October 3, 2023

Erchull Featured on “With Good Reason” May 28-June 3

Mindy Erchull, University of Mary Washington Associate Professor of Psychological Science, will be featured in an encore presentation on the radio program With Good Reason from May 28 through June 3.

The program is titled “The Innocence Project.”


Deirdre Enright (University of Virginia) is best known to fans of the super-popular podcast Serial as the legal sleuth questioning the guilt of convicted murderer Adnan Syed. As director of the University of Virginia’s Innocence Project, Enright has a front row view of failures in our judicial system, from underpaid and inept lawyers to over-eager and biased police officers. Plus: Steve Helvin was a district court judge for 21 years. He says that incorrect rulings probably happen more than you expect and the court system should be ready to reverse bad decisions.

Later in the show: When it comes to love, jealousy is sometimes thought of as “natural” or even desirable. But a recent survey led by Mindy Erchull (University of Mary Washington) suggests that women who see jealousy as a positive thing may be more likely to find themselves in abusive relationships. Also: Tragedies like the Newtown shootings dominate the debate over gun ownership. But in an average year, suicides outnumber homicides by 3 to 1 and most are by firearm. Alex Tabarrok and Justin Briggs (George Mason University) say a causal relationship is clear: more gun ownership means more suicides.

Broadcast times are posted at: http://www.withgoodreasonradio.org/when-to-listen/