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WBEZ Presents

Season 2

A new investigative series podcast from WBEZ.

A college student dies on her 21st birthday in Spain. Authorities rule her death an accident. Years later, questions arise surrounding the man she was with that night. 

In Season 2 of WBEZ’s Motive podcast, we follow a group of young women seeking justice abroad. This new investigative series examines allegations of sexual assault and sexual abuse in Spain, why there was silence for almost a decade, and what happens next now that these women are finally coming forward.


Episode 1: Lauren Bajorek

A student dies on her 21st birthday in Spain. Years later, questions arise after a TV segment airs about someone she was with that night.
February 6, 2020


Episode 2: Gabrielle Vega

Gabrielle Vega alleges her tour guide raped her in 2013. Years later, she learns she’s not the only one. So she does something about it.
February 7, 2020


Motive Episode 3: Blackout

A look at the double-standard often applied in cases of sexual assault.
February 14, 2020

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