Christopher Goffard is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, author, and podcaster. He is a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times and was a finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for the Best First Novel. His podcast Dirty John has been downloaded more than 50 million times

Los Angeles Times Launches Spring Audio Slate with ‘The Times’ Daily News Podcast

The newspaper’s audio division will also launch a second season of the acclaimed interview-style podcast “Asian Enough” and a new true-crime podcast, “The Trials of Frank Carson,” from Times Staff Writer Christopher Goffard, the host behind the hit podcasts “Dirty John” and “Detective Trapp.”

Written and hosted by L.A. Times Staff Writer and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Christopher Goffard, “The Trials of Frank Carson” is a new eight-episode true crime podcast about power, politics and the law in California’s Central Valley.

The series will follow the story of Frank Carson, Stanislaus County’s most controversial defense attorney, a wizard with juries and a courtroom brawler with an unapologetically caustic style.

When a small-time thief disappeared, police — some of them Carson’s longtime adversaries — launched a massive investigation into a spectral underworld of street hustlers, junkies and snitches.

Carson was charged with murder and accused of masterminding a conspiracy. It would be one of the longest criminal trials in California history, with the flinty veteran of so many courtroom wars on trial for his life. The first two episodes will premiere May 25, with episodes being released through June, and bonus episodes available exclusively to L.A. Times subscribers.


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