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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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I’m late to the game and just found this podcast. I LOVE IT. It’s a must listen!

I love it!

By rebeccami1 - Feb 18 2020
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Criminal is such an interesting podcast and I love how thoroughly researched every episode is!

iTunes Ratings

24027 Ratings
Average Ratings
20643
1785
733
403
463

Can’t. Stop. Listening.

By CAB2002 - Feb 24 2020
Read more
I’m late to the game and just found this podcast. I LOVE IT. It’s a must listen!

I love it!

By rebeccami1 - Feb 18 2020
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Criminal is such an interesting podcast and I love how thoroughly researched every episode is!
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Criminal

Latest release on Feb 21, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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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 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/

Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

Sep 23 2016

28mins

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Rank #3: 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 #4: 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.

Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

Oct 21 2016

27mins

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Rank #5: 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

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Rank #6: 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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Artwork by Julienne Alexander.


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Aug 17 2018

27mins

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Rank #7: 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".

Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

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Nov 17 2017

33mins

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Rank #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: 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

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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 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.

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Dec 20 2019

30mins

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Rank #14: 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 #15: 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

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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 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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Rank #18: 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 #19: Episode 54: Melinda and Clarence

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SPOILER WARNING: Please listen to Episode 53: Melinda and Judy before you listen to this one.

Melinda Dawson found out on the same day in 1998 that her adoptive mother had been killed and that her husband Clarence was being charged with the murder. Clarence was convicted in 1999 and given two life sentences. Left alone with her two sons, no money, and no experience, Melinda set out to try and prove that he was innocent. She started with a suspect list. 

Special thanks to David Massar, who is currently working on a film about Melinda's life story, Miss America


We are on tour! We will be in Chicago, Iowa City, Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Toronto. Find out more here

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Nov 04 2016

34mins

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Rank #20: Episode 27: No Place Like Home

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In the early 90s, a wealthy magazine publisher was convicted of fraud and sentenced to 18 months in a minimum security prison in Louisiana. But white collar criminals weren't the only people living there, and the other people inside had basically been forgotten about by the outside world, some of them for decades.

Learn more about Neil White’s time at Carville in his memoir, In the Sanctuary of Outcasts.

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Sep 25 2015

26mins

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