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The first season of this podcast had me hooked! Dark subject matter so it feels strange to say it, but I'm looking forward to season 2!

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Season 3: In 1984, a father of three disappeared while working at a mysterious Cincinnati plant. It turned out he’d met a gruesome fate: Pieces of bone, his eyeglasses and walkie-talkie were uncovered inside a vat that reached 1350 degrees Fahrenheit. Two months later, the Fernald Feed Materials Production Center was revealed to have been processing uranium – and polluting the region. The dead man’s children believe their father was murdered because he intended to expose how the plant had been releasing millions of pounds of uranium dust into the atmosphere. We’re hoping to figure out: Did 39-year-old David Bocks kill himself, as Fernald officials alleged, or was he more likely killed?

Season 2: A soft-hearted prison minister was found killed in her Kentucky apartment, and Newport police zeroed in on an ex-convict she’d counseled. Thirty years later, the conviction is overturned and the case is once again unsolved. The Cincinnati Enquirer investigates: Was William Virgil wrongly convicted for murder?

Season 1: When Elizabeth Andes was found murdered in her Ohio apartment in 1978, police and prosecutors decided within hours it was an open-and-shut case. Two juries disagreed. The Cincinnati Enquirer investigates: Was the right guy charged, or did a killer walk free?

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Quick update & introduction

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Aug 05, 2020
BONUS EPISODE: Lessons Learned

Though officials with the Fernald uranium plant lied and covered up the danger their workers faced, Fernald is actually held up as a role model for other American communities polluted by the arms race.

Apr 22, 2020
Chapter 8: The nuclear wrap-up

Long after David Bocks’ children and grandchildren are dead, the legacy of his employer will remain, encased in concrete and buried deep beneath the earth.

Jan 28, 2020
Chapter 7: A variance in views

Two coworkers tell police that David Bocks seemed depressed on his last day of work. Or is it just one?

Jan 21, 2020
Chapter 6: Last day laid bare
Jan 14, 2020
Chapter 5: The king of conspiracies

In the 1990s, an indie reporter tried to expose Fernald and link managers to David Bocks’ death. His theories sounded outrageous, but some of them proved true.

Jan 07, 2020
BONUS EPISODE: Artistic Aftershocks

A look at how the atomic bombs that ended World War II left an imprint on pop culture that lasts to this day. 

Dec 24, 2019
Chapter 4: The truth about Fernald

While managers and government officials outwardly assured Fernald workers that everything was safe at the plant, internal documents show many knew that wasn’t the case.

Dec 17, 2019
Chapter 3: The Cold War creeps

As the world was embroiled in a race to stockpile nuclear weapons, little towns throughout the U.S. became hubs for cancer-linked plants.

Dec 10, 2019
Chapter 2: Testing the suicide theory

Police dismissed the 1984 disappearance of David Bocks as a suicide, but the physics of the death make that theory seem unlikely. 

Dec 03, 2019
Chapter 1: Disappearing dad

A 39-year-old father of three goes to work and disappears. That’s strange enough. Adding in where he works makes this case more than strange. It’s the stuff conspiracies are made of. 

Dec 03, 2019
Introducing Accused Season 3

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Nov 19, 2019
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Chapter 6: If not Virgil, Who?
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Chapter 5: The lie
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Chapter 4: The missing witness
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Chapter 3: The case unfolds
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Chapter 2: The hooded figure
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Chapter 3: The investigation
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