The Burden

By Orbit Media

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 Apr 19, 2024
great content!


Detective Louis N. Scarcella was a legendary figure in New York City during the '90s. In a city overrun with violent crime, he cracked the toughest cases and put away the worst criminals. But the story changed when a group of convicted murderers-turned-jailhouse lawyers made a startling discovery that linked all their cases: Scarcella was the cop who helped put many of them away. They made a vow: Take down Scarcella. And with the help of a relentless New York Times reporter, they did just that. Thirty years later, 20 people who Scarcella helped put behind bars have since walked free. In the media, he’s known as the disgraced, rogue cop who hoodwinked an entire system. But was this really the workings of one person? 

We spent hundreds of hours talking with witnesses who were coerced, jailhouse lawyers, outraged attorneys, and righteous cops. Scarcella insists he didn’t do anything wrong. And after finally tracking him down, he agreed to take us into the belly of the beast... where justice is done (and undone). Welcome to The Burden. 

The Burden is a production of Orbit Media in association with Signal Co. No1.

Episode Date
Episode 6 | Does a New D.A. Mean a New Day?
Apr 16, 2024
Episode 5 | The Derrick Dilemma
Apr 09, 2024
Episode 4 | The Crazy World of Murder
Apr 02, 2024
Episode 3 | The Actual Innocence Team
Mar 26, 2024
Episode 2 | The Confessions of Louis Scarcella
Mar 19, 2024
Episode 1 | The Scoop
Mar 19, 2024
Introducing: The Burden
Mar 12, 2024