Episodes

  • Content warning: We will be talking about sexual assault and rape in this episode. But we really feel there aren't enough conversations about these issues. Hosts Amy Donaldson and Sheryl Worsley speak with Sonya Martinez-Ortiz, Executive Director of the Rape Recovery Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Talking Cold is honest and frank conversations about the issues brought forward in the latest episode of the Cold podcast. We begin with Cold season 2: Justice for Joyce. Three ladies, Amy Donaldson, Ann Dent and Sheryl Worsley will talk about weighty issues like sexual assault, the death penalty and failures of the criminal justice system. The goal is more conversation and more understanding.

    Spoiler alert! You will want to listen to the main story on Amazon Music before listening to our conversation because we will talk about what happens on the show. 

    Share your perspective. #JusticeForJoyceYost #TalkingCold Twitter Instagram Facebook

     If you or someone close to you has experienced rape or any other form of sexual abuse, you can go to RAINN.org to connect with free resources anywhere in the United States. 

     Episode credits: 

    Hosts: Amy Donaldson, Sheryl WorsleyAudio production: Nina EarnestAudio mixing: Trent SellKSL executive producer: Sheryl WorsleyWorkhouse Media executive producers: Paul Anderson, Nick Panella, Andrew GreenwoodAmazon Music team: Morgan Jones, Eliza Mills, Vanessa Rebbert, Shea Simpson
  • If you're listening to Cold on Apple, Spotify or another service you'll likely notice most of the series has disappeared. Cold is now an Amazon Music exclusive, which means the bulk of season 1 and new episodes from season 2 are only available through the free Amazon Music app or at www.amazon.com/coldpodcast. You can also listen by asking Alexa to play the Cold podcast.

    Episodes of our new companion podcast Talking Cold will continue to appear wherever you get your podcasts. Join in the conversation by sharing your thoughts on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using @thecoldpodcast. Or join us on Reddit at r/thecoldpodcast. #coldpodcast #findsusan #justiceforjoyceyost

  • Content advisory: This episode includes discussion of rape and sexual assault.

    A confrontation in the carport followed by an assault from a stranger. Joyce Yost survives a terrifying attack. Then, with some reluctance, she reports what had happened to the police. Detective Bill Holthaus interviews Joyce before heading out to find the man who'd assaulted her: Douglas Lovell.

    Joyce Yost had never met the man who followed her home on an April night in 1985, who kidnapped and raped her. He threatened to kill her, but she went to police anyway. Then, she vanished. Joyce has never been found. Now, investigative journalist Dave Cawley delves into the decades-old case to uncover the details of a murder-for-hire plot to silence Joyce. Cold reveals flaws in the system that left Joyce unprotected, examines pitfalls of the death penalty and asks if there’s such a thing as justice for Joyce Yost.

    Cold season 2 will be exclusive to Amazon Music, so prepare by downloading the free Amazon Music app and following Cold there. You can also ask Alexa to play the Cold podcast on your Echo device.

    Share your thoughts: #JusticeForJoyceYost #ColdPodcast Twitter Instagram Facebook

    Survivors of rape, sexual abuse and sexual assault and their allies in the United States can connect with free resources at https://www.rainn.org/.

    Additional case materials including photos, videos and a who's who list at https://thecoldpodcast.com/season-2/.

    Episode credits:

    Research, writing and hosting: Dave CawleyAudio production: Dave CawleyAudio mixing: Dave CawleyCold main score composition: Michael BahnmillerCold main score mixing: Dan BlanckKSL executive producers: Sheryl Worsley, Keira FarrimondWorkhouse Media executive producers: Paul Anderson, Nick Panella, Andrew GreenwoodAmazon Music team: Morgan Jones, Eliza Mills, Vanessa Rebbert, Shea Simpson
  • Talking Cold is honest and frank conversations about the issues brought forward in the latest episode of the Cold podcast. We begin with Cold season 2: Justice for Joyce. Join hosts Amy Donaldson, Ann Dent and Sheryl Worsley as they talk about weighty issues like sexual assault, the death penalty and failures of the criminal justice system. The goal is more conversation and more understanding. This week’s guest is Cold podcast host/researcher/creator Dave Cawley.

    Spoiler alert! You will want to listen to the main story on Amazon Music before listening to our conversation because we will talk about what happens on the show. 

    Share your perspective. #JusticeForJoyceYost #TalkingCold Twitter Instagram Facebook

     If you or someone close to you has experienced rape or any other form of sexual abuse, you can go to RAINN.org to connect with free resources anywhere in the United States. 

     Episode credits: 

    Hosts: Amy Donaldson, Ann Dent, Sheryl WorsleyAudio production: Nina EarnestAudio mixing: Trent SellKSL executive producer: Sheryl WorsleyWorkhouse Media executive producers: Paul Anderson, Nick Panella, Andrew GreenwoodAmazon Music team: Morgan Jones, Eliza Mills, Vanessa Rebbert, Shea Simpson

     

  • Our story begins with a barrage of bouquets, dozens of unsolicited yellow roses sent by a mysterious male admirer. We then meet a young Joyce Yost in Minnesota and follow her path to Utah. At the same time, a young man named Douglas Lovell finds himself on the wrong side of the law, landing in prison for armed robbery.

