Two years ago I said that In the Dark was, hands down, the best podcast of the year. Madeleine Baran's team's sophomore effort was just as excellent and it was again the best thing I listened to this year. The debacle in Winona, Mississippi that put Curtis Flowers on trial six times deserved to be investigated and the team answered the call, literally digging through decades-old boxes to find clues in the case of the Tardy Furniture murders. They didn't solve it, but certainly raised a lot of reasonable doubt and cast a spotlight again on law enforcement officials who don't seem to be held accountable when they don't follow the law. Furthermore, the investigation is actually being cited in Flowers' appeal, which will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. This is the gold standard for an investigative reporting podcast.