For the last several months Ray has been working on a new project, The Mundane Revolution. The Mundane Revolution is a documentary-style podcast with original music where Ray will be focusing on reimagining a better world. This project is an outgrowth of Beyond the Box. So, no need to fear – Beyond the Box isn’t going anywhere! We’re just branching out to give you even more listening love! On this Beyond the Box episode, you will hear the first installment of the Mundane Revolution, with some introductory commentary by Steve and Ray. In this first episode of the Mundane Revolution, Ray talks with several others about a subject that we’re all aware of, but that few of us have taken time to ponder – the death penalty. After a 4 year suspension by the US Supreme Court, the death penalty was reinstituted in 1976, and since then, over 1,400 people have been put to death. Today we talk with Ray Krone, an innocent man who was sentenced to die and later distinguished as the 100th American death row exonoree, Jane Davis, a former death row media witness turned death row counselor, Frank Thompson, a retired warden responsible for overseeing the death penalty for the state of Oregon, Marc Hyden, a conservative working to bring a new awareness of the death penalty to his colleagues, and Bill Pelke, who experienced a radical shift in his understanding of the death penalty after his grandmother was brutally murdered. Come with us as we deconstruct popular understandings of the death penalty, and uncover stories of lives caught up in the web of state-sponsored killing.
To check out more about The Mundane Revolution, including extended interviews with each of the guests featured in this episode, you can visit www.themundanerevolution.com. To keep up with TMR on Facebook, you can visit www.facebook.com/themundanerevolution. To follow The Mundane Revolution on Twitter, you can go to www.twitter.com/mundanerevolt. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts from. Here’s to much more of Beyond the Box and The Mundane Revolution!