Divided We Stand: Podcasts and Justice

In the past several years, there has been an explosion of true crime and wrongful conviction podcasts, with the genre frequently topping the iTunes podcast charts and going into TV adaptation.

The transformative effect of true crime podcasting is one of its most interesting elements, and the highest quality series often cover stories requiring answers, exploring wrongful convictions, or examining a perceived absence of justice.

Hosts of notable true crime podcasts will discuss topics like the genre’s potential for criminal justice reform; the difference between gathering content for audio journalism versus written journalism; the ethics of reporting for “entertainment”; pros and cons of serialized reportage in the 21st Century, and what the future might hold for podcasting and social justice.

Divided We Stand is a series of public discussions examining critical but contentious issues affecting Americans locally and nationally, bringing audiences together with prominent intellectuals, activists, organizers, writers, journalists and academics working on the frontline of challenging political issues.

This series is supported by funding from Humanities New York through the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this series do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.











When: Wed., May 8, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby St.
212-966-0466
Price: $6
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In the past several years, there has been an explosion of true crime and wrongful conviction podcasts, with the genre frequently topping the iTunes podcast charts and going into TV adaptation.

The transformative effect of true crime podcasting is one of its most interesting elements, and the highest quality series often cover stories requiring answers, exploring wrongful convictions, or examining a perceived absence of justice.

Hosts of notable true crime podcasts will discuss topics like the genre’s potential for criminal justice reform; the difference between gathering content for audio journalism versus written journalism; the ethics of reporting for “entertainment”; pros and cons of serialized reportage in the 21st Century, and what the future might hold for podcasting and social justice.

Divided We Stand is a series of public discussions examining critical but contentious issues affecting Americans locally and nationally, bringing audiences together with prominent intellectuals, activists, organizers, writers, journalists and academics working on the frontline of challenging political issues.

This series is supported by funding from Humanities New York through the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this series do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Buy tickets/get more info now