Jury Duty

  • 22. S10 E22: The Trial of Robert Durst — Greatest Hits: Juror Interviews Highlights - Part 2

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    Over the course of the six weeks of The Jinx 2 series we are re-releasing 27 of our favorite episodes about the Durst trial from the Jury Duty feed.Today we continue our presentation of parts of our exclusive interviews with two of the trial’s jurors. This is Season 2 Bonus Episode 28: Juror Interviews — Part 13In our last installment we presented excerpts of Kary Antholis’s interviews with Durst jurors Carmen Kletecka and John Okanishi where they each offer their memories of the beginning of Prosecutor John Lewin’s cross-examination of Robert Durst.In this episode, they each offer recount their experiences of the rest of Prosecutor John Lewin’s cross-examination of Robert Durst as well as the closing arguments in the trial. At the end of the episode, we will relive some of the key moments that each of these jurors mentions by playing excerpts of the trial audio that they reference.That’s all coming up, right after the break.
  • 20. S10 E20: The Trial of Robert Durst — Greatest Hits: Victims Impact Statements and Sentencing

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    Over the course of the six weeks of The Jinx 2 series we are re-releasing 27 of our favorite episodes about the Durst trial from the Jury Duty feed.Today we present our coverage of the Victims impact statements and the Sentencing of Robert Durst. This is Season 2 Episode 39: Durst Sentencing – Part 2: Susan's Family Speaks.In this installment, host Kary Antholis and co-host Brittany Bookbinder continue their discussion of the Thursday, October 14th, court appearance of Robert Durst. Kary and Brittany present excerpts from the victim impact statements delivered by members of Susan Berman’s family and examine Judge Mark Windham’s sentence for Robert Durst for the murder of Susan Berman. They are joined by Charles V. Bagli, who is covering the Durst story for The New York Times and CrimeStory.com, for a discussion of the big takeaways from this day in court.
  • 19. S10 E19: The Trial of Robert Durst — Greatest Hits: The Verdict and Motion for New Trial

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    Over the course of the six weeks of The Jinx 2 series we are re-releasing 27 of our favorite episodes about the Durst trial from the Jury Duty feed.Today we present our coverage of the Verdict in the trial as well as the pre-sentencing defense motion for a new trial. This is Season 2 Bonus Episode 13: The Verdict and Season 2 Episode 38: Sentencing - Part 1: How Judge Windham Saw the Durst TrialIn this installment, host Kary Antholis presents the reading of the verdict in the Durst trial and then he and co-host Brittany Bookbinder begin a two-part discussion of the Thursday, October 14th, court appearance of Robert Durst, his first since being convicted of the murder of his friend Susan Berman. In Part 1, Kary and Brittany focus on the defense team’s motion for a new trial through the prism of the prosecution's response and Judge Mark E. Windham's ruling on the matter.
  • 18. S10 E18: The Trial of Robert Durst — Greatest Hits: Closing Arguments — Part 4

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    Today we conclude our four-part presentation of our episodes covering the lawyers’ closing arguments in the trial. This is Season 2 Episode 34: This Is Not Hard: Closing Arguments — Part 4On Tuesday September 14th, 2021, John Lewin concluded his rebuttal for the prosecution in the trial of Robert Durst. In this episode, Host Kary Antholis and co-host Brittany Bookbinder dive into the dramatic last day of closing arguments, exploring Lewin's methodical disassembling of Durst's larger narrative: Durst is simply a person with terrible luck. Kary and Brittany are then joined by Charles V. Bagli — who is covering the Durst story for The New York Times and CrimeStory.com — for a final discussion of the closings and some general reflections on our coverage of this trial.
  • 17. S10 E17: The Trial of Robert Durst — Greatest Hits: Closing Arguments — Part 3

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    Over the course of the six weeks of The Jinx 2 series we are re-releasing 27 of our favorite episodes about the Durst trial from the Jury Duty feed.Today we continue our four-part presentation of our episodes covering the lawyers’ closing arguments in the trial. This is Season 2 Episode 33: The Best You Can Get is Justice: Closing Arguments — Part 3On Monday September 13th, 2021, David Chesnoff finished closing arguments for the defense and John Lewin launched into rebuttal for the prosecution. In this episode, host Kary Antholis and co-host Brittany Bookbinder analyze the high-stakes final days of closing arguments and rebuttal. 
  • 16. S10 E16: The Trial of Robert Durst — Greatest Hits: Closing Arguments — Part 2

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    Over the course of the six weeks of The Jinx 2 series we are re-releasing 27 of our favorite episodes about the Durst trial from the Jury Duty feed.Today we continue our four-part presentation of our episodes covering the lawyers’ closing arguments in the trial. This is Season 2 Episode 32: Small Time Caveman Lawyer: Closing Arguments — Part 2On Thursday September 9th, 2021, Ethan Milius and Habib Balian wrapped up closing arguments for the prosecution and Dick DeGuerin commenced closing arguments for the defense. In this episode, host Kary Antholis and co-host Brittany Bookbinder discuss the stark contrast between the prosecution's appeal to the jury with a rapid-fire display of facts in evidence and the defense's approach of courting sympathy for an elderly client and portrayal of the court’s rulings in the trial as highly prejudicial. Kary and Brittany are joined by Charles V. Bagli, who is covering the trial for The New York Times and CrimeStory.com, to discuss the day's arguments, as well as the fireworks that erupted between the parties once the jury left the courtroom.
  • 15. S10 E15: The Trial of Robert Durst — Greatest Hits: Closing Arguments — Part 1

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    Over the course of the six weeks of The Jinx 2 series we are re-releasing 27 of our favorite episodes about the Durst trial from the Jury Duty feed.From May through September of 2021, in 45 regular and bonus episodes, Jury Duty covered the witness testimony in the Durst Trial. You can do a deep dive into that testimony in Season 2 Episodes 4 through 33 of this podcast. Today we begin our four-part presentation of our episodes covering the lawyers’ closing arguments in the trial. This is Season 2 Episode 31: Roaches in Soup: Closing Arguments — Part 1On Wednesday September 8th, Deputy DA Habib Balian commenced the prosecution's highly-anticipated closing arguments. In this episode, host Kary Antholis and co-host Brittany Bookbinder explore Balian's use of emotion, metaphor, and repetition to convince the jury of Robert Durst’s guilt. Kary and Brittany are joined by Charles V. Bagli, who is covering the trial for The New York Times and CrimeStory.com, to discuss what this first day tells us about the prosecution’s closing argument strategy.
  • 14. S10 E14: The Trial of Robert Durst — Greatest Hits: Most Memorable Moments — Part 2

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    From May through September of 2021, in 45 regular and bonus episodes, Jury Duty covered the witness testimony in the Durst Trial. You can do a deep dive into that testimony in Season 2 Episodes 4 through 33 of this podcast.Beginning tomorrow we will present our episodes covering the lawyers closing arguments in the trial. Beyond that, we will offer portions of our coverage of the trial’s verdict and the Durst sentencing, as well as excerpts of our exclusive interviews with two of the Trial’s jurors, and the lead prosecutor, John Lewin.But first, we present the second installment in our two-part review of the most significant and memorable moments that occurred during the trial testimony of this extraordinary trial.Yesterday, in part 1, host Kary Antholis, co-host Brittany Bookbinder, and journalist Charles V Bagli — who covered the Durst story for CrimeStory.com and the New York Times — discussed the moments from the proceedings that were truly incredible but did not quite make Charlie’s top 10 list.Today, we present Season 2 Episode 36: The Durst Trial’s Most Memorable Moments — Part 2 — Charles Bagli's Top Ten. 
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