This four-episode podcast series explores the death of David Shick on the campus of Georgetown University in 2000. Through conversations with his family and friends, David’s beloved personality is showcased, as well as the hole his passing has caused. Also, the series focuses on the University’s handling of the situation, taking you into the police investigation and subsequent legal aspects of this case that is seldom discussed.
Episode 1: Memory and Narrative
The memory of David Shick on Georgetown University's campus has severely dwindled over the years. In this first episode, hear about who David was and how his passing changed campus culture from the people who knew him best.
Episode 2: That Night
What happened to David Shick in the early morning hours of Friday, February 18, 2000? Who was involved in the altercation, where did it occur, and what led to and followed from it? Hear from David's friends and family, including someone at the scene and in the hospital, to uncover the truth behind the tale.
Episode 3: Living On and Legacy, Part I
What happened in the aftermath of David Shick's death? How did Georgetown internally deal with the situation? In what ways did David's passing change the way in which colleges and universities today deal with similar situations? Hear from policy and legal experts in the series' penultimate episode.
Episode 4: Living On and Legacy, Part II
In the series finale, hear more about how David's case was handled by the University and how it inspired a change in national legislation. Also hear once more from all of David's family and friends who were gracious enough to be featured on this podcast, as well as the hosts' hopes for the project ahead of Georgetown Day 2023.
Who was David Shick? What happened to him in the altercation that resulted in his death on the campus of Georgetown University in February 2000? Join us for our four-part podcast, Hidden Truth: The Death and Legacy of David Shick, to hear interviews with David's family, friends, and University employees to uncover the truth and hear about the huge hole he left in the hearts of his loved ones. The first episode premiers Monday 4/24/23, and every day until the finale on Thursday 4/27/23.
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