11 episodes

With one squeeze of a trigger, or flash of a blade, the course of history can change forever.In this series - we tell the stories of assassinations throughout history, plotting the path of the killer and victim, step by step, until they meet. We examine the fall out, following the assassination of world leaders. We reveal how cultural icons were targeted, and why. And we unpack stories which you may never have heard about before.From What's the Story Sounds - and narrated by Jonathan Guy Lewis - Crosshairs is your weekly dose of crime and history, with new episodes every Thursday.
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Crosshairs What's The Story? Crime

    • History
    • 4.2 • 26 Ratings

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With one squeeze of a trigger, or flash of a blade, the course of history can change forever.In this series - we tell the stories of assassinations throughout history, plotting the path of the killer and victim, step by step, until they meet. We examine the fall out, following the assassination of world leaders. We reveal how cultural icons were targeted, and why. And we unpack stories which you may never have heard about before.From What's the Story Sounds - and narrated by Jonathan Guy Lewis - Crosshairs is your weekly dose of crime and history, with new episodes every Thursday.
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Caligula

    Caligula

    Cruel, insane and bloodthirsty are all adjectives that could be applied to Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, better known by his nickname Caligula, the third emperor of Rome. His reign was marked by lavishly expensive vanity projects, endless attempts to blackmail his underlings and scandalous rumours of an incestuous relationship with his sister. Cassius Chaerea, a member of the Praetorian guard, Caligula’s personal security, refused to sit back and watch as the deranged tyrant bled Rome dry and hatched a treasonous plot to end Caligula’s barbarity once and for all.
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    What's The Story? Crime is your home for the very best in true-crime podcasts. You can get early access to series, bonus episodes, ad-free listening and even exclusive series you can't hear anywhere else. And if you love the show, your subscription helps to fund the episodes.
    As well as Crosshairs, there's a whole collection of shows on What's The Story? Crime. From the stories of forensic science, to series' about long-term missing people, limited series about extraordinary conmen, and investigations into miscarriages of justice - What's The Story? Crime has you covered.
    Coming up in January, we have a brand new series of Crosshairs - with ten more stories of assassinations from the past.
    We also have more series of Smoking Gun, and a spin-off show called 'Under The Microscope', which is exclusive to subscribers. 
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    • 35 min
    Malcolm X

    Malcolm X

    In 1965 Malcolm X found himself at something of a crossroads. The prominent civil rights activist, famed for his incendiary oratory prowess, was trying to start a new political movement whilst engaged in a very public split from the Nation of Islam, the black nationalist organisation where Malcolm had made his name. Standing on the stage of the Audubon Ballroom, he was all too aware that his enemies were circling. What he didn’t know was how close they truly were and that his speech, to what he hoped were the next generation of fighters for the cause, would be the last one he would ever give.
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    What's The Story? Crime is your home for the very best in true-crime podcasts. You can get early access to series, bonus episodes, ad-free listening and even exclusive series you can't hear anywhere else. And if you love the show, your subscription helps to fund the episodes.
    As well as Crosshairs, there's a whole collection of shows on What's The Story? Crime. From the stories of forensic science, to series' about long-term missing people, limited series about extraordinary conmen, and investigations into miscarriages of justice - What's The Story? Crime has you covered.
    Coming up in January, we have a brand new series of Crosshairs - with ten more stories of assassinations from the past.
    We also have more series of Smoking Gun, and a spin-off show called 'Under The Microscope', which is exclusive to subscribers. 
    Signing up is quick and simple.
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    • 41 min
    Reinhard Heydrich

    Reinhard Heydrich

    You don’t get a nickname like the Butcher of Prague without earning it and Reinhard Heydrich, one of the highest ranking officers in the Nazi party, had certainly done that. Arriving in the occupied city in 1941, he deported, imprisoned or executed anyone he believed to be standing in the way of the crushing march of the German war machine. His reign of terror demanded a response and Operation Anthropoid was the answer. On December 29th, 1941, as World War Two raged, two soldiers parachuted into Czechoslovakia under cover of darkness. Their mission: to find and kill the man who had been holding Prague hostage.
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    What's The Story? Crime is your home for the very best in true-crime podcasts. You can get early access to series, bonus episodes, ad-free listening and even exclusive series you can't hear anywhere else. And if you love the show, your subscription helps to fund the episodes.
    As well as Crosshairs, there's a whole collection of shows on What's The Story? Crime. From the stories of forensic science, to series' about long-term missing people, limited series about extraordinary conmen, and investigations into miscarriages of justice - What's The Story? Crime has you covered.
    Coming up in January, we have a brand new series of Crosshairs - with ten more stories of assassinations from the past.
    We also have more series of Smoking Gun, and a spin-off show called 'Under The Microscope', which is exclusive to subscribers. 
    Signing up is quick and simple.
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    • 48 min
    George Tiller (Part 2)

    George Tiller (Part 2)

