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. The show’s producers are full-time radio people, but Criminal is what we do when we go home at night. 

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

Series

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166 Pieces

Criminal is an award-winning podcast about crime. Stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle.

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38 Pieces

Stories of sacrifice, obsession, and the ways in which we make it up as we go along.


Pieces

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“I think it was around 3:00 a.m., and that’s when I heard a strange man’s voice waking me from sleep.” This is part one of a two-part episode. Lis...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2021
  • Length: 52:27
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On November 12th, 2012, the Accomack County volunteer fire departments got a call. An abandoned house had suddenly gone up in flames. And then, jus...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2021
  • Length: 43:07
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In August 1934, Ann Cooper Hewitt was having lunch with her mother when she suddenly felt pain in her abdomen. When she went to the doctor, he told...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2021
  • Length: 44:17
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After 32 years in the United States, José Chicas was told he had to leave. He bought a plane ticket to El Salvador, but then a local church offered...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2021
  • Length: 36:54
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The Pacific Northwest was said to be terrorized by a serial killer in the early 20th century. Bodies were floating to the surface of the Chehalis a...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2021
  • Length: 32:13
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One day in the spring of 1986, a woman in Hot Springs, Arkansas named Ruth Coker Burks was visiting a friend in the hospital. She noticed a door do...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2021
  • Length: 27:33
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The song “I Fought the Law” by the Bobby Fuller Four reached number 9 on the Billboard Charts in the week of March 12, 1966. Just months later, Bob...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2021
  • Length: 42:01
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When Joan Borsten married actor Oleg Vidov, also known as “the Soviet Robert Redford,” he introduced her to beautiful Soviet animations created in ...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2021
  • Length: 34:29
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In 2010, a $16.5 million Hot Lotto ticket was sold at a gas station in Des Moines, Iowa. At first, no one showed up to claim the prize. And then, a...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2021
  • Length: 28:57
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One Sunday afternoon, a man named William Mumler decided to take a self portrait. He said he was alone in the photography studio, but as the photog...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2021
  • Length: 36:51