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Small Town Dicks

255 episodes - English - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 6.5K ratings

Small Town Dicks is a podcast about the big-time crime that’s happening in Small Town, USA. Each episode features the detectives who broke the case in their small town, and includes assets like jailhouse phone calls, suspect interviews, and 9-1-1 calls. The show is anchored by veteran, identical-twin detectives Dan and Dave, and hosted by actress, Yeardley Smith.

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Episodes

Yeardley’s True Crime Thanksgiving Sides

November 25, 2021 13:00 - 2 hours - 304 MB

We are coming to you a day early because of the Thanksgiving Day holiday - we wanted to be sure you had something binge-able as you prep your turkeys, or drive to grandma's house, or wait for you plane, or take a nice walk. Whatever you're doing, Small Town Fam, we wish you a warm and happy holiday! In today's special bonus episode, Yeardley discusses what her three favorite episodes have been over the course of the show. She offers some commentary and then shares her favorite for your enjo...

Never Forget

November 19, 2021 08:00 - 54 minutes - 124 MB

Famed cold-case investigator and forensic analyst Paul Holes brings us two murder cases from Northern California that remain unsolved. These murders are eerily similar to three others that were committed by serial killer Phil Hughes. But with scant physical evidence, and Hughes remaining tight-lipped, Paul is forced to dig deep and come up with new ways to identify the killer and get justice for the victims. The detective: Paul Holes spent the majority of his 27-year career investigating co...

Rancid

November 12, 2021 08:00 - 51 minutes - 70.9 MB

A woman named Mary goes missing after spending the evening at a popular nightclub. Local police have few leads. Then police learn a sex offender from Ireland is in town and was seen harassing women customers before leaving the club with Mary. Detective Shaun, who is supposed to be taking his vacation, suspects something terrible has happened and pulls out all the stops to find the Irishman. When they finally catch up to him he denies any wrongdoing, until a surprising scientific detail puts ...

Left for Dead

November 05, 2021 07:00 - 40 minutes - 55 MB

A passing car notices what appears to be a bag of trash tossed onto the road. Upon closer inspection, the driver finds a woman bundled up in the garbage, left for dead. Retired Deputy Chief Constable Tom returns to the podcast to talk about why this cold case was such an eye-opener for his police department. The detective: Ret. Deputy Chief Constable Tom was one of Scotland’s most senior police officers. A graduate of Edinburgh University and The FBI Academy, his last role was as commander...

Black Friday

October 29, 2021 07:00 - 41 minutes - 56.6 MB

An argument over dinner turns deadly at a Thanksgiving Day party. Police are called and find the victim shot in the back. Detective Justin leads a citywide manhunt to track down the killer. The detective:  Detective Justin is approaching his 15th year in law enforcement. Currently investigating major crimes, Justin has also worked patrol, been a K9 handler, and is a team leader on SWAT. Justin previously served as a field training officer, was on bike patrol, and has been a firearms instru...

Detective Dave's Favorite: "Interstate"

October 22, 2021 07:00 - 1 hour - 102 MB

We take a time machine back to season 3 to hear Detective Dave's favorite case. It's called "Interstate". See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Detective Dan's Favorite: "Bait and Switch"

October 15, 2021 07:00 - 53 minutes - 122 MB

Today we turn back the clock and Detective Dan shares why "Bait and Switch" from season 2 is his favorite episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Blowback

October 08, 2021 07:00 - 43 minutes - 99.7 MB

It was an evening like any other. Police at the local headquarters were going about their business - eating dinner, talking about the latest TV shows, when… boom. The first of a series of deadly explosions tore through Detective Sam’s station in Northern Ireland. Sam talks about the extraordinary dangers his force faced on a daily basis, and the lingering trauma so many suffer who choose to protect and serve. The Detective: Detective Sam was a police officer in Northern Ireland for 28 years...

