This is Reality - The Reality Winner Podcast

Broadway Podcast Network

How and why did a 25-year-old with a Pikachu bedspread become the #1 terrorist in the United States? In 2017, REALITY WINNER, a highly decorated former Air Force linguist was charged with leaking proof of Russian interference in the 2016 election to the media. Her goal – to help protect Democracy. Reality received the longest sentence ever imposed for unauthorized release of government information - five-years, three-months – for her patriotic efforts. THIS IS REALITY captures the unfolding events of the interrogation, the trial, the imprisonment and the current efforts to pursue clemency with those that were 'in the room' where it all happened.  Produced by Dori Berinstein, Sally Horchow, and Rebecca Aparicio. Part of the Broadway Podcast Network. Visit bpn.fm/ThisIsReality for more info and tickets to the current production.
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This is Reality- Podcast Teaser#1 - The Interrogation#2 - Who Is Reality?#3 - See Something, Say Something?#4 - What You Don't Know Will Hurt You
Learn how the government was able to use the Espionage Act of 1917 to prosecute Reality. How the U.S. government was able to use Facebook messages, private diary entries and phone conversations against Reality Winner in her bail hearing, ultimately denying her bond.  Featured in this episode are: Billie Winner-Davis and interview footage from Reality’s stepfather Gary Davis (Reality’s stepfather) and Reality’s defense lawyer Titus Nichols. Reality Winner, was a 25 year old NSA contractor when she was arrested for leaking classified documents detailing Russian interference in the 2016 election. The critically acclaimed Broadway play IS THIS A ROOM, play reenacts the verbatim transcript of the FBI interrogation at Reality’s home on June 3, 2017.  IN THIS EPISODE WE TALK ABOUT: How the Obama administration began using the Espionage Act of 1917 to crackdown on whistleblowers like Reality. How Reality was denied bail even though she had no prior record.  How Reality was denied her Miranda Rights when she was arrested. How the U.S. government was able to use Facebook messages, private diary entries and phone conversations against Reality Winner TO LEARN MORE 100 YEARS LATER THE ESPIONAGE ACT Reality Winner's attorney makes statement on NSA leak VOSOT FULL INTERVIEW WITH TITUS NICHOLS YOUNG LEAKER ARRESTED Reality Winner's mom reacts to denied bail Visit bpn.fm/ThisIsReality for more info, to sign Reality's petition for clemency, and to get tickets to any productions of Is This A Room. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18 2021
22 mins
#5 - The Government Always Wins