Laura Nirider is a professor of Law at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and director of the Center on Wrongful Conviction of Youth.
In this episode, Laura Nirider talks about the new season of the "Wrongful Conviction" podcast. Voice actor Neil Ross talks about his career and his book "Vocal Recall". MMA and UFC superstar Chuck Liddell talks about the movie "Cagefighter" which premieres this Friday, October 9.  Our final guest is Olympic gold medalist and FIFA World Cup champion Abby Wambach, who talks about her new younger reader book "Wolfpack" and how timely it's emphasis is. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
S10E13: Peter Reilly Why do we tell these stories? Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin tell us the last story of season one. It’s about Peter Reilly, one of the first modern-day false confessors. In 1973, police continued to interrogate 18-year-old Peter until he started to believe he was actually guilty of murdering his own mother. But Peter’s friends and neighbors believed in his innocence. Their small-town campaign for Peter’s freedom was eventually joined by a host of big name celebrities. Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin end Season 1 with Peter’s story because it helped launch the movement against wrongful convictions and false confessions. It inspires the work that Steve and Laura do to this day. A portion of this podcast series’ proceeds will be donated to the Center on Wrongful Convictions, which has exonerated more than forty innocent people. To donate, learn more, or get involved, go to: Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX. Learn more and get involved at
S9E0: SPECIAL EDITION: Un-Making a Murderer, Exclusive Interview with Brendan Dassey and Laura Nirider This special edition of Wrongful Conviction features Jason Flom’s exclusive interview with Brendan Dassey from behind bars—the only interview ever conducted with Brendan.   The case against Brendan, and his uncle Steven Avery, is the subject of Netflix’s hit series Making a Murderer.  In 2006, 16 year old Wisconsin special education student Brendan Dassey gave a videotaped confession to the murder and sexual assault of a young woman named Teresa Halbach.  That confession – extracted from Brendan after four interrogations over a 48 hour period – has been widely recognized as false and coerced due to Brendan’s inability to describe the crime accurately without being told the "right" answers by his interrogators.  In fact, Brendan recanted his confession immediately, and no evidence connects him to Halbach’s disappearance. Nonetheless, he was convicted based on that confession and sentenced to life in prison with no chance for parole before 2048. In 2016, two courts threw out Brendan's confession and overturned his conviction – and Brendan came within twelve hours of release – before a federal appeals court reversed course on legal grounds.  After visiting Brendan in prison, Jason Flom and Brendan’s attorney, Laura Nirider of the Center on Wrongful Convictions, unravel the case as Brendan joins them by phone from behind bars. Their conversation touches on hope, resilience, and the fact that Brendan – who will turn 30 on October 19, 2019 – has already lost fourteen of his life to wrongful imprisonment. Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a production of Lava For Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co. No1 and PRX.
Welcome to a new episode of Heartland Podcast. In front of a live audience during the summer's Heartland Festival, lawyers Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin met with the director of the film festival CPH:DOX, Tine Fischer at Heartland's talks stage in a conversation about the 'true crime' genre. Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin are two of the defense lawyers from the Emmy winning 'true crime' series "Making a Murderer". Tine Fischer founded CPH:DOX in 2003. Today the festival has become one of the world's leading and most recognized documentary film festivals. The conversation is moderated by the TV expert and former program manager at TV 2, Keld Reinicke.
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