Breakdown

Now in its eighth season, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Breakdown podcast returns with host Bill Rankin to examine the case of Ahmaud Arbery. On Feb. 23, Arbery, a 25-year-old African-American man, was fatally shot three times as he jogged through the Satilla Shores neighborhood just outside of coastal Brunswick, where he was confronted by two white men. Greg McMichael, his son Travis McMichael, and their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan, who took the now-familiar video of the incident, all face felony murder charges. The AJC's Breakdown podcast is just that — the breakdown of the story and the systems. The largest newsroom in the southeast delivers investigations and true crime cases that you cannot find anywhere else.

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SO8, Ep.4: Father and Son
42 min
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S08, Ep3: How Georgia lets citizens arrest fell...
41 min
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S08, Ep2: Preliminary Hearing
35 min
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S08, Ep1: The Ahmaud Arbery case
46 min
5
Bonus: The Imperfect Alibi
58 min
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S07, Ep9: The verdict
52 min
7
S07, Ep8: The State Strikes Back
45 min
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S07, Ep7: Three eyewitnesses
29 min
9
S07, Ep6: Unarmed. Unclothed. Unable to Harm?
40 min
10
S07, Ep5: A trial run
29 min
11
S07, Ep4: Policing a mental health crisis
28 min
12
S07, Ep3: 'Impervious to pain, superhuman stren...
32 min
13
S07, Ep2: The road to indictment
34 min
14
S07, Ep1: 'They're here to help me'
29 min
15
Coming soon: The 7th season of Breakdown
The life and death of Anthony Hill, veteran and loving son, who was shot and killed by a police officer
4 min
16
S05, Ep11; The verdict on Tex McIver
Closing arguments, and the jury comes back
51 min
17
S05, Ep10.5 The jury is out
The jury in the Tex McIver murder case gets the case.
9 min
18
S05, Ep10: Surprises from the defense
47 min
19
S05, Ep9 The cops vs. the DA
The prosecution all but dismantles the chief homicide investigator -- usually an ally -- in the Tex McIver murder case.
34 min
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S05, Ep8: Killer, or just not a nice guy?
The state bombards the jury with innuendo about Tex.
38 min
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S05. Ep7: Dani Jo testifies
The prosecution calls Dani Jo Carter -- the only witness to the shooting.
38 min
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SO5, Ep6: McIver goes to trial
The state opens the Tex McIver murder trial by detonating some new bombshells.
43 min
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S05, Ep5: Prospective jurors: He did it
One prospective juror after another is dismissed for cause because he or she believes Tex McIver intended to kill his wife.
26 min
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S05, Ep4: Legal strategy
Some of the best lawyers in Georgia will go head to head this week in the murder trial of Claud
37 min
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S05, Ep3: Muddy Waters
35 min
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Coming soon: Back to the Tex McIver murder case
After months of delay, Tex McIver's murder trial is about to begin.
4 min
27
S06_Ep5: The Verdict
Time to decide: The final episode of Season 6 of Breakdown.
45 min
28
S06_Ep4: Deliberation
The state's case isn't perfect; it may not even be good enough
36 min
29
S06_Ep3: A trial by jury
The murder case of Nicholas Benton goes to trial in Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta.
38 min
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S06_Ep2: Voice of a Killer?
Homicide detective closes in on his suspect
38 min
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S06, Ep1: A Jury of His Peers
Kevin Riley, editor-in-chief of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, goes deep inside a double-murder case in Atlanta.
24 min
32
Coming soon: The next season of Breakdown
In Atlanta, the AJC's top editor goes inside the investigation and prosecution of a double murder.
3 min
33
Season 5, Episode 2.5
Neither the prosecution nor the defense is ready, so the judge calls off the trial date of Oct. 30.
14 min
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S05, Ep2: The courtship of Tex and Diane McIver
A $60,000 ring, a romantic proposal on the ranch, a storybook wedding. How did all that come to this?
