There's a new podcast about Rubin 'The Hurricane' Carter and his wrongful murder conviction 1 year ago

There's a new podcast about Rubin 'The Hurricane' Carter and his wrongful murder conviction

If you loved the Denzel Washington film, this is a must.

Much like trying to decipher Jose Mourinho's favourite XI, it's almost impossible to pick Denzel Washington's best performance in a film.

Man On Fire, Training Day, Glory, Crimson Tide, The Siege, John Q, American Gangster, Malcolm X. The list goes on.

There's usually one title near the top of every film fan's list, however and deservedly so as his Oscar-nominated turn as Rubin 'The Hurricane' Carter is breathtaking.

After his story was turned into a film beloved by audiences, the life of Rubin Carter will now be given the podcast treatment and it's shaping up to be a cracker.

The Hurricane Tapes investigates the brutal triple murder of three people in a New Jersey bar in 1966 for which the famous boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter was twice convicted and twice released.

Throughout his 18 years of imprisonment, Carter always insisted that he had been framed by a corrupt and racist police force.

With the help of 40 hours of unheard recordings with Carter himself, The Hurricane Tapes details the boxer's fight to clear his name and pursue the truth of what happened on that infamous night.

In case you're not familiar with the story, here's the general timeline of events.

In the early hours of 17 June 1966, two black men walked into the Lafayette Bar and Grill in Paterson and shot four white people, killing three of them.

One of America’s most famous boxers, Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, was convicted of committing these brutal murders. Throughout his years of imprisonment, Carter always insisted that he was innocent and that he had been framed for these crimes.

In the new podcast, audiences will get to hear from everyone involved with the incident including John Artis, the man who was also convicted of the murders alongside Carter.

The cops and detectives who arrested Carter and Artis will also be interviewed, as will the judge who overturned their guilty verdicts.

There's also various interviews with Carter, 40 hours of interviews were recorded prior to his death in 2014.

The first two episodes of the podcast will be released on 14 January and the series will continue with one episode per week from then on.

It will also air on BBC World Service on 19 January.