A legal victory for Serial's Adnan Syed & A review of Empire on Blood
Published April 6, 2018
94 min
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    This episode we breakdown the recent COSA decision affirming Adnan Syed's right to a new trial. Kevin asks Undisclosed's Colin Miller (aka Legal Siri) about how the winning and losing arguments were flipped, Adnan's chances on bail, and the local politics infused into the appeals process. Toby talks about his new Patreon-exclusive book club podcast. He, Rebecca, Rabia Chaudry, and Patrick Hines discussed Michelle McNamara's I'll be Gone in the Dark. Also, there's some news about the TV adaptation of Dirty John (they have their John). Moving on, Panoply is out with a seven-part podcast called Empire on Blood. It’s magazine writer Steve Fishman’s seven-year relationship with crack dealer Calvin Buari, in jail for more than twenty years for a double homicide. To tell the story of Cal’s search for justice, Fishman meets Cal’s drug dealing frienamy; a prosecutor who rescues turtles; a cop who’s too good at getting confessions; and a private eye who carries a Bible, a gun, and a bottle of wine. TO SKIP PAST THE SPOILERS AND GO STRAIGHT TO THE REVIEWS, FAST-FORWARD TO 1:13:36. In Crime of the Week - bird is the word. SPONSORS THIS EPISODE LegacyBox - Visit Legacybox.com/crime and enter code CRIME to save 40% on your Legacybox Honey - Add Honey to your browser at JoinHoney.com/crime YourMechanic - Go to YourMechanic.com/crime or call 800-701-6230 to get $20 off your first service FabFunFit - Go to fabfunfit.com and use promo code CRIME to get $10 off your first box Namely - get a free demo by visiting namely.com/crime  Breakout games - save 50% on your first box by going to breakoutdispatch.com/writers and use code WRITERS at checkout
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