60. Volume: The Death Penalty

60. Volume: The Death Penalty

What gives humans the right to take another life? This is a question to ask of convicted murderers and those who make the laws regarding the death penalty. There are so many sides to this issue. Some of the opinions we explore I hadn’t even considered before going into this volume, but I believe all should be considered.

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With every volume we present, we are 100% dedicated to bringing you all sides of every conversation, as well as giving a voice to those that need it most. I learn so much making this show. This volume is a perfect example of that fact. We wanted to start the New Year off by challenging our own preconceived opinions and beliefs, and those of our listeners, with a hot-button issue that others tend to avoid. So in this volume, we present you with the death penalty.

I’ve always been fascinated with the concept of capital punishment. Putting someone to death, for causing death, just seems blatantly hypocritical in my eyes. However, I have never lost a loved one to a heinous crime, so my viewpoint is tainted. Maybe yours is as well. In this volume, we provide you with facts about the death penalty, as well as the varying stances surrounding it.

We went really deep into both sides on this one. It’s not an easy listen. There are some disturbing stories, particularly those involving unthinkable crimes that most of us have a hard time wrapping our brains around, like gang rape. All I ask is that you listen to this volume with an open mind. And check out some of the videos we’ve provided links to below. It’s critical not to become disconnected from things that are happening where we live, enforced by governments that we vote for (or against). The best way to understand is to learn, so let’s learn together.

Topics in this volume:Quote: I would like you to consider the impact media has on you on any subject, especially the death penalty.
  • The Gruesome History of the Death Penalty
  • Trump’s stance on the Death Penalty, in his own words
  • The brutal truth about gang rape in India
  • Why we need to hear from the victims of rape themselves
  • The story of Brandon Bernard
  • The Trump Administration history-making actions on executions
  • The amazing Middle Ground video we ALL need to watch
  • Empathy’s role in shaping your opinion on this subject
  • State-sanctioned pre-meditated murder
  • The statement that caused Rick Perry’s audience to break out in applause
  • Lethal injection drugs and their side effects
  • Killing the innocent
  • The Central Park 5
  • What the Pope has to say on capital punishment
Links & Resources:

Last Week Tonight – John Oliver on the death penalty

Trump’s Love Affair with the Death Penalty

India Hangs 4 Men Over 2012 Gang Rape

6 Women Discuss Capital Punishment for Rape

WION Dispatch

BBC News: Execution of Brandon Bernard

ITV News: Brandon Bernard

Middle Ground: Death Penalty vs. Anti- Death Penalty: Is there middle ground?

Trump’s Call for Execution of The Central Park 5

The State of the Death Penalty in the United States

Catholic Inmate on Death Row

Pope Francis on the Death Penalty

The Death Penalty: Questions & Answers

Amnesty International – Death penalty in 2018: Facts and figures

Author: Ronsley Vaz

Ronsley is the founder & chief day dreamer at AMPLIFY. He is an author, speaker & serial entrepreneur.

He has a Masters’ degree in Software Engineering and an MBA in Psychology and Leadership. He is known as the creator of We Are Podcast – the first Podcasting Conference in the Southern Hemisphere, and the host of The Bond Appetit Podcast and Should I Start a Podcast. He has an audience of over 3 million in 133 countries.

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