The Rise and Fall of Ruby Franke

A podcast by Law&Crime | Wondery


3 Episodes

  1. More from Law&Crime: Murder on My Mind

    Published: 4/19/2024
  2. Meet the Frankes | 1

    Published: 2/19/2024
  3. Introducing: The Rise and Fall of Ruby Franke

    Published: 2/6/2024

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Ruby Franke, a Utah mom turned YouTube “momfluencer” who amassed 2.6 million subscribers, was known for her strict disciplinarian parenting style. But authorities now say that her "tough love" was actually child abuse. Ruby Franke's son escaped from the Utah home of her self-help business partner, Jodi Hildebrandt. The boy was reportedly starved and tied up with duct tape along with his 10 year old sister. As law enforcement dug deeper, they uncovered injuries, torture, and emotional harm inflicted by both Franke and Hildebrandt. Law&Crime takes you behind the scenes, from Ruby and Jodi's path to internet stardom, to the investigation that brought them down.You can listen to all episodes of The Rise and Fall of Ruby Franke exclusively and ad-free on Wondery+. Find Wondery+ in the Wondery App or on Apple Podcasts. Start Your free trial by visiting now.