From the Accused podcast team, Aftermath is an episodic look at survivors of gun violence.Two crime reporters travel the country talking to people whose lives changed in the blink of an eye. Their backgrounds, environments and stories all vary, but they share one defining truth: They’ve survived a gunshot.
Introducing Legal Wars
Dec 7, 2018 • 10 min
The courtroom can be a battlefield over money, people’s rights, and even their lives. For some cases, the consequences can affect us long after the verdict is read. Whether it’s Hulk Hogan v. Gawker, the World Trade Center Insurance Case, or the…
Introducing The City | 9
Sep 24, 2018 • 5 min
The City tells true stories of how power works in urban America. Season 1 begins in Chicago, 1990. After years of disinvestment, highways are rebuilt, old buildings demolished, new skyscrapers erected. All that rubble has to go somewhere, and its…
It stays with you | 8
Jul 3, 2018 • 43 min
When a classmate shot Hollan Holm in the head, he handled it with dark humor. But when, more than 20 years later, his daughter described an active shooter drill at her school, Holm couldn’t find it funny anymore.
If you’re a fool at 40 | 7
Jun 26, 2018 • 37 min
Five bullets, including one to the spine, left Will Thomas paralyzed. More than 10 years later, Will is finally taking some control of his life and looking to create a better future.
It’s like two lives lost | 6
Jun 19, 2018 • 41 min
After attending the funeral of a friend, Ra’Shauna Brown was chatting with other mourners when a gunman opened fire, killing three. Police said the shooting was part of a nine-day rampage that began over a stolen bracelet.
I was the gatekeeper | 5
Jun 12, 2018 • 45 min
At 23 years old, Layla Bush was excited to work her first full-time job after college. Then a politically motivated gunman opened fire at her work, killing one. She remembers that the shooter looked her in the eye, acknowledging what he was doing just…
You’re going back to East Oakland | 4
Jun 5, 2018 • 42 min
Javier Arango can’t remember a time when his life wasn’t immersed in violence. Born in conflict-ravaged Colombia, he moved to Oakland for refuge — only to be paralyzed by a bullet.
I see ‘em every day | 3
May 29, 2018 • 38 min
Michael Green was just 12 years old when someone opened fire and blasted him in the arm while he played basketball near his house. Police say he still lives down the street from the alleged shooter, who was never tried.
I wasn’t going to leave her | 2
May 22, 2018 • 35 min
Best friends Carmen Alegria and Angelica Soto did everything together — and that includes saving each other from a gunman on a rampage.
Some people have a spirit of resilience | 1
May 22, 2018 • 39 min
Neglectful parents, and neighbors who looked the other way, set the stage for Clai Lasher-Sommers’ stepfather to shoot her in the back when she was 13 years old.
Coming Soon: Aftermath
May 8, 2018 • 2 min
We hear all too often about the casualties of gun violence in America. But what about the survivors? Two crime reporters travel the country talking to people whose lives changed with the pull of a trigger. Their backgrounds, environments and stories all…