9 episodes

From the Accused podcast team, Aftermath is an episodic look at survivors of gun violence.
Two crime reporters travel the country talking to people whose lives changed in the blink of an eye. Their backgrounds, environments and stories all vary, but they share one defining truth: They’ve survived a gunshot.

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From the Accused podcast team, Aftermath is an episodic look at survivors of gun violence.
Two crime reporters travel the country talking to people whose lives changed in the blink of an eye. Their backgrounds, environments and stories all vary, but they share one defining truth: They’ve survived a gunshot.

    It stays with you | 8

    It stays with you | 8

    When a classmate shot Hollan Holm in the head, he handled it with dark humor. But when, more than 20 years later, his daughter described an active shooter drill at her school, Holm couldn’t find it funny anymore. 

    • 43 min
    If you’re a fool at 40 | 7

    If you’re a fool at 40 | 7

    Five bullets, including one to the spine, left Will Thomas paralyzed. More than 10 years later, Will is finally taking some control of his life and looking to create a better future.

    • 37 min
    It’s like two lives lost | 6

    It’s like two lives lost | 6

    After attending the funeral of a friend, Ra’Shauna Brown was chatting with other mourners when a gunman opened fire, killing three. Police said the shooting was part of a nine-day rampage that began over a stolen bracelet. 

    • 41 min
    I was the gatekeeper | 5

    I was the gatekeeper | 5

     At 23 years old, Layla Bush was excited to work her first full-time job after college. Then a politically motivated gunman opened fire at her work, killing one. She remembers that the shooter looked her in the eye, acknowledging what he was doing just before he pulled the trigger.

    • 45 min
    You’re going back to East Oakland | 4

    You’re going back to East Oakland | 4

     Javier Arango can’t remember a time when his life wasn’t immersed in violence. Born in conflict-ravaged Colombia, he moved to Oakland for refuge — only to be paralyzed by a bullet.

    • 42 min
    I see ‘em every day | 3

    I see ‘em every day | 3

    Michael Green was just 12 years old when someone opened fire and blasted him in the arm while he played basketball near his house. Police say he still lives down the street from the alleged shooter, who was never tried. 

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

malbooth ,

Powerful, important& under-rated

This is such a good podcast. Dealing with the so often ignored stories well beyond the breaking news reports of shootings. Hardly any of this has ever been covered by mainstream media.
Well produced and well told.

ChrisLeeds ,

Powerful

What an amazing insight into this subject. Amber and the team did a great job.

TashAUS ,

Very Moving

Great story telling!

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