43 episodes

Serial investigative journalism from APM Reports, with host Madeleine Baran and a team of reporters. Season 1 looked at the abduction of Jacob Wetterling in rural Minnesota and the accountability of sheriffs in solving crime. Season 2 examined the case of Curtis Flowers, who was tried six times for the same crime. Also, a special report on Covid-19 in the Mississippi Delta.

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Serial investigative journalism from APM Reports, with host Madeleine Baran and a team of reporters. Season 1 looked at the abduction of Jacob Wetterling in rural Minnesota and the accountability of sheriffs in solving crime. Season 2 examined the case of Curtis Flowers, who was tried six times for the same crime. Also, a special report on Covid-19 in the Mississippi Delta.

    S2 E20: Curtis Flowers

    S2 E20: Curtis Flowers

    During three years investigating the Curtis Flowers case, we’d talked to nearly everyone involved: lawyers, witnesses, jurors, family members, investigators, politicians, and many, many people around town. But there was one person we hadn’t yet interviewed — Curtis Flowers. That is, until one day in early October, a few weeks after he’d been cleared of all charges. For the final episode of Season 2, we at long last talk to the man at the center of it all.


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    S2 E19: Freedom

    S2 E19: Freedom

    After 24 years, the case against Curtis Flowers is finally over. Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch asks the judge to dismiss the charges against Flowers for lack of evidence. Flowers is released from house arrest and free – truly free – at last.


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    • 17 min
    Coronavirus in the Delta E6: Delta State

    Coronavirus in the Delta E6: Delta State

    College football is practically a religion in Mississippi. And for the players, it's life. As Covid-19 upended their world, the teammates at Delta State struggled to find structure and support for an off-season like no other. Support journalism with a donation to In the Dark.

    • 29 min
    Coronavirus in the Delta E5: Geno

    Coronavirus in the Delta E5: Geno

    As the coronavirus swept into the Mississippi Delta, a judge in the small city of Indianola decided to release every inmate she had in jail. That is, every inmate except one. Support journalism with a donation to In the Dark.

    • 32 min
    Coronavirus in the Delta E4: Watermelon Slim

    Coronavirus in the Delta E4: Watermelon Slim

    In the middle of a pandemic, with so many people suffering alone, it seemed an appropriate time to hear from a Delta blues singer. Enter Watermelon Slim. Support journalism with a donation to In the Dark.

    • 20 min
    Coronavirus in the Delta E3: The Hospital

    Coronavirus in the Delta E3: The Hospital

    The doctors and nurses at Greenwood Leflore Hospital brace for the pandemic, cordoning off their ICU and preparing for an influx of patients. Then the virus strikes one of their own. Support journalism with a donation to In the Dark.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
24.2K Ratings

24.2K Ratings

KC_Frequency ,

Telling incredibly important stories

I am SO SO SO glad this podcast picked up Curtis Flowers’ case and helped bring him justice. Too too many black bodies are incarcerated for no reason other than white people look to them to blame simply *because* they are black. This podcast is so well made, well produced, good music, EXCELLENT reporting and just all around quality content. Both seasons are super interesting and the effect of their work had real world results. So impressed with their team. Keep up the good work!!

Hannahhighthere ,

Best investigative podcast out there

Firstly, sorry the nut job, racist, republicans got to the reviews. This podcast is 100% one of the best investigative podcasts to date. I followed season two as it all unfolded and I’m happy to see your podcast led to so justice.

stanandsamsweet ,

Great reporting

One of the best true crime podcasts for sure. Well done.

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