11 episodes

Dan Taberski and the team behind Missing Richard Simmons investigate COPS — the longest running reality show in TV history — and its cultural impact on policing in America. Our story begins with the footage of a routine arrest behind a church in Georgia...

Headlong: Running from COPS Topic

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 3K Ratings

Dan Taberski and the team behind Missing Richard Simmons investigate COPS — the longest running reality show in TV history — and its cultural impact on policing in America. Our story begins with the footage of a routine arrest behind a church in Georgia...

    Introducing: The Line

    Introducing: The Line

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    • 42 min
    Black Lives Matter and an Update

    Black Lives Matter and an Update

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    • 4 min
    Bonus Episode: Himalayan Salt Boy

    Bonus Episode: Himalayan Salt Boy

    One last story that shows how even the most innocuous police interactions, the ones COPS and Live PD air to get laughs, aren’t funny at all if you’re the one on TV.

    • 16 min
    6: That’s The Story

    6: That’s The Story

    We get our hands on raw, unedited footage of COPS and finally answer the question we've been asking throughout our 18-month investigation: How real is COPS?

    • 38 min
    5: The Worst Day Of Your Life

    5: The Worst Day Of Your Life

    How does it feel to be hunted for months by police officers and camera crews, both of whom seem hellbent on putting you on TV?

    • 40 min
    4: Mind Blown

    4: Mind Blown

    An ex-cop breaks down some of the most shocking arrests we’ve watched on COPS and tries to imagine why police departments would want that footage out in the world. Plus, the next generation of COPS is LivePD — six hours a week of policing aired live. What could possibly go wrong?

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3K Ratings

3K Ratings

amdch ,

Brilliant!

Dan is an AMAZING storyteller and I can’t get enough of his podcasts!

SamNoHam ,

This is a great show!

It really cracks open the truth of policing in America and shows how totally one sided shows like Cops are- this podcast is very humanizing and it’s value in honesty and transparency makes it one-of-a-kind!

ibtim2316 ,

Good one sided podcast lol

Waste of breath here.

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