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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.

Crimes of the Centuries Obsessed Network

    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 2.7K 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.

    Hilma Marie Witte: Fatal Manipulation

    Hilma Marie Witte: Fatal Manipulation

    The 1981 shooting death of Paul Witte, a father of two in Indiana, seemed to be an accident: Paul's 15-year-old son Eric said he'd tripped while holding the gun, fatally wounding his dad as he napped on the living room couch. The case was considered closed -- until a few years later when a second accident befell the Witte family. This time, police dug deeper and found that Paul's wife, Hilma Marie Witte, had been the mastermind of two horrific tragedies.

    "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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    • 38 min
    Ramon Novarro: The Life and Death of a Screen Idol

    Ramon Novarro: The Life and Death of a Screen Idol

    As Hollywood found its footing at the turn of the 20th century, so did a handsome young artist who'd soon be known around the world as Ramon Novarro. In his heyday, the Mexican-born actor was mentioned alongside leading men like Rudolph Valentino. But with the discovery of his battered body decades after his star had faded, Novarro became better known for the personal life he'd spent his whole life trying to keep private.

    "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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    • 44 min
    Murder on the Ohio River

    Murder on the Ohio River

    In March of 1856, when a visibly intoxicated man of means boarded the Ohio Belle steamboat, the crew immediately worried that they were in for a bad trip. Still, they never could have predicted that the arrival of the man calling himself J.B. Jones would ultimately lead to two dead bodies and headlines in newspapers nationwide.

    "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

    Episode Sponsors:


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    • 35 min
    Trapping a Killer: Could a Psychic Help Catch a Serial Killer?

    Trapping a Killer: Could a Psychic Help Catch a Serial Killer?

    Between 1967 and 1969, terror gripped two college towns in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor, Michigan, as investigators discovered the mutilated corpses of seven young women and girls. The murderer -- called the Coed Killer by newspapers of the time -- seemed to be so brazen that he was taunting police by returning to crime scenes and leaving behind evidence. The horrified public became so outraged that they took matters into their own hands by hiring a supposed psychic they hoped would finally crack the case.

    "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

    Episode Sponsors:


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    • 44 min
    The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

    The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

    Hey, everyone - for Labor Day, we're re-releasing this episode all about a workplace tragedy that helped spark new regulations in the US to protect workers.  Enjoy the episode and we'll be back with a brand-new story next week!

    WE JUST RELEASED THE FULL WEEKEND SCHEDULE FOR OBSESSED FEST!! We'll have a fully searchable schedule available on Thursday, but until then, head to our Facebook group or Instagram page to check it all out! AND GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

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    People enjoying a warm, sunny Saturday in New York City first noticed smoke arising from a building at about 4:40 p.m. and rushed to gather at the base of a 10-story building that was quickly engulfed in flames. The scene greeting them was horrific: Dozens of workers were trapped on the building's ninth floor. With the flames closing in, some chose to jump to their deaths. 

    More than 100 years later, the 1911 fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory remains one of the deadliest industrial disasters in American history.

    "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

    • 40 min
    Chasing a Ghost: Hunting the Killer of Chief Greg Adams

    Chasing a Ghost: Hunting the Killer of Chief Greg Adams

    The heartbreaking murder of a small-town Pennsylvania police chief seemed like an open-and-shut case in December of 1980. After all, whoever shot Gregory Adams appeared to have left a driver's license at the scene of the crime. But investigators soon learned that the case would prove to be much more challenging to close than they ever could have imagined.

    "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

    Episode Sponsors:



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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.7K Ratings

2.7K Ratings

Nabeccab21 ,

Recommend 💯

I love listening to Amber talk about these crimes that mostly I’ve never even heard of until now! She is so easy to listen to and helps me get through my work day!

AmandaJ4181 ,

Great mix of history and true crime

Amber does an incredible job researching her cases and presents them in a clean concise manner. Always enjoy listening to her!

acheybrenda ,

This is now my favorite podcast

I didn’t realize it until I heard the opening music and realized how excited I get lol. Thanks Amber, you are wonderful.

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