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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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"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. 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. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our newsletter, The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Article Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more at Article.com/criminal Better Help Get 10 percent off your first month with discount code criminal at BetterHelp.com/criminal Hint Water Go to DrinkHint.com and get a free case (twelve 16oz bottles) when you buy two cases of Hint Water.  Shipping is free. Just enter the code CRIMINAL at checkout. Mancrates Go to mancrates.com/CRIMINAL and get 20% when you spend $149 or more Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving Ritual Visit ritual.com/CRIMINAL to start your ritual today and get 10% off during your first three months. Simplisafe Protect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL Squarespace Try Squarespace.com/criminal for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code CRIMINAL to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Sun Basket Go to sunbasket.com/criminal and enter promo code criminal at checkout for $35 off your order. Virtue Labs Visit VirtueLabs.com and use the code Criminal to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order.
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. 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. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our newsletter, The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Article Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more at Article.com/criminal Better Help Get 10 percent off your first month with discount code criminal at BetterHelp.com/criminal Hint Water Go to DrinkHint.com and get a free case (twelve 16oz bottles) when you buy two cases of Hint Water.  Shipping is free. Just enter the code CRIMINAL at checkout. Mancrates Go to mancrates.com/CRIMINAL and get 20% when you spend $149 or more Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving Ritual Visit ritual.com/CRIMINAL to start your ritual today and get 10% off during your first three months. Simplisafe Protect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL Squarespace Try Squarespace.com/criminal for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code CRIMINAL to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Sun Basket Go to sunbasket.com/criminal and enter promo code criminal at checkout for $35 off your order. Virtue Labs Visit VirtueLabs.com and use the code Criminal to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order.
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. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our newsletter, The Accomplice. If you’d like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Article Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more at Article.com/criminal Better Help Get 10 percent off your first month with discount code criminal at BetterHelp.com/criminal Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving Simplisafe  Protect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL Squarespace Try Squarespace.com/criminal for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code CRIMINAL to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Sun Basket Go to sunbasket.com/criminal and enter promo code criminal at checkout for $35 off your order. Virtue Labs Visit VirtueLabs.com and use the code Criminal to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order. ZipRecruiter Try ZipRecruiter for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal
Episode 140: Cowboy Bob

Episode 140: Cowboy Bob

2020-05-1532:511

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. 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. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our newsletter, The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Article Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more at Article.com/criminal Better Help Get 10 percent off your first month with discount code criminal at BetterHelp.com/criminal Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving Quip Go to GetQuip.com/Criminal right now and get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush Ritual Visit ritual.com/CRIMINAL to start your ritual today and get 10% off during your first three months. That’s 10% off during your first three months at ritual.com/CRIMINAL Simplisafe Protect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL Squarespace Try Squarespace.com/criminal for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code CRIMINAL to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Sun Basket Go to sunbasket.com/criminal and enter promo code criminal at checkout for $35 off your order. Virtue Labs Visit VirtueLabs.com and use the code Criminal to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order. ZipRecruiter Try ZipRecruiter for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal
“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. 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. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our newsletter, The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Article Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more at Article.com/criminal Better Help Get 10 percent off your first month with discount code criminal at BetterHelp.com/criminal Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving Quip Go to GetQuip.com/Criminal right now and get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush Ritual Visit ritual.com/CRIMINAL to start your ritual today and get 10% off during your first three months. That’s 10% off during your first three months at ritual.com/CRIMINAL Simplisafe Protect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL Squarespace Try Squarespace.com/criminal for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code CRIMINAL to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Sun Basket Go to sunbasket.com/criminal and enter promo code criminal at checkout for $35 off your order. Virtue Labs Visit VirtueLabs.com and use the code Criminal to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order. ZipRecruiter Try ZipRecruiter for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal
In January 2000, two bodies were found frozen in a remote area of Saskatoon, Canada. It was a place where nobody walked, especially in the winter. And then, a man came forward and said he had been dropped off by police on the outskirts of town, but he had made it back alive. 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. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our newsletter, The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Article Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more at Article.com/criminal Better Help Get 10 percent off your first month with discount code criminal at BetterHelp.com/criminal Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving Quip Go to GetQuip.com/Criminal right now and get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush Ritual Visit ritual.com/CRIMINAL to start your ritual today and get 10% off during your first three months. That’s 10% off during your first three months at ritual.com/CRIMINAL Rothy’s Go to Rothys.com/CRIMINAL to get your new favorite flats. Simplisafe Protect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL Squarespace Try Squarespace.com/criminal for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code CRIMINAL to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Sun Basket Go to sunbasket.com/criminal and enter promo code criminal at checkout for $35 off your order. Virtue Labs Visit VirtueLabs.com and use the code Criminal to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order. ZipRecruiter Try ZipRecruiter for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal
Episode 137: Wolf 10

