The Coldest Case In Laramie

Serial Productions & The New York Times

Kim Barker, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times, revisits an unsolved murder that took place while she was in high school in Laramie, Wyoming, nearly 40 years ago. She confronts the conflicting stories people have told themselves about the crime because of an unexpected development: the arrest of a former Laramie police officer accused in the murder. read less

Our Editor's Take

The Coldest Case in Laramie is a good podcast for true crime fans. From the studio that brought listeners Serial, this podcast uncovers the murder of Shelli Wiley in small-town Wyoming. New York Times reporter Kim Barker narrates this fascinating story.

In 2016, a man named Fred Lamb was arrested for the murder of a young woman named Shelli Wiley. Then, without warning, law enforcement dropped the charges. The Coldest Case in Laramie explains why. Listeners should expect shocks. This true crime podcast invites them into a frightening cold case. Kim grew up in the same small town and attended the same high school as Shelli. Her rich perspective on the town adds a personal element to this podcast. Throughout the series, Kim travels to Laramie to revisit the scene of the crime. Once there, she speaks with various people who knew Shelli, including her old roommate.

Fans may love the expert production and sound quality of The Coldest Case in Laramie. Reviewers rave about Kim's stellar storytelling skills. For new listeners, this podcast has all the makings of a great story. It may indeed entrance and surprise. What sounds like a straightforward story ends up being a true murder mystery. It turns out that in Laramie, nothing is as it seems.

This multi-vocal podcast brings small-town politics to life. In interviews, Kim explores how fickle memory is. It's even more suspicious when people's stories seem to change over time. Will they bring Kim to the truth? Listeners will meet the police officers involved in the investigation and even Fred Lamb's wife. Did he do it? Why were charges dropped? There's only one way to find out. The Coldest Case in Laramie podcast has eight episodes.

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