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To Live and Die in LA on Smash Notes

To Live and Die in LA podcast.

December 28, 2019

In Feb 2018, an aspiring actress vanished from her Hollywood apartment. Rolling Stone journalist Neil Strauss was asked to help the family get answers. Together, they found them...sometimes at great personal risk. For the first time in a serial podcast, go inside a gripping multi-state investigation as it unfolds from the moment of the disappearance to each twist and turn in the case. Stay not only more informed than the news, but listen as the official story is dismantled with in-the-moment first-hand reporting with the leading figures in the investigation. The new #1 podcast from the team behind Up & Vanished and Atlanta Monster.



Episodes with Smash Notes

When a 25-year-old aspiring actress and model vanishes from outside her Hollywood apartment, award-winning journalist and bestselling author Neil Strauss finds himself at the center of the investigation. What happened to Adea Shabani?

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Updated on July 31

Neil finds the apartment where the main suspect is believed to be staying, and prepares for a confrontation. New information surfaces, including a very disturbing video, making it possible to reconstruct the nightmarish weeks prior to Adea’s disappearance.

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Updated on August 03

 Surveillance video surfaces from the day of Adea's disappearance. Neil and Jayden begin to pursue the suspect from state to state.

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Updated on August 02

Neil chases down the first big break in Adea's recent disappearance, but new information produces more questions than answers as several suspects emerge. A secret relationship is revealed.

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Updated on August 02

Introducing "Somebody" a new podcast available now. When Shapearl Wells's son Courtney is found outside a Chicago police station with a fatal bullet wound, Shapearl immediately distrusts the official narrative. So she launches her own investigation into her son’s murder and teams up with journalists from the Invisible Institute to confront the cops and find the truth about Courtney's death. Somebody explores the racial disparities and turbulent relationship between law enforcement and citizens in one of America’s largest cities. A co-production of the Invisible Institute, The Intercept, Topic Studios, and iHeartRadio, in association with Tenderfoot TV. For more info visit www.somebodypodcast.com.
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From the creators of Atlanta Monster comes the third installment in the Monster series, iHeart Radio and Tenderfoot TV present, "Monster: DC Sniper." Explore the tragic case of the D.C. Sniper from the first shot to the last with journalist and host Tony Harris, For more info, visit www.monster-podcast.com.
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Explore bizarre, real-life horror stories in 'Radio Rental’, a new anthology series from the producers that brought you 'Up and Vanished’, and ‘To Live and Die in LA’. Creator and host Payne Lindsey interviews people who have lived to tell their terrifying tales. This semi-scripted series is set in a fictional video rental store, where actor Rainn Wilson voices the store clerk, Terry Carnation, guiding you through your Radio Rental experience, and sharing his VHS collection of real-life horror stories. From Tenderfoot TV and Cadence 13... welcome to Radio Rental.
Visit www.radiorentalusa.com for more information. 
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Joe Exotic loves his animals, his husbands and his animals. He’s a liger-breeding, gun-slinging, polygamous zoo owner from Oklahoma. And throughout his career, he’s made some major enemies. Listen to season 2 of Over My Dead Body: Joe Exotic at wondery.fm/TLADLA

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What happens when you immerse yourself in true crime, night after night, digging deeper into the lives of serial killers? What are the consequences to a person's psyche? From iHeartRadio and TenderfootTV comes a new podcast about twisted serial killers and one man's journey through their stories. 

Monster Presents: Insomniac is now available on Apple Podcasts, the iHeartRadio app, and wherever you get your podcasts. Listen now and visit www.insomniacpodcast.com for more information.

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The producers that brought you “To Live and Die in LA” and “Up and Vanished,” introduce a new investigative true crime story. In 2014, the Andreacchio family suffered a tragic loss, the mysterious death of 21-year-old Christian Andreacchio. A 45 minute investigation ruled his death a suicide, but overwhelming evidence points to murder.  Host and producer Dennis Cooper takes will take this investigation places that authorities have failed to go, unearthing truth and hoping for justice. From Tenderfoot TV, Black Mountain Media, and Cadence 13, this is Culpable.

Visit www.culpablepodcast.com for more information.

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In the midst of the Adea Shabani investigation, a 21 year old named Matthew Weaver went missing in Neil’s neighborhood. Listen as he and Jayden start putting together the puzzle pieces of a very strange story involving a car hanging off a cliff, a driver who’s nowhere to be found, and a disturbing cry for help that was never answered.

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You had questions. We have answers and more, including a surprise ending. Please ask any further questions about the podcast or the case on social media at @livedielapod and we will endeavor to answer them immediately. Meanwhile, tune in next week for an all-new case.

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Neil and Jayden, along with co-producer Alex, meet to walk through Adea's case from beginning to end - filling in gaps in the narrative, addressing key unresolved issues, and sharing even more information.

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In the season finale, Neil uncovers definitive answers. After more than a year investigating Adea's disappearance and murder, the truth will come out, but justice is in the hands of LAPD.

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In this special hour-long episode, Neil and Jayden follow the trail of evidence all the way to the burial site...and a new suspect emerges.

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Neil and Jayden uncover inconsistencies as they examine the bullet-riddled truck. Based on Google data, they retrace what could have been Adea's last day step by step.

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Neil travels to Fort Morgan, Colorado, to attend the funeral, and discovers skeletons (and warrants) in the closet

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One big break is interrupted by another. The LAPD break their silence.

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Neil begins to see this case from another perspective as a new theory emerges.

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A new witness emerges...with a shocking accusation.








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Everything changes after an unexpected turn of events. At a loss for words, only two come to mind...

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From the creators of Up and Vanished and Atlanta Monster comes a new investigative true crime podcast, introducing To Live and Die in LA. Rolling Stone contributing editor and New York Times best-selling author, Neil Strauss takes you inside the real time investigation into the disappearance of Adea Shabani, an aspiring actress and model who vanished without a trace from her apartment complex near Hollywood's famous Walk of Fame. The first 2 episodes premiere February 28th.

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To Live and Die in LA with Neil Strauss. Available now.

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