Reviews
I listened to the 4th season about the Alaska disappearance. First two or three episodes were very slow and boring. When it got interesting, the podcast ended abruptly without any conclusion or idea of why. I listened to part of the first season. Over half of each episode is commercials and...Read full review »
Houston Holiday via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/08/24
Where are you ? Where are the new episodes?
bettsnybear via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/08/24
No one does True Crime like Payne. Thanks for all the good work you do for these victims and their families, stay safe!
summer bod '19 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/08/24
Podcast, Payne and team are actually in the field working hard to investigate and solve a crime!! I’m praying for the 2 victims in this Podcast!!!! Extremely grateful for what this team does! Thank You!
MaverickAbundance via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/07/24
The episodes start with ads, end with ads, and are abruptly interrupted with ads. I’m not motivated to time it but probably 30-40% of the content is advertising. I skip ahead but because some of the ads are done by the host it’s not easy to find where the ads stop and podcast begins again. Too...Read full review »
BlazeJester via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/07/24
This is so different and exciting because it's happening in real time. JoAnnRead full review »
Jo@WW via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/06/24
Payne is so full of himself after season 1 and he’s really rude to anyone he deals with in law enforcement. These episodes are overly long without going anywhere.
aaumueller via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/05/24
Episode 8 was torture. It’s like a fictional, farcical representation of the most incompetent and unprofessional police service- except it’s real life. No wonder people go missing and get murdered. Brutal.
bellamymills via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/05/24
Was hoping that Season 4 was building towards something since it had been so slow, then suddenly we are told there is nothing new until June. Hard to believe this crew thought they had anything close to enough material for an entire “season” Hoping things are better in June…not holding breath.
Lock Jaw Nick via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/04/24
Payne has lost the forest for the trees this season. Most of the podcast is spent building tension about how nervous he is to meet the suspect, the real victim is a complete by line in this story. You can’t give the Hollywood treatment to someone’s death and cast yourself in the lead. Come on
sadie dark via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/03/24
I have to say, Season 1 was great and set a high standard for this podcast, Season 2 was pretty good as well, but from. Season 3 on it became weak and all about Payne making money, so many commercials, and to lift it up his ego. Season 4 come on, it’s not about investigating a crime and telling...Read full review »
Carlos TOR via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/03/24
I just started listening to this today and I’m hooked! Great storytelling!
upstate-girl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/03/24
Great podcast but the background noise aka music is annoying as all get out! Please stop with the crappy background noise.
Neatos review via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/03/24
After the first 5 minutes I was hooked! You are doing good work 😉
Djhall61 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/02/24
Season 3 and 4 are really well told and the recordings of people are mostly clear, and if not the podcaster reiterates what they said. Season 2 plays frustratingly long clips of incoherent phone calls that are painful to listen to.
Jddddddeeeeeemmmmmmm via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/02/24
You are there’s nothing I want
观澜账号 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/02/24
Payne, please consider focusing less on yourself and more on the victims and the facts. The loss of lives is a serious matter. As a long-time listener since your early work on Up and Vanished, I had hoped to see your growth in becoming a professional investigative reporter. However, across...Read full review »
Lucaz Jay via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/01/24
I don’t understand why a podcast dedicated to helping the families of missing persons is so determined to engage in click bait. I feel like they should just do a fictional murder mystery series where the host can feel like a hero and leave real people with real stories alone.
cewy80 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/01/24
I think the host thought the audience would appreciate all his “insight” but it comes off as boring filler. There’s so much contemplation on “what to do next” and I find myself screaming at the screen because it’s so obvious at points and doesn’t need to be discussed with the audience. Any true...Read full review »
_savwashere_ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/01/24
These stories need better tellers—not hacks who trade in every known writing and narration cliche. As appealing as a convenience store rotisserie hot dog.
cal.exico via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/01/24
...or, alternatively, She said he said....This podcast highlights and brings public attention to missing person cases, but doesnt provide any real resolutions. Few of the interviews are from first-hand eyewtitnesses; the ones that are do not seem to be verified, and most are rumor--something...Read full review »
sibil bink via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/31/24
Season should have been called “Bears Don’t Eat Backpacks.” The second I heard it, I said what are we doing here?
Milford.Man via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/31/24
Good journalism, but the ad to podcast ratio is pretty miserable. Be prepared to skip forward a lot.
PatBroadbent via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/31/24
The other seasons were so well done. This season is very boring and predictable.
