140 episodes

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.

    Episode 133: Red Hair, Gold Car

    Episode 133: Red Hair, Gold Car

    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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    Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

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    • 39 min
    Episode 132: Herrin Massacre

    Episode 132: Herrin Massacre

    In the summer of 1922, in a town in southern Illinois, 23 people were murdered over two days. Men, women, and children came out of their houses to watch, and in some cases, to take part in the violence.

    Scott Doody's book is Herrin Massacre. Special thanks to the Special Collections Research Center at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and Matt Gorzalski, and to John Griswold, who wrote Herrin: The Brief History of an Infamous American City.

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    Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

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    • 26 min
    Episode 131: Sunset Mesa

    Episode 131: Sunset Mesa

    Debbie Schum waited a long time to receive the cremated ashes of her friend, LoraLee Johnson. When she did, she felt relieved to finally take them home with her. But then, she got a call from the FBI.

    To learn more, check out Elena Saavedra Buckley's article, "‘None of this happened the way you think it did’"

    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.

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    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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    • 33 min
    Episode 130: Who's There

    Episode 130: Who's There

    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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    Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

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    • 30 min
    Phoebe, Judge Me

    Phoebe, Judge Me

    We are trying something different.

    Have a question for Phoebe? You can call into our voicemail at (919) 697-8231.

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    • 10 min
    Episode 129: Panic Defense

    Episode 129: Panic Defense

    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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    Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

michamundi ,

Awesome

The only thing to criticize: please do longer episodes, because they’re so gooood! :)

An American in Germany ,

Am I the only one?

I love the episodes, but for some reason, I have a tough time listening to Phoebe’s voice. Her speech patterns and breathing irritate my ears. I wish it weren‘t so! However, everything else about this podcast is excellent.

dermatthi ,

Absolutely fantastic

I LOVE true crime in itself but this podcast is different. It offers incredibly entertaining aspects of crime and enters side alleys one couldn’t think of. Definitely recommended!

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