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This award-winning and Peabody-nominated podcast documents how locals are addressing the role of jails in their backyards. Reporters travel around the country and hear from people directly impacted by their encounter with jails and to chronicle the progress ground-up efforts have made in diversion, bail reform, recidivism, adoption of technology and other crucial aspects of the move toward decarceration at local levels.
 
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Occultae Veritatis Podcast Case #135: The Russian Sleep Experiment Join us as we read and discuss this fictional story that griped the imagination of many and left many wondering if it could be real. Anti-Sleep gas, dark experiments and entrails, oh my! Subscribe here: https://ovpod.ca/ Join the Cult: http://www.patreon.com/ovpod Topics Mentioned: …
 
Case #134b: The People of Qanon In the second half, we dive deeper into the everyday people and figures that follow the Qanon theory, propagate its message, and go to extremes to put theory into action Subscribe here: https://ovpod.ca/ Join the Cult: http://www.patreon.com/ovpod Pallet Cleanser: Fuck Donald Trump by Marc Rebillet https://www.marcre…
 
When jails across the country began releasing thousands of people amid the COVID-19 outbreak earlier this year, and mass demonstrations against police brutality brought millions out of their homes, criminal reform advocates wondered if they'd finally see significant and lasting reform. Journalist Renata Sago reports on two Florida jails that are ha…
 
Occultae Veritatis Podcast Case #134a: The People of Qanon Here we look at the police officers, mayors, senators, and other influential people that believe democrats torture captives underground for celebrity youth serum. Also very sad conspiracy theory thanksgiving dinners. Subscribe here: https://ovpod.ca/ Join the Cult: http://www.patreon.com/ov…
 
Our friends at Future Hindsight just launched Season 12! Future Hindsight is a weekly podcast that aims to spark civic engagement through in-depth conversations with citizen changemakers. Season 12 is full of thought-provoking, visionary and practical ideas that help us reimagine our future in a post pandemic and post Trump world. It covers everyth…
 
In California, so-called quality of life laws criminalize panhandling, living in cars, and blocking sidewalks. Reporter Sarah McClure chronicles how arresting homeless individuals entangles them in a cycle of poverty and incarceration—and how three groups are breaking the cycle. This episode talks about some troubling details, which involve gun vio…
 
Where is Kimberly Moreau? bonus.mp3 This week, Drewby and Yergy shift gears to a local case that has haunted the community of Jay, Maine for 3 decades - one that we hope will soon be solved so that she can be laid to rest and her family can have some long deserved closure. This week we are discussing the disappearance of Kimberly Moreau. Kim Moreau…
 
Occultae Veritatis Podcast Case #133c: Electoral Dysfunction: Donald J Trump In this final election special episode, Ood covers the final two years of Donald Trumps presidency, impeachment, civil rights protests, injustice, and a once in a lifetime pandemic. Its gonna be a bumpy ride, tune in! Subscribe here: https://ovpod.ca/ Join the Cult: http:/…
 
Occultae Veritatis Podcast Case #133b: Electoral Dysfunction: Donald J Trump In this second of three election special episodes, Sage covers the first two years of Donald Trumps presidency, and just how far away from normal things became. The limits of the American political system are tested, tune in! Subscribe here: https://ovpod.ca/ Join the Cult…
 
In Alaska, rising violent crime and substance abuse across the state have also increased incarceration rates among Native Americans. Making use of their legal sovereignty, some Alaska Native leaders issue “blue tickets,” documents that sentence offenders to legal expulsion. Journalist Emily Schwing reports on the consequences and cultural impact of…
 
In this first of three election special episodes, we cover the pre-presidential life of Donald J. Trump, and his early schemes, assaults, harassment, lawsuits, crimes, and controversies Subscribe here: https://ovpod.ca/ Join the Cult: http://www.patreon.com/ovpod Pallet Cleanser: The Vinegar Flies https://vinegarflies.bandcamp.com/…
 
More Allegedly Haunted Dolls, Including Okiku, Letta Me Out, Robert the Doll, and the thousands of dolls sold online Were back on haunted dolls! Can a doll grow teeth and hair? Can a doll bless those it doesn't curse? Can doll reselling be a lucrative side gig? Tune in to find out! Part 2 of 2 Subscribe here: https://ovpod.ca/ Join the Cult: http:/…
 
Sean Wesley knew he had Hepatitis C when he started serving his prison sentence in Louisiana, and spent years trying to get treatment. Despite an innovative arrangement between a drug manufacturer and the state's Department of Corrections, he was transferred from facility to facility, and even finished his sentence, without ever receiving proper ca…
 
Annabelle is an allegedly haunted doll housed in the occult museum of the paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren Join the ovpod crew as we talk about why we find dolls creepy, the history of human doll making, and arguably the most famous haunted doll; Annabelle. Part 1 of 2 Subscribe here: https://ovpod.ca/ Join the Cult: http://www.patre…
 
