Bear Brook
Bear Brook
NHPR
Jason Carroll is serving life in prison for a murder he says he didn’t commit. The only evidence against him? His own taped confession. More than 30 years later, is it possible to get to the truth – and who gets to tell it? More at bearbrookpodcast.com
Bonus: ‘Crime Story’
Jason Moon talks with Kathleen Goldhar of CBC’s “Crime Story” podcast about the series.
Feb 22
47 min
Introducing: The 13th Step
Reporter Lauren Chooljian starts getting tips about the founder of New Hampshire’s largest addiction treatment network. He is allegedly sexually harassing or assaulting women — employees and former clients at his facilities. The tips send Lauren on a journey deep into the addiction treatment industry, which, as one source says, “needs a #MeToo movement.”
Jun 5, 2023
6 min
Episode 8: The Box
A chance encounter leads to a surprising discovery that changes the course of Jason Carroll's case.
Apr 10, 2023
48 min
Episode 7: This Side of the Line
How could someone possibly confess to murder if they didn’t do it?
Apr 3, 2023
56 min
Episode 6: ‘Don’t Roll the Dice’
Jason Carroll stands trial twice – and the juries come up with their own versions of what happened.
Mar 27, 2023
54 min
Episode 5: Trial in a Trial
A new true crime story is told and when juries hear it, it leads to different results for all three defendants.
Mar 20, 2023
49 min
Episode 4: ‘Promises Have Been Made’
One set of confessions leads to another and three men are arrested for Sharon Johnson’s murder.
Mar 13, 2023
45 min
Episode 3: The Breaking Point
Police interrogate a second teenager named Jason Carroll – with help from Jason’s own mother.
Mar 6, 2023
51 min
Episode 2: The Pursuit
We begin with the story police told about Sharon Johnson’s murder.
Feb 27, 2023
41 min
Episode 1: Extraordinary
Sharon Johnson’s family and friends have spent the last 35 years coping with her brutal murder. But what if that story was based on a lie?
Feb 20, 2023
39 min
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