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Episodes
  • Episode 0 - Trailer

    Sep 23 2021
    Robert Wone and Joseph Price were unlikely friends. Having met in college, both went on to become promising young lawyers in Washington, DC. This is where their similarities ended. Robert, a first-generation Chinese American, was newly married to his wife Kathy and was about to embark on a new career. Joseph, a prominent LGBTQ activist, became known for his wealth and his unconventional sexual relationship with his partner, Victor Zaborsky, and the third man in their relationship, Dylan Ward.

    On the night of August 2, 2006, the lives of these two unlikely friends changed forever when Robert is found stabbed to death in Joseph’s guest room. True crime junkie H. Alan Scott re-investigates this cold case, hoping to discover more about who murdered Robert Wone, talking to those who lived it, covered it, and from within the LGBTQ community.

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  • Episode 1- The Murder

    Sep 23 2021
    True crime junkie H. Alan Scott begins a deep dive into a case that obsesses him. Robert Wone works late and stays over with his friends Joe, Victor, and Dylan in their luxurious townhouse in Washington, DC. That night, Robert is stabbed to death, and the men claim that an intruder murdered him, beginning a twist-filled investigation where nothing is as it seems.
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    29 mins
  • Episode 2- The Investigation

    Sep 23 2021
    The night of Robert’s murder, medical workers and investigators find that the crime scene contains many suspicious elements. When detectives interview Joe, Victor, and Dylan, they think that their stories don’t add up and that they’re hiding something.
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    34 mins

About the Creator

AYR Media is a full service content production company with an emphasis on non-fiction content in podcasts, television, and film. President and CEO Aliza Rosen has worked as a producer in the television industry for over two decades and brings a breadth of knowledge and experience in premium unscripted programming. AYR Media’s credits include *The Case of Jon Benet Ramsey *(CBS), The Case of Caylee Anthony, Dirty John: The Dirty Truth, and documentary feature film Latter Day Jew.

About the Performer

H. Alan Scott is a Los Angeles based writer, journalist, and comedian. Scott’s work has appeared in Newsweek, VICE, Esquire, and OUT Magazine. Appearances include MTV, Fusion, CNN, and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Ellen. Scott has contributed to Jim Henson’s No, You Shut Up on Fusion, Paramount Plus’s Younger, and BBC/Netflix’s Danger Mouse. Currently, Scott co-hosts the podcasts Out on the Lanai: The Golden Girls Podcast on Elizabeth Banks’ WhoHaHa network and You’re Making It Worse on Dan Harmon’s Starburns Industries network.

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Very compelling podcast

This is very well organized and presented clearly. I do think when the suspects are LGBTQ+ and in an unconventional relationship with unconventional sexual proclivities, presenting the story becomes especially sensitive. But quite honestly, I'm far less concerned about the feelings of the three men in that townhouse who undoubtedly were involved in a cover up of a crime than I am about what happened to Robert Wone and the feelings of his widow and parents, who have been left not only to grieve but to wonder every day of their lives what actually happened to him.

To imply that detectives' questions about the possibilities of an intimate relationship with Wone or attraction to him on the part of any of those three men is somehow homophobic is absurd to me. Avoiding these questions would be negligent. If a straight couple had lived in that townhouse, similar questions would have been asked. If three female straight roommates had lived in that townhouse, similar questions would have been asked. If one of the residents of the townhouse collected weapons, it would have put that person under suspicion. So the fact that Dylan Ward had a stash of S&M sex toys and equipment as well as a knife set in his bedroom would make any reasonable person wonder if his interest in hurting people for pleasure were at issue here. That's not prejudice—it's common sense. It's the job of a detective to explore all those questions. As for the police not exploring other avenues because of homophobia, as the host claims at the end, they did explore the possible role of Michael Price. Any other possibility was pretty much out of the question, as there was no evidence that the house had been broken into. What other avenues does the host believe they should have explored? He doesn't say.

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Agenda driven

The story itself was really good but I felt that they were trying to push an agenda. I felt like they were ghost hunting where they were looking for a implicit bias. The people that were making the decisions in the case clearly did not have any bigotry towards the LBGTQ+ community. The narrator still tried to drive home that there was a bias and I felt like the entire episode was structured to drive that point home. If they remove those components of this podcast it would be a very good crime podcast.

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Very Compelling

This was a very compelling listen.
I heard this first on Bailey Sarianś Youtube channel but this was in depth and i loved it very much

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kept me entertained

narration was done very well. story line kept me hooked. Not a book for young ears.

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Fascinating and Expertly Reported!

Kudos to the producers and Mr. Scott to have produced an objective telling of the circumstances regarding an otherwise "charged" case. I knew nothing of the story, and though very tragic, I found it refreshing to listen to an expertly presented podcast without any obvious agenda. A job well done in light of tragic circumstances.

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Justice? What a joke.

This case angers me so much. The three men involved make me want to vomit. I'm just sickened, disgusted and beyond angry. Justice system? What justice system?

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Great way to pass an evening!

If you like true crime and want something interesting to listen to during an evening at home, this will be right up your alley! I hope there will be some follow-up episodes with updates in the future.

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Really done well !

This is one of best true crime stories I've listened to. Highly recommend to anyone.

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Fascinating true crime story

This is a wild ride from beginning to end. The narrator draws you in and the twists and turns left me wondering how this happened. If you love true crime - this is one of the best podcasts I've heard in the genre.

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Good story but no new info

If you've not heard of this case then the podcast is a relatively interesting but straightforward true crime case. However, there's no new information, no interviews with key players (most refused to be interviewed) and most of the information appears to come from someone else's pre-existing blog. Only worth a listen if you're bored.