You Didn't See Nothin

You Didn't See Nothin

The Pulitzer Prize and Peabody Award-winning “You Didn't See Nothin” follows Yohance Lacour as he revisits the story that introduced him to the world of investigative journalism. Part investigation and part memoir, Yohance examines how its ripple effects have shaped his life over the past quarter-century. In 1997, Lenard Clark was beaten into a coma by a gang of older white teens simply for being Black in a white neighborhood. One of Lenard’s attackers was from a powerful Chicago family. The media quickly turned towards stories of reconciliation and racial healing, with cooperation by Black leaders and the attacker’s family. Yohance wasn’t having any of it. At the time of the attack, he was in his early 20s, writing plays, selling weed, and living at his dad’s house on the South Side of Chicago. Unable to stand by silently, he began working with a neighborhood newspaper to investigate the vicious hate crime. Reporting on the incident led him to grow increasingly disillusioned with journalism. From USG Audio and the Invisible Institute – creators of the 2020 Pulitzer Finalist podcast “Somebody” – “You Didn't See Nothin” finds Yohance back in Chicago after a 10-year prison sentence, tracking down key players to examine how this story connects to our present moment.

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December 29, 2022 2 mins

Part investigation and part memoir, “You Didn't See Nothin” follows Yohance Lacour as he revisits the story that introduced him to the world of investigative journalism, and examines how its ripple effects have shaped his life over the past quarter-century.


In 1997, Lenard Clark was beaten into a coma by a gang of older white teens simply for being Black in a white neighborhood. One of Lenard’s attackers was from a powe...

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When a 13-year-old Black boy is attacked in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood, Yohance rallies his crew to avenge the beating.


Credits

Host: Yohance Lacour

Producers: Bill Healy, Dana Brozost-Kelleher, Erisa Apantaku, Sarah Geis

Sound Design/Mixing and Music Supervision: Steven Jackson and Phil Dmochowski at the Audio Non-Visual Company

Original Music: Taka Yasuzawa

Executive Producers: Alison Flowers and Jamie Kalven...

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February 15, 2023 34 mins

Yohance begins to investigate the beating for a neighborhood newspaper, when his reporting gets some unwanted attention.


Credits

Host: Yohance Lacour

Producers: Bill Healy, Dana Brozost-Kelleher, Erisa Apantaku, Sarah Geis

Sound Design/Mixing and Music Supervision: Steven Jackson and Phil Dmochowski at the Audio Non-Visual Company

Original Music: Taka Yasuzawa

Executive Producers: Alison Flowers and Jamie Kalven (Invisible I...

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February 15, 2023 28 mins

News stories about the beating zero in on reconciliation and racial healing, as the attacker’s parents meet with prominent Black leaders.


Credits

Host: Yohance Lacour

Producers: Bill Healy, Dana Brozost-Kelleher, Erisa Apantaku, Sarah Geis

Sound Design/Mixing and Music Supervision: Steven Jackson and Phil Dmochowski at the Audio Non-Visual Company

Original Music: Taka Yasuzawa

Executive Producers: Alison Flowers and J...

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February 22, 2023 31 mins

As the trial approaches, a key witness goes missing and another is murdered. 


Credits

Host: Yohance Lacour

Producers: Bill Healy, Dana Brozost-Kelleher, Erisa Apantaku, Sarah Geis

Sound Design/Mixing and Music Supervision: Steven Jackson and Phil Dmochowski at the Audio Non-Visual Company

Original Music: Taka Yasuzawa

Executive Producers: Alison Flowers and Jamie Kalven (Invisible Institute) and Josh Bloch (USG A...

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February 22, 2023 37 mins

The Black community becomes deeply divided over some of its leaders supporting the family of the attacker.


Credits

Host: Yohance Lacour

Producers: Bill Healy, Dana Brozost-Kelleher, Erisa Apantaku, Sarah Geis

Sound Design/Mixing and Music Supervision: Steven Jackson and Phil Dmochowski at the Audio Non-Visual Company

Original Music: Taka Yasuzawa

Executive Producers: Alison Flowers and Jamie Kalven (Invisible Institut...

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March 1, 2023 36 mins

Yohance speaks to the Black minister about the notion that the attacker and his victim have become friends.


Credits

Host: Yohance Lacour

Producers: Bill Healy, Dana Brozost-Kelleher, Erisa Apantaku, Sarah Geis

Sound Design/Mixing and Music Supervision: Steven Jackson and Phil Dmochowski at the Audio Non-Visual Company

Original Music: Taka Yasuzawa

Executive Producers: Alison Flowers and Jamie Kalven (Invisible Institu...

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March 1, 2023 26 mins

Nearly 50-years-old now, Yohance tries to make sense of what forgiveness means in the face of endless racial violence.


Credits

Host: Yohance Lacour

Producers: Bill Healy, Dana Brozost-Kelleher, Erisa Apantaku, Sarah Geis

Sound Design/Mixing and Music Supervision: Steven Jackson and Phil Dmochowski at the Audio Non-Visual Company

Original Music: Taka Yasuzawa

Executive Producers: Alison Flowers and Jamie Kalven (Invisi...

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Yohance sits down with Kathleen Goldhar, the host of CBC’s new podcast Crime Story, to talk about Lenard Clark’s case and the many questions he grappled with while making You Didn’t See Nothin. 


Every week, Crime Story brings you a true crime case told by the storyteller who knows it best. Find more Crime Story episodes in your podcast app, or using this link: https://link.chtbl.com/H4ag6cIN

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In 1978, Pope John Paul I was found dead in his bed just 33 days after he was elected. The official story is that he suffered a fatal heart attack. But in the years since his death, some have claimed he was murdered to cover up crimes in the Vatican. The question of the Pope’s death has never been definitively answered, but there is one man who claims to know the truth. A man from one of New York City’s crime families who ...

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