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Bear Brook Podcast: Stories from the Stage



Join NHPR for a night of exceptional storytelling!  On Wednesday, September 4, the team behind NHPR’s popular Bear Brook Podcast will share stories from the stage, at the new Bank of NH Stage in Concord. 

In 1985, a hunter discovered a barrel containing two unidentified bodies near Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown, New Hampshire. In 2000, the discovery of a second barrel with two more unidentified bodies opened up more questions and renewed interest in the investigation. Years passed before the killer of the four mystery victims was finally revealed through the help of a powerful investigative technique based on genetic genealogy. Then, this past June, law enforcement authorities in the case revealed the identities of three of the four victims - as well as background information on their lives - helping resolve a longtime quest for answers surrounding the 1980s-era murders.

At the September event, host and reporter Jason Moon and producer Taylor Quimby will offer behind the scenes perspectives on the long-running investigation, and the role of forensic technology and genetic genealogy in solving the crimes. The evening will also include developments from the startling breaks in the case this past June, and reflections on key players affiliated with the investigation. The special presentation will be moderated by NHPR’s Digital Director Rebecca Lavoie, also a creator and host of a  popular true crime podcast. 

Since making its debut in October 2018, listeners from around the world have downloaded more than seven million episodes of Bear Brook to learn more about this fascinating New Hampshire case. The podcast has been named to numerous “Best Of” lists, including The Verge, the San Jose Mercury News, BuzzFeed, and Vulture; it also earned a Top 10 citation as one of the “Best Podcasts of 2018” from The New Yorker.

Don’t miss the chance to see the Bear Brook team at this special Concord appearance!


Wednesday, September 4

7 p.m. 

Bank of NH Stage 

16 S. Main Street

Concord, NH  03301 

Click here for more information, or contact the box office at Bank of NH Stage at 603-225-1111. 

[NOTE: General public tickets will go on sale Friday, July 26 at noon].

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