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Headlong: Running from COPS
Dan Taberski and the team behind Missing Richard Simmons investigate COPS — the longest running reality show in TV history — and its cultural impact on policing in America. Our story begins with the footage of a routine arrest behind a church in Georgia...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 3,082 ratings
So important!
I’m glad someone endeavored to do this kind of work. Entertaining and so informative. Well done!
Non-pink flamingo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/08/19
Entertaining examination of how reality TV shapes reality and our criminal justice system for the worse. Would make for a fantastic media literacy unit for high school or college students. I only hope some enterprising lawyers and policy makers take note and try to address the corruption at play...Read full review »
ape_enthusiast via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/05/19
Love the meatloafers! -JG (NJ)
parmaj1114 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/02/19
Recent Episodes
One last story that shows how even the most innocuous police interactions, the ones COPS and Live PD air to get laughs, aren’t funny at all if you’re the one on TV.
Published 05/28/19
We get our hands on raw, unedited footage of COPS and finally answer the question we've been asking throughout our 18-month investigation: How real is COPS?
Published 05/21/19
How does it feel to be hunted for months by police officers and camera crews, both of whom seem hellbent on putting you on TV?
Published 05/14/19
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