The Orange Tree

Reviews For The Orange Tree

I’ll be watching these students become the next generation of professionals in podcasting. Attention to details and the utmost respect for the victim’s family are just two reasons this podcast is worth your time. If it wasn’t mentioned in the podcast I wouldn’t realize these are student produced.
Well done!
Fantastic podcast. Executed very well and a very interesting story. Looking forward to hearing more from you two!
Well done Ladies. Very well done. To everyone working on this, AWESOME JOB!!!
I thought you ladies did an excellent and very professional job of reporting this story from everyone’s perspective. It was a very fair and unbiased journalism job. It was a disturbing story to listen to, however. I am so saddened that Colton sacrificed such a bright future, supported by a strong and united family, by making the poor choices that he ultimately did during his college days. I do not think it is in his character to have killed Jennifer, but I do think that with his history of irresponsible behavior and firearm handling the possibility that he committed this crime is there. It seems that Laura Hall is likely the perpetrator on this crime, as it was an emotional killing. I would love to hear more updates on this story, as they unfold. And, I have no doubt that they will unfold in the future. Praying for all parties involved in this terrible crime.
Always looking for interesting podcast and I heard this on the intro of Michael Cohen. Can’t wait to listen to the whole series!
The only thing I didn’t like was how quickly it ended - I could have listened to another 50 episodes. Very well done.
I absolutely loved this. I binged all episodes in two days. I really enjoyed that we were given all sides of the story (that were possible). I can’t wait to see what these hosts do in the future.
This is so amazingly well done. You all did a great job of focusing on Jennifer
I admit that I was expecting something low-production value from student journalism, and I was so wrong in that assumption. This is not only an interesting story in its own right, but the podcast is on par (and in some cases better) than any put out by a national news outlet. The story is also told with both care and objectivity. Extremely well done!
I enjoyed listening to your podcast. You all did a great job at keeping a neutral view. I hope you are able to get to a point in your podcasts that you won’t need so many commercials.
Well done ladies, in every aspect. I’ve seen work done on this story before, but never have I felt the bone chilling raw emotions of the ones effected. I may have a hard time sleeping tonight, but will most likely binge this one again. I look forward to seeing your work in the future.
As journalists they absolutely should know that the word “weary” is different from the word “wary” and the word that they were trying for was most likely “leery” as wary and leery mean roughly the same thing; but they’ve confused a rhyming weary and leery. It’s just a huge pet peeve of mine when people do this, especially when it’s people who most definitely should know the difference. It’s at the end of the first episode and it’s not a great indicator of how professional this podcast may turn out. 😑 Btw weary means to be extremely tired and wary means to be suspicious or on the lookout for in order to avoid it. Leery means to be more fearful or avoidant of something. Words can make all the difference between one meaning and another, especially in law and police investigations. So it’s important to be accurate.

5/5

By Ahc4959
You all did such a fantastic job with this. I hope these two go far in the field of journalism!
Well I never thought id be so excited for Monday, but the episode you teased for Oct. 5th has me setting a countdown calendar! Congrats!!
Such a tragic but well done pod cast by these students . I was bawling in the end
Wow! What talented young ladies! These girls did a fantastic job with the reporting on this. They perfectly balanced the twists and turns in this case with a more human element.

5/5

By kr4t0m
Binged the entire thing in one long shot. Couldn’t stop listening.
You guys did a great job with this podcast. Thorough and informative while maintaining sensitivity to all parties involved. I hope you have another project in the near future!
Riveting, well edited, thoughtful presentation of a tragic story.
Great job telling all sides of this story.
Great pod
Precise and very interesting. Binged this in 1-2 days ❤️❤️

5/5

This is an excellent podcast! If you liked Serial (Adnan Syed) then this will be a good one too. No chatty talking back and forth between hosts. Great interviews and clips from the testimony at trial. Horrific story with hard-to-hear details. Can bring you to tears listening to the victims family.
The podcast was a little bit of a slow-burner, but i think the amazing storytelling and writing really shined because of that. A+++ Major respect for these hosts
This is a sad and heart wrenching story that I had not heard about. There are some unsettling and gruesome details but they do their best to handle the information sensitively as well as warn listeners who may not want to listen to that kind of content. It was very well done and put together and I binged the whole series in less than 24 hours. If you like true crime stories, definitely give this one a listen!

Wow
5/5

By Gahahj
I binged the whole season! Such a tragedy story, but I loved the way that both hosts are so sensitive with the families involved and trough everything.
I had never heard of this horrible crime. Binged this in 2 days. Very informative and depth investigation. Job well done. Look forward to your next series.
There’s only about 15 minutes of content per show. The rest is recap, commercials, and what’s coming up next. Very slow moving and so much irrelevant content.
Great podcast. Very well done and so engaging. Just what you want from a podcast.
I love it but is the seventh episode the last?
Binging this! Omg! I think Colton is innocent.
I listen to lots of true crime. This is one of the very best I’ve heard. Keep it going!!
The podcast was well written and researched. It captures multiple different perspectives. I finished it in one day while on a road trip.
As a recent UT grad, this story hits close to heart and I am disappointed I had NEVER heard that story. They did an amazing job giving everyone involved a chance to speak their truths.
This is a great podcast. You girls did a wonderful job! Such a sad story, but great job bringing light to the victim and everyone else. Listened to it in a day!
I have only listened to one episode, and I immediately had to leave a review, because I am so impressed! The hosts are just very smart, well-spoken, and articulate journalists. The editing of the story is top notch. I love the interviews with the people that are involved, and the thoroughness of the hosts research. Good job reporting a horrific case in a different way from many podcasts that just sit and read a script and discuss.
Very impressed !!
Amazing podcast. I cannot believe it was written and produced by two college students. I look forward to following these two and their work in the future.
I don’t think he did it.
Ladies you did a fantastic job! A lot of research went into covering this story. Job well done!
Listen to this entire podcast in 24 hours. There were times it was as hard to hear what was being said and was not clearly spelled out. In episode 1 they mentioned how many drugs where in her body at the time of her death. Thought it was interesting how it was never talked about it again. Which makes me think she was unconscious/passed out when she was shot. In addition it was not make clear in the beginning episode that she was mutilated after she died. I also believe that Laura Bell had a lot more to do with her death than she’s admitting to. Think she just wants to stick it to Colton and play the innocent victim.

5/5

By dr anse
I lived in these same condos in 1999. A trip down memory lane while at UT coupled with an insane story I can’t believe I haven’t heard. Great podcast format
They did an excellent job constructing the podcast. They provided unbiased information, laid out the facts and provided interesting interviews.
Good investigation, I like how they attempted to talk to all sides and got deep into the story. Good job from young journalists
While hard to listen to sometimes this is so well done you will not want to miss an episode. This is true journalism.