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February 17, 2020
This week's Winter Distraction features one of the original true crime podcasters, Phoebe Judge from the Criminal podcast. Paul, Billy and Phoebe discuss some of Criminal's most popular episodes--including one with links to the world of Harry Potter. And Phoebe talks about how the true crime podcast landscape has changed and what it takes to make a great episode.
February 10, 2020
On this week's Winter Distraction, Billy and Paul look into another case they are often asked about-the murder of JonBenet Ramsey. The six-year-old beauty pageant queen was found murdered inside the family home in December of 1996. The case remains unsolved. Billy and Paul weigh in on the evidence at the scene and give their impressions of the case.
February 3, 2020
On this week's Winter Distraction, Billy and Paul welcome Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark from My Favorite Murder. Billy, Paul, Karen and Georgia discuss the case that the guys get asked the most about--the death of Kathleen Peterson covered in depth on the Netflix series The Staircase. They discuss the case and specifically the "owl theory."
January 27, 2020
On this week's Jensen and Holes: Winter Distraction, Billy and Paul welcome the funny and talented film and television actress Lauren Lapkus. They discuss her fictional crime role in Orange is the New Black--including which real life criminal she would want to guard.
January 20, 2020
On this week's Winter Distraction, Billy and Paul welcome the crew from the podcast Small Town Dicks. Billy, Paul, Yeardley Smith (Lisa Simpsons from The Simpsons) and Detectives Dan and Dave will discuss one of the biggest pop culture crime cases in the past year—the Jeffrey Epstein’s “suicide.” We delve into the background that first brought Epstein to the attention of law enforcement, the gross mishandling of his first criminal cases, those he was close to, his final days and the autopsy report.
January 13, 2020
Jessi has been listening to The Murder Squad since episode 1, and followed Paul and Billy's instructions and submitted her DNA to GEDMatch after using an ancestry site. In June, detectives in Colorado contacted her, asking her to help put together a family tree. And last month, an arrest was made in an almost 40-year-old unsolved murder. In this week's Winter Distraction, Billy and Paul talk to the Squaderino who was instrumental in solving the first cold case by the Murder Squad community.
January 6, 2020
While Billy and Paul are working diligently on season two of Jensen and Holes: The Murder Squad, they're using their downtime to watch movies and TV shows about...crime. Some true crime, some fiction. In these mini-episodes, the guys give their thoughts on the crime shows and movies you love--and debate what they would've done differently if they were in the detectives shoes. Special guests from the podcast and entertainment world will drop in to share a drink and talk some crime. For our first Winter Distraction, Billy and Paul welcome investigative comedian Adam Conover from Adam Ruins Everything and the podcast Factually. Billy and Paul asks Adam to ruin true crime from fingerprints to DNA.
December 30, 2019
In part two of the season one finale, Billy and Paul delve into the tips the Murder Squad has received this year. They interview Charles Manson’s acid dealer, who has never spoken to the police. But he came forward to the Squad with new information about the potential other murders The Manson Family could be responsible for in late 1960s Los Angeles. Also updates on our fugitive cases, the Olivia Lone Bear case, as well as convicted killer Jeffrey Willis.  Plus someone close to serial killer Jesse Matthew provides a detailed timeline of his whereabouts.  Stay tuned all winter for Murder Squad: Winter Distraction every Monday, where Billy and Paul will have very special guests to talk true crime cases and investigations.
December 23, 2019
In the first part of the season finale, Billy and Paul talk to a woman who was friends with Yvonne Weber and Maureen Sterling--victims from the Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murders. She was offered by them to smoke pot with a mystery man. She saw the man. Was never questioned by police and never told her story—-until now.  Also there will be updates on Alissa Turney's case, the I-5 Strangler, and theories on the unsolved murders of Abby and Libby from Delphi, Indiana.
December 18, 2019
Every Wednesday, Parcast's Famous Fates releases 5 binge-worthy episodes only on Spotify. Each week centers around a common theme, such as Hollywood Icons, Mysterious Deaths, or Notorious Names. These incredible stories are all brought to life by an ensemble cast of talented voice actors. This sneak peak is a clip of the Famous Fates episode on James Dean. To hear the full episode and others like it, search Famous Fates and listen free, only on Spotify.
December 16, 2019
Billy Jensen and Paul Holes look into the unsolved murder of Brittany Phillips. 18-year-old Brittany Phillips had just moved back to the Tulsa area a few months before she was killed in her apartment in September of 2004. Law enforcement have over 70 swabs of DNA-one with a match-but Brittany's killer still remains unknown. With the help of Brittany's mom Dr. Maggie Zingman, Billy and Paul take a closer look into the investigation.
December 9, 2019
Billy Jensen and Paul Holes look into the murder of 18-year-old Anita Knutson out of Minot, North Dakota. Anita was a friend to everyone, appearing to have no enemies, when she was discovered murdered in her apartment on June 4, 2007.
