Now obtainable to ‘binge-listen,’ full Dakota Highlight podcast season dissects Diede/Anderson

Described as a real crime podcast with coronary heart, Season 6 of

Dakota Highlight

tells the real-life story of what occurs when two individuals vanish from the earth, abandoning a path of heartache, ache and unanswered questions.

Hosted by Dakota Highlight creator and host James Wolner and co-produced by Discussion board Communications journalist Jeremy Fugleberg, the investigative sequence, “Vanishing Act,” takes a deep dive into the lives of Kristin Diede and Bob Anderson, tracing the 2 Minnesotans’ remaining steps and interactions earlier than vanishing from the plains of North Dakota.

Kristin Diede and Bob Anderson, May 1, 1993

Kristin Diede and Bob Anderson taking a stroll within the woods. Might 1, 1993

Contributed / Anderson Household

New proof, heart-wrenching interviews and even the assistance of a former detective wrap collectively to create a compelling account not solely of the disappearances of Diede and Anderson, but in addition the influence of their loss.

The listener is taken on the investigative journey alongside Wolner and Fugleberg, receiving data on the case by no means earlier than disclosed, together with a number of cross-state hyperlinks in South Dakota. Ditching sensationalism and dramatics, the podcast sticks to a journalistic fashion of integrity, offering obligatory data to the general public in an try to shine a light-weight on a narrative that has gone unreported and unexamined for many years.

The story behind the podcast 

Wolner has been following the story of Diede and Anderson since 2015, earlier than he started internet hosting Dakota Highlight, a Discussion board Communications podcast. The case piqued his curiosity because of the wording used to explain it on the North Dakota State Legal professional Common’s web site.

“I believed it was attention-grabbing that two individuals would disappear like that,” Wolner stated. “And it’s talked about on the legal professional common chilly case house that they’re believed to be victims of murder, which is completely different from all the opposite ones they listed. It’s simply an attention-grabbing manner of describing it: They’re believed to be victims of murder. They should have some motive to imagine that.”

Wolner’s curiosity within the case prompted him to seek for a option to be taught extra in regards to the story — he sought out a ebook and any movies associated to the story. He didn’t discover something. So, he searched by means of the newspaper archives. Nonetheless, he didn’t discover a lot data.

So, he began doing just a little investigating himself — a path that led him to these closest to Diede and Anderson. Through the years, he’s come to know extra about this case than, arguably, anybody. That put him in an opportune place to inform the story. Becoming a member of forces with Fugleberg, they did simply that.

The story of Diede and Anderson

Diede, a mom of two younger youngsters on the time of her disappearance, was residing in Bloomington in 1993 when she made the journey along with her boyfriend, Anderson, to her hometown of Wishek, North Dakota, to retrieve some belongings. They haven’t been seen or heard from since.


Kristin Diede, who went lacking on Aug. 15, 1993, is pictured right here on a lacking poster later positioned round city by associates in Bloomington, Minnesota

Contributed picture

Wolner and Fugleberg rigorously dissect the disappearances, interviewing shut family and friends members of Diede and Anderson, together with legislation enforcement and Diede’s ex-husband.

By no means-before-revealed proof and elements of the “crime” are introduced, offering compelling proof that casts doubts on any assumption that Diede and Anderson took off, leaving their family and friends members behind.

Alongside the investigative path to uncover who’s answerable for the disappearances of Diede and Anderson, the podcast additionally hits on one other facet of true crime instances that always goes unobserved: the difficult and lifelong ache that’s inflicted upon those that cherished the lacking.

Spanning generations, the heartache has penetrated the lives of many who knew Diede and Anderson, whereas not directly impacting those that by no means even acquired the possibility.

An empathetic listener can be drawn in not just for the mysterious elements of this story, but in addition for the real-life and uncooked storytelling that turns the microphone over to those that have been impacted.

Within the remaining episode, “Open Letter to a Killer,” the podcast makes use of the voices of those that cherished Diede and Anderson to talk on to who is likely to be answerable for their losses. It’s a reminder to the listener that true crime tales occur to real-life individuals.

As for who’s answerable for the disappearances — or deaths — of Diede and Anderson, a listener must tune in and, finally, resolve for themselves.

With all 11 episodes now out,

this season of Dakota Highlight

is totally obtainable to binge-listen.

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