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Lava For Good Podcasts Launches ‘Wrongful Conviction: Junk Science’


Lava For Good Podcasts, the team behind the influential, chart-topping podcasts Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom and Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions, will launch a new podcast series, Wrongful Conviction: Junk Science, on August 3. The new series, hosted by Innocence Project Ambassador-Advisor and revered defense attorney Josh Dubin, will offer a hard look at pseudosciences like arson, bite-mark identification, blood spatter, and ballistics that are often key factors in the conviction and even death sentences of innocent people.

One of the most sought-after litigation consultants in the U.S., Dubin is regularly called in to join and lead defense teams by the most successful attorneys and criminal justice advocates in the country. Since 2004, he has been a steadfast supporter and partner in raising funds for the Innocence Project, personally arranging for President Obama to add his support at the Innocence Project’s 25th Anniversary gala.

On the Wrongful Conviction: Junk Science podcast, Dubin leads investigators and experts on a shocking exploration of these forensic rabbit holes, offering his unique perspective on how dubious science and discredited “experts” have played a critical role in cases from the Salem Witch Trials and the Son of Sam case to many of his own life-and-death courtroom battles.

Wrongful Conviction: Junk Science is the third in a growing slate of criminal justice-focused offerings under Lava For Good Podcasts’ Wrongful Conviction banner. Bolstering the Wrongful Conviction series’ gripping real-life stories, unparalleled access, and community impact, Lava for Good has announced the second season of its Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions podcast to debut in October, 2020. Hosted by Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin, famed defense attorneys and central figures in the smash hit Netflix docuseries Making a Murderer, this powerful series tells the stories of ordinary people who found themselves in a criminal justice nightmare – trapped inside the interrogation room and coerced, tricked, and sometimes even forced to admit to crimes they did not commit.

The Junk Science and False Confessions series will be available in the Wrongful Conviction Podcasts feed, along with Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom – now in its 10th season. Launched in 2016, Wrongful Conviction Podcasts have charted #1 on Apple’s True Crime chart, amassed over 15 million downloads, achieved Top 50 podcast chart positions in over 50 countries, and have been widely recognized as a leader in the criminal justice reform movement.

Founded by legendary music executive, author, and philanthropist Jason Flom, Lava For Good Podcasts is committed to storytelling with a purpose. Flom is one of the most successful music executives in history, having backed and discovered superstar artists from Twisted Sister and Skid Row to Matchbox 20, Paramour, Kid Rock, 30 Seconds to Mars, Katy Perry, Lorde, and Greta Van Fleet. He has also served as the chairman of Atlantic Records, as well as Virgin Records and the Capitol Music Group.

A lifelong philanthropist and founding board member of the Innocence Project, Flom has had a hand in some 1,715 clemencies. He’s been directly involved in numerous high-profile cases, including Brendan Dassey, Rodney Reed, the Central Park 5, and Amanda Knox. Along with Lava COO Jeff Kempler, Signal Co. No1, and PRX, Flom is the driving force behind Lava For Good Podcasts. In addition to its criminal justice lineup, Lava For Good Podcasts’ upcoming slate also includes a blended fact-and-fiction scripted series focused on the adventures and rocky path to stardom of a real-life band on the Lava Records roster.

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By Lava for Good Podcasts | PRX

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