December 2, 2019
Billy and Paul dive into the unsolved cases of the Freeway Phantom. In front of a live studio audience they discuss the details of six unsolved homicides from the Washington, D.C. area in 1971 and 1972. The cases are thought to have been committed by the same person dubbed the Freeway Phantom by the media.
November 25, 2019
Billy Jensen and Paul Holes look into the fugitive case of John Blauvelt out of South Carolina. Blauvelt is wanted for the murder of his wife Cati in October of 2016. Shortly after the murder he went on the run with a teenager who was recovered in Oregon--the last confirmed sighting of Blauvelt. Billy and Paul talk with US Marshal Will Cook in the search for John Blauvelt.
November 18, 2019
In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, this city of London, Ontario, had multiple serial killers in their midst. Three have been identified but most likely there was at least one more. Billy Jensen and Paul Holes look into the murders most likely committed by this unknown killer with the help of author Vanessa Brown. More information on Vanessa Brown's book can be found here: https://brownanddickson.com/pages/the-forest-city-killer
November 11, 2019
Billy Jensen and Paul Holes delve into the unsolved murder of Eva Taylor in front of a live audience at My Favorite Weekend in Santa Barbara. Taylor's case has similarities to the Golden State Killer cases, but still remains unsolved.
November 4, 2019
This week Billy Jensen and Paul Holes look into two unsolved murders in Texas. Both cases captured the killers on video, both have DNA, but neither has been solved. Paul and Billy delve into the details of the murders of Shelbey Thornburgh and Missy Bevers.
October 28, 2019
Billy Jensen and Paul Holes look into the unsolved murder Yale Gracey, one of the great minds behind the illusions featured in Disney's Haunted Mansion ride. They also discuss other unsolved Halloween cases through the years.
October 21, 2019
Billy and Paul continue their look into the cases of Jesse Matthew. They take a close look into unsolved missing and murdered women from areas that we know Matthew was in. They continue their conversation with Morgan Harrington's mom about the case and the potential of other victims.
October 14, 2019
Billy Jensen and Paul Holes look into the murders of Morgan Harrington and Hannah Graham in Charlottesville, Virginia. While talking to Morgan's mother Gil Harrington, they learn new details and hear a mother's journey in learning her daughter was killed by the serial killer Jesse Matthew. Billy and Paul bring into focus whether the man Gil calls the "back to school killer" could be guilty of other crimes.
October 10, 2019
It’s 1946. A young singer/waitress had just arrived in a small Michigan town, and caused a sensation among the rough crowd at the tavern where she was singing. Then one night she went missing. Three men were interested in her. All three are suspects. In this bonus episode, Billy and Paul will tell the tale, and then release a different clue every day via the Barnes and Noble instagram page. Then on Thursday night, October 17, listeners can go to their local Barnes and Noble store for a get together to discuss the case and their theories, play games and of course…learn the solution.
October 7, 2019
Billy Jensen and Paul Holes look into the missing persons case of Molly Miller and Colt Haynes out of Love County, Oklahoma. The two went missing after a high speed police chase in July of 2013. Billy and Paul talk to Molly's cousin Paula about the ins and outs of the case.
September 30, 2019
Billy Jensen and Paul Holes look into the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women in North America. With the help of scholar and Yakama tribal member Emily Washines, they dive into specific cases and shine light on the nearly 6,000 cases of missing Indigenous women in the United States. For more information, please visit TheMurderSquad.com or UIHI. "Relaxing Piano Music" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
September 23, 2019
Billy Jensen and Paul Holes look into the unsolved homicides of 21 year old Sydney Land and 20 year old Neo Kauffman. The two were killed in their Las Vegas apartment in October of 2016. Billy and Paul speak directly to Sydney's mom about the events leading up to that night and the ongoing investigation.
September 16, 2019
Billy Jensen and Paul Holes look into a killer that Paul has been investigating since his time on the job. William "Wild Bill" Huff is in prison for two murders, but law enforcement believes he could be guilty of many more. Billy and Paul welcome Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorney Colleen Gleason to discuss the details of the case.
September 9, 2019
Billy Jensen and Paul Holes dive into the cases of four women out of Las Vegas, Nevada. Each case raises questions about a man-Neal Falls-who was killed in Charleston, West Virginia. Paul and Billy talk with Heather Saul who defended herself and most likely saved other women from becoming victims of Neal Falls.
September 2, 2019
Billy Jensen and Paul Holes look into perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history--Samuel Little. They discuss details of the over 90 confessions Little has made--those confirmed and not confirmed. We need the Murder Squad's help in identifying the still unknown victims. For more information, please go to TheMurderSquad.com
August 26, 2019
Billy Jensen and Paul Holes with the help of clinical and forensic psychologist and co-host of the daytime talk show The Doctors Dr. Judy Ho look into their first female serial killer. They delve into the case of confessed serial killer nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer from Woodstock, Ontario, Canada.
August 19, 2019
Billy Jensen and Paul Holes look into two unsolved murders. The cases are states apart but Billy has made it his mission to solve them and wants the Murder Squad's help.
