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Every week, join Vinnie Politan for the all-new Court TV Podcast. He'll dive into the real-life deceptions, betrayals and murders that lead to justice in the courtroom. If you love geeking-out on trials and crime, you’ve landed on the perfect spot.

Every week, join Vinnie Politan for the all-new Court TV Podcast. He'll dive into the real-life deceptions, betrayals and murders that lead to justice in the courtroom. If you love geeking-out on trials and crime, you’ve landed on the perfect spot.


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E.W. Scripps


Every week, join Vinnie Politan for the all-new Court TV Podcast. He'll dive into the real-life deceptions, betrayals and murders that lead to justice in the courtroom. If you love geeking-out on trials and crime, you’ve landed on the perfect spot.




Black and Blue: A Court TV Special

The death of George Floyd has ignited a movement – one that has made people look closer at the relationship between law enforcement and the African American community. Hosted by Court TV Crime and Justice reporter Julia Jenae, this special is an in-depth look at the issues surrounding the policing of people of color that features insightful and thought-provoking discussions with former professional WWE wrestler and personality David Otunga, former federal prosecutor and author Paul Butler...


Murder & The Menendez Brothers: A Court TV Mystery - Episode 2: The Tapes

In the months following their parent's brutal murder, Lyle and Erik Menendez went on with their lives thinking they had gotten away with it. Little did they know that one woman – a woman they had never met – would be their downfall. Her name was Judalon Smyth and had she not come forward and shared what she knew about the deaths of Jose and Kitty Menendez, the brothers might have gotten away with it. Episode two of Murder and The Menendez Brothers: A Court TV Mystery tells Judalon’s story...


Rayshard Brooks Shooting – Officers Charged

Facing mounting public pressure, last week Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard charged the two Atlanta police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks, a man found sleeping behind the wheel of his car in a fast food drive-thru line. Court TV’s Ted Rowlands joins us to update us the latest developments, including the charges the two officers are facing. This is an emotionally charged case that poses a number of challenging questions. Should the officers have even...


Murder & The Menendez Brothers: A Court TV Mystery - Episode 1: Concentric Circles

Three decades ago, a family disintegrated. Two brothers committed the ultimate crime – shooting their parents to death in cold blood. The brothers were Lyle and Erik Menendez and their story has captivated people for thirty years because of the revelations that would play out over the course of the murder investigation and the two trials that followed. Before the brothers appeared before a judge, the Beverly Hills Police Department had to do their investigation. Episode One of Murder and the...


Doomsday Cult Mom – Children Discovered

Last week authorities in Idaho served a search warrant on the home of Chad Daybell and confirmed what many had feared for months – young seven-year old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and his 17-year old sister Tylee Ryan are dead. Since September of 2019 the children have been missing and their mom, Lori Vallow, has been silent about their whereabouts. That’s why she’s been sitting in a jail cell since February and why her new husband Chad now has a jail cell of his own. For this week’s podcast we’ll...


The Road to Justice for Ahmaud Arbery

The accused killers of jogger Ahmaud Arbery made their first appearance in court for a preliminary hearing and Court TV was there with gavel to gavel coverage. Shocking revelations were revealed when the prosecution made their case against father/son Greg and Travis McMichael and William Roddie Bryan as their lawyers gave us a hint of the defense strategy they may pursue. Vinnie will break it all down with Court TV’s Ted Rowlands, who was on the scene. Vinnie will also make a case for this...


Encore Episode! Hammer Killing Murder Trial - Part 2: FL v. Mark Sievers

Encore Episode! Our coverage of the Mark Sievers murder trial continues with the testimony of Taylor Shoemaker, the ex-fiancé of one of the convicted hit men. Did her testimony help or hurt Sievers’s case? Plus we’ll discuss whether long holiday breaks have an impact on jury trials and update you on – the appeals of Serial podcast subject Adnan Syed. For the latest updates, tune into Court TV and catch Vinnie and the entire team live weeknights 8-11pm on Court TV Live. Learn more about the...


Encore Episode! Hammer Killing Murder Trial - Part 1: FL v. Mark Seivers

Encore Episode! What would you do if on your wedding day your best friend asked you to murder his wife? That’s exactly the situation convicted murderer Curtis Wright claimed he found himself in when Mark Seivers offered to pay Wright $100,000 to murder Dr. Theresa Seivers. Wright took Seivers up on his offer, but when the investigation homed in on him, Wright admitted his involvement and took a plea bargain and became the star witness in the capital murder trial of Mark Seivers. We’ll break...


Encore Episode! Cheerleader Accused of Killing Baby – Part 2: OH v. Skylar Richardson

Encore Episode! Our in-depth coverage of the trial of Skylar Richardson, the Ohio cheerleader accused of murdering her baby continues with an examination of Richardson’s second police interrogation, where she claims to have set the body on fire, despite police having evidence to the contrary. And what about the dysfunctional dynamic between Skylar and her parents – did it contribute to her prosecution? To see her entire trial on demand go to and tune into Court TV live weeknights...


