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Criminal

Rank #6 in Personal Journals category

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Personal Journals
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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're 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're a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.

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15598 Ratings
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Excellent show

By Mr. Nards - Feb 16 2019
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Very influential and informative. Thank you For putting out such a good Podcast!

Money tree

By Pileloveit - Feb 08 2019
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Would love to know where the money went! Follow up please!

iTunes Ratings

15598 Ratings
Average Ratings
13453
1190
438
237
280

Excellent show

By Mr. Nards - Feb 16 2019
Read more

Very influential and informative. Thank you For putting out such a good Podcast!

Money tree

By Pileloveit - Feb 08 2019
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Would love to know where the money went! Follow up please!

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Criminal

Rank #6 in Personal Journals 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're a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.

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Rank #1: Episode 70: The Procedure

Jul 07 2017
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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.   Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.   If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow.   Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice.   If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions.   Artwork by Julienne Alexander.  

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Rank #2: Episode 97: Palace of Justice

Aug 17 2018
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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. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Campaign Monitor Try it for free at CampaignMonitor.com Lending Club Check your rate in minutes at LendingClub.com/CRIMINAL Quicken To get started, go to RocketMortgage.com/CRIMINAL Quip Go to GetQuip.com/Criminal to your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush. RXBAR For 25% off your first order, visit RXBAR.com/criminal and enter promo code CRIMINAL at checkout. Squarespace Enjoy a free trial and 10% off your first purchase with offer code CRIMINAL. Virtue Labs Use the code CRIMINAL to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order.

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Rank #3: Episode 79: Secrets and Séances

Nov 17 2017
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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.   If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow.   Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice.   If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions.   Artwork by Julienne Alexander.  

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Rank #4: Episode 51: Money Tree

Sep 23 2016
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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.  

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Rank #5: Episode 53: Melinda and Judy

Oct 21 2016
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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.

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Rank #6: Episode 3: The Buck Stops Here

Feb 28 2014
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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?

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Rank #7: Episode 81: Unexpected Guests

Dec 15 2017
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Three mysteries we can't stop thinking about.     Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander.  

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Rank #8: Episode 4: Call Your Mom

Mar 28 2014
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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.

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Rank #9: Episode 87: Casper, Wyoming

Mar 23 2018
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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. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Panoply Check out the new podcast *Empire on Blood *from Panoply wherever you like to listen. Squarespace Enjoy a free trial and 10% off your first Squarespace purchase with the offer code CRIMINAL. Virtue Labs Visit virtuelabs.com and use the code CRIMINAL to receive 20% off plus free shipping. ZipRecruiter Post any job for free. No code needed. Visit ziprecruiter.com/CRIMINAL to learn more. Zola To sign up with Zola and receive a $50 credit towards your registry, go to ZOLA.com/criminal

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Rank #10: Episode 85: The Manual

Feb 23 2018
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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. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

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Rank #11: Episode 94: The Chase

Jul 06 2018
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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. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

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Rank #12: Episode 77: The Escape

Oct 20 2017
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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.      Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander.  

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Rank #13: Episode 76: The Big Lick

Oct 06 2017
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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.    Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander.  

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Rank #14: Episode 84: Masterpiece

Feb 09 2018
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In the 1950s poodles were all the rage - one tabloid even reported that when a girl “makes the big time she traditionally acquires 3 things — minks, gems, and a poodle.” But one poodle in particular put the breed on the map. His name was Masterpiece...and police in 13 states knew exactly what he looked like. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork byJulienne Alexander.

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Rank #15: Episode 5: Dropping Like Flies

Apr 24 2014
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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.

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Rank #16: Episode 41: Open Case

Apr 15 2016
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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   We're heading to Los Angeles on May 4th for a special Radiotopia live event. Find out more: http://www.axs.com/events/308712/radiotopia-live-tickets  

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Rank #17: Episode 27: No Place Like Home

Sep 25 2015
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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. We’re going on tour! Tickets on sale now for live shows in Durham, Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Click here for venue and ticket information. Sign up for our newsletter here. Say hello on Twitter @criminalshow Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. 

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Rank #18: Episode 52: The Checklist

Oct 07 2016
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SPOILER WARNING: Please listen to Episode 51: Money Tree before you listen to this one. While working on our last episode, we became curious about the nature of psychopathy -- how it is defined, and what to do if someone close to you meets the criteria. We spoke with Dr. Ronald Schouten, author of Almost a Psychopath, and Jon Ronson, author of [The Psychopath Test](https://www.amazon.com/Psychopath-Test-Journey-Through-Industry/dp/1594485755/ref=sr11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1475783119&sr=1-1&keywords=psychopath+test+jon+ronson). 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.