Confidence Man

October 01, 2021 07:00 - 48 minutes - 111 MB

Steve is a popular guy. He edits the local paper. He owns the local stationary store. His new restaurant is the most popular spot for miles around. And he’s just opened up a new pub. The only problem is every one of his businesses seems to be failing. Detective BK gets a tip that there’s something shady is going on with Steve’s accounts and his investors have started to notice. BK uncovers a small town scandal that tests the fabric of neighborly trust. The Detective: Detective Sergeant BK h...

No Win

September 24, 2021 07:00 - 45 minutes - 104 MB

A routine traffic stop turns deadly serious when the driver opens fire on the patrol officer and peels out. A manhunt ensues and a couple of days later, an alert law enforcement crew spots the driver and embarks on a harrowing car chase during the height of the summer-tourist season. The Detective: Detective Chad went to school with Detectives Dan & Dave when they were growing up. In High School, Det. Chad started as an Explorer/Cadet with his local police department.  He was hired by The S...

The Wrong Kind of Irish

September 17, 2021 07:00 - 50 minutes - 115 MB

A young Irish woman heads into town to hear one of her favorite bands. She quickly makes some new friends who invite her back to their house for an after-party. Once there, things don’t stay friendly for long. Det. Sam takes us inside the investigation to find out what happened to young Anne Marie. The Detective: Detective Sam was a police officer in Northern Ireland for 28 years. He spent 24 of those as a detective involved in all aspects of criminal and terrorist investigations from basic...

Season 9 Trailer

September 04, 2021 13:19 - 3 minutes - 8.3 MB

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12: The Players, Part 2

June 05, 2021 07:00 - 50 minutes - 69.3 MB

A town is overrun by gang violence. So much so that the local cops get shot at while making a felony traffic stop. Detective Scott and his colleagues embark on a months-long investigation that includes wiretaps, search warrants, and jailhouse informants to bring down a gang called The Players.   The Detective:  Detective Scott has been in law enforcement for over 15 years. His assignments include patrol, the gang unit at his agency, and special victims’ crimes. He currently works narcotic...

The Players, Part 2

June 05, 2021 07:00 - 50 minutes - 69.3 MB

A town is overrun by gang violence. So much so that the local cops get shot at while making a felony traffic stop. Detective Scott and his colleagues embark on a months-long investigation that includes wiretaps, search warrants, and jailhouse informants to bring down a gang called The Players.   The Detective:  Detective Scott has been in law enforcement for over 15 years. His assignments include patrol, the gang unit at his agency, and special victims’ crimes. He currently works narcotic...

12: The Players, Part 1

June 04, 2021 07:00 - 1 hour - 85.5 MB

A town is overrun by gang violence. So much so that the local cops get shot at while making a felony traffic stop. Detective Scott and his colleagues embark on a months-long investigation that includes wiretaps, search warrants, and jailhouse informants to bring down a gang called The Players.   The Detective:  Detective Scott has been in law enforcement for over 15 years. His assignments include patrol, the gang unit at his agency, and special victims’ crimes. He currently works narcotic...

The Players, Part 1

June 04, 2021 07:00 - 1 hour - 85.5 MB

A town is overrun by gang violence. So much so that the local cops get shot at while making a felony traffic stop. Detective Scott and his colleagues embark on a months-long investigation that includes wiretaps, search warrants, and jailhouse informants to bring down a gang called The Players.   The Detective:  Detective Scott has been in law enforcement for over 15 years. His assignments include patrol, the gang unit at his agency, and special victims’ crimes. He currently works narcotic...

11: Murder by the Inch

May 28, 2021 07:01 - 40 minutes - 56 MB

Detective Roddy talks about the challenges his small-town police force faced when tasked with solving the brutal murder of a man in a local park. The crime shocked his small Scottish community and changed the way his police department viewed marginalized communities and social media.   The Detective:  Detective Roddy retired from Tayside Police in Scotland in 2014 after 33 years of service. He spent most of his career in the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and at every rank, from De...

