Criminal

Series produced by Criminal

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Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the “if it bleeds, it leads,” kind of crime but something a little more complex. Stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle.

Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the “if it bleeds, it leads,” kind of crime but something a little more complex. Stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle.

To learn more visit www.ThisIsCriminal.org

To contact the show's creators, email ThisIsCriminal@gmail.com


149 Pieces

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Since 1938, a weekly African-American owned newspaper called The Evening Whirl has covered crime in St. Louis with a style all its own, using allit...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 16:14
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The Magic Castle in Hollywood has been a private club for magicians since 1963, and its walls are lined with portraits of magicians past and presen...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and KHNS


  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 15:42
  • Purchases: 2
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SPOILER WARNING: Please listen to Episode 53: Melinda and Judy before you listen to this. This is the second episode of a two-part story. Melinda...

Bought by ABC and WFAE


  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 31:45
  • Purchases: 2
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When Melinda Dawson was seven years old, she learned that she was adopted under mysterious circumstances. As she got older and had children of her ...

Bought by ABC and WFAE


  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 25:27
  • Purchases: 2
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SPOILER WARNING: Please listen to Episode 51: Money Tree before you listen to this one. While working on our last episode, we became curious about ...

Bought by ABC


  • Added: Oct 10, 2016
  • Length: 23:23
  • Purchases: 1
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2008 was an exciting time to be a Harry Potter fan. The final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, had been released. Movies were on the way...

Bought by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


  • Added: Aug 15, 2016
  • Length: 22:36
  • Purchases: 1
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Shortly after Meridy Volz moved from Milwaukee to San Francisco, she received a phone call from a friend asking her to take over a small bakery bus...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 19, 2016
  • Length: 21:16
  • Purchases: 1
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There are more tigers in captivity in America than wild tigers in the entire world. The exact number of captive tigers in this country isn’t known,...

Bought by 'The Sea' and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 05, 2016
  • Length: 19:44
  • Purchases: 2
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As a law student, Bryan Stevenson was sent to a maximum security prison to meet a man on death row. The man told Stevenson he’d never met an Africa...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 17, 2016
  • Length: 24:56
  • Purchases: 1
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Not only was John Frankford a famous horse thief, he was also a notoriously good escape artist. People thought no jail was strong enough to keep hi...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Jun 13, 2016
  • Length: 14:15
  • Purchases: 1
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In 1979, a group of labor organizers protested outside a Ku Klux Klan screening of the 1915 white supremacist film, The Birth of a Nation. Nelson J...

  • Added: May 24, 2016
  • Length: 29:53
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People have been giving each other “the finger” since Ancient Greece. The first documented use is said to be a photograph from 1886 in which the pi...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and KALW


  • Added: May 09, 2016
  • Length: 15:58
  • Purchases: 2
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Since 1965, there’s been an unsolved murder in Houston, Texas. The main suspect managed to disappear and police were never able to find him. The ca...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2016
  • Length: 23:29
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When it comes to the bourbon Pappy Van Winkle, it doesn’t matter who you are or how much money you have — you can’t get it unless you’re exceptiona...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 12, 2016
  • Length: 23:53
  • Purchases: 1
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In 1983, three men were prepared to plead guilty to a violent sexual assault in Anderson, South Carolina. Defense attorneys did not want their clie...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2016
  • Length: 25:49
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Jane Toppan was born in Massachusetts in 1857. She attended the Cambridge Nursing School, and established a successful private nursing career in Bo...

Bought by CI Dolphin Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 07, 2016
  • Length: 25:01
  • Purchases: 2
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In 2010, an eighth-grader brought a loaded gun to a middle school in Hastings, Minnesota. We speak with two students and the principal about the mi...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 01, 2016
  • Length: 19:06
  • Purchases: 1
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The 500-year-old Treaty Oak in Austin, Texas was once called “the most perfect specimen of a North American tree.” But in 1989, Austin’s city fores...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 01, 2016
  • Length: 22:17
  • Purchases: 1
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As a young woman in the 60s, Andy Austin talked her way into a job as a courtroom sketch artist in Chicago. She spent 43 years sketching everyone f...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 24, 2016
  • Length: 17:21
  • Purchases: 1
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Michael Ross was the first person in Connecticut to be sentenced to death since 1960. He claimed that he wanted to die in order to atone for what h...

  • Added: Jan 11, 2016
  • Length: 27:50