The Long Dance Podcast

On February 12, 1971, in Durham, North Carolina, a 20 year-old nursing student and her 19 year-old boyfriend left a Valentine\'s Dance to park down a secluded lover\'s lane. They never returned. Two weeks later, their bodies were found deep within the Carolina pines. They had been strangled, tortured, and murdered. Their murders have never been solved. THE LONG DANCE is the story of the lives touched by the murders of Patricia Mann and Jesse McBane. Produced by crime fiction author Eryk Pruitt, investigative reporter Drew Adamek, and sound engineer Piper Kessler, it uses recorded interviews to tell the tragic tale of North Carolina\'s most baffling murder case. The eight-part true crime podcast will be released one episode per week and is perfect for fans of SERIAL and S-TOWN.

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About Us

Eryk Pruitt is a writer and a filmmaker


Drew Adamak is a journalist


Piper Kessler is a sound engineer