Murder by the Inch

May 28, 2021 07:01 - 40 minutes - 56 MB

Detective Roddy talks about the challenges his small-town police force faced when tasked with solving the brutal murder of a man in a local park. The crime shocked his small Scottish community and changed the way his police department viewed marginalized communities and social media.  The Detective:  Detective Roddy retired from Tayside Police in Scotland in 2014 after 33 years of service. He spent most of his career in the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and at every rank, from De...

Three's A Crowd

May 21, 2021 07:01 - 1 hour - 87.7 MB

Police get called to a marijuana grow operation, where they find a man shot dead near the front door. The shooter is the dead man’s partner in the operation and claims the whole thing was a terrible accident. Det. Justin reviews the evidence and is ready to file the case away until he listens to the 911 tape and hears something that throws the “accident” theory out the window.   The Detective: Detective Justin has been in law enforcement for 10 years and has worked in a variety of assignme...

10: Three's A Crowd

May 21, 2021 07:01 - 1 hour - 87.7 MB

Police get called to a marijuana grow operation, where they find a man shot dead near the front door. The shooter is the dead man’s partner in the operation and claims the whole thing was a terrible accident. Det. Justin reviews the evidence and is ready to file the case away until he listens to the 911 tape and hears something that throws the “accident” theory out the window.  The Detective:  Detective Justin has been in law enforcement for 10 years and has worked in a variety of assignmen...

9: Kill Bill

May 14, 2021 07:01 - 48 minutes - 66.8 MB

Bill is a well-to-do tech professional who starts down a destructive road of drugs and crime with a younger, and more violent companion, named Tristan. One day, police get a call that leads them to believe Bill is dead under bizarre circumstances. An investigation leads Detective Robert and team into a house of horrors.   The Detective:    Detective Robert has been in law enforcement for over 20 years. He spent nine years on patrol, where he served as a field-training officer (FTO) and a...

Kill Bill

May 14, 2021 07:01 - 48 minutes - 66.8 MB

Bill is a well-to-do tech professional who starts down a destructive road of drugs and crime with a younger, and more violent companion, named Tristan. One day, police get a call that leads them to believe Bill is dead under bizarre circumstances. An investigation leads Detective Robert and team into a house of horrors.   The Detective:    Detective Robert has been in law enforcement for over 20 years. He spent nine years on patrol, where he served as a field-training officer (FTO) and an ...

8: Family Ties

May 07, 2021 07:01 - 50 minutes - 69.4 MB

Police get called to do a welfare check on a mother and son who have been unusually hard to reach. Officers arrive at the home to find the mother brutally murdered and there’s no sign of the son. Is he a victim or a suspect?   The Detective:  Sgt. Ken has worked in several positions at his local agency over the past 14 years including Crime Scene Investigator (CSI), field training officer, SWAT technology officer, drone operator, and peer support. He spent a year as a detective doing frau...

Family Ties

May 07, 2021 07:01 - 50 minutes - 69.4 MB

Police get called to do a welfare check on a mother and son who have been unusually hard to reach. Officers arrive at the home to find the mother brutally murdered and there’s no sign of the son. Is he a victim or a suspect?   The Detective:  Sgt. Ken has worked in several positions at his local agency over the past 14 years including Crime Scene Investigator (CSI), field training officer, SWAT technology officer, drone operator, and peer support. He spent a year as a detective doing fraud ...

Keep Digging

April 30, 2021 07:01 - 51 minutes - 71.2 MB

A man goes missing in a small Scottish town. His mother, Mrs. T., is dissatisfied with the way the police have handled his disappearance and hounds her local PD until she is finally put in touch with Det. Roddy who promises to take a fresh look at the case. It turns out, Mrs. T's maternal instincts were right and her son didn’t just pack up and leave without a trace, without saying goodbye. Another Small Town episode from overseas.   The Detective:    Detective Roddy retired from Tayside P...

