18 episodes

Season 2 - Confronting: Columbine
The events of April 20th, 1999 shaped our nation and altered the American narrative. One of America’s deadliest school shootings took place in a small town in Colorado, leaving thirteen dead and another twenty-one severely injured. And it was all broadcast over national tv for the nation to see. 
The second season of Confronting takes on one of the most prolific tragedies in American history: the Columbine High School massacre. It was a devastating example of how easily a place of learning, familiarity and peace can descend into a war zone of chaos in a moment, the teenagers present that day are now adults who bear the mental and physical scars of the carnage they lived through. Amy Over, a Columbine survivor who is still living with its aftermath and raising her own children in its shadow, confronts many of the realities, questions and myths that surround the massacre to this day. Amy, through her own experience and by speaking with survivors, investigators, classmates, reporters on the scene and other important voices, brings a first-person account of the physical, emotional and spiritual journey that comes along with confronting the worst day of her life.

Season 1 - Confronting: O.J. Simpson
25 years after the crimes that ignited the "Trial of the Century" Kim Goldman, sister of murder victim Ron Goldman, is digging deep into the vicious crime that changed her life, and many others, forever. Thrust into the public eye at the age of 22, Kim was devastated when OJ Simpson was found not guilty of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole and her brother Ron. There has been much debate and confusion about what really happened the night of those brutal murders and for the first time Kim gets answers to questions that have been haunting her since the trial. She sits down with prosecutors, investigators, and witnesses who never got to speak and jurors who voted not guilty. In this 10-part series, Kim takes you on a journey as she reclaims and reflects on the part of her life that was changed permanently.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 8.9K Ratings

Season 2 - Confronting: Columbine
The events of April 20th, 1999 shaped our nation and altered the American narrative. One of America’s deadliest school shootings took place in a small town in Colorado, leaving thirteen dead and another twenty-one severely injured. And it was all broadcast over national tv for the nation to see. 
The second season of Confronting takes on one of the most prolific tragedies in American history: the Columbine High School massacre. It was a devastating example of how easily a place of learning, familiarity and peace can descend into a war zone of chaos in a moment, the teenagers present that day are now adults who bear the mental and physical scars of the carnage they lived through. Amy Over, a Columbine survivor who is still living with its aftermath and raising her own children in its shadow, confronts many of the realities, questions and myths that surround the massacre to this day. Amy, through her own experience and by speaking with survivors, investigators, classmates, reporters on the scene and other important voices, brings a first-person account of the physical, emotional and spiritual journey that comes along with confronting the worst day of her life.

Season 1 - Confronting: O.J. Simpson
25 years after the crimes that ignited the "Trial of the Century" Kim Goldman, sister of murder victim Ron Goldman, is digging deep into the vicious crime that changed her life, and many others, forever. Thrust into the public eye at the age of 22, Kim was devastated when OJ Simpson was found not guilty of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole and her brother Ron. There has been much debate and confusion about what really happened the night of those brutal murders and for the first time Kim gets answers to questions that have been haunting her since the trial. She sits down with prosecutors, investigators, and witnesses who never got to speak and jurors who voted not guilty. In this 10-part series, Kim takes you on a journey as she reclaims and reflects on the part of her life that was changed permanently.

    Annihilation Game | 2

    Annihilation Game | 2

    How does a school lunch with friends outside end with paramedics dodging gunfire in an attempt to pull your paralyzed body out of a war zone? Sean Graves shares his encounter with the Columbine killers on “Judgment Day.” The idea that anyone would try to kill him, let alone two fellow students was such a foreign idea that Sean actually went towards the gunfire, thinking it had to be a senior prank or a game. Sean candidly shares his arduous journey from paralyzed gunshot victim to school safety professional when he and Amy Over meet face-to-face for the first time.

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    Rebel | 1

    Rebel | 1

    Amy Over shares her experience as a high school senior, enjoying lunch in the cafeteria at Columbine High school on April 20, 1999, when two classmates went on a mission to kill as many students and faculty as they could. The Columbine massacre remains forever etched into the minds of Americans as the ground zero for the day parents stopped assuming that school is a safe place for children. Our host recounts her life as a teenager before the shooting and after. Who did she lose that day and how did it change the direction of her life? And she explains why now is when she has decided to reflect on what happened to her and her community. Amy confronts the questions that have haunted her for two decades. 

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    Introducing Confronting: Columbine

    Introducing Confronting: Columbine

    Confronting: Columbine is hosted by Amy Over, a Columbine survivor who is still living with its aftermath and raising her own children in its shadow. Amy, through her own experience and by speaking with survivors, investigators, classmates, reporters on the scene and other important voices brings a first-person account of the physical, emotional and spiritual journey that comes along with being in the center of the Columbine massacre. Season 2 of Confronting launches on Wondery+ on April 20, 2021 and on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts on May 4, 2021. 

    • 3 min
    Bonus: Love and Grief

    Bonus: Love and Grief

    This bonus episode is a further conversation between Kim and David Kessler, an expert in grief who contributed to Episode 10.

    • 7 min
    Bonus: A Dialogue about Domestic Violence

    Bonus: A Dialogue about Domestic Violence

    In this bonus episode, Kim has a conversation about domestic violence with lawyer, author, and clinical therapist Robin Sax.

    • 7 min
    Love Must Be Witnessed

    Love Must Be Witnessed

    In the tenth episode of Confronting we focus on grief and reflection. The Goldmans have carried grief with them every day for the last 25 years and in this episode Kim talks to grief expert David Kessler. Kim shares with David how she’s dealt with the loss of her brother and how she has been able to move forward while still holding on to his memory. Together they discuss loss, healing and how grief looks different for all of us. Kim reflects with both Fred and Nancy on her journey and how Confronting has impacted her.  

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
8.9K Ratings

8.9K Ratings

Swfl iPhone ,

So powerful

I’ll never forget April 20, 1999. I lived in the area at the time and my work route took me past Clement Park at the time this tragedy occurred. The images of news trucks are so clear to me to this day. I recall at least one co-worker having a child at the school and the emails I got from others about what was happening including another co worker who was offsite at the time that lived near Columbine.

This brings a side to the horrible event that I never thought about and done in such a personal and powerful way. Thanks to Amy and Sean for their powerful stories that they shared in the first two episodes. That took a lot of courage on their part and continue to pray for their healing. Not all scars are visible. This podcast shows that.

2lemons ,

One

I had a very hard time listening to this. This podcast is about one persons very singular experience and trauma. That could be an interesting perspective if done well, but it’s told with such a narrow and self-centered point of view. What a horrible day for ME and let me tell you why it was so bad for only ME. I’m sure it was horrible, but that doesn’t make this a good/informative podcast on the subject. The recording sounds so contrived as if it’s being read from notes.

Side note: the “interviewer” or woman who randomly asks questions is so detached and rehearsed it’s uncomfortable. At one point she asks “so why DO you want to tell this story” and the subject says “I don’t want anyone to forget what happened here...”. We haven’t? I would argue that it’s the most iconic gun violence event in the country. I was only 7 when it happened and it’s the foundation of my understanding of gun violence and the US.

SunnyB101 ,

Season 1 is fascinating

Kim Goldman brings so much heart and grace and authenticity to revisiting this horrific case (the murder, the tabloid infested trial, and wrong verdict). Amazing that she sat at the heart of this, and can now be a true example of what healing can look like. As well as how compelling she is as an interviewer. I am so glad I never watched all the made for TV shows and waited to revisit this with Kim. Hope Season 2 delivers as well. Can’t imagine it won’t!

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