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Murder at Acadia National Park: The Leslie Spellman Case

ELeslie was just 27-years old when she set off to Bar Harbor in the summer of 1977, hitchhiking from Vermont with her scruffy mutt Taylor by her side. Her beaten body would be found the next day, along the walking trail at Asticou Gardens in Northeast Harbor -- 50 feet outside the boundaries of Acadia National Park. Her dog was found relatively unharmed less than a mile away. To this day, over 40 years later, Leslie’s family is still searching for answers. Who took the life of their sweet sister and daughter? Read more from our sources: Death in Acadia by Randi Minetor Downeast Magazine Cold Case Clues Sought in 1977 Murder, Bangor Daily News Acadia Magic The Cold Trail of a Killer, Boston Globe Vox.com Find more from the Cold in Maine mini-series at littlestoriespodcast.com and see key images from the case on Instagram @littlestoriespodcast

30 MIN1 d ago
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Murder at Acadia National Park: The Leslie Spellman Case

Joyce McLain's Murder is Solved Nearly Four Decades Later

EIn East Millinocket in 1980, 16-year-old Joyce McLain went out for a jog and never came back. Two days later, her body was found in the woods behind her high school. In 1989, her story was featured on the original Unsolved Mysteries after a petition by the town to help bring her killer to justice, but the case remained cold until 2016, when police finally have the evidence they need to crack one of Maine’s most famous cold cases for almost 40 years. This is Cold in Maine, a Little Stories Podcast mini-series showcasing deep dives into Maine’s unsolved homicides to shed light on stories that shouldn’t be forgotten. More from Our Sources People Magazine Investigates on Discovery ID Bangor Daily News Bangor Daily News 2012 Bangor Daily News 2018 CBS News Unsolved Mysteries Wiki Have a story to share? Visit us at littlestoriespodcast.com or email us at littlestoriespodcast@gmail.comto submit your story or ideas and be featured on an upcoming show. Follow us on Instagram @littlestoriespodcast for updates.

31 MIN1 w ago
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Joyce McLain's Murder is Solved Nearly Four Decades Later

The Mysterious Circumstances of Beverly Polchies Death: Cold in Maine Mini-Series

EOn October 13, 1984, an unknown man dropped 25-year old Beverly Polchies at the emergency room entrance at Eastern Maine Medical Center and sped off as she was wheeled into the hospital. She died within minutes. She wasn’t carrying any identification so at the time, she was an unidentified woman, who died alone and under mysterious circumstances. What happened to Beverly? How was she hurt? Who was the man driving that car? Did he hurt her? These are the questions that her family is asking to this day, 36 years later. More from Our Sources Beverly Polchies Unsolved Homicide Fox Bangor Interview with Jae Polchies Maine Tribal Leaders Highlight Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Abbe Museum Google Newspaper Archive of The Bangor Daily News National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Subscribe for the upcoming installments of Cold in Maine, a special mini-series by Little Stories Podcast. Connect with us on Instagram @littlestoriespodcast and littlestoriespodcast@gmail.com.

28 MIN2 w ago
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The Mysterious Circumstances of Beverly Polchies Death: Cold in Maine Mini-Series

Introducing Our New Mini-Series: Cold in Maine

EWe're so excited to announce the upcoming launch of our new Little Stories Podcast mini-series: Cold in Maine.Cold in Maine is bringing light to some of the most long standing and baffling cold cases in the state of Maine.Since in 1953, the families and loved ones of over 70 homicide victims DON’T have a conviction. They DON’T have answers. In some cases, they don’t even have a suspect to point to. And since 1964, over 30 Mainers have just… Vanished. Their cases are still labeled as missing persons cases. Their leads have run dry.Cold in Maine will dig into these cases, explore what we know, what we’re able to find, and what we’re able to uncover from anyone willing to share their story. Hit play to hear the four cases we'll cover in this mini-series starting next week.This week, we're re-sharing an episode featuring the most well-known recent cold case and the largest investigation for a missing child in the state's history. This is the case of Ayla Reynolds. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss the first installment in the Cold in Maine mini-series. Follow us @littlestoriespodcast for key photos and updates, and dig into our sources at littlestoriespodcast.com.

