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This podcast is no longer producing new episodes on this channel. We strongly recommend subscribing to the Convicted podcast feed for more stories of injustice. Click here to listen on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/convicted/id1225081063?mt=2 or visit our website for a link to the new feed in your favorite podcast app.

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This podcast is no longer producing new episodes on this channel. We strongly recommend subscribing to the Convicted podcast feed for more stories of injustice. Click here to listen on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/convicted/id1225081063?mt=2 or visit our website for a link to the new feed in your favorite podcast app.

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By Bradley'sMommy07 - Dec 31 2018
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This is an amazing podcast. I love that you’re giving a voice to the wrongfully accused.

Love it

By NotSumthinNice - Jun 01 2018
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I really enjoy this podcast. Y’all do a great job and I hope you keep it up.

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459 Ratings
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346
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26
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By Bradley'sMommy07 - Dec 31 2018
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This is an amazing podcast. I love that you’re giving a voice to the wrongfully accused.

Love it

By NotSumthinNice - Jun 01 2018
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I really enjoy this podcast. Y’all do a great job and I hope you keep it up.

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Actual Innocence

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This podcast is no longer producing new episodes on this channel. We strongly recommend subscribing to the Convicted podcast feed for more stories of injustice. Click here to listen on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/convicted/id1225081063?mt=2 or visit our website for a link to the new feed in your favorite podcast app.

4: Julie Baumer

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Julie Baumer adopted her biological nephew Phillipp because of her sister Victoria's substance abuse issues. Julie was later accused of abusing Phillipp... listen to Julie's story...
***Note Julie was also featured on Making a Murderer: View from the Couch. 
More about Julie's Story: http://www.actualinpod.com/blog/2016/5/12/julie-baumer
Contact:
Website: www.actualinpod.com
Twitter: @actualinpod 
Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com
Music:
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May 12 2016

39mins

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1: Jeremiah Mongold

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Listen to Jeremiah's story of wrongful conviction - recorded life at the Innocence Conference!

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Apr 03 2018

53mins

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9: Jason Baldwin

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Listen to the story of Jason Baldwin one of the West Memphis 3 and his journey through the legal system.

Proclaim Justice
@JusticeProclaim
www.proclaimjustice.org

Contact Information:
Host: Brooke Gittings
Website: www.actualinpod.com
Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com
Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings
Music Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License”
Theme - “Through The Lens”
by Andy G. Cohen https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens
All Other Music by By Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au

Apr 08 2017

1hr 36mins

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11: Daniel Villegas

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Daniel Villegas was incarcerated as a child and 20 years later exonerated as an adult… this is Daniel’s Story.

Thanks to our sponsors @Blueapron, @parcastnetwork, and @Spring for supporting the show!

Proclaim Justice
@JusticeProclaim
www.proclaimjustice.org

Contact Information:
Host: Brooke Gittings
Website: www.actualinpod.com
Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com
Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings

Music Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License”
Theme - “Through The Lens”
by Andy G. Cohen https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens
All Other Music by By Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au

Apr 19 2017

1hr 31mins

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Bonus (More to Greg Taylor's Story)

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Forensic Science policy and procedures have been shaped by Greg's case... PLUS Greg tells a touching story about his daughter.
Contact:
Website: www.actualinpod.com
Twitter: @actualinpod 
Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com
Music:
“Through The Lens” 
by Andy G. Cohen 
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Apr 29 2016

8mins

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13: Cassandra Rivera

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Cassandra Rivera was wrongfully convicted and incarcerated for fourteen years. Not only did she and the other 3 women known as the San Antonio 4 lose 14 years of their lives - so did their family and friends.

Thanks to our sponsor Smile Direct Club!

Also Check out the They Walk Among Us Podcast and Wrongful Convictions!

Contact Information:
Host: Brooke Gittings
Website: www.actualinpod.com
Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com
Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings

Music Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License”
Theme - “Through The Lens”
by Andy G. Cohen https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens
All Other Music by By Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au

May 03 2017

42mins

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2: Crystal Weimer

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Crystal Weimer, a single mother, was 23 when she was wrongfully convicted of murder.

