If you’re a fan of podcasts, we’ve got a few for you to check out. A few months ago, David Harris interviewed Marissa for his podcast, Criminal (In)justice. They talked about wrongful convictions, how they are investigated and what happens if a conviction is actually overturned. And more recently, Marissa chatted with attorney Aaron Friewald for his podcast, Good Law/Bad Law. Aaron’s podcast covers a wide array of issues in the legal field – from First Amendment rights through criminal justice.
The most in-depth podcast we’ve been involved with, however, has been the smash Undisclosed. The Undisclosed podcast investigates wrongful convictions, and the U.S. criminal justice system, by taking a closer look at the perpetration of a crime, its investigation, the trial, and ultimate verdict… and finding new evidence that never made it to court. Over four episodes the team behind the phenomenon – Rabia Chaudry, Colin Miller, and Susan Simpson – pored over the case file for our client, Shaurn Thomas. Soon after the Undisclosed folks started reviewing the case, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office agreed Shaurn’s conviction should be vacated and he should be freed from prison. Although this was the best news possible for Shaurn, it hadn’t happened to the Undisclosed folks before. Finding his story so outrageous and fascinating, they continued with their work; in the process, the found even more evidence of misconduct. And the next case is one where the outcome is not so certain: Willie Veasy has been in prison for over 25 years for a murder he could not have committed as he was working in a busy suburban restaurant the moment the victim was shot. Tune in!