Camera 2023 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/30/24
Just wrapped up episode 8 of Season 4 (my first season) and I have to agree with a few other reviews I’ve seen here; the podcast host cannot help but make the story about a missing woman from Alaska all about how brave and courageous he is to be tracking the story. Still enjoyed it overall, but...Read full review »
Igloosius via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/30/24
I just read a review of this podcast that complained about you doing unsolved cases instead of cases that were solved so that the listener could have a resolution!? you have got to be kidding me. These families have had a real life loved one disappear and they most likely has been murdered. How...Read full review »
ET 7788 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/24
Why won’t episode 8 play? Can Apple please fix this. It’s been down for five days
dc1125 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/24
The podcast seems masturbatory in that it refers to itself over and over again as if a major player in the lives of the missing or deceased. There’s an arrogance about this that is matched only by the general ineptitude of the host to approach the subject matter with the care and grace it...Read full review »
vostokv via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/24
UAV
Love this podcast so much & I’ve been a follower from the beginning. Payne and his team does amazing work. They’re so dedicated to getting justice for the victims of the cases they cover. Payne uses his platform to bring awareness to smaller cases and without him we might not have the answers...Read full review »
KirstinS0522 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/24
This series has been on my top listens and I’ve had it saved to catch every new episode. But every episode after episode 5 has felt like fillers that end with a good hang line to end the episode to make you coming back. Unfortunately all the quick to conclusion responses and lack of content is...Read full review »
g00ger via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/24
I’ve been a fan of the prior series of this podcast, but the 4th season is plodding and doesn’t hold my interest at all. Plus, the whole “Omg we’re pretending to be someone else tee hee!!!” pseudo-drama feels like two 7th grade boys crank-calling people after school.
marnoldesque via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/24
A talented and dedicated team of researchers. seious and important investigative journalism and work
SunRa Rebel via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/24
The first time the team had played in
ApplePy9898 via Apple Podcasts · Switzerland · 03/28/24
Payne has built a podcasting career off the first season of U&V, by wrongly taking a lot of credit for the eventual conclusion of Tara Grinstead’s case. Each season since then has become increasingly more pretentious and theatrical, with hour upon hour of drawn-out filler and...Read full review »
Carhart7 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/27/24
love the music. who ever did it is making a name for themself. five stars for that! sometimes im feeling its so pleasant and interesting that the narrators voice is a bit grating talking over it and preventing me from hearing it. the investigator is not professional. he should take some notes...Read full review »
money plant34 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/27/24
I love the irk you do Payne and have listened from your very first season. Unfortunately I can’t handle the unnecessary and irritating background music. Also, I feel it could be edited. Short and sweet without all the sensationalism.
bbbbbbbbbcctyuhgrryyfuiohf via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/26/24
I love the podcast, the journalism, the narration and the investigative work. With that being said, I’m heavily disappointed that this seems to be a podcast that only highlights the missing and their isn’t any solved cases. No fault or blame being placed. It’s just that you get so invested and i...Read full review »
Jai.summer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/26/24
Episodes in this newest season are slow moving and don’t provide enough info, lots of filler. I still appreciate what Payne & team does for victims and their family but this season is a little bit of a let down compared to previous ones.
1796259635 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/25/24
I’ve listened to a king’s ransom of pod casts of the true crime subject. And found this one to be the most compelling, interesting and addicting than any other, true crime or not . I’m on the edges of my seat..and almost nervous…,but in a good entertaining way. Whatever these folks are doing keep...Read full review »
seeker of all thinhgs fun via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/24/24
Payne, Don’t get discouraged by the naysayers! Stay focused on what is ultimately the most important! Find the truth!
Teg S. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/24/24
He said he knew somebody was doing a podcast. He offered information freely in defense of himself, suspect and delusional as the claims appear, they were still offered as answers to location, motive, the body, previous treatment of women and all the rest. It’s hard to believe that somebody would...Read full review »
mardawdo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/24/24
Just a response to the negative ratings here-I don’t think you’ll ever quite get the magic like what happened with Grinstead the first season, and while there may be repetitive things or self- reflection in these episodes, what he and the team are doing is a big deal. You can sit and research...Read full review »
Brinalisonmac via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/24/24
This show is soooo good! I hope you keep solving and get some comfort for these families. Good for you!!!
Boss? its me! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/24/24
Ahh Payne! The way you ended episode 8 and now we have to wait until June to find out more is just wrong!
pharmdoc2011 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/23/24
I’m continued to be amazed by Payne and tenderfoot. All of their shows are top-notch and Up and Vanished continues to get better with every season. While it’s very entertaining and keeps you on the edge of your seat, what Payne is doing to help solve these cases is very noble. Hands-down, my...Read full review »
Sawmill87 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/23/24
This is the worst podcast I’ve ever heard. Instead of evidence, he uses innuendo and rumor to not only point the finger people who have may have nothing to do with the case, but also blame the police. They don’t care about us… That’s why they brought in the FBI two weeks in…They don’t care about...Read full review »
dantmamn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/23/24
This is by far the best
mail lady angie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/23/24
Unfortunately, this podcast has progressively gotten worse and worse over the years.
Whatstheword91737478292 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/23/24
Payne is brilliant! Love his work and dedication!
CovertNarcXout via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/23/24
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