More often than we’d like to believe, people get away with murder. As cases grow cold, cops retire. Witnesses die. Evidence disappears. Unsolved, a true crime podcast series from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, guides listeners through these real-life mysteries, uncovering new clues along the way. Season three of Unsolved tells the story of Father Alfred Kunz, whose throat was slit inside St. Michael School in 1998. Some believe his death was linked to his battles against evil. Others believe his all-too-human flaws were to blame. Season two of Unsolved, released in 2017, examines the case of toddler Michelle Manders, who vanished from her bedroom in the middle of the night in 1981. Did she wander alone into the darkness? Or was she kidnapped? Season one of Unsolved, released in 2015, explores the circumstances surrounding the death of 14-year-old John Zera, who disappeared from Franklin High School in 1976. The seven episodes follow investigators through decades of dead ends as they hold on to hope of finding the killer. Subscribe to Unsolved on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio or wherever you get your podcasts. For more information on the series, visit jsonline.com/unsolved.
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Joey KC
Nov 10
Rating:   6
Episodes are short

The information is good. However, with most episodes less than 30 minutes, by the time she recaps the case and where we left off, then teases the next episode there isn’t much new info. I feel like just when I get into it the episode ends.

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nat ship
Sep 30
Rating:   10
Great job!

I find it very j treating that the stories are right here in WI. Great host! Love that they picked 3 very different cases but happy that these cases are getting some exposure. We can all hope they end up getting solved.

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Junkie for Smartnoise
Aug 31
Rating:   2
Nope

Laziest attempt in production.😒

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tate.serg
Aug 14
Rating:   10
Love the way this is done

I’m really enjoying this podcast and how she has done it!!! Even from the first podcast it’s good with minimal mistakes. Keep it up girl I’m impressed!! Good luck

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calandviv
Aug 1
Rating:   10
Actually Researched

Unlike many true crime podcasts who read Wikipedia pages to the audience; this one does legwork.

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6125889732578
Jul 25
Rating:   4
Good stories, horrible voice

I love podcast about murder mysteries. This has good information and stories but this lady’s voice is unbearable. She drags out words or goes high pitched. She sounds like she has really bad cotton mouth. There is nothing more irritating than someone adding 3 Ls to journal.

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packipsy
Jul 12
Rating:   4
I tried

I have tried to listen several times. I want to tell the narrator to drink some water, and then I turn it off. Her voice and tone kill it for me.

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dunkinstirling
Jul 2
Rating:   6
Not the worst

It actually started out alright. Season 1 was interesting enough to listen to on a road trip. But after Seasons 2 & 3, it’s very annoying how the show lacks the ability to edit what’s necessary & interesting in the stories from everything else. Each season seems to have an episode dedicated to someone’s looney theory that a Satanic cult was involved (not joking🙄). Then, another episode seems to involve the recordings of the ramblings of some random nut job. They don’t seem to realize that every minute (often pointless) detail of the case, along with occasional unrelated digressions, detract from the podcast. But then each season would only cover 2 or 3 episodes, so maybe that’s the point.🤦‍♂️Anyway, if you have time to kill on a long road trip, it’s better than dead silence.🤷‍♂️

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Jack_McCoy
Jun 24
Rating:   10
Wisconsin True Crime

This is a great, unpretentious show. It’s honest and raw, with a heavy emphasis on good old fashioned shoeleather reporting.All 3 seasons are tragic, mysterious and fascinating. Season 1 is about a murdered Wisconsin teen; season 2 is about a mysteriously drowned little girl; season 3 is about the slaying of a Catholic priest. These are all real unsolved cases from the 70s, 80s and 90s respectively. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has an insane amount of bonus content and documents related to these cases on its website; highly recommended.

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Buddywings
Jun 6
Rating:   2
Slow

She sounds like she’s reading off of a script. I’m sure she’s done voiceover work. It sounds like she’s still doing that.

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Sez Me!
Jun 4
Rating:   4
Vocal fry and upspeak bonanza!

Narrator's vocal fry and upspeak ruined it for me

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pshowell
May 31
Rating:   10
Good journalism....well researched.

Very good journalistic endeavor. Excellently researched and reported. Very straight delivery. Very unfair reviews by many of this excellent podcast. And to the people who continued to complain about Gina Barton’s vocal delivery...its a subtle Wisconsin accent, not nearly as nasally as a more traditional Wisconsin accent.

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Lara Apollo
May 30
Rating:   10
Weirdos are ok with me!

I found season 3 interesting because of all of the oddball characters, their weird beliefs, and the interplay with everything going on in the Catholic church at the time. It’s a podcast about unsolved crimes, we know we aren’t going to get a satisfying conclusion so something about the investigation needs to hold our attention. all of the strange characters in this one kept my attention and left me with questions to ponder... I would recommend Season 3 on this basis.

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The Real Zen Boy
May 6
Rating:   2
Every bad crime trope crammed into one season

So we’ve had the gays did it, the pedophiles did it, the satanists did it, also “real” psychics were a involved in the investigation, exorcisms, Martians, and all said with absolutely no irony. The interviewer literally asked the lead investigator “Do you think she was a real psychic?” The answer finished it for me. There’s no way to take this podcast seriously anymore. I don’t see how grown adults can actually say this nonsense out loud.

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magnolia4444
May 1
Rating:   2
Season 3 disappointment

The religiosity of season three was a deal breaker for me. Same with the superstitions and the woman who could “see the future” or whatever. I was frustrated that the narrator wasn’t very skeptical of the church or clairvoyant. Their convictions and “good intentions” were accepted as fact. Had to end it partway through those people are bonkers

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Geevarez
Apr 27
Rating:   4
So Slow!

I found the narrator to be monotone, dragging out every word & thought. Every person interviewed has the same slow, boring style.

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Samwolt
Apr 26
Rating:   10
These cops r a joke

These cops r a joke. Why didn’t they look into leads that were obvious? They were either lazy or just incompetent. A 2 yr old who’s afraid of the dark left on her own? Give me a break. These cops didnt know what they were doing & it doesn’t seem like they really cared either.

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smith56725
Apr 26
Rating:   10
Great Podcast

Definitely worth your time. Good investigative skills. The cast doesn’t force their views or opinions, they just present facts. Very intriguing and well thought out cases.

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Kcmyway
Apr 23
Rating:   10
Excellent

I’ve now binged 3 seasons of this program in 5 days. I listen to a load of true crime stuff, have for years since Serial ssn 1. This podcast , all 3 seasons are on the top , with a very few , just well done , interesting , excellent narration, smart. I would not change a thing , and I want more. Thank you .

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Dawna85
Apr 16
Rating:   10
Great storytelling!!

I love the podcast and the storyteller!! I don't understand all the bad reviews about the storyteller!! It's all untrue!!! The story is compelling and a great investigation podcast!! It's like a group of people got together to tell the exact same lies to ruin a great podcast!! I almost didn't give it a try due to all the negative reviews!!I'm so glad I did give it a try!! I discovered a great investigative podcast!! I discovered the bad reviews were untrue!! I will never go by the reviews again in deciding about a podcast!!Give this one a try yourself and then write a great review that tells the truth about all the untruthful reviews!!The storyteller is great and conversational in her delivery.. She's interested in her investigation!!! And so am!! The only thing I'd change is making the episodes longer!!!

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