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


80 Pieces

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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
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Sgt. David Mascarenas is the Dive Supervisor for the Los Angeles Police Department. He’s been diving his whole life, and prides himself on never re...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 18, 2015
  • Length: 21:03
  • Purchases: 1
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Ed Crawford had never been to a protest until he heard about the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Robert Cohen, a staff photographe...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 17, 2015
  • Length: 17:28
  • Purchases: 1
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When we’re kids, we have ideas of what we want to be when we grow up — movie star, doctor, astronaut. But what if we dream of being like Butch Cass...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2015
  • Length: 21:05
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In 2005, Danny Egipciaco had the opportunity to participate in a robbery of a drug supplier’s stash house. He was told he’d take home between $100K...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2015
  • Length: 19:35
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Patti Hammond Shaw is a transgender woman. She’s legally female on her birth certificate and driver’s license, and has been since 1993. But when sh...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 19, 2015
  • Length: 19:48
  • Purchases: 1
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In July of 2002, Philadelphia Homicide Detective Pat Mangold was called to the scene of a gruesome murder on the Schuylkill River. When he wasn’t a...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 13, 2015
  • Length: 24:12
  • Purchases: 1
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More than eighty years ago, a North Carolina family of nine posed for a Christmas portrait. Two weeks later, all but one of them had been shot dead.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 01, 2015
  • Length: 25:28
  • Purchases: 1
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In February of 1896, a little boy discovered a woman’s headless body in a farmer’s field in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. No one knew who she was, or what...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 01, 2015
  • Length: 19:25
  • Purchases: 1
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Hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of rare books have been disappearing across America since the late 90s, and haven’t resurfaced in the marke...

Bought by KALW and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 30, 2015
  • Length: 21:34
  • Purchases: 2