20 episodes

Gray Area tells true stories of people who are dealing with this whole thing we call justice, people who are trying to get beyond labels of right and wrong or good and evil to get to something bigger – redemption.

We make documentaries for your ears.

Gray Area Julie Reynolds Martinez

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

Gray Area tells true stories of people who are dealing with this whole thing we call justice, people who are trying to get beyond labels of right and wrong or good and evil to get to something bigger – redemption.

We make documentaries for your ears.

    ELDERS | Episode 1 Uncle John

    ELDERS | Episode 1 Uncle John

    This is the story of John Spence, a Gros Ventre/Sioux elder who uses equine therapy to heal Native youth. Made in collaboration with The Imprint, Uncle John is part of the multimedia project Healing the Children of Horse Nations and was co-produced by Nancy Marie Spears. See grayareapodcast.com for detailed show notes and links.
    ELDERS | Episode 1 Uncle John was first posted on April 2, 2024 at 10:45 pm.©2017 "Voices of Monterey Bay". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at julie@voicesofmontereybay.org

    • 59 min
    ELDERS | Episode 0 Trailer

    ELDERS | Episode 0 Trailer

    Season 3 is on the way!
    Here’s the trailer for Gray Area Podcast, Season 3: ELDERS, including a sneak preview of Episode 1, Uncle John.
    Premiers April 3, 2024. Uncle John is produced by Julie Reynolds, Nancy Marie Spears and Mara J. Reynolds, published in partnership with The Imprint and Voices of Monterey Bay.
    More details, plus all our previous episodes, show notes and newsletter signup are on our website, GrayAreaPodcast.com.
    ELDERS | Episode 0 Trailer was first posted on March 22, 2024 at 4:43 pm.©2017 "Voices of Monterey Bay". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at julie@voicesofmontereybay.org

    • 3 min
    AFTER LIFE | Episode 10 Full Circle

    AFTER LIFE | Episode 10 Full Circle

    In our final episode, Gilbert settles into a new home while he continues to work on solutions to violence and injustice. Then, just as he gets comfortable with his new normal, he ends up in a place he thought he’d left for good.
    Produced by Julie Reynolds Martinez, Mara J. Reynolds and Gilbert Bao. For detailed show notes, visit grayarepodcast.com.
    AFTER LIFE | Episode 10 Full Circle was first posted on January 2, 2023 at 8:09 pm.©2017 "Voices of Monterey Bay". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at julie@voicesofmontereybay.org

    • 43 min
    AFTER LIFE | Episode 9 Lockdown

    AFTER LIFE | Episode 9 Lockdown

    It’s 2020. Just as Gilbert is adjusting to his new world outside prison, that world shuts down. Gilbert goes online during a year of joy and sorrow, until he and Marlena take to the streets to honor Manny. Soon, there’s a new development in the case of the deputy who killed him.
    Produced by Julie Reynolds Martinez, Mara J. Reynolds and Gilbert Bao. For detailed show notes, visit grayarepodcast.com.
    AFTER LIFE | Episode 9 Lockdown was first posted on December 27, 2022 at 3:37 pm.©2017 "Voices of Monterey Bay". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at julie@voicesofmontereybay.org

    • 36 min
    AFTER LIFE | Episode 8 A New World

    AFTER LIFE | Episode 8 A New World

    Free at last, Gilbert has to find his way through a world that’s changed dramatically over the 21 years he’s been in prison. Though he feels joy reuniting with loved ones, he also panics over the littlest things. Yet he sees this new world in ways the rest of us might take for granted.
    Produced by Julie Reynolds Martinez, Mara J. Reynolds and Gilbert Bao. For detailed show notes, visit grayarepodcast.com.
    AFTER LIFE | Episode 8 A New World was first posted on December 21, 2022 at 1:24 pm.©2017 "Voices of Monterey Bay". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at julie@voicesofmontereybay.org

    • 43 min
    AFTER LIFE | Episode 7 Freedom Calls

    AFTER LIFE | Episode 7 Freedom Calls

    California lawmakers start paying attention to what neuroscientists are saying about the adolescent brain. Changes in the law now mean Gilbert suddenly has a chance for parole — years before he thought he would.
    Produced by Julie Reynolds Martinez, Mara J. Reynolds and Gilbert Bao. For detailed show notes, visit grayarepodcast.com.
    AFTER LIFE | Episode 7 Freedom Calls was first posted on December 15, 2022 at 11:38 am.©2017 "Voices of Monterey Bay". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at julie@voicesofmontereybay.org

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

cavetownmichael ,

I have a lot of catching up to do!

I just found out about this podcast today, and listened to season one episode one and two back to back. Amazing work! I love so many things about this podcast. The pacing, the editing, and the host is wonderful with interviews and narration. I’m looking forward to all the catching up. I have to do.

Suki424 ,

Stellar

Two episodes in and this podcast is at the top of my queue. Both episodes explore the complexity of criminal acts and what follows. Both reveal the humanity inherent in all--even perpetrators of heinous crimes. Julie is a masterful interviewer- we either feel as though we're in the room with her or forget she's there as she sits back and lets her guests tell their stories. At the end of both episodes, my mind was more open, my heart softer. I'm happy that there are people thoughtfully guiding us through our own questions about the area in-between. PS Someone needs to find George B so he can edit his spot-on review. Spot-on but for the the fact that "Excellent" is 5 stars, not one. George! Where are you? Come back and fix this!!! :D

jenkazpos ,

Important perspectives

Great podcast if you want to hear different perspectives about our prison system including some uplifting stories of personal transformation.

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