153 episodes

Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the "if it bleeds, it leads," kind of crime. Something a little more complex. Stories of people who've done wrong, been wronged, and/or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. We're a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.

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    • 4.2, 5 Ratings

Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the "if it bleeds, it leads," kind of crime. Something a little more complex. Stories of people who've done wrong, been wronged, and/or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. We're a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.

    Episode 144: Looking Out

    Episode 144: Looking Out

    People incarcerated in California’s San Quentin State Prison aren’t allowed to have pets—but some people, like Ronell Draper, have found ways to work around that. Meet Ronell Draper, also known as “Rauch,” plus Ear Hustle’s Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods join Phoebe to talk about the impact of Covid-19 at San Quentin.

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    Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

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    • 34 min
    Episode 143: Knock and Announce

    Episode 143: Knock and Announce

    "I didn't do what they said I did. And it was like, I don't know how to disprove the police. I mean, it's my word against theirs. I don't really stand a chance.” - Julian Betton

    Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

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    • 35 min
    Episode 142: Robert Smalls

    Episode 142: Robert Smalls

    On May 13, 1862, Robert Smalls took command of a Confederate ship and liberated himself and his family from enslavement. His great-great-grandson, Michael Boulware Moore, tells the story.

    Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

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    • 31 min
    Episode 141: It Looked Like Fire

    Episode 141: It Looked Like Fire

    On August 10th, 2014, one day after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, Edward Crawford went to his first protest. “The people, you know, I guess they were out there to be heard,” Ed told us.

    This episode contains references to police brutality. To see Robert Cohen's photographs, visit thisiscriminal.com.

    Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

    If you haven’t already, please review us on Apple Podcasts! It’s an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow.

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    • 19 min
    Episode 140: Cowboy Bob

    Episode 140: Cowboy Bob

    In May 1991, a bank robber walked into a bank in Irving, Texas, and without speaking handed the teller a note that read, “This is a bank robbery. Give me your money. No marked bills or dye packs.” Witnesses reported that the robber was wearing a cowboy hat and a brown leather jacket. And then it happened again. And again. But when FBI agents finally got a lead, they discovered that robber wasn't who they expected at all.

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    Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

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    • 34 min
    Episode 139: Learning How to Forgive

    Episode 139: Learning How to Forgive

    “I’ve been teaching law for almost 40 years. And I recently realized we don’t really teach people in law school about the tools of forgiveness that are built into the legal system.” 

    Today, we’re talking with Harvard law professors Dehlia Umunna and Martha Minow about when and how the law should forgive.

    Martha Minow's latest book is When Should Law Forgive.

    Listen to our other shows, This is Love and Phoebe Reads a Mystery.

    Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

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    • 35 min

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