Episode 137: Wolf 10

2020-04-0332:44

In April of 1995, wildlife biologists flew small airplanes over Yellowstone National Park, looking for two missing wolves. “They’re just gone. And that’s implausible because wolves don’t just disappear.” We’re trying something new. Two stories about the same family of wolves in Yellowstone. One is a crime story, and one is a love story. For the love story, check out Episode 19 of This is Love. It’s called The Wolves. https://apple.co/2wSJs7B Thomas McNamee’s book is The Killing of Wolf Number Ten. 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. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our newsletter, The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Article Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more at Article.com/criminal Better Help Get 10 percent off your first month with discount code criminal at BetterHelp.com/criminal Quip Go to GetQuip.com/Criminal right now and get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush. Ritual Visit ritual.com/CRIMINAL to start your ritual today and get 10% off during your first three months. That’s 10% off during your first three months at ritual.com/CRIMINAL Rothy’s Go to Rothys.com/CRIMINAL to get your new favorite flats. Simplisafe  Protect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL Squarespace Try Squarespace.com/criminal for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code CRIMINAL to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Sun Basket Go to sunbasket.com/criminal and enter promo code criminal at checkout for $35 off your order. Third Love Go to thirdlove.com/criminal now to find your perfect-fitting bra… and get 15% off your first purchase! Virtue Labs Visit VirtueLabs.com and use the code Criminal to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order. ZipRecruiter Try ZipRecruiter for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal
Looking for Wolves

Looking for Wolves

2020-03-2503:52

Our other show, This is Love, is coming back on April 1. All new stories, about animals and the wild, and what happens when we take time to look around us. 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. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our newsletter, The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander.
Phoebe Reads a Mystery

Phoebe Reads a Mystery

2020-03-2430:261

Phoebe reads Agatha Christie’s first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles. For more, visit Phoebe Reads a Mystery on its own feed. Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/phoebe-reads-a-mystery/id1503921457 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4aqOirMxxorVMFcVRvDusi RSS: http://feeds.feedburner.com/PhoebeReadsAMystery
Sgt. David Mascarenas was the Dive Supervisor for the Los Angeles Police Department. He’s been diving his whole life, and prides himself on never refusing a dive, no matter how treacherous. At least until the summer of 2013, when a murder investigation led him into the unusually murky waters of the La Brea tar pits. We first spoke with Sgt. Mascarenas in 2015. This week, we’re adding to the story, with information about the crime he couldn't tell us before. 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. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our newsletter, The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Article Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more at Article.com/criminal Better Help Get 10 percent off your first month with discount code criminal at BetterHelp.com/criminal Quip Go to GetQuip.com/Criminal right now and get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush. Rothy’s Go to Rothys.com/CRIMINAL to get your new favorite flats. Simplisafe Protect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL Squarespace Try Squarespace.com/criminal for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code CRIMINAL to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Sun Basket Go to sunbasket.com/criminal and enter promo code criminal at checkout for $35 off your order. Third Love Go to thirdlove.com/criminal now to find your perfect-fitting bra… and get 15% off your first purchase! Virtue Labs Visit VirtueLabs.com and use the code Criminal to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order. ZipRecruiter Try ZipRecruiter for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal
Just before midnight on October 15, 1990, police arrived at 527 Lime Street in Jacksonville, Florida to find the small wood-frame house on fire. There was a man standing in the front yard. He said there were people inside the house. What happened next was so unusual that it changed the way we think about arson. 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. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our newsletter, The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Article Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more at Article.com/criminal Imperfect Foods Just go to ImperfectFoods.com/CRIMINAL to get $10 off your next four orders. Just enter CRIMINAL at check out. Quip Go to GetQuip.com/Criminal right now and get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush. Simplisafe Protect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL Squarespace Try Squarespace.com/criminal for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code CRIMINAL to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Third Love Go to thirdlove.com/criminal now to find your perfect-fitting bra… and get 15% off your first purchase! Virtue Labs Visit https://bit.ly/2PNzCKE and use the code Criminal to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order. ZipRecruiter Try ZipRecruiter for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal
"The police had surrounded the house. They had been there for quite a while. They didn't want to try to rush the house because they thought he might kill one of the innocent people. But after waiting for a long time, I asked the police: 'Let me see if I can talk to the guy.'" Thanks to CBC Licensing. 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. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our newsletter, The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Article Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more at Article.com/criminal Imperfect Foods Just go to ImperfectFoods.com/CRIMINAL to get $10 off your next four orders. Just enter CRIMINAL at check out. Quip Go to GetQuip.com/Criminal right now and get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush. Simplisafe Protect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL Squarespace Try Squarespace.com/criminal for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code CRIMINAL to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Sun Basket Go to sunbasket.com/criminal and enter promo code CRIMINAL at checkout for $35 off your order. Third Love Go to thirdlove.com/criminal now to find your perfect-fitting bra… and get 15% off your first purchase. ZipRecruiter Try ZipRecruiter for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal
One day Adam Braseel got a phone call from his mother. She said that a man in Grundy County, Tennessee had been murdered, and the police thought Adam had something to do with it. 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. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our newsletter, The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Article Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more at Article.com/criminal Quip Go to GetQuip.com/Criminal right now and get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush. Simplisafe Protect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL Squarespace Try Squarespace.com/criminal for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code CRIMINAL to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Sun Basket Go to sunbasket.com/criminal and enter promo code CRIMINAL at checkout for $35 off your order. Third Love Go to thirdlove.com/criminal now to find your perfect-fitting bra… and get 15% off your first purchase! ZipRecruiter Try ZipRecruiter for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal
In the summer of 1922, in a town in southern Illinois, 23 people were murdered over two days. Men, women, and children came out of their houses to watch, and in some cases, to take part in the violence. Scott Doody's book is Herrin Massacre. Special thanks to the Special Collections Research Center at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and Matt Gorzalski, and to John Griswold, who wrote Herrin: The Brief History of an Infamous American City. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Article Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more at Article.com/criminal BetterHelp Get 10% off your first month with discount code CRIMINAL when you fill out a questionnaire at betterhelp.com/criminal Everlane Get free shipping on your first order at everlane.com/criminal Quip Go to GetQuip.com/Criminal right now and get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush. The Real Real Shop in-store, online, or download the app, and get 20% off select items with the promo code REAL. Simplisafe Protect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL Squarespace Try Squarespace.com/criminal for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code CRIMINAL to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Sun Basket Go to sunbasket.com/criminal and enter promo code CRIMINAL at checkout for $35 off your order. Third Love Go to thirdlove.com/criminal now to find your perfect-fitting bra… and get 15% off your first purchase! ZipRecruiter Try ZipRecruiter for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal
Episode 131: Sunset Mesa

