Rank #1: 001 Burden of Proof
Two stories from individuals who collected evidence in different ways Tommy Cotter worked as a soundman for network television show COPS. For one year, Cotter experienced several forms of crime alongside officers in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Fort Wayne, Texas. He captured sound of prostitution stings, robberies, and domestic disputes. Ten years after leaving the job, Cotter reveals how this experience transformed him. ** ** is a photographer who spent time as a crime scene specialist in a southwestern state. He recounts the elaborate hiring process which included a lie detector test, a mock crime scene, and a trip to the morgue. Photographing evidence, suspects, and autopsies, the experience began affecting his subconscious. Memories forgotten resurfaced, and the elements of a crime scene even began appearing in his personal photography. Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray. Music by William Cody Watson pinkpriest.bandcamp.com
Rank #2: 018 These Executions
Rank #3: 027 The Marble Faun - Part 1
A story of a runaway, sexual identity, and survival in the wake of loss.
Part one of this two-part episode follows Jerry Torre - well known for his appearance in the 1975 documentary Grey Gardens. As a child he ran from his home in Brooklyn and began working as a gardener for the wealthy in East Hampton, NY. While there he stumbles upon the now-famous Grey Gardens property and begins regularly staying with the Beales, helping maintain the property and becoming friends with the two women. At the same time he begins to discover his own sexuality, traveling back to the Manhattan and immersing himself in the gay community at various bath houses and late night clubs.
Following the passing of the Edith Beale, Jerry is given an opportunity to travel overseas - becoming the gardener for the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh.
Produced by Bart Barshaw, Paulus Van Horn, Daniel Navetta, Garrett Crowe, Tyler Wray, and Mike Martinez
Music by Total Control, Dan Svizeny, and Cocoa Leaf.