The Fall Line: a true-crime serial

The Fall Line: a true-crime serial

United States

The Fall Line Podcast is a true crime audio serial focusing on marginalized communities in Georgia. The first season investigates the March 18, 1990 disappearance of Augusta, GA twins Dannette and Jeannette Millbrook. The twins, who were fifteen at the time, were treated without cause as runaways and their case was closed less than a week after their seventeenth birthday. Their family worked tirelessly to get the case reopened, and finally managed to attract the notice of a newly elected sheriff in 2013. Now, the podcast works to amplify the voices of the twins' family and to uncover facts, explore and dispel rumors, and develop theories in their case. Listen as we work to find Dannette and Jeannette Millbrook. Season one of this audio-doc series doesn't "get straight to the point' because this is a story about what is missing, not what has been found. Season 1.5, out this fall, will cover the case of missing Brunswick, GA siblings Monica and Michael Bennett. Season 1 mastering and mixing by Tom Young of Funk Bungalow Season 1 episode theme music courtesy Valentin Sosnitskiy CC by 1.0 Stay tuned for for further developments by staying subscribed, following us on twitter @falllinepodcast, checking out the FB page, calling the voiceline at (404) 590-2975 or emailing us at falllinepodcast@gmail.com. Support the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/thefalllinepodcast Twins' reward fund: https://www.youcaring.com/dannetteandjeannettemillbrook-936822

Episodes

Announcement: Reward!  

We are thrilled to announce a crowdfunded, family/podcast sanctioned reward fund in the Millbrook case. You can donate here: Twins' reward fund: https://www.youcaring.com/dannetteandjeannettemillbrook-936822 Or search “You Caring” for either twin’s name. Stay tuned for for further developments by staying subscribed, following us on twitter @falllinepodcast, checking out the FB page, calling the voiceline at (404) 590-2975 or emailing us at falllinepodcast@gmail.com. Support the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/thefalllinepodcast

Special Episode: Hope  

In this special episode, Shanta discusses her long-awaited meeting with the sheriff, and we preview season 1.5, which covers the case of missing Brunswick, GA siblings Monica and Michael Bennett. Do you enjoy this show? If so, a 5-star review on iTunes would be incredibly helpful. Stay tuned for for further developments by staying subscribed, following us on twitter @falllinepodcast, checking out the FB page, calling the voiceline at (404) 590-2975 or emailing us at falllinepodcast@gmail.com. Support the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/thefalllinepodcast • Mixed and mastered by Tom Young. New theme music by RJR.

Minisode: Q&A 2  

Do you enjoy this show? If so, a 5-star review on iTunes would be incredibly helpful. This minisode, we answer frequent listener-submitted questions . Stay tuned for for further developments by staying subscribed, following us on twitter @falllinepodcast, checking out the FB page, calling the voiceline at (404) 590-2975 or emailing us at falllinepodcast@gmail.com. Support the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/thefalllinepodcast • Mixed and mastered by Tom Young.

Special: an interview with Shanta Sturgis  

This special episode includes brief updates on NCMEC’s commitment to raising awareness of Dannette and Jeannette, but is largely focused on presenting an in-depth interview with the twins’ sister, Shanta. She touches on topics familiar to most of our listeners, but with more detail and depth, and discusses the various branches of the investigation as we now see it: the Aiken Doe, her feelings on the meeting with the DA, her experience with NCMEC, and a few other items. We feature a promo from the wonderful Jillian of Court Junkie! As always, this episode was mixed and mastered by Tom Young of Funk Bungalow. Stay tuned for for further developments by staying subscribed, following us on twitter @falllinepodcast, checking out the FB page, calling the voiceline at (404) 590-2975 or emailing us at falllinepodcast@gmail.com. Support the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/thefalllinepodcast

Minisode: A Few Clicks  

Our response to a few issues raised in a July 31st Augusta Chronicle article and the functionality of 1990s databases.  Mixed and mastered by Tom Young of Funk Bungalow. Stay tuned for for further developments by staying subscribed, following us on twitter @falllinepodcast, checking out the FB page, calling the voiceline at (404) 590-2975 or emailing us at falllinepodcast@gmail.com. Support the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/thefalllinepodcast

Episode 7: Closure  

This is the last "regular" episode of the season, but not the last we'll be releasing on the Millbrook case. In the following weeks, several special episodes will be coming up, and we are in plans for a mini-season and second full-length season focused on other Georgia cases, so stay subscribed! In Episode 7: Closure, we catch you up on all of the various threads of action--our experience with NCMEC, with the Aiken Doe, with the leads we developed, and where we stand today. Next week, look out for a special longform interview with the twins' sister, Shanta Sturgis. We're currently collecting questions for a second QnA episode; those can be submitted on Facebook, via our gmail at falllinepodcast@gmail.com, or via our voicemail number, (404) 590-2975. Produced and mastered by Tom Young of Funk Bungalow.