Episode 131: Sunset Mesa

2020-01-1031:421

Debbie Schum waited a long time to receive the cremated ashes of her friend, LoraLee Johnson. When she did, she felt relieved to finally take them home with her. But then, she got a call from the FBI. To learn more, check out Elena Saavedra Buckley's article, "‘None of this happened the way you think it did’" Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Article Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more at Article.com/criminal Betabrand Get 20% off at betabrand.com/criminal BetterHelp Get 10% off your first month with discount code CRIMINAL when you fill out a questionnaire at betterhelp.com/criminal Everlane Get free shipping on your first order at everlane.com/criminal Native Deodorant For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code CRIMINAL during checkout. Quip Go to GetQuip.com/Criminal right now and get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush. The Real Real Shop in-store, online, or download the app, and get 20% off select items with the promo code REAL. Simplisafe Protect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL Squarespace Try Squarespace.com/criminal for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code CRIMINAL to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.
Episode 130: Who's There

Episode 130: Who's There

2019-12-2029:342

Crime Blotter: “The Learning Center on Hanson Street reports a man across the way stands at his window for hours watching the center, making parents nervous. Police ID the subject as a cardboard cutout of Arnold Schwarzenegger.” Today, we're looking at mistakes. Make your mark. Go to radiotopia.fm to donate today. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: BetterHelp Get 10% off your first month with discount code CRIMINAL when you fill out a questionnaire at betterhelp.com/criminal Perfect Snacks Go to perfectbar.com/criminal to get 15% off your order. Quip Go to GetQuip.com/Criminal right now and get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush. The Real Real Shop in-store, online, or download the app, and get 20% off select items with the promo code REAL. Simplisafe Protect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL Squarespace Try Squarespace.com/criminal for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code CRIMINAL to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. UNTUCKit You can save 20% on your first order by visiting untuckit.com and using code CRIMINAL at checkout.
Phoebe, Judge Me

