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Bone Valley

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​​In 1987, 18-year-old Michelle Schofield was found dead in a phosphate pit in Florida. Two years later, her husband Leo was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Fifteen years later, previously unidentified fingerprints matched Jeremy Scott--a violent teenager who lived nearby. Jeremy has since confessed to Michelle’s murder. Yet Leo Schofield remains behind bars. In this groundbreaking podcast, Bone Valley host Gilbert King uncovers startling new evidence that Jeremy is responsible fo ...
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Wrongful Conviction

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Hosted by celebrated criminal justice reform advocate and founding board member of the Innocence Project Jason Flom, Pulitzer prize-winning podcast host and producer Maggie Freleng, and Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, and podcast host Lauren Bright Pacheco, Wrongful Conviction features intimate conversations with men and women who have spent years in prison for crimes they maintain they did not commit. Some have been fully exonerated and reunited with family and friends while others con ...
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Earwitness

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One July night in 1995, Deputy Sheriff William G. Hardy was shot behind the Crown Sterling Suites hotel in Birmingham, Alabama. At the same time as the murder, at least ten people saw Toforest Johnson four miles away, at a popular nightclub called Tee's Place. But detectives zeroed in on him as a main suspect in Deputy Hardy’s murder anyway, ultimately resulting in Toforest being tried, convicted, and sentenced to death. For over a quarter century, Toforest has been confined to a 5’ by 8’ ce ...
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Twenty-two-year-old Elma Sands is found murdered in a Manhattan well on January 2nd, 1800. Her lover, wealthy and well-connected Levi Weeks, is accused of the barbaric offense. Weeks brings in the nation’s best legal defense team – none other than Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr – to clear his name while a pandemic-stricken New York City buzzes with scandal. This six-episode true story unfolds over the unbelievable two-day trial that laid the sexist roots of today’s justice system. Through ...
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Righteous Convictions features music executive, philanthropist, and activist Jason Flom in conversation with a diverse who's-who of advocates at the forefront of critical issues that will impact our future. Guests include Sir Richard Branson, Ashley Judd, Senator Dick Durbin, Sister Helen Prejean, Seth Godin, Congressman James Clyburn, and many more. His discussions with these thought leaders and change-makers uncover and inspire the most powerful actions we can take for reform, equal justic ...
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The War on Drugs

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In 1971, President Nixon declared drug abuse ‘public enemy number one’— the first salvo in America’s War on Drugs. Fifty years later, with drug overdoses in the US at a record high, are we any closer to ‘victory’? The War on Drugs has a more profound effect on society than any of us really understands. It is embedded in the fabric of our culture and permeates our daily lives in visible and invisible ways – perhaps the most daunting pandemic we face. Lava for Good’s The War on Drugs podcast, ...
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Two Doting Dads is a podcast series that follows the parenting escapades of two good mates, Matty J and Ash Wicks. Like all good modern relationships, they met on Instagram and instantly bonded over the fact that they were both sleep-deprived Dads doing their best to dote over their two children. They share a very laid-back style to parenting, they don't pretend to be experts and they celebrate every single parenting mishap (which there are plenty). If you're listening for parenting advice, ...
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Hosted by Charnaie Gordon, of the blog Here Wee Read, this podcast celebrates diverse and inclusive books for kids and adults. In addition to interviewing kid lit and adult writers and illustrators on occasion, you’ll be updated on the latest bookish headlines and hear 30-second book reviews. This podcast is especially good for parents, caregivers, homeschoolers, librarians, and teachers who have the desire to diversify their bookshelves.
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Cool Stuff Ride Home

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Covering the most interesting and coolest stories that you may have missed around the world in about 15 minutes a day. Cool Stuff Ride Home looks at science, progress, life-hacks, memes, exciting art, and hope. This is the antidote to depressing headlines. Smart stuff in podcast form. Cool news, as a service. Hosted by Reggie Risseeuw and Marques Pfaff.
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HAMMERCRAWL!

