“Up and Vanished” by TenderfootTV


Up and Vanished is an investigative documentary-style podcast hosted by Payne Lindsey. The series investigates missing persons cold cases by reviewing old leads, interviewing witnesses and townspeople, and on-site investigation. The show is produced by Tenderfoot TV.

The first season premiered on August 7, 2016, and investigated the case of Tara Grinstead, a beauty queen and school teacher who disappeared in Ocilla, Georgia. Season 2 aired in August 2018 and focused on the disappearance of Kristal Reisinger in Crestone, Colorado. In 2021, Up and Vanished began a third season dedicated to the disappearance of Ashley Loring HeavyRunner. In December 2022, season four premiered and follows the trial of Ryan Duke, the alleged murderer from season one.

The podcast also prompted a television special on Oxygen that premiered on November 18, 2018. The success of Up and Vanished has led to the creation of many other podcasts from Payne Lindsey, such as Atlanta Monster and Radio Rental.

Trigger Warnings: Murder, Kidnapping, Sexual Assault, MMIP, MMIW

Category/Genre: True Crime

Host: Payne Lindsey

Sleep Friendly: Very good to listen to as you drift off. Just catch up the next morning.

Seasons (as of this review): 4

More information & subscribe: https://upandvanished.com/

  • Steven Trotter is a graphic designer (UX/UI, web & branding), photographer, and maker living and working on the Oregon Coast.