Up and Vanished

Up and Vanished

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Up and Vanished is an investigative podcast that explores the unsolved disappearance of Georgia beauty queen and high school teacher, Tara Grinstead. The 11-year-old cold case is the largest case file in the history of Georgia. Follow along as host Payne Lindsey, a film director turned amateur investigator, examines old case evidence and re-interviews persons of interest. What happened to Tara Grinstead?

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1: Cold as Alaska



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Up and Vanished Season 2 - Coming Monday, August 20th

Introducing The RFK Tapes



Up and Vanished invites you to check out The RFK Tapes, a podcast series from the creators of Crimetown that takes a new look at the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. Episode 1 takes you back to the scene of the crime, 50 years ago, where a lone gunman was captured, pistol in hand. But a researcher has a very different idea of what happened on June 5, 1968.

Season 2 : Trailer



Coming August 20th. A new case, a new season.

From the producers of Up and Vanished and HowStuffWorks, we present an all-new investigative podcast series called Atlanta Monster. Coming January 5th, 2018. Subscribe to Atlanta Monster right now on Apple Podcasts.

Q&A - UAV Live : 11.20.17



On this Q&A episode, we take the best questions from the audience at our UAV Live Tour stops around the country.

Payne Lindsey delves into the making of Murder On the Orient Express, discussing “behind the scenes” with the cast. Mixed by ResonateRecordings.com

We take a look back at the disappearance of Tara Grinstead, 12 years later. Plus, new indictments and updates on the case.

Payne Lindsey talks True Crime with “The Suspects” in these exclusive interviews with the cast of Murder On the Orient Express. Mixed by ResonateRecordings.com

Up and Vanished and Murder on the Orient Express present a podcast exclusive, "Everyone Is a Suspect." True crime often inspires the most successful fictional crime stories. When told by a visionary novelist like Dame Agatha Christie, dubbed "The Queen of Crime," these fictional stories can become larger than life and even more compelling than truth. "Everyone Is a Suspect" dives deeper into both fact and fiction, taking a closer look at the “Crime of the Century," the 1932 Lindbergh Baby kidnapping, which, along with Christie’s own experiences as a passenger on the Orient express, inspired her to write the 1934 novel Murder on the Orient Express. In true Up and Vanished fashion, host Payne Lindsey will reexamine the Lindbergh kidnapping case, and even retrace Christie’s steps by embarking on his own trip aboard the Orient Express. In preparation for the November 10th premiere of Murder on the Orient Express, the podcast will also include interview episodes titled, "The Suspects.” Each episode will focus on the upcoming film, featuring a collection of cast interviews, discussing the MOTOE novel and film, the parallels between true crime and fiction, podcasting, and more. Mixed by: ResonateRecordings.com

UAV Live Tour



If you haven't had a chance to make it out to the Up and Vanished Live Tour, this episode gives you a peak inside of the live show.