Encore Episode! Cheerleader Accused of Killing Baby - Part 1: OH v. Skylar Richardson

Encore Episode! We dive deep into the trial of Brooke Skylar Richardson, a former high school cheerleader who hid her pregnancy and was accused of killing her baby. Did the police coerce a false confession? What are the legal implications of doctor/patient confidentiality in this case? To see her entire trial on demand go to Court TV and tune into Court TV live weeknights 8-11pm for the latest true crime and trial status updates from around the nation.


Flashback: The Lorena Bobbitt Trial

A quarter of a century ago a young immigrant bride and her Marine veteran husband found themselves in the center of media storm due to a night of domestic violence. She claims he drunkenly raped her. He claims that in an unprovoked rage she took a kitchen knife and sliced off his “manhood.” Their names -- Lorena and John Bobbitt and their story captivated the nation, become fodder for late night comedians, tabloids and cable news talking heads for years as both faced a jury of their peers...


Killer Clowns, Cults and Cameras

Courtrooms may still be closed but that hasn’t stopped the major developments in some of the country’s biggest legal stories. Doomsday Cult Mom Lori Vallow had a phone call between herself and her lawyer erroneously recorded by Idaho authorities. Could that mistake be enough to get her released on bail? And could her confident demeanor in court actually signal that her missing children are alive and well? Meanwhile a Florida jury will soon be seated in the murder trial of Sheila Warren, who...


The Case of The Tiger King

The true crime documentary series Tiger King has become a national sensation, but did it tell the real story? Vinnie talked with one of the jurors for Joe Exotic’s federal trial and she shared with him some fascinating insights that weren’t disclosed in the documentary. Meanwhile as the Covid-19 shutdowns continue across the country, some religious institutions are pushing back against shelter-in-place mandates, prompting lawsuits about the constitutionality of shutting down places of...


Justice System v. Covid-19

Covid-19 is impacting all facets of American life, including the justice system. From Florida, where the judge presiding over the murder trial of Andre Warner was forced to postpone the sentencing phase to California, where the LA murder trial of Robert Durst has been paused until late May, to the onslaught of jailed celebrities who are making the news asking to be let out or risk exposure. Can justice be served in the middle of a pandemic? Vinnie and Seema will dig deep into all of the...


The Dating App Murder Trial – Part 2: FL v. Andre Warner

Despite courthouses across the country closing due to the spread of COVID-19, a Florida jury pressed on, rendering a guilty verdict in the capital murder trial of Andre Warner. Was justice delivered? Did Warner make a mistake testifying? Meanwhile, we’ll find out why a New Jersey appellate court threw out the murder conviction of Virginia Vertetis, a school teacher accused of killing her boyfriend. Vinnie and Seema will discuss it all, plus give an update on the mounting medical issues of...


The Dating App Murder Trial -- Part 1: FL v. Andre Warner

A date with a stranger ended in death for young single dad Adam Hilaire who found himself on the violent end of a crime when Hailey Bustos, the woman he met on an online dating app, came to Hilaire’s apartment the with alleged trigger man Andre Warner, now facing the death penalty, and two other accomplices. Bustos and the two accomplices have testified against Warner - all have criminal records and are facing charges of their own for their part in Hilaire’s death. Can prosecutors get a...


“The Jinx” Murder Trial - Part 2: CA v. Robert Durst

In a three-day opening statement Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney John Lewin laid out the state’s case against accused murderer Robert Durst for killing long-time friend Susan Berman. Jurors were riveted as Lewin explained how the murder of Berman and Durst’s Galveston, Texas neighbor Morris Black were committed by Durst in order to cover up the disappearance, and presumed murder, of his wife Kathleen Durst. Did the marathon opening statement help the state’s case? Or will Durst’s...


“The Jinx” Murder Trial -- Part 1: CA v. Robert Durst

For decades the infamous Robert Durst has been in and out of legal trouble – even doing prison time – but NOT for the biggest crime he’s been accused of committing – murder. After an acquittal on murder charges in Texas in 2004, Robert Durst is again facing a charge of murder, but this time in a Los Angeles courtroom. Can LA prosecutors do what no one has been able to do before – convince a jury beyond reasonable doubt that Robert Durst is a cold-blooded killer? How will Durst’s...


Harvey Weinstein Trial: The Verdict

Guilty! After over twenty-four hours of deliberations a jury of seven men and five women came to a decision – Harvey Weinstein is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of two charges: criminal sex act in the first degree and rape in the third degree. He was acquitted on three other charges including the most serious charges that would have sent him to prison for life. Seema Iyer and her special guest, Court TV anchor Ted Rowlands, will break down what the split decision means, how much time...


Harvey Weinstein Trial: Jury Deliberations

After weeks of testimony the fate of Harvey Weinstein is in the hands of twelve jurors, charged with determining whether Harvey Weinstein is guilty as charged. The drama of the trial didn’t end with the closing arguments though, as lead defense council Donna Rotunno published an op-ed the prosecution contends was an attempt to communicate directly with the jury. Vinnie Politan will update us on all that has happened since closing arguments and he’ll talk to special guest, Court TV Legal...