Small Town Dicks Podcast

Small Town Dicks Podcast Podcast

Small Town Dicks is a podcast about the big-time crime that’s happening in Small Town, USA. Each episode features the detectives who broke the case in their small town, and includes assets like jailhouse phone calls, suspect interviews and 9-1-1 calls. The show is anchored by veteran, identical-twin detectives Dan and Dave, and hosted by actress, Yeardley Smith.

The List
A woman is found shot dead in her car. Her child is missing. As police investigate, the heart-wrenching tragedy unfolds. In this special episode, legendary homicide detective Lt. Joe Kenda walks us through one of his early, unforgettable cases.    Special Guest: Retired Lieutenant Joe Kenda   Joe Kenda retired at the rank of Lieutenant from the Colorado Springs Police Department, where he conducted criminal investigations involving violent crimes for over 23 years. Joe served as a Detective, Detective Se...

11: The Girl Next Door
A teenage boy stays home from school one day and notices a shadowy figure lurking in the house next door. He investigates and discovers the shadowy figure is a girl… and she’s being held captive by her own father.  Special Guest: Detective Scott   Detective Scott has been in law enforcement for over 15 years. His assignments include patrol, the gang unit at his agency, and special victims’ crimes. He currently works narcotics at his agency, as well as working on a task force that helps federal agencies i...

10: A Single Thread
Several checks go missing from a local business. It’s not the sort of low-level crime that would necessarily land at the top of Ret. Detective David’s list, but this is a small town and the son of the owners is a felon so police bring him in for questioning. As Detective David peels back the layers of the onion, a complex, criminal conspiracy leads the investigation all the way to the Mexican border. Special Guest: “Classic” Retired Detective David  When Detective David started out in law enforcement in 2...


Then There Were 3
Paul Holes takes the team through a series of cold cases that sat unsolved for years until modern DNA testing shed new light on the killers. This is an episode about persistence and keeping a close eye on even the smallest speck of evidence. Special Guest: Paul Holes spent the majority of his 27-year career investigating cold cases and serial-predator crimes in the Bay Area of California. Just before he retired in April 2018, Paul led the team that broke the Golden State Killer case, which brought him worl...

9: The Monster in the House
Officers are called to a house on a quiet, rural street to investigate a noise complaint. When they get no answer at the front door, they go around to the back and see a woman lying on the kitchen floor, under a man who’s holding her down at knife-point.  Special Guest: Det. David When Detective David started out in law enforcement in 2002, his agency was so small they doubled as both police officers and firefighters, carrying their dual-purpose gear in the trunk of their patrol cars. After three years of...

Science Fiction
A well-established East Coast doctor travels to a small university town and distributes flyers asking students to participate in a sex experiment he’s conducting. Police are called to investigate when one suspicious student thinks the information on the flyer sounds an awful lot like soliciting prostitution.  Special Guest: Lieutenant Scott is a 31-year veteran of law-enforcement. Scott has worked at a variety of assignments from patrol, SWAT, Detectives, and Special Operations, to gang enforcement, Intern...


8: The Snitch
Lou is in and out of prison, but if you put him in a shirt and tie and sat him behind a desk, you’d never know that about him. It’s just one of the unique things about Lou. One day, he’s approached by a fellow inmate named Jason about a murder-for-hire. Lou immediately contacts the cops. As Det. Robert investigates he gets much more than he bargained for. Special Guest: Detective Robert Detective Robert has been in law enforcement for over 18 years. He spent nine years on patrol, where he served as a fiel...

7: Firestarter
Firefighters get called to a late-night fire. Police see a white Jeep leaving the area and catch the license plate. As Ret. Det. Dawn starts her investigation, she finds a trail of destruction that leads back to a man who tells law enforcement it wasn’t him because he was buying a phone at 3 am. Yep.  Special Guest:  Retired Detective Dawn Dawn is a U.S. Army veteran and now a retired detective.  During her career, she became an expert in Arson Investigation and Computer Forensics and worked with the DOJ, ...

6: The Fourth Man
A military general from a Southeast Asian country gets arrested in the United States, along with his bodyguard, for orchestrating a million-dollar heroin deal. However, not content to sit and wait for their trial to begin, the two men plan a jailbreak. They just need two other participants to pull it off, which is how one of our favorite guests, Sgt. David becomes the Fourth Man. Special Guest: Sgt. David Sgt. David is a 30-year veteran of law enforcement. As a detective, he has lead investigations into m...


5: Nullum Corpus
Darrell, the donut maker, doesn’t show up for work one morning, which is highly unusual for him. When Investigator Tracey and her team are called in they find evidence of a violent, bloody confrontation at Darrell’s home, but still no sign of Darrell. This became a groundbreaking case for prosecutors in Tracey’s jurisdiction. Special Guest:  Investigator Tracey After reading her first Nancy Drew mystery at age 7 Inv. Tracey knew that she wanted to solve real-life mysteries.  She graduated from Auburn Univ...

Amanda
A discussion about what happened to Amanda, the victim from episode 4, and how the police department can make changes that will better serve vulnerable victims. Special Guest:  Detective Jay  Detective Jay has been in law enforcement for 18 years. He began his route into police work at age 19, when he joined the Explorers, or Youth Volunteers, and started going on ride-a-longs with law enforcement in his hometown. In 2004 he became a sworn police officer and for the next 10 years served on Patrol. In 2014...

4: A Dangerous Caller
Amanda is a troubled pre-teen who lives with her grandmother. When Grandma discovers that Amanda has been sneaking out at night and that grown men have been sending her pornographic photos, Grandma calls the cops. Detectives Kyle and Jay start an investigation that uncovers a sophisticated overseas predator with multiple victims.  Special Guests:  Detective Jay and Detective Kyle Detective Jay has been in law enforcement for 18 years. He began his route into police work at age 19, when he joined the Explo...


3: The Man in the Van
A woman is out jogging on a country road when she sees a white van in the area that appears to be lost. As the woman goes up to the driver to offer directions, she notices he’s holding handcuffs and a roll of duct tape.  Special Guest: Captain Terri  Captain Terri has been in law enforcement for 23 years. Over the course of her career, she has been a dispatcher, a corrections officer, a patrol deputy, and a detective sergeant before being promoted Captain in 2014. One of her focuses as a law enforcement a...

