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Hope in Darkness: The Josh Holt Story

13 EpisodesProduced by KSL Podcasts | WonderyWebsite

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 … read more

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Introducing Hope in Darkness

May 14th, 2020

1:59

Hope in Darkness premieres May 27th.

Ep. 1: The Knock at the Door

May 27th, 2020

31:07

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 …

Ep. 2: Thamara

May 27th, 2020

32:15

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 …

Ep. 3: The Venezuela Crisis

June 3rd, 2020

33:57

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 …

Ep. 4: Independence Day

June 10th, 2020

26:48

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 …

Ep. 5: El Helicoide

June 17th, 2020

31:24

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 …

Ep. 6: Paging Mama Bear

June 24th, 2020

24:49

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 …

Ep. 7: Working the System

July 1st, 2020

33:37

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 …

Ep. 8: Marian and Nathalia

July 8th, 2020

32:52

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 …

Ep. 9: The Darkest Hour

July 15th, 2020

33:20

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. …

Ep. 10: Connecting the Dots

July 22nd, 2020

33:42

We go in-depth on all the work behind the scenes to secure Josh and Thamy Holt's freedom – including never-before-heard details about the strange …

Ep. 11: Prison Riot

July 29th, 2020

35:12

A riot erupts inside El Helicoide as tensions mount in Venezuela. Barricaded in his cell, Josh Holt sends a series of fearful videos begging for help …

Ep. 12: Homecoming

August 5th, 2020

36:30

The Holts arrive on US soil. Josh and Thamy meet the president and make the rounds on morning television. Adjusting to life on the outside requires …

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