S1E2: Gerald "Jerry" Kline

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To his schoolmates back in Annville, PA, Jerry Kline seemed to vanish out of thin air after 1958. He isn't seen in the yearbook past the tenth grade, and since he was a quiet guy to begin with, nobody really went looking for him. Decades later, they're shocked to hear about his death.

In Episode Two of Here's What I've Heard, we interview classmates and family members of Jerry to get a better idea of who he was as a person, and the events that led to his so-called disappearance. 

HUGE thanks to our new patrons: Leah Rossi, Laura Weaver, Jen West, and Tom James! We absolutely couldn't do this without your support. 

Want more Here's What I've Heard? Gain access to bonus content, like extra episodes about the deaths of Jerry's brother and sister, by becoming a patron of the show. As little as $3 per bonus gets you in!

Our featured organization this week is Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). To learn more about their programs, visit their website. Musical direction was provided by Julia Cannon, featuring Bobby Steinfeld on piano. Here's What I've Heard is produced by Courtney Abud and Craig Brown.

Special thanks this week to Ryan Starr over at Hi-Res. If you love the creative process and everything that comes with it, you should be listening to Hi-Res. Every other week, Ryan interviews creatives about the experiences that have shaped their careers and influenced their work—and he recently sat down with our very own Courtney Abud! Subscribe on iTunes (or your favorite podcast streaming service) to hear their conversation.

Episode 2 Bonus: Nancy

When Nancy Elaine Kline was only six years old, her brother Sonny passed away in a tragic accident. Her family had no idea that roughly 15 years later, Nancy would be gone, too. They knew she struggled with a mysterious ailment, but they received conflicting advice. Nancy even spent time in a mental institution. By the time she finally learned what was wrong, it was too late. In this bonus episode, we'll hear Doris talk about her sister's struggles and how they affected the Kline family.

S1E1: Avenal

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The Kline family was on their way to visit friends when a drunk driver veered into the wrong lane and hit their car head-on. Jerry and Linda Kline, both in their early 20s, and their 13-month old daughter were killed almost instantly. Their two young sons were left orphaned and struggling for their lives. 

In the Season One premiere of Here's What I've Heard, Jerry and Linda's granddaughter, Courtney Abud, tries to find answers about their deaths. Her father was one of those orphaned boys—and she's ready to learn more about the grandparents she never met.

Special thanks to Nick Mendez and Martha Kline for their support in pushing Season One live—we couldn't do it without you! To get your own shout-out and gain access to bonus content, become a patron of the show.

Our featured organization this week is the National Safety Council. To learn more about their programs, visit their website. Musical direction was provided by Julia Cannon, featuring Bobby Steinfeld on piano. Here's What I've Heard is produced by Courtney Abud and Craig Brown.


Episode 1 Bonus: Sonny

In August of 1943, nearly 22 years before Jerry Kline and his family were killed, his brother Sonny was the victim of a tragic accident that took his life—and the lives of two other children. In this bonus episode, we hear from Jerry and Sonny's sister Doris about the event that led to her older brother's death.

Preview Season One of Here's What I've Heard

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For the past few weeks, we've been working hard to bring you a sneak peak of what's to come in the 2018 premiere of Here's What I've Heard. Now, we're proud to present the teaser for Season One! 

Now that you've had a listen—we need your help! Production on Here's What I've Heard is already underway, but there are costs associated with podcasting that we need to cover. In addition to web hosting, administrative tools and mixing fees, our producers will need to travel as they conduct interviews and visit the scene of the event. The faster we receive funding, the more quickly we can bring Season One straight to your podcast feed! So, if you feel so inclined, head over to our Kickstarter page before November 6th to donate. In return, we've got some great rewards lined up for our backers.

We greatly appreciate any donation you can spare—your support means the world to us!

Special Thanks

A million and one thanks to Julia Cannon for the use of her music in the teaser. Her talent knows no bounds!