39 MIN3 w ago
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Introducing Our New Mini-Series: Cold in Maine

What It's Like to Be a Paranormal Investigator in Maine

EThis week we try to convince Kylie that ghosts are real with special guest Luke Jackson of The Maine Paranormal Society.What’s it actually like as a paranormal investigator? What happened to Luke after he mouthed off to a Revolutionary War era ghost? What happens when “all hell breaks loose”? And is it really like the ghost hunting we see on TV?Press play now and get your summertime ghost story fix! Find Maine Paranormal Society at maineparanormalsociety.com Got a story to share? Visit us at littlestoriespodcast.com to submit your story or ideas and be featured on an upcoming show!

27 MINJUL 8
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What It's Like to Be a Paranormal Investigator in Maine

Answering Your Loaded Questions about Masks, Life After Quarantine, Podcasting, and More

EYou asked for it, we answered it! This is your Ask Us Anything episode where we answer your questions! Get to know us a little better as we share our thoughts on quarantine life, returning to “normal life”, our favorite memories together, how we prepare episodes, tips on working from home, and more! Got a story to share? Visit us at littlestoriespodcast.com to submit your story or ideas and be featured on an upcoming show! Follow us on Instagram for the latest updates @littlestoriespodcast

46 MINJUN 30
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Answering Your Loaded Questions about Masks, Life After Quarantine, Podcasting, and More

What Killed Billie Holiday? The Real Story of Strange Fruit & The War on Drugs

EAt the height of the Big Band era in the 1940’s one voice stood out, not only because of her musical genius, but because she refused to stop singing a song the government wanted silenced.This is the story of Billie Holiday, Strange Fruit, and how the Federal Bureau of Narcotics targeted her for refusing to stop singing a powerful song of protest in a time when Women of Color were supposed to stay silent. Read More from Our Sources Listen to Strange Fruit Helzapoppin Wikipedia The Guardian Progressive.org Politico Got a story to share? Visit us at littlestoriespodcast.com or email us at littlestoriespodcast.com to submit your story or ideas and be featured on an upcoming show! Follow us on Instagram for the latest updates @littlestoriespodcast.

28 MINJUN 24
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What Killed Billie Holiday? The Real Story of Strange Fruit & The War on Drugs

New Developments in the Case of Missing Kids JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan

EEarlier this year, America became enthralled with the true crime story of missing children Tylee Ryan, and JJ Vallow. In January, we dived into the story of Lori and Chad Daybell, a suspected religious cult, and several mysterious deaths, and for months the same question still remained... Where are the kids? Until now. This past weekend we had the first major break in this insane case, and suddenly it’s gone from a missing persons case, to potentially homicide.... Here is everything you need to know in a condensed timeline of the Lori and Chad Daybell saga and the search for Tyler Ryan, and JJ Vallow. Read More from Our Sources East Idaho News People.com East Idaho News: Chad Daybell Arrested KUTV Buzz Feed News Got a story to share? Visit us at littlestoriespodcast.com or email us at littlestoriespodcast.com to submit your story or ideas and be featured on an upcoming show! Follow us on Instagram @littlestoriespodcast for the latest updates.

34 MINJUN 16
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New Developments in the Case of Missing Kids JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan

How Moms Mabley Used Comedy as Activism in the Harlem Renaissance and Beyond

EAt 14-years old Loretta May Aiken ran away from home to join a touring Vaudeville act, taking on the stage name Jackie Moms Mabley. She went on to be one of the first and most successful women in comedy, bulldozing barriers for Black female performers, and stepping into activism using comedy to share her commentary on politics, race, sexuality and more. Read more from our sources: WFMU.org newnownext.com comedyhistory101.com eriegaynews.com Thesis by Sarah Wolk, Moms Mabley and Civil Rights Activism Submit your story at littlestoriespodcast.com

28 MINJUN 10
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How Moms Mabley Used Comedy as Activism in the Harlem Renaissance and Beyond

Black Lives Matter

EWe stand in alliance with the Black community and we invite you to show up, listen, do the work, and actively seek to further your anti-racism journey with the resources listed here:Anti-Racism Resources If you are able to take action in the financial support at this time, please donate to the funds below. Community Justice Exchange US Bail Funds List for Protesters Minnesota Freedom Fund Darnella Frazier GoFundMe

