CounterClock

By audiochuck

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Reviews: 14


 May 14, 2021
Way too many ad breaks, like 3 in a 15-25 minute episode. Normally I don't mind ads but this is just too much. It's like the producers deliberately chopped the podcast up into lots of short episodes so they could have more places to put ads


 May 7, 2021


 May 3, 2021
Latest season was pretty anticlimactic. Don't believe the hype CJ built up.


 Mar 31, 2021


 Oct 12, 2020

Description

In order to tell the story of a crime, you have to turn back time. Every season, Investigative journalist Delia D'Ambra digs deep into a mind-bending mystery with the hopes of reigniting interest in a decades old homicide case. 

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20 of 20: Picking Up Pace
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Delia realizes the potential significance of the Pelley's .22 revolver much to the surprise of Jeff's defense attorney. The investigation into Eric Dawson's murder takes a surprising turn and puts Delia in the same room with investigators. Listeners can help push the case forward in a special finale call out. **IMPORTANT INFO FOR LISTENERS*** LEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE CONTACT PHONE: Public Information Office: (239) 477-1340 General: (239) 477-1000 EMAIL: PIO general: PublicInformationOffice@sheriffleefl.org Sergeant Marsha Sutphin: msutphin@sheriffleefl.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
19 of 20: Name and Face
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Delia investigates whether or not a fictitious identity manufactured in South Florida in the late 1970's could tether Bob and Phil's history more than previously thought. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
18 of 20: Factually Based?
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Delia discovers new information buried in the Pelley's phone records could be critical. Jeff's attorney makes a bold claim she plans to argue in court and Delia brings on a crime scene assessment expert to weigh in on the facts of the case. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
17 of 20: Frauds and Fakes
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The sentences for the defendants in Fort Myers raise suspicion about the court’s integrity and Delia learns startling facts about members of the prominent family. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
16 of 20: Copy and Paste
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Bombshell testimony from Eric Dawson's former secretary and an undercover informant reveals the suspects' depth of deception in stealing Eric's land days before he vanished. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
15 of 20: Hogs & Snakes
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Delia investigates the brutal murder of Eric Dawson in Fort Myers, Florida. A former lead detective on the case explains the complicated secrets of the slain land developer’s life and business. Family friends of the Pelleys’ emerge as persons of interest in Eric’s case. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
14 of 20: Fines & Grace
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The CounterClock investigation pivots to focus on the disappearance of a man in Southwest Florida seven months before the Pelley murders. Eric Dawson’s story is integrally important for the remainder of the series.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
13 of 20: Check The Bank
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Delia revisits the history of an enormous financial scandal with Bob Pelley’s former employer, Landmark Bank. The CounterClock investigation reveals never-before heard testimony from a woman who told authorities that Bob was afraid of people from his past in Florida. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
12 of 20: Guilty Face
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Jeff’s current defense attorney, Frances Watson, invites Delia to her “Pelley Case” war room at IU McKinney School of Law and lays out the facts she is using to contest Jeff’s conviction. Delia uncovers that former Saint Joseph County Police detectives now contradict some of their original theories. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
11 of 20: Trial Phase - Part 2
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Alan Baum admits his failures as Jeff’s defense attorney but insists the physical evidence in the case suggests more than one shooter was involved. The final verdict comes in and new characters in the Pelley family's life speak publicly, raising even more questions in the case. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
10 of 20: Trial Phase - Part 1
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The trial of the State of Indiana vs. Jeff Pelley begins in South Bend. Jeff’s lead defense attorney recalls important moments and delays that defined the high-profile proceedings. He explains to Delia the defense's strategy that was pushed to the brink. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
9 of 20: Years to Wait
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The cold case homicide investigator who built a case against Jeff 13 years after the Pelley murders details his investigation and logic. Delia raises questions about a critical piece of evidence used to make the arrest that he can't explain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
8 of 20: Switch and Bait
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Jeff's attempt to retrieve his inheritance early backfires and lands him in a world of trouble in Florida. Indiana police jump at the chance to try and get Jeff to confess to his family’s murders but that backfires too. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
7 of 20: Time and Place
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Delia re-investigates the narrow window of time police believed Jeff committed the four murders. Eyewitness testimony becomes key to knowing Jeff's whereabouts and the last time the Pelley family was seen alive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
6 of 20: No Clues to Waste
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Indiana police try to find physical evidence linking Jeff to the murders. Delia examines their methods and uncovers documents that contradict one another. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
5 of 20: Retrace
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Original detectives on the case remember tracking down 17-year-old Jeff Pelley at a theme park in Illinois and Delia dissects the first videotaped interview authorities conducted with the teenager. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
