The Phyllis Cottle Story

In this podcast, journalist Carol Costello revisits the first big assignment she covered as a 22-year-old, novice reporter: Phyllis Cottles’ brutal attack. Psychologists call them “Triumphant Survivors,” but Phyllis Cottle was more than a survivor, she used this crime to better herself and the world around her.

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Now the defense makes its case. As witness Chili Mo enters the courtroom, prosecutor Bob Bulford notices something remarkable unfold before his eyes. Phyllis braces for the moment Samuel Herring takes the stand, a questionable move on the part of his attorney. Criminologist breaks down the defense’s lines of questioning. Will Herring’s testimony be enough to convince the jury of his innocence?

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Update: DNA Results | "I'm a Gun Man"

Carol Costello Presents: Blind Rage | S:1 E:16
The Ohio Innocence Project shares findings on DNA found on Phyllis' clothing 40 years ago, and Carol explores some of Herring's claims of innocenc...
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Update: The Unthinkable

Carol Costello Presents: Blind Rage | S:1 E:16
Carol shares a shocking development in the case of Phyllis Cottle's brutal assault....
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Bonus: Survivors and the Media

Carol Costello Presents: Blind Rage | S:1 E:15
Carol interviews her former colleague, award-winning producer Ronni Berke, about what it’s like to interview victims....
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Bonus: A Spiritual Awakening

Carol Costello Presents: Blind Rage | S:1 E:14
In this bonus episode, Carol interviews attorney Larry Vuillemin, Phyllis’ good friend who shared a similar spiritual experience with her....
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