True-crime documentary Abducted in Plain Sight has been “a slow burn” sensation, according to its director, Skye Borgman. Indeed, the story of a 12-year-old named Jan Broberg, who was abducted from her small-town Idaho home in 1974 by a trusted neighbor and close family friend, has something that will singe even the most seen-it-all viewer. Like another popular doc of today (ahem, Tiger King), the story gets wilder and more unexpected at every turn, with extramarital affairs, unbelievable therapy methods, recanted allegations to the FBI and tape recordings from space aliens all part of the mix. In the year since it debuted on Netflix, the story has stirred up feelings of anger, humor and, most of all, disbelief as to how Jan’s parents basically did everything wrong.
And now, in a story that takes “but wait, there’s more” to a whole new level, there’s a recently launched podcast with shocking new details about the kidnapping. Introducing Obsessed with: Abducted in Plain Sight. We spoke with L.A.-based Borgman, who co-hosts the podcast with Patrick Hinds. She dished the dirt on the gripping new listen, plus explained why we are so interested in the first place.