Talking Cold: Discussion of Episode 5

Elizabeth Smart captured the attention of the nation when she was kidnapped at knife-point from her Salt Lake City home in June of 2002. She was 14 years old.

Investigators found her nine months later and arrested her kidnappers, Brian David Mitchell and his wife Wanda Barzee. Mitchell repeatedly raped Elizabeth while she was captive. In the years since, Elizabeth has become an advocate for survivors and has established a foundation to help through education, prevention and recovery,  

Hosts Amy Donaldson and Sheryl Worsley ask Elizabeth about the hardest parts in her healing, her struggles with the justice system and her advice to other survivors.

Talking Cold is honest and frank conversations about the issues brought forward in the latest episode of the Cold podcast. We begin with Cold season 2: Justice for Joyce. Three ladies, Amy Donaldson, Ann Dent and Sheryl Worsley will talk about weighty issues like sexual assault, the death penalty and failures of the criminal justice system. The goal is more conversation and more understanding.

Spoiler alert! You will want to listen to the main story on Amazon Music before listening to our conversation because we will talk about what happens on the show. 

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 If you or someone close to you has experienced rape or any other form of sexual abuse, you can go to to connect with free resources anywhere in the United States. 

 Episode credits: 

  • Hosts: Amy Donaldson, Sheryl Worsley
  • Audio production: Nina Earnest
  • Audio mixing: Trent Sell
  • KSL executive producer: Sheryl Worsley
  • Workhouse Media executive producers: Paul Anderson, Nick Panella, Andrew Greenwood
  • Amazon Music team: Morgan Jones, Eliza Mills, Vanessa Rebbert, Shea Simpson

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Published: Friday July 30, 2021
Runtime: 00:52:29