4 of 20: Motive and Haste
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The Pelleys' next door neighbors remember critical details about the timeline leading up to the massacre and Delia learns the depths of mounting resentment between Jeff and Bob. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
3 of 20: Evidence Race
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Bob, Dawn, Janel and Jolene's autopsies reveal details about their killer's mindset and Delia examines how reliable the police’s investigative case record really is. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
2 of 20: Crime and Case
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Eyewitnesses and police investigators who discovered the Pelley murders in 1989 remember the horrific scene inside the Pelley home. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
1 of 20: Establishing Base
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Delia launches her investigation into the Pelley family murders by going back in time. Interviews with family members and close friends establish critical information that explains what led the family from South Florida to Indiana. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
Season 3: The Pelley Family Massacre
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Investigative journalist Delia D’Ambra is launching the third installment of audiochuck’s popular podcast CounterClock. Season 3 is the biggest investigation yet sending Delia hunting for answers across five decades. This 20-episode series will release in its entirety on April 29th, 2021 the 32-year anniversary of the Pelley family massacre in Lakeville, Indiana. Delia’s year-long investigation into the infamous family murders includes never-before-heard interviews from people closest to the victims and the initial police investigation. After reviewing more than 6,000 court documents, depositions, transcripts, and photographs, Delia has traveled from Northern Indiana to South Florida following leads that connect unsolved crimes in the Sunshine state to the Pelley family. This in-depth season is also closely examining the facts of the case that secured the 2006 conviction of Jeff Pelley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 25, 2021
NEW SHOW: O.C. Swingers
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Hey CounterClock listeners, Delia has been hard at work for the last year reporting, writing, and producing CounterClock Season 3. All 20 episodes will be released on April 29th of this year, so you guys can binge! But in the meantime, we have some exciting news to share! Audiochuck has teamed up with well-known journalist and podcaster Justine Harman for audiochuck’s newest 10-part series, O.C. Swingers! When Newport Beach Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Grant Robicheaux and his fresh-faced girlfriend are accused of drugging and raping many women, the attractive young couple claims the prosecution simply has a problem with their party lifestyle. But you can’t spell “lifestyle” without “lies”. You can listen to the first TWO episodes right now, and be sure to follow O.C. Swingers for a new episode every Monday. For episode information and sources, please visit https://www.ocswingers.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 29, 2021
Bonus: Q & A
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Host Delia D’Ambra and CounterClock executive producer Ashley Flowers discuss details of the unsolved murder of Denise Johnson and the murder of Stacey Stanton. Delia goes through your email-submitted questions about both cases and tells all about her personal knowledge of nitty gritty details she’s gathered in both cases. Everything from new leads, to new potential evidence comes out in today’s Q & A episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 19, 2020
Bonus: Clif
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In today's episode Delia sits down for a raw one-on-one conversation with Clifton Spencer. The two dive deep into how law enforcement investigated the murder of Stacey Stanton and why the criminal justice system kept Clifton behind bars for nearly 18 years. What is Clifton's life like now? What can be done to right wrongs? That's all covered in this exclusive discussion between an investigative journalist and a convicted murderer still trying to clear his name. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 12, 2020
Episode 10: The Long Game
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Clifton may be a free man but the state of North Carolina is still after a big part of his life. During the season finale one of his post-conviction attorneys speaks openly about what the future holds. Counterclock is also encouraging listeners to participate in demanding change from the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission and the North Carolina General Assembly. Visit our website for all the details you need to participate: www.counterclockpodcast.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 05, 2020
Episode 9: New Evidence
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Delia explains Clifton Spencer's journey through the criminal justice system and why, time after time, evidence that could've helped free him, was never fully explored. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 29, 2020
Episode 8: Overlap
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Delia reveals unbelievable connections between the murders of Stacey Stanton and Denise Johnson that include the same people, places and new jailhouse confessions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 22, 2020
Episode 7: The Break Ins
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Delia uncovers a violent history of crimes and suspicious behavior swirling around Mike Brandon. SBI agent, Donnie Varnell, is once again called upon to remember his former case work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 15, 2020
Episode 6: Thin Walls
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A bank receipt from an ATM becomes a critical piece of evidence. Eyewitnesses on Ananias Dare Street are able to place individuals at Stacey's apartment during the early morning hours of the day she was murdered. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 08, 2020
Episode 5: Conflicting Stories
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Delia discovers that statements from Stacey's ex-boyfriend and his entourage are not adding up. Where they were and when leaves a lot of time unaccounted for on the night of the crime. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 01, 2020
