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Best Death Penalty podcasts we could find (updated May 2020)
Best Death Penalty podcasts we could find
Updated May 2020
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The Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity. On The Anthropocene Reviewed, #1 New York Times bestselling author John Green (The Fault in Our Stars, Turtles All the Way Down) reviews different facets of the human-centered planet on a five-star scale. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with A ...
 
In issuing his moratorium on capital punishment in California, Governor Gavin Newsom went on record saying he believes there are innocent people on Death Row. “Dear Governor” invites the listener to get to know Jarvis Jay Masters, a condemned prisoner who has maintained his innocence for over 30 years. After sharing intimate details of his life story and his ongoing legal case, we ask the listener to answer for themselves, “Is the death penalty a necessary evil to keep our streets safe, to e ...
 
In 1944, George Stinney Jr. became the youngest person ever executed in South Carolina at age 14. He was accused of bludgeoning two white girls to death and convicted by an all-white jury in a matter of minutes. Now, more than 70 years later, new evidence suggests someone else may have committed the murders. The Post and Courier explores this haunting tale that still plagues the small town of Alcolu.
 
Weekly wrap of events of the week peppered with context, commentary and opinion by a superstar panel. Click here to support Newslaundry: http://bit.ly/paytokeepnewsfree See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Jury selection for the Timothy Jones Jr trial begins in Lexington County. Jones confessed to killing his five children in 2014 and is pleading not guilty by reason of insanity while prosecutors seek the death penalty. WACH FOX News and our Courtney King will be covering the trial and providing a podcast every few days on the trial's progress. Subscribe to the Timothy Jones Trial podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify or follow on WACH.com.
 
From HLN Original Series, a true crime podcast obsessed with cracking the forty year mystery of California's most prolific serial murderer - the Golden State Killer. Who is he? Where did he go? Why did he stop? And is he still alive? With evidence suggesting the latter, in 2016 the FBI reopened the case - making the investigation hotter than ever. Based on the HLN television series, the weekly podcast will examine the newest theories and FBI evidence with exclusive guests tied to the crimes ...
 
Mumia Abu-Jamal is an award-winning journalist who chronicles the human condition. He has been a resident of Pennsylvania's death row for twenty-five years. Writing from his solitary confinement cell his essays have reached a worldwide audience. His books "Live From Death Row", "Death Blossoms", "All Things Censored", "Faith of Our Fathers" and "We Want Freedom" have sold over 150,000 copies and been translated into nine languages. His 1982-murder trial and subsequent conviction have been th ...
 
America we have a problem. Our justice system is unjust. A few years ago I ran across a website called Surviving the System. It was about innocent prisoners and prison conditions. I decided to get involved and I started the site called The Injustice System. I have upset some people and have had my life threatened because of my fight but it will continue.
 
Beccaria's treatise On Crimes and Punishments, which condemns disproportionate and irrational penalties in general as well as torture and the death penalty, is said to mark the peak of Enlightenment in Milan. Its translations were widely read by statesmen and policy makers in Britain, America and France. This translation also features the anonymous commentary, attributed to Voltaire. - Summary by Carolin
 
Share Politics is our flagship politics show. Each Sunday evening between 6 and 8 pm, our man in Westminster Colin Bloom pulls in guests of the highest quality. Colin is Director of Outreach in the Conservative Party, works in Westminster and every Sunday nights he opens his contacts book to gets people with influence to talk the topics of the day. You get the opportunity to ask questions live. Expect to hear Nathalie Bennett discussing the relevance of the Greens, Jeremy Corbyn on his Labou ...
 
In 1895, Oscar Wilde was sentenced to 2 years of hard labor for acts of ‘gross indecency’. During his time at Reading Gaol, he witnessed a rare hanging, and in the three years between his release and his untimely death in 1900, was inspired to write the following poem, a meditation on the death penalty and the importance of forgiveness, even for (and especially for) something as heinous as murdering one’s spouse; for even the murderer, Wilde argues, is human and suffers more so for being the ...
 
