74 episodes

Criminal Broads is a true crime + history podcast about wild women who’ve ended up on the wrong side of the law, whether for leading a cult, serially murdering their husbands, swindling billionaires, or faking ectoplasm. The podcast is hosted by Tori Telfer, author of “Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History.”

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    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 899 Ratings

Criminal Broads is a true crime + history podcast about wild women who’ve ended up on the wrong side of the law, whether for leading a cult, serially murdering their husbands, swindling billionaires, or faking ectoplasm. The podcast is hosted by Tori Telfer, author of “Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History.”

    Violette Szabo, Secret Agent

    Violette Szabo, Secret Agent

    The ugly: Nazis. The bad: a husband killed in battle. The good: one spunky, silly, kinda-loopy, very brave young woman. Meet Violette Szabo, the secret agent who packed a machine gun…just in case she ran into any Nazis on her mission.  
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    Find sources here: criminalbroads.com/sources/episode68
    Music: Matthew Noble and Stereodog Productions (Dan Pierson & Peter Manheim). Intro and conclusion: “Guilty” by Richard A. Whiting, Harry Akst, and Gus Kahn, sung by Anna Telfer. Ad break:  “The Great One Step” by Victor Dance Orchestra, via Free Music Archive, licensed under Public Domain Mark 1.0. 
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Juvenile for Life: Sharon Wiggins

    Juvenile for Life: Sharon Wiggins

    Sharon Wiggins killed a man in a bank robbery gone wrong when she was seventeen. Her state locked her up for life, no chance of parole. Then the Supreme Court stepped in, and Sharon started dreaming. This is the story of a woman with a dubious superlative: the longest-serving juvenile lifer in the world.
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    Support the podcast by supporting its sponsors! Go to dameproducts.com/criminalbroads for 15% off sitewide. Or become a patron at patreon.com/criminalbroads.
    Follow on Instagram: Instagram.com/criminalbroads
    Find sources here: criminalbroads.com/sources/episode70
    Music: Matthew Noble and Stereodog Productions (Dan Pierson & Peter Manheim). Intro and conclusion: “Guilty” by Richard A. Whiting, Harry Akst, and Gus Kahn, sung by Anna Telfer. Ad break:  “The Great One Step” by Victor Dance Orchestra, via Free Music Archive, licensed under Public Domain Mark 1.0. 
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    • 47 min
    Mary Vincent and the Survivor Narrative

    Mary Vincent and the Survivor Narrative

    In 1978, a man left Mary Vincent for dead. Ten years later, she told a journalist she’d never get over it. This is a story about surviving and about the narrative of the survivor—what we want from her, what she can’t always give us.
    Support the podcast by supporting its sponsors! Go to dameproducts.com/criminalbroads for 15% off sitewide. Or become a patron at patreon.com/criminalbroads.
    Follow on Instagram: Instagram.com/criminalbroads
    Find sources here: criminalbroads.com/sources/episode69
    Music: Matthew Noble and Stereodog Productions (Dan Pierson & Peter Manheim). Intro and conclusion: “Guilty” by Richard A. Whiting, Harry Akst, and Gus Kahn, sung by Anna Telfer. Ad break:  “The Great One Step” by Victor Dance Orchestra, via Free Music Archive, licensed under Public Domain Mark 1.0. 

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    • 47 min
    The Parker-Hulme Murder Case

    The Parker-Hulme Murder Case

    In the 1950s, two lonely, imaginative teenage girls became best friends. Before long they had convinced themselves that they were the most mad, genius girls in the world. And then they began to dream of murder.

    Support the podcast by supporting its sponsors! Go to calm.com/criminalbroads for 40% off Calm’s entire library of soothing meditations. Or become a patron at patreon.com/criminalbroads.
    Follow on Instagram: Instagram.com/criminalbroads
    Find sources here: criminalbroads.com/sources/episode68
    Music: Matthew Noble and Stereodog Productions (Dan Pierson & Peter Manheim). Intro and conclusion: “Guilty” by Richard A. Whiting, Harry Akst, and Gus Kahn, sung by Anna Telfer. Ad break:  “The Great One Step” by Victor Dance Orchestra, via Free Music Archive, licensed under Public Domain Mark 1.0. 
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    • 55 min
    American Juvenile: Cyntoia Brown

    American Juvenile: Cyntoia Brown

    “Imagine at the age of 16 being sex-trafficked by a pimp named Kutthroat.” That was how the meme about Cyntoia Brown started. Cyntoia herself couldn’t believe it when she heard Kim Kardashian was tweeting about her. After a lifetime of being thought of as a bad kid—people were suddenly on her side?
    Cyntoia’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cyntoiabrownofficial/?hl=en
    Falicia Blakely episode: https://www.criminalbroads.com/episodes/2018/11/28/episode-14-teenager-in-love-falicia-blakely
    Support the podcast by supporting its sponsors! Go to dameproducts.com/criminalbroads for 15% off sitewide, and modernfertility.com/criminalbroads for $20 off your fertility test. Or become a patron at patreon.com/criminalbroads.
    Follow on Instagram: Instagram.com/criminalbroads
    Find sources here: criminalbroads.com/sources/episode66
    Music: Matthew Noble and Stereodog Productions (Dan Pierson & Peter Manheim). Intro and conclusion: “Guilty” by Richard A. Whiting, Harry Akst, and Gus Kahn, sung by Anna Telfer. Ad break:  “The Great One Step” by Victor Dance Orchestra, via Free Music Archive, licensed under Public Domain Mark 1.0. 
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    • 48 min
    The Massie Affair

    The Massie Affair

    One night in September, a white lady in a long green dress reported that she’d been the victim of a horrific crime. Her story transformed Hawaii—some people were outraged, some were sure she was lying. And then her mother got involved.
    Read David Stannard’s book on the Massie case here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/291248/honor-killing-by-david-e-stannard/
    Become a patron: patreon.com/criminalbroads
    Follow on Instagram: Instagram.com/criminalbroads
    Find sources here: criminalbroads.com/sources/episode66
    Music: Matthew Noble and Stereodog Productions (Dan Pierson & Peter Manheim). Intro and conclusion: “Guilty” by Richard A. Whiting, Harry Akst, and Gus Kahn, sung by Anna Telfer. 
     
     
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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
899 Ratings

899 Ratings

MarieTaylor94 ,

Awesome podcast

I love this podcast!! The host is amazing and the stories keep you interested. I hope Tori decides to do more episodes again one day… although I understand, I still will be so sad once I finish all the available ones! :(

whattheduck? ,

Love it

The host is lovely. Very smart and humble.
Loving the Sisters series right now!

Curly boys ,

Chill and compelling

I love this podcast! Great voice and sensitive way of relaying info. I especially love the way music is used - atmospheric! It's a great bedtime podcast - and that's a huge compliment!

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