Rachel Charlene Lewis
September 16, 2016 6:53 pm

We LOVE podcasts, and this is one we just cannot stop thinking about. Ever since we learned about it on Vulture, it’s been creeping us out in the *best way* and we’re planning to spend our weekend cuddled up with our squad and being 100% fascinated with this true-crime podcast. It tells the story of Jacob Wetterling, a young boy from St. Joseph, Minnesota, who disappeared in 1989.  His disappearance remained  a mystery up until September 1st, 2016 — the day a man finally confessed to the sexual assault and murder of the 11-year-old. The case rocked the nation for 27 years, and it’s sure to be an incredibly important series.

Creator Madeleine Baran told Vulture that Serial and Making a Murderer helped pave the way for this series.

You already know that we’re OBSESSED with Making a Murderer  and Serial, so do we even need to *tell* you that we’re for sure going to listen to this one?!

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But Baran says that In The Dark is different from the two super popular true crime stories.

Just, woah.

Baran hopes that In The Dark will encourage a thoughtful look at law enforcement.

We’re so, so intrigued by this entire concept, and it’s so important that Baran is doing this work. Definitely subscribe, and join us this weekend for In The Dark!