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Court TV Podcast

E.W. Scripps

Every week, join Vinnie Politan for the all-new Court TV Podcast. He'll dive into the real-life deceptions, betrayals and murders that lead to justice in the courtroom. If you love geeking-out on trials and crime, you’ve landed on the perfect spot.

Every week, join Vinnie Politan for the all-new Court TV Podcast. He'll dive into the real-life deceptions, betrayals and murders that lead to justice in the courtroom. If you love geeking-out on trials and crime, you’ve landed on the perfect spot.

Location:

United States

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E.W. Scripps

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Every week, join Vinnie Politan for the all-new Court TV Podcast. He'll dive into the real-life deceptions, betrayals and murders that lead to justice in the courtroom. If you love geeking-out on trials and crime, you’ve landed on the perfect spot.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Death of George Floyd Murder Trial, Pt 7: Cause of Death

4/15/2021
As the prosecution in the Derek Chauvin murder trial continues to present its case, they now turn to the medical experts to establish the cause of death. Were they successful in presenting the very scientifically and medically technical information in a way the jury will be able to understand? Did they make a mistake not leading with the local medical examiner who was charged with initially establishing George Floyd’s manner of death? Host Vinnie Politan and Court TV’s Michael Ayala will...

Duration:00:38:20

The Death of George Floyd Murder Trial, Pt 6: Five Key Moments from Week 1

4/8/2021
As the prosecution continues to present its case against Derek Chauvin, the man accused of murdering George Floyd, we look back on the first week of testimony and five of the biggest moments in the trial so far. Host Vinnie Politan and Court TV’s Michael Ayala share their insight as they review emotional testimony from the teenage girl who shot the video that shocked the world, the longest tenured Minneapolis police officer and an MMA fighter who says he saw Derek Chauvin use techniques...

Duration:00:45:01

The Death of George Floyd Murder Trial, Pt 5: Opening Statements

4/1/2021
Just 10 months after George Floyd died in a confrontation with four Minneapolis Police officers, the first of those officers, Derek Chauvin, is facing a jury, charged with his murder. Opening statements have happened and we have the full Court TV analysis of both the prosecution’s and the defense. Host Vinnie Politan and Michael Ayala will discuss what was learned, what surprised them and where they think the trial will go next. Get the latest updates on CourtTV.com and catch Vinnie and the...

Duration:00:38:35

The Death of George Floyd Murder Trial, Pt 4: Jury Selection Continues

3/25/2021
The jury is seated – 14 people who, starting Monday, March 29, will listen to all of the evidence and be asked to decide the fate of the man accused of murdering George Floyd, former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin. This week we learned the judge will allow key pieces of evidence related to a prior arrest of George Floyd will be admissible. Host Vinnie Politan and Court TV anchor Michael Ayala will break down what that evidence and its potential impact. Plus, we’ll wrap up “Meet the...

Duration:00:48:03

The Death of George Floyd Murder Trial, Pt 3: The Civil Settlement

3/18/2021
The death of George Floyd in the summer of 2020 changed the world and it continues to do so today with a landmark twenty-seven-million-dollar settlement between the City of Minneapolis and the George Floyd family. Why was this announcement made just days into the jury selection process? Will it forever taint the jury pool? Host Vinnie Politan and Court TV’s Michael Ayala will discuss the ramifications of the settlement as well as the addition of another charge against defendant Derek...

Duration:00:42:36

The Death of George Floyd Murder Trial, Pt 2: Jury Selection Begins

3/11/2021
10 months after George Floyd lost his life in a confrontation with four Minneapolis police officers, the first criminal trial related to his death has begun. Jurors are currently being seated for the murder trial of former officer Derek Chauvin. Host Vinnie Politan and his Court TV colleague Michael Ayala will discuss all that we’ve learned so far, including the prosecution’s efforts to add an additional charge against Chauvin and the defense’s efforts to limit the testimony of key...

Duration:00:40:18

The Death of George Floyd Murder Trial

3/4/2021
The murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the ex-Minneapolis police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd, is just days away and Court TV is on site ready to cover the entire trial from gavel to gavel. Legal Correspondent Julia Jenae is on the ground and has a full report as jury selection is scheduled to being next week. Then host Vinnie Politan will talk with Court TV’s Grace Wong about what it took to get Court TV’s cameras in the courtroom for this historic trial. Get the latest...

Duration:00:40:13

I Can’t Breathe: A Court TV Special

2/25/2021
I Can’t Breathe – the three words George Floyd repeatedly said during the final 8 minutes and 46 seconds of his life. His death led to an international movement and to the prosecution of four Minneapolis police officers. As the trial for the ranking officer Derek Chauvin approaches, Court TV’s Michael Ayala and Julia Jenae take in-depth look at what happened the day George Floyd died with I Can’t Breathe: A Court TV Special. Featuring interviews with his family and friends, this documentary...

Duration:00:43:49

3 Big Trials…3 Big Updates

2/18/2021
It was a busy week in several courtrooms across the country with major updates in three big legal stories we’ve been covering on Court TV. Host Vinnie Politan has assembled the Court TV dream team of Ted Rowlands, Michael Ayala and Julia Jenae to fill us in. In the Doomsday Couple Trial -- the children of Chad Daybell continue to wait for their mother Tammy’s autopsy results, and we have an exclusive interview with her daughter Emma Daybell about what local authorities are saying about the...

