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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 but something a little more complex. Stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. The show’s producers are full-time radio people, but Criminal is what we do when we go home at night. 

To contact the show's creators, email thisiscriminal@gmail.com.

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Three mysteries we can’t stop thinking about.

Bought by KPIK-LP and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 33:48
  • Purchases: 2
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In 1988, a man in Hickory, NC was sentenced to life in prison based on evidence that experts would later call “junk science.” It took him 24 years ...

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  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 25:43
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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 p...

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  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 31:17
  • Purchases: 1
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In 1993, a man in Steamboat Springs, Colorado was found dead in his home. He’d been burned with a stun gun, hit with a shovel, and shot several tim...

Bought by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 20:56
  • Purchases: 2
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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, ...

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  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 25:43
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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 spe...

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  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 23:05
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“I keep saying ‘where’s the body? Kill someone,’” Marilyn Stasio told us. She reads at least 200 crime novels a year to determine which are worthy ...

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  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 23:58
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In 1993, more than 1,000 levees broke along the Mississippi River, flooding thousands of acres. In most cases the floods were seen as an “Act of Go...

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  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 30:08
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At the turn of the century, Carry Nation was “America’s foremost lady hellraiser” and “the apostle of reform violence.” In her own words, she was “...

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  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 23:24
  • Purchases: 1
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As long as 2,500 years ago, Native Americans placed the bones of the dead in giant mounds of earth in the shape of animals. The Effigy Mounds Natio...

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  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 28:20
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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....

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  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 17:55
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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 pho...

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  • Added: Jan 08, 2018
  • Length: 23:33
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Shortly after David Brown was sworn in as the Dallas Chief of Police, his son shot and killed a police officer. Just before he retired as chief, 5 ...

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  • Added: Jan 08, 2018
  • Length: 29:52
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The “body farm” at Texas State University is a place almost no one except researchers and law enforcement is able to see, because it’s one of very ...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2017
  • Length: 31:13
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Skidmore, Missouri is a very small town. In the ’70s, there was only one bar, one grocery store, and one bully. Ken McElroy was so ruthless and int...

  • Added: May 08, 2017
  • Length: 27:10
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In 1928, Huey P. Long became the youngest Governor in Louisiana’s history. He bragged that he bought lawmakers like “sacks of potatoes, shuffled ‘e...

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  • Added: Apr 23, 2017
  • Length: 26:14
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The Colorado Department of Transportation says the 420 mile markers on the state’s highways were stolen so often, they had to replace them with 419...

Bought by KZYX, XRAY.fm, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, KUER, and CI Dolphin Radio


  • Added: Apr 09, 2017
  • Length: 15:56
  • Purchases: 5
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Kim Dadou says she wishes she had a nickel for every person who has asked why she didn’t leave her abusive boyfriend. They stayed together for four...

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  • Added: Mar 17, 2017
  • Length: 26:32
  • Purchases: 1
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In 2014, 16-year-old Wildin Acosta left Olancho, Honduras and traveled toward the U.S. border. When he arrived, he turned himself in to border patr...

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  • Added: Mar 05, 2017
  • Length: 22:47
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In 2005, Teri Knight drove 650 miles on midwestern roads through Ohio, Indiana, Iowa and Illinois, pleading with the public to help her do what law...

  • Added: Mar 05, 2017
  • Length: 19:39