Jay Ellis Gives Insight On His Podcast ‘The Untold Story’

Jay Ellis Gives Insight On His Podcast ‘The Untold Story’

Actor Jay Ellis gives deeper insight on Season 2 of his podcast “The Untold Story”.

A while back, we at The DigiSpot ran the first episode of Season 2 of Lemonada Media’s podcast “The Untold Story”.

With that in mind, we reached out to the host–actor Jay Ellis–to get more insight on said podcast (named “The Untold Story: Criminal Injustice” for Season 2).

You can give what was discussed a read below…

Jay Ellis Gives Insight On His Podcast ‘The Untold Story’

VannDigital: What’s good famo?

Jay Ellis: Chilling!! Just got back in town from throwing my grandma an 80th birthday celebration weekend. It was amazing.

How did you end up hosting “The Untold Story” podcast and can you tell us where the idea for Season 2 came from?

Shortly after George Floyd was murdered, DeRay McKesson called me and asked if I’d ever host a podcast. I said yes and the next thing I knew I was on an email chain with Jess and Stephanie from Lemonada Media scheduling the recording of season one.

Season two came from us taking a look at another area in our justice system that was broken, needed change, and needed a light shined on it because it’s so rarely exposed and talked about. We landed on a few things that were all connected: Pay to Stay, Felony Thresholds, and Forensic Science.

What can people look forward to from the last couple of episodes of “The Untold Story: Criminal Injustice”?

We learn so much about Pay to Stay, who’s ultimately responsible for unpaid bills and how these unseen and unspoken costs dump more and more work and expenses on our court system, state attorney’s offices, and everyday citizens. The amount of little things folks get charged for while locked up is crazy and they often come home owing the incarceration system. When they get home, they have so many collateral consequences that they often aren’t able to get jobs that pay more than minimum wage and with wages being so low and living costs across the country being so high, the likelihood of being unable to pay the incarceration bills grows and lands folks back in court.