    By 2009, George Tiller had become one of the most hated men in America. Between the never ending stream of protestors outside his clinic and the near nightly attacks on his character on Fox News the pressure on the Wichita based abortion doctor was reaching critical mass. What’s more, three abortion doctors had been murdered in the previous fifteen years. Tiller refused to be cowed however, continuing to provide the women of his community and beyond with the healthcare they desperately needed. It was a decision which would cost him his life.
    If you want to listen to Crosshairs COMPLETELY ad-free, and help to support the show, then please subscribe to our channel.
    What's The Story? Crime is your home for the very best in true-crime podcasts. You can get early access to series, bonus episodes, ad-free listening and even exclusive series you can't hear anywhere else. And if you love the show, your subscription helps to fund the episodes.
    As well as Crosshairs, there's a whole collection of shows on What's The Story? Crime. From the stories of forensic science, to series' about long-term missing people, limited series about extraordinary conmen, and investigations into miscarriages of justice - What's The Story? Crime has you covered.
    Coming up in January, we have a brand new series of Crosshairs - with ten more stories of assassinations from the past.
    We also have more series of Smoking Gun, and a spin-off show called 'Under The Microscope', which is exclusive to subscribers. 
    Signing up is quick and simple.
    If you're listening on Apple Podcasts, just search for What's The Story Crime, sign up, and all the exclusive content will be in your Apple Podcasts app.
    If you're listening on Spotify, Amazon, Castbox, Pocketcasts, or any other player - you can sign up directly here : WTS CRIME
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    • 40 min
    George Tiller (Part 1)

    George Tiller (Part 1)

    In 1973 the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v Wade judgement makes abortion legal in the United States. Its a practice that has considerable controversy attached to it but Dr George Tiller firmly believes it be a vital option for women in need, opening a clinic in Wichita, Kansas. Soon, his work attracts the attention of the religious right who picket his business and intimidate his staff. Tiller isn’t one to run from a fight and before long, finds himself a central figure in the struggle for women’s right to choose, a position he never sought but a cause he’s willing to fight and ultimately die for.
    If you want to listen to Crosshairs COMPLETELY ad-free, and help to support the show, then please subscribe to our channel.
    What's The Story? Crime is your home for the very best in true-crime podcasts. You can get early access to series, bonus episodes, ad-free listening and even exclusive series you can't hear anywhere else. And if you love the show, your subscription helps to fund the episodes.
    As well as Crosshairs, there's a whole collection of shows on What's The Story? Crime. From the stories of forensic science, to series' about long-term missing people, limited series about extraordinary conmen, and investigations into miscarriages of justice - What's The Story? Crime has you covered.
    Coming up in January, we have a brand new series of Crosshairs - with ten more stories of assassinations from the past.
    We also have more series of Smoking Gun, and a spin-off show called 'Under The Microscope', which is exclusive to subscribers. 
    Signing up is quick and simple.
    If you're listening on Apple Podcasts, just search for What's The Story Crime, sign up, and all the exclusive content will be in your Apple Podcasts app.
    If you're listening on Spotify, Amazon, Castbox, Pocketcasts, or any other player - you can sign up directly here : WTS CRIME
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    • 27 min
    Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln wasn’t a man who cared to draw attention to himself, which is difficult when you’re six foot foot four and the president of the United States. On the night of April 14th, 1865 Lincoln, weary after guiding America through four years of Civil War but optimistic about the future, simply wanted to sit back and enjoy some theatre. Little did he know, that by the time the night was over, all the audience sat in the Ford Theatre would remember was the name John Wilkes Booth and the shot he fired which ended the life of the most powerful man in the country.
    If you want to listen to Crosshairs COMPLETELY ad-free, and help to support the show, then please subscribe to our channel.
    What's The Story? Crime is your home for the very best in true-crime podcasts. You can get early access to series, bonus episodes, ad-free listening and even exclusive series you can't hear anywhere else. And if you love the show, your subscription helps to fund the episodes.
    As well as Crosshairs, there's a whole collection of shows on What's The Story? Crime. From the stories of forensic science, to series' about long-term missing people, limited series about extraordinary conmen, and investigations into miscarriages of justice - What's The Story? Crime has you covered.
    Coming up in January, we have a brand new series of Crosshairs - with ten more stories of assassinations from the past.
    We also have more series of Smoking Gun, and a spin-off show called 'Under The Microscope', which is exclusive to subscribers. 
    Signing up is quick and simple.
    If you're listening on Apple Podcasts, just search for What's The Story Crime, sign up, and all the exclusive content will be in your Apple Podcasts app.
    If you're listening on Spotify, Amazon, Castbox, Pocketcasts, or any other player - you can sign up directly here : WTS CRIME
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Bharat Krishnan ,

Hope they make more

Great storytelling

Hun💜 ,

Jonathan idolizes one of America’s most prolific serial murder, George Tiller.

Jonathan idolizes one of America’s most prolific serial murder, George Tiller. And I think that’s disgusting. Serial murders do not get a pass simply because they have MD behind their name. George Tiller was and died being a monster. There is no constitutional right to murder.

saalexander17 ,

Such a good listen

Love the show and narration- need more episodes, please!!

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