Kary Antholis

Kary Antholis founded Crime Story Media, LLC in July 2019, after retiring as President of Miniseries and Cinemax Programming at HBO. For full biography, see Publisher Biography link.

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Interview: Paul Butler on the Killing of Breonna Taylor

Kary Antholis: On today’s podcast my guest is, once again, Georgetown Law Professor, MSNBC Legal Analyst and Crime Story Consulting Editor, Paul Butler. In our conversation, Paul and I discuss the recent decision by a Kentucky grand jury to charge Louisville detective Brett Hankison with three felony counts of wanton endangerment and their decision not to charge him or the other officers involved with any accounts related to the death of Breonna Taylor. We also discuss the opening statement that Paul Butler would give if he was prosecuting the case...

O. J. Simpson Trial Verdict: 25th Anniversary – The Crime Story Interviews

This past Saturday marked the 25th anniversary of the stunning verdict in the Trial of O. J. Simpson. Back in January, around the anniversary of the beginning of that trial, Crime Story published a series of interviews with individuals each of whom has a unique perspective on the collective narrative of how that case played out. Today we mark the anniversary by reprising those pieces. We offer our interviews with the creators of the two seminal popular culture narratives about the trial: Larry Karaszewski and Scott...

Can Universal Cash Stem Crime? (Week 60)

Welcome to your weekly opportunity to catch up on another busy week at CrimeStory.com. This week we offered new interviews by Amanda Knox, the Season 1 finale of our podcast series on the Robert Durst trial, and another installment in Sean Smith's series of pieces about COVID-19 in prison. On Monday, Amanda Knox interviewed activist journalists and prison abolitionists Victoria Law and Maya Schenwar, about the problematic subtext of so-called humane forms of punitive surveillance and about an alternative path towards decarceration and a just criminal legal process.

Durst Podcast Season Finale: Thank You For Your Time (Season Finale)

Links to all of CRIME STORY'S coverage of the Robert Durst trial are here. Episode 12: Thank You for Your Time (Season Finale) Episode Synopsis As David Chesnoff concludes the defense team's opening statement, it becomes clear that the jury will have to choose between two ways of interpreting evidence: Will they be guided by Chesnoff’s mantra that “no evidence is evidence” deciding that the lack of CSI-type forensic evidence leaves them with reasonable doubt of Durst’s guilt, or will...

Crime Story Named Top 10 Criminal Justice Podcast (Week 59)

Welcome to your weekly opportunity to catch up on another busy week at CrimeStory.com. This week we offered new interviews by Amanda Knox, the penultimate episode of Season 1 of our podcast series on the Robert Durst trial, another piece by Sean Smith about COVID-19 in prison, and a reprise of a Paul Butler presentation. But first, in some recent news, The Crime Story Podcast was recently ranked as the no. 10 Criminal Justice Podcast by the "Content Reader" company Feedspot.And last week, I had the chance to be a guest on the two...

New Durst Podcast: No Evidence is Evidence

Links to all of CRIME STORY'S coverage of the Robert Durst trial are here. Episode 11: No Evidence is Evidence Episode Synopsis In the penultimate episode of Season 1, David Chesnoff takes over the defense team’s opening statement and establishes his mantra for the day: “No evidence is evidence.” By this he suggests that the jurors should lean into their desire for forensic evidence in assessing Robert Durst’s culpability, and if they find such evidence lacking, they should consider that...