Duration:00:43:07

Kelsie Schelling Murder Trial

2/11/2021
It’s been eight years since pregnant Kelsie Schelling disappeared without a trace. Her on-again/off-again boyfriend, and the father of her child, is now facing a Colorado jury charged with her murder. It’s a case that has captured the nation’s attention, so we’ve brought in one of the people that knows it best – Denver 7 journalist Liz Gelardi, to give us an update on the trial. The prosecution’s case is based entirely on circumstantial evidence, but is it strong enough to get a conviction?...

Duration:00:34:44

Kenosha Riot Shootings – Pending Civil Cases

2/4/2021
Alleged Kenosha riot shooter Kyle Rittenhouse doesn’t deny he shot and killed two people and maimed a third, but should he be the only one facing judgment? Lawyer Kimberly Motley doesn’t think so and has begun the process of filing civil suits against the Kenosha police for not doing more to control the situation. Court TV’s Michael Ayala interviewed Motley about her cases and will share what he learned. Then host Vinnie Politan and friend of the podcast Ecleynne Mercy will debate whether or...

Duration:00:39:55

Missing Mother Maya Millete

1/28/2021
Where is Maya Millete? The mother of three has been gone for three weeks, missing her own daughter’s birthday party. Could she have gotten lost on a hike? Run off with someone? Or has something more sinister happened? Her husband Larry Millete did a telephone interview with local media and we’ll examine that conversation with behavioral and deception detection expert Susan Constantine, looking for any clues that can be found. Get the latest updates on CourtTV.com and catch Vinnie and the...

Duration:00:56:04

George Floyd Murder Trial – Trial Update

1/21/2021
There was a major ruling in the George Floyd murder trial and it was a shocker – one that will have major implications for all of the defendants. Court TV’s Julia Jenae joins host Vinnie Politan to discuss the ruling and what it could mean in the pursuit of justice. Then friend of the podcast, defense lawyer Ecleynne Mercy, makes a case for letting people who actively participated in protests following Floyd’s death onto the jury. Get the latest updates on CourtTV.com and catch Vinnie and...

Duration:00:40:27

Doomsday Couple – Motion To Remove Prosecutor

1/14/2021
Last week the Doomsday Couple, Lori Vallow-Daybell and Chad Daybell, were back in court petitioning to have the lead prosecutor of their case removed for ethics violations. Their evidence? A secretly recorded conversation. Court TV’s Chanley Painter joins host Vinnie Politan to discuss the tape’s revelations about the case. Is it time for the prosecution to consider cutting a deal with Chad or Lori? Friend of the podcast Monica Lindstrom thinks so and will tell us why. Get the latest updates...

Duration:00:38:56

Biggest Trials of 2021

1/7/2021
Despite Covid shutdowns the American legal system has continued its quest for justice and 2021 will be no exception with some of the biggest trials in Court TV history expected to occur. This week host Vinnie Politan and the entire Court TV team will preview five of the biggest stories Court TV will cover this year – including the murder trials of a former Playboy model Kelsey Turner, the Parkland High School shooter Nikolas Cruz and the former Minneapolis police officer accused of murdering...

Duration:00:39:36

Top 5 Stories of 2020

12/17/2020
It’s time to look back on 2020 and the top legal stories of the year, which began off with one of the biggest trials of the century – NY v. Harvey Weinstein – only to see courtrooms soon shut down due to the Covid-19 crisis. What will the long-term impact of the shutdown be on our legal system? In 2020 we also learned of the grim fates of missing siblings Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow, whose bodies were discovered in the back yard of their mom Lori Vallow’s new husband Chad. But perhaps the...

Duration:00:43:21

Kenosha Shooting Suspect Kyle Rittenhouse – Probable Cause Hearing

12/10/2020
17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse was back in court last week for a probable cause hearing and like every aspect of this story it was divisive. Probable cause hearings are usually routine proceedings, but Kyle Rittenhouse’s lawyer took it as an opportunity to set up his defense strategy, which the prosecution and the judge would not allow. Court TV Legal Correspondent Julia Jenae watched the hearing and will join us with a full report. The hearing was also an opportunity to see the potential...

Duration:00:38:13

Bill Cosby – The Appellate Hearing

12/3/2020
Bill Cosby, the superstar actor/comedian once dubbed as America’s Dad, has been in a Pennsylvania prison for over two years after his 2018 conviction for sexual assault. His lawyer say he didn’t get a fair trial and this week went before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to argue their case. Court TV’s Julie Grant followed that proceeding and will join host Vinnie Politan to walk us through what the arguments Cosby’s defense team made. One of the core issues revolves around prior bad act...

Duration:00:40:00

Encore Episode! -- The Road to Justice for Ahmaud Arbery

11/26/2020
Encore Episode – Court TV was on site for the first court appearance of the accused killers of jogger Ahmaud Arbery with gavel to gavel coverage. Shocking revelations were revealed when the prosecution made their case against father/son Greg and Travis McMichael and William Roddie Bryan as their lawyers hinted at the defense strategy they may pursue. Vinnie will break it all down with Court TV’s Ted Rowlands, who was on the scene. Vinnie will also make a case for this trial to NOT get a...

Duration:00:37:08

Ahmaud Arbery Killing – McMichael’s Bond Hearing

11/19/2020
Greg and Travis McMichael, the father and son duo accused of taking the law into their own hands and killing 25-year-old jogger Ahmaud Arbery, were back in court last week hoping to be released on bond. We were there with gavel to gavel coverage for the hearing and Court TV’s Michael Ayala will join the podcast to share what was learned in the dramatic two days of testimony. The McMichaels are both charged with felony murder – a crime that rarely gets bond, so what was the likelihood of them...

Duration:00:43:50