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Here’s the Thing with Julie K. Brown

'Podcast Mixtape'

Originally Aired: Monday, April 8, 2019

Here’s the Thing with Julie K. Brown

Overview

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Join host Alec Baldwin for a live taping of Here’s the Thing with Julie K. Brown of the Miami Herald.

In a devastating three-part series, Brown broke the politically explosive story of billionaire and child sex predator Jeffrey Epstein, exposing the sweetheart deal made for him by then-U.S. Attorney and now Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta.

Epstein, a friend of both President Donald Trump and President Bill Clinton, masterminded a cult-like child sex ring that could have landed him in prison for the rest of his life. Instead, he got 13 months in a county jail with work-leave thanks to a plea-deal cut with Acosta. Acosta’s office even ended an FBI investigation that was finding more victims.

The story took Brown a year to report and represents the best of shoe-leather reporting: she dug through archives and worked source after source.  In response to her work, victims filed lawsuits and the Justice Department opened up an investigation into the legality of the plea agreement. How was Brown tipped off?  How did she source-up? Did anyone try to get in her way? And where are the victims now?

The event will give a behind-the-scenes view into this fascinating and terrible story.

 

About Podcast Mixtape

This is a demo, a rough draft, a sample. Monday nights in The Greene Space we swap studio postproduction for real-time ruckus with tapings of your favorite podcasts, sneaky peeks of unreleased pilots and works-in-progress, conversations with the people who make great tape, and audio experiments of all kinds. Take the earbuds out, grab a drink, and get live with your fellow listeners.

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