Brittany Bookbinder is a writer, filmmaker, and improviser who is currently pursuing her MFA in screenwriting from USC's School of Cinematic Arts. She recently relocated to Los Angeles from Chicago where she worked as an actor, playwright, and the Executive Director of iO Theatre's Podcast Network. For the last five years, she performed improv and sketch comedy at iO, the Annoyance, and Second City. Her short film 5 Jars was awarded Best Comedy by Festigious International Film Festival, and her web series, Undateable, was named Best Web Series by the LA Film Awards. Brittany also hosts the Killer Conversations podcast, featuring conversations with real killers (played by comedians). Brittany co-hosts of Jury Duty: The Trial of Robert Durst for Crime Story Media.
In Part 92, Judge Mader assesses the dismissal of a vehicular manslaughter case based on evidence of faulty brakes. The Judge also explores some of the specific legal perils faced by a defendant who decides to represent themselves when accused of a sex crime.
In Part 91, Judge Mader discusses the case of a repeat offender seeking a lesser sentence because of health concerns, while reflecting on an earlier case to muse on unexpected romantic pairings that she sees in court proceedings.
New Episode of Durst Trial Podcast: Durst Sentencing – Part 1: How Judge Windham Saw the Durst Trial
In this episode, host Kary Antholis and co-host Brittany Bookbinder discuss the Thursday, October 14th, court appearance of Robert Durst, his first since being convicted of the murder of his friend Susan Berman.
Breaking News Bonus Episode of Durst Trial Podcast: DeGuerin Leaves Defense Team After Revealing Durst Is On A Ventilator
In this Breaking News Bonus Episode, reporter Charles Bagli breaks the news that Dick DeGuerin has "completed the assignment" and no longer represents Robert Durst.
The first year in prison was a learning process to understand what I needed to do to make it through such a long stretch of time.
In Part 90, Judge Mader explains the role of a court commissioner and what happens when these court officers make a misstep. She then details the boundaries she sets for herself when friends and family ask for legal advice.