You might already know Brooke Gittings from her popular podcast Actual Innocence, which features interviews with people who have been wrongfully imprisoned, including high-profile subjects like Jason Baldwin and Amanda Knox. She's not a lawyer, but a social worker, who developed an interest in wrongful conviction cases in those heady days that followed the launch of Serial and Making a Murderer. Now she's emerged with another podcast in a by-now classic mode. In 1996, Richard Nicolas was convicted of killing his toddler daughter, and has been in prison ever since. But Richard's legal team doesn't think he did it, and at this stage neither does Brooke, who is independently producing this series with the support of Richard and his team (Richard himself is not totally sure how a podcast works, but he does know they can have, in his words, "power"; Adnan Syed is housed in his block). Brooke is an amateur in almost every aspect of this effort, so the quality of what she's produced here is impressive, as is her passion for her subject. We're one episode in, with more to come bi-weekly.
Gateway episodes: Ep 1 - A Story Worth Telling (24 Apr 2017)