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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
    • 4.7 • 2K 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.

    The Osage Nation Murders

    The Osage Nation Murders

    When members of the incredibly wealthy Osage Nation started dropping dead of mysterious ailments in 1920s Oklahoma, few people in state power paid it much mind. After all, many of those who could do something about it were benefiting from the deaths. Eventually, with the help of a still-evolving agency called the FBI, federal authorities uncovered an unthinkable conspiracy known today as the Reign of Terror.

    "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: @centuriespod

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    • 43 min
    Richard Biegenwald: The Jersey Shore Thrill Killer

    Richard Biegenwald: The Jersey Shore Thrill Killer

    It's possible no one would have known that Richard Biegenwald was a serial killer if he hadn't shown a dead woman's body to a friend he wanted to enlist as a murderous protege. Once police started digging into Richard Biegenwald, they uncovered decades of horrific crimes -- many of which he said he committed just for the thrill of it.

    "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.

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    • 43 min
    Danny Rolling: The Gainesville Ripper

    Danny Rolling: The Gainesville Ripper

    When five college students in Florida were brutally slain in a four-day span in 1990, it sent shockwaves across the nation as newscasters made comparisons to serial killer Ted Bundy. Police frantically worked to stop this new madman before his body count got any higher.

    "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.

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    • 48 min
    The Theft of the Mona Lisa

    The Theft of the Mona Lisa

    As soon as Leonardo da Vinci unveiled the Mona Lisa in the early 1500s, the art world recognized it as a masterpiece. But it wasn't until centuries later that her face became one of the most famous in the world -- thanks to one of the most brazen art heists in history. This crime of the century crosses the pond.

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    • 43 min
    The Death of Kendrick Johnson (from "Strange and Unexplained")

    The Death of Kendrick Johnson (from "Strange and Unexplained")

    Hey, COTC listeners! We're taking a break for the holiday this week, but we wanted to share an episode from another Obsessed Network show with you.  From "Strange and Unexplained with Daisy Eagan," this episode looks at the tragic death of Kendrick Johnson.  On January 11, 2013, the body of the 17-year-old high school student was found inside a vertical rolled up mat in the gymnasium. Was Kendrick's death a terrible accident... or was it murder?



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    • 35 min
    Susan Smith: More than a Monster

    Susan Smith: More than a Monster

    A distraught young mother pounded on the door of a stranger's house and told a story that riveted the nation: She'd been carjacked while driving an empty stretch of road, and the man who'd held her at gunpoint took not only her car, but her two young sons strapped into the car seats. As Susan Smith publicly pleaded for her boys to be returned unharmed, she hid a terrible secret that would shock the country and horrify her family.

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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2K Ratings

2K Ratings

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What do I like about this podcast? Let me tell you …

Her matter of fact reporting and narrative that never includes the word “like” is so refreshing. And she’s dug up some truly old cases that have been overlooked or forgotten. A real gem of a podcast. And, a plus: her voice is so soothing ☺️

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Very well done and refreshing

It is SO nice to hear something different! It’s a very well documented podcast as well and her story telling skills are impeccable. Love this!

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Loving it

As a fan of true crime, it seems many podcast cover the same stories. Crime of the Centuries is so different in the perfect way. Interesting stories I should have heard by now, but haven’t.

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