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Altered Population

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Altered Population

Altered Population

Jennifer Wells

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Why would a parent kill their own child? And why does it happen so often in South Carolina? Join me as the search for those answers turns into a journey for truth and self acceptance. From my diagnosis with PTSD, to my very real, but often times embarrassing and funny identity crisis, I share the struggle through my eyes....Not as a cop or as an attorney, not as a journalist, reporter, or film maker. As a story teller.

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6 MIN2019 JUN 4
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Everything Your Nightmares Are Made Of

EAltered Population is an investigation into filicide in South Carolina hosted by Jennifer Wells. On this first episode of Altered Population, Jennifer takes us back to the details from the Susan Smith case of 1994, and to the Timothy Ray Jones, Jr. case in 2014. About 500 children are killed by their parents in the United States…every year. Join her as she tries to expose the magnitude of this problem.

42 MIN2019 JUN 17
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Everything Your Nightmares Are Made Of

Blessed are the Peacemakers

EAltered Population is an investigation into filicide in South Carolina hosted by Jennifer Wells.On today’s episode of Altered Population, you will hear more about Jennifer’s story. She also takes you deeper inside the case of Julie Valentine and why it specifically caught her attention. Why did this case feel a little bit off to Jennifer. Someone had left their baby in a field of debris in a dumping point near the woods. How is this even possible? Through this look inside the Julie Valentine case, Jennifer learns even more about herself. She walks you through the feelings of isolation on the Island and to the other side of self-discovery. What ultimately brings her the most joy? - learning to trust her own voice.Jumping into details of such a traumatic case is not easy. Jennifer Wells starts off the episode giving insight into the case of Julie Valentine and what is already known. Her cause of death on February 13, 1990, was undetermined. The dumpsite her body was located looked l...

35 MIN2019 JUN 24
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Blessed are the Peacemakers

How Do You Dot Your I's?

EAltered Population is an investigation into filicide in South Carolina hosted by Jennifer Wells.In today’s episode of Altered Population, Jennifer travels to Lexington County for the Jones’ trial only to find out that it has been delayed. She corresponds with Harrison Cahill throughout the week to eventually paint him into a corner so that she can get the public documents she requested. Jennifer uses the quiet time in Lexington to dig back into the Smith case, where Harrison Cahill makes another appearance, and she discusses the importance of searching for nuance and letting people’s true stories be known. Jennifer analyzes Susan’s handwriting as one of those nuances to describe her mental state.Before heading out to Lexington County, Jennifer describes how she learned about the Public Index that would have allowed her to search the court records of pending and closed cases. Instead she used the standard form on the county website, which wasn’t very detailed and resulted in her...

43 MIN2019 JUL 1
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How Do You Dot Your I's?

Tell Your Story, Or Someone Else Will

EAltered Population is an investigation into filicide in South Carolina hosted by Jennifer Wells. In today’s episode, Jennifer receives the public documents she had requested at the courthouse and visits the Julie Valentine Center for a tour. She also discusses her own struggle with putting herself out into the public eye as a part of this podcast, and how her embarrassment led to her procrastinating on its release. After returning home, old troubles begin to surface and Jennifer’s friends tell her she has PTSD.Jennifer continues her week in Lexington by first going to get the money order for the courthouse in order to pay for the copies of the public documents she requested. The most important things in the paperwork were that there would be a motion filed when it came time to set the court date and there were no restrictions placed on the media.Jennifer also shares her personal internal struggle with recording and releasing this podcast. She was scared to tell her side of the sto...

--2019 JUL 8
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Tell Your Story, Or Someone Else Will

Sunlight Is the Best Disinfectant

EAltered Population is an investigation into filicide in South Carolina hosted by Jennifer Wells. In the beginning of today’s episode, Jennifer shares about her experience and learning about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Jennifer visits Greenville with Fred and Helen to find Baby Valentine at the Woodlawn Cemetery. She discusses her daughter’s traumatic experience around fear of being found out, and how it helped her to uncover her own fears. Jennifer begins therapy and discovers that writing about her past experiences was a powerful way to shift her mission with this podcast.Jennifer’s goals for her trip to Greenville were to do some sightseeing with Helen and get some interviews recorded. Jennifer was mesmerized by the sight of a beautiful big beech tree with exposed roots during their sightseeing at Liberty Bridge, which helped her see that she too had deep roots and was wonderfully made. Fred, Helen and Jennifer also visited Woodlawn Cemetery to try to find baby Julie...

