National Public Radio’s Louder Than A Riot billed itself as investigating “rhyme and punishment in America”. At a glance, it might appear as if this could be a short series podcast with 1-2 episodes, but the podcast managed to eek out 11 narrative nonfiction stories in the later half of 2020. The podcast is focused on carceral capitalism, which has been around since before the privatisation of the prison system in the US, and the collision with hip hop. However, it’s not the number of episodes that make this podcast stand out, but the depth of each case that is thoroughly examined.