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Susan Powell vanished on Dec. 7, 2009. Her body has never been found. From the beginning, West Valley City, Utah police suspected Susan's husband, Josh Powell, had murdered her. They never arrested him. Cold dives deep into the case files, uncovering never-before-heard details. You'll learn why Susan stayed with an abusive husband, why Josh did what he did and how the justice system failed Susan and her two boys.

Talking Cold: Discussion of Episodes 3 & 4   (00:37:32)4-23-2021
Joyce Yost went to police. She pressed charges, but it wasn't an easy process. The criminal justice system aspires to ensure justice is served while protecting the rights of the accused. But for victims, it sometimes feels as though they are not being believed. It repeat...
Talking Cold: Discussion of Episode 2   (00:52:50)4-16-2021
Content warning: We will be talking about sexual assault and rape in this episode. But we really feel there aren't enough conversations about these issues. Hosts Amy Donaldson and Sheryl Worsley speak with Sonya Martinez-Ortiz, Executive Director of the Rape Recovery Cen...
Where is Cold?   (00:04:12)4-15-2021
If you're listening to Cold on Apple, Spotify or another service you'll likely notice most of the series has disappeared. Cold is now an Amazon Music exclusive, which means the bulk of season 1 and new episodes from season 2 are only available through the free Amazon Mus...
S2E2 A Case of Rape   (01:08:30)4-13-2021
Content advisory: This episode includes discussion of rape and sexual assault.A confrontation in the carport followed by an assault from a stranger. Joyce Yost survives a terrifying attack. Then, with some reluctance, she reports what had happened to the police. Detectiv...
Talking Cold: Discussion of Episode 1   (00:44:49)4-9-2021
Talking Cold is honest and frank conversations about the issues brought forward in the latest episode of the Cold podcast. We begin with Cold season 2: Justice for Joyce. Join hosts Amy Donaldson, Ann Dent and Sheryl Worsley as they talk about weighty issues like sexual ...
S2E0 Prelude: Corpus Delicti   (00:07:30)4-6-2021
Josh Powell became a murder suspect when his wife Susan Powell disappeared from their home in West Valley City, Utah on December 7, 2009. Police have never located Susan's body. Prosecutors never charged Josh with a crime, in spite of a large body of circumstantial evide...
S2E1 The Type that Sends Roses   (01:05:16)4-6-2021
Our story begins with a barrage of bouquets, dozens of unsolicited yellow roses sent by a mysterious male admirer. We then meet a young Joyce Yost in Minnesota and follow her path to Utah. At the same time, a young man named Douglas Lovell finds himself on the wrong side...
Cold season 2: Justice for Joyce Yost   (00:02:45)3-24-2021
Introducing Cold season 2: Justice for Joyce Yost.Joyce Yost had never met the man who followed her home on an April night in 1985, who kidnapped and raped her. He threatened to kill her, but she went to police anyway. Then, she vanished. Joyce has never been found. Now,...
An update on Cold season 2   (00:01:49)3-10-2021
The second season of the Cold podcast is drawing near, but an announcement on the topic must be delayed a short time. Expect the trailer for Cold season 2 to come by no later than the end of March, with episodes to begin arriving in April.Cold season 2 will be exclusive ...
An update on Cold season 2   (00:01:49)3-10-2021
The second season of the Cold podcast is drawing near, but an announcement on the topic must be delayed a short time. Expect the trailer for Cold season 2 to come by no later than the end of March, with episodes to begin arriving in April.Cold season 2 will be exclusive ...
Bonus Episode 1: Anatomy of an Audio Journal   (00:48:09)3-3-2021
Josh Powell's audio journals provide unique insight into his mindset during a formative time of his life: the period when he first met and married Susan Cox. Josh's secret audio diaries had never been heard before by anyone but police before they were uncovered in Cold. ...
Bonus Episode 1: Anatomy of an Audio Journal   (00:48:09)3-3-2021
Josh Powell's audio journals provide unique insight into his mindset during a formative time of his life: the period when he first met and married Susan Cox. Josh's secret audio diaries had never been heard before by anyone but police before they were uncovered in Cold. ...
