Wonder Podcast

Season 2 Episode 1

The night that changed America


Catherine “Kitty” Genovese, died in the early hours of the morning of 13 March 1964 in the rear hallway of her apartment block, from stab wounds inflicted by a man whom she had never met and for no other reason that he had been intent “on killing a woman” that night.


This is the story that devastated a family, shocked a neighbourhood and a city and sent shockwaves around the world. 50 years on the effects are still felt strongly because the events of that night changed America.


This is the story of Kitty Genovese, the Bystander Effect and the creation of the 911 emergency call.



The NY Times front page 28 March 1964 - genovese

The NY Times front page 28 March 1964



The sources I mentioned in the show are listed below

Original NY Times Article (reproduced by the NY Times) 

Research by one of the Kew garden residents – Mr May (resident and lawyer)

Remembering Kitty Genovese

William Genovese Documentary – The Witness



Winston Moseley being apprehended by the police

Winston Moseley with police


The beautiful background music is by a wonderful musician, Daniel Bordovsky, who works under the name Borrtex. You can find more about him at his website here.


Have a great day.

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