James Wolner

James Wolner is the producer of Dakota Spotlight Podcast, a filmmaker and published photographer and poet.



projects – distinctions – awards

2021 – Regional Emmy for documentary: The House on Sweet and Seventh

2021- First podcast to be preserved by the North Dakota State Archives, Bismarck, ND.

2020 Featured on Marie Claire’s list of best True Crime Podcasts


Feb 2020:

“A podcast that covers true crime in small Midwestern towns?  Sign us up!  Host James Wolner is a one-person show and the brains behind Dakota Spotlight.  The Second season of the podcast just finished and told the story of the tragic murders of a banker and his wife, who lived in North Dakota.  Wolner’s voice itself will reel you in, but you’ll end up staying for the story.”