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Headlong: Running from COPS
Headlong: Running from COPS

Headlong: Running from COPS

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Dan Taberski and the team behind Missing Richard Simmons investigate COPS — the longest running reality show in TV history — and its cultural impact on policing in America. Our story begins with the footage of a routine arrest behind a church in Georgia...

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Introducing: Running From COPS

After 30 years on television, COPS has evolved into a constant messaging machine about policing in America. Running from COPS is the result of an 18-month investigation and delves deep into how the show actually gets made, how much control police departments really have over the final product, and the harrowing stories of the people who have ended up on camera. Subscribe for free and start listening April 23.

2 MINAPR 2
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Introducing: Running From COPS

Coming Soon: Running From COPS

58 sAPR 22
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Coming Soon: Running From COPS

1: The One-Celled Amoeba

How real is the longest running reality show in TV history? We begin our investigation of COPS.

36 MINAPR 23
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1: The One-Celled Amoeba

2: Shooting Fish In A Barrel

What is it like to watch yourself on COPS when you can’t remember getting arrested?

35 MINAPR 23
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2: Shooting Fish In A Barrel

3: Nothing Is Voluntary When You Have Handcuffs On

COPS producers claim every suspect on the show agrees in writing to appear on TV. Why would anyone sign that piece of paper? Plus: Who has final control over what airs on COPS, the producers or the police?

45 MINAPR 30
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3: Nothing Is Voluntary When You Have Handcuffs On

4: Mind Blown

An ex-cop breaks down some of the most shocking arrests we’ve watched on COPS and tries to imagine why police departments would want that footage out in the world. Plus, the next generation of COPS is LivePD — six hours a week of policing aired live. What could possibly go wrong?

42 MINMAY 7
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4: Mind Blown

5: The Worst Day Of Your Life

How does it feel to be hunted for months by police officers and camera crews, both of whom seem hellbent on putting you on TV?

40 MINMAY 14
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5: The Worst Day Of Your Life

6: That’s The Story

We get our hands on raw, unedited footage of COPS and finally answer the question we've been asking throughout our 18-month investigation: How real is COPS?

38 MINMAY 21
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6: That’s The Story

Bonus Episode: Himalayan Salt Boy

One last story that shows how even the most innocuous police interactions, the ones COPS and Live PD air to get laughs, aren’t funny at all if you’re the one on TV.

16 MINMAY 28
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Bonus Episode: Himalayan Salt Boy
the END

Latest Episodes

Introducing: Running From COPS

After 30 years on television, COPS has evolved into a constant messaging machine about policing in America. Running from COPS is the result of an 18-month investigation and delves deep into how the show actually gets made, how much control police departments really have over the final product, and the harrowing stories of the people who have ended up on camera. Subscribe for free and start listening April 23.

2 MINAPR 2
Comments
Introducing: Running From COPS

Coming Soon: Running From COPS

58 sAPR 22
Comments
Coming Soon: Running From COPS

1: The One-Celled Amoeba

How real is the longest running reality show in TV history? We begin our investigation of COPS.

36 MINAPR 23
Comments
1: The One-Celled Amoeba

2: Shooting Fish In A Barrel

What is it like to watch yourself on COPS when you can’t remember getting arrested?

35 MINAPR 23
Comments
2: Shooting Fish In A Barrel

3: Nothing Is Voluntary When You Have Handcuffs On

COPS producers claim every suspect on the show agrees in writing to appear on TV. Why would anyone sign that piece of paper? Plus: Who has final control over what airs on COPS, the producers or the police?

45 MINAPR 30
Comments
3: Nothing Is Voluntary When You Have Handcuffs On

4: Mind Blown

An ex-cop breaks down some of the most shocking arrests we’ve watched on COPS and tries to imagine why police departments would want that footage out in the world. Plus, the next generation of COPS is LivePD — six hours a week of policing aired live. What could possibly go wrong?

42 MINMAY 7
Comments
4: Mind Blown

5: The Worst Day Of Your Life

How does it feel to be hunted for months by police officers and camera crews, both of whom seem hellbent on putting you on TV?

40 MINMAY 14
Comments
5: The Worst Day Of Your Life

6: That’s The Story

We get our hands on raw, unedited footage of COPS and finally answer the question we've been asking throughout our 18-month investigation: How real is COPS?

38 MINMAY 21
Comments
6: That’s The Story

Bonus Episode: Himalayan Salt Boy

One last story that shows how even the most innocuous police interactions, the ones COPS and Live PD air to get laughs, aren’t funny at all if you’re the one on TV.

16 MINMAY 28
Comments
Bonus Episode: Himalayan Salt Boy
the END

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