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    FOURTH SEASON by way of insanity

  • FIRST EPISODE INSIGHTS INTO THE MIND OF MADNESS

  • There's nothing hit podcast The Thread can't link within six episodes. The Guardian

  • I haven't heard a podcast this addicting in a long time.

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    An unrepentant polymath, Sean has five college degrees from three universities and will tack on “Dr.” or “Esq.” to his name whenever the circumstances warrant, usually in complaint letters to Time Warner Cable.

    Narrated by Sean Braswell

THE THREAD

Explore history's interlocking lives and events. Turn back the clock, one story at a time. Discover how various strands are woven together to create a historic figure, a big idea or an unthinkable tragedy. From OZY Media. History. Unwound.

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EP.1 - FOURTH SEASON

INSIGHTS INTO THE MIND OF MADNESS

Shortly after midnight on July 20, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado, a man in dark body armor and a gas mask entered a midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises with a tactical shotgun, a high-capacity assault rifle, and a sidearm. He threw a canister of tear gas into the crowd and began firing. Soon twelve were dead and fifty-eight were wounded; young children and pregnant women were among them.

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EP.2 - FOURTH SEASON

AN IRRESISTIBLE IMPULSE

The ultimate act of revenge or the act of a woman driven so crazy by domestic violence that she could not comprehend what she was doing? It seemed crazy to raise that defense given the deliberateness of the act, the fact her husband was asleep at the time and more. And prosecutors thought the defense had no chance: they were ready to argue that Lorena was not insane and one sign of that is that she acted out of revenge. Revenge, the prosecution argued is a rational act, not an irrational one.

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