7: Keep Digging

April 30, 2021 07:01 - 51 minutes - 71.2 MB

A man goes missing in a small Scottish town. His mother, Mrs. T., is dissatisfied with the way the police have handled his disappearance and hounds her local PD until she is finally put in touch with Det. Roddy who promises to take a fresh look at the case. It turns out, Mrs. T's maternal instincts were right and her son didn’t just pack up and leave without a trace, without saying goodbye. Another Small Town episode from overseas.   The Detective:    Detective Roddy retired from Tayside...

Payback

April 16, 2021 07:01 - 37 minutes - 50.9 MB

Two women are found gunned down inside their home, along with a couple of piles of empty bullet casings. Detectives discover that the victims were sisters and someone was not happy they had been living together. Lt. Joe Kenda is on the case.   Special Guest: Retired Lieutenant Joe Kenda   Joe Kenda retired at the rank of Lieutenant from the Colorado Springs Police Department, where he conducted criminal investigations involving violent crimes for over 23 years. Joe served as a Detective,...

6: The Runaway

April 09, 2021 07:01 - 58 minutes - 80.1 MB

Police get called to a seedy motel after reports of a fight. They find two women injured, one badly, as well as a group of men standing around videotaping the incident on their phones. As Det. Scott begins to investigate, he quickly realizes there is much more than meets the eye as he follows the evidence into a world of gangs and human trafficking.   Special Guest:  Detective Scott: Detective Scott has been in law enforcement for over 15 years. His assignments include patrol, the gang un...

The Runaway

April 09, 2021 07:01 - 58 minutes - 80.1 MB

Police get called to a seedy motel after reports of a fight. They find two women injured, one badly, as well as a group of men standing around videotaping the incident on their phones. As Det. Scott begins to investigate, he quickly realizes there is much more than meets the eye as he follows the evidence into a world of gangs and human trafficking.   Special Guest:  Detective Scott: Detective Scott has been in law enforcement for over 15 years. His assignments include patrol, the gang unit...

Betrayal

April 02, 2021 07:01 - 54 minutes - 74.9 MB

A young mother rushes her infant son to the emergency room. Doctors find suspicious bruises and call the police. The investigation uncovers a trail of cruelty and deceit in a case “Classic” retired Det. David will never forget.    Special Guest: Detective David (Retired) served 10 years as a Scout in the U.S. Army, followed by 20 years in Law Enforcement starting as a former Patrol Officer and retiring as a Detective Lieutenant. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in...

5: Betrayal

April 02, 2021 07:01 - 54 minutes - 74.9 MB

A young mother rushes her infant son to the emergency room. Doctors find suspicious bruises and call the police. The investigation uncovers a trail of cruelty and deceit in a case “Classic” retired Det. David will never forget.    Special Guest: Detective David (Retired) served 10 years as a Scout in the U.S. Army, followed by 20 years in Law Enforcement starting as a former Patrol Officer and retiring as a Detective Lieutenant. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor ...

4: Vanished

March 26, 2021 07:01 - 50 minutes - 69.9 MB

This week, Small Town Dicks returns to Scotland. A series of killings along the Scottish/ English border has detectives scrambling and residents frightened. As police chase hundreds of possible leads, a man in a tiny town witnesses the kidnapping of a local girl in broad daylight. Could this be the lead law enforcement so desperately needs?. Another story from retired Deputy Chief Constable Tom.   Special Guest: Ret. Deputy Chief Constable Tom was one of Scotland’s most senior police offi...

Vanished

March 26, 2021 07:01 - 50 minutes - 69.9 MB

This week, Small Town Dicks returns to Scotland. A series of killings along the Scottish/ English border has detectives scrambling and residents frightened. As police chase hundreds of possible leads, a man in a tiny town witnesses the kidnapping of a local girl in broad daylight. Could this be the lead law enforcement so desperately needs?. Another story from retired Deputy Chief Constable Tom.   Special Guest: Ret. Deputy Chief Constable Tom was one of Scotland’s most senior police office...

