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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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    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 15 Ratings

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 156: Sister Helen

    Episode 156: Sister Helen

    In 1982, Sister Helen Prejean was invited to write a letter to a man on death row named Elmo Patrick Sonnier. She told us, "I thought that all I was going to be doing was writing letters. And lo and behold, two years later, I am in that execution chamber." She's now 81, and has been present at the executions of six men.

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    Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

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    • 41 min
    Bears on Ice

    Bears on Ice

    A day in the life of the town of Kalispell, Montana.

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    • 5 min
    Episode 155: Cannonball

    Episode 155: Cannonball

    With Covid-19 shutdowns, people have been taking advantage of quiet highways to drive as fast as they can from New York City to Redondo Beach, California. They’re trying to break records set in an unofficial and secretive race called the “Cannonball.” In today’s episode, the history of the illegal cross country race, how it has evolved since 1971, and why fans say it will never go away.

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    • 34 min
    Episode 154: The Night of the Party

    Episode 154: The Night of the Party

    When Nathan Myers and Clifford Williams were charged with murder, neither of them were worried they would be convicted. They had dozens of witnesses that could confirm that they had been at a party when the shots were fired. But during their trial, not a single one of those witnesses was asked to testify.

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    Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

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    • 33 min
    Episode 153: The Max Headroom Incident

    Episode 153: The Max Headroom Incident

    One Sunday night in November 1987, something very odd happened in the middle of the nine o’clock news in Chicago. As one television viewer said, it felt like someone threw "a brick through your window." A television engineer said it felt like "a home invasion." And a little boy said it was "very, very funny."

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    Artwork by Julienne Alexander.


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    • 26 min
    Episode 152: The Clearwater Monster

    Episode 152: The Clearwater Monster

    Early one morning in 1948, a phone call woke up the police chief in the small town of Clearwater, Florida. The caller said he’d seen something strange at the beach. Residents woke up that morning to find an odd set of footprints in the sand, and a rumor began circulating that Clearwater Beach had a sea monster.

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    Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

    • 31 min

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