Hope in Darkness: The Josh Holt Story

Jul 01 2020 26 mins 1.6k

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

Ep. 8: Marian and Nathalia
Jul 08 2020 32 mins  
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. On social: @HopeDarknessPod Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Ep. 7: Working the System
Jul 01 2020 33 mins  
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 new opportunities. On social: @HopeDarknessPod Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Ep. 6: Paging Mama Bear
Jun 24 2020 24 mins  
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 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Ep. 5: El Helicoide
Jun 17 2020 31 mins  
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 fellow inmate offers more context and perspective. On social: @HopeDarknessPod Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Ep. 4: Independence Day
Jun 10 2020 26 mins  
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 with news of the Holts’ arrest. On social: @HopeDarknessPod Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Ep. 3: The Venezuela Crisis
Jun 03 2020 33 mins  
Josh and Thamy Holt are 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 in Venezuela that exacerbated the situation? We bring in two well-known experts on Latin American politics to sort through what is happening. On social: @HopeDarknessPod Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Ep. 2: Thamara
May 27 2020 32 mins  
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.

Ep. 1: The Knock at the Door
May 27 2020 31 mins  
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?

Introducing Hope in Darkness
May 14 2020 1 mins  
Hope in Darkness premieres May 27th.

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