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Dakota Spotlight

Forum Communications Co.
DocumentarySociety & CultureTrue Crime

Season 8: Joel Lovlien, Season 7: The mysterious disappearance of Michele Julson. Season 6: Investigation into the 1993 unsolved disappearance of Kristin Joy Diede and Robert Michael Anderson. Kristin and Bob took a road trip to North Dakota and were never seen again. Law enforcement believe they were murdered. But by whom? Dakota Spotlight, by James Wolner, is a deep-dive True Crime podcast with national recognition. A production of Forum Communications, Dakota Spotlight is the first Podcast to be preserved by the North Dakota State Archives.


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Latest Episodes

Episode 7 - 15 Years Later. In this, the last scheduled episode of season 8: An interview with Travis Stay's defense attorney Peter Wold. Also we meet Heather (Holter) Keena. She was on the party bus that night and later married Jon 'The Clown.' Also... more

2 months ago

Episode 6 - Travis on Trial. In this week's episode we dive deep into the 2008 trial of Travis Stay. Travis Stay was found not guilty after14 days of testimony. In this episode we meet Archie Ingersoll who reported on the trial. We also hear from the... more

2 months ago

Episode 5. The Evidence Against Travis Stay. In this week's episode we interview the prosecutors and detectives who investigated Joel's murder and ask "What was the evidence against Travis Stay exactly?" Travis Stay was arrested for the crime but lat... more

2 months ago


4.8 out of 5 stars from 781 ratings
  • cool

    2 months ago
  • Decent not great

    Decent podcast but throwing shade at Dateline about 5 times one episode was should take a page out of their book about keeping listeners engaged...your voice could put me to sleep

    Apple Podcasts
    United States3 months ago
  • Recommended!

    Just finished season one. The first half was like a typical true crime podcast, but toward the end the story and the victim really came alive, as it were. Was almost in tears in the last episode.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States3 months ago
  • The lady vanishes

    I found you bc you did an episode on the disappearance of Marion Barter. I was so impressed by that episode I have subscribed to your podcast and have started listening from your first episode about Victor. more

    Apple Podcasts
    Australia7 months ago
  • Great podcast

    Learned about this podcast via The Vanished. I'm a Minnesotan and grew up in western MN - wonderful to have a fantastic Midwest podcast!!! Great work!

    Apple Podcasts
    United States8 months ago

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