We've known each other for years. We live 18 miles apart. And we never see each other. Life gets in the way when you grow up. It gets harder and harder to hold onto those close relationships that you really value. We decided to start this podcast for us. We wanted to have something that both records our insane relationship and serves as a marker to make sure we continue to value it.
 
Ever wonder what murder took place on today in true crime history? If so, sit back and grab a cup of coffee as you enjoy your daily dose of TC goodness. Your host, Korina Biemesderfer, guides you through history with tales of murder, abduction, serial killers, crimes of passion, cults and more in this short form daily true crime podcast.
 
"Livin' it up in Lion City!" is a podcast about life in the sunny island of Singapore, where friends and I talk about our experiences and our takes on stuff happening on this little red dot. I'm a guy from India living in Singapore for close to a decade, and this podcast is an attempt at understanding Singapore outside of the old and tired narratives that it's "boring", "soul-less", "lacking culture" etc etc. While I generally disagree with such sentiments, I find that these opinions are wid ...
 
In 1959, in the state of New Essex, a witch was on trial. Or so she seemed to many of the jurors who would ultimately decide her fate, and to the people who thronged the crowded courtroom, many of them friends of the murdered woman. On trial for poisoning her former lover's wife, she would--if found guilty--be executed. Callista Blake is nineteen years old at the time of her trial. She has a very slight physical deformity, and the much greater mental ones of apparent aloofness, fierce indepe ...
 
The SmartAlec Podcast is your regular update on Colorado politics. House Majority Leader Alec Garnett has teamed up with the Get More Smarter Podcast hosts, seasoned politicos Jason Bane of ColoradoPols.com and Ian Silverii of ProgressNow Colorado, to talk through the most newsworthy issues of the day. In a news cycle too often dominated by distant stories in Washington DC, The SmartAlec Podcast keeps you informed on the local Colorado issues that affect you the most. Check out the full epis ...
 
The Appeal is a podcast, hosted by Adam Johnson, on criminal justice reform, abolition and everything in between. Each week we will feature fascinating interviews with those covering, working in, and most affected by the American criminal system; from lawyers to activists to reporters to the formerly incarcerated. The Appeal will unpack the latest efforts to shine a light on––and radically rethink––the largest prison state in the world.
 
Can’t resist shocking and outrageous crime stories? Get your fix on all things current and criminal each week as hosts Darren Kavinoky and Loni Coombs bring you the latest on cold cases, huge trials and shocking stories ripped from this week’s headlines on Investigation Discovery’s Crimefeed.
 
God wants everyone to live forever in love, joy, and peace, and Jesus has done everything that is necessary for this to happen! There is a problem in the modern day church; through tradition and the inertia of denominational influence, many believe that they must add their own efforts at holy living in order to come into God’s favor or receive blessings from Him. At Healing Grace, we believe that salvation, righteousness, and everything needed for abundant and joyful living have been provide ...
 
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May 25th: John Spenkelink Executed (1979) I feel like I have done a lot of stories recently that bring up the debate of the death penalty. And this, is yet another that will leave you wondering, or in some cases, second guessing the practice. On May 25th 1979 a man was executed in a Florida prison. A man who, as some would argue, suffered a brutal …
 
In the May 2020 edition of Discussions with DPIC, Executive Director Robert Dunham speaks with Kelley Henry, a Supervisory Assistant Federal Public Defender in Nashville, Tennessee who has represented Tennessee death-row prisoners for more than twenty years. They discuss the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on capital litigation, especially the …
 
The United States is the only western nation that continues to make a practice of executing its own citizens. Of late, the death penalty and the prevalence of wrongful convictions have been under the white-hot light spotlight in everything from our political discourse to our popular culture. Governor Gavin Newsom recently put a moratorium on the de…
 
May 26th: Peter Kurten Born (1883) We listen to a lot of these stories and hear that these soon to be killers spend their time in and out of prison for various other crimes. It almost leaves you wondering how they had the time, between one sentence and another, to commit the heinous crimes they do. On May 26th 1883 a man was born who, despite the v…
 