3: Final Destination

March 19, 2021 07:01 - 46 minutes - 63.2 MB

Today we hear from our own  Detective Dave as he investigates disturbing allegations of child abuse. Just as he prepares to take his suspect into custody, he learns the suspect has fled on a bus and has a 12-hour head start. Unable to make up the time and distance in pursuit of the suspect, himself, Dave is forced to rely on other agencies along the bus route to try and intercept the fugitive before he gets away for good. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Final Destination

March 19, 2021 07:01 - 46 minutes - 63.2 MB

Today we hear from our own  Detective Dave as he investigates disturbing allegations of child abuse. Just as he prepares to take his suspect into custody, he learns the suspect has fled on a bus and has a 12-hour head start. Unable to make up the time and distance in pursuit of the suspect, himself, Dave is forced to rely on other agencies along the bus route to try and intercept the fugitive before he gets away for good. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Not In My Backyard

March 12, 2021 08:01 - 35 minutes - 48.2 MB

A husband calls 911 to report that his wife is dead - drowned in the hot tub. Investigators are immediately suspicious when they notice injuries to the husband’s wrists. As evidence begins to mount, the victim’s well-heeled friends and neighbors push back at the idea that it could be murder. Because that’s something which happens to other people.   Special Guests: Sergeant David is a 30-year veteran of law enforcement. As a detective, he has lead investigations into murder, child abuse, robb...

2: Not In My Backyard

March 12, 2021 08:01 - 35 minutes - 48.2 MB

A husband calls 911 to report that his wife is dead - drowned in the hot tub. Investigators are immediately suspicious when they notice injuries to the husband’s wrists. As evidence begins to mount, the victim’s well-heeled friends and neighbors push back at the idea that it could be murder. Because that’s something which happens to other people.   Special Guests: Sergeant David is a 30-year veteran of law enforcement. As a detective, he has lead investigations into murder, child abuse, ro...

The World's End

March 05, 2021 08:01 - 1 hour - 102 MB

Two young women go missing from a famous local bar in Scotland called The World's End. When their dead bodies are found, police start a groundbreaking investigation into the serial killings. The Small Town team crosses the pond to talk to retired Deputy Chief Constable Tom about a decades-long case that changed the way a whole country investigates violent crime. Special Guest: Ret. Deputy Chief Constable Tom was one of Scotland’s most senior police officers during his tenure. A graduate of Ed...

1: The World's End

March 05, 2021 08:01 - 1 hour - 102 MB

Two young women go missing from a famous local bar in Scotland called The World's End. When their dead bodies are found, police start a groundbreaking investigation into the serial killings. The Small Town team crosses the pond to talk to retired Deputy Chief Constable Tom about a decades-long case that changed the way a whole country investigates violent crime. Special Guest: Ret. Deputy Chief Constable Tom was one of Scotland’s most senior police officers during his tenure. A graduate of ...

Season 8 trailer

February 26, 2021 08:00 - 2 minutes

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The List

January 08, 2021 08:01 - 52 minutes

A woman is found shot dead in her car. Her child is missing. As police investigate, the heart-wrenching tragedy unfolds. In this special episode, legendary homicide detective Lt. Joe Kenda walks us through one of his early, unforgettable cases.    Special Guest: Retired Lieutenant Joe Kenda   Joe Kenda retired at the rank of Lieutenant from the Colorado Springs Police Department, where he conducted criminal investigations involving violent crimes for over 23 years. Joe served as a Detec...

The Girl Next Door

December 11, 2020 08:01 - 51 minutes - 119 MB

A teenage boy stays home from school one day and notices a shadowy figure lurking in the house next door. He investigates and discovers the shadowy figure is a girl… and she’s being held captive by her own father.  Special Guest: Detective Scott   Detective Scott has been in law enforcement for over 15 years. His assignments include patrol, the gang unit at his agency, and special victims’ crimes. He currently works narcotics at his agency, as well as working on a task force that helps fede...

