Bear Brook Investigative

Hosted By: Jason Moon
Produced By: New Hampshire Public Radio

Bear Brook is an American true crime podcast covering crimes in New Hampshire. The podcast is hosted by Jason Moon and was released through New Hampshire Public Radio.

Season one focused on the Bear Brook murders. The second season covers the case of Jason Carroll.

Bear Brook Podcast Host:

Jason Moon is a senior reporter/producer on New Hampshire Public Radio’s Document team. He has created longform narrative podcast series on topics ranging from unsolved murders, to presidential elections, to secret lists of misbehaving police officers.

His work includes Bear Brook. The first season about a cold case that forever changed the way murders are solved has been downloaded more than 21 million times. It received acclaim from The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, Buzzfeed, The Verge, Vulture, MPR, and others.

Jason also composes original music for Bear Brook.

Praise from Listeners*:

  • In-Depth Research: Jason Moon’s dedication to thorough research is evident, providing listeners with a comprehensive understanding of the case and its surrounding circumstances.
  • Engaging Interviews: Interviews with key figures, including investigators, family members, and experts, bring a personal touch and offer unique insights into the case.
  • Forensic Exploration: The podcast delves into the world of forensic science, showcasing the importance of technological advancements and DNA analysis in cracking the case.
  • Community Impact: Bear Brook sheds light on the impact a crime of this nature has on a community, exploring how it affected individuals and the collective psyche of the region.

Criticisms from Listeners*:

  • Slow Pace: Some listeners have felt that the podcast progresses at a slower pace, particularly during certain episodes or segments.
  • Lack of Clarity: A few listeners have found certain aspects of the podcast’s storytelling and organization to be confusing or unclear, making it challenging to follow the intricacies of the case or the connections between different individuals involved.
  • Insufficient Diversity of Voices: While the podcast features interviews with key figures related to the case, a few listeners have expressed a desire for a more diverse range of perspectives to be included, particularly from individuals outside the immediate investigative sphere.
  • Overemphasis on Forensic Science: Some listeners feel that the podcast leans heavily on the technical aspects of forensic science, which can occasionally overshadow other aspects of the story, such as the human impact or the exploration of broader themes.

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