37 min
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S05, Ep1: The McIver Murder Case
Wealthy and politically connected, Tex McIver and his wife, Diane, had it all. Until he shot her in the back.
41 min
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Coming soon: The next season of Breakdown
Coming soon: Atlanta lawyer Tex McIver says his wife's death was a tragic accident. The district attorney says it was murder.
3 min
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S04, Ep6: The murdered woman
Murder Below the Gnat Line
40 min
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S04, Ep5: Yet another bombshell
Murder Below the Gnat Line
38 min
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S04, Ep4: Burying the lede?
Below the Gnat Line
37 min
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S04, Ep3: The mask
Murder Below the Gnat Line
39 min
41
S04, Ep2: The prosecution
Murder Below the Gnat Line
39 min
42
S04, Ep1: The crime
Murder Below the Gnat Line
32 min
43
Coming Soon: A New Season of Breakdown
Murder Below The Gnat Line
2 min
44
S03, Episode 6: Banishment
A judge in Georgia signs off on a plea deal for Dr. Narendra K. Gupta.
30 min
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S03, Episode 5: Punishment
Predator, M.D.
33 min
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S03, Episode 4: Arrested
Predator, M.D.
34 min
47
S03, Episode 3: Compulsion
Predator, M.D.
37 min
48
S03, Episode 2: Prey
Predator, M.D.
41 min
49
S03 Episode 1: Predator, M.D.
Breakdown: Predator, M.D.
33 min
50
S02, Episode 17: Postscript
Death in a hot car
31 min
51
S02, Episode 16: We have a verdict
Death in a hot car
40 min
52
S02, Episode 15: The jury gets the case
Death in a hot car
54 min
53
S02, Episode 14: Leanna Taylor takes the stand
Death in a hot car
57 min
54
S02, Episode 13: The State Rests
Death in a hot car
52 min
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S02, Episode 12: From the gutter to the homicid...
Death in a hot car
45 min
56
S02, Episode 11: Shelter from the storm
Death in a hot car
22 min
57
S02, Episode 10: Game on
Death in a hot car
35 min
58
S02, Episode 9: It’s time to go to trial: Will ...
Death in a hot car
28 min
59
S0 2, Ep 8: The jury panel is assembled
Death in a hot car
24 min
60
S02, Episode 7 - Harris trial moves to Georgia'...
Death in a hot car
31 min
61
S01, Episode 8 - After a year’s wait, a conclud...
Railroad justice in a rail road town
36 min
62
S02, Episode6: A sudden change of venue
Death in a hot car
40 min
63
S02, Episode 5.5: A change of venue
Death in a hot car
7 min
64
S02, Episode 5: A jury of his peers, with preco...
Death in a hot car
22 min
65
S02 Episode 4 - Deciding the case before it beg...
Death in a hot car
45 min
66
S02 Episode 3 - Leanna Harris: Once implicated,...
Death in a hot car
35 min
67
S02 Episode 2: An air-tight case against Justin...
Death in a hot car
37 min
68
S02 Episode 1 - Death in a Hot Car: Mistake or ...
Death in a Hot Car
34 min
69
S01 Episode 0: Before You Listen
Railroad Justice in a Railroad Town
2 min
70
S01 Episode 7: A New Trial or a New Life?
Railroad Justice in a Railroad Town
34 min
71
S01 Episode 6: Could Justin Chapman Be Guilty?
Railroad Justice in a Railroad Town
35 min
72
S01 Episode 5: Young Lawyers and Old Hands
Railroad Justice in a Railroad Town
38 min
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S01 Episode 4: The New Team Goes to Work
Railroad Justice in a Railroad Town
35 min
74
S01 Episode 3: Let’s Test the Evidence
Railroad Justice in a Railroad Town
43 min
75
S01 Episode 2: She Lost, but She Never Gave Up
Railroad Justice in a Railroad Town
39 min
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S01 Episode 1: Railroad Justice in a Railroad Town
Follow the twists and turns of a case in rural Ge…
31 min