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Lost Hills

Publisher: Pushkin Industries, Western Sound

Critic Rating: 4.9/5


Lost Hills investigates the dark side of Malibu, California. Beneath a seductive facade, this city of billionaires, celebrities, and surf bums is hiding something menacing. Season 2 takes place in the late 70s and early ‘80s, as Malibu was changing from a low-profile beach town into a celebrity haven, full of new money and hard drugs. When a Malibu woman and her son mysteriously drowned, her husband was arrested for their murders—and ultimately convicted. But to this day, many people—including the victim's family—claim he’s innocent. And listen back to season 1, which chronicled the horrifying story of a man killed...

Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Samantha Vincenty - Oprah Daily - May 21, 2021

"...riveting true crime podcast...Goodyear slowly unfurls possible new evidence that the official investigation overlooked."

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Score: 4.8

Nicholas Quah - Vulture - Mar 24, 2021

"Consequently, what you get with the podcast series is a little more sociological, something that spends more time situating the mysterious shootings within the context of the Malibu area, with all its undercurrents of class, affluence, and Southern California mythos. There’s some amount of Inherent Vice energy running through Lost Hills. It oscillates between the dark gravity of Beaudette’s killing and the goofiness of the Malibu setting, cutting what could be a straightforwardly told story with a slightly ironic eye. The combination is captivating."

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