Tom Brown's Body

By Texas Monthly

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 Jan 14, 2021
This might have been a 5 star review if the narrator wasn't overly obsessed with the victim's irrelevant sexual fetishes.

 Jan 14, 2021
This is an example of great journalism (by Skip Hollandsworth, who is the reason I chose this as my first podcast). I have since listened to many other true crime podcasts. This is among the best.

 Jan 8, 2021
Really good podcast and storytelling! Couldn't wait to hear the next episode each time.


In 2016, a popular high school senior mysteriously disappeared on the night before Thanksgiving. His remains were found two years later. What happened to Tom Brown in the small town of Canadian, Texas that night? It seems everyone in town’s become a suspect, including Tom’s family, friends, the local sheriff, and a high-flying private investigator. Acclaimed writer Skip Hollandsworth digs into the mystery that’s torn this town apart in this eight-part true crime podcast series.

From the Texas Monthly team behind “Boomtown”—a popular eleven-part podcast series about the culture and economy of the West Texas oil fields—“Tom Brown’s Body” launches September 29 and is the first narrative podcast series from Hollandsworth.

Episode Date
9. Another Day in Canadian
"I'll never lose that hope. It could be five years from today. The door is always open at our office for anything that will bring resolution to this case."
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Dec 18, 2021
An Update from Skip
There have finally been a couple of developments in the case. But will they lead to the truth about what happened to Tom?
Oct 07, 2021
Introducing: State of Mind
There’s something different about Texas. But how do you define it without resorting to cliches about cowboys and oilmen? At Texas Monthly, we think the answer is through stories — stories like the ones we’ve been telling for almost 50 years. On State of Mind, you’ll hear those stories from our talented writers and from a wide array of other Texans. Each of them is a window into the experience of life here. Join us each week for a new story about life in the Lone Star State, from the Texas Monthly team behind “Boomtown,” “One by Willie,” and “Tom Brown’s Body.”
Jun 14, 2021
8. The Remains
"I'm definitely more paranoid wherever I go. I definitely watch my back more and pay attention to what's going on around me."
Nov 17, 2020
7. The Wake
"The people of the town are calling us and saying, 'Do we have a monster that lives in our community?' I wish I could give them Solace."
Nov 10, 2020
6. The Thicket
"I'm like, 'What the heck is that?' So, I walk around some shrubs, and as I get closer I can see that it kind of looks like bone."
Nov 03, 2020
5. Unusual Suspects
“It's kind of strange that your investigator calls this search, and lo and behold, right after he starts the search, a cell phone is found.”
Oct 27, 2020
4. Lake Marvin Road
"I'm sitting there thinking, 'Oh God, I'm so scared right now.' I couldn't convince them. And so I just let them hammer me."
Oct 20, 2020
3. Evil Has Come to Canadian
"Makes you want to go to the church, get on your knees and say a few words, right?
Oct 13, 2020
2. Tom's Loop
"My gut tells me he hasn't left Hemphill County. I think he's here somewhere, and I don't know if he intends to come out in the next day or two."
Oct 06, 2020
1. A Pretty Little Place
“Someone is lying. And it’s hard to know who’s lying and who’s not.”
Sep 29, 2020
Sep 14, 2020