You Didn’t See Nothin

4.9/5

Critic Rating

The Pulitzer Prize and Peabody Award-winning “You Didn't See Nothin” follows Yohance Lacour as he revisits the story that introduced him to the world of investigative journalism. Part investigation and part memoir, Yohance examines how its ripple effects have shaped his life over the past quarter-century.In 1997, Lenard Clark was beaten into a coma by a gang of older white teens simply for being Black in a white neighborhood. One of Lenard’s attackers was from a powerful Chicago family. The media quickly turned towards stories of reconciliation and racial healing, with cooperation by Black leaders and the attacker’s family.Y...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Eliana Dockterman • Time Nov 22, 2023

"He's (Yohance) as much a part of the story as the crime itself, and his reflections and connection to the community he's investigating elevate the material beyond the typical podcast of the genre."

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Score: 5

Tonya Mosley • Vulture Jul 12, 2023

"It’s so well done. It feels so real. It places me in Chicago, and I feel like I’m on a journey with him. Not only does it feel connected to the topic, but it does so in a way that speaks to audiences I’m familiar with."

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Score: 5

PR Staff • PodcastReview.org Apr 5, 2023

" Lacour jumps between the personal and the public seamlessly, as he retells his own response to the hate crime that left Clark in a coma. The narrative style is rich, traversing through 25 years of Chicago history."

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Score: 5

Nicholas Quah • Vulture Apr 3, 2023

"There’s a mythical quality to the premise of You Didn’t See Nothin. You Didn’t See Nothin is a fluid amalgam of things — memoir, journalism, social history — but above all, it’s a spirited litigation of a systemic failure. It’s an outstanding listen. Lacour is a fantastic writer and an even better narrator."

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Score: 4

Ximena Smith • Stuff NZ Mar 4, 2023

"Lacour speaks in his own voice, and he wears his thoughts and feelings on his sleeve. It’s therefore perhaps more accurate to describe You Didn’t See Nothin as primarily a personal history with investigative elements woven in, making it a fresh and interesting new approach to true crime storytelling."

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Score: 5

Lauren Passell • Podcast The Newsletter Feb 20, 2023

"Yohance tells this story in an animated, poetic way that makes you feel like you’re inside a pop-up book. The story is a mix of true-crime investigation (a genre I think we need to just start calling “police negligence,”) personal memoir, and some of the best narration I’ve ever heard, and it’s winning in every single one of those categories. Yohance steps into this show boldly, within seconds you want to hear what he has to say, and he has quite the story to tell."

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Score: 5

Hollie Richardson • The Guardian Feb 9, 2023

"Yohance Lacour (below) is a brilliant storyteller in this part investigation, part memoir...a story that stuck with Lacour during his 10 years in prison."

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