Hope in Darkness: The Josh Holt Story

Hope in Darkness: The Josh Holt Story

Hope in Darkness: The Josh Holt Story

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
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
  1. September 08, 2020
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    Ep. 13: Introducing Bunga Bunga
    Silvio Berlusconi was a charismatic multi-millionaire real-estate mogul who upended the Italian political order and hypnotized an entire nation. He was the longest-serving prime minister of one of the world’s w…
  2. March 20, 2021
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    Ep. 2: 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…
  3. March 20, 2021
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    Ep. 1: 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?
  4. March 20, 2021
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    Introducing Hope in Darkness
    Hope in Darkness premieres May 27th.
  5. March 20, 2021
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    Ep. 4: Independence Day
    Court date after court date comes and goes without any resolution for the Holt family. Thamy and Josh find themselves stripped of both dignity and basic human rights. At home, July 4th festivities are tinged wi…
  6. March 20, 2021
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    Ep. 5: El Helicoide
    We take a closer look at El Helicoide itself and how it serves as a metaphor for the chaos in Venezuela. The first of several health crises to strike Josh Holt leaves him struggling, helpless and alone. A fello…
  7. March 20, 2021
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    Ep. 6: 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: @HopeDarknessPod Fac…
  8. March 20, 2021
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    Ep. 7: Working the System
    Josh and Thamy Holt 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 n…
  9. March 20, 2021
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    Ep. 8: Marian & Nathalia
    The Holts work to get Thamy's daughters to the US. Josh and Thamy finally start getting regular "visits" from the outside world – but also become frustrated to their breaking point over their lost human rights.…
  10. March 20, 2021
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    Ep. 9: The Darkest Hour
    After realizing his life and safety may well be in danger, Josh Holt negotiates a transfer "up the hallway" to a cell among the political prisoners. Health and prison conditions combine to sink Josh into his lo…
  11. March 20, 2021
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