6 episodes

It’s a cruel sociological experiment. Lock up a 13-year-old boy for a murder that he swore he didn’t commit. Release him as a 30-year-old man. Then, give him $25 million. New from WBEZ Chicago, Motive is a true crime podcast hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Frank Main, with original reporting from the Chicago Sun-Times.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.7, 153 Ratings

It’s a cruel sociological experiment. Lock up a 13-year-old boy for a murder that he swore he didn’t commit. Release him as a 30-year-old man. Then, give him $25 million. New from WBEZ Chicago, Motive is a true crime podcast hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Frank Main, with original reporting from the Chicago Sun-Times.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
153 Ratings

153 Ratings

bionicgram_on_IG ,

Very well done

This podcast really digs deep into the story. For me it took a few episodes to really start enjoying it. I think these investigative podcasts need to release a few episodes to get us hooked. Then and only then we might start subscribing to secondary outfits like Stitcher, Wondery etc. we need a few to get into it. Then I might pay the money. What do you think?

MftMfb ,

Motive

Frank Main has taken his superb crime reporting skills and transferred them to a podcast that is riveting. His conversations and details provided by family, law enforcement, lawyers and former gang members keep the podcast fresh and suspenseful.

lyradragon ,

More please

Season 2?? Episode 5 kinda left us hangin!

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