Reviews
Another podcast (only listened to season 4) where the narrator has no investigative skills so the entire podcast is filled with interviews of the victim & suspects families. Therefore there was no forensic or any other type of evidence presented on the case. This is not a true crime podcast,...Read full review »
the locacious one via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/15/22
I listen to so many podcast, but Island Crime is my favourite! Having a journalists perspective is so different than having someone without that experience tell them story. I live in Vancouver and have spent so much time on the Island, but it’s the narratives perspective that keeps me coming back!
Sarah----R via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/05/22
Please please please STOP talking like a robot! Why can’t you talk the way you do with the people you interview???!!!😩😩🤖
EmojiLojiy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/05/22
It draaaaaaags on and the narrator is painfully monotonous. I couldn't pay attention for more than a few seconds at a time. I actually forgot I was listening to something until I got a phone call.Read full review »
Mia.11 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/30/22
I gave 3 stars because I did want to hear the stories but I think there are two major issues with this podcast. I look at most true crime podcasts as adding value to some extent…meaning true investigative journalism…digging and uncovering things that law enforcement etc missed or didn’t explore...Read full review »
Changes wanted via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/30/22
YIKES
pbod12288 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/25/22
This season is just boring. Who cares about the suspects childhood????
Teesh909 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/16/22
Victim-focused and compassionate journalism. Your work is important and you fight for justice. I am sad there’s more stories to hear but I know your effort is to spread awareness and help these families. People complaining about the narration - listen to it at 1.25x or just appreciate the...Read full review »
e.m-/:;()$&@"0987 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/12/22
I found the commentator difficult to listen too. Struggling to decipher what was being said because of the tension, excitement or uncertainties in her story telling. Pausing or emphasizing on the wrong words or syllables. It’s unfortunate because I would have liked to hear the story, but I...Read full review »
tiaranni via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/11/22
Started season four. I really don’t see how telling stories of reminiscing can help find this missing woman. Your listeners need to know what was going on during the time she disappeared if you want their help. I’m on S1E3 and I just can’t get past all the interviews and stories. This podcast...Read full review »
0gtgirl0 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/09/22
Meh
Maybe I have been spoiled by the likes of Serial and Someone Knows Something but this doesn’t come close to matching up. The narration is overly scripted and monotoned. The interviews lack depth focuses mostly on how pretty and smart Lisa was. The most disappointing thing is that this isn’t a...Read full review »
Kenny Jason via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/21/22
I like that Laura’s podcast focuses on the victim, their lives and the community they lived in. A bit different than other true crime podcasts that focuses on just the investigative part. I guess it’s a fine balance but season one has been good so far. Laura sounds like a confident interviewer...Read full review »
Furikake-chan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/20/22
Thank you, Laura, for keeping Michael in the public’s heart and mind.
Mailson via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/05/22
Very well done with an excellent host. Laura brings Serial quality podcasting to Vancouver Island.
Laura 12321232123 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/19/22
Very good (but sad) story. Hoping someone will come forward. Excellent information from experts regarding child abductions, amber alerts, how things have changed, for the better, with technology.
LuluOni via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/17/22
i’d never heard anything about this person and found it very interesting, it was good to hear people speak about Lisa. I hope some justice can be done, it’s tragic for her and her family that they have never known what happened. Great work bringing this to our attention. Great reporting!!
Cana Australia via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/03/22
I have to say, I love the way the host handles this show. However, when she’s peaking to the dna expert in later episodes, I felt that the dna expert was just on here to promote themselves and how intelligent they are, etc. It didn’t feel like a genuine want for the family, it felt like a...Read full review »
sammelisabeth via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/18/22
I commend Laura for doing such thorough journalism and creating a great report. It was very interesting to hear about the effort, details, time and resources put into this case. I pray the family gets the answers they need. Thank you for this amazing podcast. I’ve been following this story since...Read full review »
Nurse C87 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/11/22
Thank you for such an insightful and well prepared podcast. I truly believe one day Michael’s amazing family will have the answers they are waiting for.
Bren_9 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/08/22
This is a fantastic podcast that brings light and continued exposure to the Michael Dunahee case. Take a listen. Look around. Ask questions. Let’s bring this now young man home.
Tunamac15 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/07/22
Laura Palmer really brought these stories back to life. Her reporting on the cold cases and the new details and interviews seriously gave me chills. Amazing podcast. Highly recommend.
Linzeebc via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/07/22
I have listened to all three seasons. The stories are told with so much care and empathy. I love the tone of this podcast, it’s very straightforward and the interviewer is a true professional. So so well done.
akb2098 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/06/22
I’ve listened to this series twice, it’s that good. It’s haunting. It stays with you. Beautifully presented, and thoughtfully pieced together. I can’t get Lisa Marie Young out of my head. I hope this podcast helps to bring answers to her family and friends. To us all.
