Actual Innocence

Actual Innocence

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Actual innocence is a podcast that tells the story of people who served time for crimes they did not commit. Each episode introduces an exonerated person and their story of injustice. Giving a voice to those who were once robbed of their liberty brings us closer to reform and closer to freedom and justice for the wrongly accused.

Episodes

The Kalief Browder Story - Exclusive  

Rabia, Colin, and Susan bring you a special crossover episode where they discuss Time: The Kalief Browder Story, an upcoming docuseries about the story of Kalief Browder. The series chronicles the life of a 16 year-old student from the Bronx who spent three years on Rikers Island without ever being convicted of a crime. The Undisclosed team is joined by fellow podcasting hosts Brooke Gittings of Actual Innocence, Bob Ruff of Truth & Justice, and Payne Lindsey of Up & Vanished. To learn more about the hosts/podcasts that were a part of this collaboration episode, please visit the following websites: Actual Innocence Podcast - www.actualinpod.com Truth & Justice Podcast - www.truthandjusticepod.com Up & Vanished Podcast - www.upandvanished.com Undisclosed Podcast - www.undisclosed-podcast.com

S2 Ep 5 - See You Next Time PA Innocence Project  

Because of a special project on Wednesday, enjoy this episode of #actualinnocence a day early! The Pennsylvania Innocence Project does great work and this is our last episode with them before we travel to another Innocence Network Agency. Thanks to our sponsors Simplisafe and Blue Arpon: @SimpliSafe http://simplisafe.com/innocence @blueapron www.blueapron.com/actual @sharisberries www.berries.com use code "AI" (without the "") Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Executive Producer in charge of advertising: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License” Theme - “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens All Other Music by By Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au

S2 Ep 3 - Lance and Eugene  

Lance and Eugene were convicted two years after the crime, that they did not commit, had taken place. Hear the story of their friendship and #exoneration. Support Lance and Eugene by visiting https://www.razoo.com/story/Supportgeneandlance Thanks to our sponsors Spring, Casper and Hunt A Killer: @spring www.shopspring.com use code: actual @casper www.casper.com/actual use code: actual @huntakillerinc https://www.huntakiller.com/ use code: clue Special Thanks to: The AMAZING Actual Innocence Volunteer Team; Cacey Sanders, Sarah Nelson, and Megan Delaney AND our Transcription team from down under Tory Lynch and Jayne Ashton! Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Executive Producer in charge of advertising: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License” Theme - “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens All Other Music by By Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au

S2 Ep3 - Donte Rollins  

Donte Rollins was little more than a child when he was wrongfully convicted of shooting a 6 year old boy. Listen to Donte's story of innocence and how he was #exonerated. Thanks to our sponsors Framebridge, Bloom That and Shari's Berries: @framebridge www.framebridge.com use code actual @bloomthat www.bloomthat.com/actual @sharisberries www.berries.com use code "AI" (without the "") Special Thanks to: The AMAZING Actual Innocence Volunteer Team; Cacey Sanders, Sarah Nelson, and Megan Delaney AND our new Transcription team from down under Tory Lynch and Jayne Ashton! Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Executive Producer in charge of advertising: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License” Theme - “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens All Other Music by By Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au

S2 E2 - PA Innocence Project is Better than Cheesesteak!  

Meet the staff of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project and see how all of their positions fit together! You can visit the PA Innocence Project's website at: innocenceprojectpa.org (and you know maybe help them out) Thanks to our sponsors Bloom That and Shari's Berries: @bloomthat www.bloomthat.com/actual @sharisberries www.berries.com use code "AI" (without the "") Special Thanks to: The AMAZING Actual Innocence Volunteer Team; Cacey Sanders, Sarah Nelson, and Megan Delaney. Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Executive Producer in charge of advertising: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License” Theme - “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens All Other Music by By Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au

S2 E1 - Pennsylvania Innocence Project 1  

Join Brooke in her journey to the Pennsylvania Innocence Project and learn how the organization was formed and some of the challenges that it faces. You can visit the PA Innocence Project's website at: innocenceprojectpa.org Thanks to our sponsors Spring, Simplisafe, and Blue Apron: www.shopspring.com code: actual www.simplisafe.com/innocence www.blueapron.com/actual Don't forget to vote in the #podcookoff at www.actualinpod.com/blue Special Thanks to: The AMAZING Actual Innocence Volunteer Team; Sarah Nelson, Megan Delaney, and Cacey Sanders Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Executive Producer in charge of advertising: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License” Theme - “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens All Other Music by By Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au

