Up and Vanished Investigative, Tenderfoot, Unsolved

Hosted By: Payne Lindsey
Produced By: TenderfootTV

Up and Vanished is an investigative true crime podcast that takes a look into cold cases across the country. Payne Lindsey, along with a team of researchers, journalists, and experts, delves into each case, conducting interviews, gathering evidence, and presenting their findings to the audience.

Most known for Season 1, with coverage of the 11 year old unsolved disappearance Tara Grinstead, listeners are able to see how powerful it is to give unsolved cases the attention they deserve.

Up and Vanished Podcast Host:

Payne Lindsey is a filmmaker and documentarian known for his dedication to exploring cold cases. He gained widespread recognition with the podcast’s first season, which focused on the disappearance of Tara Grinstead, a high school teacher and beauty queen from Ocilla, Georgia, who went missing in 2005. Lindsey’s investigative efforts led to renewed interest in the case, eventually contributing to a break in the investigation.

Praise from Listeners*:

  • Storytelling and Narration: Payne Lindsey’s narration style is often praised for its ability to draw the audience into the cases and create a great listening experience.
  • Dedication to Seeking Justice: Lindsey and his team delve deep into each case, conducting interviews, examining evidence, and exploring different angles to uncover the truth. Listeners appreciate the podcast’s commitment to seeking justice for the victims and their families.
  • Empathy for the Victims: Payne Lindsey’s empathetic approach to storytelling resonates with the audience. The podcast humanizes the victims, sharing their stories and highlighting their lives before they disappeared. This emotional connection fosters a sense of empathy among listeners, making them deeply invested in the cases and the pursuit of justice.
  • Impact: The podcast’s investigations have had tangible results, with instances where new leads or evidence emerged as a direct result of Up and Vanished. Additionally, the podcast’s ability to generate public awareness has led to increased attention on certain cases, putting pressure on law enforcement agencies and potentially pushing the cases closer to resolution.

Criticisms from Listeners*:

  • Pacing and Structure of Episodes: Some listeners have expressed concerns about the length or repetitiveness of certain episodes. They feel that certain sections could be condensed or edited more effectively to maintain a tighter pacing and prevent episodes from feeling drawn out or redundant.
  • Ethical Concerns: There have been occasional criticisms regarding the podcast’s approach to ethics. Some listeners question whether the investigations conducted by Up and Vanished may invade the privacy of individuals or potentially cause harm to those involved in the cases, either directly or indirectly. These concerns revolve around the balance between seeking justice and respecting the boundaries and well-being of the parties involved.

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Review (1)

4.3 out of 5.0
Content 4.0
Audio 4.0
Host(s) 5.0
  • McKenna
    May 25, 2019 at 12:30 am

    Payne is an amazing investigative reporter. Season one was SO GOOD and justice was served. Season 2? Meh, good but I felt like there were a lot of filler episodes and discussion I could’ve done without. Nonetheless, Payne’s investigative skills keep me coming back 👌🏻

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