For nearly half a century, Bill Cosby brought warmth and laughter into hearts across the country, cementing his image as “America’s Dad.” But he also led a dark, secret life preying on women. The comedian carefully coaxed each one into feeling safe and cared for, then left them to pick up the pieces of their lives. It all started with Andrea Constand. She carried the burden of being the only one of the 60-plus accusers whose case could be tried in a court of law. Now, she's telling her side of the story, along with firsthand accounts from more than a dozen survivors, jurors and prosecutors. From the Los Angeles Times, and hosted by investigative reporter Nicki Weisensee Egan, "Chasing Cosby" is the definitive take of the rise and fall of Bill Cosby.
Nicole Weisensee Egan talks with Kathleen Goldhar, the host of CBC’s new podcast Crime Story, about Cobsy’s case, celebrity justice, what it was like to be the first reporter to dig into the claims against Bill Cosby when other journalists were afraid to do so. Every week, Crime Story brings you a true-crime case told by the storyteller who knows it best. Find more Crime Story episodes in your podcast app, or at: https://link.chtbl.com/jIOQWawg
"Foretold" is the newest podcast from the L.A. Times, and we're sharing a preview of the first episode with you here today. In the fall of 2019, reporter Faith E. Pinho received a tip from a woman named Paulina Stevens. Paulina claimed she had grown up in an insular Romani community in California, where she was raised to be a wife, mother and fortuneteller — until she decided to break away. That first call unraveled a story spanning multiple continents, hundreds of years, and complex metaphysical realities. Follow "Foretold" to hear new episodes every Tuesday.
The Letter is a new original true crime podcast hosted by award-winning journalist Amy Donaldson. This 8-part narrative series tells the story of the brutal murder of Zachary Snarr, which took place in Salt Lake City, UT, on August 28, 1996. The Letter weaves a story of forgiveness, guilt, and what happens after the headlines die down and the real story begins.On Zach Snarr’s last day alive, he got up early to help his father at work, he cleaned the kitchen for his mother and he made his sister laugh. But on August 28, 1996, the 18-year-old never came home from his date with Yvette Rodier at a reservoir outside of Salt Lake City. Instead, two police officers and a chaplain came to ring the bell. It was every parent’s nightmare, a devastating loss that rocked a community and shattered lives. But Zach’s mother, Sy Snarr, finds hope from a most unlikely place and it comes in the form of a weekly phone call. Get more information and photos at theletterpodcast.com.Head to https://link.chtbl.com/TheLetterPodcast to listen to the second episode.
Border City is a new L.A. Times Presents podcast from the San Diego Union-Tribune. From Sandra Dibble, a journalist who spent more than 25 years covering the border, comes a story about beauty, violence and belonging in Tijuana, one of the world’s most dangerous cities. Enjoy this sneak peek, and be sure to listen and follow wherever you listen to podcasts.
In Season 1 of “Binge Sesh,” co-hosts Matt Brennan and Kareem Maddox pull back the curtain on HBO’s “Winning Time” series about the L.A. Lakers of the 1980s, one of the sports’ most unforgettable dynasties. Every week, we bring you stories from the locker room, the soundstage, and the L.A. Times archives as we explore how “Showtime” transformed the NBA — and American culture.Enjoy this sneak peek of the podcast, and be sure to listen and follow wherever you listen to podcasts. Learn more at latimes.com/bingesesh.
From Focus Features and L.A. Times Studios brand team comes the new podcast series, CONVICTED: ACROSS BORDERS. Hosted by famed lawyer and bestselling author, Marcia Clark, we'll hear straight from the mouths of the men and women who lived through these trials. Through these stories, we'll explore how seemingly benign actions can lead to incarceration in foreign lands, how to navigate different legal systems when you don't even speak the language, and who one turns to when the closest help is thousands of miles away. Enjoy this sneak peek of the podcast, and be sure to listen and follow wherever you listen to podcasts. This is a paid podcast funded by Focus Features. The Los Angeles Times newsroom was not involved in the production of this podcast.
A live discussion hosted by L.A. Times columnist Patt Morrison that brings together journalist and Chasing Cosby podcast host Nicki Weisensee Egan, Andrea Constand, and other survivors to discuss the rise and fall of Bill Cosby.
There are 63 women accusing Bill Cosby of assault or attempted assault when the district attorney decides to reopen the case. There’s also a growing movement underway, with many of the survivors joining forces to change the statute of limitations laws in their respective states.
The deposition Bill Cosby gave back in 2005 is mistakenly unsealed -- and the contents are explosive. But crowds across North America are still showing up to watch Cosby perform in his "Far From Finished" comedy tour.Support us by supporting our sponsors:Simplisafe - Get free shipping when you visit simplisafe.com/COSBY.Squarespace - Get 10% off your first website or domain purchase at squarespace.com/CHASINGCOSBY.Upstart - Take charge of your credit card debt by visiting upstart.com/COSBY.Parachute - Get free shipping and returns on everyday essentials at parachutehome.com/COSBY.
Bill Cosby is in the middle of a career resurgence when a video capturing a joke about him goes viral. Suddenly, women from California to Florida are coming forward with their own stories of being drugged and sexually assaulted by Cosby. This pushes a man who had been hiding Cosby’s secrets for decades to expose the truth. Support us by supporting our sponsors:Simplisafe - Get free shipping when you visit simplisafe.com/COSBY.Squarespace - Get 10% off your first website or domain purchase at squarespace.com/CHASINGCOSBY.Upstart - Take charge of your credit card debt by visiting upstart.com/COSBY.Parachute - Get free shipping and returns on everyday essentials at parachutehome.com/COSBY.
The district attorney decides whether or not there’s enough evidence to bring criminal charges against Bill Cosby. Meanwhile, Tamara Green comes forward in hopes of corroborating Andrea’s story — and 12 others follow in her footsteps.
Bill Cosby spends much of his childhood in a North Philadelphia housing project. He ends up getting his start in an unexpected way, quickly rising to fame. Decades later, one morning in January 2005, Andrea Constand wakes up sobbing from a nightmare.