DPIC Podcasts

DPIC is pleased to provide podcasts that discuss a wide variety of issues relating to the death penalty.

Our podcasts cover three different types of death penalty issues.

  • DPIC's current monthly podcast series is called "Discussions With DPIC." We speak with death penalty experts about timely death penalty developments in the news.
  • The "On the Issues" podcast series explores different factual, legal, and ethical topics relating to capital punishment.
  • A second series of podcasts details the history of capital punishment in each state.

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    On the Issues

    Lethal Injection, Part II

    Published: Apr 23, 2014

    Lethal Injection 2 — A dis­cus­sion of recent changes to lethal injec­tion pro­to­col in response to drug shortages.…

    On the Issues

    Arbitrariness and the Constitution

    Published: Mar 01, 2013

    Arbitrariness and the Constitution — Interview with University of Baltimore Law School pro­fes­sor John Bessler on arbi­trari­ness and the his­to­ry of the death penalty.…

    On the Issues

    Alabama Death Row Inmate Freed

    Jennifer Whitfield Interview

    Published: May 24, 2012

    Interview with Jennifer Whitfield of Covington and Burling regard­ing the recent release of Alabama death row inmate Larry Smith.…

    On the Issues


    Published: May 01, 2012

    Interview with Michael Fox dis­cussing issues sur­round­ing the death penal­ty in Japan, includ­ing pub­lic atti­tudes towards the death penal­ty, the way the crim­i­nal jus­tice sys­tem works and the efforts of abo­li­tion­ist groups.…

    On the Issues

    Spanish Language Podcast

    Published: Apr 02, 2012

    Discusses gen­er­al issues of the death penal­ty in America: recent trends, appli­ca­tion against minor­i­ty defen­dants, sup­port among Hispanics as well as the inter­na­tion­al use of the death penal­ty. Presented in Spanish.…

    On the Issues


    Published: Dec 02, 2011

    Discusses the inter­na­tion­al con­text of the American death penal­ty, includ­ing inter­na­tion­al trends in cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment and how inter­na­tion­al opin­ion affects the death penal­ty in the U.S.…

    On the Issues

    Death Row

    Published: Oct 07, 2011

    A sum­ma­ry of top­ics relat­ing to death row, includ­ing dis­cus­sion of death row sta­tis­tics and procedures.…

    On the Issues

    Supreme Court

    Published: Aug 08, 2011

    A sum­ma­ry of the role of the Supreme Court in the death penal­ty, includ­ing dis­cus­sion of major deci­sions by the court on cap­i­tal punishment.…