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Criminal

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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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Excellent!

By My Dogs Smell Like Cheese - Aug 07 2019
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A must listen for anyone with an interest in true crime.

I love Phoebe

By Jacob Stein from GA - Aug 06 2019
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I think her voice is the best and I love how much she cares!

iTunes Ratings

19676 Ratings
Average Ratings
16895
1494
581
336
370

Excellent!

By My Dogs Smell Like Cheese - Aug 07 2019
Read more
A must listen for anyone with an interest in true crime.

I love Phoebe

By Jacob Stein from GA - Aug 06 2019
Read more
I think her voice is the best and I love how much she cares!
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Criminal

Updated 10 days ago

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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 120: The Tunnel

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In the late 1800s, North Carolina was trying to build a railway system through the Western part of the state. In December of 1882, something went wrong. The Raleigh News and Observer called it “too horrible to chronicle without a shudder.”

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Aug 02 2019
22 mins
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Rank #2: Episode 1: Animal Instincts

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In 2001, a woman was found dead in a pool of her own blood. Her husband was convicted of her murder. But a curious neighbor had a different theory... one that brings new meaning to man vs. beast.

Jan 29 2014
21 mins
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Rank #3: Episode 2: Pants On Fire

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For nearly a century we've been trying to read someone's truthfulness by the way they act. Be it through machine, or our own intuition. The police have tried. The FBI has tried. The CIA has tried. But the fact is… most of their efforts just don't work.

Are we doomed to ignorance? Maybe not.

Feb 14 2014
15 mins
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Rank #4: Episode 119: He's Still Neutral

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Dan Stevenson has lived in Oakland’s Eastlake neighborhood for 40 years. He says crime has been an issue for as long as he can remember, but he isn’t one to call the police. He’s a pretty “live and let live” kind of guy. Or he was. Before he finally got fed up and took matters into his own hands.

We update a favorite episode with news and additional interviews.

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Jul 19 2019
35 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.

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Oct 21 2016
27 mins
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Rank #6: Episode 88: Cold Case

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In 1984, Sheila Wysocki found herself helping the police investigate the murder of her college roommate. Detectives asked her to help gather information, even sending her out to dinner with the main suspect.

This episode contains descriptions of sexual assault and may not be suitable for everyone.

Visit Sheila Wysocki's website at http://sheilawysocki.com/

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Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

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Apr 06 2018
36 mins
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Rank #7: Episode 71: A Bump in the Night

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Amber Dawn was 20 when she moved into a one-bedroom apartment in Enumclaw, Washington. On her very first night, she began to notice strange sounds. And they didn't stop. 

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Jul 21 2017
20 mins
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Rank #8: 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.

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Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

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Jan 18 2019
31 mins
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Rank #9: Episode 96: On the Run

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When Tyler Wetherall was a kid, her mother and father packed up the family car and drove through the night. They were on the run from the FBI. And by the time she was 9, Tyler had learned how to communicate in codes, adapt to new countries, and to never reveal who or where her father was.

Tyler Wetherall wrote about her time on the run in her book, No Way Home.

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Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

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Aug 03 2018
29 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.

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Feb 23 2018
27 mins
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Rank #11: Episode 81: Unexpected Guests

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Three mysteries we can't stop thinking about.

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Dec 15 2017
36 mins
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Rank #12: Episode 89: Shadowing Sheila

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SPOILER WARNING: Please listen to our first episode about Sheila, Episode 88: Cold Case, before you listen to this one. This episode contains descriptions of violence and may not be suitable for everyone.


Sheila Wysocki became a PI to try to help solve the murder of her college roommate. She wasn't planning on taking on any more cases, but then the letters started coming. This week, we shadow Sheila as she sifts through evidence for one of her current cases. 

Phoebe has made a list of some of her favorite podcast episodes right now. Check it out here.

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Artwork by Julienne Alexander.


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Apr 20 2018
30 mins
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Rank #13: 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
26 mins
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Rank #14: 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
28 mins
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Rank #15: 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 #16: 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
34 mins
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Rank #17: Episode 117: The Lake

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Amanda Hamm and her boyfriend Maurice LaGrone drove to Clinton Lake one night in 2003. The next day, DeWitt County Sheriff Roger Massey told a local newspaper, “We don’t want to blow this up into something that it’s not. But on the other side, we’ve got three children who are dead. None of us know exactly what happened.”

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Jun 21 2019
36 mins
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Rank #18: 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.

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Sep 25 2015
26 mins
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Rank #19: 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.

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Oct 07 2016
25 mins
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Rank #20: Episode 110: Baby Snatcher

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Georgia Tann bragged that she had a rigorous selection process that matched the perfect child with the perfect home.

Barbara Raymond's book is The Baby Thief.

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Mar 15 2019
38 mins
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