Our guest on Jury Duty this week is Bill Hodgman. Mr. Hodgman served in the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office for over 40 years until his retirement in 2019. During the last eight of those years, Bill served as the Assistant District Attorney overseeing the office’s line operations. In 1994 and 1995, he was one of the lead prosecutors in the double-murder prosecution of O.J. Simpson.

I spoke with Bill by phone last Saturday, the day of the 25th anniversary of the commencement of oral arguments in the Simpson trial. My aim was to explore the many facets of storytelling in that trial, and to get the perspective from inside the prosecution’s foxhole during those proceedings. I also sought Bill‘s perspective on the legacy of the trial as it has been memorialized in popular culture.

My apologies in advance for the static in our connection, but I think you will find that the thoughtfulness and honesty of Bill’s commentary overcomes any technical imperfection in our presentation.