Host Teri Christoph talks with journalist Scott Reeder about his new true crime podcast, Suspect Convictions. The show tells of the horrifying murder in 1990 of nine-year-old Jennifer Lewis and the possible miscarriage of justice that has been playing out for nearly three decades. This story is compelling. In the second half of Smart Girl Politics, Scott shares his thoughts on the state of journalism and the opportunities for conservatives to tell good stories that will lead to good public policy.

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    I really enjoyed this episode. Something I found a bit odd (maybe it’s just me) is the sound editing. It sounds like you cut out some of his interview, which makes it seem like you edited out some information? Maybe I’m being too picky.

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    • January 13, 2017 at 1:20 pm
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    GirlFriday (View Comment):
    I really enjoyed this episode. Something I found a bit odd (maybe it’s just me) is the sound editing. It sounds like you cut out some of his interview, which makes it seem like you edited out some information? Maybe I’m being too picky.

    I’m still learning the editing bit! I was trying to edit out a phone ringing at one point, the transition might’ve been a little clumsy. I hope you’ve had a chance to listen to some of the “Suspect Convictions” episodes — Scott and his colleagues are doing a great job with this terribly sad story.

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    • January 13, 2017 at 2:25 pm
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    Thanks for the heads up. I will make sure to avoid that podcast. 

    I actually lived near that area for a good portion of my life. Went to the Quad Cities regularly as a kid. I’d prefer not to listen to some libertarian go on about criminal justice reform and us being horrible racists. I can ask random liberals at work for that.

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    • January 14, 2017 at 1:28 am
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    OmegaPaladin (View Comment):
    Thanks for the heads up. I will make sure to avoid that podcast.

    I actually lived near that area for a good portion of my life. Went to the Quad Cities regularly as a kid. I’d prefer not to listen to some libertarian go on about criminal justice reform and us being horrible racists. I can ask random liberals at work for that.

    None of the episodes I’ve listened to so far have any kind of political commentary in them. They simply present the facts of the case, plus lots of interviews with the people involved, and listeners can draw their own conclusions. I appreciate the way they never lose focus of the young victim and the value of her life.

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    • January 14, 2017 at 7:23 am
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    GirlFriday (View Comment):
    I’m still learning the editing bit! I was trying to edit out a phone ringing at one point, the transition might’ve been a little clumsy. I hope you’ve had a chance to listen to some of the “Suspect Convictions” episodes — Scott and his colleagues are doing a great job with this terribly sad story.

    Thanks for your response! I know sound editing is not easy. Keep up the good work! I need to subscribe to “Suspect” – I really appreciate he tells it from a compassionate viewpoint and not just a “how aful is this? people are terrible” gawker standpoint.

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    • January 19, 2017 at 11:34 am
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