to those who stumble upon this podcast, don't listen to the insensitive knocks on this work by the equally insentive people who wrote them. Despite the fact that Mumia Abu-Jamal is a resident of death row- albeit controvesially- he is still a fully capable human being, and a very intelligent one at that. Jamal was an accomplished writer, scholar, and voice of resistance before he went to prison. In the time he has spent at prison, he has continued to study and to further his immense knowledge on the human condtion and the current state of the world. Even if Jamal did kill a man 25 years ago, the man is a genius to say the least, and his words should not be taken lightly. If your skull is not too thick to let some intelligence through it, not unlike the previous reviewers, I would highly, highly recommend this podcast. Don't be superficial. Get past Jamal's apparent past and listen to what he has to say, you just might learn something.