How did 9/11 the day become 9/11 the idea? That question drives award-winning host Dan Taberski (Missing Richard Simmons, Running From COPS, The Line) to shift his focus to what happened on 9/12, and every day after that. 9/12 is a poignant, surprising, and surprisingly funny seven episode series about people who wake up on 9/12 having to navigate a new, radically altered world. A teenager gets caught up in an out-of-control conspiracy theory that he helped start. A Pakistani business owner finds hundreds of his Brooklyn neighbors are disappearing. Joke-writers at The Onion must figure out just how soon is “too soon”? 9/12 asks what it all means. We know what happened on 9/11. But what happened on 9/12 to alter our memory and our perspective forever?
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May 23, 1984. Gulfport, Florida. Karen Gregory had just moved in with her boyfriend, David Mackey, days before he was to leave on a business trip to Rhode Island. While he was away, someone entered their home and raped and murdered Karen. Police detectives came up with three separate suspects during their investigation and did their best to go through the evidence and question them to find Karen’s killer. Was it her friend? Her boyfriend? Or the neighbor? Join us as we discuss a case involving great police work and a killer in plain sight.
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June 12, 2016. Orlando, Florida. A gunman walked into Pulse, a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, near closing time and began shooting. Forty-nine people lost their lives and many others were wounded. Join us as we discuss Pulse, the victims and survivors, as well as our opinions on what Omar Mateen’s actual motivation could have been for the shooting itself.
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A big Halloween party at an apartment complex in Redmond, Washington. Themed rooms and costumed partygoers. But by the end of the party, one of the hosts is dead. The police look to the partiers as the prime suspects: was it the guy in the devil mask, the bank robber, the construction worker? As investigators comb through forensic evidence, witness testimony, DNA, and even consult with a psychic, they zero in on one suspect in particular. But for what reason? Host and reporter Matthew Shaer (Over My Dead Body) returns to the scene of the crime, speaks with everyone about a night that still haunts them years later. It’s a series about race and policing, mislaid justice, cutting-edge science, and the kinds of weighty choices that cops and prosecutors make every day — choices that, once made, are difficult to reverse.
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June 1st, 1998. Slide Mountain, Nevada. Peter Bergna and his wife Rinette were involved in a deadly accident on Slide Mountain, near Reno, Nevada. The truck they were traveling in fell 800 feet down the mountain, killing Rinette upon impact. Miraculously, Peter survived, somehow managing to jump out the driver’s side window. Immediately crash site investigators noticed that the evidence didn’t match Peter’s story, leading to a criminal investigation and Peter’s conviction for first-degree murder. Did Peter intentionally crash to kill his wife when he grew unhappy with the marriage, or was it a tragic accident that led to a wrongful conviction?
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June 30, 2003. Dalkeith in Midlothian, Scotland. A 14 year old girl named Jodi Jones is murdered after she leaves her house to visit her boyfriend, Luke Mitchell. That, combined with his discovery of her body behind a stone wall, had detectives focusing on him as the suspect for the crime. But was Luke Mitchell Jodi’s killer? Join us as we discuss a case reminiscent of the West Memphis 3 case.
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Paolo is a smart and handsome surgeon, renowned for his ability to perform surgeries that transform his patients’ lives. When television producer Benita covers him for a story, he’ll transform her life too, but not in the ways she expects. As Benita crosses professional lines to be with him, she learns how far Paolo will go to protect his secrets. And halfway around the world, four doctors at a prestigious medical institute make shocking discoveries of their own that call everything into question. From Wondery comes Season Three of the hit podcast, Dr. Death. MIRACLE MAN tells the story of a globe-trotting surgeon who seduces the medical world, and sweeps one woman off her feet. Hosted by Laura Beil.
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September 12, 2019. Asheboro, North Carolina. On the afternoon of September 12, 2019, 33-year-old Brandon Embry was discovered naked and unresponsive in a pool of his own blood and water on the bedroom floor of his apartment in Asheboro, North Carolina. He died from his injuries less than 24 hours later. Although his entire apartment was smashed up and turned upside down, and despite multiple blunt and sharp force injuries and bruising to his body, his cause of death is listed as pneumonia.
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The Generation Why Podcast released its first episode in 2012 and pioneered the true crime genre in the podcasting world. Two friends, Aaron & Justin, break down theories and give their opinions on unsolved murders, controversies, mysteries and conspiracies.
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