The Thing About Helen & Olga

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Helen and Olga are kindly old ladies who open their hearts and wallets to down-and-out men in Los Angeles. In a city named for angels, the two women seem heaven-sent. After one of the men is killed by a hit-and-run driver -- and then another suffers the same fate -- investigators uncover a horrifying and twisted plot that stuns even the most seasoned detectives. All six episodes of this chilling podcast from Keith Morrison and Dateline are available now.

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    Mystery Down Highway 1

    Hey Dateline fans, we’re sharing with you a special preview of the first episode of an all-new season of Dateline: Missing in America.  

    Josh Mankiewicz tells the story of Arelie Garcia, a 25-year-old woman who left her Salinas, California apartment she shared with her mother in 2022, and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

    Each of the six episodes will focus on one person’s story, as told by those left behind. Listen carefully to the details, descriptions and clues offered by family, friends and investigators. Something you hear might jog a memory that could help authorities crack a case.   

    Follow Dateline: Missing in America and listen now: https://link.chtbl.com/dmiast_lw

    16 July 2024, 10:30 am
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    6 – The Bottom Line

    Fireworks and finger pointing in court as two little old ladies do whatever it takes to beat a murder rap.

    16 November 2021, 11:25 am
  • 28 minutes 3 seconds
    5 – Just a Little Red Paint

    The investigation goes into high gear with the discovery of the murder weapon.

    16 November 2021, 11:20 am
  • 34 minutes 29 seconds
    4 – Girl Talk

    Detectives leave Helen and Olga alone together in a room wired for sound. Old resentments boil over.

    16 November 2021, 11:15 am
  • 37 minutes 5 seconds
    3 – Silk Pajamas and a Flimsy Nightgown

    The Granny Task Force conducts simultaneous early-morning raids at the homes of Helen and Olga.

    16 November 2021, 11:10 am
  • 32 minutes 55 seconds
    2 – “The Girls”

    An insurance investigator’s hunch leads law enforcement to assign a task force to tail two little old ladies.

    16 November 2021, 11:05 am
  • 31 minutes 59 seconds
    1 – Nothing to Lose. Everything to Gain

    Helen and Olga are on a mission to help homeless men in Los Angeles, when tragedy strikes. Twice.

    16 November 2021, 11:00 am
  • 2 minutes 18 seconds
    Introducing: The Thing About Helen & Olga

    Helen and Olga are kindly old ladies who open their hearts and wallets to down-and-out men in Los Angeles. In a city named for angels, the two women seem heaven-sent.  After one of the men is killed by a hit-and-run driver -- and then another suffers the same fate -- investigators uncover a horrifying and twisted plot that stuns even the most seasoned detectives. All six episodes of this chilling podcast from Keith Morrison and Dateline are available now.

    5 November 2021, 2:49 pm
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