Contact Information:
Website: www.actualinpod.com
Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com
Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings

Production by Jon Keur
Original Music By Blake Maples

Sep 15 2017

53mins

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6: Jeffrey Deskovic

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Jeffrey Deskovick was 16 when he was accused of the murder and rape of a teenage classmate. Without parental permission or knowledge he was questioned, manipulated, and ultimately sent to prison for a crime he did not commit. This is Jeff's story...

The Jeffrey Deskovic foundation is at: http://www.deskovic.org/
and the patreon page for the foundation is: https://www.patreon.com/Deskovic

Contact:
Website: www.actualinpod.com
Twitter: @actualinpod
Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com

For Advertising Inquiries Contact Executive Producer: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com

Music: “Through The Lens”
by Andy G. Cohen t
Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://andyg.co/hen/songs/le

Jun 29 2016

44mins

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2: Full Circle

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Three women who have experienced wrongful conviction talk about future steps.

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Apr 29 2018

1hr 4mins

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3: Donte Rollins

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Donte Rollins was little more than a child when he was wrongfully convicted of shooting a 6 year old boy. Listen to Donte's story of innocence and how he was #exonerated.

Thanks to our sponsors Framebridge, Bloom That and Shari's Berries:
@framebridge www.framebridge.com use code actual
@bloomthat www.bloomthat.com/actual
@sharisberries www.berries.com use code "AI" (without the "")

Special Thanks to:
The AMAZING Actual Innocence Volunteer Team; Cacey Sanders, Sarah Nelson, and Megan Delaney AND our new Transcription team from down under Tory Lynch and Jayne Ashton!

Contact Information:
Host: Brooke Gittings
Website: www.actualinpod.com
Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com
Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings

Executive Producer in charge of advertising: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com

Music Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License”
Theme - “Through The Lens”
by Andy G. Cohen
https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens

All Other Music by
By Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au

Feb 09 2017

47mins

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20: Christopher Turner

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Chris Turner was paroled in 2010 after being transferred between institutions and ultimately serving more than 27 years in prison. This is part 1 of his unbelievable story of wrongful conviction.

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Mar 11 2018

1hr 3mins

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10: Virginia Lefever

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Virgina Lefever is the third woman that I've interviewed that has been convicted of a crime that wasn't a crime at all... this is Ginny's story. She is at @buckeyeginny on Twitter.
Check out our new podcast at www.convictedpod.com or @convictedpod on Twitter

Contact Information:
Website: www.actualinpod.com
Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com
Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings

Music Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License”
Theme - “Through The Lens”
by Andy G. Cohen https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens

Apr 12 2017

40mins

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18: Broken Justice

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Adnan Syed, Brendan Dassey, Richard Nicolas - the issues in these cases are mind blowing, but are these cases the outliers or are they the norm?

Contact Information:
Host: Brooke Gittings
Website: www.actualinpod.com
Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com
Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings

Music Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License”

Theme - “Through The Lens”
by Andy G. Cohen https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens
All Other Music by By Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au

Jun 26 2017

1hr

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9: Kimberly Long

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Kimberly Long had her freedom and her children taken away from her, all because of a crime she did not commit. This is Kimberly's story...

Contact Information:
Website: www.actualinpod.com
Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com
Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/convictedpod/

Music By Blake Maples

Nov 26 2017

46mins

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14: Marty Tankleff

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Marty Tankleff was only 17 when his parents were murdered and he was wrongfully convicted of that crime. This is Marty's Story.

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Jan 14 2018

53mins

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4: Lance and Eugene

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Lance and Eugene were convicted two years after the crime, that they did not commit, had taken place. Hear the story of their friendship and #exoneration. Support Lance and Eugene by visiting https://www.razoo.com/story/Supportgeneandlance

Thanks to our sponsors Spring, Casper and Hunt A Killer:
@spring www.shopspring.com use code: actual
@casper www.casper.com/actual use code: actual
@huntakillerinc https://www.huntakiller.com/ use code: clue

Special Thanks to:
The AMAZING Actual Innocence Volunteer Team; Cacey Sanders, Sarah Nelson, and Megan Delaney AND our Transcription team from down under Tory Lynch and Jayne Ashton!

