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Interviews with the best investigators in the world. Cut through the spin and straight to the stories at the heart of major criminal cases with the people who solved the cases. Hosted by international journalist and academic Declan Hill, produced by his students at the University of New Haven - Ryan Decker, Aiden van Batenburg, and others. www.crimewavespodcast.com Follow us at @declan_hill 

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Interviews with the best investigators in the world. Cut through the spin and straight to the stories at the heart of major criminal cases with the people who solved the cases. Hosted by international journalist and academic Declan Hill, produced by his students at the University of New Haven - Ryan Decker, Aiden van Batenburg, and others. www.crimewavespodcast.com Follow us at @declan_hill 

    The Jeffrey Epstein Files 1: It was Murder

    The Jeffrey Epstein Files 1: It was Murder

    It is one of the most famous locked room deaths in American history.   
    On July 6, 2019 Jeffrey Epstein was arrested and put into a cell of a downtown Manhattan detention center.   He was the most famous prison inmate in America.  He had hung out with Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, bankers and billionaires.  He was also a serial sexual abuser. 
    Within thirty-five days - he was dead.  
    Almost all of the world wondered how such a famous prisoner could die in jail.  
    My students and I have spend the last three-and-a-half months reading thousands of pages of legal documents, government reports, released internal emails, news media stories, books, and, conducting a series of astonishing interviews.
    This is the story of what actually happened to Jeffrey Epstein.

    Please rate, review or like this episode: would be hugely appreciated by Declan and the whole team of students.

    www.crimewavespodcast.com
    www.declanhill.com
    Twitter: declan_hill

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Jeffrey Epstein Files 4: Dr. Michael Baden Interview

    The Jeffrey Epstein Files 4: Dr. Michael Baden Interview

    Jeffrey Epstein’s death is one of the mysteries of our time. 
    Since his death in a New York City Prison cell there have been countless conspiracy theories, speculation,  and conjecture.   
    However,  only two medical examiners looked at Jeffrey Epstein’s body to discover the cause of his death.
    In this episode, on CrimeWaves, we speak to one of those people.  
    Dr.  Michael Baden is a legend in American law enforcement. 
    He has decades of experience, specifically, on prison deaths, and has been involved in a host of high-profile legal cases including working for the family of George Floyd. 
    After examining Jeffrey Epstein’s body, Dr. Baden says that the wounds indicate that  Epstein was most likely killed by a person or persons unknown.  
    It was murder.



    Please rate, review or like this episode: would be hugely appreciated by Declan and the whole team of students.

    www.crimewavespodcast.com
    www.declanhill.com
    Twitter: declan_hill

    • 1 hr
    The Jeffrey Epstein Files 3: David Schoen Interview

    The Jeffrey Epstein Files 3: David Schoen Interview

    It is a mystery that obsesses our time.
    Jeffrey Epstein, one of the richest and most well-connected men in America, walked into prison. He was friends and a business associate of some of the most powerful people in the world - Presidents, Prime Ministers, Princes, politicians, business tycoons - the very top of the 1%er class.  
    He also ran a sexual trafficking network of young girls and women.
    Just over a month later, he was found dead in his cell.
    The official response?  Immediately declare it suicide.
    Many people around the world, did not believe it.  So in the last four-and-a-half years, while there has been a great deal of rumour, speculation, theorizing and fantasy - there has been a distinct lack of proper investigation.  
    I an Investigation Program students of one of the finest academic institutions for the study of crime - the University of New Haven - have been examining the case.  We have read thousands of pages of documents and interviewed people with real, first-hand knowledge about the case.
    This is the story of Jeffrey Epstein’s death.  This episode is an interview with one of the lawyers who met him just days before he died.   And like most people close to Jeffrey Epstein - he does not think he committed suicide. 
    He thinks it was murder. 

    Please rate, review or like this episode: would be hugely appreciated by Declan and the whole team of students.

    www.crimewavespodcast.com
    www.declanhill.com
    Twitter: declan_hill

    • 32 min
    The Jeffrey Epstein Files 2: Mark Epstein Interview

    The Jeffrey Epstein Files 2: Mark Epstein Interview

    It is one of the most famous mysteries of our times.
    In the summer of 2019, one of the richest men in America, Jeffrey Epstein, walked into a jail. He has been arrested for a widespread sexual trafficking network. He was connected with Presidents, politicians, billionaires and businessmen.   
    Thirty-five days later Epstein was dead in his cell.
    Immediately, the government declares that he committed suicide.  
    Hundreds-of-millions of people around the world did not believe them. 
    There have been conspiracy theories, books, movies, Internet memes and rumours. What there has not been is any proper, thorough official investigation of how Jeffrey Epstein died.  
    Nor has anyone taken the time to interview Jeffrey Epstein’s closest relatives to find out their perspective on this important case. 
    Until now… 
    Mark Epstein, Jeffrey Epstein’s brother, was never involved in his lifestyle but after his death he was dragged into the inquiry. He speaks publicly and at length for the first time. 



    Please rate, review or like this episode: would be hugely appreciated by Declan and the whole team of students.

    www.crimewavespodcast.com
    www.declanhill.com
    Twitter: declan_hill

    • 42 min
    The Ghost Army: the Inside Story of the 'Super Cartel'

    The Ghost Army: the Inside Story of the 'Super Cartel'

    It was a silent, criminal corporation.  
    It was worth tens-of-billions of dollars.
    They killed and tortured their opponents, without giving any signals or clues to their existence. 
    They were the Super-Cartel.  One of the world’s largest drug traffickers and, virtually, no one knew anything about them.  
    This is the story of the investigation that brought them down.  

    Please rate, review or like this episode: would be hugely appreciated by Declan and the whole team of students.

    www.crimewavespodcast.com
    www.declanhill.com
    Twitter: declan_hill

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Fixers War

    The Fixers War

    It was the greatest case of match-fixing in international sports.  

    A group of criminals fixed soccer, basketball, handball, volleyball, tennis and many other sports.   They corrupted national teams, the UEFA Champions League, and games around the world.   They had top officials, referees and players on their payroll.  They threatened, extorted and murdered their way through sports.

    At the heart of the investigation against them was one dedicated, obsessive cop.   A man who would stop at nothing to bring down. 

    This is his story. 

    Please rate, review or like this episode: would be hugely appreciated by Declan and the whole team of students.

    www.crimewavespodcast.com
    www.declanhill.com
    Twitter: declan_hill

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

bmbutler2 ,

Very interesting

I never made up my mind one way or another regarding Epstein so it was interesting to listen to these episodes. I would have just recommended not spending 10 mins at the beginning of episode #1 going through all the disclaimers, etc. Thankfully I could fast forward through all that. Two points: Baden is not infallible. Yes, he testified for the OJ defense in his criminal trial. He was deposed in the civil trial and torn apart on the stand during the civil trial once ALL the evidence could come out.

And way to go inserting Trump’s name to give association with Epstein. Given Trump has been upfront about his meeting with Epstein, putting his name in the episode you did was a cheap shot and many of us out here in the US are sick of it. There was no need for it. Would have been no different if you had dropped the puppets name with Epstein. No need for it. Now Clinton? You could do an entire episode on him.

Gtg23457 ,

💗💗

Great pod cast!!!

S.Bustamante ,

Learned about this from the Epstein series

I listed to Mark Epstein being interviewed by Tucker Carlson. This piqued my curiosity. I binged the Epstein series.

I found it extremely informative and even handed.

I’ve become a regular listener.

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