case that brought us the Miranda warning: Miranda v. Arizona. The detectives also delve into a precursor case, Escobedo v. Illinois, which helped define what rights a person has when they're arrested. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:45:27

Introducing: The Sunshine Place

8/15/2022
Once called “the miracle on the beach,” Synanon began in the 1960s as an experimental rehab facility in Santa Monica, California with a radical claim: It could cure heroin addiction. Before long, it would make an even bolder claim: It could cure any of your problems. All you had to do was move in. What started in a house on the beach, soon spread to compounds across the country. The man who made the miracle happen, Charles E. Dederich, aka “Chuck,” would be the one to destroy it all, along...

Duration:00:07:04

The Briefing Room: Case Law, Part 1

8/12/2022
In today's briefing, we discuss the case law that defines what is considered reasonable when a police officer uses force. These cases are used by departments nationwide as a foundation for use of force policies. The two specific cases you'll hear about today, if you want to read further, are Tennessee v. Garner and Graham v. Connor. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:39:00

The Briefing Room: Situational Awareness

7/29/2022
Over the next few weeks, we're sharing a few episodes of The Briefing Room. The series began on our Patreon feed but is going to become a brand new show in January. Today, we discuss situational awareness: Detective Dave and Detective Dan talk about ways to increase your safety by paying closer attention to what's going on around you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:32:15

Lords of Soccer: How FIFA Stole the Beautiful Game

7/14/2022
Yeardley invites you to enjoy a special preview of a new documentary series called Lords of Soccer. Join veteran foreign correspondent Conor Powell as he digs deep into the murky world of international soccer, or football as most of the world knows it, to expose the graft and corruption that brought down the elite businessmen behind the World Cup. Lords of Soccer: How FIFA Stole the Beautiful Game is the unbelievable true story of how a corrupt few turned the world’s most popular game into a...

Duration:00:10:56

Gone Fishin'

6/17/2022
A young couple go missing after heading out to a local camping spot. A search party discovers their bodies - both have been shot to death. Investigators from this rural town turn over every stone in search of the killer but come up empty. Over 40 years pass before a DNA test points to a suspect. Detectives scramble to arrest him and get justice for the victims. The detectives: Detective Chad went to school with Detectives Dan and Dave. In high school, Chad started as an Explorer/Cadet with...

Duration:01:01:19

Out of Reach

6/10/2022
A brutal murder. A primary suspect. But small mistakes made by fellow officers in the early hours of the investigation hinder Detective Lins’ pursuit of the man he believes is responsible for bludgeoning a woman to death in her driveway. But the investigation continues until Lins receives word that his prime suspect is dead. Or is he? Even in retirement, Detective Lins says he’s not ready to give up the ghost. The detective: Retired Detective Lins began his 31-year-career in law enforcement...

Duration:00:36:09

The Very Worst

6/3/2022
The stories about Sam are almost unbelievable. He’s wealthy, successful, and a family man. But look closer and you’ll discover a deeply disturbed predator with a dangerous habit of victimizing kids. When Detective Robert and his team take over the case, they find themselves crossing state lines and international borders in the pursuit of evidence which ultimately confirms Sam is exactly what they thought he was: the very worst. WARNING: This episode deals with the sexual abuse of...

Duration:01:12:13

Disturbing the Peace

5/27/2022
An attentive security guard confronts a rowdy group outside a bar. One of the group pulls out a gun and shoots the security guard, killing him. As investigators try to sort out what happened, they discover the security guard was wearing a body camera that recorded the whole event. Detective Chris leads a manhunt to apprehend the suspect. The detective: Detective Chris has been in law enforcement for 10 years. Over the course of his career he has been on patrol and served on his agency’s...

Duration:00:52:21

Deception

5/20/2022
Detective Dan gets called to an apartment complex to investigate a hit and run. But he quickly discovers there’s much more to the case than just property damage, when a young girl in the house discloses that she was touched inappropriately during an alcohol-fueled party that night. Detective Dan's brother, Detective Dave, is called in to investigate the crime. The detectives: Detective Dave recently retired from law enforcement in January 2022. He began his career in 2007 and served as a...

Duration:00:40:15

Politically Incorrect

5/13/2022
An undercover drug investigation leads to a web of political corruption that has ties to an international crime syndicate. As the case unfolds, our two detectives, Matt, who’s working undercover, and Blake, his handler, begin to wonder if the corruption reaches into their own department, too. The detectives: Detective Matt grew up in Pennsylvania. He joined the police department in the town where this story takes place shortly after graduating college. He worked in patrol at first and then...

Duration:01:05:22

Stand-off

5/6/2022
A mother calls police to her condominium over concerns that her son, Mike, is acting erratically and is a threat to both himself and his own son. Because Mike is armed with a gun, police attempt to isolate him. A stand-off ensues which turns violent. The detective: Detective Chris has been in law enforcement for 10 years. Over the course of his career he has been on patrol and served on his agency’s SWAT team. As a detective Chris has been assigned to property crimes, as well as violent...

Duration:00:48:29

Tourist Season

4/29/2022
A German couple comes to hike and enjoy the beautiful Big Sur coastline. As they wander through the backroads, they encounter their worst nightmare - a couple of predators out looking for a soft target. Detective Lins is called to investigate the aftermath and finds a story of tragedy as well as miraculous survival. The detective: Retired Detective Lins began his 31-year-career in law enforcement when he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Military Police Corps in 1967 after he...

Duration:00:38:28

The Gamble

4/22/2022
This case takes us to Main Street, Small Town, Australia, where *Detective Graeme is called to investigate an early morning blaze in the local business district. Fortunately, firefighters put out the flames before anyone is hurt, but the shops suffer extensive smoke damage. As Graeme picks through the debris, he discovers evidence that the fire was no accident. A bit of luck and good old-fashioned detective work help Graeme and his team zero in on the culprit. The detective: Retired...

Duration:00:59:37

Lying in Wait

4/15/2022
Our own Detective Dave investigates a shockingly violent attack on two guards in a small town jail. It’s a case that brings into sharp focus the risks that law enforcement officers take every day to keep others, and themselves, safe. The detective: Detective Dave recently retired from law enforcement in January 2022. He began his career in 2007 and served as a patrol officer until 2012. Dave spent the next six years as a detective where he primarily investigated sexual assaults and child...

Duration:00:47:39

Straight to the Heart

4/8/2022
An estranged spouse calls 911 to say she shot her husband in self-defense. But as detectives look at the crime scene and begin digging into the history of the relationship, they start to doubt the caller’s story. Was this a fatal case of domestic violence, or did something more sinister take place? Detective Robert investigates. The detective: Detective Robert has been in law enforcement for over 20 years. Prior to becoming a detective, he spent nine years on patrol, where he served as a...

Duration:01:11:40

The Ginger Beard Man

4/1/2022
Police in a small town come across a grisly scene - an elderly woman beaten and stabbed in her own bed. As Detective Greg sets out to find out who is responsible, and bring them to justice. One of their leads comes from a young boy who tells them a story of a ginger-bearded man. A story all the more chilling when detectives discover the real truth. The detective: Detective Greg has worked at his current agency for 24 years. During that time, he spent 3 years working in corrections, 13 years...

Duration:00:52:15