Last year Matthew spent six months in prison in the United Arab Emirates after being accused of spying.
Matthew was initially arrested at Dubai Airport in May 2018 as he tried to leave the country and sentenced to life in prison on 21st November, but was pardoned and released 1 week later. He spent most of his time there in solitary confinement.
Marie McCourt speaks to Emma Barnett about the night her daughter Helen went missing in 1988. Helen's body has never been found, and her mother wants there to be no parole for murderers who refuse to say where their victims' bodies are.
Michaella McCollum (pictured, left) was just 20, when she was caught with 11 kilos of cocaine at the airport in Peru in 2013. Along with her Scottish accomplice, Melissa Reid, she spent almost three years behind bars there, before she was allowed to return home to Northern Ireland in 2016. She’s been speaking to Emma Barnett.
Rachel Dolezal remembers the controversy she faced for identifying as 'transracial'.
She tells 5 Live's Adrian Chiles what it was like to lose friends and hit headlines around the world after she was branded a ‘fraud’ for her role as a black rights activist.
Lis Cashin's life changed forever in 1983. She was 13, and she'd been chosen to throw the javelin for her school sports day. But her throw hit her classmate Sammy, who was measuring the distances of the throws. Four days later Sammy was dead. For the last 36 years, Lis has been trying to make sense of that day.
Anthony Ray Hinton spent 28 years on death row in Alabama for two murders he didn’t do.
He was freed in 2015 when the US Supreme Court quashed his conviction.
He was a black man arrested by white police officers, tried by a white prosecutor, convicted by a white jury and sentenced by a white judge.
He told Emma Barnett, death row was the one place he didn’t experience racism.
“I was the last person who should have gone on a TV show.” The thoughts of Caroline Wharram, a Big Brother contestant from 2012 who hit the headlines after being accused of being racist. She tells Emma Barnett she feels the producers of the show exploited a young vulnerable and mentally ill woman. And she now wants reality television to change.
Willy Phillips Junior, who in 2010 survived a plane crash which killed his father, talks to Emma Barnett about how he escaped, and how he has only recently overcome crippling fears and anxieties caused by the accident.