2: Kilcullen 248: End of Watch, Part 2
(Part 2) The murder of Officer Chris Kilcullen, in broad daylight, devastated the community he served. Our own Detective Dan was the first to arrive on scene and tend to him, while the armed suspect fled, leading multiple law enforcement agencies in a treacherous, high-speed chase up a remote logging road. Where the road dead-ends, a tense standoff commences and our own Detective Dave steps in as the crisis negotiator. In this two-part episode, Detective Dan reflects on the worst day of his law enforcement ...

1: Kilcullen 248: End of Watch, Part 1
(Part 1) The murder of Officer Chris Kilcullen, in broad daylight, devastated the community he served. Our own Detective Dan was the first to arrive on scene and tend to him, while the armed suspect fled, leading multiple law enforcement agencies in a treacherous, high-speed chase up a remote logging road. Where the road dead-ends, a tense standoff commences and our own Detective Dave steps in as the crisis negotiator. In this two-part episode, Detective Dan reflects on the worst day of his law enforcement ...


Even The Rich
Wondery’s Even the Rich gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the stories of some of the greatest family dynasties in history. This season, three siblings — Gianni, Donatella, and Santo Versace — built one of the greatest fashion labels the world has ever seen. But when Gianni is murdered on the front steps of his Miami Beach mansion, the label loses its visionary. Can the House of Versace survive? On this four-episode series, we’ll dive into the origins of the Versace label and we’ll meet a few celebrities...

Even The Rich
Wondery’s Even the Rich gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the stories of some of the greatest family dynasties in history. This season, three siblings — Gianni, Donatella, and Santo Versace — built one of the greatest fashion labels the world has ever seen. But when Gianni is murdered on the front steps of his Miami Beach mansion, the label loses its visionary. Can the House of Versace survive? On this four-episode series, we’ll dive into the origins of the Versace label and we’ll meet a few celebrities...


Behind the Badge: Training Days
What makes a good cop? One key ingredient is good training. Detectives Dan and Dave talk about some of the early, unforgettable experiences they had with their field training officers when they were first-year cops. Behind the Badge is an occasional series of conversations with Small Town Dicks co-hosts Detective Dan and Detective Dave about the state of American policing....

Behind the Badge: Police Reform
With the backdrop of nationwide protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd, Detectives Dan and Dave discuss calls for reform in America's police departments, including the 'defund the police’ movement.  Behind the Badge is an occasional series of conversations with Small Town Dicks co-hosts, Detective Dan and Detective Dave, about the state of American policing....


Wondery presents: Murder in Hollywoodland
It's February 2nd 1922, and all of Hollywood is about to wake up and learn that William Desmond Taylor, the most famous film director in town, was murdered in his home last night. The investigation will shine a light on some of Hollywood's most scandalous affairs, backroom deals, and underground drug dens. This real life Murder Mystery is one of the most iconic "whodunnit" cases of the 20th century that will leave you guessing and second guessing who killed William Desmond Taylor for weeks to come. Listen ...

12: The Devil You Know, Part 2
Christy was a young girl when her mom was murdered in what was said to have been a botched bank robbery. But it never sat right with her. Years later she had an epiphany, and she started to think her father was involved. She cajoled cops to start a new investigation, but it did not lead to a new arrest. A decade went by and Christy was able to convince a TV show to come in and take another look. With the help of local police they uncovered new evidence about the murder and the victimization of an underage g...


11: The Devil You Know, Part 1
Christy was a young girl when her mom was murdered in what was said to have been a botched bank robbery. But it never sat right with her. Years later she had an epiphany, and she started to think her father was involved. She cajoled cops to start a new investigation, but it did not lead to a new arrest. A decade went by and Christy was able to convince a TV show to come in and take another look. Special Guest: Captain Terri  Captain Terri has been in law enforcement for 23 years. Over the course of her care...

Behind the Badge: On the Killing of George Floyd
As protests continue across the country over the killing of George Floyd, Detectives Dan and Dave offer their professional perspectives on the conduct of the officers now charged with his murder. Detective Dan is a former K9 handler and Violent Crimes detective at the same Small Town police department as his brother, Dave. Dan regards his years as a K9 handler to be the most rewarding of his career. He is now retired. Detective Dave began his career in law enforcement in 2007. Before his recent promotion to...

10: Snatched
A little girl is kidnapped from her home. A harrowing search gets underway in hopes of finding her before she’s killed. Police know time is of the essence. The story is about the little things that go right and the inspiration a victim can provide decades later, without ever knowing about it. Guests: Lieutenant Scott is a 31-year veteran of law enforcement. Scott has worked at a variety of assignments from patrol, SWAT, Detectives, and Special Operations, to gang enforcement, Internal Affairs, and Special I...


9: Engine 5
The firefighters of Engine 5 get called to a house fire. As the trucks pull up, they realize they’re being shot at. As they retreat, cops get called in. Meantime, two more houses catch fire as officers try to find the shooter in the shadows. Det. Justin leads the investigation. Officers Andy and Robert look to save the day. Guests: Captain Craig began his career as a firefighter in 1991. He joined his current fire department 13 years ago and was eventually promoted to Captain.  His fire station/crew special...

Cover Now
Retired Detective Jeff wanted to do a daily  push-up challenge to raise money for a national agency that provides services to law enforcement families in need. When he discovered there was no such organization, he started one called the Cover Now Fund. The Small Town Dicks team sits down with friend and actor Kevin Pollak, who is on the board of Cover Now and its founder, Det. Jeff, to discuss their work in providing outreach to first responders in need. Kevin Pollak is an award winning actor, writer, direc...

8: What About Bob?
Bob is an educated and successful married man who orders up an online escort.  When the escort shows up, Bob gets more than he bargained for.  The police are called and a multi-state investigation ensues. Special Guest: Detective Robert Detective Robert has been in law enforcement for over 18 years. He spent nine years on patrol, where he served as a field-training officer (FTO) and an FBI-trained hostage negotiator. He was subsequently promoted to corporal and later to detective. As a new detective, he wor...


7: Friendly Fire
A group of LARPER (Live Action Role Player) friends get together for a party. Drugs are passed around. One of the party hosts retreats into his room after taking LSD and comes out shooting. Police respond and try to save as many of the partygoers as they can. Special Guest: Detective David When retired Detective David started out in law enforcement in 2002, his agency was so small they doubled as both police officers and firefighters, carrying their dual-purpose gear in the trunk of their patrol cars. After...

