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Amanda Knox with Christopher Robinson

Amanda Knox is an exoneree, journalist, public speaker, and author of the New York Times best-selling memoir, Waiting to Be Heard (HarperCollins, April 2013). Between 2007 and 2015, she spent nearly four years in an Italian prison and eight years on trial for a murder she didn’t commit. Amanda hosted of The Scarlet Letter Reports, a VICE/Facebook series about the public vilification of women, and currently hosts The Truth About True Crime, a podcast series for Sundance/AMC that she produces and writes with Christopher. ------------------------------ Christopher Robinson is a Boston University and Hunter College MFA graduate, a MacDowell Colony fellow, Yaddo fellow, and a Yale Younger Poets Prize finalist. He is the co-author, with Gavin Kovite, of War of the Encylopaedists (Scribner, 2015), which the New York Times called "captivating," and Deliver Us (Alephactory, 2018). He currently produces and writes The Truth About True Crime with Amanda.


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Reprise Interviews: Profound Injustices (with Amanda Knox, Jason Flom and Sarah Gersten)

The Rafay Murders: An Interview with Jason Flom (Part One) Back in Capanne prison, I was lucky to receive daily correspondence from family, friends, and strangers alike. Not all of it was good; I got used to throwing out the death threats, marriage proposals, and images of my face photoshopped onto pornography. I received a number of letters from other inmates, too, almost always male, and they began in the (what I learned to be) typical way: “My name is ___. I’m 5’11’, 185 lbs, athletic build, brown hair, brown...

Interview: Mike Africa Jr. on the Struggle and the Legacy of MOVE (with Amanda Knox)

The Standoff: An Interview with MOVE member Mike Africa Jr. Today, Philadelphia-based activist Mike Africa Jr. benefits from a kind of aura. Mike Africa Jr.  I’ll give an example. During the RNC Republican National Convention in 2000, we were protesting across the street from the Philadelphia City Hall, and the police were arresting people by the hundreds. And one of the police officers grabbed me, zip-tied my hands behind my back, lifted me up off the ground, and started walking me to the wagon....

Interview: Ayelet Waldman on Her Role in the Prosecution of the Man who Tried to Sexually Assault Her

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Interview: Brett Watson on Universal Cash and Crime (with Amanda Knox)

Universal Cash and Crime: An Interview with Brett Watson Brett Watson is a researcher at the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. In 2019, Watson co-authored Universal Cash and Crime, a study on the impact of Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend, an annual lump-sum payment made to all Alaska residents, on crime rates. As criminal justice reformers are calling for a systemic overhaul to better address the root causes of crime ― poverty, social and economic disenfranchisement, stress, despair, and abuse ― could a universal...

Interview: Victoria Law and Maya Schenwar on an Alternative Path to Decarceration (with Amanda Knox)

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Interview: Julie Gunnigle on Running for County Attorney in a Political Crucible (with Amanda Knox)

Shifting Priorities: An Interview with Maricopa County Democratic candidate Julie Gunnigle By Amanda Knox with Christopher Robinson Often, the most impactful criminal justice reform happens at the local level. And perhaps no one is more powerful in any community than the county prosecutor, who has the power to shape the destinies of its most vulnerable citizens. The changes they make ripple out and upwards, and can steer our conversations at the national level. One such crucible in the battle between progressive and reactionary forces...