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The Chosen Ones

The Chosen Ones

By Conveyor Media
The first season of The Chosen Ones focuses on the mysterious case of the doomsday cult obsessed mother of two previously missing children, JJ and Tylee. While looking at the key players of this case, it becomes evident Lori and Chad Daybell are a part of a religious cult that derives from the fundamentals of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Join Celene Beth as she investigates the truth behind the murders of Charles Vallow, Tammy Daybell, JJ Vallow, and Tylee Ryan.
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Doomsday Couple Charged with Murder: A Discussion with Rick Alan Ross & Hidden True Crime Podcast
On Monday, May 24th, 2021, Lori Vallow Daybell and Chad Daybell were each indicted by a grand jury in the state of Idaho. Celene Beth sits down with cult expert, Rick Alan Ross, and Hidden True Crime Podcast to talk about the recent charges against the doomsday couple and Lori's competency ruling. 
July 02, 2021
Season One Finale for The Chosen Ones
As we last left off on The Chosen Ones, we began to take a deeper dive into the groups Lori and Chad were affiliated with. This included The Church of the Firstborn, Preparing a People, and Another Voice of Warning or better known as AVOW. While each group has an underlining theme of Mormonism, there are still many questions lingering about their beliefs, their intentions, and most importantly, their members. We’ve examined the major key players in the Vallow and Daybell cases and next season, we will review these specific groups. Now, in today’s episode, we take a quick glimpse into these groups and we recently learned of an intriguing tip that may lead us down a path to more discovery.
January 29, 2021
Murderous Mothers with HLN Host & Commentator, Sarah Cailean
TW: Child molestation, rape, and child murders.  The final guest of our first season is the one and only, Sarah Cailean. Sarah is a criminal behaviorist, investigator, former law enforcement officer, HLN commentator, and was a host and executive producer on the HLN series, Hell in the Heartland. The series focused on the cold case from Welch, Oklahoma that has stumped authorities for two decades, concerning the disappearance of two teenage girls, Lauria Bible and Ashley Freeman. This case is riddled with the mystery of murder, possible police cover-up, and the unimaginable truth. Sarah and Celene Beth discuss multiple cases pertaining to mothers who have killed their children and how some of them mirror Lori Daybell. You can catch Hell in the Heartland now on HBO Max!
December 18, 2020
Lori's Testimony with April Raymond
Please note, this episode discusses child rape. While not explicit, listener discretion is advised. April and Celene Beth unpack the recently leaked audio of Lori Vallow Daybell stating she wanted to kill Joseph Ryan (her third husband) back in October of 2018. The full audio is played at the end of their interview.  To keep up with all of the latest news on this case, please follow us on Facebook and Instagram at The Chosen Ones Podcast or on Twitter at thechosenonepod. Please be sure to rate, review, share, and subscribe to The Chosen Ones, so more listeners like you can find this podcast!
December 04, 2020
It's a Family Affair with The Hidden True-Crime Podcast
Happy Thanksgiving, listeners! Here is the collaboration you have all been waiting for! John and Lauren Matthias, hosts of Hidden: A True Crime Podcast joins TCO for a candid conversation about the Vallow & Daybell case. The Hidden true-crime podcast explores the hidden motives behind unimaginable crimes including the Vallow & Daybell case. Dr. John is a forensic psychologist and Lauren is a long-time journalist. This married couple has dived into the psychological avenues of the Vallow/Daybell cases while examining why serial predators do what they do. You can find their podcast now at:
November 27, 2020
Male Cult Leaders: Exclusive Interview with Cult Specialist, Rick Alan Ross
Rick is an American deprogrammer, cult specialist, and founder and executive director of the nonprofit Cult Education Institute. You may have seen Rick on news programs or have seen some of his interviews but most recently, he was featured in the Starz produced docu-series, Seduced, which told India Oxenberg's journey through the dark world of the notorious slave-cult NXIVM. (Also seen in HBO's, The Vow!) Rick has also followed the Vallow/Daybell cases and is a qualified and accepted court expert witness.
November 20, 2020
Voices for Justice Podcast Host & Victim Advocate, Sarah Turney
Sarah’s fight to capture the murderer of her late sister, Alissa, has made big waves in recent months due to her social media campaigns, billboards, Voices for Justice podcast, media interviews, and of course, her iconic TikTok videos. Nearly two decades after Alissa’s disappearance, Michael Turney, Sarah and Alissa’s father, has been charged with second-degree homicide. Sarah joins Celene Beth this week to talk about the work she has done on behalf of her sister, Alissa, and learning about the death of Charles Vallow in her hometown in Arizona.  To listen to Sarah's journey and get info on her advocacy work, please check out
November 16, 2020
Homicide Detective Perspective with Jim Rathmann
This week, Celene Beth sat down with Jim Rathmann, an individual you may have seen recently featured in Discovery ID’s Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies, and Cover-Up! Jim has a remarkable career behind him and has provided many services to our country. Jim is a former homicide detective, Army Veteran, a United States Secret Service Agent for President, Barack Obama, Vice President (President-Elect) Joe Biden, Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney, former US Presidents, and numerous Presidents and Prime Ministers from around the globe. Jim provides his insight into the Vallow/Daybell case and what it means to be an advocate for the victims, their families, and communities. 
