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- Feb 6 20172 minutes
Life Behind Bars
It was a trial that riveted the nation. Now, more than 2 decades after being convicted for murdering their wealthy parents, Lyle and Erik Menendez search for ‘meaning beyond the tragedy’
- Jan 30 20179 minutes
Did He Kill His Family?
Almost 47 years after the brutal murders of his wife and daughters, former Green Beret surgeon Jeffrey MacDonald still insists he’s innocent. Now, in an exclusive prison interview, he reveals the evidence he hopes will prove it
- Feb 1 201710 minutes
Rethinking A Broken System
Five activists, including singer John Legend, debate the future of criminal justice reform and the role that tech and data can play.
- Jan 30 20172 minutes
A Timeline Of The Case
Feb. 17, 1970 Police arrive at the MacDonald apartment to find pregnant Colette, Kim and Kristen stabbed and bludgeoned to death. MacDonald is unconscious and bleeding from wounds on his chest. He tells military police the family was attacked by fou
- Dec 18 201627 minutes
The 50 Best Podcasts of 2016
From politics shows to horror series, highlights from a year of listening
- Oct 31 20161 minute
The Social Cost of Solitary Confinement
ACCORDING TO ESTIMATES FROM FEDERAL agencies, there are tens of thousands of prisoners in solitary confinement—put there not by judges or juries but at the discretion of prison administrators. Often the conditions are extreme: one California prisoner
- Jan 23 20171 minute
Nightmare At The Airport
Friends and family share stories of the loved ones who were killed when a gunman attacked a Florida airport
- Feb 13 20172 minutes
Law Pushing Back on Public Dissent
Elise Young and Janan Hanna As political activists take to the streets in the largest numbers since the 1960s, Republicans in statehouses across the U.S. are devising laws to regulate public dissent. They say free speech doesn’t cover the kind of vi
- Jan 26 20173 minutes
Chicago's Police Aren't 'Overly Politically Correct'
President Trump’s assumption that law-enforcement officers in Chicago are too restrained gets the city’s challenges precisely backward.
- Nov 25 20165 minutes
‘Do Not Resist’ Puts Militarized Police Under Fire
American law enforcement is using billions of dollars worth of military equipment, sometimes in ways it shouldn’t, according to a new documentary.
- Jan 18 20173 minutes
In Defense of the Chelsea Manning Commutation
Those who worry that it undermines state secrets would do better to start addressing the core reasons that the classification system is losing legitimacy.
- Dec 12 20161 minute
Timeline: A Doctor’s Lethal Plan
JUNE 2001 Dr. William Hunter and Dr. Roger Brumback fire Garcia from the pathology residency program at Creighton University School of Medicine after he tries to interfere with a colleague who is taking a medical license exam. FEB. 26, 2008 Garcia
- Oct 1 20161 minute
Putting Lynching On The Map
A new movement is memorializing forgotten sites of racist violence.
- Jul 25 20162 minutes
Nightmare in America ‘This Must Stop’
After the fatal shootings of black men Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police, a heavily armed gunman kills 5 Dallas police officers, opening racial wounds around the nation and leaving grieving loved ones desperate for answers—and peace
- Aug 22 20161 minute
The JonBenet Ramsey Case: A Timeline
The little girl’s shocking murder stunned the nation—and led investigators through nearly two decades of twists and suspects
- Dec 14 20165 minutes
The Psychology Of White-Collar Criminals
A researcher reflects on conversations with nearly 50 convicted executives about why they did what they did.
- Dec 30 20165 minutes
What Would Change Your Mind About President Trump?
An exercise for his supporters and critics
- Jul 18 20162 minutes
The Martha Moxley Murder Case New Twist in a Kennedy Scandal
IN A SHOCKING NEW BOOK, ROBERT F. KENNEDY JR. SEEKS TO CLEAR HIS COUSIN MICHAEL SKAKEL, WHO SPENT 11 YEARS IN PRISON, FOR THE 1975 MURDER OF A CONNECTICUT TEENAGER
- Aug 15 20162 minutes
A Murder Case Crumbles Who Killed Chandra Levy?
MORE THAN 15 YEARS AFTER THE 24-YEAR-OLD INTERN’S DEATH, ALL CHARGES AGAINST THE MAN CONVICTED OF HER MURDER ARE DROPPED. WILL HER FAMILY EVER GET JUSTICE?
- May 1 20155 minutes
How to Handle Confrontation at Work
Confronting someone doesn't have to be a defensive maneuver or a counterattack.
- Jun 20 20162 minutes
After EgyptAir Flight 804, an Eerie Silence From Terrorist Groups
PERHAPS CLARITY ON THE MAY 19 crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 will surface with the aircraft’s black box, which sensors have located on the Mediterranean Sea floor. But weeks after officials from Cairo to Washington speculated that the plane went down a
- Jan 13 20178 minutes
Former Intel Chief: Community Caught Between 'Scylla and Charybdis' on Trump Dossier
A conversation on intelligence and well-meant incompetence
- Oct 16 20164 minutes
Nat Turner’s Confessions
The Birth of a Nation is a melodramatic revenge saga.
- Nov 28 20161 minute
Facebook, Google to tackle ‘fake news’ Following backlash over the dissemination of “fake news” shared on the Internet during the U.S. election cycle, Facebook and Google have moved to adjust their advertising policies, targeting the revenue sources
- Oct 1 201612 minutes
Why thousands of girls have been jailed for talking back, staying out late, or skipping school
- Nov 7 20165 minutes
Horror on the Beach
The bodies of at least 10 victims have been found on New York’s Gilgo Beach. Are they connected? Now the FBI has joined the hunt in hopes of bringing a sadistic killer to justice
- Aug 8 20161 minute
That ’70s Saga
LILY ROTHMAN A FEW DAYS AFTER BEING KIDNAPPED, IN February 1974, Patricia Hearst recorded a message to her family from the closet where she was held. “Today is Friday the eighth,” she said, “and in Kuwait, the commandos negotiated the release of the
- Oct 10 20162 minutes
Until Death Do Us Part
More than 5 decades after his first wife’s death, Felix Vail is convicted of her murder—and suspected in the disappearances of other women in his life
- Oct 16 20161 minute
Winning the Pardon Lottery
“I WAS INDICTED for conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. I was a first-time drug offender—no guns or gangs. Not that that made it right or anything, but I was thinking, Not even real drug dealers get life sentences, there’s no way I’m going to get
- Jan 13 20172 minutes
What the Investigation Into the Chicago Police Department Found
The year-long inquiry uncovered “systemic” violations of Chicago residents’ civil rights.