The Trail Went Cold

I do give occasional shout-outs to other MP blogs and websites and so on. Here’s another: a podcast called The Trail Went Cold, which discusses unsolved murders and missing persons every two weeks. I found out about them after their Twitter feed followed my Twitter feed.

I’ve only listened to one episode, the most recent one, about Dannette and Jeannette Millbrooks, but I liked it and learned some stuff about their cases — most of it frankly horrifying — and plan to listen to the other episodes. Robin Warder, who runs the podcast, also writes for Cracked.


8 thoughts on “The Trail Went Cold

  1. anonymous July 27, 2016 / 12:00 am

    Ugh. The podcasts are nothing more than plagiarism as every single thing mentioned in them is taken from the Unsolved Mysteries forum on SitcomsOnline, which Robin Wardner frequents under the username “RobinW”. He has neglected to give anyone credit, instead passing off other people’s statements as “his own, personal theories”. You can even read people’s statements on there from days, weeks, years previous and how he regurgitates them nearly word for word. One of my friends is currently complaining to ITunes to try and get them removed. Even the theme music is a rip-off of Unsolved Mysteries.

    Don’t waste your time with these folks. Nobody wants to hear somebody with a hyper, pipsqueaky voice steal other people’s work!

    • Kristen July 27, 2016 / 9:57 am

      Huh, that’s odd. I frequent the Unsolved Mysteries Sitcoms Online board and have seen nothing but praise there for Robin’s podcast. There’s an entire thread dedicated to the podcast. I am a big fan of the podcast myself. On every episode, he always gives shout outs to the board and the Unresolved Mysteries Reddit and he’s also good about crediting when he mentions theories that aren’t his own. Plus he also writes for Cracked and Listverse, so he is always good about research. Thanks for recognizing the podcast, Meaghan!

      • anonymous July 28, 2016 / 2:53 am

        No, several things you just wrote aren’t actually true.

        As for the podcasts being popular, that isn’t terribly surprising over there. I remember when crystaldawn made her volumes of Unsolved Mysteries segments. The things were terrible, with most segments having visible tracking lines or other video problems. A lot of segments were cut off, incomplete and/or lacked updates. Some had audio so low you could barely hear it. You’d have 6 hours of segments crammed onto one dvd in SLP mode. No menus. They were…atrocious. And yet, the things were wildly popular, with everyone constantly fawning and gushing over them. She was flooded with requests for more volumes and what to put on the volumes and eventually made 17 of the things before being told to stop.

        It’s a community of diehard Stack enthusiasts over there. The Stack episodes haven’t aired anywhere in a decade and you can’t view them on youtube or even mention yt over there. That’s why you get so many threads about people wanting a reboot or more dvd releases (which will never happen). I say all of that to help explain the popularity of Robin’s podcasts. People are so desperate for “new UM” that they gorge themselves on the podcasts because it feels like “new UM” to them when really all it is rehashing the same, tired old ideas that have been discussed ad nauseum for years.

        Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to knock Stack or the show. And the community does have good members. Others are not so good. But in terms of the podcasts, he hasn’t broke any new ground. His research skills are very basic and he hasn’t introduced any new theories, uncovered any new evidence, interviewed new witnesses or anything of that nature. It’s like watching the 15th true crime show about the same case. You know the story by heart and realize there’s nothing new being said.

      • kking181 July 28, 2016 / 6:36 am

        I’m not sure what I wrote that isn’t true. Everything I wrote is true. I’m also not sure why you had to ramble on about Crystaldawn’s dvd set. I have it myself and watch it more than anything else I own. And what does that have to do with the podcast? Sounds like you are a former disgruntled member of the board. Guess that just makes me a die-hard Stack enthusiast!

      • Jason July 28, 2016 / 9:57 am

        Ignore him. He is more then likely the same guy who got kicked off the site after constantly rambling on and on about the podcast. He even tried encouraging others to sue Robin, he was banned quickly after. Really don’t know what his problem is, jealousy I guess.

  2. Janny F July 27, 2016 / 4:27 pm

    Very interesting. Thank you for sharing the link Meaghan. There are links to other similar podcasts at the bottom on the iTunes page for this link. One I have also started listening to is “The Vanished.” The author has put a lot of time into these particular podcasts. That’s as far as I’ve gotten; I’m sure the many others are good.

  3. KER July 27, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    Robin also writes for listverse, which is where I discovered his video site. Pretty interesting.

  4. Ryan July 27, 2016 / 9:51 pm

    Great podcast. I particularly enjoyed the Fort Worth three episode. Hope he continues this for quite some time

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