EKG222# via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/02/22
Thank you for doing a podcast on missing Michael. Michaels missing poster is pretty much a part of my childhood. It was in every store we went to and I was so curious about this boy with the fish that was the same age as me. Ive been so hopeful that he would be found, I hope this podcast helps!
Alanaramam via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/31/22
Loved this podcast! Laura did a great job. It’s interesting listening to podcasts that are in Canada.
angie6563 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/28/22
Prayers 🙏for the victims and their families..💔
amAliceHannie7 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/27/22
This is a very well-researched and interesting podcast. The stories Laura covers are all local to me (Vancouver Island). She includes interesting audio that is actually easy to hear. I would recommend this podcast to my friends.
queenofmerlot via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/26/22
Content is good. Narration is HORRIBLE! Podcast sounds very unprofessional. Sounds like narrator/researcher is reading a script. Voice intonations sound more typical of a preschool or kindergarten teacher. Again - good story - horrible narration. Thought narration would improve with time....Read full review »
GiaMeg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/21/22
Definitely one of my favorites! You feel so engaged and connected to the families, you feel how much the host cares
regret staying there via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/10/22
Laura Palmer has a gift for storytelling and she does it with compassion, empathy and intellect. A must-listen podcast.
BrodySV via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/03/22
I’m impressed with Laura’s commitment to dig down deep to bring us 3 amazing seasons. I live on Vancouver Island and am very familiar with the three season subjects. This is fast becoming my favourite podcast 😃 thanks so much for going the extra distance so that many of us can enjoy
Gdsmom via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/02/22
I did not know so much happens on the island ! In September 21 I did hear that an artist was gunned down no arrests so far
Trish 1980 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/01/22
**Edited to add - I’ve moved on from season 1 and have to same, the second season was of much better audio quality and the pace of the host’s speech seems to have increased. If you get through season 1, season 2 and 3 are much better. The research is really good and this has the potential to be...Read full review »
Emmaskrey via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/28/22
Listening to the Michael Dunahee case, I found it very hard to understand his parents. Not sure if it’s the recording or just the speed in which they talk but I missed a lot of what they said, unfortunately.
Newuser148373 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/27/22
Great podcast. Thorough interesting well researched.
joan from canada via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/24/22
I have listened to all 3 seasons of Island Crime! Each episode is very thorough and this is due to the interviewing and reporting style of Laura. She asks excellent questions in a non-judgmental way to gather the facts. For the latest episode, her question to possible suspect Mr. X about his...Read full review »
ACCav7 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/23/22
The halting. Speech. Of the narrator. Makes this. Very hard. To listen to. It sounds. Like an SNL. Impression of. A news reporter. (Which is unfortunate because these local stories deserve as much attention as possible!)
KR1881 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/17/22
I don’t mean to sound like a jerk but I’m literally on episode 4 of season 3 (about Michael D) and we STILL haven’t gotten into the meat of anything. It’s all about the feelings of those in town/ the families. Or about the cops describing the social layout of the town in general - basically...Read full review »
natoyahearrrrrd?! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/11/22
Wow this is so well done. Can’t believe it hasn’t gotten more attention. I’m only on s1 so far
cdoc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/06/22
The series includes first hand accounts from many people who were there the day 4 year old Michael was taken. The series explores thirty years of an open investigation in heart breaking detail.
Columboswife via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/03/22
I don’t know if the issue is on my end, but the podcast S3:E2 sounds like it’s sped up. It’s noticeable and not a good production decision. Podcasts should sound natural. Air, pauses and natural rhythm of each speaker is good in a quality podcast. Like I said, the issue could be on my end.
aorrob105 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/03/22
I really appreciate the subject matter of this podcast but my word! The narrator makes it difficult to continue listening. Even sharing narration duties with someone else might keep listeners.
Beeb62 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/01/22
Sure this host sounds like a hard-nosed investigative journalist, because that's what she is. Pair that with her soft heart and her superb ability to forge connections and her confident evocative writing and you are hooked. You will feel what the Dunahee family feels. If you can bear it....Read full review »
MoMoMiketoo via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/31/22
Painfully narrated by a robot. Throw some life into your voice. It sounds like you never ever smile. I so wanted to finish the whole series as I love Canadian podcasts but this is just dreadful. Great stories but just can’t do it.
LooLoo13 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/27/22
Professional investigative storytelling. I personally love that it’s cases from Vancouver Island. 1st class podcast. Thank you, Laura.
pocastjunkie via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/27/22
Compassionate and victim focused; thank you for giving a voice to the victims and shinning new light on these cases.
Heather💫💫 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/26/22
I am so engaged with the podcast that I will keep listening even after my walk is over. Crime stories can be tough to follow but the content is well organized.
mc-feather via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/25/22
Very good quality content. Thank you for putting such an effort to bring these informative stories to the public while still giving the victims and their families dignity through the process.
jasonanson via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/20/22
Do you host a podcast?
Track your ranks and reviews from Spotify, Apple Podcasts and more.
See hourly chart positions and more than 30 days of history.
Get Chartable Analytics »