"Bear Brook: A True Crime Story" Live

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Time & Date

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Event Location

WBUR CitySpace890 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215Open in Google Maps

Online registration is closed. Tickets will be sold at the door. 

New Hampshire Public Radio’s groundbreaking true crime podcast “Bear Brook,” produced by NHPR’s longform narrative and investigative journalism unit, is back for a long-awaited second season. Season two focuses on the case of Jason Carroll, who is serving life in prison for a murder he says he didn’t commit. The only evidence against him? His own taped confession in 1989.

Why would someone confess to murder if they didn’t do it? “Bear Brook” host and senior reporter/producer Jason Moon will examine the science of false confessions with psychologist Dr. Fabiana Alceste. Hear the story of Huwe Burton, who served more than 20 years in prison after falsely confessing to murdering his mother at age 16 – also in 1989. They’ll dig into how the lived experiences of exonerees like Burton and decades of scientific research have exposed the “red flags” in confessions like Jason Carroll’s.

Before the show, WBUR producer Grace Tatter will give you an exclusive sneak preview of The Gun Machine, a new podcast from WBUR and The Trace about the gun industry’s grip on our country and their biggest partner since the Revolutionary War: the government.

CitySpace Tickets
General: $25.00
Student: $10.00

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Support for The Gun Machine segment of this event is provided in part by the Joyce Foundation.

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