Paperclip Ltd, the multimedia production company co-founded by Yeardley Smith and Ben Cornwell, announced today that Paul Holes, an investigator, NYT-bestselling author, and podcaster who is best known as helping catch the Golden State Killer (and as seen in HBO’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark discussing this) will be joining Yeardley Smith’s hit true crime podcast Small Town Dicks as a fourth co-host for the newest season, which is set to launch on September 30.
The podcast, which will drop brand new episodes weekly, is co-hosted by Smith and identical twin Detectives Dan and Dave. The new season will be its 11th season. Holes will join as the fourth co-host and brings a brand new level of expertise. During his 27-year tenure as an investigator, Holes developed and applied investigative, behavioral, and forensic expertise in notable cases such as Zodiac, the Golden State Killer, and Jaycee Dugard. As an FBI Task Force Officer employed with the DA’s office, Paul famously teamed up with FBI and Sacramento DA personnel to apply innovative technology that identified Joseph DeAngelo as the Golden State Killer, the most prolific serial predator in U.S. history. Since retiring, Paul has become the media’s go-to true crime expert, lending his expertise across TV, podcasts, and beyond.
“Having Paul join us as the fourth co-host is like icing on icing. He fits right in! His knowledge of forensics and years as a dogged cold-case investigator allow him to bring those unique insights to the cases we cover,” said Yeardley, Dan, and Dave.
“’Small Town Dicks’ is about providing the listeners insights from those of us who come out of the real crime world, and I am so excited to be joining the show this season! Dan, Dave, and I have a natural chemistry as former law enforcement, and we each bring our own experience and perspective; Yeardley does an awesome job of asking the questions the listeners want answered as the stories unfold,” said Paul Holes.
The two-part premiere episode, which will launch on September 30, will be spotlighting Officer George, one of the first officers on the scene at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland. Guided by the host quartet, Officer George, for the first time in-depth, recounts his first response and discusses how the shooting has continued to affect him as both a police officer and as a father of two children who were high school-aged at the time.
Make sure to check out Small Town Dicks when the two-part premiere arrives on September 30. Watch the trailer for the announcement below!