MPR News produced a podcast that followed the fatal shooting of motorist Philando Castile in suburban Minnesota and the trial of Officer Jeronimo Yanez. The podcast, 74 Seconds, was named after the amount of time it took for Officer Yanez to pull Castile over and fire seven shots into his car. Castile’s girlfriend, who was in the car with her 4-year-old daughter, streamed the shooting’s aftermath on Facebook Live.
The early episodes told the stories of the two men, the reaction by activists and politicians, and the first ever decision to charge a Minnesota officer for an on-duty killing. The podcast then shifted into daily coverage of the courtroom, the jury’s verdict, and Castile’s legacy. It ended after 23 episodes.