6: The Imposition
A mother gets home to find her infant Mariah’s head lolling from side to side when she holds her in her arms. The mother asks Mariah’s father, who had been looking after the baby, "What happened?!" He says he doesn’t know and that the child was fine when he put her to sleep. The parents rush Mariah to the hospital and, when the doctors examine her, they immediately call the police to investigate.  Special Guest: Detective David When retired Detective David started out in law enforcement in 2002, his agency ...

6: The Imposition
A mother gets home to find her infant Mariah’s head lolling from side to side when she holds her in her arms. The mother asks Mariah’s father, who had been looking after the baby, "What happened?!" He says he doesn’t know and that the child was fine when he put her to sleep. The parents rush Mariah to the hospital and, when the doctors examine her, they immediately call the police to investigate.  Special Guest: Detective David When retired Detective David started out in law enforcement in 2002, his agency ...


5: Two-Faced
Sheriff Carl returns to tell us about when two factions of the same gang begin to clash. The members are forced to pick sides and, for one of them, it has deadly consequences revealing a labyrinth of alliances and codes of conduct. Special Guest: Sheriff Carl Sheriff Carl began his career in law enforcement in 1991 after he was honorably discharged from the Air Force. He started out as a patrol officer and in 2005 he was promoted to detective. The jurisdiction he served was so small he was often the only de...

Pandemic
Our very own Detective Dave talks about how police do their work in the time of the coronavirus/covd-19 pandemic. Detective Dan offers his own perspective on how cops deal with the various biohazards they encounter on the street and when the police take someone into custody. Guests: Detectives Dan and Dave....

4: Jekyll and Hyde
A woman is found dead on her couch, a gun by her side. It appears maybe she shot herself in the head. More than a decade later a woman is found dead in her bed, a gun nearby. What did they have in common besides the manner of death? A man who stalked the first woman and married the latter.  Special Guest:  Det. Tracey After reading her first Nancy Drew mystery at age 7 Inv. Tracey knew that she wanted to solve real life mysteries.  She graduated from Auburn University with a BS in Criminal Justice/ Law Enfo...


3: Discarded
A family finds the dead body of a woman on a remote logging road. It’s wrapped in a blanket. Police at first don’t know what happened, though foul play is suspected. They figure out who the victim is and then find her boyfriend, who happens to be in jail for a separate assault. Despite thin resources, detectives begin to build a case. Special Guest:  Det. Chad Detective Chad went to school with Detectives Dan & Dave when they were growing up. In High School, Det. Chad started as an Explorer/Cadet with his l...

2: Ambush
A peaceful apartment complex turns violent when an angry tenant named Mitch takes out his frustrations on the on-site manager. Det. Dave recounts the fateful summer day when Mitch does the unthinkable. Guest:  Detective Dave Dave began his career in law enforcement in 2007. Before his recent promotion to Sergeant, he spent six years as a detective primarily investigating Sex Crimes and Child Abuse for his police department in Small Town, USA. He still serves as a Crisis and Hostage Negotiator, and during hi...

1: The Grudge
Chris’s house is burglarized while he’s at a music festival. When police arrive they see that his outdoor security camera lines have been cut. Turns out the crime was committed by his former roommate because Chris stole his former roommate’s girlfriend. We later find out that the suspect is also wanted in conjunction with a home invasion where his DNA ends up at the scene of the crime because he got hit in the head with the muzzle-end of a shotgun and it took out a chunk of his skull.  Guest:  Det. Dan Dan ...


Paul Holes: NorCal Rapist Update
Investigator Paul Holes tells us about the arrest of the NorCal Rapist, delves into the DNA evidence that identified him, and discusses the balance between privacy and safety when using this powerful new law enforcement tool.  Special Guest: Paul Holes spent the majority of his 27-year career investigating cold cases and serial-predator crimes in the Bay Area of California. Just before he retired in April 2018, Paul led the team that broke the Golden State Killer case, which brought him worldwide acclaim. O...

Paul Holes: NorCal Rapist Update
Investigator Paul Holes tells us about the arrest of the NorCal Rapist, delves into the DNA evidence that identified him, and discusses the balance between privacy and safety when using this powerful new law enforcement tool.  Special Guest: Paul Holes spent the majority of his 27-year career investigating cold cases and serial-predator crimes in the Bay Area of California. Just before he retired in April 2018, Paul led the team that broke the Golden State Killer case, which brought him worldwide acclaim. O...


12: Crime and Punishment, Part 2
Trevor Walraven was convicted of an unthinkable crime when he was 14 years old. He spent nearly 18 years in prison before he was released. In this two-part conversation, we talk to him about the crime he committed, his co-defendant,  how he spent his time in prison, and his emergence as an advocate for giving other inmates a second chance to become productive members of society. Trevor Walraven spent nearly 18 years in prison for a murder he committed when he was 14 years old. He was released after going th...

11: Crime and Punishment, Part 1
Trevor Walraven was convicted of an unthinkable crime when he was 14 years old. He spent nearly 18 years in prison before he was released. In this two-part conversation, we talk to him about the crime he committed, his co-defendant,  how he spent his time in prison, and his emergence as an advocate for giving other inmates a second chance to become productive members of society....

10: Supply Chain
Through a combination of patience and careful police work, Detective Justin snakes his way up the heroin supply chain and links it to a cartel south of the border. And a couple of lives are turned around in the process.    Special Guest: Detective Justin has been in law-enforcement for 10 years and has worked in a variety of assignments from Bike Patrol, K-9, SWAT, Field Training, firearms instruction, and as a Narcotics Detective. In fact, Detective Justin took over Detective Dan’s K-9, Fedo, after Dan had...


9: Trouble Follows
Beth, a successful woman who is now retired, offers to provide her grandson with some stability. At first things go well. But Beth soon learns that her strong sense of family has not trickled down to the younger generation and that no good deed goes unpunished.  Special Guest: Det. Robert  Detective Robert has been in law enforcement for over 18 years. He spent nine years on patrol, where he served as a field-training officer (FTO) and an FBI-trained hostage negotiator. He was subsequently promoted to corpo...

