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
23.8K Ratings

23.8K Ratings

Enigma Force Five ,

Deserves Praise

How many podcasts can you say saved a man's life? This one did. Heroic reporting on display here.

ssambois ,

This is super thorough, Mad Respect 👍🏾

I’ve been binge listening to this sad story on season 2 and I can’t help but listen to this season all over again. I am even taking notes, mind you, this is a rarity for me.

I am deeply grateful for how you guys dig super deep to gather information to make sense of the gunk that accumulated over time. Keep up the good work. Those who are trying to cover their tracks year after year, while convicting the same man, somehow failed to look into different suspects after all this time. This is one of millions of examples that should be and should continue to be exposed. I love it.

As soon as I can, I will donate regularly.

carlsss13 ,

Too biased

Season one was pretty good towards the beginning, very interesting case but the host is WAY too biased. Just report the facts? Don’t even begin to watch season 2 all she does is talk about black vs white as if we don’t already hear way too much about that in today’s society. If you’re reporting on a case keep your own opinions out of it. Clearly anti police which is very sad. Goodluck to her

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