Second Chance is a podcast series that explores the theme of second chance. It raises the questions who deserves a second chance, who decides who gets a second chance and what a second chance actually means. On this podcast we speak to people from all walks of life about their experiences, some who have been given a second chance in life, some who might be considered to be beyond deserving a second chance. The host of the podcast series is Raphael Rowe, host of the critically acclaimed series ‘Inside the World's Toughest Prisons’ on Netflix. He is also a former correspondent for the world's longest running BBC TV current affairs show Panorama the BBC Radio 4 Today programme as well as a regular contributor on The One Show and Sunday Morning Live on BBC One. In 1988, aged 20, he was sentenced to life imprisonment for a murder and robbery he did not commit. In July 2000, after 12 years in prison, the Court of Appeal quashed his wrongful convictions and he was freed.
Ep 43: Manchester Arena Bombing Survivor - Martin Hibbert
For many, the Manchester Arena Islamic terrorist attacker, that took place on May 22nd 2017, was both shocking and devastating. More so for the 22 victims who lost their lives, and those who barely survived with their lives. Two of these survivors were Martin Hibbert and his 13 year old daughter Eve. Martin was left with 22 pieces of bomb shrapnel in his body, and paralysed from the waist down. Eve was struck in the head with a bolt. Somehow they both survived. Martin has used his incredible strength and mental resilience to push forward, and inspire others. He now trains for the climb up Mount Kilimanjaro, raising money for the Spinal Injuries Association. The link to donate is below.
This episode describes details of a terrorist attack, which some listeners may find difficult.
Donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/MartinsMountain
Martin’s Twitter: @MartinHibbert
Martin’s Instagram: @martin_hibbert_
Ep 42: An Armed Robbers life of Crime, Addiction and Prison - Joey Barnett
Today, Joey Barnett is an inspiration to many, guiding others away from drugs and crime; a life he once knew too well. Joey unwillingly traded most of his young life for a prison sentence, after a spree of bank robberies which allowed him to afford his expensive crack cocaine addiction. Through embracing faith, Joey found a way out.
Ep 41: 27 Years in prison and counting - Aaron Howerton
A follow-up episode to Episode 31: Musical Murderer. From inside Monroe Correctional Facility, Aaron Howerton talks of hope and the future, despite being given a life sentence without the possibility of parole at just 19 years old. Howerton talks about finding love from his 6-by-9-foot cell, injustice and the criminal justice system in America. Aaron sheds light on life on the inside.
Ep 40: How I Escaped A Sex Trafficking Ring - Markie Dell
At just 19 years of age, Markie Dell was sex traficked by someone she believed was her friend. After being made to strip and have sex for money, she eventually was able to run away - in 8 inch heels - and start a new life for herself. However, trauma like that never leaves, and knowing that it continues to happen to women all over the world doesn’t make it any easier. Markie shines a light on how women can become vulnerable to trafficking, and the dark realities of sex work. A story of true bravery and escape.
Ep 39: Knife Crime Victim - Stuart Newton
Although knife crime remains a serious issue, incidents are falling here in the UK. That is, to some extent, to do with those who share their experience. Stuart Newton is one of those individuals. He was brought back to life from the brink of death after being stabbed numerous times in an unprovoked knife attack. He wants people to know what it feels like to be stabbed, and how it affects a victim. Knife crime is committed by the young and old. It affects people from black, white and asian and ethnic communities. It happens to the rich and poor. It is not a social class issue. And stories like Stuarts need to be shared in an attempt to prevent others becoming victims or perpetrators.
Ep 38: The Reality Of A TV Reality Star - Jessica Impiazzi
With a series of traumatic events in her past, Jessica Impiazzi manages to find the silver linings in each, and push herself forward. Known for her appearances on the reality TV shows ‘Ex On The Beach’ and ‘Celebrity Big Brother’, she has also been in the spotlight for her modelling work, her marriage to a famous rugby player, and now her true passion - acting.
Rehabilitation at HMP LEEDS
Loved listening to Lucy’s story. I understand how she feels about working at HMP Leeds. As work here too. Our jobs are very different but one thing we have in common is resilience for the job! keep up the good work Lucy 👏
It’s great to get a true account of how all the people interviewed take there Second Chance in life having been put through or gone through something very difficult and challenging to most.
A great listen and great interviews 👏👏👏
Im new to podcasts and Raphael’s are my first ones and its really interesting & inspiring stories that will get you gripped.
I've just listened to the latest “I was in prison for 36 years” Raymonds story.
Im 36 years old , it’s insane to think that Ray has spent my entire life in prison!!! 😱 unbelievable.