Best Rikers podcasts we could find (Updated January 2019)
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Crawlspace is a true crime podcast from the guys who brought you Missing Maura Murray. Lance and Tim continue to dive as deep as possible into missing persons cases, murders, robberies, and family mysteries; while filming a documentary about their quest. Current cases: Brianna Maitland's 2004 disappearance The 1918 unsolved murder of William Dean The John Giuca wrongful conviction case The Vanishing Men of Boston
 
Dr. Vanda Seward is currently a Professor of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York, Kingsborough Community College. Dr. Seward is retired from the Kings (Brooklyn) County District Attorney’s Office where she spearheaded the County Re-entry Taskforce. Prior to accepting her position at the District Attorney’s Office. Dr. Vanda Seward held the position of Statewide Director of Reentry Services for New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (Parole) in this ...
 
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Decarcerated
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Hosted by Ebony Magazine Power 100 honoree, Marlon Peterson, Decarcerated highlights the journeys of success of people who has spent time in prison. In America there are over 68 million people with a criminal conviction. Decarcerated will tell you their stories of success.
 
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Second Act Stories
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Welcome to Second Act Stories, a podcast focused on life and career change. In each episode, we bring you the story of a courageous individual who has made a decisive career pivot and is pursuing a more rewarding life in a second act. The stories are in their own words and the words of friends and family that helped them find a new path. Each episode examines the “before” and “after” phases of a life or career relaunch and offers lessons learned.
 
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Indigo Radio
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NYN Media Insights
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Conversations with thought and organization leaders about issues that matter to New York’s nonprofit sector.
 
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Court Talk
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Court Talk is a podcast from the National Center for State Courts, which focuses on the intersection between courts and current events. Tune in each month as we bring you a new episode on the latest happenings in courts.
 
The New York Slant Network podcast features interviews with elected officials, activists, and public figures from across New York State and New York City. From politics to policy, we discuss wide ranging topics with the most influential leaders in New York.
 
From WRHU Hempstead, Getting To The Root is a weekly, student-driven radio program that brings community voices to center stage. We aim to shed light on important issues that you won't hear on your day-to-day news broadcasts.
 
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Curtis Sliwa
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Curtis Sliwa gets you through your afternoon every day from 12-3PM on 77 WABC!
 
This feed is specifically devoted to our older episodes (2007-2009), remixed and better sounding than ever. And specially illustrated with pictures of the people and places we're talking about. Check out our regular Bowery Boys feed for the newest shows. The Bowery Boys, Greg Young and Tom Meyers, have lived in New York for the last fifteen years and have been curious about the city since the day they arrived. Join them for a fun take on history, a "romp down the back alleys of New York City ...
 
Roland Martin returns with “NewsOne Now,” the only national daily news show that focuses on the issues African Americans are talking about. It’s the water cooler, the barber shop and the twitter feed for African Americans. If you’re talking about it so is “NewsOne Now.
 
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Curtis Sliwa
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Curtis Sliwa gets you through your afternoon every day from 12-3PM on 77 WABC!
 
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Inside DOI
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DOI is one of the oldest law-enforcement agencies in the country, formed in the 1870s following a scandal in which the corrupt William “Boss” Tweed and his unscrupulous cronies skimmed millions from the City coffers. Investigations may involve any agency, officer, elected official or employee of the City, as well as those who do business with or receive benefits from the City. As New York City's Inspector General, DOI's strategy attacks corruption comprehensively through systemic investigati ...
 
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Commentary: Trek Stars is a show from Trek.fm that explores the work of Star Trek creatives beyond the Star Trek franchise. Join Mike Schindler, Max Hegel, and John Mills each week for a trek through the wider world of movies, television, and literature.
 
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This is the worst pairing we've had in a LONG time, folks. First up, Famke Janssen makes her first appearance opposite Patrick Stewart in the otherwise reprehensible "The Perfect Mate". After that, OH BOY it's a child-focused episode in "Imaginary Friend". Also this week: Chris mispronouncing "Famke", special eggs, and Caitlin's revelation re: ...…
 
Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna talk to filmmaker Jennifer Amell about the mysterious and gruesome and unsolved murder of Suitcase Jane Doe. Check out Jennifer's site: SuitcaseJaneDoe.com Come to the True Crime Podcast Festival in Chicago in July of 2019: https://tcpf2019.com/ Check out Chloe's blog on true crime and Brianna Maitland's disapp ...…
 
Host: Jesse Rutledge Guest: Judge Greg Mize Judges may have one of the hardest jobs in the world. D.C. Superior Court Judge Greg Mize joins host Jesse Rutledge to discuss Tough Cases, a book featuring 13 judges who share their stories about the most difficult cases they tried. Judge Mize also reveals his own experience with a young girl, a vict ...…
 