11: The Girl Next Door

December 11, 2020 08:01 - 51 minutes - 119 MB

A teenage boy stays home from school one day and notices a shadowy figure lurking in the house next door. He investigates and discovers the shadowy figure is a girl… and she’s being held captive by her own father.  Special Guest: Detective Scott   Detective Scott has been in law enforcement for over 15 years. His assignments include patrol, the gang unit at his agency, and special victims’ crimes. He currently works narcotics at his agency, as well as working on a task force that helps fe...

A Single Thread

December 04, 2020 08:01 - 1 hour - 159 MB

Several checks go missing from a local business. It’s not the sort of low-level crime that would necessarily land at the top of Ret. Detective David’s list, but this is a small town and the son of the owners is a felon so police bring him in for questioning. As Detective David peels back the layers of the onion, a complex, criminal conspiracy leads the investigation all the way to the Mexican border. Special Guest: “Classic” Retired Detective David Detective David (Retired) served 10 years a...

10: A Single Thread

December 04, 2020 08:01 - 1 hour - 159 MB

Several checks go missing from a local business. It’s not the sort of low-level crime that would necessarily land at the top of Ret. Detective David’s list, but this is a small town and the son of the owners is a felon so police bring him in for questioning. As Detective David peels back the layers of the onion, a complex, criminal conspiracy leads the investigation all the way to the Mexican border. Special Guest: “Classic” Retired Detective David Detective David (Retired) served 10 years...

Then There Were 3

November 27, 2020 08:01 - 43 minutes - 101 MB

Paul Holes takes the team through a series of cold cases that sat unsolved for years until modern DNA testing shed new light on the killers. This is an episode about persistence and keeping a close eye on even the smallest speck of evidence.Special Guest: Paul Holes spent the majority of his 27-year career investigating cold cases and serial-predator crimes in the Bay Area of California. Just before he retired in April 2018, Paul led the team that broke the Golden State Killer case, which br...

9: The Monster in the House

November 20, 2020 08:01 - 44 minutes - 102 MB

Officers are called to a house on a quiet, rural street to investigate a noise complaint. When they get no answer at the front door, they go around to the back and see a woman lying on the kitchen floor, under a man who’s holding her down at knife-point. Special Guest: Det. David Detective David (Retired) served 10 years as a Scout in the U.S. Army, followed by 20 years in Law Enforcement starting as a   from Patrol Officer and retiring as a Detective Lieutenant. He has a Bachelor’s Degree ...

The Monster in the House

November 20, 2020 08:01 - 44 minutes - 102 MB

Officers are called to a house on a quiet, rural street to investigate a noise complaint. When they get no answer at the front door, they go around to the back and see a woman lying on the kitchen floor, under a man who’s holding her down at knife-point. Special Guest: Det. David Detective David (Retired) served 10 years as a Scout in the U.S. Army, followed by 20 years in Law Enforcement starting as a   from Patrol Officer and retiring as a Detective Lieutenant. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in...

Science Fiction

November 06, 2020 08:01 - 41 minutes - 95.6 MB

A well-established East Coast doctor travels to a small university town and distributes flyers asking students to participate in a sex experiment he’s conducting. Police are called to investigate when one suspicious student thinks the information on the flyer sounds an awful lot like soliciting prostitution.  Special Guest:Lieutenant Scott is a 31-year veteran of law-enforcement. Scott has worked at a variety of assignments from patrol, SWAT, Detectives, and Special Operations, to gang enforc...

8: The Snitch

October 30, 2020 07:01 - 44 minutes - 101 MB

Lou is in and out of prison, but if you put him in a shirt and tie and sat him behind a desk, you’d never know that about him. It’s just one of the unique things about Lou. One day, he’s approached by a fellow inmate named Jason about a murder-for-hire. Lou immediately contacts the cops. As Det. Robert investigates he gets much more than he bargained for. Special Guest: Detective Robert Detective Robert has been in law enforcement for over 18 years. He spent nine years on patrol, where he ...

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