48 MIN2019 JUL 16
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Sunlight Is the Best Disinfectant

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EThe Altered Population podcast, hosted by Jennifer Wells, chronicles her investigation into filicide cases in South Carolina, such as those perpetrated by Susan Smith in 1994 and Timothy Ray Jones, Jr. in 2014. Given her background on the police force, Jennifer is particularly apt in navigating criminal investigations and proceedings. But she also knows the pitfalls of immersing in such work, and she experienced some significant setbacks in her work in recent months. Now, after a season of soul-searching and reevaluating, Jennifer has reached a point of decision. She will continue her work, make changes to her approach, and ultimately try to use her platform to raise awareness about adverse childhood experiences.Jennifer starts this brief episode of her podcast by opening up to listeners about her recent journey. After hitting a low point and reaching a place of uncertainty about where to go with her work, she now feels better and feels ready to work. With her newfound confidence sh...

14 MIN2019 JUL 22
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ROYGBIV

Season 2 Trailer

ESeason 2 Trailer

9 MIN2019 AUG 12
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Season 2 Trailer

Jenny Two Shoes

EAltered Population is an investigation into filicide in South Carolina hosted by Jennifer Wells. In today’s first episode of Season 2, Jennifer heads to Columbia to meet with attorney, Jay Bender, in the hopes of securing a press pass and learning when the trial date is. After meeting with Mr. Bender, Jennifer headed back to the Clerk’s office to request the case file, but was denied by Lisa Comer, who stated the gag order as the reason. Jennifer then retained an attorney, recommended by Mr. Bender, who helped set her plan in motion, with the help of her family, therapist and trainer.

16 MIN2019 OCT 14
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Jenny Two Shoes

Durian's Mullet

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59 MIN2019 OCT 22
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Durian's Mullet

Latest Episodes

Trailer

E

6 MIN2019 JUN 4
Comments
Trailer

Everything Your Nightmares Are Made Of

EAltered Population is an investigation into filicide in South Carolina hosted by Jennifer Wells. On this first episode of Altered Population, Jennifer takes us back to the details from the Susan Smith case of 1994, and to the Timothy Ray Jones, Jr. case in 2014. About 500 children are killed by their parents in the United States…every year. Join her as she tries to expose the magnitude of this problem.

42 MIN2019 JUN 17
Comments
Everything Your Nightmares Are Made Of

Blessed are the Peacemakers

EAltered Population is an investigation into filicide in South Carolina hosted by Jennifer Wells.On today’s episode of Altered Population, you will hear more about Jennifer’s story. She also takes you deeper inside the case of Julie Valentine and why it specifically caught her attention. Why did this case feel a little bit off to Jennifer. Someone had left their baby in a field of debris in a dumping point near the woods. How is this even possible? Through this look inside the Julie Valentine case, Jennifer learns even more about herself. She walks you through the feelings of isolation on the Island and to the other side of self-discovery. What ultimately brings her the most joy? - learning to trust her own voice.Jumping into details of such a traumatic case is not easy. Jennifer Wells starts off the episode giving insight into the case of Julie Valentine and what is already known. Her cause of death on February 13, 1990, was undetermined. The dumpsite her body was located looked l...

35 MIN2019 JUN 24
Comments
Blessed are the Peacemakers

How Do You Dot Your I's?

