31 episodes

Reporter Madeleine Baran examines the case of Curtis Flowers, who has been tried six times for the same crime. For 21 years, Flowers has maintained his innocence. He's won appeal after appeal, but every time, the prosecutor just tries the case again. In the Dark is an investigative podcast from APM Reports. Season One focused on the abduction of Jacob Wetterling.

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Reporter Madeleine Baran examines the case of Curtis Flowers, who has been tried six times for the same crime. For 21 years, Flowers has maintained his innocence. He's won appeal after appeal, but every time, the prosecutor just tries the case again. In the Dark is an investigative podcast from APM Reports. Season One focused on the abduction of Jacob Wetterling.

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4.6 out of 5
16.4K Ratings

16.4K Ratings

firstborn ,

A Podcast so good it helped decide a US Supreme Court case

The info about jury selection and jury strikes was used by Curtis Flowers’ attorneys and helped sway Justices Alito and Kavanaugh along with Chief Justice Roberts. That is AMAZING WORK!

In the episode giving the bio of Prosecutor Doug Evans, they mention that he spoke once to the Council of Concerned Citizens and noted they believe in the separation of the races. I did a bit of research. The CoCC is designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The CoCC is aligned with the American Freedom Party and hosting a conference June 28-30 2019 where David Duke is a speaker.

When a white supremacist talks about a group of white supremacists having “a lot of good people,” it can sound innocent because, to a white supremacist, other white supremacists are “good people.”

Winona MS and Montgomery County have a history of lynchings, two civil rights protesters being arrested under false pretenses, and being beaten nearly to death while in prison. There was an assassination attempt on MLK Jr

Spoiler here - After the fifth trial, the lone juror who voted not guilty, and hung the jury, the judge berated that juror in open court. That juror is black. The judge had the juror arrested and referred the case to the grand jury for perjury charges. The charges were brought by Doug Evans. The juror was accused of lying during jury selection when he denied knowing anything about the case. HE WAS NEVER ASKED IF HE KNEW ANYTHING ABOUT THE CASE!!!!! Doug Evans gave the case to the Mississippi state AG who eventually dismissed it.

The black man who voted not guilty was thrown in jail and charged with perjury in a clear abuse of process.

The host does thorough research and quietly outlines the facts and just keeps hitting home runs. Amazing.

Happygoddess ,

Blows. Me Away

Just binge listened to the second season after hearing that the Supreme Court has made a ruling on the case in Mississippi.
Great information, loved the interviews from people who were involved in the case. This is certainly a story about how our justice system has really failed.
I will listen to every episode from now on. I’m hooked!!

Lkroche ,

Favorite podcast

In The Dark is a fantastic podcast. It’s incredibly well researched and factual. It’s not over-produced or dramatic like so many other investigative crime podcasts that seem to be for entertainment only. It is clear that Madeline and the other In The Dark staff are interested in finding the facts and telling the stories of people who can’t speak for themselves. Season one is good, season two is amazing. I have learned so much much about the criminal (in)justice system and all its complexities.

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