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Empire on Blood

Panoply

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In the Bronx, in the early 90s, two young drug dealers ruled an intersection known as “The Corner on Blood.” They lived large, wearing mink, drinking champagne, getting rich. Then their fraught relationship fell apart, dead bodies piled up, and one...Show More

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7: This Too Shall Pass

46:04 | Mar 28th, 2018

Cal is released after 22 years. What does it mean to be free? Does it mean moving through the world unencumbered? Living in a space larger than a prison cell? Or is it a state of mind? We follow Cal on his extraordinary first few days of freedom, inc...Show More

6: Evilina on the Stand

1:00:10 | Mar 28th, 2018

Cal’s last-shot hearing finally arrives: his new lawyers are in place, the new witnesses ready to testify. Turtle Man has called their written affidavits worthless “toilet paper.” Will he come out of retirement to make sure Cal stays locked away?

5: Joe Barry, Private Eye

47:19 | Mar 28th, 2018

Joe Barry is Cal’s private investigator, hired in desperation when Cal’s case seems all but dead. Joe’s a hard drinking, Bible-toting P.I. who’s not afraid to lie in the service of the truth. He connects with new witnesses. And they give Cal a ray of...Show More

4: Father Frank to the Rescue

49:25 | Mar 28th, 2018

Cal has been in prison a few years when Dwight, lording over the Corner on Blood, “catches a body” and is sentenced to 25 years to life for murder. Not long after, Cal and the man who put him away meet in prison, something that’s not supposed to happ...Show More

3: Dwight, Poet of Evil

43:09 | Mar 28th, 2018

Calvin Buari’s former protégé in the Bronx crack trade, Dwight Robinson, loved and admired Cal. But then, feeling shunned and nursing his own ambitions, Dwight charted his own course — first with guns, then with lies, and finally as an instrument of ...Show More

2: Turtle Man Will Get His Man

43:07 | Mar 28th, 2018

Allen Karen was one of the best homicide prosecutors in the Bronx. He devoted his life to fighting crime… and to rescuing the 20 or so turtles and tortoises that roam around his house. We hear how Karen used his formidable skills to put Calvin Buari ...Show More

1: Calvin's Last Shot

57:52 | Mar 28th, 2018

A story of murder, betrayal, and a man who fought the law for two decades. Calvin Buari, who once drove BMWs and dealt crack from a violent corner in the Bronx, has served 22 years of a life sentence. The charge: double homicide. Cal insists he’s no ...Show More

Introducing Empire on Blood

04:11 | Feb 28th, 2018

From Panoply, award-winning journalist Steve Fishman chronicles his seven-year investigation to uncover the truth behind a Bronx double homicide, a betrayal, and a drug kingpin's journey to overturn his life sentence. Subscribe now to get all 7 episo...Show More