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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
    • 4.8 • 24 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 159: Spiritual Developments

    Episode 159: Spiritual Developments

    One Sunday afternoon, a man named William Mumler decided to take a self portrait. He said he was alone in the photography studio, but as the photograph developed, he saw something very strange—the image of someone else, sitting beside him.

    Louis Kaplan’s book is The Strange Case of William Mumler, Spirit Photographer.

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    Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

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    • 39 min
    Episode 158: "If it ever happens, run."

    Episode 158: "If it ever happens, run."

    “What I recall most is the way that she grabbed my wrist and, shaking a bit, she said over and over again, ‘If it happens, run. Don't let that happen to you. Run. If it ever happens, run.’”

    It was years before Cynthia Brown understood what her great-grandmother, Athalia Howe, was talking about.

    David Zucchino's book is Wilmington's Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy.

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    • 35 min
    Episode 157: The Short Life of Qandeel Baloch

    Episode 157: The Short Life of Qandeel Baloch

    Qandeel Baloch grew up in a conservative village in Pakistan, a place where it was shocking to see a woman swimming outdoors. She ran away from home, changed her name, and eventually became "Pakistan's first social media star." By 2015, she was reported to be one of the 10 most Googled people in Pakistan. The next year, she was dead.

    Sanam Maher's book is A Woman Like Her: The Story Behind the Honor Killing of a Social Media Star.

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    • 37 min
    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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    • 41 min
    Bears on Ice

    Bears on Ice

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

    Thanks very much for listening this year, and happy New Year.

    Read about other days in the Flathead Beacon's Police Blotter.

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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

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4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

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love hearing this podcast. This is quite informative and Phoebe’s voice is also very nice and soothing

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One of the best podcast!

Love this podcast. It always has a very interesting take and angle on a crime. Something no one will focus and look at. Very intriguing and it sucked me right in. I discovered this at episode 40 and went back to complete from episode 1 within 1 week!

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