Over the past few years, voters across the U.S.have elected prosecutors who promised to implement much-needed criminal justice reforms, from decriminalizing marijuana to ending cash bail. Journalist Ruxandra Guidi revisits her reporting on the election of a new prosecutor in Houston two years ago, and chronicles how activists, relatives of incarcer…
 
Occultae Veritatis Podcast Case #131: The Origin of Concentration Camps Join us as we talk about the first official concentration camps, and the precursor camps and prisons that lead up to them. With Bambi from Catastrophes Notwithstanding Subscribe to the show here: https://ovpod.ca/ Support the Show: http://www.patreon.com/ovpod Topics Mentioned:…
 
From DCP Entertainment, "Say Their Name" is a documentary series that focuses on the assault and killing of unarmed Black people by police and in ‘Stand Your Ground’ states. It highlights incidents throughout the United States, memorializing these individuals through the words of the people that knew them best and helping us understand the aftermat…
 
Occultae Veritatis Podcast Case #130: Max Headroom signal hijacking Max started as a humble protagonist in a dystopian British future, but he grew in popularity quickly, interviewing celebrities, being the face of new coke, and hitting a climax when his image was used in a television signal intrusion. Subscribe to the show here: https://ovpod.ca/ S…
 
Kirsten made her way out of jail and addiction with the help of a special court on the Penobscot Nation reservation in Maine. There, culture and justice work together to bypass traditional punitive measures for more restorative ones. Reporter Lisa Bartfai visits the Healing to Wellness Court to see how it all works. Sign up for our newsletter today…
 
The Trump administration has issued numerous policies to systematically dismantle asylum as a legal right. They're also locking up asylum seekers for months or years, until they either win their case, are returned to their home countries, or self deport. Reporters Valeria Fernández and Jude Joffe-Block follow two asylum seekers as they endure deten…
 
Occultae Veritatis Podcast Case #129: David Parker Ray AKA The Toybox Killer Although none of his murder victims bodies have been found, DPR is suspected to have killed as many as 60 women, and had trapped, tortured, and assaulted many more in a home made torture chamber called “The Toybox” Subscribe to the show here: https://ovpod.ca/ Support the …
 
Reporter Sonia Paul takes us to Detroit, where 80% of residents are Black, and examines the tools, models and methods changing the nature of policing in the city — from the rise of live-streamed surveillance to facial recognition technology. She investigates their impact on residents, and implications for overpoliced communities of color across the…
 
A year ago, Illinois passed a law requiring all jails to ensure that pre-trial detainees have an opportunity to vote. Chicago’s Cook County Jail was turned into a polling place during the 2019 primaries. Sheriff Tom Dart is an enthusiastic supporter of the program. And advocates like Amani Sawari are working to ensure voters in custody are informed…
 
Occultae Veritatis Podcast Case #128A: Qanon 101 Join Richard as he explains the basics of the QAnon theory, who Q is, and its progression through the years Subscribe to the show here: https://ovpod.ca/ Support the Show: http://www.patreon.com/ovpod Pallet Cleanser: Star- PepperCoyote Find them Here! Peppercoyote.bandcamp.com Lookleft.bandcamp.com …
 
Occultae Veritatis Podcast Case #127: Mysterious Recordings 2 Join Ood for a second installment of mysterious and interesting recordings and sounds Subscribe to the show here: https://ovpod.ca/ Support the Show: http://www.patreon.com/ovpod Pallet Cleanser: Brion Gysin - Pistol-PoemBy Ood, Sage, Leon, and Richard
 
James Howard III was arrested this spring and sent to Chicago’s Cook County Jail a few weeks into the state's coronavirus lockdown. Crowded, unsanitary, and with little means of social distancing, the single-site jail experienced a rapid outbreak of COVID-19. Mark Betancourt reports on the unprecedented steps officials took to control the outbreak,…
 
Occultae Veritatis Podcast Case #126: Hollow Earth The Earth, what fantastical secrets exist underneath its surface? Join Richard and the OVpod gang on a journey to the center of the Earth. Subscribe to the show here: https://ovpod.ca/ Support the Show: http://www.patreon.com/ovpod Pallet Cleanser: Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, 'Choral' - Od…
 
We produced something beautiful for Macmillan Podcasts!! Introducing Driving the Green Book, a ten-part documentary series premiering September 15. Follow award-winning BBC broadcaster Alvin Hall as he retraces many of the locations featured in the historic travel guide. From Detroit to New Orleans, Hall takes us on an immersive audio journey, coll…
 
Occultae Veritatis Podcast Case #125B: Police Training In Part 2, we explore the thought leaders and professional trainers of police officers, and how their teachings may lead to great harm Subscribe to the show here: https://ovpod.ca/ Support the Show: http://www.patreon.com/ovpod Pallet Cleanser: Billie Holiday-Strange fruit- 1937…
 
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