Death Island


White sand beaches, untouched jungles, cloudless skies. People come to Thailand to get away from it all. But the seemingly idyllic paradise of Koh Tao, once known as Turtle Island, has turned from beauty to horror as a string of brutal murders and unexplained disappearances have rocked the community. Government cover-ups, corrupt police, bungled investigations, silenced natives, cults. Locals and tourists have come to known this place as: Death Island.

  • 25 minutes 56 seconds
    A Discussion Part II

    Producers continue to discuss the fallout from the podcast and the real-world implications our investigation has had.

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    7 June 2023, 10:00 am
  • 26 minutes 12 seconds
    A Discussion

    In this episode, the producers reflect on the impact of their investigation and the real-world implications of their podcast. They discuss the fallout from their reporting and the effects it has had on the individuals and organizations involved. 

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    31 May 2023, 10:00 am
  • 31 minutes 34 seconds
    The Case Against Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo - Part 2

    Through expert interviews, we explore some history of the island of Koh Tao, dating back to the 1940s, which provides context to where we are now. Forensic expert Joseph Scott Morgan also joins us to discuss some newly-procured autopsy reports.

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    24 May 2023, 10:00 am
  • 30 minutes 15 seconds
    The Case Against Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo

    This episode picks up at the trial of the two Burmese migrant workers who have been charged in the murders of David Miller and Hannah Witheridge. Three judges announce the verdict on Christmas Eve 2015, and we look into events that led to that point as well as what's going on today. 

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    17 May 2023, 10:00 am
  • 37 minutes 17 seconds
    The Case of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller Update

    We revisit the murders of Hanna Witheridge and David Miller on Koh Tao. With new information coming to light regarding key evidence, we dig deeper into the case.

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    10 May 2023, 10:00 am
  • 29 minutes 23 seconds
    The Case of Nick Pearson

    When a family vacation turns into a nightmare, one family is left with the sinking feeling that justice may never be found. We also investigate if tourist attacks could be related.

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    3 May 2023, 10:00 am
  • 34 minutes 8 seconds
    The Cases of Ben Harrington and Tony Lotus

    We explore the mysterious deaths of two foreigners on the island. In 2012, a motorbike accident raises new questions about police investigations on the island. Then, in 2013, a successful bar owner is found dead with the police claiming it was a heart attack, but the evidence to support this claim is thin. Join us as we uncover the dark secrets of Koh Tao and the possible connection between these two deaths.

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    26 April 2023, 10:00 am
  • 37 minutes 51 seconds
    The Case of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller - Part 2

    We dive even deeper into the murders of backpackers Hannah Witheridge and David Miller. We hear from first-hand sources who were on the island in the weeks following the crimes and who reveal that when two suspects emerged, it seemed the nightmare was over, but we discover that the real mystery was just beginning.

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    19 April 2023, 10:00 am
  • 31 minutes 52 seconds
    The Case of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller

    In September 2014, Hannah Witheridge and David Miller only met by chance while backpacking on the island, but when their bodies were found together on Sairee Beach, they would become linked forever by a tragic mystery. Their senseless deaths sparked international outrage and raised questions about justice on Koh Tao. As the investigation continues and new evidence emerges, it seems that the truth about Hannah and David's murders may be more elusive than anyone ever imagined.

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    12 April 2023, 10:00 am
  • 33 minutes 13 seconds
    The Cases of Ian Jacobs & Mr. Ban

    Ian Jacobs traveled to Koh Tao for a diving vacation, but his trip ended in tragedy when his body was discovered in a well on the island. Despite the investigation into his death, his friends from the UK remain unsatisfied with the official story and embark on their own journey to uncover the truth. Around the same time,  Mr. Ban, a well-known local businessman some people called “King of Koh Tao," is gunned down in broad daylight. The deaths are shrouded in mystery, and the deeper our team delves, the more complicated things become.


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    5 April 2023, 10:00 am
  • 37 minutes 1 second
    The Case of Christina Annesley

    In the tranquil island community of Koh Tao, a series of suspicious deaths set off alarm bells for a young political activist named Christina Annesley. Driven by a deep sense of justice she decides to investigate despite the dangers that lie ahead. As she navigates the murky waters of corruption and deceit Christina finds herself in grave danger.

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    29 March 2023, 9:01 am
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