Bear Brook

Bear Brook

By New Hampshire Public Radio

Two barrels, four bodies, and an enigmatic killer. The cold case that changed the way murders will be investigated forever.

Episodes

Introducing Supervision: A Privilege, Not A Right

When Emily Corwin was a reporter at NHPR covering jails and prisons, she wanted to tell a story about what happens next - a story about parole. Four and half million Americans are on parole right now - about twice the number of people in prisons and jails. Emily met a guy named Josh Lavenets just as he was entering parole - and she tagged along with her microphone as Josh tried to get back on his feet. Many months later, Emily published a story about Josh. It didn’t have a happy ending. But as it turns out, it also wasn’t complete. After we first released Supervision in 2019, Emily got a tip from someone who listened to the podcast. It was from someone who knew Josh, personally. What Emily learned from this person made her reevaluate - not just Josh, not just her reporting, but all the things we can miss when we try to report complicated, messy, human stories. Document: Supervision is what happens when you pull a story back open and fill in the cracks with further reporting and fuller context. If you want to hear the rest of Supervision, you can subscribe to Document or visit nhpr.org/document.
13/04/21·25m 24s

Introducing Document Season 1: The List

Bear Brook was a story about how amateur investigators and new forensic techniques are remaking the way we solve murders in America. Now, Jason Moon wants to tell you a different story about the criminal justice system. It starts with a murder, a dishonest cop, and a botched investigation, and leads to decades of secrecy around police misconduct. Introducing Document S1: The List. Subscribe now to binge all the episodes.  Learn more at nhpr.org/document.
26/10/20·10m 17s

INTRODUCING: Stranglehold

Bear Brook host Jason Moon and the NHPR newsroom have been working on a new podcast - and this time it's political. Introducing Stranglehold, an investigation into the power and people behind the New Hampshire Primary, and a political story unlike any you've heard before. Find out what happens when one small state gets its hands around our presidential elections and won't let go. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, and learn more about Stranglehold at https://www.strangleholdpodcast.com. Stranglehold is co-hosted by Lauren Chooljian and Jack Rodolico Original music by Jason Moon and Lucas Anderson Stranglehold reporting/production team: Lauren Chooljuan, Jack Rodolico, Jason Moon, Casey McDermott, Josh Rogers and the NHPR newsroom.
04/10/19·5m 16s

EP 8: The In-Between

A clue is found buried on an internet message board. DNA is wrestled from rootless hair. Two investigators work parallel leads, and authorities call a press conference. Want to make sure that NHPR continues creating projects like Bear Brook? Donate $20 today.Thanks for your support.  Click here to check out Supervision: Life on Parole, a new four-part podcast from New Hampshire Public Radio.
07/06/19·37m 53s

Update: Eric Rasmussen

A son remembers his father, and searches for clues in his military paperwork. A conversation with one of Terry Rasmussen's surviving children.
13/02/19·19m 44s

Update: Ripple Effects

This is the first in an unknown number of short updates to the story of the Bear Brook murders that we’ll be producing to let listeners know about any breaking news in the case.  This isn't the big news we're hoping to break - stay subscribed for another full episode of Bear Brook that we hope to bring you soon.
15/11/18·9m 48s

EP 7: Chameleon

The case that was solved in reverse leaves many questions unanswered. New methods of inquiry are used to crack other cold cases. Do groundbreaking techniques come at the cost of genetic privacy? Want to make sure that NHPR continues creating projects like Bear Brook? Click here to donate $20. Thanks for your support.  
07/11/18·1h

EP 6: Bloodline (PART 2)

This is part two of episode 5. A child is abandoned. Timelines come together. A family tree begins to take shape. A chameleon is revealed.  Want to make sure that NHPR continues creating projects like Bear Brook? Click here to donate $20. Thanks for your support.  
31/10/18·24m 16s

EP 5: Bloodline (PART 1)

A child is abandoned. Timelines come together. A family tree begins to take shape. A chameleon is revealed.  Want to make sure that NHPR continues creating projects like Bear Brook? Click here to donate $20. Thanks for your support. 
31/10/18·40m 5s

EP 4: Eunsoon Jun

An ominous New Year’s party introduction. An estranged cousin goes missing. Police question a man with multiple identities. A search leads authorities to his basement. Want to make sure that NHPR continues creating projects like Bear Brook? Click here to donate $20. Thanks for your support.  
24/10/18·44m 37s

EP 3: A Smaller Haystack

After 30 years of torpor, investigators finally inch the Bear Brook case forward. A geologist uncovers the history buried in human teeth and hair. The faces of the victims are reconstructed. Want to make sure that NHPR continues creating projects like Bear Brook? Click here to donate $20. Thanks for your support.  
17/10/18·25m 46s

EP 2: Known Only To God

The discovery of a second barrel raises questions. A stalled investigation churns back to life and then stalls again. An amateur sleuth takes Jason into the forest. Want to make sure that NHPR continues creating projects like Bear Brook? Click here to donate $20. Thanks for your support.  
10/10/18·41m 11s

EP 1: Hide and Seek

Three boys kick over a mysterious barrel in the woods. A small town cop fishes for answers. Evidence is buried, and the case goes cold. Click here to donate $20 and get ad-free episodes of Bear Brook a week early.
03/10/18·31m 20s

Bear Brook: The Trailer

Two barrels. Four bodies. And the decades-long mystery that led to a serial killer. Bear Brook: A podcast about a cold case that's changing how murders will be investigated forever. From New Hampshire Public Radio. Visit bearbrookpodcast.com Follow on Twitter: @bearbrookpod Do you have information about the Bear Brook murders? Email us.
07/08/18·1m 48s
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