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Rank #18 in True Crime category

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Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the "if it bleeds, it leads," kind of crime. Something a little more complex. Stories of people who've done wrong, been wronged, and/or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. We are a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.

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Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the "if it bleeds, it leads," kind of crime. Something a little more complex. Stories of people who've done wrong, been wronged, and/or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. We are a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.

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The Voice is like liver. Either you like it or hate it!

By podclair - May 18 2020
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Can’t take Phoebe’s voice & inflections. She sounds so fake, including her inflections, Phoebe: try to be more natural!

Love Phoebe Judge and this podcast

By Superagent247 - May 17 2020
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SO well done and love the narrator.

iTunes Ratings

25343 Ratings
Average Ratings
21767
1866
777
431
502

The Voice is like liver. Either you like it or hate it!

By podclair - May 18 2020
Read more
Can’t take Phoebe’s voice & inflections. She sounds so fake, including her inflections, Phoebe: try to be more natural!

Love Phoebe Judge and this podcast

By Superagent247 - May 17 2020
Read more
SO well done and love the narrator.
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Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the "if it bleeds, it leads," kind of crime. Something a little more complex. Stories of people who've done wrong, been wronged, and/or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. We are a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.

Rank #1: Episode 70: The Procedure

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In 1967, a very unlikely group of individuals gathered to help women quietly break the law and obtain an abortion. The first step was to call a phone number. A recording of a woman's voice would tell you what do to next.

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Jul 07 2017

26mins

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Rank #2: Episode 128: Deep Breath

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World-class biathlete Kari Swenson was on an afternoon trail run in the mountains near Big Sky, Montana in July 1984 when two men blocked her path.

This story was produced by 30 for 30 Podcasts from ESPN. Find more at 30for30podcasts.com

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Nov 22 2019

41mins

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Rank #3: Episode 97: Palace of Justice

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When Benjamin Ferencz was 27 years old, he prosecuted his very first trial. There were 22 defendants, each of them high-ranking members of Nazi Germany's death squad. The entire world was watching.

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Aug 17 2018

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Rank #4: Episode 79: Secrets and Séances

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Helen Duncan was a famous medium who travelled around Britain in the 1940s performing séances. She claimed to speak to the dead, and even produce physical manifestations of their spirits. But when she seemed to know wartime secrets about the whereabouts of military ships, she caught the attention of MI5. And in 1944, a few months before D-day, she was convicted under a 200-year-old "Witchcraft Act".

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Nov 17 2017

33mins

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Rank #5: Episode 81: Unexpected Guests

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Three mysteries we can't stop thinking about.

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Dec 15 2017

36mins

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Rank #6: Episode 51: Money Tree

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When Axton Betz-Hamilton was 11 years old, her parents' identities were stolen. At that time, in the early 90s, consumer protection services for identity theft victims were basically non-existent. So the family dealt with the consequences as best they could. But then when Axton got to college, she realized that her identity had been stolen as well. Her credit score was in the lowest 2%.  As she was working to restore her credit, she inadvertently discovered who had stolen the family's identity. It would change everything forever.  

View the photograph Axton describes here.  

If you live in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Durham, Philadelphia, Anaheim, Brooklyn, Boston, Chicago, Iowa City, Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, or Toronto. . . come see us tell all new stories live! Learn more at http://thisiscriminal.com/live/

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Sep 23 2016

28mins

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Rank #7: Episode 53: Melinda and Judy

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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 own, she tried to learn something about her biological parents. And when she went to the county courthouse and asked to see a copy of her birth certificate, she discovered that she was an unwitting participant in something much bigger and more complicated than she could have imagined. 

We are going on tour! We will be in Washington, Durham, Philadelphia, Anaheim, New York, Boston, Chicago, Iowa City, Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Toronto. Find out more here.

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Oct 21 2016

27mins

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Rank #8: Episode 3: The Buck Stops Here

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With the advent of the Inkjet printer, counterfeiting money became as simple as a trip to Staples. By the year 2000, there were 72 million of these homemade dollars in circulation. The real question is… who was behind them all?

Feb 28 2014

19mins

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Rank #9: Episode 87: Casper, Wyoming

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David Dovala has lived in Casper, Wyoming since he was 19. He’s worked all kinds of cases, first as a detective and later as sheriff, but a 1973 murder stays with him. This episode contains descriptions of sexual assault and may not be suitable for everyone.

For more information, check out Ron Franscell's book, The Darkest Night.

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Mar 23 2018

22mins

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Rank #10: Episode 4: Call Your Mom

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There are plenty of things we don't share with our mothers. Dark, sad things. Unless of course, you're both in the business of death.

