12 episodes

Laurie Bembenek was a Milwaukee police officer and Playboy Club bunny before being arrested for the murder of her husband’s ex-wife, a crime she insisted she did not commit. Nicknamed “Bambi Bembenek,” she became a tabloid fixation, a feminist cause célèbre and, after she escaped from prison, an American folk hero, though she was never exonerated. Journalist and Campside Media co-founder Vanessa Grigoriadis takes a fresh look at the case Diane Sawyer called the "most glamorous murder case of the 1980s.”

New episodes out every Monday. 

Run Bambi Run is an Apple Original podcast, produced by Campside Media. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts.
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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 855 Ratings

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Laurie Bembenek was a Milwaukee police officer and Playboy Club bunny before being arrested for the murder of her husband’s ex-wife, a crime she insisted she did not commit. Nicknamed “Bambi Bembenek,” she became a tabloid fixation, a feminist cause célèbre and, after she escaped from prison, an American folk hero, though she was never exonerated. Journalist and Campside Media co-founder Vanessa Grigoriadis takes a fresh look at the case Diane Sawyer called the "most glamorous murder case of the 1980s.”

New episodes out every Monday. 

Run Bambi Run is an Apple Original podcast, produced by Campside Media. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts.
https://apple.co/RunBambiRun

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires macOS 11.4 or higher

    String of Women

    String of Women

    Convicted of the murder of her husband’s ex-wife, Laurie Bembenek escaped Wisconsin’s only womens’ prison in 1990. A nationwide manhunt ensued, but the truth about whether Laurie was guilty of the crime has never been revealed.




    Run Bambi Run is an Apple Original podcast, produced by Campside Media. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts.

    https://apple.co/RunBambiRun

    • 31 min
    Do You See Anyone Wearing Lipstick?

    Do You See Anyone Wearing Lipstick?

    Laurie proudly graduates from the police academy and becomes one of Milwaukee’s first female officers. But her career as a cop is short-lived. While navigating what she believes to be discrimination due to her gender, she becomes a target of her superiors. 




    Run Bambi Run is an Apple Original podcast, produced by Campside Media. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts.

    https://apple.co/RunBambiRun

    • 30 min
    Indecent Exposure

    Indecent Exposure

    After being unceremoniously fired from the police department, Laurie fights to get her job back. But tackling the sexism embedded within the department has far-reaching consequences. 

    Run Bambi Run is an Apple Original podcast, produced by Campside Media. 

    Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts. 

    https://apple.co/RunBambiRun

    • 33 min
    Ramsey Avenue

    Ramsey Avenue

    The shocking murder of Christine Schultz, a mother of two, leads police to focus on a small circle of suspects. Laurie’s refusal to take a polygraph test turns out to be a critical misstep. 

    Run Bambi Run is an Apple Original podcast, produced by Campside Media. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts.

    https://apple.co/RunBambiRun

    • 31 min
    Killers Don’t Play Flute

    Killers Don’t Play Flute

    Laurie is tried for murder in the first gavel-to-gavel televised trial in the state of Wisconsin. As Laurie’s physical appearance and wardrobe choices are held against her, a surprise witness steps forward with potentially damning testimony. 

    Run Bambi Run is an Apple Original podcast, produced by Campside Media. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts.

    https://apple.co/RunBambiRun

    • 40 min
    Wigging Out

    Wigging Out

    Sentenced to life for a murder she maintains she did not commit, Laurie begins digging into the police investigation. She also has her eye on a handsome man she meets in prison. 

    Run Bambi Run is an Apple Original podcast, produced by Campside Media. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts.

    https://apple.co/RunBambiRun

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
855 Ratings

855 Ratings

rolsanch ,

Accidental Find

I found this podcast while perusing accounts of historical crimes. I enjoyed the story told here intertwined with 80’s nostalgia. Great storytelling voice too. Overall, nicely done.

Haley Pioch ,

Enjoyable Binge

As a midwesterner, I couldn’t believe I had not heard of this story. Appreciated all of the descriptions of the Milwaukee in the 80s. I enjoyed the quick pace. As for the story itself, pretty wild. Consider this more of an in depth look at Laurie Bembenek and her experience with the Milwaukee PD than a deep dive into the murder itself. I preferred that approach, as that’s where the real story is!

vickyweet ,

Amazing story

Bananas. Cant believe i didnt know about this!

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