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New Durst Podcast Episode: The Killing of Morris Black

Links to all of CRIME STORY'S coverage of the Robert Durst trial are here. Episode 5: The Killing of Morris Black Episode Synopsis It is early 2001. In the aftermath of Susan Berman's murder, Robert Durst is living disguised as a mute woman in a boarding house in Galveston, Texas, and is befriended by a new neighbor named Morris Black. Deputy DA John Lewin, using interview clips of Durst and others, chronicles the events that would lead to the killing...

Crime Story’s One Year Anniversary (Week 52)

Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of the debut of crimestory.com and The Crime Story Podcast. We are deeply grateful to all of you for your support and for your continued interest in our work. And I am particularly appreciative of all of our contributors for giving us their hard work, their talent and their passion for telling their stories with clarity and humanity. And now onto our recap of another busy week. On Monday, we presented Amanda Knox's interview with former U.S. District...

New Podcast Episode: The Events Leading to Susan Berman’s Murder

Episode 4: Point Blank Episode Synopsis Deputy DA John Lewin tells the jury that Robert Durst entrusted Susan Berman with his darkest secret. The prosecutor then chronicles the key events in each of their lives that led Durst to allegedly shoot his best friend in the back of her head. You can listen now by clicking on your preferred platform below. Apple PodcastsSpotify Castbox - Podcast Player Acast Please SUBSCRIBE, FOLLOW, LISTEN, SHARE and RATE the podcast on...

BREAKING NEWS: Adjournment to Spring and a Second Podcast Season

Below is the transcript of a special Breaking News bonus episode of the podcast Jury Duty: The Trial of Robert Durst. NARRATION This is a special breaking news episode of Jury Duty: The Trial of Robert Durst. I am your host, Kary Antholis. When we started this podcast, we told you that we were going to be doing something groundbreaking. We said that instead of telling you the narrative behind a major trial after it’s finished we’re going to present...

Host of the Wrongful Conviction Podcast (Week 51)

Team Crime Story:This was an intense week at crimestory.com, as we presented Amanda Knox’s 2-part conversation with one of America’s leading advocates for the Innocence Movement. We published a big news update from Mike Romano of the Stanford Three Strikes Project. And we continued our podcast series about the Robert Durst Murder trial.  On Monday and Wednesday, we presented a two-part interview. (You may find Part 1 here and Part 2 here.) between Amanda Knox and legendary music executive, founding board member of the innocence project and host of the popular podcast series...

New Podcast Episode — Robert Durst’s Calls from a Mafia Burial Ground

Episode 3: Pine Barrens Episode Synopsis After his wife Kathie's disappearance, Robert Durst travelled to New Jersey, argues Deputy DA John Lewin. The prosecutor tells the jury that Durst made a series of collect calls from an area of the state near the Pine Barrens, a notorious Mafia burial ground made famous by the HBO series The Sopranos. You can listen now by clicking on your preferred platform below. Apple PodcastsSpotify Castbox - Podcast Player Acast Please SUBSCRIBE,...

What is Prison Abolition? (Week 50)

Team Crime Story: This was another intense week at crimestory.com, we explored the idea of Prison Abolition. We highlighted the thoughts of a poet and teacher who, as a former inmate, offers unique insight into the American prison experience. We continued our series on the media coverage of the impact of the COVID-19 virus on America's prisons and jails. And we continued our podcast series on the Robert Durst trial.  Also, I represented Crime Story in a couple of appearances on a nationally renown political news and opinion webside.

Crime Story on Talking Points Memo

This past week I made two appearances on Josh Marshall's Talking Points Memo website. TPM, as it is also known, is a leading political news and opinion site. The company helped incubate Crime Story Media, and owns a small percentage of it. The first appearance was on Josh's podcast with Kate Riga and David Taintor. The second was this piece for TPM Cafe, the "outside voices and analysis" section of the site. Both of my contributions were focused on Attorney General William Barr and were meant to offer context for Barr's...

Second Episode of Jury Duty: The Trial of Robert Durst.

Episode 2: Fighting, Slapping, Pushing, Wrestling Robert Durst tried to control his wife Kathie through violence, and that violence escalated until the day that Kathie Durst disappeared. "That is what the evidence will show," prosecutor John Lewin tells the jury in Durst's trial for the murder of his friend Susan Berman. In episode two of the podcast, Lewin continues his opening statement by asserting that Durst enlisted Berman to do "something for Bobby" that would make Berman a "loose end" that Durst felt compelled to "clean up."

Interview: Paul Butler, on the Prison Abolition Movement

On today’s podcast my guest is, once again, Georgetown Law Professor, MSNBC Legal Anylyst and Crime Story Consulting Editor, Paul Butler. In our conversation, Paul and I discuss the idea of prison abolition, its historical roots in the movement for black lives, and why he has chosen to study it as a scholar, and promote it as an advocate. Kary Antholis: Paul Butler, thank you for joining us again. Paul Butler: Hey, Kary. It's great to be here as always.

Making America a More Just Nation (Week 49)

Team Crime Story:This was another busy week at crimestory.com, we highlighted the work of pioneering individuals in the movement to make America a more just nation. We continued our series on the media coverage of the impact of the COVID-19 virus on America's prisons and jails. We published two updates from Mike Romano of the Stanford Three Strikes Project. And perhaps most significantly for our Crime Story endeavor, we launched our new podcast venture.  On Monday, we presented a conversation between Amanda Knox and Connie Rice, one of her generation's most...

Premiere Episode – Jury Duty: The Trial of Robert Durst

Episode 1: This Case Involves Three Different Murders  Team Crime Story,We are thrilled to let you know that today we premiered the first episode of Jury Duty: The Trial of Robert Durst.Durst is on trial for the murder of his friend Susan Berman. In episode one of the podcast, prosecutor John Lewin begins his opening statement by telling the jury that the case actually involves the murder of three people: his wife Kathie Durst, Berman and a man named Morris Black. You can listen now by clicking on your preferred platform below.

New Ground-Breaking Podcast Venture (Week 48)

This was a busy week at crimestory.com, we highlighted the work of two dynamic young reform advocates. We continued our series on the media coverage of the impact of the COVID-19 virus on America's prisons and jails. We also continued our in depth coverage of the trial of Robert Durst for the murder of his friend Susan Berman. And perhaps most significantly for our Crime Story endeavor, we announced the launch of an exciting new venture.  On Monday, we presented Amanda Knox's interview with criminal justice reformer and former...

Crime Story, Acast Announce Podcast Partnership for New Series, Jury Duty: The Trial of...

New Podcast Series Breaks Ground by Telling Stories Presented in a Murder Trial During the Trial This story was first reported at Deadline.com. LOS ANGELES, CA (July 8, 2020) -- Crime Story Media has partnered with podcast giant Acast, which will host, distribute, and monetize their original podcast series, Jury Duty: The Trial of Robert Durst. The groundbreaking series will tell the stories presented in a murder trial as the trial is happening. The series will be hosted by Kary...

A Profound Injustice (Week 47)

Team Crime Story:This week at crimestory.com, we placed a spotlight on a profound injustice and a prime example of the epidemic of over-sentencing in the United States. We also featured an interview with one of America's leading journalists covering the criminal legal processes in federal and local jurisdictions across the country. And we continued our series on the media coverage of the impact of the COVID-19 virus on America's prisons and jails. One more word before we dive in. Next week we will make an announcement about a significant new Crime Story project. You can...

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