As you are sensibly social distancing and staying home, we are here to help. Over the coming days we will release curated links to both online and podcast episodes of Dateline. We hope it makes the time pass easier.
The best laid plans…
A Villainous Plan
About: A Connecticut bank executive is targeted by a crew of criminals who invade his home, take him and his mother hostage and order him to rob his own bank. If he doesn’t commit the crime, they threaten to blow him up with a bomb strapped to his waist. Investigators think it looks like an inside job but after a string of similar crimes in Tennessee, they learn the victims were picked based on social media posts. Dennis Murphy reports.
Listen to the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-villainous-plan/id1464919521?i=1000457155624
The Pink Skirt Plot
About: The murder of a young businessman in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico marks the start of a 15-year-long hunt to find the killer. As his devoted father’s quest for justice uncovers secrets and spans continents, the FBI begins an international game of cat and mouse to catch those responsible for his son’s murder. Natalie Morales reports.
Listen to the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-pink-skirt-plot/id1464919521?i=1000457155620
About: When a pizza delivery man, Brian Wells, robs a bank while claiming he has a bomb locked around his neck, it turns into one of the strangest cases the FBI has ever encountered. Dennis Murphy reports.
Listen to the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/death-trap/id1464919521?i=1000457155524
About: In this Dateline classic, when college student Mickey Shunick vanishes, her sister becomes the driving force in a multinational search effort. Josh Mankiewicz reports.
Listen to the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/missing-mickey/id1464919521?i=1000471539396
The Disappearance of Laci Peterson
About: In this Dateline classic, Keith Morrison reports on the 2004 murder of pregnant California woman Laci Peterson. The report includes a rarely seen interrogation of her husband, Scott, who was convicted of the crime.
About: In this Dateline classic, when Marie Singleton suddenly vanished, authorities wondered if she was a runaway, a victim of crime, or something else? Her secret job in the CIA would be revealed. Josh Mankiewicz reports.
Listen to the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/missing-marie/id1464919521?i=1000467425256
Down the Street
12 Minutes on Elm Street
About: In this Dateline classic, the families of Nicholas Brady and Haile Kifer start to fear the worst when the teenage cousins don’t show up for Thanksgiving dinner in their hometown of Little Falls, Minnesota. Kate Snow reports.
Listen to the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/12-minutes-on-elm-street/id1464919521?i=1000461109135
The Mansion on Ocean Boulevard
About: When two tragic deaths occur within one week in Coronado, California, families are left to wonder what happened inside a beachfront mansion. Even when law enforcement thinks they’ve solved the mystery, questions remain. Josh Mankiewicz reports.
Mystery on Lockhart Road
About: In this Dateline classic, former Indiana State Police trooper David Camm arrives home and finds his wife and children murdered in their garage. Dennis Murphy reports.
Listen to the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mystery-on-lockhart-road/id1464919521?i=1000463343241
With Friends Like These…
About: In this Dateline classic, a popular 16-year-old goes missing in the dead of night in rural West Virginia. Andrea Canning reports.
Listen to the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/something-wicked/id1464919521?i=1000457155621
Circle of Friends
About: A circle of friends from a Miami high school are about to embark on a new beginning at college. But one friend surprises them all. Dennis Murphy reports.
Listen to the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/circle-of-friends/id1464919521?i=1000457155607
Secrets on Hot Springs Drive
About: A woman is murdered in a Georgia home invasion. Then her friend and neighbor is shot the following night. Investigators unearth disturbing secrets that suggest the cases may not be a coincidence. Dennis Murphy reports.
Secrets of Lake Seminole
About: Authorities first believed Mike Williams drowned or was possibly eaten by alligators until his mother pressed law enforcement to reopen the case. Dennis Murphy reports.
Listen to the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/secrets-of-lake-seminole/id1464919521?i=1000457155614
Secrets in Silver Lakes
About: In this Dateline classic, when a young father is murdered at work, the investigation uncovers deep secrets about sex, friendship, religion and family. Josh Mankiewicz reports.