Mar 28 2014

16mins

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Rank #11: Episode 129: Panic Defense

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In 1995, two men filmed an episode of daytime talk show, The Jenny Jones Show. A few days later, one of the men was dead. The shooter later claimed he’d committed the murder “in a panic that he was being falsely accused or identified as a gay person.”

Thanks to Thomas Curry, who helped co-produce this episode.

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Dec 06 2019

39mins

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Rank #12: Episode 85: The Manual

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In 1993, a family was found murdered in their home. A Maryland police spokesperson described the homicide investigation as the most "exhaustive and labor intensive" in the department's history. And then homicide investigators found a strange manual, and the case became national news.

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Feb 23 2018

27mins

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Rank #13: Episode 94: The Chase

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Mark Roberts has attended almost every major sporting event in the world. And he's been escorted off the field almost every time.

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Jul 06 2018

23mins

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Rank #14: Episode 130: Who's There

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Crime Blotter: “The Learning Center on Hanson Street reports a man across the way stands at his window for hours watching the center, making parents nervous. Police ID the subject as a cardboard cutout of Arnold Schwarzenegger.” Today, we're looking at mistakes.

Make your mark. Go to radiotopia.fm to donate today.

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Dec 20 2019

30mins

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Rank #15: Episode 138: Starlight Tours

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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. And then, a man came forward and said he had been dropped off by police on the outskirts of town, but he had made it back alive.

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Apr 17 2020

37mins

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Rank #16: Episode 133: Red Hair, Gold Car

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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 Adam had something to do with it.

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Feb 07 2020

39mins

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Rank #17: Episode 77: The Escape

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In 1962, two men managed to escape the one prison in America that was supposed to be inescapable. They were never found. More than 50 years later, their 82-year-old sister is still waiting for them to come home...and one U.S. Marshal is still on the case. 

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Oct 20 2017

28mins

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Rank #18: Episode 5: Dropping Like Flies

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Every year for the past few years, tens of thousand of flytraps have gone missing – from the wild, from gardens, from nurseries. And, really, nobody knows where they go. What’s cropped up in rural North Carolina is essentially a Venus Flytrap crime ring — with lackies, middle men, and a mysterious end buyer who’s perpetuating the market.

Apr 24 2014

23mins

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Rank #19: Episode 76: The Big Lick

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The Tennessee Walking Horse has a natural gait that's famously smooth. And, if trained in a certain way, it can perform a walk that's even more spectacular. But, there's a secret behind how, exactly, these horses are trained to do the crowd-pleasing step they're celebrated for. Mary Helen Montgomery brings us the story. 

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Oct 06 2017

25mins

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Rank #20: Episode 41: Open Case

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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 case is still considered open. In 1997, a couple of accountants decided to look into the murders, and were able to uncover evidence that the police missed. They think they've solved the mystery. 

To learn more about Hugh and Martha's book. The Ice Box Murders, click here: http://iceboxmurders.com

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Apr 15 2016

25mins

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Episode 140: Cowboy Bob

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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. Give me your money. No marked bills or dye packs.” Witnesses reported that the robber was wearing a cowboy hat and a brown leather jacket. And then it happened again. And again. But when FBI agents finally got a lead, they discovered that robber wasn't who they expected at all.

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May 15 2020

34mins

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Episode 139: Learning How to Forgive

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"The question becomes, when is enough enough?" Today, we're talking about forgiveness.

Martha Minow's latest book is When Should Law Forgive.

Listen to our other shows, This is Love and Phoebe Reads a Mystery.

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May 01 2020

35mins

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Episode 138: Starlight Tours

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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. And then, a man came forward and said he had been dropped off by police on the outskirts of town, but he had made it back alive.

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Apr 17 2020

37mins

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Episode 137: Wolf 10

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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 that’s implausible because wolves don’t just disappear.”

We’re trying something new. Two stories about the same family of wolves in Yellowstone. One is a crime story, and one is a love story. For the love story, check out Episode 19 of This is Love. It’s called The Wolves. https://apple.co/2wSJs7B

Thomas McNamee’s book is The Killing of Wolf Number Ten.

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Apr 03 2020

34mins

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Looking for Wolves

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Our other show, This is Love, is coming back on April 1. All new stories, about animals and the wild, and what happens when we take time to look around us.

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Mar 25 2020

3mins

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Phoebe Reads a Mystery

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Phoebe reads Agatha Christie’s first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles. For more, visit Phoebe Reads a Mystery on its own feed.

Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/phoebe-reads-a-mystery/id1503921457

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4aqOirMxxorVMFcVRvDusi

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Mar 24 2020

32mins

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Episode 136: La Brea Dave

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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 refusing a dive, no matter how treacherous. At least until the summer of 2013, when a murder investigation led him into the unusually murky waters of the La Brea tar pits. We first spoke with Sgt. Mascarenas in 2015. This week, we’re adding to the story, with information about the crime he couldn't tell us before.

