True crime meets forensic science in the What Remains podcast

Just before her high school graduation Alice Almendarez took one more trip to the morgue to see if she could find her missing father, John. She needed to know if he was dead or alive. What she didn’t know at the time was that her father’…

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The Challenge of Identifying People Who Live in the Shadows | What Remains Podcast Episode 12 Amanda Lamb It’s not unusual for remains to go unidentified when a person is living off the grid—living on the streets, stuck in poverty, add…

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DNA Profiling And “The CSI Effect” | What Remains Podcast Episode 11 Amanda Lamb We’ve talked a lot about the CSI Effect in What Remains. Crime scene techs on popular TV shows use some magical scientific technology that does…

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The Role Of A Journalist In An Ongoing Investigation | What Remains Podcast Episode 10 Amanda Lamb As a journalist who has been covering the criminal justice system for decades, one of the biggest challenges for me is getting information and …

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Covering The Heartbreak Of Missing Children | What Remains Podcast Episode 9 Amanda Lamb The cases I absolutely hate to cover are those involving missing, injured or dead children. This comes from a place of being a mother myself, and having …

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Science Meets Art In Facial Reconstruction | What Remains Episode 8 Amanda Lamb I doubt any child ever proclaims: “I want to draw dead people when I grow up.” It’s not exactly something you think about as a kid, or even as a…

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An Unsung Member Of Cold Case Investigations | What Remains Episodes 6 and 7 Amanda Lamb  The best part of creating What Remains has been meeting all kinds of people who work behind the scenes on cases that no one ever hears about. And w…

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Homicide Detectives Seek Justice, Not Glory | What Remains Podcast Episode 5 Amanda Lamb For homicide detectives, solving a cold case is about more than just solving a mystery. It’s about catching the bad guy, getting a conviction in co…

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The Doe Network Changes The Way Cold Cases Are Documented |  What Remains Episode 4 Amanda Lamb When I first started my research for What Remains, I was doing random online searches, just trying to get a handle on what the biggest factor…

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What Happens At A Body Farm? What Remains Podcast, Episode 3 Amanda Lamb Putting together a podcast is a lot more organic than you might think. You have an idea, and then that idea percolates in your brain giving birth to more ideas or new paths y…

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