Listen to the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/secrets-in-silver-lakes/id1464919521?i=1000457155637
The House on the Lake
About: In this Dateline classic, Keith Morrison reports on one man's extraordinary journey through the courts in upstate New York and his children who stood by him to the end.
Listen to the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/ag/podcast/the-house-on-the-lake/id1464919521?i=1000457327054
Pick Your Poison
About: In this Dateline classic, newlyweds Paul and Linda Curry come down with a mysterious illness. Paul recovers but Linda is hospitalized and the strange symptoms won’t go away. Josh Mankiewicz reports.
Listen to the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/poison/id1464919521?i=1000464458111
About: In this Dateline classic, the unexplained death of a beloved chiropractor becomes a criminal investigation when authorities discover she’d been poisoned. Andrea Canning reports.
Listen to the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/poisoned/id1464919521?i=1000461451785
The Prussian Blue Mystery
About: When a San Diego woman arrives at an emergency room, she is near death. Her hair is falling out and her vital signs are fading, even though there are no signs of an infection or injury. Doctors, the FBI and local law enforcement are then called in to try to solve not only a medical mystery, but also a horrific crime. Natalie Morales reports.
Listen to the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prussian-blue-mystery/id1464919521?i=1000457155609
Secrets of the Desert
About: In this Dateline classic, the mystery surrounding the deaths of three women deep in the Sonoran desert takes 17 years to untangle, and is only solved when a fourth woman comes forward with the truth. Dennis Murphy reports.
Listen to the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/secrets-of-the-desert/id1464919521?i=1000457155558
Secrets in Pleasant Grove
About: In this Dateline classic, a former beauty queen turns 50 and decides to have plastic surgery. The decision changes everything in her picture perfect life. Keith Morrison reports.
Listen to the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/secrets-in-pleasant-grove/id1464919521?i=1000468303979
About: Before the Menendez brothers, the Bobbitts or even O.J., Pamela Smart was television's first true crime fascination after her husband was found murdered. When police began to investigate, they discovered that Smart was keeping a big secret. She speaks out to Andrea Canning about the case that made worldwide headlines and inspired a Hollywood movie.
Listen to the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/deadly-secret/id1464919521?i=1000457155554
The Dark Side of the Moon
The Night of the New Moon
About: In this Dateline Classic, a former marine, who once was the hero for a woman in an abusive marriage, is back on ‘Dateline.’ But this time, has his desire to help gone too far? Andrea Canning reports.
Listen to the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-night-of-the-new-moon/id1464919521?i=1000457155574
Under a Full Moon
About: In this Dateline classic, a Las Vegas cocktail waitress is found murdered in her home, leading authorities to wonder if there is a predator at large. Keith Morrison reports.
Listen to the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/under-a-full-moon/id1464919521?i=1000457155448
Under a Halloween Moon
About: In this Dateline classic, a couple in love and a party bus full of passengers clash during a pre-Halloween celebration. Josh Mankiewicz reports.
Listen to the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/under-a-halloween-moon/id1464919521?i=1000457155520
Into the Night
About: A successful business woman and mother of three is found shot in her office. She was the center of her kids' universe, dedicated to her financial planning firm and had recently gotten engaged. The investigation into her death leaves a family divided as they question if justice will be served. Keith Morrison reports.
Listen to the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/before-midnight/id1464919521?i=1000457155576
Noises in the Night
About: In this Dateline classic, a community in Knoxville, TN, is shaken when a popular high school student is found murdered in her bed. In an exclusive interview, two students who helped police solve the case speak to Andrea Canning.
Listen to the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noises-in-the-night/id1464919521?i=1000457155564
As Night Fell
About: In this Dateline classic, a young woman is shot in her home just outside Salt Lake City, Utah. Was it an accident? Or something far more sinister? Josh Mankiewicz reports.
Listen to the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/as-night-fell/id1464919521?i=1000461684287
Evil Among Us
The Face of Evil
About: In this Dateline classic, when a 21-year-old student is found murdered along a Texas road, detectives begin to hunt for her killer. Andrea Canning reports.
