Episodes

April 5, 2024

BREAKING NEWS | Leo Schofield’s parole hearing set for April 17th

BREAKING NEWS: Leo Schofield’s parole hearing set for April 17th. For photos, images, and full transcripts of each episode visit: https://lavaforgood.com/bone-valley/ To read and sign the petition from the Innocence Project …
March 14, 2024

Introducing - The Prosecutors: The Murder of Michelle Schofield

The Prosecutors is a true crime podcast with a different point of view. Every week, Alice Lacour and Brett Talley bring their unique perspective as prosecutors to the most famous cold case mysteries of all time. Murder, mayh…
Jan. 1, 2024

Wrongful Conviction 2024 - Trailer

Lava for Good’s critically acclaimed Wrongful Conviction podcast, co-hosted by celebrated criminal justice reform advocate and founding board member of the Innocence Project Jason Flom, and Pulitzer prize-winning podcast hos…
Dec. 21, 2023

Bonus Episode | Restoring the Way

Gilbert and Kelsey check in with Leo Schofield, who has spent the last 7 months at the Corrections Transition Program at Everglades Correctional Institution, where he’s been preparing for life on the outside after more than …
Nov. 9, 2023

Introducing - Crime Story: Gilbert King on Bone Valley

Every week, CBC’s Crime Story podcast brings you a true-crime case told by the storyteller who knows it best. In this special episode, Gilbert King, host of Bone Valley , gives the inside scoop on the making of the Bone Vall…
Nov. 2, 2023

#403 Jason Flom with Gilbert King on the Groveland Four

On July 16, 1949, 17-year-old Norma Padgett and her estranged husband, Willie Padgett, reported to police that they had been attacked by four black men in Lake County, FL, with Norma claiming that the men had raped her. On t…
Oct. 11, 2023

Introducing - Erased: The Murder of Elma Sands

Twenty-two-year-old Elma Sands is found murdered in a Manhattan well on January 2nd, 1800. Her lover, wealthy and well-connected Levi Weeks, is accused of the barbaric offense. Weeks brings in the nation’s best legal defense…
Sept. 19, 2023

Earwitness: Episode 1 | Behind the Crown

From the production team that brought you Bone Valley, here is Episode 1 of our new podcast: Earwitness . If you like what you hear, you can listen to episode 2 right now wherever you get your podcasts or by clicking this li…
Sept. 12, 2023

Introducing: Earwitness

One July night in 1995, Deputy Sheriff William G. Hardy was shot behind the Crown Sterling Suites hotel in Birmingham, Alabama. At the same time as the murder, at least ten people saw Toforest Johnson four miles away, at a p…
June 21, 2023

Lava for Good Live: The War on Drugs - Did Anyone Win?

Today we present a special episode of The War on Drugs podcast. Hosts Clayton English and Greg Glod are live on stage with some of the top names in podcasting including Gilbert King from Bone Valley , Jason Flom from Wrongfu…
May 19, 2023

#355 Guest Host Gilbert King with Juan Roberto Melendez

On September 13, 1983, Delbert Baker was found dead – shot and with his throat slashed – in Auburndale, FL. Witnesses gave the police a lead on two suspects but they quickly dismissed it since one of the suspects was working…
May 18, 2023

Introducing: Betrayal Season 2

Ashley Lytton was a typical mom and wife in suburban Utah with three children until she discovered her husband’s horrifying secret. It was a shocking crime that would alter Ashley’s life and jeopardize the safety of her chil…
May 11, 2023

#357 Jason Flom with Jennifer Del Prete

In December of 2002, a mother dropped off her 3 month old daughter, I.Z., at daycare in Romeoville, IL. Jennifer Del Prete was working at the daycare center and later that day, Jennifer noticed that the girl was not breathin…
May 8, 2023

#356 Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Peter Reilly - UPDATE

Why do we tell these stories? Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin tell us the story of Peter Reilly, one of the first modern-day false confessors. In 1973, police continued to interrogate 18-year-old Peter until he started to bel…
May 5, 2023

Bonus Episode | Nothing but a Meatball

Leo Schofield’s parole hearing is held in Tallahassee, FL on May 3rd, 2023, before the Florida Commission on Offender Review. In the lead up to the hearing, Gilbert and Kelsey check in with Scott Cupp and Crissie Schofield. …
May 3, 2023

Bonus Episode | Heading to the Parole Hearing for Leo Schofield

On Wednesday, May 3, 2023, Gilbert and Kelsey are on the way to Leo’s parole hearing. Live update from the hearing coming soon. For photos, images, and full transcripts of each episode visit: https://lavaforgood.com/bone-val…
May 1, 2023

#353 Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Tommy Ward Pt. 1 - UPDATE

He thought the police would recognize this was just a dream, not reality. Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin bring us a story from Ada, OK where a young woman went missing. A few months after her disappearance, a man named Tommy…
May 1, 2023

#354 Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Tommy Ward Pt. 2 - UPDATE

No body, no bones, no motive. Just a decades long nightmare that has not ended. For the final episode of Season 2 Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin take us back to Ada, OK, for the second half of the story of Tommy Ward and Kar…
April 27, 2023

#352 Jason Flom with Terry Ceasor

On October 3, 2004, in Port Huron, MI, Terry Ceasor was at home alone with his girlfriend Cheryl’s 1 year old son, Brenden. Terry and Brenden had been playing a game that consisted of Terry chasing Brenden behind the couch w…
April 24, 2023

#351 Maggie Freleng with Hank Skinner - UPDATE

On New Year’s Eve in 1993, Hank Skinner fell asleep early on his couch after being rendered comatose from a cocktail of vodka, xanax and codeine. His girlfriend, Twila Busby, left for a party, and when she returned, she and …
April 20, 2023

#350 Guest Host Lauren Bright Pacheco with Lamar Johnson

On the evening of October 30, 1994, Marcus Boyd and Greg Elking were sitting on Marcus’s front porch in St. Louis, MO when two men, wearing ski masks and armed with guns, ambushed them and shot Marcus several times leading t…
April 19, 2023

Prepping for the Parole Hearing in the Case of Leo Schofield

In preparation for the upcoming parole hearing in Tallahassee on May 3rd, Gilbert and Kelsey travel to Florida to preview what’s at stake for Leo. They visit a halfway house in Tampa, and speak to Crissie, Ashley, Jessie Sau…
April 17, 2023

#349 Maggie Freleng with Gwen Graham

In 1987, five elderly women passed away at a nursing home in Grand Rapids, MI. Gwen Graham and Cathy Wood both worked at this nursing home, and the pair had been in a brief relationship at the time. Months later, when Gwen b…
April 13, 2023

#348 Jason Flom with Zavion Johnson

In November of 2001, in Sacramento, CA, four month old Nadia was declared brain dead after being rushed to the hospital the day prior. Nadia’s father, Zavion Johnson, eventually told authorities that he had dropped Nadia by …