S2 Ep0 - Conversations  

In this episode Brooke talks to Scott Reeder, Lacy Scarmana, and Alfredo Montega about the new podcast Suspect Convictions. Then she talks with listeners: Jeremy, Ana, and Susan about the show, the issues, and the future. Remember: You can help send John, Clarence, and Calvin to the Innocence Conference by texting helper to 91999 or by visiting this link: http://www.georgiainnocenceproject.org/donate and entering "helper” in the comments section. Listen to Suspect Convictions on your favorite podcast app. www.suspectconvictions.com or @susconvictions Thanks to our sponsor Frame Bridge Get your frame at www.framebridge.com - using the code actual for a discount Or give them a shout out on facebook or twitter @framebridge and let them know you are glad they support the show. Special Thanks to: The AMAZING Actual Innocence Volunteer Team; Sarah Nelson, Megan Delaney, and Cacey Sanders Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Executive Producer in charge of advertising: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License” Theme - “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens All Other Music by By Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au

S1 Ep29 - Finale Part 3  

Join us for the finale part of the three part season finale (new season to start in January). The Exonerees along with GIP staff and volunteers talked about solutions to the issues that exonerees face. You can help send John, Clarence, and Calvin to the Innocence Conference by texting helper to 91999 or by visiting this link: http://www.georgiainnocenceproject.org/donate and entering "helper” in the comments section. Thanks to our sponsor (please support them in whatever way you can): Blue Apron @blueapron (twitter) https://www.blueapron.com/actual Special Thanks to: Kevin Flynn @kevinpflynn and his show @lawandorderpod and the Actual Innocence Volunteer Team; Sarah Nelson, Megan Delaney, and Cacey Sanders To be a part of the call in episode call: (904) 452-4763 on January 4th between 6 and 8pm Eastern time. Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Executive Producer in charge of advertising: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens

S1 Ep28 - The Struggle - Finale Part 2  

Join Brooke for the second part of the three part season finale (new season to start in January). Hear the Exonerees speak out about the issues that they face after exoneration. You can help send John, Clarence, and Calvin to the Innocence Conference by texting helper to 91999 or by visiting this link: http://www.georgiainnocenceproject.org/donate and entering in "helper” in the comments section. Thanks to our sponsor (please support them in whatever way you can): Framebridge @framebridge https://www.framebridge.com/ discount code: actual Special Thanks to Kevin Flynn @kevinpflynn and his show @lawandorderpod And the Actual Innocence Volunteer Team Sarah @sarah_amaris Megan @megrosedelaney Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Executive Producer in charge of advertising: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens

S1 Ep27 - The Question - Finale Part 1  

Join Brooke for the first part of the three part season finale (no worries - the new season will start in January) with guest interviews, information about the meeting with the Georgia Innocence Project, and a teaser about things to come! Be sure to listen all the way through the episode for all the information. You can support John White, Clarence Harrison, and Calvin Johnson by texting helper to 91999. Special Thanks to today's guest: Kevin Flynn @kevinpflynn and his show @lawandorderpod And the Actual Innocence Team Stephanie @StephSottile Sarah @Sarah_Amaris Megan @MegRoseDelaney Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod or @brookegittings Executive Producer in charge of advertising: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens

S1 Ep 26 - Maria Shepherd  

Maria is the second woman that I've interviewed who has been convicted of a crime - that wasn't a crime at all. Listen to Maria tell the story of her step-daughter's tragic death and her struggle for freedom and to reunite her family. Maris is on twitter: @mamadukes4life Please support today’s sponsors: Framebridge www.framebridge.com code: actual (you have to click "decline offer" if you get a popup box asking for your email) Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod or @brookegittings Executive Producer in charge of advertising: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens

S1 Ep 25 - Anthony Graves  

Anthony Graves had two scheduled execution dates before his exoneration... two dates he was supposed to die. His story is compelling and motivating he went from the worst hell to motivating others... this is Anthony's Story. You can visit Anthony's Foundation at: http://www.anthonygravesfoundation.org/ Please support today’s sponsors: Framebridge www.framebridge.com code: actual (remember you have to "decline offer" if you get a popup box asking for your email) The Conviction ABC series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJqg6J4JeLg Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod or @brookegittings Executive Producer in charge of advertising: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens

S1 Ep 25 - Anthony Graves  

Anthony Graves had two scheduled execution dates before his exoneration... two dates he was supposed to die. His story is compelling and motivating he went from the worst hell to motivating others... this is Anthony's Story. You can visit Anthony's Foundation at: http://www.anthonygravesfoundation.org/ Please support today’s sponsors: Framebridge www.framebridge.com code: actual (remember you have to "decline offer" if you get a popup box asking for your email) The Conviction ABC series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJqg6J4JeLg Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod or @brookegittings Executive Producer in charge of advertising: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens

S1 Ep 24 - Edwin Chandler  

Edwin Chandler was 21 years old when he was incarcerated for Manslaughter, after being charged with Murder and Robbery (that was not a typo). He served almost 10 years of that sentence before being paroled and eventually with the assistance of the Kentucky Innocence project was able to be exonerated. This is Edwin's story... Today’s Sponsor: Framebridge www.framebridge.com code: actual The Conviction ABC series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJqg6J4JeLg Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod or @brookegittings Executive Producer in charge of advertising: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens

S1 Ep 23 - Special Helpers Undisclosed  

On Today's Special Helper's episode Brooke interviews the team of Undisclosed about their history of using their show to help people who have been wrongly convicted and their history together as a team. Special Thank's to today’s Sponsors: The Conviction ABC series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJqg6J4JeLg The Great Courses Plus www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/actual Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod or @brookegittings Executive Producer in charge of advertising: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens

S1 Ep 22 David McCallum  

David McCallum was arrested and convicted of murder when he was only 16 and exonerated almost 30 years later... this is David's story... Meetup Information: http://www.actualinpod.com/new-events/ Today’s Sponsor: The Conviction ABC series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJqg6J4JeLg The Great Courses Plus: www.TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/actual Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod or @brookegittings Executive Producer in charge of advertising: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens

S1 Ep 21 - Special Helper Jon Cryer  

Thank you all for understanding that this episode was a little bit late, but I think it's totally worth it! I would like to say a special thank you to Jon for working around my hospital schedule. Jon talks about the way he uses his particular skill set to help spread awareness of the need for Criminal Justice Reform. Plus... he's just funny! Today’s Sponsors: The Conviction ABC series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJqg6J4JeLg The Great Courses Plus www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/actual Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod or @brookegittings Executive Producer in charge of advertising: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens

S1 Ep 20 - Christopher Scott  

In this episode Christopher Scott tells the story of spending 13 years of his life behind bars for a crime he did not commit. He is an amazing story teller and an awesome person. Links: House of Renewed Home: http://www.houseofrenewedhope.org/ Christopher’s Documentary: http://www.trueconvictionfilm.com/ Meetup Information: http://www.actualinpod.com/new-events/ Today’s Sponsor: The Conviction ABC series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJqg6J4JeLg Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod or @brookegittings Executive Producer in charge of advertising: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens

S1 Ep 19 - Special Helpers James Weirick  

This “self-care” episode features an interview from #jamesweirick and an introduction to the new Actual Innocence team. Some highlights are the Actual Innocence Rap and outtakes. --- Thank You to today's sponsors The Great Courses: www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/actual --- For more outtakes and to eavesdrop on the meeting join us at www.patreon.com/actualinpod --- Contact: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Twitter: @actualinpod Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com --- For Advertising Inquiries Contact: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com The Actual Innocence podcast volunteer team is: Stephanie, Megan, and Sarah with production assistance by Matt Ryan. --- Theme Music: “Through The Lens" by Andy G. Cohen t

S1 Ep 18 - John White  

John White was wrongfully convicted of raping and beating an elderly woman and incarcerated for more than 20 years. The actual perpetrator was in the same lineup as he, but he was misidentified. He was later exonerated by DNA with the help of the Georgia Innocence Project. Thank You to today's sponsors The Great Courses: www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/actual and Stamps.com: www.stamps.com (remember to enter actual by the microphone on the top of the homepage) You can help support the Georgia Innocence Project here: http://www.georgiainnocenceproject.org/ Contact: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Twitter: @actualinpod Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com For Advertising Inquiries Contact: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: Theme “Through The Lens" by Andy G. Cohen t

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