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Breakdown

By The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Rank #176 in News & Politics category

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Breakdown podcast returns with host Bill Rankin. He's covering the murder prosecution of Claud "Tex" McIver, a wealthy and politically connected lawyer in Atlanta who shot his wife in the back. McIver claims it was an accident, and the prosecution has its work cut out for it in trying to prove malice murder. But the defendant took several actions after the shooting that made the community and the cops wonder about his innocence. The AJC's Breakdown podcast is just that — the breakdown of the story and the systems. The largest newsroom in the southeast delivers investigations and true crime cases that you cannot find anywhere else.

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Breakdown podcast returns with host Bill Rankin. He's covering the murder prosecution of Claud "Tex" McIver, a wealthy and politically connected lawyer in Atlanta who shot his wife in the back. McIver claims it was an accident, and the prosecution has its work cut out for it in trying to prove malice murder. But the defendant took several actions after the shooting that made the community and the cops wonder about his innocence. The AJC's Breakdown podcast is just that — the breakdown of the story and the systems. The largest newsroom in the southeast delivers investigations and true crime cases that you cannot find anywhere else.

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1451 Ratings
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Love this!

By thatgirlduh - Dec 13 2018
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Being from Atlanta I love this podcast!! When will there be another season?!!???

Extremely well done!

By Orlok777 - Sep 11 2018
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As a native Georgian, this makes me proud to listen to. I await each season eagerly!

iTunes Ratings

1451 Ratings
Average Ratings
1064
216
75
45
51

Love this!

By thatgirlduh - Dec 13 2018
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Being from Atlanta I love this podcast!! When will there be another season?!!???

Extremely well done!

By Orlok777 - Sep 11 2018
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As a native Georgian, this makes me proud to listen to. I await each season eagerly!

Top 10 Episode of Breakdown

Rank #1: S02 Episode 3 - Leanna Harris: Once implicated, never charged

Apr 10 2016
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Cobb police insinuated a number of times that Leanna (now Leanna Taylor, since her divorce came through in March) might have helped her husband plan the murder of their son. But those claims faded and then all but disappeared. Taylor was never charged with any crime and is expected to be a witness for the defense in Ross Harris’s murder trial.

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Rank #2: S02 Episode 4 - Deciding the case before it begins?

Apr 19 2016
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The most important moments of the Justin Ross Harris trial may be unfolding right now - even before testimony begins or the lawyers ever state their cases. Welcome to jury selection, where cases are often won or lost. 

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Rank #3: S04, Ep1: The crime

Jul 17 2017
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A vicious murder on a hot South Georgia night outside the local Taco Bell. The police build  an impressive case against young Devonia Inman. Now it's 20 years later, and a law professor in Atlanta is determined to take that case apart and win Inman's freedom. 

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Rank #4: S05, Ep1: The McIver Murder Case

Oct 16 2017
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Insisting it was an accident, Claud "Tex" McIVer will soon stand trial for the murder of his wife, Diane. Although Diane told ER surgeons it was an accident just before she died, the state has indicted Tex with malice murder. The year since Diane died has seen some extraordinary and often bizarre turns. This first episode of the new season of Breakdown will set the stage for the upcoming trial.

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Rank #5: S02 Episode 1 - Death in a Hot Car: Mistake or Murder?

Mar 27 2016
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The evidence against Justin Ross Harris, accused of murder in the hot-car death of his son, and how it just seems to keep piling up. 

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Rank #6: S01 Episode 3: Let’s Test the Evidence

May 29 2015
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Bill Rankin goes to Bremen in the dark of night, and with the help of an Army veteran, tests what you can see from "Stroupe's stoop." Could Gary Allen Stroupe have seen Justin Chapman from his front porch? Plus, Chapman experiences the appeal from hell.

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Rank #7: S06, Ep1: A Jury of His Peers

Nov 20 2017
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Kevin Riley, editor-in-chief of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, goes deep inside a double-murder in Atlanta. With extraordinary access to key players in the case, Riley and longtime Breakdown host Bill Rankin explore the sudden and vicious killings of Reggie Coicou and Quincy "Fat" Wytche.

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Rank #8: S03 Episode 1: Predator, M.D.

Mar 20 2017
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Breakdown: Predator, M.D., follows the fortunes of Dr. Gupta and many of the 18 women who claim the doctor abused them.

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Rank #9: S05, Ep2: The courtship of Tex and Diane McIver

Oct 23 2017
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Tex McIver couldn't get the new resident of the luxury condo complex out of his mind. She ignored all his entreaties to meet him, and he finally contrived to "bump into" her at the complex's gym early one morning. Diane was a powerful and successful businesswoman who eventually would marry Tex. But on a sultry September night a year ago, he killed her. 

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Rank #10: S02, Episode6: A sudden change of venue

May 10 2016
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The Harris trial was just days away from opening statements and testimony, when the proceedings ground to a sudden and unexpected halt. 

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