    Joyce Yost had never met the man who followed her home on an April night in 1985, who kidnapped and raped her. He threatened to kill her, but she went to police anyway. Then, she vanished. Joyce has never been found. Now, investigative journalist Dave Cawley delves into the decades-old case to uncover the details of a murder-for-hire plot to silence Joyce. Cold reveals flaws in the system that left Joyce unprotected, examines pitfalls of the death penalty and asks if there’s such a thing as justice for Joyce Yost.

    Cold season 2 will be exclusive to Amazon Music, so prepare by downloading the free Amazon Music app and following Cold there. You can also ask Alexa to play the Cold podcast on your Echo device.

    Share your thoughts: #JusticeForJoyceYost #ColdPodcast Twitter Instagram Facebook

    Survivors of rape, sexual abuse and sexual assault and their allies in the United States can connect with free resources at https://www.rainn.org/.

    Additional case materials including photos, videos and a who's who list at https://thecoldpodcast.com/season-2/.

    Episode credits:

    Research, writing and hosting: Dave CawleyAudio production: Nina EarnestAudio mixing: Trent SellAdditional voices: Richie Steadman (as Douglas Lovell)Cold main score composition: Michael BahnmillerCold main score mixing: Dan BlanckKSL executive producers: Sheryl Worsley, Keira FarrimondWorkhouse Media executive producers: Paul Anderson, Nick Panella, Andrew GreenwoodAmazon Music team: Morgan Jones, Eliza Mills, Vanessa Rebbert, Shea Simpson
  • Josh Powell became a murder suspect when his wife Susan Powell disappeared from their home in West Valley City, Utah on December 7, 2009. Police have never located Susan's body. Prosecutors never charged Josh with a crime, in spite of a large body of circumstantial evidence. Many Cold season 1 listeners have asked "why not?" Isn't it possible to win a murder case without a body? Part of the answer might rest with the case of Joyce Yost, another Utah woman who'd disappeared nearly a quarter of a century earlier.

    Joyce Yost had never met the man who followed her home on an April night in 1985, who kidnapped and raped her. He threatened to kill her, but she went to police anyway. Then, she vanished. Joyce has never been found. Now, investigative journalist Dave Cawley delves into the decades-old case to uncover the details of a murder-for-hire plot to silence Joyce. Cold reveals flaws in the system that left Joyce unprotected, examines pitfalls of the death penalty and asks if there’s such a thing as justice for Joyce Yost.

    Cold season 2 will be exclusive to Amazon Music, so prepare by downloading the free Amazon Music app and following Cold there. You can also ask Alexa to play the Cold podcast on your Echo device.

    Share your thoughts: #JusticeForJoyceYost #ColdPodcast Twitter Instagram Facebook

    Survivors of rape, sexual abuse and sexual assault and their allies in the United States can connect with free resources at https://www.rainn.org/.

    Additional case materials including photos, videos and a who's who list at https://thecoldpodcast.com/season-2/.

    Episode credits:

    Research, writing and hosting: Dave CawleyAudio production: Dave CawleyAudio mixing: Dave CawleyCold main score composition: Michael BahnmillerCold main score mixing: Dan BlanckKSL executive producers: Sheryl Worsley, Keira FarrimondWorkhouse Media executive producers: Paul Anderson, Nick Panella, Andrew GreenwoodAmazon Music team: Morgan Jones, Eliza Mills, Vanessa Rebbert, Shea Simpson
  • Introducing Cold season 2: Justice for Joyce Yost.

    Joyce Yost had never met the man who followed her home on an April night in 1985, who kidnapped and raped her. He threatened to kill her, but she went to police anyway. Then, she vanished. Joyce has never been found. Now, investigative journalist Dave Cawley delves into the decades-old case to uncover the details of a murder-for-hire plot to silence Joyce. Cold reveals flaws in the system that left Joyce unprotected, examines pitfalls of the death penalty and asks if there’s such a thing as justice for Joyce Yost.

    Cold season 2 will be exclusive to Amazon Music, so prepare by downloading the free Amazon Music app and following Cold there. You can also ask Alexa to play the Cold podcast on your Echo device.

    Share your thoughts: #JusticeForJoyceYost #ColdPodcast Twitter Instagram Facebook

    Survivors of rape, sexual abuse and sexual assault and their allies in the United States can connect with free resources at https://www.rainn.org/.

    Additional case materials including photos, videos and a who's who list at https://thecoldpodcast.com/season-2/.