Mother's Day
​In this Thanksgiving Day special, ​Detectives Dan and Dave sit down with the woman who raised them. You'll hear what it's like to be the mother of not one, but two cops, and all the ups and downs that come with it. As you gather with friends and family, we invite you to pull up a chair and join us for a​ funny and profound conversation. If you love this episode, you might consider supporting us at patreon.com/smalltowndickspodcast...

8: Impact
Through a combination of patience and careful police work, Detective Justin snakes his way up the heroin supply chain and links it to a cartel south of the border. And a couple of lives are turned around in the process.    Guest: Det. Justin Detective Justin has been in law-enforcement for 10 years and has worked in a variety of assignments from Bike Patrol, K-9, SWAT, Field Training, firearms instruction, and as a Narcotics Detective. In fact, Detective Justin took over Detective Dan’s K-9, Fedo, after Dan...


7: Slacker
A homebound woman, Patty, is found dead in her apartment with a bloody rock propped on her shoulder. A little digging reveals a cast of shady “friends” who come and go through Patty’s apartment and seem to take more than they give.     Special Guest: Sgt. David Sgt. David is a 30-year veteran of law enforcement. As a detective, he has lead investigations into murder, child abuse, robbery, narcotics, auto theft, burglary, and sexual assault. He has worked patrol, is currently the SWAT team commander, and is ...

7: Slacker
A homebound woman, Patty, is found dead in her apartment with a bloody rock propped on her shoulder. A little digging reveals a cast of shady “friends” who come and go through Patty’s apartment and seem to take more than they give.     Special Guest: Sgt. David Sgt. David is a 30-year veteran of law enforcement. As a detective, he has lead investigations into murder, child abuse, robbery, narcotics, auto theft, burglary, and sexual assault. He has worked patrol, is currently the SWAT team commander, and is ...

We Want Your Questions!
**UPDATE: We've extended the letters collection another week (mail is always slow, right?). So you'll hear our responses to your questions on Nov. 19. Tune in! Hey, Small Town Fam, we want to hear from you. We're asking our loyal listeners to send us questions about any of the cases we've profiled and the detectives we've featured on Small Town Dicks. Send your questions to [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) and we'll answer them on our Patreon page on Nov. 19. You can join us by becom...


6: Bad Company Part 2
This Part 2 of Det. Jay’s three-month investigation into the murder of a homeless man who was viciously stabbed to death in the restroom of a public park restroom. With the help of two confidential informants, detectives close in on three men suspected in the killing.  Episode 2 Cont’d Special Guest: Detective Jay Detective Jay has been in law enforcement for 18 years. He began his route into police work at age 19, when he joined the Explorers, or Youth Volunteers, and started going on ride-a-longs with law...

Introducing: 'What Makes a Killer'
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5: Bad Company Part 1
Det. Jay and his team investigate the murder of a homeless man who is found stabbed to death in a public park. After a slow start, the investigation focuses on three men, including a charismatic leader in the local meth community, and an ex-con who’s fled to a nearby state to become a standup comedian. Special Guest: Detective Jay Detective Jay has been in law enforcement for 18 years. He began his route into police work at age 19, when he joined the Explorers, or Youth Volunteers, and started going on ride...


Buried with Paul Holes
Paul, Dan and Dave talk about what it’s like to lead a murder investigation, interacting with the families of victims, and how DNA is changing the way murder investigations are conducted. WARNING: This episode contains graphic descriptions of sex crimes and violence. Listener discretion is advised.  Special Guest: Paul Holes: Paul Holes spent the majority of his 27-year career investigating cold cases and serial-predator crimes in the Bay Area of California. Just before he retired in April 2018, Paul led th...

4: Fair Game
Police get a 911 call from a man named Brad who says he fears for his safety after an older man, William, has hit the back of his truck. While Brad is still on the phone with police, he claims William is advancing on him and pulls the trigger on his rifle. The bullet strikes William in the head and kills him. When Sgt. George is called out to the scene, he learns that Brad is a 30-something, UFC-trained fighter, and former military sniper, while William, ‘Brad’s aggressor,’ is a boozy 60-year-old. Something...

3: Pariah
The following episode discusses a child pornography investigation. However, no specific narratives of the images will be shared. In this case, Detective Dave walks us through his investigation of two online predators who were sexually exploiting children online and how multiple agencies around the country work together to try to keep children safe. Of the 6+ years Dave spent investigating sex crimes and child abuse, these two cases, in particular, got under his skin and changed him forever.  Guest: Co-Host ...


2: Collateral
In a rural western town, where everyone knows everyone, a casual night of good friends hanging out turns deadly.  Special Guest: Sheriff Carl Sheriff Carl began his career in law enforcement in 1991 after he was honorably discharged from the Air Force. He started out as a patrol officer and in 2005 he was promoted to detective. The jurisdiction he served was so small he was often the only detective at his agency. Over the course of his career Sheriff Carl has investigated everything from property crimes to ...

Disclosure
When a child first reveals they are the victim of abuse it’s a process police call “disclosure.” That’s where Nichole comes in. She’s a trained forensic investigator and relies on a mix of research and empathy to give the victims a voice and bring criminals to justice. Special Guest:  Nichole Nichole is currently the Lead Forensic Interviewer for her local Child Advocacy Center. Since 2006, she has been interviewing children who have been witness to, or victims of crime and has conducted over 3,800 intervie...

1: Zero Hour
​T​hree young children ​are found ​alone in their home​. Their sister is missing. Their parents are dead upstairs. ​And t​he kids aren’t talking. Capt. Terri ​returns to Small Town Dicks to tell us how she and her fellow detectives pieced together what happened in a house with a dark history. Special Guest: Captain Terri  Captain Terri has been in law enforcement for 23 years. Over the course of her career, she has been a dispatcher, a corrections officer, a patrol deputy, and a detective sergeant before be...


5: She Said He Said
When a young teenager tells her father that her former stepdad spent several years sexually abusing her when she was younger, Detective Dave is called in to investigate this delicate case, which appears to have little physical evidence and is hobbled by the passage of time. Please be warned that this episode involves the sexual abuse of a minor. Listener discretion is advised. Additional note: This is Episode 5: “the missing episode” from Season 1. We took it down for a while to make a few additional redact...


