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Lawless is a true crime podcast that examines a frightening fact of American life: That not every crime is against the law. Season 2 completes WORLD's investigation into the 2005 story that riveted the world: the case of Terri Schiavo, a brain-injured woman whose husband and parents fought a bitter legal war over Terri’s right to die, or…. right to live.
Episode 7 - Their own little gods
Even after Terri’s death, her legacy continues to play out in her family’s life…and around the world
Episode 6 - In my time of dying
The Schindlers’ allies keep ramping up their rescue efforts, but Terri is slowly fading
Episode 5.5: Per Curiam Affirmed
As time runs out, the governor’s lead attorney champions the Schindlers’ cause behind the scenes
Episode 5: Silver bullet
As Terri's date with death approaches, powerful new allies come to her aid, and Michael makes a stunning reversal
Episode 4: Walk away
As politicians and lawyers spar over Terri’s fate, a higher authority speaks up: the Pope.
Episode 3: No more rabbits
The Schindlers have lost in the courts at every turn, but maybe governor Jeb Bush can intervene and save Terri.
Episode 2: Boneyard
Five doctors testify in court about Terri’s condition, and new evidence surfaces about why she might have collapsed in the first place.
Episode 1: Are you purple?
As the Schiavo case rolls into its 11th year, a new witness steps forward with allegations against Michael Schiavo—a witness the Schindlers think could win the case for them.
Lawless Season 2 Trailer
In Season 2 of Lawless, some of the world's most powerful people join the Schindlers in their fight to save their daughter...but time is running out.
Episode 8: A Little Slice of Hell
Exhausted by a week of testimony in the trial over Terri’s feeding tube, Michael and the Schindlers wait for a verdict. But the fight isn’t over yet.
Episode 7: The Trouble with Uncle Fred
In January 2000, Michael and the Schindlers head to court to decide once and for all: What did Terri want?
Episode 6: Do You Want to Die?
After Palm Garden Convalescent Center blocks Michael's attempt to end Terri's life, all goes quiet on the legal front. But then a key figure enters the case, a lawyer whose personal—and spiritual—mission is centered on the right to die.
Last month, life imitated art when an MRI showed that Lynn had suffered a brain injury. Then, a second MRI surprised everyone.
Lawless - Episode 5.5: Brain Trust
In the midst of reporting on the Schiavo case, Lynn gets up close and personal with the inside of an ambulance, and the team lays out some of the most pressing questions of the case so far.
Lawless - Episode 5: Bad Blood
After a bitter argument, Michael and the Schindlers find themselves on opposite sides of a family feud and the fight for Terri’s guardianship.
Lawless - Episode 4: For Love or Money?
Short on cash, Terri's family hopes a malpractice settlement will solve all their money problems.
Episode 3.5: The Greek
Dan Grieco was at Michael Schiavo’s side from the beginning: Employer, attorney, and friend. In this special episode of Lawless, Grieco remembers the early days of the Schiavo case, and the opening legal moves that would set off a decade of bitter litigation.
Episode 3: Family Secrets
As Michael Schiavo starts the grueling task of caring for his disabled wife, secrets begin to surface, and family fractures start to appear.
Episode 2: Ballerina
After paramedics find Terri Schiavo unconscious in her apartment, doctors suggest a cause for her brain injury—but physical evidence at the scene raises questions.
Episode 1: Thunderstorm (Prologue)
In 2005, the Terri Schiavo story riveted the world. New York Times bestselling author Lynn Vincent reinvestigates the case that changed the way we think about life, death, and what it means to be human.