225 episodes

Historical True Crime — assassins, gangsters, mobsters and lawmen; manhunts, scandals and unexplained phenomena. Stories of the wildest and darkest chapters of America's past.

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Historical True Crime — assassins, gangsters, mobsters and lawmen; manhunts, scandals and unexplained phenomena. Stories of the wildest and darkest chapters of America's past.

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    PATTY HEARST | “The SLA”

    PATTY HEARST | “The SLA”

    On February 4, 1974, strangers burst into the college apartment of Patty Hearst and kidnap her at gunpoint. While she begins her stay in captivity, she learns about her kidnappers. They are a ragtag collection of hopeful revolutionaries who call themselves the Symbionese Liberation Army. They are led by charismatic Donald DeFreeze, an escaped convict who helped the group execute a high-profile murder in Oakland, California.

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    • 33 min
    PATTY HEARST | “The Ransom”

    PATTY HEARST | “The Ransom”

    The kidnappers contact Patty Hearst’s family and make a strange and unprecedented demand. The SLA wants the wealthy Hearst family to set up a food distribution program throughout California. The Hearsts quickly organize a program, but it debuts with disastrous results. And the world hears the first communique from Patty Hearst since her abduction.

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    • 31 min
    PATTY HEARST | “The Hibernia Robbery”

    PATTY HEARST | “The Hibernia Robbery”

    After more than two months in captivity, Patty Hearst emerges from the shadows and helps the SLA rob a bank in northern California. The public is shocked to see images of the former college student who now looks like an armed revolutionary. A radio station receives a recording in which Patty proclaims her transformation is complete: she is an avowed soldier in the SLA.

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    • 33 min
    PATTY HEARST | “The L.A. Shootout”

    PATTY HEARST | “The L.A. Shootout”

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    The SLA feels heat from the FBI and law enforcement in northern California, so the group moves south to Los Angeles. Patty Hearst and two other members drive to a sporting goods store to buy supplies, but the simple errand takes a dramatic turn for the worse. The trio ends up on the run through L.A., and their error leads the police to the location of the SLA hideout. The revolutionaries engage the LAPD in a firefight that leads to the end of the original gang.

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    PATTY HEARST | “The End of The SLA”

    PATTY HEARST | “The End of The SLA”

    This episode will be available for free on Wednesday March 13, 2024. For instant access, ad-free listening and exclusive content, join Black Barrel+

    Patty Hearst and the other two surviving members of the SLA connect with new recruits and flee to Pennsylvania to hide from the police. Before long, the group returns to northern California and conducts a bank robbery that has fatal consequences. The FBI picks up the trail of the elusive fugitives and finally arrests Patty Hearst.

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    PATTY HEARST | “The Truth of Patty Hearst”

    PATTY HEARST | “The Truth of Patty Hearst”

    This episode will be available for free on Wednesday March 20, 2024. For instant access, ad-free listening and exclusive content, join Black Barrel+

    More than a year and a half after Patty Hearst was kidnapped, her legal saga plays out in court and in the media. In court, she portrays herself as an innocent victim who was forced to participate in criminal activities. In early media encounters, she sounds like she genuinely joined the revolutionary group and was a willing participant in all its illegal exploits. No one knows the truth, and the debate continues to this day.

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.6K Ratings

2.6K Ratings

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Great show

Love listen to history. Great podcast.

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Pure goodness

Thank you for your time and effort.

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Thanks for the great insight on 1919 Series

Grew up hearing about this scandal but glad I decided to jump on to your podcast!

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