2 MINJUN 2
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Black Lives Matter

Latest Episodes

Murder at Acadia National Park: The Leslie Spellman Case

ELeslie was just 27-years old when she set off to Bar Harbor in the summer of 1977, hitchhiking from Vermont with her scruffy mutt Taylor by her side. Her beaten body would be found the next day, along the walking trail at Asticou Gardens in Northeast Harbor -- 50 feet outside the boundaries of Acadia National Park. Her dog was found relatively unharmed less than a mile away. To this day, over 40 years later, Leslie’s family is still searching for answers. Who took the life of their sweet sister and daughter? Read more from our sources: Death in Acadia by Randi Minetor Downeast Magazine Cold Case Clues Sought in 1977 Murder, Bangor Daily News Acadia Magic The Cold Trail of a Killer, Boston Globe Vox.com Find more from the Cold in Maine mini-series at littlestoriespodcast.com and see key images from the case on Instagram @littlestoriespodcast

30 MIN1 d ago
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Murder at Acadia National Park: The Leslie Spellman Case

Joyce McLain's Murder is Solved Nearly Four Decades Later

EIn East Millinocket in 1980, 16-year-old Joyce McLain went out for a jog and never came back. Two days later, her body was found in the woods behind her high school. In 1989, her story was featured on the original Unsolved Mysteries after a petition by the town to help bring her killer to justice, but the case remained cold until 2016, when police finally have the evidence they need to crack one of Maine’s most famous cold cases for almost 40 years. This is Cold in Maine, a Little Stories Podcast mini-series showcasing deep dives into Maine’s unsolved homicides to shed light on stories that shouldn’t be forgotten. More from Our Sources People Magazine Investigates on Discovery ID Bangor Daily News Bangor Daily News 2012 Bangor Daily News 2018 CBS News Unsolved Mysteries Wiki Have a story to share? Visit us at littlestoriespodcast.com or email us at littlestoriespodcast@gmail.comto submit your story or ideas and be featured on an upcoming show. Follow us on Instagram @littlestoriespodcast for updates.

31 MIN1 w ago
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Joyce McLain's Murder is Solved Nearly Four Decades Later

The Mysterious Circumstances of Beverly Polchies Death: Cold in Maine Mini-Series

EOn October 13, 1984, an unknown man dropped 25-year old Beverly Polchies at the emergency room entrance at Eastern Maine Medical Center and sped off as she was wheeled into the hospital. She died within minutes. She wasn’t carrying any identification so at the time, she was an unidentified woman, who died alone and under mysterious circumstances. What happened to Beverly? How was she hurt? Who was the man driving that car? Did he hurt her? These are the questions that her family is asking to this day, 36 years later. More from Our Sources Beverly Polchies Unsolved Homicide Fox Bangor Interview with Jae Polchies Maine Tribal Leaders Highlight Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Abbe Museum Google Newspaper Archive of The Bangor Daily News National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Subscribe for the upcoming installments of Cold in Maine, a special mini-series by Little Stories Podcast. Connect with us on Instagram @littlestoriespodcast and littlestoriespodcast@gmail.com.

28 MIN2 w ago
Comments
The Mysterious Circumstances of Beverly Polchies Death: Cold in Maine Mini-Series

Introducing Our New Mini-Series: Cold in Maine

EWe're so excited to announce the upcoming launch of our new Little Stories Podcast mini-series: Cold in Maine.Cold in Maine is bringing light to some of the most long standing and baffling cold cases in the state of Maine.Since in 1953, the families and loved ones of over 70 homicide victims DON’T have a conviction. They DON’T have answers. In some cases, they don’t even have a suspect to point to. And since 1964, over 30 Mainers have just… Vanished. Their cases are still labeled as missing persons cases. Their leads have run dry.Cold in Maine will dig into these cases, explore what we know, what we’re able to find, and what we’re able to uncover from anyone willing to share their story. Hit play to hear the four cases we'll cover in this mini-series starting next week.This week, we're re-sharing an episode featuring the most well-known recent cold case and the largest investigation for a missing child in the state's history. This is the case of Ayla Reynolds. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss the first installment in the Cold in Maine mini-series. Follow us @littlestoriespodcast for key photos and updates, and dig into our sources at littlestoriespodcast.com.