Bonus Episode 1: Anatomy of an Audio Journal   (00:48:09)3-3-2021
Josh Powell's audio journals provide unique insight into his mindset during a formative time of his life: the period when he first met and married Susan Cox. Josh's secret audio diaries had never been heard before by anyone but police before they were uncovered in Cold. ...
Bonus Episode 2: Marshal Misdirection   (00:32:04)3-3-2021
West Valley City police did not act alone in their investigation of Susan Powell's disappearance. This bonus episode of Cold, first released in 2019 on the Wondery+ subscription service, focuses on the work of U.S. Marshal Derryl Spencer. He played "good cop" to Josh Pow...
Bonus Episode 2: Marshal Misdirection   (00:32:04)3-3-2021
West Valley City police did not act alone in their investigation of Susan Powell's disappearance. This bonus episode of Cold, first released in 2019 on the Wondery+ subscription service, focuses on the work of U.S. Marshal Derryl Spencer. He played "good cop" to Josh Pow...
Bonus Episode 2: Marshal Misdirection   (00:32:04)3-3-2021
West Valley City police did not act alone in their investigation of Susan Powell's disappearance. This bonus episode of Cold, first released in 2019 on the Wondery+ subscription service, focuses on the work of U.S. Marshal Derryl Spencer. He played "good cop" to Josh Pow...
Bonus Episode 3: Nutty Putty Cave   (00:21:48)3-3-2021
A persistent theory surfaced in the days immediately after Susan Powell disappeared: perhaps Josh Powell had hidden her body in Nutty Putty Cave. The narrow passage on the fringe of Utah's West Desert had been the site of a high-profile caving accident. A spelunker named...
Bonus Episode 3: Nutty Putty Cave   (00:21:48)3-3-2021
A persistent theory surfaced in the days immediately after Susan Powell disappeared: perhaps Josh Powell had hidden her body in Nutty Putty Cave. The narrow passage on the fringe of Utah's West Desert had been the site of a high-profile caving accident. A spelunker named...
Bonus Episode 3: Nutty Putty Cave   (00:21:48)3-3-2021
A persistent theory surfaced in the days immediately after Susan Powell disappeared: perhaps Josh Powell had hidden her body in Nutty Putty Cave. The narrow passage on the fringe of Utah's West Desert had been the site of a high-profile caving accident. A spelunker named...
Wondery Presents: Dr. Death Season 2   (00:04:16)10-27-2020
If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that doctor. Between his prestigious education, years of experience and pleasant bedside manner, Fata was ever...
Bonus: Justice Delayed   (01:07:09)9-15-2020
Secret police wiretap records in the Susan Powell case come to light for the first time, even as Susan Powell's parents fight for change in the state of Washington. This bonus episode takes you behind closed doors, into the private communications of Josh Powell, his brot...
Bonus: Justice Delayed   (01:07:09)9-15-2020
Secret police wiretap records in the Susan Powell case come to light for the first time, even as Susan Powell's parents fight for change in the state of Washington. This bonus episode takes you behind closed doors, into the private communications of Josh Powell, his brot...
Bonus: Justice Delayed   (01:07:09)9-15-2020
Secret police wiretap records in the Susan Powell case come to light for the first time, even as Susan Powell's parents fight for change in the state of Washington. This bonus episode takes you behind closed doors, into the private communications of Josh Powell, his brot...
Ep. 1: Hope in Darkness episode 2   (00:34:17)7-29-2020
The Cold team presents the complete second episode of our sibling podcast: Hope in Darkness. It's the story of an American citizen wrongly arrested and detained in Venezuela. Josh Holt and his new wife Thamy were both held for two years. Episode 2 of Hope in Darkness, ti...
Ep. 1: Trial update and Hope in Darkness episode 1   (00:35:45)7-22-2020
Susan Powell's parents have resumed their civil lawsuit trial against the state of Washington after a four-month delay caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Cold host Dave Cawley offers a look at how Pierce County Superior Court has adapted to avoid the risk of spreading the ...
A conversation about Hope in Darkness   (00:10:38)6-3-2020
Dave Cawley provides an update on his efforts related to season two of Cold before discussing a new podcast series called Hope in Darkness with its host, Becky Bruce. Hope in Darkness comes from the same KSL Podcasts team responsible for Cold, in cooperation with Wondery...
