10 episodes

Tommy Zeigler has been on death row for 42 years and for more than half that time, he’s been trying to convince the state of Florida to allow for DNA tests that might help exonerate him. But the state continually refuses. About 20 other men are in a similar situation, imprisoned in Florida since the 1970s or ’80s and arguing that it’s inherently unfair to deny them access to 21st century science. Leonora LaPeter Anton, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Tampa Bay Times, and photographer Cherie Diez have followed the case for years. In 2018, they traveled around Florida and into Georgia to interview dozens of people, some involved in the police work or prosecution, others who believe in Zeigler’s innocence. 

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    • 4.5, 138 Ratings

Tommy Zeigler has been on death row for 42 years and for more than half that time, he’s been trying to convince the state of Florida to allow for DNA tests that might help exonerate him. But the state continually refuses. About 20 other men are in a similar situation, imprisoned in Florida since the 1970s or ’80s and arguing that it’s inherently unfair to deny them access to 21st century science. Leonora LaPeter Anton, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Tampa Bay Times, and photographer Cherie Diez have followed the case for years. In 2018, they traveled around Florida and into Georgia to interview dozens of people, some involved in the police work or prosecution, others who believe in Zeigler’s innocence. 

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
138 Ratings

138 Ratings

Nrrdeh ,

Great, but the mouth noises 😳

I enjoyed this podcast. The story is very interesting, and is covered excellently.
However, the mouth noises are distracting. It’s like you can hear all of the saliva in the speakers voices.

Etig94 ,

Narrator stinks.

Cringe worthy narration. Had to stop listening because the way she speaks sounds like she’s drunk.

srena ,

Please clear your throat!

Impossible to listen to. Ugh! So much phlegm.

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