39 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Introducing Our New Mini-Series: Cold in Maine

What It's Like to Be a Paranormal Investigator in Maine

EThis week we try to convince Kylie that ghosts are real with special guest Luke Jackson of The Maine Paranormal Society.What’s it actually like as a paranormal investigator? What happened to Luke after he mouthed off to a Revolutionary War era ghost? What happens when “all hell breaks loose”? And is it really like the ghost hunting we see on TV?Press play now and get your summertime ghost story fix! Find Maine Paranormal Society at maineparanormalsociety.com Got a story to share? Visit us at littlestoriespodcast.com to submit your story or ideas and be featured on an upcoming show!

27 MINJUL 8
Comments
What It's Like to Be a Paranormal Investigator in Maine

Answering Your Loaded Questions about Masks, Life After Quarantine, Podcasting, and More

EYou asked for it, we answered it! This is your Ask Us Anything episode where we answer your questions! Get to know us a little better as we share our thoughts on quarantine life, returning to “normal life”, our favorite memories together, how we prepare episodes, tips on working from home, and more! Got a story to share? Visit us at littlestoriespodcast.com to submit your story or ideas and be featured on an upcoming show! Follow us on Instagram for the latest updates @littlestoriespodcast

46 MINJUN 30
Comments
Answering Your Loaded Questions about Masks, Life After Quarantine, Podcasting, and More

What Killed Billie Holiday? The Real Story of Strange Fruit & The War on Drugs

EAt the height of the Big Band era in the 1940’s one voice stood out, not only because of her musical genius, but because she refused to stop singing a song the government wanted silenced.This is the story of Billie Holiday, Strange Fruit, and how the Federal Bureau of Narcotics targeted her for refusing to stop singing a powerful song of protest in a time when Women of Color were supposed to stay silent. Read More from Our Sources Listen to Strange Fruit Helzapoppin Wikipedia The Guardian Progressive.org Politico Got a story to share? Visit us at littlestoriespodcast.com or email us at littlestoriespodcast.com to submit your story or ideas and be featured on an upcoming show! Follow us on Instagram for the latest updates @littlestoriespodcast.

28 MINJUN 24
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What Killed Billie Holiday? The Real Story of Strange Fruit & The War on Drugs

New Developments in the Case of Missing Kids JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan

EEarlier this year, America became enthralled with the true crime story of missing children Tylee Ryan, and JJ Vallow. In January, we dived into the story of Lori and Chad Daybell, a suspected religious cult, and several mysterious deaths, and for months the same question still remained... Where are the kids? Until now. This past weekend we had the first major break in this insane case, and suddenly it’s gone from a missing persons case, to potentially homicide.... Here is everything you need to know in a condensed timeline of the Lori and Chad Daybell saga and the search for Tyler Ryan, and JJ Vallow. Read More from Our Sources East Idaho News People.com East Idaho News: Chad Daybell Arrested KUTV Buzz Feed News Got a story to share? Visit us at littlestoriespodcast.com or email us at littlestoriespodcast.com to submit your story or ideas and be featured on an upcoming show! Follow us on Instagram @littlestoriespodcast for the latest updates.

34 MINJUN 16
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New Developments in the Case of Missing Kids JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan

How Moms Mabley Used Comedy as Activism in the Harlem Renaissance and Beyond

EAt 14-years old Loretta May Aiken ran away from home to join a touring Vaudeville act, taking on the stage name Jackie Moms Mabley. She went on to be one of the first and most successful women in comedy, bulldozing barriers for Black female performers, and stepping into activism using comedy to share her commentary on politics, race, sexuality and more. Read more from our sources: WFMU.org newnownext.com comedyhistory101.com eriegaynews.com Thesis by Sarah Wolk, Moms Mabley and Civil Rights Activism Submit your story at littlestoriespodcast.com

28 MINJUN 10
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How Moms Mabley Used Comedy as Activism in the Harlem Renaissance and Beyond

Black Lives Matter

EWe stand in alliance with the Black community and we invite you to show up, listen, do the work, and actively seek to further your anti-racism journey with the resources listed here:Anti-Racism Resources If you are able to take action in the financial support at this time, please donate to the funds below. Community Justice Exchange US Bail Funds List for Protesters Minnesota Freedom Fund Darnella Frazier GoFundMe

2 MINJUN 2
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Black Lives Matter
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