9 episodes

Follow the breakneck twists and turns of a strange, unsolved 2003 homicide where our reporter delves into her original recordings in an attempt to change the course of the case completely. Experience the case from every angle -- from the perspectives of the initial suspect, detectives, witnesses and the determined family of the victim, Burke O'Brien.

A Murder On Orchard Street ABC News

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    • 4.1, 3.3K Ratings

Follow the breakneck twists and turns of a strange, unsolved 2003 homicide where our reporter delves into her original recordings in an attempt to change the course of the case completely. Experience the case from every angle -- from the perspectives of the initial suspect, detectives, witnesses and the determined family of the victim, Burke O'Brien.

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
3.3K Ratings
3.3K Ratings
Nndnej ,

Orchard St Podcast

I just found this story...I get bored easily with podcasts but this one was amazing...every second! I couldn’t wait to listen to the next one but wanted to savor the episodes. Hearing the recordings from that time was so intriguing and sad but hearing all the police dispatches, interviews made you feel like you were there...

bjhex ,

Dreadful

First of all, there is far too much of the reporter inserting herself into the story. How this has affected her, and how wide an impact this murder has had for her life. It's not her story.

Secondly, (of some potential social edification), there's a glimpse inside the inherent bias of police, as they react to the affluent, not-very-experienced with law enforcement, first suspect (read: white), as acting "entitled", as he is arrested and accused wrongfully of the murder his friend. Take a moment to think about that. He's an "entitled" brat, because he expects to be treated fairly by police? The greater implied acknowledgement is that minority suspects know well enough to resign themselves to harassment and being presumed guilty. It's all the worse, when the reporter essentially cosigns this bias.

Finally, in a further blow to civil liberties, the abundance of cameras leads the cop to bemoan the lack of CCTV 16 years earlier, which could have solved the case for him. He had two witnesses and bungled the handling of both, I doubt CCTV would have helped him.

CValM ,

Too much telephone

The telephone ringing was too campy and far too often used. The sound effects and background reminded me of the stooges. Not what you want in crime podcast and certainly not very honorable to the poor man who is dead.

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