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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Breakdown podcast returns with hosts Bill Rankin and Christian Boone. In our seventh season, we examine the deadly police shooting of Afghanistan war veteran Anthony Hill. Hill was not only unarmed when he was gunned down in March 2015, he was naked. The 26-year-old was struggling with bipolar disorder and was off his medication. But Police Officer Chip Olsen didn’t know that when he responded to a 911 call about a nude man wandering around a metro Atlanta apartment complex in the middle of the afternoon.

The AJC's Breakdown podcast is just that — the breakdown of the story and the systems. The largest newsroom in the southeast delivers investigations and true crime cases that you cannot find anywhere else.

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    • 4.6, 106 Ratings

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Breakdown podcast returns with hosts Bill Rankin and Christian Boone. In our seventh season, we examine the deadly police shooting of Afghanistan war veteran Anthony Hill. Hill was not only unarmed when he was gunned down in March 2015, he was naked. The 26-year-old was struggling with bipolar disorder and was off his medication. But Police Officer Chip Olsen didn’t know that when he responded to a 911 call about a nude man wandering around a metro Atlanta apartment complex in the middle of the afternoon.

The AJC's Breakdown podcast is just that — the breakdown of the story and the systems. The largest newsroom in the southeast delivers investigations and true crime cases that you cannot find anywhere else.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
106 Ratings

106 Ratings

Courchie ,

The best -come back Bill!

The best. Bill Rankin’s delivery and the production quality outranks all the other (also very good) highly rated real crime investigation (eg Serial, In the Dark, Teacher’s Pet, West Cork etc) just sad that it looks like no more in the pipeline. Please come back Bill, I can’t believe that all the breakdowns in the Georgia justice system have been fixed yet..

write2reachu ,

Good and bad points

I struggled a bit with this podcast. Bill Rankin tells stories well. His delivery is pretty good as is the writing. I love a bit of true crime and I listened to the first five seasons but began to struggle at season 2. The topic is a trial of a man charged with leaving his young son in a hot car and it just felt wrong - listening to the trauma for the purpose of entertainment. At points, I found the story telling quite detached and the topic not handled with the sensitivity it needed. I found the ‘lessons in the law’ sections a poor attempt at quirkiness or maybe humour? Which I thought was inappropriate in this case. I unsubscribed after season 5 which I just found dull - it took 13 episodes to say what could have been said in four or five.
I realise my opinions are all personal- other people may feel very differently depending what you’re looking for.

MsMaii ,

One of the best

This is one of the best true crime podcasts, from season one to current. The stories are told factual, in depth, includes a lot of others perspective to the stories. Love this podcast.

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