    Episode credits:

    Research, writing and hosting: Dave CawleyAudio production: Dave CawleyAudio mixing: Dave CawleyCold main score composition: Michael BahnmillerCold main score mixing: Dan BlanckKSL executive producers: Sheryl Worsley, Keira FarrimondWorkhouse Media executive producers: Paul Anderson, Nick Panella, Andrew GreenwoodAmazon Music team: Morgan Jones, Eliza Mills, Vanessa Rebbert, Shea Simpson
  • Josh and Susan Powell's daycare provider, Debbie Caldwell, sounded an alarm when the couple's boys, Charlie and Braden Powell, failed to arrive at her home on the morning of Monday, Dec. 7, 2009. West Valley City police detective Ellis Maxwell drew the assignment of locating the missing family that day and discovered two box fans in the missing family's home, pointed at the couch. When Josh Powell returned to Sarah Circle with the boys that afternoon, Maxwell was waiting with a long list of questions.

    For the past three years, investigative reporter Dave Cawley has been studying thousands of police documents, journals, videos and diary entries. He has tracked down new sources, followed new leads and traced Josh Powell's trail from West Valley City, Utah, through Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and on to Washington State, where Powell killed himself and his two sons. Cold is the most complete retelling of the Susan Powell story ever. Join Dave Cawley in his search for truth. Share your thoughts: #ColdPodcast #FindSusan Twitter Instagram Facebook

    Cold season 2 will be exclusive to Amazon Music, so prepare by downloading the free Amazon Music app and following Cold there. You can also ask Alexa to play the Cold podcast on your Echo device.

  • Susan Powell feared for her life. She braced for divorce as her marriage to Josh Powell reached its lowest point in 2008, but worried how he would react. She even wrote a secret last will and testament that said, "If I die, it may not be an accident, even if it looks like one." Josh had learned from his dad Steve Powell's divorce and made preparations of his own. He set up a trust that would give him control of Susan's $1,000,000 life insurance policy in the case of her untimely death.

    For the past three years, investigative reporter Dave Cawley has been studying thousands of police documents, journals, videos and diary entries. He has tracked down new sources, followed new leads and traced Josh Powell's trail from West Valley City, Utah, through Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and on to Washington State, where he killed himself and his two sons. Cold is the most complete retelling of the Susan Powell story ever. Join Dave Cawley in his search for truth. Share your thoughts: #ColdPodcast #FindSusan Twitter Instagram Facebook

    Cold season 2 will be exclusive to Amazon Music, so prepare by downloading the free Amazon Music app and following Cold there. You can also ask Alexa to play the Cold podcast on your Echo device.

  • Susan Cox married Josh Powell after only 6 months of courtship. She immediately found herself under the lens of her father-in-law Steven Powell's video camera. The camcorder even captured Steve's confession of love for his daughter-in-law Susan Powell in July of 2013. She rejected him, not realizing he had stalked her and stolen her journals, underwear and hygiene products.

    For the past three years, investigative reporter Dave Cawley has been studying thousands of police documents, journals, videos, and diary entries. He has tracked down new sources, followed new leads, and traced Josh Powell's trail from West Valley City, Utah, through Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, and on to Washington State, where he killed himself and his two sons. Cold is the most complete retelling of the Susan Powell story ever. Join Dave Cawley in his search for truth. Share your thoughts: #ColdPodcast #FindSusan Twitter Instagram Facebook

    Cold season 2 will be exclusive to Amazon Music, so prepare by downloading the free Amazon Music app and following Cold there. You can also ask Alexa to play the Cold podcast on your Echo device.

  • Josh Powell believed in his own greatness from at least age 5. So why wouldn't any girls date him? Why did his only other serious girlfriend before Susan Cox run away in fear? Perhaps because he inherited some of his father Steven Powell's bizarre beliefs about relationships and marriage. This episode tells the story of the one who got away from Josh Powell, a full decade before the disappearance of Susan Powell made him the focus of a multi-state murder investigation.

    For the past three years, investigative reporter Dave Cawley has been studying thousands of police documents, journals, videos, and diary entries. He has tracked down new sources, followed new leads, and traced Josh Powell's trail from West Valley City, Utah, through Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, and on to Washington State, where he killed himself and his two sons. Cold is the most complete retelling of the Susan Powell story ever. Join Dave Cawley in his search for truth. Share your thoughts: #ColdPodcast #FindSusan Twitter Instagram Facebook

    Cold season 2 will be exclusive to Amazon Music, so prepare by downloading the free Amazon Music app and following Cold there. You can also ask Alexa to play the Cold podcast on your Echo device.

  • Susan Powell vanished from her home in West Valley City, Utah on a cold December day in 2009. Her husband, Josh Powell had taken the couple's two sons out camping in a blizzard. He claimed to have no idea where his wife had gone. Susan has never been found. Josh was never arrested or charged with a crime, though police suspected he murdered Susan in cold blood. Reporter Dave Cawley has spent years pouring over this cold case mystery. In Prelude, he sets the stage for an unbelievable true story.

    Share your thoughts: #ColdPodcast #FindSusan Twitter Instagram Facebook

    Cold season 2 will be exclusive to Amazon Music, so prepare by downloading the free Amazon Music app and following Cold there. You can also ask Alexa to play the Cold podcast on your Echo device.