EAltered Population is an investigation into filicide in South Carolina hosted by Jennifer Wells.In today’s episode of Altered Population, Jennifer travels to Lexington County for the Jones’ trial only to find out that it has been delayed. She corresponds with Harrison Cahill throughout the week to eventually paint him into a corner so that she can get the public documents she requested. Jennifer uses the quiet time in Lexington to dig back into the Smith case, where Harrison Cahill makes another appearance, and she discusses the importance of searching for nuance and letting people’s true stories be known. Jennifer analyzes Susan’s handwriting as one of those nuances to describe her mental state.Before heading out to Lexington County, Jennifer describes how she learned about the Public Index that would have allowed her to search the court records of pending and closed cases. Instead she used the standard form on the county website, which wasn’t very detailed and resulted in her...

43 MIN2019 JUL 1
Comments
How Do You Dot Your I's?

Tell Your Story, Or Someone Else Will

EAltered Population is an investigation into filicide in South Carolina hosted by Jennifer Wells. In today’s episode, Jennifer receives the public documents she had requested at the courthouse and visits the Julie Valentine Center for a tour. She also discusses her own struggle with putting herself out into the public eye as a part of this podcast, and how her embarrassment led to her procrastinating on its release. After returning home, old troubles begin to surface and Jennifer’s friends tell her she has PTSD.Jennifer continues her week in Lexington by first going to get the money order for the courthouse in order to pay for the copies of the public documents she requested. The most important things in the paperwork were that there would be a motion filed when it came time to set the court date and there were no restrictions placed on the media.Jennifer also shares her personal internal struggle with recording and releasing this podcast. She was scared to tell her side of the sto...

--2019 JUL 8
Comments
Tell Your Story, Or Someone Else Will

Sunlight Is the Best Disinfectant

EAltered Population is an investigation into filicide in South Carolina hosted by Jennifer Wells. In the beginning of today’s episode, Jennifer shares about her experience and learning about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Jennifer visits Greenville with Fred and Helen to find Baby Valentine at the Woodlawn Cemetery. She discusses her daughter’s traumatic experience around fear of being found out, and how it helped her to uncover her own fears. Jennifer begins therapy and discovers that writing about her past experiences was a powerful way to shift her mission with this podcast.Jennifer’s goals for her trip to Greenville were to do some sightseeing with Helen and get some interviews recorded. Jennifer was mesmerized by the sight of a beautiful big beech tree with exposed roots during their sightseeing at Liberty Bridge, which helped her see that she too had deep roots and was wonderfully made. Fred, Helen and Jennifer also visited Woodlawn Cemetery to try to find baby Julie...

48 MIN2019 JUL 16
Comments
Sunlight Is the Best Disinfectant

ROYGBIV

EThe Altered Population podcast, hosted by Jennifer Wells, chronicles her investigation into filicide cases in South Carolina, such as those perpetrated by Susan Smith in 1994 and Timothy Ray Jones, Jr. in 2014. Given her background on the police force, Jennifer is particularly apt in navigating criminal investigations and proceedings. But she also knows the pitfalls of immersing in such work, and she experienced some significant setbacks in her work in recent months. Now, after a season of soul-searching and reevaluating, Jennifer has reached a point of decision. She will continue her work, make changes to her approach, and ultimately try to use her platform to raise awareness about adverse childhood experiences.Jennifer starts this brief episode of her podcast by opening up to listeners about her recent journey. After hitting a low point and reaching a place of uncertainty about where to go with her work, she now feels better and feels ready to work. With her newfound confidence sh...

14 MIN2019 JUL 22
Comments
ROYGBIV

Season 2 Trailer

ESeason 2 Trailer

9 MIN2019 AUG 12
Comments
Season 2 Trailer

Jenny Two Shoes

EAltered Population is an investigation into filicide in South Carolina hosted by Jennifer Wells. In today’s first episode of Season 2, Jennifer heads to Columbia to meet with attorney, Jay Bender, in the hopes of securing a press pass and learning when the trial date is. After meeting with Mr. Bender, Jennifer headed back to the Clerk’s office to request the case file, but was denied by Lisa Comer, who stated the gag order as the reason. Jennifer then retained an attorney, recommended by Mr. Bender, who helped set her plan in motion, with the help of her family, therapist and trainer.

16 MIN2019 OCT 14
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Jenny Two Shoes

Durian's Mullet

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59 MIN2019 OCT 22
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Durian's Mullet

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