12: Rampage
One fall afternoon a man decides to inflict as much damage as possible on his small town. Guest: Co-Host Detective Dave. Dave began his career in law enforcement in 2007. Before his recent promotion to Sergeant, he spent six years as a detective primarily investigating Sex Crimes and Child Abuse for his police department in Small Town, USA. He still serves as a Crisis and Hostage Negotiator, and during his tenure as a detective, he served on the advisory boards of multiple children’s and victims’ advocacy g...

11: The Bitter End
Police arrive on the scene of what they are told is a suicide. But as they begin their investigation a different story starts to emerge. WARNING: This case involves the death of a minor. Special Guest: Captain TerriCaptain Terri has been in law enforcement for 23 years. Over the course of her career, she has been a dispatcher, a corrections officer, a patrol deputy, and a detective sergeant before being promoted Captain in 2014. One of her focuses as a law enforcement agent has been helping victims maneuver...


10: Lured
A young man’s trusting nature ends up having deadly consequences.  Special Guest: Det. David When Detective David started out in law enforcement in 2002, his agency was so small they doubled as both police officers and firefighters, carrying their dual-purpose gear in the trunk of their patrol cars. After three years of doing double duty, David was promoted to detective. He has also served as a Patrol Sergeant and was elected Under Sherriff of his county in 2011. In 2013, David transferred back to detective...

9: Life Line ll
Dispatcher Dawn brings us 3 memorable stories that stand out for her as a 9-1-1 operator with 25 years of experience on the job at her small town police agency.  Special Guest: Dispatcher Dawn Dispatcher Dawn has worked in law enforcement communications for 25 yrs. She is a Field Training Officer for new dispatchers and also serves as a Crisis Negotiator for her department’s SWAT team....


8: The Accused
We sit down for a conversation with one of the suspects from a 2-part case we covered in Season 2 called “Presumed Guilty.”  Special Guest: Sgt. David  Sgt. David is a 30-year veteran of law enforcement. As a detective, he has lead investigations into murder, child abuse, robbery, narcotics, auto theft, burglary, and sexual assault. He has worked patrol, is currently the SWAT team commander, and is in charge of his agency’s detective bureau....

7: Paul Holes: Proclivity
We sit down with world-renowned forensic scientist and cold-case investigator, Paul Holes, to hear about one of his first cold cases, as well as the profiling techniques he developed over the years to catch the serial sexual predators he hunted. Special Guest: Paul Holes: Paul Holes spent the majority of his 27-year career investigating cold cases and serial-predator crimes in the Bay Area of California. Just before he retired in April 2018, Paul lead the team that broke the Golden State Killer case, which ...

6: Cut and Run
Detectives George, Dan, and Dave are called to a deceased subject. There’s blood everywhere but it’s not immediately apparent how the victim died. A mountain of lies from multiple suspects make solving this case especially challenging.  Special Guest: Sgt. George. Sgt. George has been in law enforcement for over 20 years. Before his recent promotion to Sergeant, he spent 12 years as a detective in the Violent Crimes Unit of his town’s police agency. George has been a member of SWAT for 17 years. He has also...


5: Accelerant
The fire department is called to a fire in a small community where an elderly widow is found murdered in her own home. Which also happens to be the scene of the fire. Special Guest: Detective Greg. Det. Greg has been in law enforcement for over 24 years. During that time he has worked in Corrections, Patrol, and Narcotics. He has spent 16 years as a member of his agency’s SWAT team, and the past 5 years as a detective in the Violent Crimes Investigations unit....

4: Friend Request
A concerned mother calls police to report that her 14-year old daughter is receiving sexually explicit messages on Facebook from an adult male. So Detective Dave sets an irresistible trap to catch the cyber predator. Guest Sgt. Dave. Dave began his career in law enforcement in 2007. Before his recent promotion to Sergeant, he spent six years as a detective primarily investigating Sex Crimes and Child Abuse for his police department in Small Town, USA. He still serves as a Crisis and Hostage Negotiator, and ...

3: Disgruntled
Carlos arrives to work and finds his manager-boss dead in the walk-in freezer. He calls 911. Investigator Tracey arrives and begins to peel back the onion revealing a robbery and a vendetta.  Special Guest: DA Investigator Tracey After reading her first Nancy Drew mystery at age 7 Inv. Tracey knew that she wanted to solve real life mysteries.  She graduated from Auburn University with a BS in Criminal Justice/ Law Enforcement.  She attended the police academy in 1983 as one of only a few females in her clas...


2: Breach
Detective Rich takes us into the world of online gaming where a shadowy, vindictive prank known as “swatting” leads to ruined lives and even murder.  Guest: Detective Rich....

1: CROSSFIRE
A drug deal gone wrong leads to dire consequences for an innocent victim. Guest: Ret. Detective Don....


13: Live Show with Investigator Paul Holes
On November 4th 2018 the Small Town Dicks team appeared in their first ever live show at the Death Becomes Us true crime festival. While Detectives Dan and Dave remained concealed off-stage on mics, Yeardley and Zibby sat down with investigator Paul Holes to interview him on his 24 yearlong investigation into the Golden State Killer case. The Golden State Killer was one of the most prolific predators in U.S. history. He was a serial killer, rapist, and burglar who committed at least 13 murders, more than 50...

12: Murder In Plain Sight
Detective Tracey takes us through one of her most memorable cases where a murderer’s greed and arrogance lead to a slew of sloppy mistakes. Even as the crime rocks the community in Tracey’s small town for years to come. Special Guest Investigator Tracey After reading her first Nancy Drew mystery at age 7 Inv. Tracey knew that she wanted to solve real life mysteries.  She graduated with a BS in Criminal Justice/ Law Enforcement after which, she attend the police academy in 1983 as one of only a few females i...

11: Stolen
Sgt. Rick was prepared to issue a routine traffic ticket to a driver who was driving dangerously slow. But when he pulled the driver over, he interrupted a crime far worse than impeding the flow of traffic, proving that there is no such thing as a “routine” traffic stop. Special Guest Sergeant Rick Sergeant Rick has been in law enforcement for 26 years. He’s held positions as Patrol, SWAT, undercover narcotics Detective, the Sniper/Observer team, K-9 Handler. Currently he serves as Watch Commander/Sergeant ...