N. Phillip Cole

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Do you love violently plundering dungeons of their treasure, but tire of all that "surviving" and "actually living to see another day" crap that other games are full of? Do you long for a good old meat grinder like ol' Pappy ran Way Back When(TM)? Do you find more joy in looting the bodies of your fallen companions than actually defeating monsters? Do you have a deep, passionate love for save-or-die traps like Murder Ceilings, Lava Parties, Guillotine Helmets, and Goblin Bombs? Well then my ...
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If you're looking for a podcast, but can't find the right one, I have some good news, your search is now done. There are poems and stories and songs that are great. It's perfect for children, ages two until eight. The poems are sweet and all filled with laughter. The stories end well. Happily ever after. So be sure to subscribe and begin to explore. And please don’t forget, there’ll always be more. | Musings and other Nonsense is a children's podcast of whimsical stories, poems and songs. It ...
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Shortly before 1 a.m. on September 1, 1994, a car pulled up in front of an apartment building in Chicago, IL and a passenger fired several gunshots at a group of people, killing two and injuring a third. Notorious police detective Reynaldo Guevara was assigned the case and claimed that surviving eyewitnesses identified 19-year-old Roberto Almodovar…
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Lava Tubes and Frost on Mars, Weird Wednesday - Lots of Twins, Lost Watch, and Animal Escapes, and This Day in History covers the 15th French Postal Service. Lava Tubes and Water Frost Found on Mars Offer Double Opportunity in Search for Life (worldatlarge.news) Double take: 23 sets of twins graduate from a single Massachusetts middle school | AP N…
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A New Meta-Analysis Suggests Exercise Could Be The Single Greatest Method for Combating Depression & This Day in History - The Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Crop Gets Started Nearly Every Form of Exercise Has Greater Treatment Potential for Depression Than SSRIs The BMJ: Effect of exercise for depression: systematic review and network meta-analysis of ran…
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Finally, after 5 years, Oscar gets a birthday party! Hope he doesn't expect one every year. Did everything go to plan? Well, Matt and Ash will let you be the judge of that. Make sure you share your best Petty Couples stories with us 👇 Slide into our DM's @twodotingdads with any parenting question you need answered by a couple of doting dads. If you…
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A New Type of Pterosaur (think Pterodactyls) is discovered in Australia & This Day in History: The First Insurance Policy Issued in the United State. New species of flying pterosaur reptile discovered in outback Queensland fossil dig James G. Batterson | Insurance Hall of Fame The First North American Accident Insurance Policy - Online Safety Train…
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On April 28th, 1989, 18-year-old Francisco Benitez was having a normal day. He picked up his paycheck, got a haircut, then went to his friend’s house to watch Beetlejuice on HBO. That same night two teenage boys were shot and killed. An eyewitness said as the shooter ran from the scene, she noticed that he had a fresh haircut. Despite no other simi…
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Matilda’s superstar Katrina Gorry shares her remarkable journey from solo IVF to expanding her family with her partner Clara Markstedt. Katrina chats about the challenge of moving to Sweden with her 6-month-old daughter Harper, how motherhood reignited her career, and navigating the start of kindergarten. Matt and Ash spoke to Katrina a week before…
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The first individual to spend at least 1,000 days in space, and what it means for our understanding of human capabilities beyond this planet. And on This Day in History: the player piano is patented, bringing on-demand music to homes and establishments around the world. Cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko reaches 1,000 cumulative days in space First Human to …
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The world’s last truly wild horses return to the steppe of Kazakstan. And, on This Day in History, the first roundtrip flight between two large cities. Wild Horses Return to Kazakhstan Plains After Two Centuries of Absence TDIH: Hamilton Breaks Air Records – Today in History: June 13 - Connecticut History | a CTHumanities Project The crazy man of t…
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Shortly before midnight on February 16, 1984, James Montgomery was shot and killed as he walked with two friends on the eastside of Detroit, MI. Montgomery’s friends told police they recognized the gunman as 20-year-old Darrell Siggers who they had seen earlier in the night at a gathering. Despite no physical evidence linking him to the crime, Darr…
