Life of the Law

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A podcast featuring documentary stories and investigations of people’s relationship to the law. Take a listen.

We feature a new episode every other Tuesday morning on the Panoply Network of Podcasts (from Slate). Visit our website Life of the Law for more information about our project, our team and our live storytelling events. You can email us with story pitches, suggestions, and feedback at connect@lifeofthelaw.org

Series

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127 Pieces

A podcast offering documentary stories and investigations of people's relationship to the law.


Pieces

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In real life, the business of jury selection is a 400 million dollar industry. So in a world of high priced jury consultants what does a jury of ou...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2015
  • Length: 24:42
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The body of legendary Native American athlete Jim Thorpe rests in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania...but some members of his family say he should be dug up...

Bought by KPIK-LP and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 20, 2015
  • Length: 24:46
  • Purchases: 2
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We all know this feeling. You're driving. Maybe you're speeding. Maybe you don't think you're doing anything wrong. All of a sudden blue lights fla...

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  • Added: Oct 06, 2015
  • Length: 15:48
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: After Emily Baxter interviews someone about getting away with a crime, she takes a photo that reflects the person's character and story., Credit: Emily Baxter/weareallcriminals.com
Ever committed a crime? Were you caught? Arrested? Maybe not. Between a quarter and a third of all adults in America were caught and arrested. Now ...

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  • Added: Sep 22, 2015
  • Length: 14:44
  • Purchases: 2
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Laws that required cops to live in the cities they patrolled were common in the early 1900’s and still exist in the United States today. However, s...

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  • Added: Sep 09, 2015
  • Length: 28:08
  • Purchases: 1
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At disciplinary hearings in prison, inmates are not guaranteed the right to an attorney. In fact, they aren’t allowed to have one at all.

  • Added: Aug 03, 2015
  • Length: 21:22
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The law isn’t actually written in stone. It morphs and changes with the times. What happens when laws change all of a sudden and people find themse...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2015
  • Length: 19:32
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Bounty hunters are kind of like human bloodhounds. They’re dogged. They won’t stop until they get who they’re looking for. Frank Abramovitz is a bo...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2015
  • Length: 20:22
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When prisoners act out, they get put in solitary confinement-- the penal version of 'go to your room and think about what you've done.' But for the...

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  • Added: Jun 28, 2015
  • Length: 24:26
  • Purchases: 1
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Lee Harvey Oswald was murdered before he could stand trial for the assassination of JFK. But that hasn’t stopped people from trying to get him into...

Bought by PRX Remix, KPIK-LP, and WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: Jun 08, 2015
  • Length: 20:21
  • Purchases: 3