This is Part 2 of the series on "Understanding Xenophobia in Singapore". This episode, we analyze the nature of local discomfort over foreigners in Singapore. More links to references can be found on the website here: http://livingitupinlioncity.com/podcast/understanding-xenophobia-in-singapore-part-2-the-nature-of-local-discomfort-over-foreigners/…
 
May 24th: Russell Lee Smith Kills Self (1975) When a person’s life starts out traumatic, it seems easier to understand them when they do something bad or make bad decisions. On May 24th 1975 a man took his life after going on a rampage and taking the lives of 2 innocent people. A man who, between his tragic life and his psychological diagnosis, was…
 
In this episode of NL Hafta, Abhinandan Sekhri is joined by our in-house team of Raman Kirpal, Mehraj D Lone, Manisha Pande and Anand Vardhan. Talking about the Covid-19 cases at Zee News, and Newslaundry’s recent report about the cluster, Abhinandan says the employees who tested positive “might not get the sympathy that they should get, because of…
 
Become a supporter of this podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/morningcupofmurder Follow Morning Cup of Murder on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cupofmurder @cupofmurder Follow MCOM on Instagram: @morningcupofmurder Have a Murder or strange true crime story you want to share, email the show here: morningcupofmurder@gmail.com Morning Cup of Mu…
 
A big show for the long weekend. First, Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Leah Litman of the University of Michigan Law School to discuss oral arguments in the Trump financial records cases, and to get granular with the question of who gets interrupted most in oral arguments over the phone. (Guess what? It’s gendered.) Next, a big picture conversation a…
 
May 22nd: Kenneth Bianchi Born (1951) It’s a wonderful thing when family sticks together. Well, usually. On May 22nd 1951 a truly terrible man was born. A man who, with the help of his cousin, took the lives of at least 12 young women. Become a supporter of this podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/morningcupofmurder Follow Morning Cup of Mu…
 
May 21st: Mutsuo Toi Kills (1938) Sometimes, in tragic cases, people feel they have no way out of their horrible circumstances and, in turn, take their own lives. On May 21st 1938 a man would take his feelings of desperation and dejection and take not just his life, but the lives of 30 others. Become a supporter of this podcast on Patreon: https://…
 
Though only 6.5 percent of Californians are black, African Americans make up 29 percent of the prison population and 36 percent of those condemned to death. Jarvis was born into poverty and abuse so extreme, he shot past the “cradle to prison pipeline,” straight to the “cradle to death row pipeline.” Enlil McRae, from the Truthworker Theatre Compan…
 
This week, in Chubbuck, Idaho, two young men, seeking the infamy of their serial killer heroes for themselves, they set out to make a mark on the world, with murder. Luckily for police, they brazenly document most of their own thoughts, actions, and confessions on video, that is found after the boys finally go too far, and commit a senseless, and b…
 
May 20th: Helen Smith Murdered (1979) As a parent, no matter how old your child is, you worry when they are far away from home. On May 20th 1979 a woman fell to her death while thousands of miles away in Saudi Arabia. Her father would work tirelessly, until the day he died, to figure out what really happened to Helen Smith. Become a supporter of th…
 
In this episode of NL Hafta, Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Mehraj D Lone, and Anand Vardhan of Newslaundry are joined by Shelly Walia, senior editor at the Quint.Rather surprisingly, this episode kicks off with a healthy debate on whether litti chokha belongs to Uttar Pradesh or Bihar. The panellists then engage in an extended discussion on the…
 
In this episode of NL Hafta, Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Mehraj D Lone, and Anand Vardhan of Newslaundry are joined by Shelly Walia, senior editor at the Quint.Rather surprisingly, this episode kicks off with a healthy debate on whether litti chokha belongs to Uttar Pradesh or Bihar. The panellists then engage in an extended discussion on the…
 
In this episode of NL Hafta, Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Mehraj D Lone, and Raman Kirpal of Newslaundry are joined by Neha Dixit, journalist and professor at Ashoka University.The podcast starts with a discussion on media reports on the Delhi riots. Neha says, “Lots of people are claiming that their relatives are missing. Dead bodies have bee…
 
