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Conversations about crime and justice narrative in all its forms. We will interview audio-visual and literary storytellers about how and why they create crime and trial stories. We will also speak with criminal justice experts about how they present compelling narratives for criminal cases and for public policy initiatives to jurors, judges, legislators and the general public. Hosted by Crime Story Publisher/Editor Kary Antholis
 
The story of billionaire Robert Durst and his possible involvement in the deaths of three people became world-famous because of the popular HBO series, The Jinx. Hear the story of the Durst trial for the murder of Susan Berman as it happens, with unique access to evidence and testimony from pre-trial proceedings, courtroom recaps, expert commentary, witness testimony and interviews with individuals who have special knowledge related to the homicide trial. This groundbreaking real-time true c ...
 
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In this episode, The Interview, host Kary Antholis and co-host Brittany Bookbinder examine the very first meeting of Robert Durst and Deputy DA John Lewin: A wide-ranging, Mirandized interview in the New Orleans Parish Prison in March 2015. Over several hours, Deputy DA Lewin interviewed Robert Durst about his favorite subject: Robert Durst. Kary a…
 
In this episode, Loyalty in the World of Robert Durst, host Kary Antholis and co-host Brittany Bookbinder explore the expectations and limits of loyalty in the world of Robert Durst. Kary and Brittany are joined by Charles V. Bagli, who is covering the trial for The New York Times and CrimeStory.com, to discuss what can be learned from the testimon…
 
This special breaking news edition of Jury Duty discusses the Thursday, July 29, hearing during which Robert Durst's defense team presented the testimony of Dr. Keith Klein in support of their motion for a mistrial based on Durst’s declining health. Host Kary Antholis and co-host Brittany Bookbinder examine the factual basis for the claims made in …
 
In this episode, Self-Incriminating Breadcrumbs, host Kary Antholis and co-host Brittany Bookbinder examine the public statements Robert Durst has made about his actions that have become evidence in his murder trial and trace how the prosecution is setting the stage to confront Durst with them when he takes the stand. They are later joined by Charl…
 
In this special installment of our series Robert Durst In His Own Words, we dive into Durst's time in Northern California. Durst's statements about his experience in NorCal — as read by actor David Kelsey — offer insight into a significant and under discussed period in his life. Host Kary Antholis joined by Michelle Dean, journalist and co-showrunn…
 
This episode, Robert Durst's Love Nest, focuses on the testimony of Susan Giordano and Jeanne Clark, examining the loyalty that Robert Durst seems to inspire in his female companions, as well as the possible reasons that the prosecution called these witnesses. Host Kary Antholis discusses these dynamics with co-host Brittany Bookbinder and Charles …
 
In Part 63, Judge Mader discusses the use of 'extraction orders' for inmates that refuse to attend court dates. She also reflects on why she began keeping a diary and what she hopes others can gain from her insight.By Jody O'Keefe, Katherine Mader, Kary Antholis
 
In this episode, What Happened to Morris Black's Head?, we examine how the prosecution in the Susan Berman murder trial presents Robert Durst's pattern of making calculated but clumsy moves to cover up his wrongdoings. Using the text of his 2003 testimony during the trial for the murder of Morris Black — as read by actors David Kelsey and Curt Corn…
 
In this special breaking news edition of Jury Duty, Jill Biden's Ex-Husband Joins the Robert Durst Circus, host Kary Antholis examines the claim by Bill Stevenson, the ex-husband of First Lady Jill Biden, that he had an affair with Kathie Durst in 1982, just days before she went missing. Kary is joined by co-host Brittany Bookbinder and Charles V. …
 
In Part 61, Judge Mader reflects on the dynamics among the Los Angeles County Superior Court branches and explores a phenomenon called 'Black Robe Fever' where a judge’s ego becomes inflated because of his or her position.By Jody O'Keefe, Katherine Mader, Kary Antholis
 
In this episode, The Brothers Durst Speak, we explore the testimony of Douglas and Thomas Durst in their brother Robert's murder trial. Some common — and not so common — themes emerge. Host Kary Antholis discusses this intense testimony with co-host Brittany Bookbinder and Charles V. Bagli, who is covering the trial for The New York Times and Crime…
 
In this installment of our series Robert Durst In His Own Words, we dive into Bob's relationship with guns. Over the years, Robert Durst has made numerous public statements about firearms. These statements — as read by actor David Kelsey — offer insights that you might not glean from listening to his defense attorneys or even watching the megahit d…
 
In Part 59, Judge Mader offers insight into the impact of public opinion on sentencing decisions and offers the details in a particularly brutal murder case as an example of some of the senseless violence that comes before her court.By Jody O'Keefe, Katherine Mader, Kary Antholis
 
This episode, The Trial's Key Moment, focuses on the explosive testimony of Emily and Stewart Altman, longtime friends and confidants of Robert Durst. Host Kary Antholis discusses the week's shocking developments with co-host Brittany Bookbinder and Charles V. Bagli, who is covering the trial for The New York Times and CrimeStory.com and who became…
 
On this episode, Crime Story contributor Amanda Knox, with her co-author Christopher Robinson, explores a revolutionary idea in resetting the incentives that shape prison life. Knox and Robinson explore "Time Banking" which imagines harnessing the already existing forms of social capital that prisoners generate organically as a potential path to re…
 
In court this week, defense attorney Dick DeGuerin presented a photo of a young Robert Durst and a pretty young woman to illustrate Bob's affection for his missing wife, Kathie, and attempting to cast doubt on suspicions that Durst may have harmed her. The only problem? The woman in the picture isn't Kathie. Host Kary Antholis is joined by Charles …
 
