When Shapearl Wells’s son Courtney is found outside a Chicago police station with a fatal bullet wound, Shapearl immediately distrusts the official narrative. So she launches her own investigation into her son’s murder and teams up with journalists from the Invisible Institute to confront the cops and find the truth about Courtney’s death. Somebody explores the racial disparities and turbulent relationship between law enforcement and citizens in one of America’s largest cities.
Somebody is a co-production of Topic Studios,The Intercept, the Invisible Institute, and iHeartRadio, in association with Tenderfoot TV. Somebody has won numerous awards, including a2020 Third Coast award for best serialized story, Adweek’s podcast host of the year, IDA Documentary Awards’ best audio documentary, theScripps Howard Award for excellence in radio/podcast coverage, and a Headliner Award.
For educators, we have a free 10-lesson curriculum available on the Invisible Institute’s resource page for teachers.