8 episodes

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.

Canary: The Washington Post Investigates The Washington Post

    • Documentary
    • 4.6 • 1.2K Ratings

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"

    Chapter 7: "I'll find my joy"

    Two women come face to face.

    • 29 min
    Chapter 6: "You can always have the last word"

    Chapter 6: "You can always have the last word"

    How will the accused respond? And what will his defenders say?

    • 41 min
    Chapter 5: "He's hurt my daughter"

    Chapter 5: "He's hurt my daughter"

    A family reckons with the consequences of long-kept secrets.

    • 33 min
    Chapter 4: "To serve as a judge"

    Chapter 4: "To serve as a judge"

    A judge rises to national prominence, fueled by 40 years of experience and activism.

    • 23 min
    Chapter 3: "No way in hell she would make this up"

    Chapter 3: "No way in hell she would make this up"

    Unexpected roadblocks slow the search for evidence.

    • 27 min
    Chapter 2: "A secret that she couldn't tell"

    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.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

LenaJones77 ,

Thank you for your courage

Heartbreaking story and beautiful story telling

hmjooo ,

Incredible

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.

nordseg ,

So well done

Much sadness, anger for women done wrong.

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