In this episode of NL Hafta, Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Mehraj D Lone, and Raman Kirpal of Newslaundry are joined by Neha Dixit, journalist and professor at Ashoka University.The podcast starts with a discussion on media reports on the Delhi riots. Neha says, “Lots of people are claiming that their relatives are missing. Dead bodies have bee…
 
In this episode of NL Hafta, Abhinandan Sekhri, Raman Kirpal, Anand Vardhan, and Mehraj D Lone of Newslaundry are joined by Kapil Komireddi, author and journalist.They start with a discussion on the Delhi violence. Abhinandan asks the panellists how precisely they will describe what happened. Was it “riot” or “pogrom”? Kapil believes it was more th…
 
In this episode of NL Hafta, Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande and Mehraj D Lone of Newslaundry are joined by Suhasini Haider, diplomatic editor of the Hindu newspaper, and Dr Arjun Dang, CEO of Dr Dang’s Labs.Starting off with a discussion on the coronavirus pandemic, Abhinandan wonders why India’s approach to containing it differs from that prescr…
 
In this episode of NL Hafta, Newslaundry’s Abhinandan Sekhri, Raman Kirpal, Manisha Pande, and Mehraj D Lone are joined by data journalist Rukmini S.Abhinandan begins by bringing up Rukmini’s piece in The Print where she wrote that India could see up to 30,000 COVID-19 deaths by May. She says this is not her prediction — it’s based on current growt…
 
In this episode of NL Hafta, Newslaundry’s Abhinandan Sekhri, Mehraj D Lone, Raman Kirpal, and Manisha Pande are joined by Pragya Tiwari, journalist and regional director of Flint Asia. Starting off with the “Bois Locker Room” controversy, Pragya suggests that the group was “a manifestation of an endemic crisis” that we tend to ignore. “We keep for…
 
In this episode of NL Hafta, Newslaundry’s Abhinandan Sekhri, Raman Kirpal, Manisha Pande, Mehraj D Lone, and Anand Vardhan are joined by Yogita Limaye, the India correspondent for the BBC. The conversation begins with the gas leak in Visakhapatnam and how the BBC, which has a Telugu language service, is covering it. Abhinandan asks Yogita about ho…
 
In this episode of NL Hafta, Newslaundry’s Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Madhu Trehan, and Mehraj D Lone are joined by Pratik Sinha, co-founder of AltNews.Abhinandan asks what everyone thinks about the interrogation of journalists during the pandemic, Arnab Goswami being the most prominent example. Pratik says the issue comes down to “what is m…
 
May 19th: Jenny Read Found (1976) Twice a year, the town of Chevy Chase, Maryland, asks its citizens to clear out their attics and garages and place all their unwanted items on the curb for pick up. Many troll the areas for unwanted treasures and others use it as a spring cleaning and await the trash pick up. Among these items were the sketchbooks,…
 
May 18th: Harvey Carignan Born (1927) Usually, when you hear about a criminal being paroled, you assume it’s because they are reformed or that their crime wasn’t a violent one. On May 18th 1927 a man was born who would go on to serve time for a rape and murder in 1949. By 1960 this man, who only had 1 murder under his belt, was somehow paroled and …
 
Host Elisa Breitenbach speaks with Kim Hart, the Director of The National Child Abuse Defense & Resource Center (NCADRC), a non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to preserving the rights of those falsely accused of child abuse through education. https://falseallegation.org/ Protecting children from harm is an important and noble goal, how…
 
May 17th: Nathan Dunlap Sentenced (1996) Not many people want to be fired. And, chances are you leave the job pretty angry if you are let go. On May 17th 1996 a young man was sentenced for the crimes he committed to get even for losing his job at a local Chuck E Cheese. Become a supporter of this podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/morningc…
 
In this week’s episode of NL Hafta, Newslaundry’s Abhinandan Sekhri, Raman Kripal, Manisha Pande, Mehraj D Lone, and Anand Vardhan are joined by Anuradha Bhasin, executive editor of Kashmir Times.Abhinandan asks Anuradha how reporting is being carried out in the valley at the moment. Anuradha says they’re “unable to bring out print editions”, and p…
 