10: No Good Deed
On a routine visit to check on his elderly father, Murray, Paul discovers him laying in his bed. Dead. Murray had a history of falling, so it’s possible his death was an accident. But the unusual position of Murray’s body on the bed prompts Paul to call 9-1-1. Fan-favorite, Lt. Scott, returns to Small Town Dicks with a case about a string of bad decisions that lead to the deepest form of betrayal. All for the price of some marijuana and donuts. Special Guest Lieutenant Scott Lieutenant Scott is a 31-year ve...

9: Thurston Part 2: A High School Shooting
(Part 2/2) This is the Thurston School shooting through the eyes of the Springfield police officer who was first on the scene that morning, as well as one of the detectives who arrived minutes later to help process the carnage. We also sit down for a rare interview with one of the students who survived being shot that day. Special Guests Officer Donnie was a police officer in Springfield, Oregon for almost 12 years. While he was there he spent three years on the SWAT team, two years as an auto theft detecti...

8: Thurston Part 1: A High School Shooting
(Part 1/2) This is the Thurston School shooting through the eyes of the Springfield police officer who was first on the scene that morning, as well as one of the detectives who arrived minutes later to help process the carnage. We also sit down for a rare interview with one of the students who survived being shot that day. Special Guests Officer Donnie was a police officer in Springfield, Oregon for almost 12 years. While he was there he spent three years on the SWAT team, two years as an auto theft detecti...


7: Hubris
In 2016, during a follow-up visit to a rape victim who’d been assaulted six months prior, Detective Jay is unexpectedly assigned the case. When months later, a DNA test finally returns a positive ID, Detective Jay begins piecing together evidence that points to a serial sex offender who’d been on the loose for almost 30 years. Special Guest Detective Jay has been in law enforcement for 18 years. He began his route into police work at age 19, when he joined the Explorers, or Youth Volunteers, and started goi...

6: You Don't Know Me
Rachel, Allison, and Kim don’t know each other. They don’t even live in the same town. Using old-school detective work and modern-day cyber tools, Detective Dave uncovers the disturbing way in which the three victims are linked and, in the process, reveals a family of like-minded predators. WARNING: This case involves the sexual assault of children. Listener discretion is advised....

5: Keyless Entry
Detective Dan takes us through one of his most arduous and sprawling investigations, as he tracks a prolific serial burglar who crosses state lines, pens a manifesto, and wreaks havoc on multiple small towns....


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4: Wolf
WARNING: The subject matter of this case is sensitive and graphic. It is not suitable for young listeners. Joseph and Valerie head out of town for a weekend getaway, leaving their two children – ages 9 and 7 – in the care of a close family member. But just a half hour after leaving town, Valerie realizes they forgot something at the house. They decide to turn around and go back for it. It’s then that Joseph walks in the front door and comes face-to-face with a parent’s worst nightmare…...

3: Interstate
There was no sign of forced entry and no obvious indication of how a middle-aged woman died in her hotel room. Detectives Dan, Dave, and George recount their investigation into a case that took them across state lines, tested their agility, and landed them in some very unusual circumstances, even for seasoned homicide detectives. Special Guest Detective George has been in law enforcement for over 20 years. Before his recent promotion to Sergeant, he spent 12 years as a detective in the Violent Crimes Unit o...


2: Getting Over Sandra
After years of enduring an emotionally abusive marriage, Sandra finally filed for divorce from her husband, Paul. She moved in with a friend, enrolled in school, and started making plans for a fresh start. But Paul and their 17-year-old son, Jason, were not pleased, and when Sandra held her ground, father and son began making plans of their own. Special Guest Detective Kurt began his career in law enforcement in 1971. Over the course of his career, he worked for both the police and sheriff’s departments in ...

1: 45 Seconds
Molly was a senior in high school. Trevor was her slightly-older boyfriend who’d already graduated. While Molly was well-liked and social, Trevor was more of a loner and could be possessive. It was the source of their on-again-off-again relationship. One night, as the two walked home from a party thrown by several of Molly’s friends, a car full of passersby placed a frantic 9-1-1 call to police, then found themselves rendering aid to Molly as she lay bleeding on the sidewalk. Special Guest: Detective George...

1: Season 3 Announcements!
Yeardley Smith & Zibby Allen have some exciting news as well as an update on the podcast's new publishing schedule for Season 3....


17: Yeardley & Zibby Bid Season 2 Farewell
That's a wrap for Small Town Dicks, Season 2. The show will return in Fall of 2018 with a brand new season. In the meantime, please enjoy our bonus minisodes and stay tuned for another Season 3, packed with more shockingly true small town crimes with big time consequences. Thanks for your listenership, Small Town Fam. Nobody is better than you....

16: Presumed Guilty (Part 2)
Part 2/2 Multiple accounts of a single crime, countless provable lies, and very little evidence in a convenience store robbery-turned-murder leave law enforcement scouring for answers. In this two-episode case, Sgt. David returns to Small Town Dicks to tell us how he ended up solving this murder eight years after two men had been convicted and imprisoned for the crime. Special Guest Sgt. David is a 30-year veteran of law enforcement. During his tenure he has worked patrol, SWAT, and several different assign...

15: Presumed Guilty (Pt. 1)
Part 1/2. Multiple accounts of a single crime, countless provable lies, and very little evidence in a convenience store robbery-turned-murder leave law enforcement scouring for answers. In this two-episode case, Sgt. David returns to Small Town Dicks to tell us how he ended up solving this murder eight years after two men had been convicted and imprisoned for the crime. Special Guest Sgt. David Sgt. David is a 30-year veteran of law enforcement. During his tenure he has worked patrol, SWAT, and several diff...


14: The Classifieds (Part 2)
Part 2/2: If you’re a teenager and you runaway from home your #1 priority is likely survival. Any promise to put a roof over your head and make sure you’re safe would surely feel like a relief. Until you realize that those promises come at a cost that’s higher than you ever imagined. Detective Curt leads us deep into the grimy underworld of sex trafficking right here in Small Town, USA. This case contains phone calls with some of the victims. We have digitally manipulated their voices to further their ident...

13: The Classifieds (Part 1)
Part 1/2: If you’re a teenager and you runaway from home your #1 priority is likely survival. Any promise to put a roof over your head and make sure you’re safe would surely feel like a relief. Until you realize that those promises come at a cost that’s higher than you ever imagined. Detective Curt leads us deep into the grimy underworld of sex trafficking right here in Small Town, USA. This case contains phone calls with some of the victims. We have digitally manipulated their voices to further their ident...

