The Hurricane Tapes

The Hurricane Tapes

By BBC World Service

A triple murder. 40 hours of tape recordings. Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter. Bob Dylan wrote a song about him. Hollywood made a movie. This is the full story.


Ep 13. Black Angel

"I know who doesn’t belong in prison. I am an angel. The Black Angel" Plus a final account of Carter from someone who has never told her truth about her father #HurricaneTapes
01/04/19·53m 4s

Ep 12. Stinkin’ New Jersey

John Artis on who he blames and Jonny Carter reveals who he thinks did it #hurricanetapes
25/03/19·39m 13s

Ep 11. Joining the dots

Names are named, alibis crumble, as we reveal the details of a never before seen investigation into the case #HurricaneTapes
18/03/19·36m 5s

Ep 10. Nineteen pages

"Nobody wanted my findings to come out". An investigator’s alternative theory, ignored… until now. #HurricaneTapes
11/03/19·43m 42s

Ep 9. Take it to the judge

"Racism rather than reason." Judge Sarokin, the man who had the final say in the State of New Jersey v Rubin Carter and John Artis. #HurricaneTapes
04/03/19·43m 34s

Ep 8. Boy wonder

How Lazarus and a Canadian 'army' took Carter from deep despair to the brink of freedom. #HurricaneTapes
25/02/19·32m 23s

Ep 7. Racial revenge

'You’re turning the trial into a racial nightmare.' The defence team are heading for big trouble at the second trial. #HurricaneTapes
18/02/19·42m 30s

Ep6. Muhammad Ali and Bob Dylan

Rubin Carter becomes a cause célèbre. Star power to the rescue? #HurricaneTapes
11/02/19·29m 57s

Ep5. Chipmunk

Secret recordings, recantations and Kojak. How a Chipmunk paved the path to freedom. #HurricaneTapes
04/02/19·27m 37s

Ep4. Bullets, Bello and Bradley

Conspiracies, contradictions and convictions. The first trial of Rubin Carter and John Artis. #HurricaneTapes
28/01/19·36m 47s

Ep3. Thieves in the night

“They were there! They were not playing jacks on the corner.” How petty criminal Al Bello became the prosecution’s star witness. #HurricaneTapes
21/01/19·30m 30s

Ep2. Murders at the Lafayette

Four shot, three killed, two murderers on the run. What exactly happened on the night of the murders? #HurricaneTapes
14/01/19·34m 54s

Ep1. The making of Rubin Carter

Racism, poverty and violence. Enter the world of Rubin Carter. #HurricaneTapes
14/01/19·36m 6s

The Preview

“I have something that I want to say to you” - Rubin Carter.
28/12/18·3m 46s
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