In this episode of NL Hafta, Newslaundry’s Abhinandan Sekhri, Mehraj D Lone, Raman Kirpal, and Manisha Pande are joined by Pragya Tiwari, journalist and regional director of Flint Asia. Starting off with the “Bois Locker Room” controversy, Pragya suggests that the group was “a manifestation of an endemic crisis” that we tend to ignore. Manisha says…
 
May 16th: Terrance and Christine Hodson Killed (2004) Being an informant, while helpful, puts you in a terrifying position. On May 16th 2004 a man would pay for his crimes, the crimes that lead him to become an informant, with his life and the life of his wife as well. Become a supporter of this podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/morningcu…
 
Richard Reinsch: Welcome to Liberty Law Talk, I’m your host Richard Reinsch. Today, we’re talking with a special guest who’s returning to Liberty Law Talk, Robert Reilly. Robert Reilly is a man of many talents, many interests, he’s done a lot of wonderful things. He’s served in government for over two decades, special assistant to the President, an…
 
We did it! We have reached the end of John's Gospel and one of my favorite chapters in the Bible - John 21. There may not be a more dynamic and symbolic relationship in Scripture than the one between Jesus and Peter. It represents so much of the interaction between God and humanity. Some of Peter, the good and bad and ugly, lives in each of us. So,…
 
Become a supporter of this podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/morningcupofmurder Follow Morning Cup of Murder on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cupofmurder @cupofmurder Follow MCOM on Instagram: @morningcupofmurder Have a Murder or strange true crime story you want to share, email the show here: morningcupofmurder@gmail.com Morning Cup of Mu…
 
May 14th: Paula R. Cooper Kills (1985) When a criminal, or more specifically a murderer, is a young child, sentencing can be difficult. On May 14th 1984 an elderly woman in Gary, Indiana was killed by a group of teenage girls and, though they were made to pay for their crimes, many find their sentences hard to stomach. Become a supporter of this po…
 
Host, Corny Koehl, attends the oral arguments for Jarvis Master’s final state appeal before the California Supreme Court. His writ of Habeas Corpus was filed back in 2005, and Jarvis has been languishing in wait all this time. As his appellate attorneys present new evidence that bolsters Jarvis’s claims of innocence, will the Court decide to exoner…
 
This week, in Decatur, Alabama, a young widow, with an infant daughter finds love with a new husband, but he doesn't quite provide her with the lifestyle she desires, so she decides to leave him. He does everything he can to find her, and finally gives up. What happens next still has people talking, even 30 years later! This one has some twists! Al…
 
May 13th: Daniel Lee Doyle Sentenced (1982) On May 13th 1982 a man named Daniel Lee Doyle was sentenced to death for a heinous crime. Now, years later, people are arguing for his life. Not because they think he is innocent, there is no doubt his crime was terrible, but because there is the question, the moral dilemma, of taking someone’s life who i…
 
Three People Working For Justice: Dr Karen Curls, Lora McDonald and Attorney Shawn O’Brien We start tonights show with host Infinity Foster talking with Dr Karen Curls about her efforts to establish the Alvin Brooks institute at Penn Valley Community College. She is building the institute to study crime and its causes as well as […]…
 
Prisoner Testimonials – Panel on Prison Violence This edition of Jaws of Justice Radio features a panel of five formerly incarcerated citizens with a range of 28 years to 4 months behind bars. They will discuss violence in both men’s and women’s institutions. These folks are working through their own difficulties with reintegration but are […]…
 
The Midwest Innocence Project With Exoneree Darryl Burton The inaugural broadcast of Jaws of Justice Radio is hosted by Harriett Khuene and Gabi Otto. They spent the hour with Jay Swearingen Director of the Midwest Innocence Project and Darryl Burton recently exonerated from the Missouri Department of Corrections for a crime he did not commit.…
 
May 12th: Lindbergh Baby Found Dead (1932) When a child goes missing, the world goes into a frenzy. Especially when the baby belongs to a well known family. On May 12th 1932 the search for the Lindbergh baby tragically ended. Become a supporter of this podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/morningcupofmurder Follow Morning Cup of Murder on Tw…
 
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