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Q'ed Up is a podcast that dives deep into one story over weeks and months (and sometimes in just one episode). We don't just follow the story, the story follows us. We're bringing sound rich, innovative documentary storytelling to topics that matter, from mapping mass migrations to investigating criminal justice. Dive in with us. New episodes launch every Wednesday.More from Q'ed Up »

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Is this deal humane?

Are bad conditions putting immigrant detainees at risk in some California jails?

The Committee No One Wants to Be on

In every city, there are a handful of committees that are essential to the way government functions. Committees made up of average, unpaid citizens. It's the people part of that "for the people, by the people" thing in our constitution. So just who wants to be on one of these committees? From our friends at The Specialist producer Raja Shah went to find out.

Spiral of Losses

The story of one family fighting to hold on to their home in one of America's toughest housing markets.

Home-Less: A Place of Her Own

How one woman juggles college, homelessness, and huge changes that are coming her way.

6. The Trials of Marvin Mutch: Like the Weather

Parole in California changed in 2008, and lifers started to get released. But not Marvin Mutch. He needed help from the attorney behind that change, the prosecutor who convicted him and Cassie Riley's family.

5. The Trials of Marvin Mutch: Hope

The 1997 arrest of a couple later sentenced to death for a string of abductions, sexual assaults and one murder leads to an alternate theory about Cassie Riley's killer.

4. The Trials of Marvin Mutch: To Life

Marvin Mutch was 19 years old when he went to prison in 1975, just before a punitive 'tough-on-crime' climate began to spread from California to the rest of the country.

3. The Trials of Marvin Mutch: The People v. Mutch

Headed for trial in early 1975, Marvin Mutch was confident he'd be found not guilty for the murder of Cassie Riley. But neither he, nor his sister Valerie, knew the prosecution's plans for both of them.

2. The Trials of Marvin Mutch: Lost Boy

In and out of foster care for most of their childhoods, Marvin Mutch and his sister Valerie grew to depend on themselves and each other. But a phone call put them both on a collision course with Cassie Riley's murder and the California criminal justice system.

1. The Trials of Marvin Mutch: Guilt

Marvin Mutch is released from prison after 41 years and meets up with some friends who also spent a lifetime behind bars. Back in 1974, Cassie Riley's father discovers her body on the bank of a shallow creek.

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