After a sexual assault case in the District of Columbia, one woman’s public warning ricochets all the way to Birmingham, Ala., where another woman gives voice to a devastating allegation.
This seven-part investigative series from The Washington Post follows the Alabama woman’s decision to come forward with a claim of sexual assault against a high-ranking figure in the D.C. criminal justice system, and the spiraling effects of that choice.
“Canary: The Washington Post Investigates” is about the intertwining stories of these two women, separated by decades and united by a shared refusal to stay silent. It’s a podcast about what it takes to report this story — and why it matters. Hosted by investigative reporter Amy Brittain.
Chapter 7: "I'll find my joy"
Two women come face to face.
Chapter 6: "You can always have the last word"
How will the accused respond? And what will his defenders say?
Chapter 5: "He's hurt my daughter"
A family reckons with the consequences of long-kept secrets.
Chapter 4: "To serve as a judge"
A judge rises to national prominence, fueled by 40 years of experience and activism.
Chapter 3: "No way in hell she would make this up"
Unexpected roadblocks slow the search for evidence.
Chapter 2: "A secret that she couldn't tell"
We head to Alabama to investigate allegations about a prominent figure in the D.C. justice system.
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Thank you for your courage
Heartbreaking story and beautiful story telling
Everyone should listen to this. Incredible reporting, empathy, storytelling, and bravery. I’m in awe of the women whose stories were at the center of this podcast. Thank you for bringing us Lauren and Carol’s experiences.
So well done
Much sadness, anger for women done wrong.