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Rank #19: Episode 54: Melinda and Clarence

Nov 04 2016
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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.  Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

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Rank #20: Episode 106: Linda

Jan 18 2019
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In a suburb outside of Salt Lake City, a 69-year-old woman named Linda Gillman hired a man named Christian Olsen to do some repairs on her condo. After months of working together, Linda Gillman asked for Christian’s help with a different sort of project. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Casper For $50 off select mattresses, visit casper.com/criminal and use promo code CRIMINAL at checkout. Terms and conditions apply. Simplisafe Learn more about how SimpliSafe can help you protect your home at SimpliSafe.com/criminal Squarespace Enjoy a free trial and 10% off your first purchase with offer code CRIMINAL. Stitch Fix Get started NOW at StitchFix.com/CRIMINAL and you'll get an extra 25% off when you keep all items in your box. Toyota Visit BuyAToyota.com to locate a dealer, search our inventory, and find all our current offers.

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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.   Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.   If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow.   Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice.   If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions.   Artwork by Julienne Alexander.  

Jul 07 2017
26 mins
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Rank #2: 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. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Campaign Monitor Try it for free at CampaignMonitor.com Lending Club Check your rate in minutes at LendingClub.com/CRIMINAL Quicken To get started, go to RocketMortgage.com/CRIMINAL Quip Go to GetQuip.com/Criminal to your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush. RXBAR For 25% off your first order, visit RXBAR.com/criminal and enter promo code CRIMINAL at checkout. Squarespace Enjoy a free trial and 10% off your first purchase with offer code CRIMINAL. Virtue Labs Use the code CRIMINAL to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order.

Aug 17 2018
27 mins
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Rank #3: 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.   If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow.   Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice.   If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions.   Artwork by Julienne Alexander.  

Nov 17 2017
33 mins
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Rank #4: 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
28 mins
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Rank #5: 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
27 mins
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Rank #6: 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
19 mins
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Rank #7: Episode 81: Unexpected Guests

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Three mysteries we can't stop thinking about.     Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander.  

Dec 15 2017
36 mins
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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
16 mins
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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. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Panoply Check out the new podcast *Empire on Blood *from Panoply wherever you like to listen. Squarespace Enjoy a free trial and 10% off your first Squarespace purchase with the offer code CRIMINAL. Virtue Labs Visit virtuelabs.com and use the code CRIMINAL to receive 20% off plus free shipping. ZipRecruiter Post any job for free. No code needed. Visit ziprecruiter.com/CRIMINAL to learn more. Zola To sign up with Zola and receive a $50 credit towards your registry, go to ZOLA.com/criminal

Mar 23 2018
22 mins
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Rank #10: 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. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

Feb 23 2018
27 mins
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Rank #11: 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. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

Jul 06 2018
23 mins
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Rank #12: 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.      Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander.  

Oct 20 2017
28 mins
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Rank #13: 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.    Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander.  

Oct 06 2017
25 mins
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Rank #14: Episode 84: Masterpiece

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In the 1950s poodles were all the rage - one tabloid even reported that when a girl “makes the big time she traditionally acquires 3 things — minks, gems, and a poodle.” But one poodle in particular put the breed on the map. His name was Masterpiece...and police in 13 states knew exactly what he looked like. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork byJulienne Alexander.

Feb 09 2018
27 mins
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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
23 mins
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Rank #16: 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   We're heading to Los Angeles on May 4th for a special Radiotopia live event. Find out more: http://www.axs.com/events/308712/radiotopia-live-tickets  

Apr 15 2016
25 mins
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Rank #17: 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. We’re going on tour! Tickets on sale now for live shows in Durham, Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Click here for venue and ticket information. Sign up for our newsletter here. Say hello on Twitter @criminalshow Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. 

Sep 25 2015
26 mins
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Rank #18: Episode 52: The Checklist

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SPOILER WARNING: Please listen to Episode 51: Money Tree before you listen to this one. While working on our last episode, we became curious about the nature of psychopathy -- how it is defined, and what to do if someone close to you meets the criteria. We spoke with Dr. Ronald Schouten, author of Almost a Psychopath, and Jon Ronson, author of [The Psychopath Test](https://www.amazon.com/Psychopath-Test-Journey-Through-Industry/dp/1594485755/ref=sr11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1475783119&sr=1-1&keywords=psychopath+test+jon+ronson). 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 07 2016
25 mins
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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.  Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

Nov 04 2016
34 mins
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Rank #20: Episode 106: Linda

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In a suburb outside of Salt Lake City, a 69-year-old woman named Linda Gillman hired a man named Christian Olsen to do some repairs on her condo. After months of working together, Linda Gillman asked for Christian’s help with a different sort of project. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Casper For $50 off select mattresses, visit casper.com/criminal and use promo code CRIMINAL at checkout. Terms and conditions apply. Simplisafe Learn more about how SimpliSafe can help you protect your home at SimpliSafe.com/criminal Squarespace Enjoy a free trial and 10% off your first purchase with offer code CRIMINAL. Stitch Fix Get started NOW at StitchFix.com/CRIMINAL and you'll get an extra 25% off when you keep all items in your box. Toyota Visit BuyAToyota.com to locate a dealer, search our inventory, and find all our current offers.

Jan 18 2019
31 mins
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