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Episodes
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  • Episode 1: They Gave Me a Murder

    Dec 3 2020
    In 1989, Jonathan Fleming is on a family vacation to Disney World when his friend is murdered in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
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    41 mins
  • Episode 2: An American Kid

    Dec 3 2020
    After a major homicide, star NYPD detective Louis Scarcella launches a citywide manhunt that leads him to a 14-year-old boy named John Bunn.
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    51 mins
  • Episode 3: False Confessions

    Dec 3 2020
    Sundhe Moses and Jabbar Washington are interrogated by the notorious Detective Scarcella, who pressures them to confess to crimes they know nothing about.
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    44 mins

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About the Creator

Peter McDonnell is a writer, reporter, and producer who co-created and co-wrote the New York Times bestselling Audible Original, Evil Has a Name, about the Golden State Killer case. He is the co-creator and writer of the Audible Original Call Me God, selected as one of Audible's top 10 books of 2019. Peter runs the audio department at XG Productions, where he has also been a co-executive producer of the Netflix documentary series Pandemic, and an executive producer of the NBC documentary series The Forgotten West Memphis Three. Peter has written about the environmental impact of cruise ships, Rachel Carson’s pioneering work on DDT, and Richard Byrd’s Antarctic survival for magazines including Outside. He’s been an editor at McGraw-Hill Education and taught writing at Oregon State University. Peter is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. A native of St. Louis, he lives in Los Angeles with his wife Sarah and two children, Angus and Anna.

About the Creator

Josh Sanburn is a writer, reporter, producer, and former national correspondent for TIME Magazine, where he covered crime, policing, rural America, and social and demographic change across the U.S. He wrote TIME's cover stories on the Flint water crisis and the construction of One World Trade Center and features about the decline of capital punishment, man-made earthquakes in Oklahoma, and the increasing popularity of cremation. He's since produced documentaries for ABC News and National Geographic about the white working-class and the year 1969 and has written for Vanity Fair and New York Magazine. Sanburn is originally from Linton, Indiana, and graduated from Indiana University. He lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., with his wife Claire and daughter Kate.

About the Host

Aaron Goodson is a classically trained actor having studied at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. He is a former Drama teacher and now a voice talent who can be heard on commercials for Sprite, AT&T, Dove, Boost Mobile, Under Armour, the NBA, Atlanta Braves, and many more.

Written by Peter McDonnell and Josh Sanburn
Executive Produced and Edited by Peter McDonnell and Emily Martinez
Hosted by Aaron Goodson
Co-Executive Producer: Josh Sanburn
Story Producer: Wendy Oleson
Producer: Francey Hakes
Additional Editing: Andrew Eisenman, Zakiya Gibbons
Production Coordinator: Sydney Sidell
Dialogue Editing: Matt Gurgol
Sound Design and Mix: Alex Trajano
Cover Art by Daniel Stolle
Produced by XG Productions
Consulting Producers: Bob Rahn, Kim Anklin
Executive Producers for XG: Jim Clemente, Spencer Gordon, Peter Clemente

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Compelling story

Timely, compelling story. Expertly told. Highly recommend. Very engaging throughout the entire series. Won’t be disappointed

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A paragon in true crime podcasts

Almost finished it in a day. I listen to many true crime podcasts, or rather I sample many. To find such an intriguing and captivating story this well composed and presented is a listener gem. They just don't get much better than this.

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Well worth the listen!

The reporting on this story is superb! Respectful, responsible and thorough. It helped me gain valuable insight into our policing system, its challenges and it’s failures. I had never before given much thought to the history of policing and how that has played such a significant role in the system we use today. Thank you for making me think and understand more deeply on this, and for bringing to light such an important issue.

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A MUST LISTEN!

Riveting and incredibly sad stories of wrongful incarceration. This podcast gets an A+ for every aspect, from recording to story-telling to live interviews. This is a MUST LISTEN.

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Compelling Documentary

The story is a dynamic narration, from start to finish. Early chapters educate about the history and evolution of police process and policy in the united states, while final chapters bring that history into the context of the social unrest of 2020. The chapters between expose corruption through incredible interviews of the wrongly accused and their relatives, private detectives, news reporters, and court officials. Finally, after one of the worst years in our history, the book gives me hope for racial and social progress. Well written, and narrated.

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The swamp is still stagnant.

Our current Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez must be a potted plant. He is lenient on Marijuana arrest so everyone votes for him!!? Louis Scarcella stole lives and lives nicely off of his pension. Gonzalez should be ashamed of himself not correcting this horrendous act under Hynes.

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Heartbreaking, heart opening, hopeful for change

This true story makes me cry and feel ashamed to be a human. I can only hope that the truth being told will be heeded and that we can become a more civil people on the planet. I am repeatedly struck by the grace and dignity of these men in the telling of their experiences, and only hope that we can all learn from them. Can’t we all just get along?

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Omg

This is my first time ever listening to a podcast and I absolutely love it !!!! Especially this story i finished this in one day. I hope the cops get arrested

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Heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time.

These stories made me mad and then I cried for these guys. such a tragedy of doing so many years knowing you were innocent. Thank God they all made it through to once again see the outside and justice.

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Love it.

Following the events if August 12, I started researching the racial history of America. I was appauled at how minorities have been treated throughout American history. This story us among several I've studied as well as my first podcast. It was great lustening to in the car and will be looking for others.

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