Contact Information:
Host: Brooke Gittings
Website: www.actualinpod.com
Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com
Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings

Executive Producer in charge of advertising: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com

Music Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License”
Theme - “Through The Lens”
by Andy G. Cohen
https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens

All Other Music by
By Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au

Feb 18 2017

39mins

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12: Demarchoe Carpenter

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DeMarchoe was incarcerated and spent a lot of years in prison for a crime he did not commit, but despite that his charisma and sparkly personality always seems to shine through.

Here is a link to the De'marchoe's Pictures mentioned in the episode: http://www.actualinpod.com/demarchoe

Thanks to our sponsors @Blueapron, @parcastnetwork, and @Spring for supporting the show!

Contact Information:
Host: Brooke Gittings
Website: www.actualinpod.com
Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com
Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings

Music Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License”
Theme - “Through The Lens”
by Andy G. Cohen https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens
All Other Music by By Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au

Apr 26 2017

38mins

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1: Sedrick Courtney

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Sedrick Courtney served the his entire sentence for a crime he did not commit... but still fought for his exoneration after being released.

Contact Information:
Website: www.actualinpod.com
Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com
Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings

Production by Jon Keur
Original Music By Blake Maples

Sep 08 2017

37mins

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11: Obie Anthony

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Obie Anthony spent 20 years of his life a prisoner of the California Justice System for a murder he did not commit... he now has created his own non-profit to help people who have been exonerated... this is Obie's story.

Visit Obie Anthony's Non-Profit: http://exoneratednation.com/

Sponsors:
www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/actual www.stamps.com Enter "Actual"

Contact:
Website: www.actualinpod.com
Twitter: @actualinpod
Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com

For Advertising Inquiries Contact Executive Producer: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com

Music:
Theme “Through The Lens" by Andy G. Cohen t

Additional Music:
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/SkidmoreCollegeOrchestra/

Aug 10 2016

1hr 6mins

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14: Khalil Rushdan

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Khalil was convicted March of 1997 in Pima County for a 1st degree felony murder he did not commit. This is Khalil's story...

Contact Information:
Host: Brooke Gittings
Website: www.actualinpod.com
Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com
Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings

Music Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License”
Theme - “Through The Lens”
by Andy G. Cohen https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens
All Other Music by By Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au

May 12 2017

1hr 5mins

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All Good Things...

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Thanks for listening!

Jun 27 2018

20mins

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6: Seneca Malone

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Seneca Malone spent over 5 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.

Check out our new podcast Buried Alive on Apple Podcasts

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/buried-alive/id1372947312?mt=2 or wherever you listen!

Contact Information:

Edited by Lisa Strawn

Original Music By Blake Maples www.blakemaples.com

Additional Music By Andy Cohen

Jun 03 2018

52mins

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5: Paddington Brown

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Today we have a special guest host helping Brooke to tell about the wrongful conviction of Paddington Brown. 

Check out our new podcast Buried Alive on Apple Podcasts https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/buried-alive/id1372947312?mt=2or wherever you listen!

Contact Information:

Original Music By Blake Maples www.blakemaples.com

Additional Music By Andy Cohen & RapperMan

May 25 2018

21mins

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4: Diane Wells

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Diane Wells took her experience of wrongful convictions and made it into a career of helping others not have to suffer the same fate. Check out http://www.supplyjustice.com/

Check out our new podcast Buried Alive on Apple Podcasts https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/buried-alive/id1372947312?mt=2 or wherever you listen!

Contact Information:

Edited by Lisa Strawn

Original Music By Blake Maples www.blakemaples.com

Additional Music By Andy Cohen

May 19 2018

48mins

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3: Roynes Dural

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Roynes Dural was wrongfully convicted in Hawaii - but no one would ever know - because the media didn’t report on it. In this episode Demarchoe talks to Roynes about his experience.

There are a few minor changes for the next few weeks. Brooke’s doctor has told her “she needs to stop talking so much” because of a medical issue - so she will only be speaking to help introduce the sponsors. Don’t worry she’s still doing some of the behind the scenes work as well!

Email Kenny your story of podcast inspiration to Kenny@actualinpod.com

Demarchoe was given a special gift in the episode click here to see it and listen to it in its entirety - https://www.songfinch.com/stories/demarchoe. Or if you’re not driving you can text the word dsong to 797979. 