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A new study suggests elephants call each other by name. Weird Wednesday features a 97-year-old high school graduate, a longstanding class reunion, and a 'sugar glider' on a plane. On This Day in History, Harry Houdini performs one of his iconic tricks. African elephants call each other by unique names, new study shows 97-year-old woman earns high s…
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Guess who just returned from her long senior Contiki Tour? Ellie, also known as Mum Johnson, is back from her two-month trip to France! It's also International Men's Health Week. Matt and Ash explain why they need to prioritize their health after personal sobering experiences. We encourage men to make regular doctor’s check-ups a routine part of li…
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The edible beads that could combat cirrhosis and other gut conditions. And on This Day in History; The First Distinguished Flying Cross is awarded for one famous flight. Edible Carbon Beads Can Reduce Cirrhosis Liver Disease By Restoring Gut Microbiome TDIH: On June 11, 1927, Charles Lindbergh received the first Distinguished Flying Cross THE LEGEN…
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Carina Ho is dancer and musician who performs under the moniker ONIKHO. Having trained in dance and music since childhood, Carina joined AXIS Dance Company, a physically integrated dance company that casts dancers with and without disabilities, shortly after sustaining a spinal cord injury. Over the next two years she toured the United States with …
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Pomegranates have been known to possess a wide range of health benefits and new research indicates they may help combat Alzeheimer's and other neurodegenerative conditions. On 'This Day in History,' the first public zoo opens in France in 1793, bringing animal accessibility and wonder to the masses. Eating Pomegranates Can Help Alzheimer’s Patients…
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When he was just 20 years old, an act of violence changed James “Jimmy” Soto’s life forever. Despite no physical evidence and numerous alibi witnesses, Jimmy and his cousin David were convicted of a 1981 double homicide in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago, IL. They would end up serving 42 years in prison, the longest served wrongful convi…
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Battery-powered 'bi-mode' trains in the UK could save A LOT of money, and help the environment. A Friday feel-good sees a long-lost cat make its way home after 12 years, and on This Day in History, we harken back to the reel-to-reel video recorder. Data from Battery-Powered Trains Shows Swapping Batteries for Diesel Saves 12 Million Tons of Emissio…
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A massive stegosaurus is set to go to auction … and in turn, make one man rich. Japan rolls out a spoon that makes food taste saltier … without adding any more salt. Plus, on This Day in History, the largest volcanic eruption ever witnessed Stegosaurus Auction (BBC) Salt Spoon (Sky News) Volcanic Eruptions (History) (Geology.com) (The Conversation)…
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On March 6, 2001, two masked men attempted to rob a small restaurant in McHenry, IL. The owner, wielding a butcher knife, and his employee chased the men out of the restaurant, and in the ensuing chase, the owner was shot and killed. Police began to focus on 19-year-old Jennifer McMullan and some of her friends after finding out that they were in t…
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Letters Written by Ancient Roman Commanders Have Been Found in a Pet Cemetery in Egypt Supplemental: Relics Found in Egyptian Pet Cemetery Weird Wednesday: Pringles thief told police 'once you pop, you can't stop' Animal control officers in Michigan struggle to capture elusive peacock Junior doctor goes viral after rescuing live fish from garden la…
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Matt shared the chaotic morning when he took the girls to daycare looking like little rats, only to realize it was the worst possible day for it. But it’s not all chaos—Matt also shares the romantic highlights of his weekend trip to Byron Bay, where he managed to get some sexy time, not once, but twice! Meanwhile, Ash dives into the intriguing dyna…
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Retractable sports fields are nothing new – but in Spain, they’ve found an incredibly innovative new way of storing and caring for the country’s most revered plot of grass, a new, implantable light therapy could promote better healing in those suffering from spinal cord injuries, and on This Day in History - The Transcontinental Express makes its c…
