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What are the best new podcasts of 2016? That is, apart from Finding Tammy Jo and Weekend Connections, of course.

Our guests are two of the most in-the-know people when it comes to podcasting. We play a few clips and run down our favorites, including:

Science Vs

Last Name Basis

2 Dope Queens

Still Processing

The Read

Revisionist History

More Perfect

Homecoming

LifeAfter

Keepin' it 1600

Crimetown

Our guests:

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The story of a girl's mysterious murder in 1979 wraps up in the final episode of this series.

Recorded live at The Little Theatre, Veronica Volk and Gary Craig discuss the case, the creation of the podcast, and the impact it has had on them. They also take questions from the audience and have a powerful and emotional chat with former Livingston County Sheriff John York, and Livingston County Investigator Brad Schneider. 

The story of a girl's mysterious murder in 1979 continues in the fourth episode of this series.

When the unidentified girl was found fatally shot in the Caledonia cornfield in 1979, the Internet was years from being a household tool for transmitting and receiving information. But, as the years passed and the Internet became a societal constant, Livingston County Sheriff John York predicted that it would one day answer the mystery of the girl’s identity.

The story of a girl's mysterious murder in 1979 continues in the third epsode of this series.

Former Livingston County Sheriff John York played a crucial role in the Caledonia Jane Doe investigation. Initially assigned to the case as its lead investigator, he continued in that role throughout his career, even after he became sheriff in 1989.

York used every tool at his disposal to uncover the mystery of the girl's identity as well as the circumstances of her death, all the while never losing hope that someone would come forward with information that could break the case.

The story of a girl's mysterious murder in 1979 continues in the second episode of this series.

After the body of a teenager is found in a cornfield in Caledonia, New York, police have to start their investigation from scratch. The girl had no identification, and there were no apparent witnesses, so then-investigator John York and his team head out on foot to retrace her steps.

In a diner the next town over, they find the person who is probably among the last to see the Jane Doe alive, and she tells them the girl wasn't alone.

The Finding Tammy Jo podcast, hosted by WXXI's Veronica Volk and the Democrat and Chronicle's Gary Craig, digs into the story of a 1979 unidentified girl's murder in a rural New York county, traces decades of the investigation, and sheds light on the teenager and the mysterious circumstances of her death.

In 1979, the body of a teenage girl was found in a cornfield in Caledonia. For 35 years, her identity and her killer were a mystery. Half the mystery was solved in January 2015, when the girl was identified as Tammy Jo Alexander. The other half remains unsolved.

Finding Tammy Jo is a new podcast produced by WXXI News and the Democrat and Chronicle. Co-hosts Veronica Volk and Gary Craig spent a year investigating the case and weaving together the threads of evidence and memories that have emerged. They join us on Connections to share their insight into Tammy Jo's story. We listen to Episode 1 of the podcast, which launched on Sunday, and we provide a behind-the-scenes look into the making of Finding Tammy Jo. Our guests:

In 1979, the body of a girl was found in a cornfield in Caledonia. For 35 years, her identity, and her killer, remained a mystery.

Half the mystery was solved in January 2015, when the girl was identified as Tammy Jo Alexander. The other half remains unsolved, but a new podcast hopes to find some answers.