Veteran Journalist Discusses New Season Of ‘Buried Truths’ Podcast

A group of protesters march from the Glynn County Courthouse to a police station after a May 16 rally to protest the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia.

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Season 3 of the WABE podcast “Buried Truths” is available on all podcast platforms.

Hank Klibanoff — an Emory University professor, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and the host of the podcast — joined “Closer Look” on Wednesday.

The veteran journalist talked with host Rose Scott about why he and a group of his students at Emory University chose to dedicate season 3 of the podcast to investigate the brutal killing of Ahmaud Arbery. The 25-year-old was shot and killed in February while jogging in a suburb near Brunswick, Georgia.

More than two months passed before authorities arrested the men accused of killing Arbery. Gregory McMichael and his son Travis McMichael were each charged with murder and aggravated assault. William “Roddie” Bryan was charged with felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment. Gregory McMichael told authorities that he believed Arbery was a burglar.

During Klibanoff’s conversation with Scott, he shares that season 3, which consists of seven episodes, reveals facts about the case, sheds light on who Arbery was, dives deep into Glenn County’s racially troubled past and explores the family roots of Arbery and the men accused of shooting him. 


Hank Klibanoff, veteran journalist and host of the WABE podcast “Buried Truths”

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For a deeper exploration of Ahmaud Arbery’s story, listen to WABE’s podcast, “Buried Truths.” Hosted by journalist, professor, and Pulitzer-prize-winning author Hank Klibanoff, season three of “Buried Truths” explores the Arbery murder and its direct ties to racially motivated murders of the past in Georgia.