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Victoria Scott-Miller is an award-winning Raleigh-based entrepreneur, documentarian, author, creator of "The Museum Lives in Me” book series, and owner of North Carolina’s first black-owned children’s bookstore, Liberation Station. She was inducted as the youngest and first African American woman into the Wake County Public School Hall of Fame in t…
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A five-year-old from New York becomes the youngest ever to be fitted with a bionic arm, Ancient Egyptians appear to have known more about cancer than previously suspected. Plus This Day in History - America’s first space walk. Bionic Arm (GNN) Ancient Egyptian Cancer (CNN) (GNN) Spacewalk (NASA) (Space.com) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit m…
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In December 1998, 81-year old Mary Bramlett was killed in a drive-by shooting near Whittier, CA. That same night, Miguel Solorio went to the movies with his new girlfriend Silvia Torres then to a party hosted by Miguel’s sister. Despite many alibi witnesses and no physical evidence to tie him to the murder, Miguel was ultimately convicted of the cr…
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Alex Volkanovski says parenting makes UFC fighting feel like a walk in the park. Well, we won't be jumping into the ring with the bloke anytime soon! UFC former lightweight world champ, Alex Volkanovski is known as Alexander the Great in the octagon but is also a doting dad to three young daughters: Ariana (9), Airlie (7), and Reign (8 months). Sta…
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A better understanding of our sun leads to more accurate processes for predicting future solar storms like the one experienced earlier in May, a 16-year-old from Kentucky secures a sizable cash prize for her medical research, and on TDIH; the origin of Corn Flakes, Kellogg's and Post. Sun's magnetic field may form close to the surface. This finding…
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An endangered fish found only in Death Valley makes a comeback. The planet Vulcan is once again confirmed to ONLY be the work of science fiction. And an update on the mesh screen in Japan, designed to keep tourists in line – here’s a hint … they haven’t been kept in line. Plus, on This Day in History, the first motor car accident is recorded. Death…
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In September of 1998, a shooting took place in Cleveland Ohio’s Kinsman neighborhood resulting in one fatality. According to eyewitness testimony, Ricardo Gray was identified as the shooter. The existence of another potential suspect was ignored by the prosecution during trial, and Ricardo was sentenced to 23 years to life in prison. It has now bee…
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At age 90, Astronaut training finally pays off for Ed Dwight with an adventure six decades in the making. Weird Wednesday brings us the oldest truck driver, odd races, and Guinness World Record “professional” David Rush is at it again. Plus, on This Day in History, the Turkey Trot gets 15 women fired. 90-Year-Old Astronaut (GNN) (NPR) 90-Year-Old T…
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After many years of peer pressure and a creeping sense of dad guilt, Ash has finally caved. After finding a hungry caterpillar in his coffee, Matty J is widening his diet with bugs. Find out how the Allambie Jets football club has been performing since Two Doting Dads began sponsoring the team. Don't be surprised if the update differs from your exp…
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A new planet discovered that could support human life – and it’s only 40 million light years away. The Library of Things makes some tasks easier than ever. Plus, on This Day in History, the first indoor pool opens. New Planet (GNN) (NASA) Library of Things (GNN) First Indoor Pool (On This Very Day) (Information Britain) (The Straight Dope) Contact …
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Lynn's picture book, My Code Word: For When I'm Scared or Afraid, is a great recommendation to read during Mental Health Awareness Month or anytime of the year. It's a story about a young boy who acutely sees what's going on in the world and internalizes the negative things to a point where he begins to fear for his future. When everything seems mo…
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In 2009, Michelle Morrison was convicted on a felony murder charge along with aggravated assault, criminal attempt to commit armed robbery, and conspiracy over a 2007 shooting that left a man dead. Not only did Michelle not fire the weapon that took the man’s life, but she never even set foot in the house where the shooting occurred. In fact, she d…
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Here’s a Summer Dream Job: Get Paid $100K to Swim in Pools in All 50 States in the U.S. 91-Year-old Surprises Tiny Fire Department With $500,000 For Updating Their Archaic Equipment Video: https://youtu.be/NYiJWuatrFQ ‘My Baby is Still in the House!’ Hero Stranger Dives into Burning Home Twice to Save Ohio Baby TDIH: Samuel Morse demonstrates the t…
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