In Part 58, Judge Mader discusses the use of confidential informants in gang-related investigations and offers an anecdote exploring how a judge might respond if an attorney appears to be inadequately representing a defendant.By Jody O'Keefe, Katherine Mader, Kary Antholis
 
This episode, Susan's Diarrhea Tell and Bob's Scream Therapy with John and Yoko, looks at testimony from several witnesses regarding Susan Berman's actions on behalf of Robert Durst following his wife Kathie's disappearance. We also continue our look at Robert Durst's life in his own words (as read by actor David Kelsey) and host Kary Antholis disc…
 
On today’s podcast, Amanda Knox re-interviews Jarrett Adams. In their conversation, Adams offers an update on the case of two men, Terrence Richardson and Ferrone Claiborne, who were acquitted by a jury of the murder of a police officer, only to see a federal judge maneuver around the jury’s acquittal, and enhance Richardson’s and Claiborne's sente…
 
In yet another surreal moment in a case replete with crazy twists, Deputy District Attorney John Lewin told the court on Thursday that he accompanied the defendant Robert Durst to the bathroom to assist him by emptying his catheter bag. We take this peculiar event as an opportunity to offer a timeline of Durst's various reported maladies and to pre…
 
This episode looks at the prosecution's presentation of strange events in South Salem around the time of Kathie Durst's disappearance. We also present our first in a series of deep dives into Robert Durst's life, much of which is presented in Durst's own words as read by actor David Kelsey. Host Kary Antholis discusses the week's developments with …
 
This bonus episode focuses on the most emotional testimony in the Durst trial to date — Mella Kaufman, Susan Berman's surrogate daughter. Charles V. Bagli, who is covering the trial for The New York Times and CrimeStory.com, also joins to offer the latest news about Robert Durst's mysterious medical incident. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and o…
 
In Part 54 of Inside the Robe, Judge Mader describes how a judge might weigh the circumstances of a crime which may carry a mandatory sentence under three strike provisions. She also explores how mentorship for new judges can help build confidence and develop their understanding of their responsibilities under the law.…
 
In Part 53 of Inside the Robe, Judge Mader expresses concern about the influence of the so-called "CSI" effect and the demand for DNA evidence by jurors. She reflects on the intent behind three strikes sentencing, and she answers the classic question, "What do judges wear under their robes?"By Jody O'Keefe, Katherine Mader, Kary Antholis
 
This special breaking news edition of Jury Duty discusses the mysterious 'medical incident' today that kept Robert Durst out of the courtroom and landed him in a prison hospital. Host Kary Antholis speaks with Charles V. Bagli, who is covering the Durst trial for the New York Times and CrimeStory.com, about the situation. See acast.com/privacy for …
 
This episode, The Detective Who Slept with a Witness, focuses on the prosecution's withering cross examination of Det. Michael Struk. Host Kary Antholis discusses the implications of this testimony for both the defense and the prosecution. Kary is joined by co-host Brittany Bookbinder and Charles V. Bagli, who is covering the trial for The New York…
 
In Part 51 of Inside the Robe, Judge Mader describes the complexities of ICE deportation proceedings after a felony conviction. She also examines how the jury selection process can sometimes tell the court as much about its officers as it does about prospective jurors.By Jody O'Keefe, Katherine Mader, Kary Antholis
 
We conclude our three-part series about the life of Robert Durst's best friend and alleged victim, Susan Berman. This episode, The Tragic End, tracks Susan's initially hopeful and ultimately fatal Hollywood experience. We also discuss the first week of testimony in Durst's trial for Berman's murder with Charles V. Bagli, who is covering the trial f…
 
This special bonus episode explores the first week of witnesses taking the stand in the Durst trial. An array of physicians offered their testimony regarding a piece of evidence that the Defense argues upends the Prosecution's assertion that Robert Durst had a motive for killing Susan Berman. Evidence was also presented by the Prosecution regarding…
 
The trial of Robert Durst the murder of his friend Susan Berman resumed on May 18 after a fourteen month delay. We dedicate this episode to telling you how the parties approached restarting their arguments, including Deputy District Attorney John Lewin's tactical decision to focus on some of Robert Durst's most incriminating statements. We also bri…
 
In Part 48 of Inside the Robe, Judge Mader offers anecdotes demonstrating how inconsistent sentencing policies within a prosecutor's office can lead to unfair disparities in plea bargain offers, and she offers self-criticism of when she does not control her instincts to argue with disrespectful attorneys.…
 
In Part 47 of Inside the Robe, Judge Mader brings to a close her tale of a love-triangle attempted murder trial, continues the story of a recidivist drunk driver and offers an anecdote about three self-represented defendants including one disruptive individual who chooses to disqualify her as the judge presiding on his case.…
 
With the Los Angeles murder trial of Robert Durst beginning this Tuesday, May 18, we bring you to date on the latest developments in the case, including some intense courtroom drama and a wild attorney press conference. We also continue our three part series on the life of his best friend and alleged victim, Susan Berman. This episode, entitled Big…
 
Robert Durst and his attorneys traded assertions that the other was experiencing "dementia" in various statements to Judge Mark Windham. In a series of pretrial motions and court filings, Durst's team sought to further postpone the resumption of his trial for the murder of Susan Berman — apparently to no avail, The trial is scheduled to start again…
 
In Part 46 of Inside the Robe, Judge Mader continues her story of a love-triangle attempted murder trial, and explains the political implications of her objecting to the Court giving its official sanction to a religious denomination ceremony for judges.By Jody O'Keefe, Katherine Mader, Kary Antholis
 
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