Jason Flom’s Wrongful Conviction Podcast Hits #14 on iTunes Top Chart
Podcast Launch Event Featured Exonerated Individuals from Across the Country
High Resolution Photos Available Here
NEW YORK, NY – October 5, 2016: Wrongful Conviction, the new podcast hosted by Jason Flom, CEO of Lava Records and Lava Music Publishing, today climbed to #14 on the iTunes podcast top charts list within 24 hours of its debut. The podcast was launched yesterday evening at an intimate celebration at the Gansevoort Park Avenue in New York City.
The event, which coincided with International Wrongful Conviction Day, highlighted several exonerees featured in the podcast including Raymond Santana of the “Central Park Five” and the recently exonerated Keith Allen Harward who spent 33 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Up-and-coming Lava/Republic artist Maty Noyes sang the Beatles classic “Let it Be” as guests texted their donations to a digital “Karma Auction” that raised over $200,000 to benefit the Innocence Project, a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals. A number of celebrity guests and criminal justice reform advocates attended the event to lend their support to Jason, the exonerees and the Innocence Project including Alex Soros, Malik Yoba, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Charles Smith, Rosanna Scotto, Elvis Duran, former Nebraska Governor Robert Kerrey and Innocence Project executives Barry Scheck, Peter Neufeld and Maddy deLone.
Wrongful Conviction is a 10-episode true crime podcast released in collaboration with production company reVolver, featuring interviews with exonerated men and women who spent many long years in prison for crimes they did not commit. The podcast is about tragedy, triumph, actual innocence and unequal justice, exploring the impact a corrupt system has when it robs an innocent individual of their freedom while the actual perpetrator remains free to commit more violent crimes. The podcast is available now on iTunes, Google Play and Spotify, with new episodes premiering every Tuesday.
High resolution photos from Tuesday’s launch event are available here. [Photo credit: Nomi Ellenson].
About Jason Flom
Flom is the CEO of Lava Records and Lava Music Publishing. Flom previously served as Chairman and CEO at Atlantic Records, Virgin Records and Capitol Music Group and is personally responsible for launching superstars such as Kid Rock, Katy Perry, and Lorde. A longtime philanthropist, advocate and leading civilian expert on clemency, exoneration and the reintegration of wrongfully convicted individuals, Flom is a founding board member of the Innocence Project and also serves on the boards of Families Against Mandatory Minimums, the Legal Action Center, the Drug Policy Alliance, the NYU Prison Education Program and VetPaw.
About Wrongful Conviction
Wrongful Conviction is a 10-episode true crime podcast released in collaboration with production company reVolver, featuring interviews with exonerated men and women who spent many long years and even decades in prison for crimes they did not commit. In each episode, Jason Flom interviews a different exoneree or criminal justice reform advocates, exploring the broader issues of mass incarceration and the causes of and potential solutions to the epidemic of innocents being sent to prison. The podcast is available on iTunes, Google Play and Spotify and listeners can subscribe here: http://www.wrongfulconviction.net/
About reVolver Podcasts
reVolverPodcasts.com is the online destination for the very best in multicultural, on-demand audio and is the home of “El Show de Piolín” podcast. Listeners can discover, connect and engage with the most popular multicultural podcasts. reVolver Podcasts reaches a highly engaged audience across mobile, desktop and connected devices. For more information about the company, visit www.revolverpodcasts.com.