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I appreciate your perspective. I have an equivalent of 2 years of schooling in Canada to become an RPN, comparable to an LPN here. I also have an AS degree in Psychology. My father was a pastor and my husband is a pastor. Your words about the job as Pastor requiring very little training or education were a little offensive. But I understand why. Many pastors do not have the training required to do the job well If being a pastor is easy, it is because of that particular denomination. Many denominations require a degree to be a pastor. It's also offensive to the role of pastor that anyone can get a licence to marry people online. Our culture does not value the responsibilities of this job, in my opinion. In general, I get why you said it, but please include the fact that it is a denominational related issue. A solid denomination realizes that education is vital to become a Pastor. Our church denomination requires it. The amount of education a denomination requires is a direct statement of the value they put on the role. It actually requires much more training than speaking well A good Pastor takes on diverse cultures, many counseling situations, extensive training on the scriptures etc. etc. My father's degree was a 4 year degree. My husband's training requirement included his Associates in another field and then an equivalent of 2 years in classes. After that he had continued educational classes on cultural diversity, many psychology classes and a thorough training on how to guide people towards good supports if abused. So, it's not true that the job of Pastor requires little education. It is very unwise if a denomination puts someone in that role without at least 4 years of intense training. I hope that makes sense. Thank you for listening.

I really think that whoever killed her was standing right there with her and threatened that if she did not call 911 and say she was going to kill herself that her family would never find her body. That's why she said she was calling so her family could find her. I think she was speaking slowly and stalling about her phone's location so they could possibly get there in time to save her. Unfortunately, that did not happen.

I’m listening to the podcast right now. Lauren, you do a fantastic job at bringing all the information together for us.

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Wow this is so sad, they said this is the 2nd time an undocumented-illegal immigrant has snuck into our country, obviously illegally and committed murder, but the murder total between them is a total of four murders! This guy is responsible for not only murdering Rachel Morin in Pennsylvania, but a 9 year old child and her mother in Los Angeles was also murdered by him. Of course we can never forget the brutal murder of nursing student, Laken Ryley, who was savagely killed by another illegal immigrant, Jose Ibarra. I just don’t understand how the Biden administration is still allowing these illegal immigrants, by the tens of millions, to enter the country with no accountability! This mess is further damaging by having soft on crime DAs and judges who allow these criminals to go right back on the streets to commit more crimes. When will this insanity end? Why are people still voting for these lousy politicians is the real question!

I would say there is more than 2 times this has happened. We’ve had two just in my local area, they just didn’t hit the mega news stations. 🤬

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If they're discussing trial deadlines for pretrial filings these dates are based on a trial date. I hope they set this trial date!

Actually, Latah County is on Pacific time so it's 11 MDT

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Oh my goodness 🙏🏼 I prey they caught the guy!!!

Yes, they caught him in Oklahoma! Figured he'd screw up somehow.

We have a new podcast out. Mica Miller—The FULL story. You can listen anywhere you listen to podcasts, but here’s your Apple link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hidden-a-true-crime-podcast/id1521619380?i=1000658999298

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We have a new podcast out.  Mica Miller—The FULL story. You can listen anywhere you listen to podcasts, but here’s your Apple link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hidden-a-true-crime-podcast/id1521619380?i=1000658999298

And Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1rAZVGceHtPwrqhNvbgwgR?si=iSFHDjQyR--EQhvPi6dO8g

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Lauren you did an incredible job telling Mica’s story. It was so wonderful and SO respectful! I look forward to hearing Dr. John’s take 💖 Such a heartbreaking story, my heart breaks for Mica and her family.

I am beyond grateful that you all are covering this story. It means the world to those of us that can identify with Mica. I feel this case so deeply. I hope all the attention will shed light on this type of abuse.

Yay!! I've been following this tragic story and was hoping you guys would address it. NOBODY does it like Hidden: A True Crime Podcast ! ♥️

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Amazing, insightful commentary delivered conversationally by a journalist and forensic psychologist couple from their family home. Wonderfully engaging & intimate. Always linking the discussion of the crime at hand to larger truths about the human condition. One of my absolute favorite crime series.

Your podcast effectively weaves a tapestry of facts, knowledge, instinct and research that not only applies to the cases being discussed, but provides an opportunity for the listeners to employ the strategies discussed and enrich their own relationships.

Podcast I didn’t know I needed: I’ve been an avid true crime podcast listener, always seeming as though I walked away missing something. This podcast fills that void. The deep psychological dive this couple takes is both needed in this world of true crime and much appreciated.

I am stunned by your competency- content and presentation- as a team.

You guys need more followers. I watched all the Daybell-Vallow episodes in one day. I have some of the same traits and mental health issues that Lori has. I don’t want to kill anybody, but you explained the problem. Thank you. I wish you were my mental health professional.

This is the best assessment, hands down, I have heard in years with regard to analysis of the criminal mind…thank you for having such integrity and for not talking down to your audience.

I looked forward to listening to your first podcast and thoroughly enjoyed it. Novel, unique, intelligent, insightful and even inspiring. Who would have thought I could listen to an episode about this case and walk away feeling inclined to be more grateful, grounded, mindful, and accepting of my humanity and mortality? Love both of you and can’t wait for the next one.

I listened to all the podcasts. Very valuable, interesting and intriguing information! I love the way John speaks and teaches. I love his references and stories. I LOVE how he explains Chad’s behaviors through psychology, referencing well respected clinical philosophies. John explains what I sensed about him…I plan to listen to these podcasts again because they are just plain educational! And very interesting. Looking forward to dinner next week!

I love hearing a point of view from someone who understands the mind of a criminal. Please put out more podcasts and consider doing one live. I have so many questions!

This is utterly brilliant. The best podcast I have ever heard. Ever.

The most important podcast I’ve ever heard. This has to be some of the most profound content in media today. A must listen for anyone trying to understand dysfunctional people around them.