12: Matricide
Most law enforcement personnel will tell you that true mental illness is rare and unmistakable. Detective George returns to Small Town Dicks to talk about one of his and our own Detective Dave’s most memorable murder investigations, sharing with us the intense, unsettling suspect interview George had with the killer. Special Guest Detective George has been in law enforcement for over 20 years. For the last 12 years he has been a detective assigned to Domestic Violence, Auto Theft, and currently Violent Crim...


11: Life Line
Veteran 9-1-1 Dispatcher, Carrie, sits down with us to discuss how she does what she does and why. As we listen to three of her most memorable 9-1-1 calls we get the lowdown on what it’s like to be on the receiving end of the emergency line in Small Town, USA. Special Guest Dispatcher Carrie has worked in law enforcement for 15 years. She currently serves as a dispatcher, a hostage/crisis negotiator, and a Field Training Officer in her small town....

10: Family Business Pt. 2
A family’s criminal enterprise exposes them to the cost of doing business when a home invasion robbery leads to murder. Detective Carl and Deputy DA Erik untangle a web of lies that point them to the cutthroat world of a white supremacist prison gang. Special Guests Deputy District Attorney Erik has been a prosecutor for approximately 23 years. The last 15 years he has been assigned to a Major Crimes team, focusing on child sexual abuse, adult sexual assault, and homicide cases. Sgt. Carl has worked in law ...

9: Family Business Pt. 1
A family’s criminal enterprise exposes them to the cost of doing business when a home invasion robbery leads to murder. Detective Carl and Deputy DA Erik untangle a web of lies that point them to the cutthroat world of a white supremacist prison gang. Special Guests Deputy District Attorney Erik has been a prosecutor for approximately 23 years. The last 15 years he has been assigned to a Major Crimes team, focusing on child sexual abuse, adult sexual assault, and homicide cases. Sgt. Carl has worked in law ...


8: Bait and Switch
When a drug deal goes wrong leaving one victim at death’s door and two armed suspects on the run, this Small Town police department draws on their “mutual aid agreement” with neighboring agencies to help set up an extensive perimeter and conduct the manhunt. They call in K-9 handler, Justin, and his four-legged partner, Fedo, to assist. If you’ve ever doubted that a police dog can perform in ways above and beyond his human counterparts, this episode will make you a believer. Special Guest Detective Justin D...

7: The Protégé
Lt. Scott returns to fill us in on the details of Francisco, the equally-depraved trainee of corrupt cop, Robert from Season 1: THE SOCIOPATH AND THE WHISTLEBLOWER. As Lt. Scott tells us, Robert may have been the initial focus of the Internal Investigation at his Small Town police agency, but it soon became apparent that Francisco was taking everything Robert had taught him about preying on vulnerable women –and perfecting it. This is the story of the protégé. Special Guest Lieutenant Scott is a 31-year vet...

6: Stalked
Yeardley shares a personal story of being targeted and stalked at a time in her career when her success and notoriety as an actress were starting to get some much sought-after traction. Brought up to assume she can handle whatever comes her way without asking for help, Yeardley quickly finds herself in over her head. Zibby, Detective Dan and Detective Dave help her unpack the details of this cautionary tale....


5: Monster Pt. 2
It was a sunny afternoon in August of 2008, when this Small Town police department began fielding multiple 9-1-1 calls from alarmed residents in a quiet neighborhood just outside of town. The callers told dispatch they had just witnessed what appeared to be the kidnapping of a ten-year-old neighborhood girl as she rode her bike. This triggers multiple agencies in the area coming together in a frantic effort to catch the kidnapper before he disappears with his victim forever. Special Guests Deputy District A...

4: Monster Part 1
It was a sunny afternoon in August of 2008, when this Small Town police department began fielding multiple 9-1-1 calls from alarmed residents in a quiet neighborhood just outside of town. The callers told dispatch they had just witnessed what appeared to be the kidnapping of a ten-year-old neighborhood girl as she rode her bike. This triggers multiple agencies in the area coming together in a frantic effort to catch the kidnapper before he disappears with his victim forever. Special Guests Deputy District A...

3: If These Walls Could Talk Pt. 2
Part 2/2: A husband breathlessly calls 9-1-1 to say that he just arrived home to find his wife dead of a gunshot wound. As the 9-1-1 operator immediately dispatches officers to the scene, she tries to get as much information as she can from the husband about what happened. But his odd behavior during the call raises some serious red flags. Lt. Scott returns to Small Town Dicks with another shocking case that involves clandestine recordings, suspect interviews, and good old fashioned detective work. Special ...


2: If These Walls Could Talk Pt. 1
A husband breathlessly calls 9-1-1 to say that he just arrived home to find his wife dead of a gunshot wound. As the 9-1-1 operator immediately dispatches officers to the scene, she tries to get as much information as she can from the husband about what happened. But his odd behavior during the call raises some serious red flags. Lt. Scott returns to Small Town Dicks with another shocking case that involves clandestine recordings, suspect interviews, and good old fashioned detective work. Special Guest Lieu...

1: Girl For Rent
Sgt. David and his officer-in-training are working the graveyard shift on a cold winter night when they scout out an abandoned lot in their small town that’s a well-known spot for illegal activity. As they approach, they see a car with its lights off and two passengers inside: a man in his 50’s and a young girl seated on the passenger’s side. Though there’s no crime in just sitting in your car, Sgt. David has a gut feeling that something is very wrong. What he discovers is even worse than what he suspected....

Season 2 Trailer - Small Town Dicks
Season Two of Small Town Dicks is packed with all new stories of big-time true crime cases in Small Town, USA. Each episode features the detectives who broke the case in their small town, and includes assets like wire tap audio, suspect interviews and 9-1-1 calls. Get ready for a jaw dropping season!...


15: Announcement: Small Town Dicks Bonus Episodes & Subscription
Welp. We can't keep relying on the generosity of our favorite aspirational, arts-loving Lisa Simpson to keep this true crime podcast in production. So, while the podcast will always be available to you for free (with ads,) we've paired up with Stitcher Premium to offer our listeners a subscription option which allows ad-free listening, exclusive access to bonus episodes, early access to Season 2, and the option to hear all of Stitcher's premium catalog. Check our website to sign up. Use promo code: SMALLTOW...

