For the NPR fans of “This American Life”

This American Infographic

My new years resolution is to make an infographic on every This American Life ever made. The idea is to expand and add context to the stories and information contained in the shows. Basically, anything I am curious about while listening to the pieces.

Today I started at the beginning, the first episode of This American Life, back when it was called “Your Radio Playhouse”. In this episode, one of the characters is an innocent musician who had been wrongfully imprisoned for 20 years because of a witness who later recanted their testimony. This made me wonder about the number of people who have been released after serving crimes they did not commit. Which is how I came to find this data from the Innocence Project.

Here/’s his first infographic:

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