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


156 Pieces

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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
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“What I recall most is the way that she grabbed my wrist and, shaking a bit, she said over and over again, ‘If it happens, run. Don’t let that happ...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2021
  • Length: 33:08
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Qandeel Baloch grew up in a conservative village in Pakistan, a place where it was shocking to see a woman swimming outdoors. She ran away from hom...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2021
  • Length: 34:33
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In 1982, Sister Helen Prejean was invited to write a letter to a man on death row named Elmo Patrick Sonnier. She told us, “I thought that all I wa...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2021
  • Length: 39:19
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With Covid-19 shutdowns, people have been taking advantage of quiet highways to drive as fast as they can from New York City to Redondo Beach, Cali...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2021
  • Length: 32:22
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When Nathan Myers and Clifford Williams were charged with murder, neither of them were worried they would be convicted. They had dozens of witnesse...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2021
  • Length: 30:34
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One Sunday night in November 1987, something very odd happened in the middle of the nine o’clock news in Chicago. As one television viewer said, it...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2020
  • Length: 23:35
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Early one morning in 1948, a phone call woke up the police chief in the small town of Clearwater, Florida. The caller said he’d seen something stra...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2020
  • Length: 29:29
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In 1932, a group of men in a speakeasy in New York City hatched a plan — to take out life insurance on a loner named Michael Malloy, and make his d...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2020
  • Length: 29:22
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On May 8, 2013, a man named Timothy Jones was arrested in Chicago. He says it wasn’t until he got to the police station that he found out that he w...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2020
  • Length: 31:41
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In the mid-1800s, Harvard Medical School had a reputation for being a “den of body snatchers.” And then, in November 1849, the school’s most promin...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2020
  • Length: 36:45
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Early in his career, Errol Morris read about a shocking series of alleged insurance crimes in Florida. When he told an insurance investigator he wa...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2020
  • Length: 41:57
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The summer after Jessica Maple finished 6th grade, she found out that her great-grandmother’s house had been burglarized. So, 12-year-old Jessica g...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2020
  • Length: 30:54
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In 1978, Tim Jenkin was charged under South Africa’s Terrorism Act for disseminating anti-apartheid material, and sentenced to 12 years in prison. ...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2020
  • Length: 29:22
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In 1989, Helen Ackley decided to sell her old Victorian house in Nyack, New York. It didn’t go as planned. The house became the center of a case th...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2020
  • Length: 30:05
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People incarcerated in California’s San Quentin State Prison aren’t allowed to have pets — but some people, like Ronell Draper, have found ways to ...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2020
  • Length: 31:49
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“I didn’t do what they said I did. And it was like, I don’t know how to disprove the police. I mean, it’s my word against theirs. I don’t really st...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2020
  • Length: 33:00