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

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 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

S1 Ep 17 - Clarence Harrison  

Clarence Harrison was wrongfully convicted of a robbery, kidnapping, and rape and incarcerated for more than 17 years. 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 hear more about Clarence's album here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkAozKpEMvroGqJgWIiGbAA 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

S1 Ep 16 - Bob Ruff  

This is a different format for Actual Innocence - I had the pleasure of talking to Bob Ruff, retired fire chief, about ways that Arson Science can be used improperly. The interview is followed by some listener questions about Actual Innocence. You can listen to Bob's Show at: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-serial-dynasty Thanks to Today's Sponsor: www.stamps.com Enter Actual Contact: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Twitter: @actualinpod Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Advertising Inquiries handled by Dennis Robinson at dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: Theme “Through The Lens" by Andy G. Cohen t

S1 Ep 15 - Richard Rosario  

Richard Rosario set a precedent when he asked the court not to drop the charges until a full investigation could be done that exonerates him. This is Richard's story... Richard's Contact Information https://www.gofundme.com/RosarioFreedomFund https://m.facebook.com/RichardRosarioLifeAfterIncarceration/?ref=bookmarks Twitter @corporaterich75 Instagram @richardrosari1 Thanks to Today's Sponsor: www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/actual Contact: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Twitter: @actualinpod Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com For Advertising Inquiries Contact Executive Producer: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: Theme “Through The Lens" by Andy G. Cohen t

S1 Ep 14 - George Stinney Jr  

George Stinney Jr. was 14 when he was execute for a double murder he did not commit... this is George's story. #truecrime #actualinnocence Today's Sponsors: www.stamps.com enter: actual www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/actual Contact: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Twitter: @actualinpod Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com For Advertising Inquiries Contact Executive Producer: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Introduction Voice Narrator can be found at https://www.fiverr.com/lemuelcd Music: Theme “Through The Lens" by Andy G. Cohen t Special Thanks to Matt for adding the additional music throughout the show.

S1 Ep 13 - Obie Anthony  

Obie Anthony spent 20 years of his life a prisoner of the California Justice System for a murder he did not commit... he now has created his own non-profit to help people who have been exonerated... this is Obie's story. Visit Obie Anthony's Non-Profit: http://exoneratednation.com/ Sponsors: www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/actual www.stamps.com Enter "Actual" Contact: Website: www.actualinpod.com Twitter: @actualinpod Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com For Advertising Inquiries Contact Executive Producer: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: Theme “Through The Lens" by Andy G. Cohen t Additional Music: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Skidmore_College_Orchestra/

S1 Ep 12 - Andrew Babick  

Andrew Babick was convicted of an arson and double murder for a fire that, in fact, was not an arson at all. Listen to Andrew's story and how he took a plea to return home to his family. Here is a link to Andrew's books: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=a.f.+babick Contact: Website: www.actualinpod.com Twitter: @actualinpod Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com This week's sponsors are Bombas and TJ21. www.stamps.com - enter "actual" when you see the microphone on the top of the page For Advertising Inquiries Contact Executive Producer: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: Theme: “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen t Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://andyg.co/hen/songs/le Background: "Celestial Plains" and "Avenge_the_Fallen" by Kai Engel Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel

S1 Ep 11 - The Helpers 4  

This episode of the helpers was originally intended to be released next week, but due to unforeseen issues it is here a week early! I hope you enjoy the continued discussion on appeals and also some legal jargon. Contact: Website: www.actualinpod.com Twitter: @actualinpod Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com This week's sponsors are Bombas and TJ21. www.bombas.com - Discount Code Actual www.tj21.com and mention this show For Advertising Inquiries Contact Executive Producer: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: Theme: “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen t Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://andyg.co/hen/songs/le Background: "Sunset" by Kai Engel Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Idea/Kai_Engel_-_Idea_-_09_Sunset

S1 Ep 10 - The Helpers 3  

In this episode we talk with law professors and practicing attorneys (Colin Miller, David Moran, and Rachel Kamins) about the appeals process and the difference between an appeal and a "post conviction" (I didn't know they were different things either - mind blowing stuff here). Contact: Website: www.actualinpod.com Twitter: @actualinpod Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Sponsors for this episode are: Bombas Socks: www.bombas.com Discount Code: Actual Bombas Kid of the Week Entries: www.actualinpod.com/Bombas TJ21 Media Group: http://www.tj21.com/ (mention this show) For Advertising Inquiries Contact Executive Producer: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: Theme: “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen t Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://andyg.co/hen/songs/le Background: "Sunset" by Kai Engel Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Idea/Kai_Engel_-_Idea_-_09_Sunset

S1 Ep 9 - William Haughey  

William Haughey spent 8 years of his life incarcerated for an arson that he did not commit... after exhausting many appeals and thousands of dollars later he found the Deskovic Foundation. This is William's story... Contact: Website: www.actualinpod.com Twitter: @actualinpod Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com For Advertising Inquiries Contact Executive Producer: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen t

S1 Ep 8 - The Helpers 2  

In this episode we continue to talk with law professors and experienced attorneys about the process in which wrongfully convicted people are exonerated and how reintegration plans and compensation are determined. Additionally a special guest talks about some of the behind the scene work on the Undisclosed podcast. The National Registry of Exonerations can be found at www.exonerationregistry.org Contact: Website: www.actualinpod.com Twitter: @actualinpod Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com For Advertising Inquiries Contact Executive Producer: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen t Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International Licensehttps://andyg.co/hen/songs/le

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