November 13, 2020
Cold Podcast Meets The Chosen Ones Featuring Dave Cawley
Celene Beth sat down with Dave Cawley, host of the hit Wondery podcast, Cold. The Cold podcast focuses on the 2009 Susan Powell case here in Utah and took a deep-dive into her disappearance. Cold inspired the creation of The Chosen Ones and we admire the work Dave has done on behalf of the victims and his advocacy for domestic violence. Dave is not only an investigative journalist for KSL but a writer, and photographer. Dave and Celene Beth talk about the parallels in the Powell & Daybell cases, as well as advocacy work within the true crime community.  Be sure to check out season 1 of Cold now:
November 06, 2020
True Crime Underground: Lori Daybell Cult Mom Conversation with Carl Danger
Celene Beth and True Crime Underground's, Carl Danger caught up this past week to discuss their experience in Julie Rowe's Seminar, as well as discussing The Church of the Firstborn and the dangerous side of Lori, Chad, and Julie's belief system. To join the True Crime Underground: Lori Daybell Cult Mom Facebook group, please find the link below.:
November 01, 2020
The War on Wasatch- Julie Rowe Seminar Follow-Up w/ April R.
April Raymond and Celene Beth discuss her experience at the Julie Rowe seminar, including exclusive audio from the event. Please be sure to rate, review, share, and subscribe to The Chosen Ones, so more listeners like you can find this podcast!
October 30, 2020
Update with April Raymond Part I- Julie Rowe's Healing Class October 24, 2020
This week Celene Beth checks in with April Raymond about Mark Means' recent tweet about Melanie Gibb and David Warwick and also informs her of an event being held by Julie Rowe on October 24, 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Celene Beth reveals to April that she is attending Julie's event in hopes to find more answers to seek justice for JJ, Tylee, Charles, and Tammy. Stay tuned for Part II dropping on October 30th.
October 25, 2020
Websleuthing in the Vallow/Daybell case with Tricia Griffith
Tricia Griffith is the owner of the Websleuths website as well as the host of the popular YouTube Channel and Podcast: Websleuths. Tricia and Celene Beth discuss the nuances of websleuthing and how it pertains to the Vallow and Daybell cases. As promised, we will link her Vallow/Daybell episodes on our socials, and be sure to subscribe to her channel & podcast now! 
October 23, 2020
Q&A Episode with Special Guest Host, Polly Kotowski (Jensen & Holes: The Murder Squad) & TCO Host/Creator, Celene Beth Calderon
This week on The Chosen Ones, we welcome special guest, Polly Kotowski, senior producer for Exactly Right’s The Murder Squad with Billy Jensen and Paul Holes. Polly has produced numerous true crime television shows including, Crime Watch Daily and Dr. Phil's true crime segments! Be sure to check out Jensen and Holes: The Murder Squad now for more true crime content! To keep up with all of the latest news on this case, please follow us on Facebook and Instagram at The Chosen Ones Podcast or on Twitter at thechosenonepod. Please be sure to rate, review, share, and subscribe to The Chosen Ones, so more listeners like you can find this podcast! **This is a Conveyor Media production. Host, Celene Beth Calderon, executive producers, Colin Whelan, Rebecca Sirmons, writer, Celene Beth Calderon, sound editor, Jacques B., and music by Mickey O’Brien. And a very special thank you to Polly Kotowski. 
