51 episodes

In order to tell the story of a crime, you have to turn back time. Every season, Investigative journalist Delia D'Ambra digs deep into a mind-bending mystery with the hopes of reigniting interest in a decades old homicide case. 

CounterClock Audiochuck

    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 392 Ratings

In order to tell the story of a crime, you have to turn back time. Every season, Investigative journalist Delia D'Ambra digs deep into a mind-bending mystery with the hopes of reigniting interest in a decades old homicide case. 

    Season 3: The Pelley Family Massacre

    Season 3: The Pelley Family Massacre

    Investigative journalist Delia D’Ambra is launching the third installment of audiochuck’s popular podcast CounterClock. Season 3 is the biggest investigation yet sending Delia hunting for answers across five decades.
    This 20-episode series will release in its entirety on April 29th, 2021 the 32-year anniversary of the Pelley family massacre in Lakeville, Indiana. Delia’s year-long investigation into the infamous family murders includes never-before-heard interviews from people closest to the victims and the initial police investigation. After reviewing more than 6,000 court documents, depositions, transcripts, and photographs, Delia has traveled from Northern Indiana to South Florida following leads that connect unsolved crimes in the Sunshine state to the Pelley family.
    This in-depth season is also closely examining the facts of the case that secured the 2006 conviction of Jeff Pelley.
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    • 5 min
    NEW SHOW: O.C. Swingers

    NEW SHOW: O.C. Swingers

    Hey CounterClock listeners,
    Delia has been hard at work for the last year reporting, writing, and producing CounterClock Season 3. All 20 episodes will be released on April 29th of this year, so you guys can binge! But in the meantime, we have some exciting news to share! Audiochuck has teamed up with well-known journalist and podcaster Justine Harman for audiochuck’s newest 10-part series, O.C. Swingers! When Newport Beach Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Grant Robicheaux and his fresh-faced girlfriend are accused of drugging and raping many women, the attractive young couple claims the prosecution simply has a problem with their party lifestyle. But you can’t spell “lifestyle” without “lies”.
    You can listen to the first TWO episodes right now, and be sure to follow O.C. Swingers for a new episode every Monday.
    For episode information and sources, please visit https://www.ocswingers.com
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    • 4 min
    Bonus: Q & A

    Bonus: Q & A

    Host Delia D’Ambra and CounterClock executive producer Ashley Flowers discuss details of the unsolved murder of Denise Johnson and the murder of Stacey Stanton. Delia goes through your email-submitted questions about both cases and tells all about her personal knowledge of nitty gritty details she’s gathered in both cases. Everything from new leads, to new potential evidence comes out in today’s Q & A episode.
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Bonus: Clif

    Bonus: Clif

    In today's episode Delia sits down for a raw one-on-one conversation with Clifton Spencer. The two dive deep into how law enforcement investigated the murder of Stacey Stanton and why the criminal justice system kept Clifton behind bars for nearly 18 years. What is Clifton's life like now? What can be done to right wrongs? That's all covered in this exclusive discussion between an investigative journalist and a convicted murderer still trying to clear his name.
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    • 36 min
    Episode 10: The Long Game

    Episode 10: The Long Game

    Clifton may be a free man but the state of North Carolina is still after a big part of his life. During the season finale one of his post-conviction attorneys speaks openly about what the future holds.
    Counterclock is also encouraging listeners to participate in demanding change from the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission and the North Carolina General Assembly. Visit our website for all the details you need to participate: www.counterclockpodcast.com
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 9: New Evidence

    Episode 9: New Evidence

    Delia explains Clifton Spencer's journey through the criminal justice system and why, time after time, evidence that could've helped free him, was never fully explored.
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
392 Ratings

392 Ratings

ewsy78 ,

Engrossing

Superb podcast. Extremely thorough ad detailed. Brilliantly told and well researched. Had me still undecided by the end. This is a must binge podcast. Gripping story with a plot that could only be true. Otherwise you wouldn’t believe it.

ficottercraig ,

Best binge listen for years

As well researched, presented and produced as Serial. Also equally unbiased. One minute you think Jeff did it, the next you’re not so sure and then you’re certain he didn’t.

The one thing that is never explained which has driven me insane is why no-one heard the gunshots. However, don’t let this put you off. It is fascinating and another worrying example of the US cumbersome and flawed legal system.

sca460 ,

Smart Cookie

Great podcast. Host is one smart and talented story organiser. Only suggestion is to curtail the background music...not needed as host has beautiful voice.

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