True Crime Hit

True crime podcasts are enjoying a heyday. Following the hit, groundbreaking podcast Serial, hundreds of serialized crime podcasts have sprung up on public radio stations and online. There is even a new Pulitzer Prize category for audio reporting. Helping readers find the best of real time, true crime podcasts, The Washington Post published a piece in January that highlighted the six best. Bear Brook, a cold case podcast hosted by New Hampshire Public Radio reporter Jason Moon ’13, was selected as a show to follow. Summarizing, The Washington Post wrote, “This podcast dives into the decades-old unsolved murders of four bodies found together in Bear Brook State Park. The victims remain unidentified, and host Jason Moon explores the resulting investigative challenges, along with the promises and ethics of forensic genealogy. Moon’s investigation also crosses paths with the official investigation in a surprising way.” In December, Moon also appeared on Dr. Oz to discuss the investigation and the case.