New Season From Somethin’ Else, Sony Music Entertainment and The Marshall Project Takes Us Inside the Hidden World of Police Confessions
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Somethin’ Else and Sony Music Entertainment, in partnership with The Marshall Project, today launched the latest season of hit investigative podcast series Smoke Screen: Just Say You’re Sorry. This season takes listeners inside the interrogation room, uncovering the gripping drama behind one of Texas Ranger James Holland’s most controversial cases: the murder of a woman named Bobbie Sue Hill. Subscribers to The Binge can listen to all episodes, all at once today.
Hosted by The Marshall Project’s journalist Maurice Chammah, Just Say You’re Sorry investigates the extreme, yet legal, tactics employed by Holland against the murder suspect: an Air Force veteran named Larry Driskill. These tactics include hypnotizing a witness, lying about evidence, and a psychologically brutal interrogation that eventually breaks Driskill down. With access to Holland’s recordings, Chammah follows the men through two days of a high-stakes dance ending in Driskill’s confession.
Driskill was sentenced to 15 years in prison but was released on parole during production. He is now working to prove his innocence. Driskill’s experience sheds light on the methods used by Holland and many police across the U.S., even as Holland continues to be celebrated for his skill in coaxing confessions from killers.
“Just Say You’re Sorry offers a firsthand look at this shocking story of manipulation and gaslighting, and how even people who don’t believe they committed a crime can find themselves confessing to it,” said host Maurice Chammah, who previously wrote “Anatomy of a Murder Confession,” the Marshall Project article that the podcast is based on.
Just Say You’re Sorry is produced by Somethin’ Else, a Sony Music Entertainment company, and The Marshall Project. The producers are Tom Fuller and Georgia Mills.
About the Marshall Project
The Marshall Project is a nonprofit news organization that focuses on the American criminal justice system. Our mission is to create and sustain a sense of urgency about criminal justice in America. We aim at all times for accuracy, fairness, and impartiality. Our repertoire includes deep investigative projects, narratives and profiles that put a human face on criminal justice, explanatory and contextual pieces, along with guest commentary and voices from inside the system. We partner with a diverse array of media organizations to amplify our journalism.
About Somethin’ Else
Somethin’ Else is a leading podcast producer based in New York and London. Its hit shows include Kermode and Mayo’s Take, Power: The Maxwells, David Tennant Does A Podcast With…, The Official Podcast for The Crown and No Time To Die: The Official James Bond Podcast. Somethin’ Else is part of Sony Music Entertainment.
About Sony Music Global Podcasts
We are Sony Music Entertainment’s Global Podcast Division – where podcasters are artists. We put creators first and develop premium shows that loyal audiences keep coming back to. Based in New York, Los Angeles and London, we are a team of podcast obsessives covering creative, sales, marketing and business development teams focused only on one thing – our listeners and the shows we make for them.