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Mar 20 2020

33mins

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Episode 135: 527 Lime Street

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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. There was a man standing in the front yard. He said there were people inside the house. What happened next was so unusual that it changed the way we think about arson.

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Mar 06 2020

31mins

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Episode 134: Call Russ Ewing

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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 might kill one of the innocent people. But after waiting for a long time, I asked the police: 'Let me see if I can talk to the guy.'"

Thanks to CBC Licensing.

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Feb 21 2020

31mins

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Episode 133: Red Hair, Gold Car

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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 Adam had something to do with it.

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Feb 07 2020

39mins

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Episode 132: Herrin Massacre

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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 watch, and in some cases, to take part in the violence.

Scott Doody's book is Herrin Massacre. Special thanks to the Special Collections Research Center at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and Matt Gorzalski, and to John Griswold, who wrote Herrin: The Brief History of an Infamous American City.

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Jan 24 2020

26mins

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Episode 131: Sunset Mesa

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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 home with her. But then, she got a call from the FBI.

To learn more, check out Elena Saavedra Buckley's article, "‘None of this happened the way you think it did’"

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Jan 10 2020

33mins

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Episode 130: Who's There

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Crime Blotter: “The Learning Center on Hanson Street reports a man across the way stands at his window for hours watching the center, making parents nervous. Police ID the subject as a cardboard cutout of Arnold Schwarzenegger.” Today, we're looking at mistakes.

Make your mark. Go to radiotopia.fm to donate today.

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Dec 20 2019

30mins

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Phoebe, Judge Me

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We are trying something different.

Have a question for Phoebe? You can call into our voicemail at (919) 697-8231.

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Dec 13 2019

10mins

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Episode 129: Panic Defense

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In 1995, two men filmed an episode of daytime talk show, The Jenny Jones Show. A few days later, one of the men was dead. The shooter later claimed he’d committed the murder “in a panic that he was being falsely accused or identified as a gay person.”

Thanks to Thomas Curry, who helped co-produce this episode.

Make your mark. Go to radiotopia.fm to donate today.

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Dec 06 2019

39mins

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Episode 128: Deep Breath

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World-class biathlete Kari Swenson was on an afternoon trail run in the mountains near Big Sky, Montana in July 1984 when two men blocked her path.

This story was produced by 30 for 30 Podcasts from ESPN. Find more at 30for30podcasts.com

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Nov 22 2019

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Episode 127: The Reverend

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In 1977, a man named Robert Burns went to a funeral and shot someone, in the head, in front of 300 people. He didn’t deny it, and his lawyer didn’t deny it. Burns told a police officer: “I had to do it. And if I had to do it over, I’d do it again.”

Casey Cep's book is The Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee.

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Nov 08 2019

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Episode 126: A New Kind of Life

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In 1930, a Cuban woman named Elena de Hoyos went to the hospital in Key West, Florida. She had a bad cough, and her family was afraid she had Tuberculosis. She met a German x-ray technician who called himself ”Count Von Cosel” and who claimed he could save her, using unusual methods he'd invented himself. But on October 25, 1931, Elena de Hoyos died. Count Von Cosel wrote that a strange new kind of life began for him.

For more, check out Ben Harrison’s book, Undying Love.

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Oct 30 2019

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Episode 125: The Less People Know About Us

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Three years ago, we spoke with Axton Betz-Hamilton about discovering that her identity had been stolen as a child. When she found out who had stolen it, everything changed.

We spoke with Axton again a couple of weeks ago. She said that since our last conversation she’s been conducting an investigation, going back to the very beginning of her own life, and reconsidering every memory.


This is a follow-up episode toEpisode 51: Money Tree. If you haven't already, you can listen here: https://thisiscriminal.com/episode-51-money-tree-8-23-2016


Axton's new book isThe Less People Know About Us.

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Oct 25 2019

39mins

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Episode 124: A Bucket, a Mop, and a Sledgehammer

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After a crime occurs, or when someone dies, the police aren’t responsible for cleaning up. That’s not their job. The coroner takes the body, the police conduct their investigation, and then everyone leaves. But the blood, and the rubber gloves, and the uneaten food in the refrigerator are all left behind. Sandra Pankhurst didn’t like imagining that. So she decided to clean it up.

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Oct 11 2019

21mins

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The Voice is like liver. Either you like it or hate it!

By podclair - May 18 2020
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Can’t take Phoebe’s voice & inflections. She sounds so fake, including her inflections, Phoebe: try to be more natural!

Love Phoebe Judge and this podcast

By Superagent247 - May 17 2020
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SO well done and love the narrator.