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Most Recent Episodes

Bear Brook S2 Ep 8: The Box

The true crime media spotlight shines on Jason Carroll. Then, a chance encounter leads to a surprising discovery that changes the course of his case. For more on the case and to see selected data on exonerations, visit bearbrookpodcast.com. To make a donation in support of Bear Brook, click here.

Bear Brook S2 Ep 7: This Side of the Line

How could someone possibly confess to murder if they didn't do it? A modern understanding of confessions sheds new light on Jason Carroll's case. For more on the case and to see selected data on exonerations, visit bearbrookpodcast.com. To make a donation in support of Bear Brook, click here.

Bear Brook S2 Ep 6: 'Don't Roll the Dice'

Jason Carroll stands trial twice – and the juries come up with their own versions of what happened. For more on the case, visit bearbrookpodcast.com. To make a donation in support of Bear Brook, click here.

Bear Brook S2 Ep 5: Trial in a Trial

A new true crime story is told and when juries hear it, it leads to different results for all three defendants. During the first trial, the lead detective makes a big mistake. For more on the case and to see a table of confession discrepancies, visit bearbrookpodcast.com. To make a donation in support of Bear Brook, click here.

Bear Brook S2 Ep 4: 'Promises Have Been Made'

One set of confessions leads to another and three men are arrested for Sharon Johnson's murder. Then, an alleged secret comes to light that changes everything. For more on the case and to see a timeline of the interrogations, visit bearbrookpodcast.com. To make a donation in support of Bear Brook, click here.

Bear Brook S2 Ep 3: The Breaking Point

Police interrogate a second teenager named Jason Carroll – with help from Jason's own mother. For more on the case, visit bearbrookpodcast.com. To make a donation in support of Bear Brook, click here.

Bear Brook S2 Ep 2: The Pursuit

We begin with the story police told about Sharon Johnson's murder. The veteran detective on the case develops a theory involving her husband and a teenager. A surprising admission leads to a new break in the case. For more on the case and to see a timeline of Sharon's last day, visit bearbrookpodcast.com. To make a donation in support of Bear Brook, click here.

Bear Brook S2 Ep 1: Extraordinary

Sharon Johnson's family and friends have spent the last 35 years coping with her brutal murder. But what if that story was based on a lie? The man imprisoned for her murder maintains his innocence. For more on the case, visit bearbrookpodcast.com. To make a donation in support of Bear Brook, click here.

The 13th Step Epilogue: Employee A

A conversation with one of the women whose story of sexual assault you heard earlier in this podcast. She talks with Lauren about what it was like to hear her story published, the legal threats she has faced from Eric Spofford and his lawyers, and why she decided to speak out in the first place. Resources and more at 13thsteppodcast.org

The 13th Step Episode 6: The Glam Room

Since Lauren began reporting, Eric Spofford sold his New Hampshire company for millions of dollars and filed a defamation lawsuit in response to NHPR's coverage. We catch you up on everything that's happened. And we introduce you to a sober living community where addressing women's sexual trauma is a priority. Listen to the whole series now by clicking here.