We're getting more visitors from the past on TNG again! First up, Wesley Crusher and the rest of the Academy's elite Nova Squadron are in the hot seat after a classmate is killed during maneuvers in "The First Duty". Next, Lwaxana Troi is rushing into a bad marriage even as alien microbes rush to digest and excrete the "Enterprise" in "Cost of ...…
 
Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna revisit John Giuca's wrongful conviction case, with a heartfelt conversation with his mother, Doreen Quinn Giuliano. Check out John Giuca's blog: https://www.johngiucasblog.com/ Check out Christopher Ketcham's excellent article on Mother Justice: https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2009/01/brooklyn_sting200901 F ...…
 
Kelly Juno just came back from the U.S.-Mexico border where she volunteered on the Mexico side to support migrants. Joining Indigo Radio is Jonathan Donald Jenner, who works with the Pioneer Valley Workers Center and other organizations around Western Massachusetts. He also just returned from the border.…
 
A force of nature.” That’s how one person described Judy Cockerton. Judy’s life changed dramatically when she became a foster parent at the age of 48. She and her husband Arthur took on the responsibility of raising two sisters aged five months and seventeen months – along with their own two kids who were 12 and 18 at the time. And for the firs ...…
 
We go from very serious to sci-fi romp this week on SSHB! First up: a member of a genderless race falls for Riker and admits she identifies as female, which is seen as an illness on her world, in "The Outcast". After that, it's "Groundhog Day" in space - and predating the movie, in fact - as the "Enterprise" keeps getting sh*tmixed in "Cause an ...…
 
Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna chat with true crime all-star Brooke Gittings. Brooke is the host of Actual Innocence, Convicted, and A&E's Cold Case Files. Our conversation ranges in topics from the experience of podcasting to wrongful convictions (John Giuca) to Maura Murray's disappearance. Check out Brooke's site and podcasts here: https: ...…
 
T’au Pupu’a came to the United States from Kingdom of Tonga at the age of five. He grew up in a home of modest means in Salt Lake City, Utah and started playing football at the age of ten. Legendary football coach Bill Belichick discovered him while he was playing for Weber State University and he joined the Cleveland Browns as a defensive line ...…
 
It's a tenuous connection at best this week on SSHB! First up, some unexplained tech has separated consciousnesses from bodies, allowing them to hijack some "Enterprise" crew in "Power Play". After that, it's anything BUT a barrel of laughs for Worf when he loses the ability to walk, but can he get it back thanks to a radical, barely-tested pro ...…
 
Daniel Tolbert is the Clinic Director at Counseling Service of Eastern District New York (CSEDNY), a not-for-profit organization that was founded 30 years ago as one of the first federally-funded treatment alternatives to incarceration. Many of our clients are still referred by federal and state probation and parole, as well as the court system ...…
 
Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prisonprovides college education, life skills and re-entry support to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated men and women to help them make a positive impact on their own lives, their families and communities, resulting in lower rates of recidivism, incarceration and poverty. Sean Pica is the Executive Direc ...…
 
Today we visit the National Action Network to talk with mothers who were formerly incarcerated. We discussed societal expectations of women and the stigma they have to deal with after prison, how it affects their relationships with their children, the loss of parental rights, and issues with prison life for women.…
 
Check out the excellent new podcast Mind's Eye from Parcast! What if your worst nightmare was real? In Mind’s Eye, the first fiction podcast from the Parcast Network, Homicide Detective Kate McClay is having horrifying dreams. The only thing that can stop it? Catching a serial killer. Mind’s Eye is brought to you from Parcast, the storytelling ...…
 
Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna talk to Rae Paoletta about the creepy Christmas legend of Krampus. Check out Rae Paoletta on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PAYOLETTER Here's Rae's article on Krampus: https://www.yahoo.com/news/why-krampus-drag-hell-tonight-230500278.html Some other Krampus material: https://www.buzzfeed.com/briangalindo/21-vint ...…
 
this week I'm joined, once again, by Rivers Langley to discuss butt rock from the Nascar crank it up compilation cd from 2002. honest to god that's about the extent of the episode besides me going on a tirade about Red Dead at the beginning.music from this episode:Wu Tang Clan-smith bros(nutcracker remix)Yeah Yeah Yeahs-all i want for christmas ...…
 
It's time to meet new people and re-meet the old this week on TNG. First up: a self-isolated human colony is in need of outside assistance - and maybe some outside tuchus - in "The Masterpiece Society". After that, an alien weapon strips the "Enterprise" crew of their memories and they have to figure out who they are and what (and who) they wer ...…
 
Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna talk to Alan Duke about all things ranging from Stan Lee and alleged elder abuse to fake news and Alan's many interesting websites. Subscribe to Stan Lee's World: http://stanleesworlds.com/, and Crime Stories w/ Nancy Grace: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/crime-stories-with-nancy-grace/id1193068130 Check o ...…
 
Joe Tedino had a long career as a journalist and public relations executive. But tennis was always his passion. So when he finally opted to retire from a senior position with Boeing, he decided to invest the time to get certified as a tennis professional. And that helped him land a position as Assistant Coach at St. Ignatius College Prep, a Jes ...…
 
Today we discuss gender. As human beings, we are assigned a gender, most of the time before we are even born. The gender that we are assigned at birth has real social implications as we grow up with increasing pressure to fit into the boxes created for both men and women, girls and boys, and for what? What is the purpose of the construction of ...…
 
Host: Jesse Rutledge Guest: Neal Devins These days, many judges – from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on down – have felt the need to publicly defend the judiciary from attacks that judges make decisions based on political or personal biases. Judicial independence is a hot-button issue, and in this time of hyper partisanship, it seems ...…
 
Jen Lackard has spent the last decade working with justice-involved populations and empowering communities to organize around social justice issues impacting returning citizens. She is the founder of RegisterNY, Race for Re-Entry, and a New York-based Re-Entry Meetup. Check her out at www.jenlackard.com and www.registerny.org/…
 
We're stuck with a couple of clunkers this week, folks. First up, it's a crappier version of "The Bonding" when a boy decides he wants to be an android and that blithering idiot Troi agrees in "Hero Worship". After that, the very delicate topic of sexual assault is given a sci-fi twist and absolutely NONE of the delicate nuance or handling it n ...…
 
this week I'm joined by the hilarious Andy Bates. shit gets deep. music from this episode:Shannon & The Clams-melekalikimakaCreedence Clearwater Revival-portervilleGG Allin-abuse myself, I wanna die
 
Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna talk to Lanie Hobbs of True Crime Fan Club about her podcast, and being a survivor. Check out True Crime Fan Club: www.truecrimefanclub.com Come to the True Crime Podcast Festival in Chicago in July of 2019: https://tcpf2019.com/ Check out Chloe's blog: http://chloefromcrawlspace.blogspot.com/ Check out other g ...…
 
Report back from the School of America's Border Encuentro, November 16-18, in solidarity with those disappeared, murdered and imprisoned by border patrol and ICE. To learn more about US militarization and struggles along the US/Mexico border, we interviewed SOA Watch organizers Dévora Gonzalez and María Luisa.…
 
On this episode of Getting To The Root Nailah Andre investigates New York City Mayor Bill deBlasio's plan to close the third biggest jail in America Rikers Island. Originally aired on 12/11/18 WRHU-FM Musicians featured in this episode: Ryan Little "West Coast" Broke For Free "As Colorful As Ever" Safir Nou "Land-escape"…
 
Keston is a doctoral student at Yeshiva University researching the impact of father involvement in families of color. He is also the Founder and Executive Director of the Foundation for the Advancement and Rehabilitation of the Marginalized as well as the Fatherhood Program Director at SCO Family of Services. He was recently honored by Citizens ...…
 
It's all about visitors from other times - literally and figuratively - this week on TNG. First up, Berlinghoff Rasmussen is a temporal tourist with secrets in "A Matter of Time". After that, the worst part of Worf's past is here to stay in "New Ground".Also this week: that's not how that song goes, planet of the Hitlers, and the importance of ...…
 
Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna host a live Vault episode to talk about serial killer Samuel Little, and other recent developments in true crime and Crawlspace Media. First, Chloe joins us to talk about the reaction from last week's Brianna Maitland episode with Lou Barry. Chloe also talks about her blog which you can visit here: http://chloe ...…
 
Today's episode takes place at the Lincoln Middle School in Rockford, Illinois. I spent the morning here with Arnie Rosen, a retired doctor, and 80+ seventh and eighth graders in the school's band room. Dr. Rosen loved his 27-year career as a gastroenterologist in this Midwestern community. But when he finally retired two years ago he had a pla ...…
 
this week I'm joined by musician and good buddy of mine Ian Brooken, better known as Fathom. Ian is one of the best hangs when it comes to just having a good conversation you can have. we talk about everything basically. seriously. also check out his album Tell A Vision at the link below.https://fathom205.bandcamp.com/album/tell-a-visionmusic f ...…
 
We're getting visitors from the past both recent and and a bit more distant in this week's TNGs. First up, Wesley Crusher comes back from the academy JUST in time to save the ship from a nefarious alien brainwashing plot in "The Game". After that, a two-parter requires two guests in the form of Sarek and Spock in the fan-wankular "Unification" ...…
 
