Episodes
Published 04/17/24
”Inside Up and Vanished: In The Midnight Sun” takes listeners behind the scenes of this season of the podcast. Host Payne Lindsey sits down with Tenderfoot's Laura Benson to discuss the investigation into the disappearance of Alaska Native Florence Okpealuk. Payne reflects on some of the challenges of this season and his experiences on the ground in Nome, Alaska. Follow the show on Instagram: @upandvanished Subscribe to Tenderfoot+ for ad-free listening, exclusive bonuses and early access....
Published 04/12/24
Published 04/11/24
In this episode Payne continues contact with Oregon Jon, visits Alaska Department of Public Safety in Anchorage, heads back to Nome to speak with the Alaska State Troopers and begins looking further into the case of Joseph Balderas. Follow the show on Instagram: @upandvanished Subscribe to Tenderfoot+ for ad-free listening, exclusive bonuses and early access. {apple.co/upandvanished} To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit:...
Published 03/29/24
Payne sits down with the producers of up and vanished for a round-table discusion about the lead up, planning, and eventual encounter with Oregon Jon in small bar in Ketchikan from episode 6. Follow the show on Instagram: @upandvanished Subscribe to Tenderfoot+ for ad-free listening, exclusive bonuses and early access. {apple.co/upandvanished} To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices....
Published 03/22/24
After messaging him from a fake Facebook account, Payne sets up to meet with the person he wants to talk with the most; Oregon Jon. Deciding to bring along a few of his producers, Payne sets up as many recording devices around the bar as he can in order to covertly capture the full encounter. Can Payne keep up the ruse or will Oregon Jon catch on? Follow the show on Instagram: @upandvanished Subscribe to Tenderfoot+ for ad-free listening, exclusive bonuses and early access....
Published 03/15/24
Payne and his producers beginning planning the best way to get closer to Oregon Jon, with internet sleuthing they eventually discover a trail to go down uncovering hints at how to get close enough to talk to him. Follow the show on Instagram: @upandvanished Subscribe to Tenderfoot+ for ad-free listening, exclusive bonuses and early access. {apple.co/upandvanished} To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more...
Published 03/08/24
A tip received from a local Nomite sends Payne down the rabbit hole to uncover the sender of texts which claim to know exactly what happened to Florence Okpealuk in a tent on West Beach. Follow the show on Instagram: @upandvanished Subscribe to Tenderfoot+ for ad-free listening, exclusive bonuses and early access starting on 2/23. {apple.co/upandvanished} To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad...
Published 03/01/24
Join Payne Lindsey and the producers of Up and Vanished every week, as they break down the latest episode on his new weekly show Talking To Death. Listen to more episodes of Talking to Death here. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 02/28/24
Talking with locals in Nome, Payne begins to make some progress in finding out who one of the last people to have seen Florence alive is. New accounts of interactions with the miner living on West Beach have led to the uncovering of a man with a nickname that a lot of the town have heard about. Follow the show on Instagram: @upandvanished Subscribe to Tenderfoot+ for ad-free listening, exclusive bonuses and early access starting on 2/23. {apple.co/upandvanished} To learn more about...
Published 02/23/24
Florence Okpealuk is not the first Alaska Native to go missing from Nome. Seventeen years prior, Sonya Ivanoff was reported missing by her roommates and was found murdered. The crime has forever left a mark on the relationship between the community and the local police department. Payne arrives in Nome and learns that not much has changed since Ivanoff's tragic end. He connects with journalist and Alaska Native, Alice Qannik Glenn, who shares how the story inspired her journalism and changed...
Published 02/17/24
Often Nome, Alaska is claimed to be settled by gold miners, but Alaska Natives have been in the sub-arctic area for thousands of years. It is also unfortunately the site of a disproportionately high number of missing Indigenous and Native Alaskan women. When Up and Vanished host, Payne Lindsey, receives a tip from one of his producers about Florence Okpealuk, an Alaskan native who went missing in 2020, he is drawn to the mystery of her disappearance. As Payne begins his research, he finds an...
Published 02/16/24
Listen to the newest trailer for Up and Vanished Season 4. Subscribe to Payne’s new weekly podcast “Talking To Death” for exclusive behind the scenes content from the new season. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 01/31/24
Coming February 16th - Payne Lindsey returns to lead a new investigation into the disappearance of Alaska Native Florence Okpealuk, who vanished from the subarctic town of Nome in 2020. From Tenderfoot TV, new chapter begins, this is season 4... Up and Vanished: In the Midnight Sun'. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 01/22/24
Payne Lindsey returns to lead a new investigation into the disappearance of Alaska Native Florence Okpealuk, who vanished from the subarctic town of Nome in 2020. On January 26th, a new chapter begins. From Tenderfoot TV, this is season 4... Up and Vanished: In the Midnight Sun' To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 01/15/24
From the Up and Vanished team comes The Vanishing Point. Episode 6: A death bed confession leads investigators to Agency Road, a rural road that twists and turns into the woods. Will this tip lead to answers and, if not, what can we do to support the efforts to find Khadijah, Emmilee, Virgil, Andrea, Sumi, and other missing Indigenous people in this area? Follow on social @thevanishingpointpod To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit:...
Published 12/29/23
From the Up and Vanished team comes The Vanishing Point. Episode 5: Located approximately 200 miles south of Hoopa is Covelo, California; home of the Round Valley Tribe. This quaint town with a population of less than 1500 has a violent crime rate higher than the average U.S. city. Our team travels to Covelo to look into the case of Khadijah Britton, a 25 year old woman who was last seen being forced into a car at gunpoint in 2018. Follow on social @thevanishingpointpod To learn more about...
Published 12/22/23
From the Up and Vanished team comes The Vanishing Point. Episode 4: The rural roads and highways leading in and out of the reservation provide the perfect backdrop for someone to vanish. We explore the cases of 52 year old Virgil Bussell Jr. and 22 year old Andrea “Chick” White. White’s case dates back 30 years. Follow on social @thevanishingpointpod To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad...
Published 12/15/23
From the Up and Vanished team comes The Vanishing Point. Episode 3: The TFTV team looks into more cases of missing Indigenous people in Humboldt County and hears recurring themes… substance abuse, mental health and lawlessness. Is Humboldt County “The Wild West”? Follow on social @thevanishingpointpod To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 12/08/23
From the Up and Vanished team comes The Vanishing Point. Episode 2: The last confirmed sighting of 35 year old Emmilee Risling’s was on a cold Autumn day in October 2021. She was standing on Pecwan bridge but several reports place her at “the end of the road”; a remote area on the Yurok reservation. Our team travels to the end of the road to speak to the man some say knows more about Emmilee’s disappearance than he leads on.  Follow on social @thevanishingpointpod To learn more about...
Published 12/01/23
From the Up and Vanished team comes The Vanishing Point. Episode 1: Hoopa Valley is located in the Pacific Northwest. It is a beautiful place with a rich history and culture but this land holds a dark secret, the high rate of missing and murdered Indigenous people. The Tenderfoot TV team heads to Hoopa to investigate why this tribal community is vulnerable to these issues and to hear the stories that have been ignored for so long. Follow on social @thevanishingpointpod To learn more about...
Published 12/01/23
Up and Vanished New Season Coming! Check out this note from Payne and hear about his new talk show, Talking to Death. Follow us on social: @upandvanished @talkingtodeath To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 11/17/23