Serial's The Kids of Rutherford County Podcast w/ Trailer Announced

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Just announced: Serial and The New York Times announced a new investigative true crime series, The Kids of Rutherford County in partnership with ProPublica and WPLN Nashville Public Radio.

Hosted by Meribah Knight, a Peabody Award-winning reporter for Nashville Public Radio who co-reported the original investigation.

The original article can be found here:

"In April 2016, 11 Black school children as young as eight years old were arrested in Rutherford County, Tennessee. The reason? They didn’t stop a fight between some other kids."

Pretty crazy right?

"In “The Kids of Rutherford County,” Knight explores how the juvenile court's rules regarding confidentiality and privacy allowed a secret, illegal world to grow, and to fester. What does it take to shut it down? And will the people in charge face any consequences?"

Watch/Listen to the trailer here:

Critic Podcast Reviews - The Kids of Rutherford County
For over a decade, one Tennessee county arrested and illegally jailed hundreds, maybe thousands, of children. A four-part narrative series reveals how this came to be, the adults responsible for it, and the two lawyers, former juvenile delinquents themselves, who try to do something about it.
Meribah Knight
Host Meribah Knight

You can revisit the Great Pods page on release day for the critic reviews on Oct. 26th, 2023.