Tim, Lance, and Chloe of Crawlspace talk to former police chief and current private investigator Lou Barry about Brianna Maitland's disappearance. In this episode we play off of former episode information and declare some moments about this mystery fact or speculation. Follow us on social media: twitter.com/crawlspacepod instagram.com/crawlspac ...…
 
Indigo Radio attended National Day of Mourning in Plymouth, MA, organized by United American Indians of New England. This show presents Indigenous Speakers from the 49th National Day of Mourning event, including a letter written by political prisoner Leonard Peltier, read by Indigenous Elder Bert Waters.…
 
Happy Thanksgiving from Tim, Lance, and Chloe of Crawlspace. While you're traveling this weekend, check out this fascinating story of art crime recovery. In season 2 of Empty Frames Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna continue their dive into the subject of art heists by getting a broader scope of the world in which these crimes take place. Liste ...…
 
This year, your SSHB cast is thankful for usable audio! Yes, something went a little hooey this recording so the track is a bit...rough-sounding, even for us. We've done our best to smooth out the rough edges, but we are aware and sorry that it's a bit funky this week.But what's going on in the shows? Well, first up Data suddenly has old coloni ...…
 
Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna chat with Aaron Habel of the Generation Why and the excellent new true crime podcast, Framed. Check out Framed: https://framedpod.com/ Follow Aaron on Twitter: https://twitter.com/genwhypod Follow us on social media: twitter.com/crawlspacepod instagram.com/crawlspacepodcast facebook.com/crawlspacepodcast Check ...…
 
"What I want to say to America..They have the power to stop Saudi Arabia" - Somia ElrowmeimWe spend the hour on Yemen - we are joined by activists Somia Elrowmeim and Isaac Evans-Franz in NYC to discuss the humanitarian crisis and the US backed Saudi war in Yemen.Image by Ahmed Jahaf - Yemeni graphic designer and artist…
 
In this episode, we meet an incredible man named Jim Farrin. After a highly successful career as a globe-trotting, corporate executive, Jim helped start an organization called The Petey Greene Program. In a nutshell, the program brings volunteer students from top colleges like Harvard, Brown, University of Pennsylvania and Columbia into prisons ...…
 
this week Jake Wittig of The Burning Peppermints joins me again to pretty much just shoot the shit about stuff we think is cool. we are both authorities on what is cool so you should listen to us.music from this episode:The Damned-jet boy jet girlBrian Jonestown Massacre-13
 
It's all kinds of new friends this week on SSHB! First up, the "Enterprise" crew tries to make proper first contact with the heretofore-incomprehensible Tamarians in "Darmok", and things get a bit dangerous when Picard's counterpart decides to force the issue. After that, we meet a new crewmember in the form of the disgraced and titual "Ensign ...…
 
This week, the producers sit down for an exclusive interview with controversial Puerto Rican independence activist Oscar López Rivera. During the discussion, Rivera talks about his commutation under President Obama, Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico's infrastructure, and more. Originally aired on WRHU-FM on 11/13/2018. Series episode #18. Music feat ...…
 
Welcome to Crawlspace. In this episode Tim and Lance talk to child protection and national security consultant Francey Hakes. Francey has an impressive resume and some mind blowing statistics about abuse that you need to hear. Follow Francey on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FranceyHakes, and check out her blog: https://franceyhakes.wordpress.com ...…
 
In the tradition of Armistice Day, we interviewed Kourtney Andar from Veterans for Peace to discuss soldiers resistance to imperialist wars and the militarization of society.
 
Host: Jesse Rutledge Guest: Judge Jeffrey Sutton When we talk about constitutional law in America, why do we only think about the U.S. Supreme Court? U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Jeffrey Sutton outlines the underappreciation of the state courts in the development of American constitutional law and discusses his new book, 51 Imperfect Solutions.…
 
It's a whopper this week, as for the first time ever SSHB covers both proper "Star Trek" episodes AND a related-but-not-proper-"Trek" thing outside of a Ten Forward! First up, we're wrapping season 4 and starting 5 with the two-part "Redemption"! Seeds have been laid for ages now and they're all sprouting schemes to maneuver the Duras family an ...…
 
Welcome to Crawlspace. In this episode Tim, Lance, and Chloe talk to Brandon Lawson's friend, Jason Watts, about Brandon's mysterious disappearance. Join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/helpfindbrandonlawson/ Follow us on social media: twitter.com/crawlspacepod instagram.com/crawlspacepodcast facebook.com/crawlspacepodcast Check ou ...…
 
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