Culture Crash 19-37: Unlocking The Popularity of Netflix's Mindhunter

Culture Crash 19-37: Unlocking The Popularity of Netflix’s Mindhunter

The Netflix original “Mindhunter” is finally back for season two, and to celebrate its return we talk about what sets this true crime and thriller series apart from all of the others.

19-31 Segment 2: The California Norco Shootout

We cover the Norco shootout of 1980 – an extravagant bank robbery by five heavily armed criminals ending in multiple lives lost, several wounded and a police helicopter shot down from the sky. We speak with author, Peter Houlahan about that fateful day and how it forever changed police response to organized crime.

19-06 Segment 1: The History of Pirates

From Pirates of the Caribbean and Captain Hook to the Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, pirates have a real foothold in our culture. But their history is anything but a fairy tale. Historian Eric Jay Dolin joins the show to discuss some of the most notorious real-life pirates to ever life.

Culture Crash 19-02: True Detective

Tonight marks the long-awaited, sometimes excitedly and sometimes with dread, but long-awaited, return of True Detective. The TV phenomenon of 2014 and possibly the biggest letdown of 2015 is back for its third season, and the early reviews suggest this should be more like the incredible first season and not like the dud of a season two.

18-45 Segment 1: Terrorism in America, 1920

Over 95 years ago, New York City was the target of a terrorist attack that has yet to be solved. No suspects have ever been named in the attack that killed or injured over 400 Wall Street bystanders. In contrast to the attacks of September 11th, which occurred just around the corner from the 1920 bombing, this deadly event has been all but erased from the collective American consciousness.

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Culture Crash 18-44: Serial, the podcast that captivated America, returns for its most important season yet

While seasons one and two told the stories of specific, extraordinary cases, season three sets its sights on the mundane. This time, the team at This American Life and Serial took on telling the story of criminal justice in Cleveland over the course of a year. The reporters follow little cases: a bar fight, a drug bust, individuals who break parole. It tells the story of a fractured system: a system where the community doesn’t trust the police. A system where prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges alike are overtaxed and overly reliant on plea deals. A system that determines years of people's lives, and could affect any of us at any time.

18-40 Segment 2: When a Young Person Gets Sent to Adult Prison

There are millions incarcerated in American prisons, even many juveniles who were sentenced to long terms alongside adults. We talk to guests about how and why this happens, whether it should continue, and what life is like for young people behind bars.

18-38 Segment 1: The Uncertain Future of Cash

As technology evolves, more and more of us are relying on credit cards, debit cards and even apps like Venmo or Zelle to make payments. Gone are the days of physically cashing your check, now almost all of us use all direct-deposit. So what is the future of cash? We talk to one expert who lays out some of the nefarious uses of bills and coins.

18-37 Segment 2: The Sex Offender Reintegration Crisis

Sexual offenders have to live by a very particular set of rules. They can’t live near playgrounds, they’re on a registry for life. These rules exist to make everyone safer. But they also can limit a reformed criminal’s ability to reintegrate into everyday life and be productive members of society.

17-47 Segment 2: Developing Forensic Technology: New solutions for tracking and convicting criminals

We talk to two leading experts about the software and hardware helping police and lawyers find the right criminals and get them convicted.

17-34 Segment 1: The Demise of Cash

  Most of us rely on our debit cards, finding it easier to not use cash for transactions, however, the United States Treasury still printed up to 80 billion dollars of paper money last year. Where is all this money going? What is it being used for? In his book The Curse of Cash, Harvard …

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17-01 Segment 1: Solving crimes with new technology

With new gadgets and programs being invented every day, the technologies used in solving crimes are changing constantly.

16-25 Segment 1: Juveniles Sent To Adult Prison

Should children be tried as adults and sent to adult prisons? Our guests discuss so many people are incarcerated and how juveniles should be given another chance.

16-25 Segment 2: Pushed Out of School

We talk to a professor who has studied the effect that extremely strict school rules have on the students and the teachers who are made to enforce them.