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.

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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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.…

On the Issues

Legal Process

Published: Jun 28, 2011

A sum­ma­ry of the legal process involved in a death sen­tence, includ­ing jury selec­tion and the appeals process.…

On the Issues


Published: May 05, 2011

Covers some of the his­to­ry of exe­cut­ed women in America, as well as issues of gen­der bias and dif­fer­ences among gen­ders in sup­port for the death penalty.…

On the Issues

Mental Illness and Intellectual Disability

Published: Apr 01, 2011

Covers the def­i­n­i­tion of men­tal ill­ness, Supreme Court rul­ings relat­ed to insan­i­ty, men­tal ill­ness and intel­lec­tu­al dis­abil­i­ty, and exam­ples of severe­ly men­tal­ly ill inmates who have been executed.…

On the Issues

Lethal Injection

Published: Mar 04, 2011

Covers the his­to­ry of lethal injec­tion, involve­ment of med­ical pro­fes­sion­als, court rul­ings, and recent prob­lems with drug avail­abil­i­ty and pro­to­col changes.…