33 episodes

Crime is so commonplace that it takes something particularly shocking to be labelled the “crime of the century.” Even so, there are a lot of cases that have earned the distinction. In each episode of Crimes of the Centuries, award-winning journalist Amber Hunt will examine a case that’s lesser known today but was huge when it happened. The cases explored span the centuries and each left a mark. Some made history by changing laws. Others were so shocking they changed society.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 1.6K Ratings

Crime is so commonplace that it takes something particularly shocking to be labelled the “crime of the century.” Even so, there are a lot of cases that have earned the distinction. In each episode of Crimes of the Centuries, award-winning journalist Amber Hunt will examine a case that’s lesser known today but was huge when it happened. The cases explored span the centuries and each left a mark. Some made history by changing laws. Others were so shocking they changed society.

    Patty Hearst: Murder, Terror, and the Taking of an Heiress

    Patty Hearst: Murder, Terror, and the Taking of an Heiress

    When the granddaughter of one of America's best-known publishing magnates was kidnapped in 1974, the news of course grabbed headlines. But that was nothing compared to the attention the case would receive after Patricia Hearst joined forces with her abductors. The group at the heart of the kidnapping was known as the Symbionese Liberation Army, a radical group of young adults considered to be the first domestic terrorist group to rise out of the political left."Crimes of the Centuries" is a podcast from the Obsessed Network exploring forgotten crimes from times past that made a mark and helped change history.Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @centuriespodEpisode Sponsors:


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    • 49 min
    John Arthur Pender: The Pardoned Killer?

    John Arthur Pender: The Pardoned Killer?

    The book The Man from the Train describes dozens of axe slayings in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, many of which authors Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James believe were committed by what would be the nation's most prolific serial killer. But a 1911 double homicide near Scappoose, Oregon, doesn't fit the mold. On Sept. 3, 1911, someone entered a cabin and fatally shot Daisy Wehrman and her 4-year-old son Harold. Authorities quickly zeroed in on John Arthur Pender, who was eventually convicted and sentenced to death. Doubts would swirl about his guilt, however, leading some to lobby for Pender's pardon. "Crimes of the Centuries" is a podcast from the Obsessed Network exploring forgotten crimes from times past that made a mark and helped change history.Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @centuriespodEpisode Sponsors:


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    • 44 min
    The Villisca Murders

    The Villisca Murders

    The Moore house seemed awfully quiet one June morning in 1912, prompting neighbors to investigate. Inside, they discovered a horrific scene: All eight people who'd been inside -- a mother, father, their four children and two young guests -- had been brutally slain in their sleep. The case that followed would be one of the highest-profile, longest-lasting mysteries in the history of the Midwest -- a mystery that a pair of authors think they've finally solved."Crimes of the Centuries" is a podcast from the Obsessed Network exploring forgotten crimes from times past that made a mark and helped change history.Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @centuriespodEpisode Sponsors:


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    • 50 min
    The Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping

    The Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping

    Charles Lindbergh became an American and worldwide hero after becoming the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927.  But five years later, his world was upended when his toddler son was stolen from his nursery.  The ensuing investigation into the kidnapping would involved a host of characters, including an amateur detective named Jafsie and a mysterious man named Cemetery John.  Even the infamous gangster Al Capone volunteered his services to help.  In the end, would the world ever know what happened to the Lindbergh baby?"Crimes of the Centuries" is a podcast from the Obsessed Network exploring forgotten crimes from times past that made a mark and helped change history.Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @centuriespodEpisode Sponsors:


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    • 49 min
    Did Jeffrey MacDonald Kill His Family?

    Did Jeffrey MacDonald Kill His Family?

    The sight that greeted arriving medics in February 1970 was so upsetting that at least one had to rush from the scene to vomit. Inside of Army surgeon Jeffrey MacDonald's home were three dead bodies belonging to his two daughters and pregnant wife. MacDonald, too, was injured. But who really killed the Green Beret's family? Was it a quartet of acid-dropping hippies -- or MacDonald himself? "Crimes of the Centuries" is a podcast from the Obsessed Network exploring forgotten crimes from times past that made a mark and helped change history.Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @centuriespodEpisode Sponsors:


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    • 46 min
    Introducing "Murder in Alliance: Ep. 1 Dead in the Water"

    Introducing "Murder in Alliance: Ep. 1 Dead in the Water"

    Hey, Crimes of the Centuries listeners! We're so excited to bring you the new show from the Obsessed Network, "Murder in Alliance." We've got the first episode here for you in this feed, and two more available right now wherever you get your podcasts.Listen to the first three episodes and follow "Murder in Alliance" on your favorite podcast player HERE (https://lnk.to/98BXWuip).In the podcast, investigative journalist Maggie Freleng reinvestigates the 1999 murder of Yvonne Layne. Though her ex-boyfriend David Thorne was convicted of the murder, evidence points to his innocence. Now, twenty years later, Maggie travels to Ohio to talk with people involved in the case, explore new leads, and try to identify who killed Yvonne.Follow "Murder in Alliance" on Twitter and Instagram: @Murder_Alliance

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

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Just great!

This is one of the best podcast I’ve heard.

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Good stuff from a good writer

Amber is my ex-wife. This podcast is as good as our decision to get divorced. Bravo!

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Love this show...but,

I absolutely love this show but I absolutely hate the music that gets paid throughout. I find it incredibly distracting and it makes the show really hard to listen to. 🥺

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