The KSL Stories

The Cold podcast came to fruition thanks in part to many talented and creative people who work in the combined newsroom of KSL in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Every single episode of Cold was accompanied by a story on KSL 5 TV, produced by Keira Farrimond. Likewise, each episode included a companion article on, written by myself or writer Carter Williams. KSL NewsRadio supported Cold with on-air interviews and weekly stories produced by Becky Bruce.

Susan Powell Case Files Cold Podcast
Cold included many clips from the KSL archives, some of which are kept on Betamax tapes and needed to be digitized. Photo: Dave Cawley, KSL Newsradio

The following list includes links to each of those articles and their associated videos.

KSL Story Links

Prelude (Nov. 13, 2018): New podcast to shed light on Susan Powell cold case

Episode 1 (Nov. 13, 2018): Woman who dated killer Josh Powell breaks silence in new podcast

Episode 2 (Nov. 20, 2018): Secret audio, video recordings of Josh and Steven Powell revealed

Episode 3 (Nov. 28, 2018): Susan Powell’s secret writings reveal fear, suspicion months before her disappearance

Susan Powell Case Files Cold Podcast
KSL 5 TV photojournalist Sean Estes collects video of the Seattle skyline during a trip to Washington for Cold. Photo: Dave Cawley, KSL Newsradio

Episode 4 (Dec. 5, 2018): Lead detective on Susan Powell investigation speaks

Episode 5 (Dec. 11, 2018): Experiment rules out possible origins of mystery evidence in Susan Powell case

Episode 6 (Dec. 18, 2018): Josh Powell diagnosed with shoulder injury 10 days after wife disappeared

Episode 7 (Dec. 26, 2018): Police excavated landfill during search for Susan Powell

Susan Powell Case Files Cold Podcast
Cold host Dave Cawley collects ambient sound of people collecting rocks at the Dugway Geode Beds. Photo: Devon Dewey,

Episode 8 (Jan. 2, 2019): Federal law enforcement officer helped Josh Powell move

Episode 9 (Jan. 9, 2019): FBI warned that Josh Powell might kill his sons

Episode 10 (Jan. 15, 2019): Police plotted to introduce Josh Powell to woman undercover

Episode 11 (Jan. 22, 2019): Police coordinated 2011 events in Susan Powell case as Operation Tsunami

Episode 12 (Jan. 29, 2019): FBI, Secret Service failed to crack Josh Powell’s encryption

Susan Powell Case Files Cold Podcast
Cold host Dave Cawley holds the computer hard drive belonging to Josh Powell that West Valley City, Utah police recovered from a safe deposit box in Puyallup, Wash. in September of 2011. Photo: Dave Cawley, KSL Newsradio

Episode 13 (Feb. 6, 2019): Forensic psychologist shares impressions of Josh Powell

Episode 14 (Feb. 13, 2019): Devastating fire left few digital clues

Episode 15 (Feb. 20, 2019): Josh Powell’s brother lied under oath

Susan Powell Case Files Cold Podcast
Utah County Sheriff’s Sgt. Spencer Cannon discusses the difficulty of reaching Nutty Putty Cave from the top of Blowhole Hill. Photo: Mark Wetzel, KSL 5 TV

Episode 16 (Feb. 26, 2019): Interview casts doubt on claim Josh Powell confessed to a stripper

Episode 17 (March 5, 2019): Police questioned Josh Powell’s uncle as person of interest in Susan Powell case

Episode 18 (March 13, 2019): ‘There will never be any justice’: Key takeaways from the Susan Powell case as ‘Cold’ wraps up

Susan Powell Case Files Cold Podcast
KSL 5 TV photojournalist Mark Wetzel gathers video of the former entrance to Nutty Putty Cave in Utah County, Utah. Photo: Dave Cawley, KSL Newsradio

Bonus 1 (March 20, 2019): Bonus episode explores psychology of Josh Powell’s audio journals

Bonus 2 (March 27, 2019): US Marshal shares insider account of Susan Powell investigation

Bonus 3 (April 3, 2019): Theory of Susan Powell in Nutty Putty Cave debunked