Global Story Network
A cinematic quality podcast series that tells incredible true stories of people who faced impossible odds but somehow found the hope and courage to survive their experience in their quest to lead a fulfilling life. Surviving The Impossible podcast is inspiring & motivating, all the while, teaching invaluable lessons learned and applied by amazing people from around the world that have survived incredibly difficult experiences. The first season unfolds the harrowing true story of Nick Yarris, who was sentenced to death for a crime he didn't commit.
Created, produced and hosted by Anthony Samadani and Lior Geller. Distributed by Global Story Network, Batoul Peters, Roy Laughlin. Please note that this podcast may contain depictions of violence that some people may find disturbing.
The first season of Surviving The Impossible will focus on the incredible story of Nick Yarris as he shares with hosts, Lior Geller and Anthony Samadani, how he spent 23 years on death row for a rape and murder he did not commit. However, Nick’s story is unlike any other death row inmate falsely accused. Nick’s journey includes the first man to escape death row, the first man to be exonerated using DNA evidence, a man that read over 10,000 books to better his life and even his request to be executed after 20 years. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride – bring some tissues, a notepad and be prepared to be changed forever.
2 min 39 sec
What can be worse than being sentenced to death for a crime you did not commit? Knowing that you put yourself there all because of a lie.
27 min 47 sec
Nick’s first days in prison as he awaits the trial for a rape and murder he didn’t commit… and we’ll see how once again, another lie eventually puts him on death row.
25 min 55 sec
Nick’s first years on death row, his many attempts to appeal his death sentence, and the unbelievable chain of events that led to his daring and successful escape from prison.
22 min 49 sec
Nick’s capture and return to prison after several weeks on the run, and we’ll see how one small event changes his life forever.
23 min 54 sec
A single newspaper article will set Nick off on the journey to find love and freedom.
28 min 25 sec
After three unsuccessful attempts, Nick finally finds a piece of evidence from his crime scene and struggles to become the first death row inmate to prove his innocence by the use of DNA testing.
22 min 45 sec
After 15 years of fighting to exonerate himself with DNA evidence and suffering with Hepatitis C, losing all hope and writing a letter demanding his immediate execution… the response to that letter was something that Nick or his family could have never foreseen.
30 min 18 sec