VANISHED: The Tara Calico Investigation
By Mundo Maravilla
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An investigative podcast that explores the unsolved disappearance of the University of New Mexico student, Tara Calico, a 29 year-old mystery that is hailed by Investigative Discovery Magazine as one of their top ten unsolved cases. Come along with host Melinda Esquibel, a former classmate to Tara Calico & a filmmaker turned amateur investigator, as we examine the old case files from the Sheriff's office. Follow us on Twitter @VanishedPodcast on Facebook @Vanished: The Tara Calico Story on Instagram @Justice4TaraCalico Copyright Mundo Maravilla 2017
||Clean32: Episode 23: The Hofheins Property Update||Update on the Hofheins property since we released the episode on Eva Gallimore & Leona Haverland. #Justice4TaraCalico||12/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean31: Episode 22 Update||An update on Episode 22: The Hofheins Property.||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit30: Episode 21: Snitches get Stitches||In this episode we have a conversation with a friend to Lawrence Romero, Jr., Charles Houghton, Scott Cunningham and JJ Aguayo. This individual comes forward and gives us insight into what was going on at that time with this crew of boys. This epis||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean29: Episode 20 - Update: Patreon & Casting Notice||Hi Listeners! We have started our Patreon. We are super excited and will be releasing a bunch of bonus episodes to our members. Its $5 a month, but I promise it will be worth it. We have lots of reports to go through that won't make it into the||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit28: Episode 19: Update + Extra||UPDATE: This episode is brought to you by #ThirdLove. Visit third love.com/vtc for a 15% discount. To put pressure on the politicians please call the District Attorney Lemuel Martinez at (505)861-0311 and ask him to make arrests in this case. You c.||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean27: Bonus Episode: Kim Vallez Extended KRQE Interview with Michele Doel & Melinda Esquibel||This episode is a bonus episode. Its an extended interview with Kim Vallez of Channel 13 news and Michele Doel & Melinda Esquibel. I have been asked to release this interview and finally here it is. As the 30th anniversary of Tara's disappearance||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit26: Episode 18: Tony Scazzero - VCSO Undersheriff||In this episode we hear Undersheriff Tony Scazzero's thoughts to what he thinks happened to Tara Calico. This interview was recorded by Don Dongess for VSCO when Sheriff Rene Rivera re-opened the case. Tony Scazzero was the Undersheriff for Sheriff||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit25: Q&A with Melinda Esquibel & Lindsay Olson||Join myself and Lindsay Olson as we recap the last seven episodes which includes JJ Aguayo, Paul Zeiler and Scott Cunningham. We also answer social media and caller questions. This episode is brought to you by Zola.com & Ziprecruiter. To put pr...||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit24: Episode 17: Scott's Statement Part 2||In this episode we hear Scott Cunningham's own statement to Valencia County Sheriff's department detectives James Purdy & Rene Rivera. Scott was very close friends with Lawrence Romero, Jr.. He discusses a situation that happened after Tara disappeared.||7/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit23: Episode 16: Scott's Statement Part 1||In this episode we hear Scott Cunningham's own statement to Valencia County Sheriff's department detectives James Purdy & Rene Rivera. Scott was very close friends with Lawrence Romero, Jr.. He discusses a situation that happened after Tara disapp||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit22: Episode 15: Scott Cunningham Part 2||In this episode we hear a taped interview by then Detective Rene Rivera with the Valencia County Sheriff's office. They are interviewing a another person close to Scott Cunningham who was good friends with Lawrence Romero, Jr. and Charlie Houghton. She.||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit21: Episode 14: Scott Cunningham Part 1||In this episode we hear a taped interview by then Detective James Purdy and Rene Rivera with the Valencia County Sheriff's office from 1999\. They are interviewing a person close to Scott Cunningham who was good friends with Lawrence Romero, Jr. and C||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit20: Episode 13: The Henry Brown Statement||This episode covers the statement made by Henry Brown. The reason we bring this up is because former Deputy Methola has talked about it over and over on the internet and to the state police. Methola report is different from what he is stating in the||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit19: Episode 12: JJ Aguayo - JJ Hampton||In this episode we discuss the differences between Paul Zeiler and JJ Aguayo's interviews with the Sheriff's office. We also get to hear a story about an incident where JJ took a girl to a place that Tara may have been too and an INFORMANT interview||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit18: Episode 11: Paul Zeiler - Part 2||This episode is brought to you by: Zola.com To sign up with Zola and receive a $50 credit towards your registry, go to ZOLA.com/vanished This episode is a RECAP on Paul Zeiler's interview with Detective Willy Garley & Tony Scazzero in Episode 11 Par||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17: Episode 11: Paul Zeiler Part 1||This episode is brought to you by www.ziprecruiter.com. My listeners can sign up for free at RipRecruiter.com/VTC. In this episode we listen to Paul Zeiler's interview with Detective Willy Garley and Tony Scazzero of the Valencia County Sheriff's Depa.||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit16: Episode 10: Timeline||Episode 10 is about the timeline of Tara's bike ride and disappearance. It includes a map of where she was and at what time, where items were found and where she disappeared. With my co-host Lindsay Olson we go over the letter, timeline and map that P||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit15: Episode 9: Ranchhand 1 & 2||Episode 9 covers witness statements from Ranchhand 1 and Ranchhand 2\. It clarify's the appearance of the four hunters and their story of when they pulled over to unload their guns that Tara was behind them. We also talk about three additional individu.