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Criminal

Series produced by 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.

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.

To learn more visit www.ThisIsCriminal.org

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


62 Pieces

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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...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 23, 2017
  • Length: 26:14
  • Purchases: 1
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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...

Bought by CI Dolphin Radio


  • 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...

Bought by CI Dolphin Radio


  • Added: Mar 05, 2017
  • Length: 22:47
  • Purchases: 1
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People have faked death to escape criminal convictions, debts, and their spouses. In 2007, a man named Amir Vehabovic faked his death just to see w...

Bought by KUER


  • Added: Mar 05, 2017
  • Length: 24:30
  • Purchases: 1
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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
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In 1849, abolitionist and attorney Wendell Phillips wrote: “We should look in vain through the most trying times of our revolutionary history for a...

Bought by WFAE


  • Added: Jan 23, 2017
  • Length: 29:37
  • Purchases: 1
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To celebrate Criminal’s 50th episode, we check in with some of our most memorable guests including Fran Schindler from Episode 17: “Final Exit,” Da...

Bought by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


  • Added: Jan 14, 2017
  • Length: 36:34
  • Purchases: 1
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In November of 1988, Robin Woods was sentenced to sixteen years in the notoriously harsh Maryland Correctional Institution. In prison, Robin found ...

Bought by WFAE


  • Added: Jan 14, 2017
  • Length: 27:37
  • Purchases: 1
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In 2010, Michael McIntosh’s son was incarcerated at the Walnut Grove Youth Correctional Facility in the small town of Walnut Grove, Mississippi. On...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 32:55
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To close out 2016, we’re bringing you two lighter stories of people exhibiting everyday genius under. . . unusual circumstances. Comedian Dave Holm...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 18:44
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Since 1938, a weekly African-American owned newspaper called The Evening Whirl has covered crime in St. Louis with a style all its own, using allit...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 16:14
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The Magic Castle in Hollywood has been a private club for magicians since 1963, and its walls are lined with portraits of magicians past and presen...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and KHNS


  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 15:42
  • Purchases: 2
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SPOILER WARNING: Please listen to Episode 53: Melinda and Judy before you listen to this. This is the second episode of a two-part story. Melinda...

Bought by WFAE


  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 31:45
  • Purchases: 1
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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 ...

Bought by WFAE


  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 25:27
  • Purchases: 1
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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 ...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2016
  • Length: 23:23
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2008 was an exciting time to be a Harry Potter fan. The final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, had been released. Movies were on the way...

Bought by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


  • Added: Aug 15, 2016
  • Length: 22:36
  • Purchases: 1
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Shortly after Meridy Volz moved from Milwaukee to San Francisco, she received a phone call from a friend asking her to take over a small bakery bus...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 19, 2016
  • Length: 21:16
  • Purchases: 1