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.

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134 Pieces

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.

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7 Pieces

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


Pieces

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In May 1991, a bank robber walked into a bank in Irving, Texas, and without speaking handed the teller a note that read, “This is a bank robbery. G...

  • Added: May 19, 2020
  • Length: 31:54
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“The question becomes, when is enough enough?” Today, we’re talking about forgiveness.

  • Added: May 19, 2020
  • Length: 33:35
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In January 2000, two bodies were found frozen in a remote area of Saskatoon, Canada. It was a place where nobody walked, especially in the winter. ...

  • Added: May 19, 2020
  • Length: 35:06
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In April of 1995, wildlife biologists flew small airplanes over Yellowstone National Park, looking for two missing wolves. “They’re just gone. And ...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2020
  • Length: 31:55
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Sgt. David Mascarenas was the Dive Supervisor for the Los Angeles Police Department. He’s been diving his whole life, and prides himself on never r...

Bought by ABC


  • Added: Apr 15, 2020
  • Length: 31:14
  • Purchases: 1
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Just before midnight on October 15, 1990, police arrived at 527 Lime Street in Jacksonville, Florida to find the small wood-frame house on fire. Th...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2020
  • Length: 29:24
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“The police had surrounded the house. They had been there for quite a while. They didn’t want to try to rush the house because they thought he migh...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2020
  • Length: 29:07
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One day Adam Braseel got a phone call from his mother. She said that a man in Grundy County, Tennessee had been murdered, and the police thought Ad...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2020
  • Length: 37:14
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In the summer of 1922, in a town in southern Illinois, 23 people were murdered over two days. Men, women, and children came out of their houses to ...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2020
  • Length: 24:23
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Debbie Schum waited a long time to receive the cremated ashes of her friend, LoraLee Johnson. When she did, she felt relieved to finally take them ...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2020
  • Length: 30:57