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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Amateur sleuths armed with their own laptops, public information and a lot of spare time are working alone and in groups to crack criminal cases. S...

Bought by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, KVNF, and PRX Remix


  • Added: May 24, 2015
  • Length: 32:30
  • Purchases: 3
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The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that states can prohibit judges from openly asking for money to pay for their judicial campaigns. Life of the Law'...

  • Added: May 05, 2015
  • Length: 24:30
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Recreational pot has earned the state of Colorado $53 million dollars in tax revenue. All on a drug that, according to federal law is still illegal...

Bought by KVNF


  • Added: Apr 20, 2015
  • Length: 23:27
  • Purchases: 1
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Exotic dancers, on-call drivers and writers might have a different name for what they do -- freelancing, part-time work and independent contracting...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, KALW, KALW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 07, 2015
  • Length: 14:51
  • Purchases: 4
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A triple murder, a habitual liar on a stolen motorcycle, and a confession that doesn’t add up. Why would anyone confess to a crime they didn’t comm...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 24, 2015
  • Length: 31:23
  • Purchases: 1
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Pregnant with options. There’s the stroller, the crib and the adorable baby clothes. And, for more than 50,000 women each year birthing plans also ...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 17, 2015
  • Length: 14:17
  • Purchases: 1
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In the 1980's, the world's two largest diaper companies set out to destroy each other, in a patent battle known as the Diaper Wars. The court battl...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 10, 2015
  • Length: 17:55
  • Purchases: 1
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The internet is anonymous. Except for when it isn't. When someone wants to hurt you, they can find your address and other personal information and ...

Bought by KISU, XRAY.fm, and KPIK-LP


  • Added: Jan 27, 2015
  • Length: 17:03
  • Purchases: 3
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Freedom of speech is a right guaranteed in the first amendment of the constitution. One exception to the rule is obscenity. But determining what is...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2015
  • Length: 16:05
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Hosted by Al Letson, this is a special hour from Life of the Law. We look back over some of our favorite stories from the year: the ones that left...

Bought by KOSU and XRAY.fm


  • Added: Jan 05, 2015
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 2