Famous Death Row Inmate, Nick Yarris, comes to Hellbound with Halos for one of the most gripping and powerful episodes to date. Nick Yarris is a writer and professional speaker who spent 22 years on death row after being wrongly convicted of murder. His books 'The Fear Of 13, Countdown To Execution' as well as 'The Kindness Approach' are available on Amazon and via http://nickyarris.org
Nick talks about how his Joe Rogan Experience appearance was one of his worst appearances after his release. He apologizes to Kevin & Sully for it and doing a disservice to all the listeners that heard it. Kevin doesn't understand why he feels that way and disagree's with Nick. Kevin tells him that it touched more people than he probably will ever realize and it's the emotion that connects his story with people. Nick accepts Kevin's theory however, he says he was set up prior to the Joe Rogan Podcast and was lied to by an acquaintance to the assistant of Steadman Graham (Oprah Winfrey's partner). He explained that this man lied to him, that Steadman knew of Nick, and was blown away by his story. That was the lie. Steadman Graham knew nothing of Nick Yarris, and when they met, Nick had to introduce himself and explain his story. This took Nick by such surprise that he left the meeting abruptly, and went back to his hotel. Stewing all night, Nick was disheveled. Nick discusses how that played a huge role on his emotional interview on Rogan's podcast. He say's he was "all over the place" in the interview and wasn't able to tell his story appropriately. This is the first chance he's had to do that since the Joe Rogan Experience appearance. Kevin & Sully were awestruck by some of Nick's chilling stories. From stealing money and cars, to winding up in California at the age of 17, to being wrongly convicted of rape and murder, which was the ultimate reason he landed on death row. Nick discusses the deep thoughts he had while sitting in his cell, and what he learned from the thousands of books he read over the 22 year journey. He is a very well spoken man, with a heart bigger than life itself. He has a wife, Laura and 2 daughters that currently live with him. They reside in Oregon.