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Historical True Crime — assassins, gangsters, mobsters and lawmen; manhunts, scandals and unexplained phenomena, we'll cover them all. This is historical true crime that dives into the wildest and darkest chapters of America's past.

Infamous America Black Barrel Media

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    • 4.6, 1.3K Ratings

Historical True Crime — assassins, gangsters, mobsters and lawmen; manhunts, scandals and unexplained phenomena, we'll cover them all. This is historical true crime that dives into the wildest and darkest chapters of America's past.

    ALCATRAZ 5 | “The Greatest Escape”

    ALCATRAZ 5 | “The Greatest Escape”

    In the waning days of the prison, three inmates perform arguably the greatest prison break in American history. It’s immortalized by Hollywood in the 1979 film, “Escape From Alcatraz,” starring Clint Eastwood. And the escape remains one of the great unsolved mysteries of American crime.

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    • 34 min
    ALCATRAZ 4 | “The Hole”

    ALCATRAZ 4 | “The Hole”

    Alcatraz cools down for a few years after the battle, but eventually the escape attempts resume. Some inmates are desperate to flee the harsh conditions on the island. Some seem like they are simply wired to escape, regardless of the facility or its location. Those who fail and return to the prison inevitably end up in the isolation cells known as The Hole.

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    • 27 min
    ALCATRAZ 3 | “Battle of Alcatraz”

    ALCATRAZ 3 | “Battle of Alcatraz”

    The most violent escape attempt in the history of Alcatraz, and possibly the American prison system, rocks the island in May of 1946. Six inmates take over D Block and end up in a siege against prison guards, the FBI and the Marines.

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    • 29 min
    ALCATRAZ 2 | “Blastout”

    ALCATRAZ 2 | “Blastout”

    In the 1940s, the situation on Alcatraz took a dark turn. A brutal escape attempt claims two lives, but also turns a guard into a hero. And then “Doc” Barker, of the infamous Barker Gang, leads a breakout that always has a violent conclusion, and long lasting effects.

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    • 26 min
    ALCATRAZ 1 | “Fortress of Isolation"

    ALCATRAZ 1 | “Fortress of Isolation"

    The history of Alcatraz Island is written by the escape attempts. In the earliest days of American occupation, it was a fort. And from the very beginning, military prisoners tried to escape. As the fort became obsolete, the facility transitioned into a full-time military prison, and prisoners kept trying to escape. Then barracks on the island are converted into a civilian prison, and the real escape attempts begin.

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    • 25 min
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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Jive Miguel ,

Best of the bunch

Infamous America is my nightly listen...7 nights a week. The story telling style is engrossing and unmatched. I can’t wait for the DB Cooper. For future ideas...how about the Lake Erie Rum Runners, or the Pizza Bomber Case. Keep up the good work. BB Media is the GOAT!

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