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Hope in Darkness: The Josh Holt Story

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Hope in Darkness: The Josh Holt Story

Hope in Darkness: The Josh Holt Story

KSL Podcasts | Wondery

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American Josh Holt and his Venezuelan wife-to-be Thamy fell in love from three thousand miles apart. Just two weeks after their wedding, there was a knock at their door. In the middle of the night, police from the government of Nicolás Maduro burst into their home and took them captive. Their dream relationship turned into a nightmare. 

From KSL Podcasts, the creators of the hit show Cold, comes Hope in Darkness: The Josh Holt Story. This new 12 part series uncovers the harrowing story of the two years that Josh and Thamy spent inside a notorious Venezuelan prison, punished for crimes they did not commit. From the tireless efforts of their families working to get them home, to the inspiring ways they coped while incarcerated, host Becky Bruce and Josh Holt share this story of devotion, determination, and Hope in Darkness. 

Follow us on Social Media @HopeDarknessPod Facebook, Twitter, Instagram


Latest Episodes

Introducing Hope in Darkness

Hope in Darkness premieres May 27th.

1 MINMAY 15
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Introducing Hope in Darkness

The Knock at the Door

Josh Holt, a young man from Utah, finds himself on the wrong side of the law in Venezuela, where he's just arrived to get married and spend his honeymoon. How did this happen to an American citizen?

31 MINMAY 27
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The Knock at the Door

Thamara

Thamara Holt searches for answers after her husband of just two weeks is arrested. Armed men continue to round people up. After one of the longest days of their lives, Josh and Thamy wind up under interrogation at El Helicoide, an infamous Venezuelan prison.

32 MINMAY 27
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Thamara

The Venezuela Crisis

Josh andThamyHoltare forced to wait four days with no answers about what is going on or why they were arrested. What are the political and economic conditions inVenezuelathat exacerbated the situation? We bring in two well-known experts on Latin American politics to sort through what is happening. On social: @HopeDarknessPodFacebook,Twitter,Instagram

33 MINJUN 3
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The Venezuela Crisis

Independence Day

Court date after court date comes and goes without any resolution for the Holt family.Thamyand Josh find themselves stripped of both dignity and basic human rights. At home, July 4thfestivities are tinged with news of the Holts’ arrest. On social: @HopeDarknessPodFacebook,Twitter,Instagram

26 MINJUN 10
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Independence Day

El Helicoide

We take a closer look at ElHelicoideitself and how it serves as a metaphor for the chaos in Venezuela. The first of several health crises to strike JoshHoltleaves him struggling, helpless and alone. A fellow inmate offers more context and perspective. On social: @HopeDarknessPodFacebook,Twitter,Instagram

31 MINJUN 17
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El Helicoide

Paging Mama Bear

Back home in the US, Josh's mom, Laurie Holt, is busily making her voice heard from West Jordan to Washington, D.C. A smuggled cell phone becomes Josh's lifeline to his family. On social: @HopeDarknessPodFacebook,Twitter,Instagram

24 MINJUN 24
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Paging Mama Bear

Working the System

Josh andThamyHolt continue to learn how to navigate life in a corrupt dictatorship – from which guards to bribe and how, to how to get along with their fellow inmates. New connections with cellmates provide new opportunities. On social: @HopeDarknessPodFacebook,Twitter,Instagram

33 MINJUL 1
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Working the System

Marian and Nathalia

The Holts work to getThamy'sdaughters to the US. Josh andThamyfinally start getting regular "visits" from the outside world – but also become frustrated to their breaking point over their lost human rights. On social: @HopeDarknessPodFacebook,Twitter,Instagram

32 MINJUL 8
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Marian and Nathalia

The Darkest Hour

After realizing his life and safety may well be in danger, JoshHoltnegotiates a transfer "up the hallway" to a cell among the political prisoners. Health and prison conditions combine to sink Josh into his lowest point as a hostage of the Venezuelan government. On social: @HopeDarknessPodFacebook,Twitter,Instagram

33 MINJUL 15
Comments
The Darkest Hour

Latest Episodes

Introducing Hope in Darkness

Hope in Darkness premieres May 27th.

1 MINMAY 15
Comments
Introducing Hope in Darkness

The Knock at the Door

Josh Holt, a young man from Utah, finds himself on the wrong side of the law in Venezuela, where he's just arrived to get married and spend his honeymoon. How did this happen to an American citizen?

31 MINMAY 27
Comments
The Knock at the Door

Thamara

Thamara Holt searches for answers after her husband of just two weeks is arrested. Armed men continue to round people up. After one of the longest days of their lives, Josh and Thamy wind up under interrogation at El Helicoide, an infamous Venezuelan prison.

32 MINMAY 27
Comments
Thamara

The Venezuela Crisis

Josh andThamyHoltare forced to wait four days with no answers about what is going on or why they were arrested. What are the political and economic conditions inVenezuelathat exacerbated the situation? We bring in two well-known experts on Latin American politics to sort through what is happening. On social: @HopeDarknessPodFacebook,Twitter,Instagram

33 MINJUN 3
Comments
The Venezuela Crisis

Independence Day

Court date after court date comes and goes without any resolution for the Holt family.Thamyand Josh find themselves stripped of both dignity and basic human rights. At home, July 4thfestivities are tinged with news of the Holts’ arrest. On social: @HopeDarknessPodFacebook,Twitter,Instagram

26 MINJUN 10
Comments
Independence Day

El Helicoide

We take a closer look at ElHelicoideitself and how it serves as a metaphor for the chaos in Venezuela. The first of several health crises to strike JoshHoltleaves him struggling, helpless and alone. A fellow inmate offers more context and perspective. On social: @HopeDarknessPodFacebook,Twitter,Instagram

31 MINJUN 17
Comments
El Helicoide

Paging Mama Bear

Back home in the US, Josh's mom, Laurie Holt, is busily making her voice heard from West Jordan to Washington, D.C. A smuggled cell phone becomes Josh's lifeline to his family. On social: @HopeDarknessPodFacebook,Twitter,Instagram

24 MINJUN 24
Comments
Paging Mama Bear

Working the System

Josh andThamyHolt continue to learn how to navigate life in a corrupt dictatorship – from which guards to bribe and how, to how to get along with their fellow inmates. New connections with cellmates provide new opportunities. On social: @HopeDarknessPodFacebook,Twitter,Instagram

33 MINJUL 1
Comments
Working the System

Marian and Nathalia

The Holts work to getThamy'sdaughters to the US. Josh andThamyfinally start getting regular "visits" from the outside world – but also become frustrated to their breaking point over their lost human rights. On social: @HopeDarknessPodFacebook,Twitter,Instagram

32 MINJUL 8
Comments
Marian and Nathalia

The Darkest Hour

After realizing his life and safety may well be in danger, JoshHoltnegotiates a transfer "up the hallway" to a cell among the political prisoners. Health and prison conditions combine to sink Josh into his lowest point as a hostage of the Venezuelan government. On social: @HopeDarknessPodFacebook,Twitter,Instagram

33 MINJUL 15
Comments
The Darkest Hour
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