PODCAST EPISODE

S2E3 Nightmare on Top of a Nightmare

Cold

Apr 14 2021 • 1 hr 3 mins


Doug Lovell turns to some old friends in the hopes of silencing Joyce Yost before she can testify. Joyce takes the stand at a preliminary hearing and tells the story of her sexual assault. Through a series of missteps and miscommunications, Lovell repeatedly slips through the fingers of police as the case heads toward trial.

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.

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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 Cawley
  • Audio production: Nina Earnest
  • Audio mixing: Trent Sell
  • Cold main score composition: Michael Bahnmiller
  • Cold main score mixing: Dan Blanck
  • Additional songs by Outrageous used with permission
  • KSL executive producers: Sheryl Worsley, Keira Farrimond
  • Workhouse Media executive producers: Paul Anderson, Nick Panella, Andrew Greenwood
  • Amazon Music team: Morgan Jones, Eliza Mills, Vanessa Rebbert, Shea Simpson

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