14 episodes

A triple murder. 40 hours of tape recordings. Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter. Bob Dylan wrote a song about him. Hollywood made a movie. This is the full story.

The Hurricane Tapes BBC

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    • 4.7 • 205 Ratings

A triple murder. 40 hours of tape recordings. Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter. Bob Dylan wrote a song about him. Hollywood made a movie. This is the full story.

    Ep 13. Black Angel

    Ep 13. Black Angel

    "I know who doesn’t belong in prison. I am an angel. The Black Angel" Plus a final account of Carter from someone who has never told her truth about her father #HurricaneTapes

    • 53 min
    Ep 12. Stinkin’ New Jersey

    Ep 12. Stinkin’ New Jersey

    John Artis on who he blames and Jonny Carter reveals who he thinks did it #hurricanetapes

    • 39 min
    Ep 11. Joining the dots

    Ep 11. Joining the dots

    Names are named, alibis crumble, as we reveal the details of a never before seen investigation into the case #HurricaneTapes

    • 36 min
    Ep 10. Nineteen pages

    Ep 10. Nineteen pages

    "Nobody wanted my findings to come out". An investigator’s alternative theory, ignored… until now. #HurricaneTapes

    • 43 min
    Ep 9. Take it to the judge

    Ep 9. Take it to the judge

    "Racism rather than reason." Judge Sarokin, the man who had the final say in the State of New Jersey v Rubin Carter and John Artis. #HurricaneTapes

    • 43 min
    Ep 8. Boy wonder

    Ep 8. Boy wonder

    How Lazarus and a Canadian 'army' took Carter from deep despair to the brink of freedom. #HurricaneTapes

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
205 Ratings

205 Ratings

Making A Podcaster ,

A Crime Swept Away By A Hurricane

No matter how you come away from this podcast believing or understanding as the truth of this story, Steve Crossman, a British sports journalist, does a wicked job off re-investing the triple murder homicide from June 1966 in Paterson, NJ where Rubin “Hurricane” Carter and 19-year old, John Artis, are convicted (twice). After a writ of habeas corpus, Carter is released by a Federal Judge after serving nearly 20 years for triple life sentences. The investigation is in-depth and includes never before heard audio cassette tapes of Carter, the investigation detective, witnesses and more which will leave you mesmerized! If you enjoy true crime and learning more about the racial inequalities during the 1960s, this series will captivate you! The song, the movie and the books are back on my radar! #EyeOfTheHurricane 👁

deek12367 ,

Outstanding journalism and documentary

I was in college when the Bob Dylan song Hurricane came out and it was one of wmy favorites. I never new what happened after that. Now i have a good idea. Thank you. The story is unfortunately very relevant to the social injustice that is still prevalent. Sadly nothing has changed in 50 years.

A_short8 ,

Captivating

The story was new to me; maybe it’s my lack of culture or my age (36). Regardless the podcast was captivating and the message is not nebulous. It speaks of endurance and resilience. Glad I came across this podcast.

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