What really happens when a jury retires to deliberate?
Find out each week on Deliberations, a modern day, improvised audio drama that allows criminal justice enthusiasts to step inside a jury room. Each season explores a different courtroom drama inspired by real life criminal trials in the news. Six improvisers serve as the jury and passionately react, negotiate, and argue opposing interpretations of the evidence.
Season Four tries Lola Addams, a woman who bought a gun and shot her husband twice in the back. At trial her defense attorney points to an ambiguous Florida statute that states hers was a justifiable homicide if she “reasonably believed” her action was preventing the imminent death of others... as the alleged victim of mind control, Lola claims her cult brainwashed her into believing that killing her husband would save mankind. Can the law see her to acquittal?
Season Three is based on the fascinating (arguably unsolved) death of Marilyn Monroe. In this imagining of her murder trial, the star’s suspicious doctor and his questionable therapeutic methods are scrutinized. Can a fictional examination shed light on one of the most enduring mysteries in Hollywood?
Season Two examines the rights of accusers and defendants in cases of sexual misconduct. Tallahassee college student Keith Montgomery stands accused of rape, leading jurors to face the question: who is lying?
Season One explores the murder trial of dominatrix Samantha Hall, charged with murdering her submissive lover with a rope. Was it an erotic asphyxiation gone awry or a premeditated killing?