14 episodes

For ten years, a serial arsonist terrorized Southern California, burning down businesses in broad daylight. Four people were murdered. Then, a manuscript for a novel led investigators to the last person they would have ever suspected.

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Firebug The Binge

    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 1.6K Ratings

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For ten years, a serial arsonist terrorized Southern California, burning down businesses in broad daylight. Four people were murdered. Then, a manuscript for a novel led investigators to the last person they would have ever suspected.

Want the full story? Unlock all episodes of Firebug, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free.

Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Firebug show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you listen.

A Truth Media & Sony Music Entertainment production.

Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts."

Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    Chapter One | Point of Origin

    Chapter One | Point of Origin

    In 1991, federal investigators arrest an arsonist in Los Angeles. In his home, they find a manuscript for a novel about a firebug burning down California. Is the book a work of fiction, or the confessions of a prolific arsonist turned murderer? Host Kary Antholis investigates to figure out where fiction meets reality.
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    Chapter Two | The Coin Tosser

    Chapter Two | The Coin Tosser

    Arson investigator John Orr and his new partner Doug Staubs face off against a serial arsonist lighting up Glendale, California. Orr is one of the most renowned arson investigators in the state, but this arsonist always seems one step ahead.

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    Chapter Three | Catch Me If You Can

    Chapter Three | Catch Me If You Can

    A brazen series of fires breaks out around an arson investigators conference. Bakersfield arson investigator Marvin Casey gets a break in the case: a sophisticated incendiary device...and a fingerprint.

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    Chapter Four | College Hills

    Chapter Four | College Hills

    The worst brush fire in Glendale history sweeps across the College Hills. While arson investigator John Orr races to the scene, 13-year old twin sisters Jennifer and Christina Raggio flee their home just steps ahead of the flames. Is this the work of the same serial arsonist?

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    Chapter Five | The Pillow Pyro

    Chapter Five | The Pillow Pyro

    Fires break out all over Los Angeles, and ATF agent April Carroll is on the case.  When she widens her investigation, she meets Bakersfield arson investigator Marvin Casey, who leads her to a suspect she never expected...and a manuscript for a novel that reads like a confession.

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    Chapter Six | The Novelist

    Chapter Six | The Novelist

    It’s 1991.  Investigators finally make an arrest in the largest arson investigation in history.  Host Kary Antholis sits down with the author of “Points Of Origin.”  Is his book a confession?

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

Susankt66 ,

Truly Binge worthy!

An excellent podcast; well researched, extremely well presented. Super interesting story. Many podcasters could learn from this one. 2 Thumbs up!

The_Grey hand ,

Why

I love the show I’ve listened to it at least 3 time and recommend it to a lot of my friends. Now it being released again behind a pay wall. It feels like a money grab I’ve been a subscriber to this series for almost 2 years and know I have to wait to listen to the series I’ve already downloaded unless I pay I’m pretty disappointed.

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Have to Subscribe?

Seems like a great show, but at some point did it change to you had to subscribe? Everything is always a subscription. Is it possible to listen WITH ads for FREE?

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