Episode 4: Bar Rats
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Delia interviews a case of characters who were inside the Green Dolphin Pub on the night of February 2, 1990. These witnesses shed more light on the circumstances leading up to Stacey's murder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 24, 2020
Episode 3: Open and Shut
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Clifton Spencer fights his conviction in court and wins a small victory...but a bigger battle is still head. Delia uncovers that the events from three decades ago still weigh heavy on key players in the case. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 17, 2020
Episode 2: Prime Suspect
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Within hours, authorities develop their prime suspect in the Stacey Stanton murder case. This lead takes investigators to a town just outside of Manteo and to a man who was with Stacey the night she died. The clock to make an arrest is ticking and racial biases start to come into play even when all the pieces don't quite fit into place. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 10, 2020
Episode 1: Cluttered
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In season two, host Delia D'Ambra is back in her home town to investigate another brutal murder from the 90s. To the local police and DA the case is closed and a man has been sentenced for the crime. But to those who knew the victim it is very much an unsolved case and an innocent man might have been wrongly convicted. In episode one Delia D'Ambra tracks down witnesses who remember the bloody crime scene inside Stacey Stanton's apartment on February 3rd, 1990. Early on, the investigation into how the young waitress died reveals unique clues about who committed the crime. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 10, 2020
Season Two - Coming Soon!
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It’s been 30 years since someone brutally stabbed 28-year-old Stacey Stanton inside of her second-story apartment. Investigative journalist Delia D’Ambra is back in her hometown on the Outer Banks of North Carolina to figure out if a man was wrongfully convicted for the crime and if the real killer is still out there. The only way to understand Stacey’s story is to move counterclockwise in time; to go backwards to the point where her clock violently stopped. CounterClock Season Two will premier on Thursday, September 10th! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 26, 2020
Episode 13: New Lead
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Who was really after who inside 2014 Norfolk Street on July 13th 1997? In 2020, a major update emerges in a cold case. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 26, 2020
Episode 12: Irrelevant
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After two years of searching, Delia tracks down Teresa but runs into unforeseen twists. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 18, 2020
Episode 11: Vandal
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Someone is still targeting Denise Johnson and a new crime taunts investigators in two neighboring small police departments. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 12, 2020
Episode 10: Male Figures
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Delia tracks down Denise’s long term boyfriends and discovers their overlapping information could point to the murderer’s motive.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 05, 2020
Episode 9: Body of Evidence
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CounterClock revisits the crime scene at 2014 Norfolk Street and uncovers there are secrets beneath the floorboards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 27, 2020
Episode 8: The Tall Blonde
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One of the last people to see Denise Johnson alive comes forward and Delia tracks down the man who lived next door to Denise in 1997.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 20, 2020
Episode 7: Caller Unknown
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CounterClock uncovers a terrible secret about Denise’s past in Florida and unearths a police report from Kill Devil Hills in 1996 that could point to who wanted her dead.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 13, 2020
Episode 6: The Brass
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All of the former key law enforcement detectives on he Denise Johnson case go on record about the investigation and mistakes that were made. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 13, 2020
Episode 5: Search Warrant
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A set of siblings start to suspect their downstairs tenant is involved in the crime and when police return to Norfolk Street, a new lead emerges. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 06, 2020
Episode 4: Of Interest
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Denise's roommate from 22 years ago remembers critical details that could help investigators and Delia uncovers a perplexing connection between Denise and the first eyewitness on scene. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 30, 2020
Episode 3: The Dog
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In 1997, the first eyewitness on scene is detained by police and years later CounterClock tracks him down. Investigators begin to consider Denise’s four-legged companion a critical piece of evidence.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 23, 2020
Episode 2: Small Operation
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Kill Devil Hills police detectives, past and present, weigh in on the lagging progress in the case and the location of evidence from Denise's autopsy comes into question. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 16, 2020
Episode 1: Dainty
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A killer remains at-large 22 years after a woman is brutally murdered inside her home in coastal North Carolina. Host, Delia D’Ambra, begins a new investigation into the unsolved murder starting with recollections from eyewitnesses.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 16, 2020
Trailer
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An investigative journalist revisits her small coastal hometown in North Carolina to dive deep into a 22-year-old cold case murder and arson that's marred the image of where she grew up. This investigative series reveals new clues, never-before-heard interviews and tracks down potential suspects in the case. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 27, 2019