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.

  • 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. This series is currently in production, and we will be releasing new episodes periodically.
  • 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.

To listen to any of the podcasts below, simply click the play button. To download the podcast, click the podcast title and then the "Download" button on the episode's page.

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Latest


Death Penalty in the U.S.

Alaska

Published: Oct 10, 2014

Alaska was under ter­ri­to­r­i­al and colo­nial rule from the 18th cen­tu­ry through 1959, when it became a state. This long his­to­ry of out­side influ­ence, in addi­tion to sev­er­al oth­er unique aspects of Alaska, have played an impor­tant role in the attitude…

Death Penalty in the U.S.

North Dakota

Published: Sep 26, 2014

North Dakota’s res­i­dents signed a peti­tion in 1915 about the bar­barous” and inef­fec­tive”. That very year, the North Dakota leg­is­la­ture passed a bill repeal­ing the death penal­ty and it has remained off the books ever since.…

Death Penalty in the U.S.

Minnesota

Published: Sep 17, 2014

Minnesota became the 4th state to abol­ish the death penal­ty after a short his­to­ry of cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment filled with ques­tions about the fair­ness of a mur­der tri­al as well as the largest mass hang­ing in US history.…

Death Penalty in the U.S.

Maine

Published: Aug 29, 2014

A series of botched hang­ings led to the state of Maine reex­am­in­ing its use of the death penal­ty. The state abol­ished the death penal­ty in 1876, but it was rein­stat­ed for a few years after a series of cold-blood­ed mur­ders”. The state abol­ished the…

Death Penalty in the U.S.

Wisconsin

Published: Aug 29, 2014

In 1853, Wisconsin became the first state to abol­ish the death penal­ty for all crimes, includ­ing treason.…

Death Penalty in the U.S.

Michigan

Published: Aug 19, 2014

In 1847, Michigan became the first English speak­ing juris­dic­tion and first U.S. state to abol­ish the death penalty.…

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.…