18 episodes

Vermont’s Commissioner of Public Safety and her college buddy, a writer/director/exec producer based in LA, unpack the double homicide that binds them, while distilling 35 years of law enforcement and criminal justice experience into nuggets of wisdom for the future.

The Hero Maker Podcast Jennifer Morrison & Andrea Shreeman

    • True Crime
    • 5.0 • 39 Ratings

Vermont’s Commissioner of Public Safety and her college buddy, a writer/director/exec producer based in LA, unpack the double homicide that binds them, while distilling 35 years of law enforcement and criminal justice experience into nuggets of wisdom for the future.

    Case Update #3 | Episode 16

    Case Update #3 | Episode 16

    Andrea and Jennifer review Hero Maker episodes 10-15.  In episodes 12 & 15 they spoke with two people instrumental in the adjudication process for east coast and west coast cases. Star Witness, Lisa shared intimate details of the attack she survived. Saly Fayez described how working Rachael and Warren's trials helped define her professional standards as a victim advocate. 

    This concludes Season 1 of The Hero Maker Podcast.

    The new season and new episodes return in April 2023. 

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    • 9 min
    Saly Fayez | Episode 15

    Saly Fayez | Episode 15

    Andrea and Jennifer sat down with Saly Fayez, MSW, LSW, the Director of the Victim Services Division at Fairfax County Police Department to find out what is in her secret sauce. Our hosts were privileged to also download more first-hand information about the judiciary process for their friends who were murdered in college. 

    Saly Fayez has been mentioned in more episodes than any other person for her exemplary work as a victim advocate during the Raver/Fulton trials in Fairfax County, Virginia. 



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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Jared Seide | Episode 14

    Jared Seide | Episode 14

    Andrea and Jen met with Jared Seide of the Center for Council. 
    Center for Council uses an age-old practice that involves bringing people together in a circle to bear witness and share authentically. Council brings their work to prison populations, schools, faith groups, first responders, and now through their P.O.W.E.R. program, to police departments.

    Much of this conversation is about the amazing results Jared and his team are seeing in the realm of officer wellness.
    For more information on the Center for Council, please visit:
    https://www.centerforcouncil.org

    To order a copy of the Where Compassion Begins book mentioned in this episode, please visit: https://www.centerforcouncil.org/order-a-copy.html

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    • 1 hr
    Rebekah Wilkins | Episode 13

    Rebekah Wilkins | Episode 13

    In this episode, Jennifer introduces Andrea to DNA/CODIS Administrator, Rebekah Wilkins from the Vermont Forensic Laboratory.

    Thank you Rebekah for a nerdy and fascinating conversation about the lifecycle, morality, and evolution of DNA detection and collection. 

    ***
    This episode includes sound editing contributions from @vickierosesampson.




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    • 54 min
    Star Witness | Episode 12

    Star Witness | Episode 12

    | CONTENT WARNING | Audiences may find some content in this episode harmful or disturbing due to the graphic nature of the violence and sexual assault discussed.


    Deepest gratitude to Lisa for sharing her experiences with Andrea and Jennifer. This remarkable woman not only survived one of Alfredo Prieto's attacks at the age of 17, but went on to testify against him in two separate trials, each of which landed him on death row. 

    Rachael and Warren's killer is one of only a handful of criminals to have been on death row in multiple states; in this case, California and Virginia. 

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    • 51 min
    Ronnell Higgins | Episode 11

    Ronnell Higgins | Episode 11

    In this episode Jennifer introduces Andrea to her longtime police pal, Ronnell Higgins, who currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Community Engagement for Yale University.

    This important conversation addresses many of today's campus safety concerns. 

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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

lungerk ,

Creative approach to story telling

The hosts are both smart, sensitive real people. This podcast is a creative was to tell a tragic story as well as learn something around what could be done differently or better. The hosts are obviously invested in this story and in making the world a better place.

274762 ,

You MUST listen!!

The premise of highlighting the hero’s who stepped up in tragic circumstances is so refreshing! The love and honor that they feel for their friends is palpable! Can’t wait for the next episode!!

802BTV ,

Fantastic!

Great listen, wonderful work by two very talented individuals. Looking forward to future episodes.

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