August 15, 2019
In this special live episode from a packed Skylight Books in Los Angeles, Karen Kilgariff interviews Billy on the night of the release of his book "Chase Darkness with Me: How One True Crime Writer Started Solving Murders." They talk about Billy's first ever murder case, his first solve, their mutual friend Michelle McNamara, and the Golden State Killer--with the help of surprise guest Paul (who Polly was hiding at the bar until the right moment).
August 12, 2019
Billy Jensen and Paul Holes dive into the missing person case of Morgan Bauer. Bauer went missing from the Atlanta area three and half years ago. Billy and Paul talk to Morgan's mother Sherri about the investigation and her continued search.
August 5, 2019
Billy Jensen and Paul Holes look into the active fugitive case of Raymond "RJ" McLeod. McLeod is wanted for the murder of Krystal Mitchell. Billy and Paul talk with Josephine Wentzel, Krystal's mother, about her own investigation and where McLeod could currently be.
July 29, 2019
This week Billy Jensen and Paul Holes discuss serial killer Charles Jackson and the case that brought him to Paul's attention. The guys welcome the original prosecutor Rockne Harmon to give details on how they were able to link more cases to Jackson.
July 22, 2019
Billy Jensen and Paul Holes interview retired detective Cliff Shepard about an unsolved murder that has been possibly linked to the Manson Family. They dive into the history of the Manson family murders as well as possible other victims.
July 15, 2019
Billy Jensen and Paul Holes welcome The Fall Line's Laurah Norton. The three look into the unsolved case of Jenkins County Jane Doe, an unidentified woman who was found inside a duffel bag in a dumpster on Valentine's Day 1988.
July 8, 2019
A search for a missing couple leads to a gruesome discovery and details of an unsolved quadruple murder. Paul Holes and Billy Jensen look into the case of convicted serial killer Todd Kohlhepp. Billy and Paul talk to Melissa Ponder, the widow of Scott Ponder--one of Kohlhepp's victims.
July 1, 2019
Listen to Billy Jensen and Paul Holes dive into to the investigation of the murder of Faith Hedgepeth. While talking with true crime television producer Kelly McLear, Billy and Paul and the Murder Squad learn new details in the case.
June 24, 2019
Billy Jensen and Paul Holes look into the disappearance of 17-year-old Alissa Turney from Phoenix, Arizona. Alissa's sister Sarah joins Billy and Paul to give details into the case and where it stands now.
June 17, 2019
Paul Holes and Billy Jensen investigate the unsolved deaths of eight women now known as the Jeff Davis 8. In this special episode--the first ever live Murder Squad recording-they also reveal the identity of three of the Allenstown 4 and updates about other potential victims of Terry Rasmussen.
June 10, 2019
Billy Jensen and Paul Holes take a close look into the case of Israel Keyes. Keyes was a serial killer who actively travelled to commit murder. Based on statements made by Keyes, he has several more victims, which is where the Murder Squad comes in.
June 3, 2019
Billy Jensen and Paul Holes discuss the case of serial killer Joseph Naso. Naso used the ruse of photography to lure victims, and for the first time Paul discusses the photos still waiting to be identified.
May 27, 2019
Billy Jensen and Paul Holes discuss the possibility of serial killer(s) in Chicago. Together with the founder of the Murder Accountability Project Thomas Hargrove, Billy and Paul dive into the details of over 50 cases that have remained unsolved beginning nearly two decades ago in Chicago, Illinois.
May 20, 2019
Billy Jensen and Paul Holes jump into the investigation of the I-5 Strangler-Roger Kibbe. Jensen and Holes go over the details of the case with retired investigator Vito Bertocchini, who is continuing his search for other victims of Kibbe.
May 13, 2019
Billy Jensen and Paul Holes welcome special guest Ashley Flowers from Crime Junkie Podcast to discuss the murders of Abby Williams and Liberty German in Delphi, Indiana. They also discuss the unsolved murders of Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook out of Evansdale, Iowa.
May 6, 2019
Billy Jensen and Paul Holes discuss the unsolved murders of women and girls in the Santa Rosa, California area from the 1970's that have been possibly linked to serial killer Ted Bundy. "Relaxing Piano Music" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
April 29, 2019
Billy Jensen and Paul Holes cover two unsolved murders in Southern Ohio and discuss why it's an ideal hunting ground for serial killers.
April 22, 2019
Billy Jensen and Paul Holes discuss the case that brought them together--the Golden State Killer. After diving into the investigation, they ask you to help bring possible other cases into the light.
April 15, 2019
Billy Jensen and Paul Holes explore the case of killer Jeffrey Willis and ask the Murder Squad to help find possible other victims.
April 8, 2019
Billy and Paul with special guest Karen Kilgariff take you on an investigation that spans from coast to coast. They know the killer but need your help in identifying his victims.
April 1, 2019
Billy Jensen and Paul Holes with special guest Georgia Hardstark look into the case of killer William Bradford. They want your help to identify his other victims.
March 8, 2019
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