14: The Sociopath & The Whistleblower Pt. 4
This is the chilling story of a man who, as a police officer, took his police department’s solemn oath to be guided by professionalism, integrity, courage and honor. He also promised that his behavior would meet his department’s standard of honesty and accountability. Then, for 10 years, he patrolled the community, gaining its trust, while simultaneously victimizing those he knew would be too afraid to speak up. For this episode we sit down with Lieutenant Scott who broke this case in his Small Town. He did...

13: The Sociopath & The Whistleblower Part 3
This is the chilling story of a man who, as a police officer, took his police department’s solemn oath to be guided by professionalism, integrity, courage and honor. He also promised that his behavior would meet his department’s standard of honesty and accountability. Then, for 10 years, he patrolled the community, gaining its trust, while simultaneously victimizing those he knew would be too afraid to speak up. For this episode we sit down with Lieutenant Scott who broke this case in his Small Town. He did...


12: The Sociopath & The Whistleblower Pt. 2
This is the chilling story of a man who, as a police officer, took his police department’s solemn oath to be guided by professionalism, integrity, courage and honor. He also promised that his behavior would meet his department’s standard of honesty and accountability. Then, for 10 years, he patrolled the community, gaining its trust, while simultaneously victimizing those he knew would be too afraid to speak up. For this episode we sit down with Lieutenant Scott who broke this case in his Small Town. He did...

11: The Sociopath & The Whistleblower
This is the chilling story of a man who, as a police officer, took his police department’s solemn oath to be guided by professionalism, integrity, courage and honor. He also promised that his behavior would meet his department’s standard of honesty and accountability. Then, for 10 years, he patrolled the community, gaining its trust, while simultaneously victimizing those he knew would be too afraid to speak up. For this episode we sit down with Lieutenant Scott who broke this case in his Small Town. He did...

The Sociopath and the Whistleblower: Mini-series Teaser
This is a teaser for a 4 part mini-series which tells the chilling story of a man who, as a police officer, took his police department’s solemn oath to be guided by professionalism, integrity, courage and honor. He also promised that his behavior would meet his department’s standard of honesty and accountability. Then, for 10 years, he patrolled the community, gaining its trust, while simultaneously victimizing those he knew would be too afraid to speak up. The series will commence on Friday Nov. 3, 2017...


10: 10 Below
This murder case would end up making national headlines for it’s made-for-Hollywood plotline, including a hostage negotiation and two dead bodies. Who says Small Town, USA is only home to small-time crime? Special Guest Detective Don recently retired after serving in law enforcement for over 30 years. Don spent much of his career as a detective but also served on SWAT and as a Hostage/Crisis Negotiator....

9: Dead Man Walking
Sonja had filed for divorce from her husband, Roberto, and taken out a restraining order against him due to his violent tendencies towards her and their two children. So when Roberto doesn’t show up for court and Sonja doesn’t show up for work, police are dispatched to the house where they encounter the couple’s oldest daughter yelling that her father has a gun and is going to kill her mother. Detectives recount the hours-long stand-off and its impossible ending. Special Guests Sergeant David is a 30-year v...

8: Evidence Breaks The Case
A scorned lover, a brazen suspect, an autistic witness, and good old fashioned detective work break this case wide open for Detective Dan....


7: Keep Out
Emma was a 24 year-old woman who had recently become engaged and was renting a room at her friend, Bill’s, house when Doug showed up. Doug was Bill’s cousin and had been given permission to stay, temporarily, in the detached garage. He was a heavy drug user with a criminal record, and he gave Emma the creeps. That was just one of the reasons Bill had made it clear to Doug that he was not allowed in the main house where Emma was living. But Doug didn’t listen. Special Guests Detective Kyle has been a law enf...

6: Goofy Loop
Zibby shares a personal story of being violently attacked and then waiting for hours before she called the police. Law enforcement refers to this delay as, “The Goofy Loop.” In this episode Detectives Dan and Dave explain how easily it happens to civilians and law enforcement personnel, alike....

4: What Is Your Emergency?
Murder investigations are often described by law enforcement as being like a giant jigsaw puzzle that you assemble one painstaking piece at a time. But in this particular case police got a full confession from the suspect. On the 9-1-1 call. Before detectives even arrived at the scene. Special Guest Dispatcher Dawn has served in law enforcement for 23 years. After working in records for 3 years, Dawn became a dispatcher. She is a Hostage/Crisis Negotiator and Field Training Officer for Dispatchers....


3: Unspeakable
**WARNING: The subject matter of this episode is very graphic and may be very difficult for some listeners to hear** Detective Don already had 28 years of experience in law enforcement when he caught Lindsay’s murder case. And yet, the extent of the abuse the young girl had suffered still shocked him. As a result of this investigation, the way routine child-welfare checks are done in this Small Town, changed forever. Special Guest Detective Don Detective Don recently retired after serving in law enforcement...

2: Is This Thing On?
A concerned wife calls the police after coming home to find her husband yelling threats and wielding multiple firearms. Police and S.W.A.T. are dispatched to the house where a violent stand-off culminates in an eerie revelation. Featuring real time recordings of the  Detectives in action. Special Guests Sergeant David Sgt. David is a 30-year veteran of law enforcement. During his tenure he has worked patrol, SWAT, and several different assignments in Detectives including Narcotics, Auto Theft, and Violent C...

1: Don't Go!
As far as Lynn was concerned, her on-again-off-again relationship with Allen was over for good. But Allen wanted to give it one more try. What began as “just dinner” between the two exes, ended in passion and murder. Detectives Dan and Dave, along with the victim’s mother, discuss the details of the case and the devastating effects of domestic violence. Featuring actual audio of the interrogation room confession, as well as an exclusive interview with Sydney - the mother of the murder victim. Special Guests...


Small Town Dicks - Season 1 - Teaser
Dan and Dave are identical twins and Detectives in Small Town, USA. At the end of each week the two brothers wind down and discuss their cases, from murder to robbery to kidnapping and everything in-between. Names, locations, and certain details have been altered to protect the privacy of the victims and their families. Hosted by Yeardley Smith and Zibby Allen....