13 episodes

The first season of "Devils and Dirtbags" is called "Child Molesting Priests" and focusses on the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts. Similar stories of evil could also be told about every single one of the 197 American Catholic dioceses plagued by sex abuse scandals. Over the course of a dozen episodes, you’ll hear a true tale of deceit, homicide, molestations and cover ups. The actions of evil Bishops and their unholy henchmen play out like a Hollywood movie, rife with death, destruction and disgrace, all framed by a murder mystery that haunts Springfield to this very day. Devils and Dirtbags is written and produced by journalist Crash Barry, who was born and raised in Springfield and now lives in western Maine.

Devils and Dirtbags Crash Barry

    • True Crime
    • 4.7, 22 Ratings

The first season of "Devils and Dirtbags" is called "Child Molesting Priests" and focusses on the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts. Similar stories of evil could also be told about every single one of the 197 American Catholic dioceses plagued by sex abuse scandals. Over the course of a dozen episodes, you’ll hear a true tale of deceit, homicide, molestations and cover ups. The actions of evil Bishops and their unholy henchmen play out like a Hollywood movie, rife with death, destruction and disgrace, all framed by a murder mystery that haunts Springfield to this very day. Devils and Dirtbags is written and produced by journalist Crash Barry, who was born and raised in Springfield and now lives in western Maine.

    Episode 13: In Memory of Danny

    Episode 13: In Memory of Danny

    In the season finale of Devils and Dirtbags, we tie up some loose ends and visit the spot where Danny Croteau was murdered on April 14th, 1972.

    • 51 min
    Episode Twelve: Danny Croteau's sister

    Episode Twelve: Danny Croteau's sister

    We hear from Danny Croteau's youngest sister, an inspirational woman named Cat, on how the 1972 murder of her brother impacted her entire family. 

    • 50 min
    Episode Eleven: The Suspected Murderer, part four

    Episode Eleven: The Suspected Murderer, part four

    Crash knocks on the door of Richard Lavigne and the child molesting ex-priest has a lot to say.

    • 58 min
    Episode Ten: The Depraved Lying Bishop, part two

    Episode Ten: The Depraved Lying Bishop, part two

    Both Father James Scahill and reporter Bill Zajac knew Bishop Thomas Dupre was evil. How could they stop him?

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode Nine: The Depraved Lying Bishop, part one

    Episode Nine: The Depraved Lying Bishop, part one

    How could men like Richard Lavigne, Father X and Charles Sullivan, plus dozens of other Springfield priests, get away with such evil criminal behavior?Well, when the person in charge of a group is depraved, then, usually, the whole damn organization is rotten. For over 25 years, Thomas Dupre held a leadership role in the Springfield Diocese. And Thomas Dupre was a dirty lying rapist. 

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode Eight: Father X, part four

    Episode Eight: Father X, part four

    Father X, under the influence of bourbon and a willing listener, reveals all about his sordid family history... and why he turned out to be so evil.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

@MadameMotoko ,

Awful cadence, great show

Love this, but I cannot listen to this stilted method of speaking

1tass2 ,

Riveting and leaves you wanting to hear more!!!

Crash Barry has a style of story telling like no one I have ever listened to! The unfortunate part is this story is true and we all know there is so much more unsaid and uncovered. Crash lays out these podcasts in a slow, methodical way that makes you pay attention and yearn for more. He’s compelling and sometimes even humorous. Kudos to the music that is intertwined with the tale, it only adds to the suspense and drama!!! Nice job, Crash!

shantisongs ,

Getting drawn in

The style of storytelling in the first episode has me hooked. Time to binge the entire series!

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