Special: Introducing Best Case, Worst Case  

Please check out the short discussion we had with former federal prosecutor Francey Hakes, co-host of Best Case Worst Case with Jim Clemente, former FBI profiler and writer and producer for Criminal Minds. Francey and John’s new show gives us a fascinating perspective rarely explored in true-crime podcasts: interviews with law enforcement professionals and first responders who discuss their best and worst cases. Many of the cases discussed on the show are local to Georgia, and will be of special interest to Fall Line listeners. Tune in! Stay tuned for for further developments by staying subscribed, following us on twitter @falllinepodcast, checking out the FB page, calling the voiceline at (404) 590-2975 or emailing us at falllinepodcast@gmail.com. Support the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/thefalllinepodcast

Episode 6: Damages  

In Episode 6: Damages, we reflect on the different kinds of trauma caused the loss of a child—or in this case, children—especially when the family has no sense of closure. More details regarding the Aiken Doe are covered, as is one host’s meeting with Augusta DA Natalie Paine and the outcomes of that meeting. Mixed and mastered by Tom Young of Funk Bungalow. Stay tuned for for further developments by staying subscribed, following us on twitter @falllinepodcast, checking out the FB page, calling the voiceline at (404) 590-2975 or emailing us at falllinepodcast@gmail.com. Support the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/thefalllinepodcast

Episode 5: Q&A  

Episode 5: Q&A. There’s  an interview regarding researching case with Micheal Whelan of the Unresolved Podcast, a discussion regarding human trafficking with Alex Trouteaud, Director of Policy and Research for Demand Abolition, an interview with Winter Wheeler, civil attorney, who tackles legal questions,  answers from both hosts to viewer questions, including those about the Aiken Jane Doe, and further interview material from Shanta Sturgis, the twins’ sister. Mixed and mastered by Tom Young of Funk Bungalow.  Stay tuned for for further developments by staying subscribed, following us on twitter @falllinepodcast, checking out the FB page, calling the voiceline at (404) 590-2975 or emailing us at falllinepodcast@gmail.com. Support the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/thefalllinepodcast

Episode Four: Theories  

In Episode 4: Theories, we sort through the plausible and possible, examine possible involvement by local offenders like Joseph Patrick Washington, discuss sex trafficking, and look at some of the more popular internet discussions concerning the case. Episode 4: Theories was produced and mastered by Tom Young of Funk Bungalow. Stay tuned for for further developments by staying subscribed, following us on twitter @falllinepodcast, checking out the FB page, calling the voiceline at (404) 590-2975 or emailing us at falllinepodcast@gmail.com. Support the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/thefalllinepodcast

Episode 3: Hearsay  

In this episode, the concept of “hearsay”—and all of the rumors, gossip, and misinformation that have appeared in this case—are addressed. We go through the twins’ file, their removal from the NCMEC database, experiences at school, allegations of juvenile records and foster placement, and even current problems developing open lines of communication with law enforcement. Stay tuned for for further developments by staying subscribed, following us on twitter @falllinepodcast, checking out the FB page, calling the voiceline at (404) 590-2975 or emailing us at falllinepodcast@gmail.com. Support the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/thefalllinepodcast

Episode 2: March 18, 1990  

Episode 2: March 18, 1990 examines the events that occurred on the day of the disappearance of Augusta, GA twins Dannette and Jeannette Millbrook, and lays the groundwork for Episode 3; Hearsay. Thanks for your attention--please subscribe and share to spread the word about Jeannette and Dannette Millbrook: misnamed, misclassified, and missing for 27 years. Music by Valentin Sosnitskiy, CC by 3.0 Stay tuned for for further developments by staying subscribed, following us on twitter @falllinepodcast, checking out the FB page, calling the voiceline at (404) 590-2975 or emailing us at falllinepodcast@gmail.com. Support the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/thefalllinepodcast

Episode 1: Augusta Remastered  

“Episode 1: Augusta” introduces the city and some important aspects of the girls' case, as well as important issues that will be investigated as the podcast continues--namely, why their case was closed, the inaccuracies in the official record, and a possible perpetrator. This episode gives listeners a feel for Augusta, the neighborhood in which the girls disappeared, and the lack of support for the runaway theory. And yes, the audio gets better as we go! Thanks for your patience. The second episode will address the day of their disappearance and law enforcement's involvement--and the actions that led to the case being closed and the twins marked as "found."  Please subscribe and share to spread the word about Jeannette and Dannette Millbrook: misnamed, misclassified, and missing for 27 years. Mixed and mastered by Tom Young. Do you enjoy this show? If so, a 5-star review on iTunes would be incredibly helpful. Stay tuned for for further developments by staying subscribed, following us on twitter @falllinepodcast, checking out the FB page, calling the voiceline at (404) 590-2975 or emailing us at falllinepodcast@gmail.com. Support the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/thefalllinepodcast

The  Fall Line Podcast Coming Soon  

The Fall Line Podcast investigates the March 18, 1990 disappearance of Augusta, GA twins Dannette and Jeannette Millbrooks. The twins, who were fifteen at the time, were treated without cause as runaways and their case was closed less than week after their seventeenth birthday. Their family worked tirelessly to get the case reopened, and finally managed to attract the notice of a newly elected sheriff in 2013. Now, the podcast works to amplify the voices of the twins' family and to uncover facts, explore and dispell rumors, and develop theories in their case. Listen as we work to find Dannette and Jeannette Millbrook.

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