||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit14: Q&A Episode Hosted by Melinda Esquibel with Lindsay Olson and Special Guest Lisa Wooldridge||This Q&A Episode is Hosted by Melinda Esquibel with Lindsay Olson and special guest Lisa Wooldridge. Lisa is a licensed clinical psychotherapist and joins us in this episode to discuss why none of these reports should be discredited even though the Sh||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit13: Episode 8: Witness One||Witness One is the first person to come across Tara Calico riding her bike on September 20th while stopped at the stop sign on Rio Communities Blvd aka Highway 47\. Witness One was friends with Tara. They waved at each other as she passed by and she sa.||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12: Episode 7: Barron Freeman||Barron Freeman came across Tara Calico riding her bike on September 20th while driving south bound and then north bound on Highway 47. Once Barron realized what he saw that day he tried for the next ten years to tell his story to the police, unsuccess.||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit11: Episode 6: Recap, Misunderstandings, Affiant||Disclosure: All individuals mentioned in this podcast and investigation are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. This bonus episode is a round up of Ishmael Delarosa's statements, explains the confusion between Delarosa and Ray Flores and r.||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit10: Episode 5: Ishmael Delarosa - Part 2||Ishmael B. Delarosa came across Tara riding her bike on September 20th, 1988. This episode recounts Ishmael's statement to the Valencia County Sheriff's Office on August 23, 1991 almost three years after Tara's disappearance. Its a LONG episode and at.||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit9: Episode 4: Ishmael Delarosa - Part 1||Ishmael B. Delarosa came across Tara riding her bike on September 20th, 1988. Until his death in 2010 Ishmael felt like something wasn't right with the investigation. He gave several detailed accounts over the years of what he saw on that fateful day.||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit8: Episode 3: The Four Hunters||Episode three goes over the statements of the four hunters. On their way home from hunting in the Corona area they came across Tara riding her bike and an old truck following her. Their statements helped find several clues in this case. To foll...||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: Prologue||The prologue sets the stage for a new direction. A different narrative than the one that was previously set by the discovery of the photo found in Florida. It tells a different type of story moving forward. This is the beginning. #TaraCalico #Just.||9/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: Q&A Episode Hosted by Melinda Esquibel with Lindsay Olson 08/31/17||Q&A episode that is focused on episodes leading up to the photo of the boy and teenage girl bound and gagged that was found in Port St. Joe, Florida. Hosted by Melinda Esquibel with Lindsay Olson. #TaraCalico #Justice4TaraCalico #FindTara #VANISHEDPod.||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit5: From the Case File: The Los Alamos Evaluation||Review of the Los Alamos National Labs evaluation of the photo of the two kids found in Port St. Joe, Florida with your host, Melinda Esquibel and producer Lindsay Olson. Is the girl in the photo #TaraCalico? We'll let you decide.||8/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: Nancy Grace Teaser||On July 9th I was on Nancy Grace CrimeOnline.com show which can now be heard on SeriusXM Radio Channel 132 on Friday, July 18th, 2017 at 12 noon EST. Here the teaser here.||7/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: Episode 2: Who are the two kids in this photo?||In July of 1989 "A Current Affair" ran a photo that had been circulating for about a month within law enforcement. Once the photo aired friends of Patty Doel called her in Belen, NM to tell her that Tara was on the TV and it was not good. Within days.||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: Episode 1 : Vanished||#TaraCalico, a University of New Mexico student, disappeared on September 20, 1988 off of Hwy 47 outside of the Rio Communities area which was a suburb a little town called Belen. We hear from those closest to her on the events of that day.||7/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: Preview Episode||An investigative podcast that explores the unsolved disappearance of the University of New Mexico student, Tara Calico, a 29 year-old mystery that is hailed by Investigative Discovery Magazine as one of their top ten unsolved cases. Come along with hos.||6/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
A few changes and it would be great!
I am really in to the idea of this podcast, however it makes it really hard to follow when they play entire interviews with poor sound quality, one episode they used a voice actor and that was a great idea. This last episode (the witness) they disguised the persons voice and it was already a phone recording. I had no idea what was being said until the recap at the end of the podcast. If they could use voice actors for all the bad audio, I feel that would really help the podcast be great and listenable.
I've never listened to a podcast that had more repetitive episodes!!
This podcast covers a serious and compelling subject, but the podcaster is AWFUL. Many of the episodes are repetitive - why is she trying to draw this podcast out? Nothing is edited therefore the podcast is stuffed with long drawn out interviews of witnesses and tangents that add no value to the story. It seems by episode 3 she knows a lot of clarifying info but doesn't provide it. We are now at episode 7 and she hasn't provided any of this information. Would someone who knows how to edit and won't repeat content from episode to episode or use filler tangents take this over! I'm going to wait til she finishes up (year 2020?) and fast forward through it to the end. I suggest you do the same.
Not Up To Par
From the annoying music to the dramatic readings by the main hosts, it is really hard to like this podcast. She also lets interviews go on forever. Now, I like unedited interviews, but she needs to edit herself out and let the subjects be heard.
She tries so hard to make that photograph of the girl and the little boy bound and gagged be Tara Calico. It's not her and IMO, (like the experts'), it's a staged photo.
IMO, she's trying to hard to be Serial and Making A Murderer (she is a budding filmmaker - surprise!). She says this is a labor of love, but I don't buy it...she's begging for money right out of the gate. Something tells me she's trying to raise money for her film.
She really doesn't seem to have her heart in her subject, but rather being a top 10 podcast on iTunes and raising money. I'd move along and not bother with this one. Besides the annoying music and dramatics, there's no "there" there to this story. She has no special angle or hook to reel you in.
There are plenty of other podcasts out there, so trust me, you can skip this one.