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 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 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
    Coronavirus in the Delta E2: Parchman

    Coronavirus in the Delta E2: Parchman

    How do you self-isolate when your home is a single room that you share with 107 men? That's what inmates at Mississippi's infamous Parchman prison have been wondering for six weeks. Support journalism with a donation to In the Dark.

    • 30 min
    Coronavirus in the Delta E1: Greenville

    Coronavirus in the Delta E1: Greenville

    A storm hits Greenville just in time for Easter. Two pastors and a mayor clash over how to do church during a pandemic. Support journalism with a donation to In the Dark.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
24.1K Ratings

24.1K Ratings

Jo[s]e ,

Amazing Podcast

Such an interesting podcast. So happy there are people out here investigating the systems that are supposed to be investigating. Much needed work. Thank you for this.

MommaBird218 ,

Too focused on Liberal vs Conservative

Narrator was clearly hoping “conservative” Supreme Court justices would vote against Curtis. It’s like she was just hoping to be able to say, “See, they are racist!” Reluctantly she had to admit that they were just and honest in their decision. You could hear the disappointment in her voice when she had to actually compliment so called “conservative” justices.

gry67 ,

OMG the Bleeding Hearts for Sex Offenders 🤮

Seriously this is sick and ridiculous: the poor sex offender says, "it's so unfair.... something I did ten years ago will haunt me for the rest of my life."
(And this is said with no irony!)

UMMMMM, you don't think those who are the VICTIMS of sexual assault will be 'haunted for the rest' of thier lives??!!!

Yes, make the punishments so severe that people will perhaps think twice before abusing childen. Just gross. If the current laws aren't making child abduction and abuse less appealing, perhaps let's look at other ways to do that instead of lightening potential consequences.
(And, if you'd like a snapshot inside the mind of a "poor sex offender", I would recommend you listen to the podcast Hunting Warhead and try not to be sick at the complete lack of any remorse by child rapist Benjamin Faulkner).

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