October 09, 2020
Dear Angels- Remembering JJ & Tylee
To continue honoring JJ and Tylee, we suggest a donation to the Organization for Autism Research or The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Sources: KUTV 2 Idaho State Journal East Idaho News KTVB Fox 13 Crime Online Law and Crime Piano Dreamers Jay is 4 Justice Podcast Dateline
October 02, 2020
Part II- Lori Vallow Daybell
Please note, this episode discusses sexual assault and child abuse. While not explicit, listener discretion is advised. To keep up with all of the latest news on this case, please follow us on Facebook and Instagram at The Chosen Ones Podcast or on Twitter at thechosenonepod. Please be sure to rate, review, share, and subscribe and catch our season finale, Dear Angels, on October 2nd. Sources: EastIdahoNews Annielytics Fox 10 Phoenix Inside Edition Nancy Grace 97.1 ZHT Fox 10- Justin Lum CBS 5 AZ Fox 13 Salt Lake City Spokesman-Review U of M Health Crime Online azfamily powered by 3TV & CBS5AZ East Idaho News- Nate Eaton
September 18, 2020
Part I- Lori Vallow Daybell
Please note, this episode discusses domestic violence and molestation of children. While not explicit, listener discretion is advised. Lori Norene Cox was born on June 26, 1973, in San Bernardino, CA. Lori’s previous marriages have all carried troubling and dark allegations from domestic violence, child molestation, demonic husbands, and a self-righteous cult leader. Sources: Phoenix 10 KTVB Gilbert PD Rexburg PD Crime Online Dateline KTVB East Idaho News Inside Edition Fox 13 News True Crime Online Post-Register KSL TV Law & Crime Justin Lum Cathy Russon Time to Warrior Up Podcast
September 11, 2020
Part II- Chad Daybell
Please note, in this episode, we will be disclosing how JJ and Tylee were found. We understand this may be triggering for some of our listeners and with that, listener discretion is advised. June 9th, 2020, Rexburg PD, along with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Department and FBI, a search warrant was executed for a second time on Chad’s property in Salem, Idaho. Sources: Idaho Press Oregon Live East Idaho News KUTV Court TV KSL News ABC4 News in Utah Local News 8 in Idaho Justin Lum: Phoenix 10 News
September 04, 2020
Part I- Chad Daybell
Please note, this episode has modified names for privacy concerns among Chad and Tammy’s family members. We also reference a pregnancy complication that may be triggering for some listeners, while not explicit, listener discretion is advised. Chad Guy Daybell was born in Provo, Utah. He attended Springville High School along with Tammy Douglas, his future wife. Sources: Dateline Wikiglobals KSL TV Insider Fantastic Fiction
August 28, 2020
In Her Own Words- April Raymond
April Raymond, a name you may have heard in recent months due to her previous friendship with Lori Vallow Daybell. April met Lori, Charles, Tylee, and JJ in Kauai, Hawaii back in 2015. April and Lori continued their friendship through the spring of 2019. April began to realize her friend that she met back in her church was no longer the loving, charismatic, Lori she once knew. Sources: Twitter: Justin Lum of Fox 10 Phoenix News Court TV **Special thank you to Timothy John Psarras for this week’s episode.
August 21, 2020
The Chosen Ones - Part III- Alex Cox
Alexander Lamar Cox or better known as Alex is a name that has been circulating in the media since the beginning of the Lori Vallow Daybell case pertaining to her missing children. While he is probably best known for shooting and killing Charles Vallow, his run-in with law enforcement begins much earlier. **Please note, this episode contains 911 calls and explicit language, listener discretion is advised. Sources: Fox 10 Phoenix East Idaho News Gephardt Daily Idaho Press KSL News
August 07, 2020
The Chosen Ones - Part II- Melanie Gibb
One of Chad and Lori Daybell’s closest friends, Melanie Gibb, is someone who recently came out to the public in regards to how the couple deceived her and the fear she now has for her life. Melanie has warned others who believe in the teachings of Chad and Lori Daybell and is encouraging them to “find the truth.” Sources: East Idaho News Dateline NBC ABC 4 Fox 13 Gilbert Arizona Police Department AVOW Time to Warrior Up Podcast
July 31, 2020
The Chosen Ones - Part I- Melani Pawlowski
Melani Pawlowski is a name you may have heard in the news but was previously known as Melani Boudreaux from a previous marriage. Melani is one of Lori’s nieces who also lived in Gilbert, Arizona near the Vallow family. It was said that Melani was present when Lori and Chad first met in the fall of 2018. It appears Melani was engaging in the same teachings that Lori took an interest in. Episode 4- The Chosen Ones will be broken up into 3 parts. These 3 parts will focus on the individuals that have been named in the media due to their relationships with Lori Vallow Daybell. Melani Pawlowski, Melanie Gibb, and Alex Cox have been questioned due to their potential ties connected to the deaths of Joseph Ryan, Charles Vallow, Tammy Daybell, Tylee Ryan, JJ Vallow, as well as the attempted shootings of Brandon Boudreaux and Tammy Daybell. Sources: East Idaho News Justin Lum/Fox 10 Phoenix CBS 5- Interview with Morgan Loew
July 24, 2020
Tammy Daybell
On Saturday, October 19, 2019, Chad’s wife of more than 30 years passed away in their home.  According to her obituary, she died ‘peacefully in her sleep’. Chad claimed she went to bed with a cough and just didn’t wake up. Tammy’s death was initially...
July 10, 2020
Charles Vallow
Please note, this episode discusses child abuse, specifically towards special needs children, while not explicit, listener discretion is advised. Leland “Charles” Anthony Vallow was born August 17, 1956, in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Life eventually led...
July 03, 2020
The Timeline
Publicly, this story begins in September 2019 but in actuality, the real story starts in January 2019. This case has many moving parts including multiple timelines, players, and locations. As one could imagine, this story can get confusing very quickly....
June 22, 2020