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Your Next Podcast: The Godmother

This week we look at the story of a trailblazing prosecutor.

6:00 AM GMT on February 8, 2024

Every week Your Next Podcast picks a great first episode of a show that you should listen to. Follow along and get something new in your podcast app every Thursday! This week it's The Godmother.

In the 1930s, Lucky Luciano, one of American history‚Äôs most notorious mobsters, was finally taken down by a rookie prosecutor.¬†Eunice Carter was one of the first Black Women ever to become a prosecutor in America.¬†She operated from the heart of the Harlem Renaissance to navigate the corrupt world of downtown Manhattan politics, and a deeply racist and sexist pre-civil rights American society.¬†But her pioneering role in what became known as the ‚Äútrial of the century‚ÄĚ has been forgotten by popular history.

Hers is the story of a writer, social worker, mother, teacher, sister, socialite, political candidate, community organizer and unheralded pioneer. This eight part immersive podcast is hosted by poet and writer, Nichole Perkins. It tells the story of Eunice Carter: a bad-ass anti-hero unafraid to bend the rules in pursuit of ambition, justice and legacy. 

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