Paul Holes and Kate Winkler Dawson reexamine compelling true crime cases on ‘Buried Bones’

True Crime September 15, 2022
Buried Bones
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“Buried Bones” digs into compelling true crime cases from history with retired investigator Paul Holes and investigative journalist Kate Winkler Dawson. With complementary areas of expertise, the hosting duo reevaluates old cases with modern forensic techniques and 21st century insight.

Paul has worked on some of America’s most puzzling cases and tracked down the Golden State Killer. True crime fanatics might be familiar with his previous podcast called “Jensen and Holes: The Murder Squad.” Kate writes about true crime, history, and hosts the podcast “Tenfold More Wicked.”

“Buried Bones” began this September with episodes running less than 90 minutes on average. They’ll tag-team solved and cold cases from the 1700s to the 1960s and float new theories. On the first episode, Kate and Paul shared why they were inspired to podcast together on “Buried Bones.” Paul shared he works on cold cases going back to the 1960s, and Kate often focuses on much older cases.

Last year, Paul appeared on “Tenfold More Wicked Presents: Wicked Words” to talk about Bessie Ferguson’s case from 1924, a dismembered California woman who carried many secrets before her death. This case appeared in Kate’s book, American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics and the Birth of American CSI, and she consulted with Paul when writing. This year, Paul released Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases detailing his crime-solving experiences with modern techniques.

In the early 1900s, Manhattan millionaire William Marsh Rice’s death was investigated as a murder. Toxicology, a valet, an attorney took center stage in this case, and the co-hosts covered Rice’s death in episode 1.

In July, Kate told Podsauce about the kinds of stories “Tenfold More Wicked” covers each season including unknown crimes, unforgettable stories involving families, and strong themes. This storytelling podcast also interviews writers and journalists about mysterious true crime cases. To learn more about Kate’s work, check out our interview.

“Buried Bones” is presented by Exactly Right. Tune in for new episodes wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.

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