COLD Investigative

Hosted By: Dave Cawley
Produced By: KSLNewsRadio

COLD explores the case of Susan Powell who vanished on Dec. 7, 2009, whose body has never been found. From the beginning, West Valley City, Utah police suspected Susan’s husband, Josh Powell, had murdered her. However, they never arrested him. COLD dives deep into the case files, uncovering never before heard details that will show you how the justice system failed Susan and her two boys.

COLD Podcast Host:

Dave Cawley is an investigative journalist, storyteller and news producer with more than 15 years experience. In November, 2018 he launched the podcast series Cold about the 2009 disappearance of Susan Powell.

Praise from Listeners*:

  • Compelling Interviews: Cawley’s skillful interviewing technique brings forth compelling insights from key individuals involved in the case, shedding light on their perspectives, motives, and emotions.
  • Attention to Detail: From the production quality to the meticulous attention to even the smallest details, Cold demonstrates a commitment to excellence, enhancing the listening experience and immersing the audience in the story.
  • Thought-Provoking Analysis: Cold goes beyond the surface-level facts to delve into the deeper questions about morality, accountability, and the long-lasting effects of unresolved crimes, prompting listeners to reflect on these broader societal issues.
  • Respectful Treatment of Victims: The podcast treats the victims and their families with the utmost respect and sensitivity, honoring their stories and providing a platform for their voices to be heard.

Criticisms from Listeners*:

  • Pacing and Length: Some listeners have found certain episodes or segments of the podcast to be slow-paced, with a few episodes being longer than expected.
  • Lack of Objectivity: A few critics argue that the host, Dave Cawley, displays a level of bias in his storytelling approach and investigative methods. They suggest that this bias may impact the podcast’s ability to present a fully objective account of the case.
  • Overemphasis on Personal Life: Some listeners have expressed that the podcast occasionally delves too deeply into the personal lives of the people involved, including the victims and their families. While this approach may contribute to a richer narrative, it has drawn criticism for potentially invading privacy or sensationalizing personal tragedies.
  • Incomplete Investigation: A small number of listeners have voiced concerns about certain aspects of the investigative process and believe that some leads or angles may not have been thoroughly explored.
  • Repetition and Filler Content: A few individuals have mentioned that certain episodes contain repetitive information or filler content, leading to a sense of redundancy.

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  • Chris
    January 9, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    This podcast is superbly put together, with great narration and atmospheric background music. Painstaking research went into the narrative and the interviews with detectives are especially well done.

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