Introducing Hope in Darkness   (00:10:53)5-23-2020
From the KSL Podcasts team behind Cold, comes Hope in Darkness, an original 12-part series about the arrest of a U.S. citizen and his wife in Venezuela. Host Becky Bruce follows Josh and Thamy Holt through their improbable meeting online, to their abduction days after ma...
Bonus Episode 8: Project Sunlight   (00:55:37)12-10-2019
Cold returns at the 10-year anniversary of Susan Powell's disappearance with new episodes focused on previously undiscovered evidence in the case. For this episode, Dave Cawley dives into the digital evidence gathered by police during their investigation. Digital forensi...
Bonus Episode 8: Project Sunlight   (00:55:37)12-10-2019
Cold returns at the 10-year anniversary of Susan Powell's disappearance with new episodes focused on previously undiscovered evidence in the case. For this episode, Dave Cawley dives into the digital evidence gathered by police during their investigation. Digital forensi...
Bonus Episode 8: Project Sunlight   (00:55:37)12-10-2019
Cold returns at the 10-year anniversary of Susan Powell's disappearance with new episodes focused on previously undiscovered evidence in the case. For this episode, Dave Cawley dives into the digital evidence gathered by police during their investigation. Digital forensi...
Bonus: Project Sunlight   (00:55:37)12-10-2019
Cold returns at the 10-year anniversary of Susan Powell's disappearance with new episodes focused on previously undiscovered evidence in the case. For this episode, Dave Cawley dives into the digital evidence gathered by police during their investigation. Digital forensi...
Bonus: Project Sunlight   (00:55:37)12-10-2019
Cold returns at the 10-year anniversary of Susan Powell's disappearance with new episodes focused on previously undiscovered evidence in the case. For this episode, Dave Cawley dives into the digital evidence gathered by police during their investigation. Digital forensi...
Bonus: Ten Years   (00:20:47)12-6-2019
Ten years have passed since the last day that Susan Powell was seen alive: December 6, 2009. In the decade since, her parents Chuck and Judy Cox have fought for access to police files, advocated against domestic abuse and maintained hope of someday finding their daughter...
Bonus: Ten Years   (00:20:47)12-6-2019
Ten years have passed since the last day that Susan Powell was seen alive: December 6, 2009. In the decade since, her parents Chuck and Judy Cox have fought for access to police files, advocated against domestic abuse and maintained hope of someday finding their daughter...
Bonus: Ten Years   (00:20:47)12-6-2019
Ten years have passed since the last day that Susan Powell was seen alive: December 6, 2009. In the decade since, her parents Chuck and Judy Cox have fought for access to police files, advocated against domestic abuse and maintained hope of someday finding their daughter...
Bonus: Cold Live   (01:00:09)12-5-2019
On May 16, 2019, Cold host Dave Cawley stepped onto the stage at the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City, Utah for Cold Live. A crowd of more than 2,000 spent the next two hours walking through the story behind the podcast with Dave and his guests, retired detective Ellis M...
Bonus: Cold Live   (01:00:09)12-5-2019
On May 16, 2019, Cold host Dave Cawley stepped onto the stage at the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City, Utah for Cold Live. A crowd of more than 2,000 spent the next two hours walking through the story behind the podcast with Dave and his guests, retired detective Ellis M...
Bonus: Cold Live   (01:00:09)12-5-2019
On May 16, 2019, Cold host Dave Cawley stepped onto the stage at the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City, Utah for Cold Live. A crowd of more than 2,000 spent the next two hours walking through the story behind the podcast with Dave and his guests, retired detective Ellis M...
Bonus Episode 5: Car Crash Con   (00:45:58)12-3-2019
Cold returns at the 10-year anniversary of Susan Powell's disappearance with new episodes focused on previously undiscovered evidence in the case. For this episode, we hear from three people who were involved in car crashes with Josh Powell. In each case, records show Jo...
Bonus Episode 5: Car Crash Con   (00:45:58)12-3-2019
Cold returns at the 10-year anniversary of Susan Powell's disappearance with new episodes focused on previously undiscovered evidence in the case. For this episode, we hear from three people who were involved in car crashes with Josh Powell. In each case, records show Jo...