Phoebe, Judge Me

2019-12-1310:49

We are trying something different. Have a question for Phoebe? You can call into our voicemail at (919) 697-8231. Make your mark. Go to radiotopia.fm to donate today.
In 1995, two men filmed an episode of daytime talk show, The Jenny Jones Show. A few days later, one of the men was dead. The shooter later claimed he’d committed the murder “in a panic that he was being falsely accused or identified as a gay person.” Thanks to Thomas Curry, who helped co-produce this episode. Make your mark. Go to radiotopia.fm to donate today. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Betabrand Go to betabrand.com/criminal for 20% off a pair of dress pants. Betterhelp  Get 10% off your first month with discount code CRIMINAL when you fill out a questionnaire at betterhelp.com/criminal Dollar Shave Club Check out their new line of active loungewear at dollarshaveclub.com/criminal Everlane Get free shipping on your first order at everlane.com/criminal Native Deodorant For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code CRIMINAL at checkout. Perfect Snacks Perfect Bar is offering 15% off your first online order at perfectbar.com/criminal. Quip Go to getquip.com/criminal for your first refill free. The Real Real  Shop in-store, online, or download the app, and get 20% off select items with the promo code REAL. SimpliSafe Visit simplisafe.com/criminal to get a free camera *plus *their holiday savings. Squarespace  Try Squarespace.com/criminal for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code CRIMINAL to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. UNTUCKit Visit untuckit.com and use code CRIMINAL for 20% off during checkout.
World-class biathlete Kari Swenson was on an afternoon trail run in the mountains near Big Sky, Montana in July 1984 when two men blocked her path. This story was produced by 30 for 30 Podcasts from ESPN. Find more at 30for30podcasts.com Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Article Get $50 off your first purchase of $100 or more at article.com/criminal. Betabrand Go to betabrand.com/criminal for 20% off a pair of dress pants. Betterhelp Get 10% off your first month with discount code CRIMINAL when you fill out a questionnaire at betterhelp.com/criminal  Dollar Shave Club Check out their new line of active loungewear at dollarshaveclub.com/criminal Everlane Get free shipping on your first order at everlane.com/criminal Native Deodorant For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code CRIMINAL at checkout. The Real Real Shop in-store, online, or download the app, and get 20% off select items with the promo code REAL.  Squarespace Try Squarespace.com/criminal for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code CRIMINAL to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. UNTUCKit Visit untuckit.com and use code CRIMINAL for 20% off during checkout.
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Comments (636)

Rane dae

This one is so powerful. So heartbreaking.

Jul 9th
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Joseph Smith

ACAB

Jul 9th
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ID18764065

The soul of suffering continues. Those officers lied and sentenced a fellow human being to a life time of pain, deprived him of a future that was his to determine and has no, no conscience about their actions. They go home, they have their families and barbecues and laugh and continue living a life of lies.

Jul 4th
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Rob Claypool

thats b.s. everyone of those cops and brass should of went down....karma gonna get them

Jul 3rd
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Denise Nolson

Interesting episode, if disturbing. One can tell a lot about a society by the way it treats it's criminals. Latest news I could find from Feb 2020 says reopening is being considered...?

Jun 26th
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Andrew Kozma

An amazing bit of history that should be more well known.

Jun 22nd
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Jordan DeJong

wow, that guy could put me right to sleep... borrrrring

Jun 13th
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Wendy Kingston

the hardest part about forgiving someone who has "served their time" is that our system is not set up to rehabilitate the incarcerated. It's difficult to imagine that if we don't teach people in prison to take responsibility and how to change that anything will be different just because of time.

Jun 11th
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Leo Oh

haha this is like a movie

Jun 9th
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Liesl Manone

✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿

Jun 6th
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Jq Baker

Rip: Russ Ewing and George Floyd

May 28th
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Jq Baker

Wow he has a great perspective of this situation. So happy for him.

May 28th
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Jq Baker

Would loved a follow up to this case if and when possible.

May 28th
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Katie P

love this perspective. this is an important épisode. how can we do better as a society to support each other?

May 22nd
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Monnie Moores

I had guessed it was a woman, because you said "he" never spoke.Her voice would give her away.Terrible ending but a wonderful life story.Thank You.

May 20th
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Monnie Moores

Yeah....um.....No, Thank You..

May 20th
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Jaded Love

Surprising story! 😎 Nice😊 I must share this story

May 15th
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Pullmayra Bazilio Dos Santos

I couldn't finish listening to this because of his disgusting snorting. Blow ya damn nose! He should be arrested again just for that. Absolutely revolting.

May 8th
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Patricia Bowden

Phoebe Judge you are awesome & Criminal is a breath of fresh air. Please keep 'em coming!

May 8th
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Dianna W

what about repeat offenders? rapists and murders

May 2nd
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