Listen to the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-face-of-evil/id1464919521?i=1000457155537
Good & Evil
About: In this Dateline classic, when a woman's body is discovered at an Anaheim trash facility, a dedicated detective makes a promise to her mother to get justice. She doesn't know that search will bring her face to face with a serial killer. Keith Morrison reports.
Full episode: https://www.nbc.com/dateline/video/good-and-evil/4077967
Listen to the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-evil/id1464919521?i=1000459291179
The Evil to Come
About: In this Dateline classic, successful businesswoman and caring mom Peggy Nadell is found murdered in her Rockland County home. Josh Mankiewicz reports.
Listen to the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-evil-to-come/id1464919521?i=1000465821803
The Devil’s Business
The Devil in Disguise
About: In this Dateline classic, an ex-Navy man marries the love of his life. Five months later, his new bride finds him dead on their bedroom floor leaving family and authorities puzzled. Who would want him dead? Josh Mankiewicz reports.
Listen to the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-devil-in-disguise/id1464919521?i=1000457155561
The Devil Was Watching
About: When Tina Sandoval disappears, her parents and loved ones spend years searching for any signs of her. Law enforcement is convinced she is the victim of foul play, but the prosecution has a problem. How can they convince a jury that she was murdered if there is no body, no crime scene and no physical evidence? Meanwhile, Tina was keeping a dark secret, one that might lead to clues about what happened to her. Dennis Murphy reports.
Listen to the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-devil-was-watching/id1464919521?i=1000459850126
About: Family members and the lead investigators who cracked the Kelsey Berreth case speak out for the first time and take Andrea Canning inside the murder investigation.
Listen to the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/devils-bargain/id1464919521?i=1000465261823
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The House on the Hill
About: Karl Karlsen’s wife dies in a house fire. Then his prized horses die in a fire. And his son dies in an apparent accident. How can one man can be so unlucky? Andrea Canning reports.
Listen to the podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-house-on-the-hill/id1464919521?i=1000467315108
The House on Badger Lane
About: A thump heard by the children in a Carlsbad, California, home one summer morning is the first clue in a shocking mystery involving family secrets. Keith Morrison reports.
Listen to the podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-house-on-badger-lane/id1464919521?i=1000457155530
The House on Sidney's Cove
About: In this Dateline classic, a wife and mother of three disappears without a trace. Could her home’s security cameras hold the key to solving the mystery? Dennis Murphy reports.
Listen to the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-house-on-sidneys-cove/id1464919521?i=1000457155452
The House in the Woods
About: In this Dateline classic, a former hockey player discovers his wife murdered in their own home. His young daughter says she saw a robber, but the killer's true identity turns out to be far more complicated. Andrea Canning reports.
Listen to the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-house-in-the-woods/id1464919521?i=1000458418043
The House on Pitch Pine Crescent
About: In this Dateline classic, a Toronto family lives in fear as one relative after another is found dead over the years in the same home. Andrea Canning reports.
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The Black Box
About: A coroner arrives at the scene of a car wreck to find a woman dead. He becomes suspicious when he notices unusual markings on her face. Was her death really an accident? Andrea Canning reports.
Full Episode: https://www.nbc.com/dateline/video/the-black-box/4130523
About: Years after a Montana man is found dead, his son dreads what he’ll find when he opens up the box of case files, giving him insight into what really happened. Keith Morrison reports on his journey and the murder investigation that unraveled a revenge plot.
Full Episode: https://www.nbc.com/dateline/video/the-box/4051031
Listen to the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-box/id1464919521?i=1000457155629
The Music Box
About: When Lisa Ziegert is abducted during her evening shift at a gift shop, local detectives, state police and the FBI work relentlessly to find her. Her family keeps the case in the public eye for decades, until the dogged investigators finally solve the mystery. Andrea Canning reports.
Full Episode: https://www.nbc.com/dateline/video/the-music-box/4094254
Listen to the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-music-box/id1464919521?i=1000462456633