7 episodes

Media Circus takes an inside look at private tragedy in the public eye, and explores how the media got it right, got it wrong, and got in the way. In each episode, Victim Advocate and Author Kim Goldman gives us a fresh, behind-the-scenes look into high profile crimes you think you know, told by the victims and their families who were thrust into the spotlight in their most vulnerable moments. Media Circus connects you with the real people beyond the media coverage to share their stories -- in their own words, on their own terms.

Media Circus with Kim Goldman Kast Media | Kim Goldman

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 131 Ratings

Media Circus takes an inside look at private tragedy in the public eye, and explores how the media got it right, got it wrong, and got in the way. In each episode, Victim Advocate and Author Kim Goldman gives us a fresh, behind-the-scenes look into high profile crimes you think you know, told by the victims and their families who were thrust into the spotlight in their most vulnerable moments. Media Circus connects you with the real people beyond the media coverage to share their stories -- in their own words, on their own terms.

    Double Murder in Delphi with Kelsi German

    Double Murder in Delphi with Kelsi German

    Kelsi was 17 when she drove her sister Libby German and her friend Abby Williams to a local hiking trail. She never saw them again. The next day, Delphi, Indiana residents made an awful discovery. Their two bodies were found, turning the small Indiana town upside down. 

    Follow Kelsi on Twitter.

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    • 41 min
    Overcoming Jeffrey Epstein with Kiki Doe

    Overcoming Jeffrey Epstein with Kiki Doe

    Kiki Doe was living on her own in Manhattan in 2004 when a stranger approached her at the coffee shop where she worked with an interesting proposition. But what Kiki didn’t realize is that this young woman who would become a friend, was actually part of a sophisticated network that would ultimately uncover child prostitution, sex trafficking and the sexual assault of countless young victims, all who’ve suffered at the hands of Jeffrey Epstein and his co-conspirator, Ghislaine Maxwell. 

    Links & Resources

    Dr. Janice Stevenson

    Lisa Bloom


    National Sexual Assault Hotline (Available 24 hours) 1-800-656-4673

    Turn Around TurnAround's mission is to educate, empower and advocate for all people impacted by intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking.

    The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)

    Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network

    RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual-assault organization and a national leader in online crisis intervention services. All services are free, confidential and available 24/7.

    Joyful Heart Foundation

    The mission of the Joyful Heart Foundation is to transform society's response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, support survivors' healing, and end this violence forever.

    VictimConnect Resource Center

    The VictimConnect Resource Center provides a place for crime victims to access information about their rights and options, resources, and referrals. In addition to web-based resources, a traditional telephone-based helpline and online chat are available.

    8.55.4.VICTIM (855.484.2846)

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    • 43 min
    Murder in Italy with Amanda Knox

    Murder in Italy with Amanda Knox

    The following episode contains material that may be harmful or traumatizing to some audiences, including discussion of sexual assault and murder. Listener discretion is advised.

    Amanda Knox was a 20-year-old American college student who had moved to Perugia, Italy in September 2007 for a study abroad program. Just five weeks later, one of her three roommates, British exchange student Meredith Kercher, was found murdered. What happened next would cause a media firestorm and land Amanda in prison for a crime she did not commit, her fate in the hands of the unpredictable Italian court system over the next several years,

    Follow Amanda on Twitter and Instagram. 

    Links:

    For Amanda's podcast and other projects, visit KnoxRobinson.com.

    Innocence Project
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    • 50 min
    Hate Crime in Laramie with Judy Shepard

    Hate Crime in Laramie with Judy Shepard

    The following episode contains graphic depiction of a violent hate crime and may be harmful or traumatizing to some audiences. Listener discretion is advised. 

    Matthew Shepard was a 21-year-old, openly gay college student at the University of Wyoming when he met two young men in a bar. What happened next would become one of the most notorious anti-gay hate crimes in American history. Host Kim Goldman talks with Matthew's mother, Judy Shepard, who shares her family's traumatic story, the media's shocking behavior throughout their experience, and the incredible work she's been able to do through the Matthew Shepard Foundation. 

    Follow Judy on Twitter and Instagram.




    Links: 

    PFLAG

    GLAAD

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    • 34 min
    School Shooting in Parkland with Fred Guttenberg

    School Shooting in Parkland with Fred Guttenberg

    The following episode contains graphic depiction of gun violence, including sounds of gunshots and may be harmful or traumatizing to some audiences. Listener discretion is advised.

    Fred Guttenberg's daughter Jaime, a freshman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was murdered when a 19-year-old former student entered and opened fire on students and staff, killing 17, wounding another 17.

    Since that February day in 2018, and in memory of his daughter Jaime and for all victims of gun violence, Fred has used his voice to advocate for gun safety legislation. In this very first episode of Media Circus, host Kim Goldman talks with Fred about his personal experience, trauma, grief, resiliency and healing.

    Follow Fred on Twitter @fred_guttenberg

    Links: 

    Orange Ribbons for Jaime

    Find the Helpers

    NoNotoriety.com

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    • 47 min
    Trial of the Century with Kim Goldman

    Trial of the Century with Kim Goldman

    Each episode of Media Circus will take an in-depth look at cases that rattled the world. Stories will include parent advocates like Judy Shepard, mother of Matthew Shepard, who was a victim of one of the biggest hate crimes of our time, and Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter was killed in the Parkland school shooting. You’ll also hear directly from victims like Kiki Doe, one of the many whose lives were forever changed by sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, and Gina DeJesus, an Ohio girl who, at the age of 14-years-old, was kidnapped and held prisoner for 9 years, along with two other girls, before being rescued.

    In this first episode, Kim Goldman, host, Victim Advocate and sister of Ron Goldman, who was murdered alongside Nicole Brown Simpson, shares her own personal story of loss, resilience, and purpose. Kim shares why creating this podcast and helping victims to tell their own stories is her personal mission. 

    Follow Kim Goldman on Twitter, Instagram and her website kimberlygoldman.com
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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

MaverickAbundance ,

Thank You Kim

I appreciate your vulnerability and sharing the truth as much as you can in this format.

I remember where I was, what I was wearing
the furniture I was sitting on and TV I was watching when I heard what happened, the Bronco chase and then the verdict.

I was devastated and cried. Not for me, but for you, your family and especially for Ron and Nicole.

For me I remember so many details and emotions. I can’t even begin to imagine what you and your family experienced.

I support you and I’m proud of you Kim! You could have gone any direction with the pain and trauma you experienced.

You are beautiful and an inspiration!

Love your strength
Misha

Coryhart ,

Gripping stories

Authentic and moving.

jlkid11 ,

5 stars

I love Kim’s idea/concept to tell the other side of these stories. Very well done and I look forward to new episodes each week.

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