Check out our new podcast Buried Alive debuting this Sunday at 11:30 pm. On Apple Podcasts https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/buried-alive/id1372947312?mt=2 or wherever you listen!

Contact Information:

Edited by Lisa Strawn

Original Music By Blake Maples www.blakemaples.com

Additional Music By Andy Cohen

May 12 2018

1hr 20mins

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2: Full Circle

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Three women who have experienced wrongful conviction talk about future steps.

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Apr 29 2018

1hr 4mins

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1: Jeremiah Mongold

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Listen to Jeremiah's story of wrongful conviction - recorded life at the Innocence Conference!

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Apr 03 2018

53mins

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21: Christopher Turner Part 2

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In Part two of Christopher's story, he recounts his bus trip from California to DC straight out of a maximum security prison. His idea of unlimited talk and unlimited text didn't quite fit... and he learned quickly about inflation.

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Mar 18 2018

56mins

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20: Christopher Turner

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Chris Turner was paroled in 2010 after being transferred between institutions and ultimately serving more than 27 years in prison. This is part 1 of his unbelievable story of wrongful conviction.

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Mar 11 2018

1hr 3mins

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19: Robert Larson

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Robert Larson spent 4 years, 7 months, and 8 days in prison for a crime he did not commit. 

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Mar 05 2018

34mins

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18: Ted Bradford

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Ted Bradford was accused of a crime he did not commit and was coerced into a false confession. He used music to help him cope with his situation and is now a member of the Exoneree Band. This is Ted's Story…

Here are the links about Kimberly Long's story as mentioned by Demarchoe:

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Feb 18 2018

58mins

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17: Obie Anthony

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Obie Anthony visits the podcast again and tells us about all the amazing things he has accomplished!

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Original Music By Blake Maples www.blakemaples.com

Additional Music By Andy Cohen

Feb 05 2018

42mins

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16: Justin Brooks

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Justin Brooks, co-founder of the California Innocence project, talks with us about his long history of innocence work. 

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Jan 22 2018

35mins

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15: Patrick Pursley

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Join Demarchoe for his first solo interview. Patrick Pursley's conviction was overturned, but yet he has a curfew, travel restrictions, and isn't even allowed to own a cell phone. Listen to Patrick tell his story of "almost freedom".

Contact Information: 

Original Music By Blake Maples www.blakemaples.com

Additional Music By Andy Cohen

Jan 17 2018

1hr 2mins

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14: Marty Tankleff

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Marty Tankleff was only 17 when his parents were murdered and he was wrongfully convicted of that crime. This is Marty's Story.

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Jan 14 2018

53mins

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13: Anthony DiPippo (Part 2)

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Anthony completes his story and tells us the story of another man who is still in prison wrongfully.

Contact Information:
Website: www.actualinpod.com
Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com
Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/convictedpod/

Original Music By Blake Maples www.blakemaples.com

Dec 25 2017

32mins

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12: Anthony DiPippo (Part 1)

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Anthony DiPippo was falsely accused of the rape and murder of a 12 year old girl. This is the first part of Anthony's story.

Contact Information: 

Website: www.actualinpod.com

Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com 

Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings 

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/convictedpod/

Original Music By Blake Maples www.blakemaples.com

Dec 24 2017

49mins

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11: Leslie Vass (Part 2)

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Leslie Vass continues to tell his story and shares the challenges that he faces still.

Contact Information:
Website: www.actualinpod.com
Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com
Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/convictedpod/

Original Music By Blake Maples www.blakemaples.com

Dec 15 2017

1hr 15mins

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10: Leslie Vass (Part 1)

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Leslie Vass was wrongfully convicted and incarcerated at the age of seventeen... hear the first part of Leslie's story.

Contact Information:
Website: www.actualinpod.com
Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com
Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/convictedpod/

Original Music By Blake Maples www.blakemaples.com

Dec 11 2017

1hr

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9: Kimberly Long

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Kimberly Long had her freedom and her children taken away from her, all because of a crime she did not commit. This is Kimberly's story...

Contact Information:
Website: www.actualinpod.com
Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com
Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/convictedpod/

Music By Blake Maples

Nov 26 2017

46mins

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