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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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One Sunday afternoon, a man named William Mumler decided to take a self portrait. He said he was alone in the photography studio, but as the photograph developed, he saw something very strange—the image of someone else, sitting beside him. Louis Kaplan’s book is The Strange Case of William Mumler, Spirit Photographer. 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. For a transcript of this episode, send an email to transcripts@thisiscriminal.com with the episode name and number. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Article Article is offering our listeners $50 off their first purchase of $100 or more.  to claim, visit article.com/criminal and the discount will be automatically applied at checkout. Better Help Get 10% off your first month with discount code criminal at BetterHelp.com/criminal Headspace Go to headspace.com/criminal for a free one-month trial. Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving Simplisafe Visit SimpliSafe.com/criminal to get a free camera plus SimpliSafe’s 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. Sun Basket $35 off your order when you go right now to sunbasket.com/criminal and enter promo code criminal at checkout. Virtue Labs Visit virtuelabs.com and use the code CRIMINAL to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order. Ziprecruiter See for yourself how ZipRecruiter makes hiring faster and easier. Try it now for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal.
“What I recall most is the way that she grabbed my wrist and, shaking a bit, she said over and over again, ‘If it happens, run. Don't let that happen to you. Run. If it ever happens, run.’” It was years before Cynthia Brown understood what her great-grandmother, Athalia Howe, was talking about. David Zucchino's book is Wilmington's Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy. 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: AMC Acorn TV Try Acorn TV free for 30 days, by going to Acorn.tv and use promo code criminal. Article Article is offering our listeners $50 off their first purchase of $100 or more.  to claim, visit article.com/criminal and the discount will be automatically applied at checkout. Better Help Get 10% off your first month with discount code criminal at BetterHelp.com/criminals Quip go to getquip.com/criminal, right now, you can get a free plastic dispenser with any refill plan. Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving Simplisafe Visit SimpliSafe.com/criminal to get a free camera plus SimpliSafe’s 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. Sun Basket $35 off your order when you go right now to sunbasket.com/criminal and enter promo code criminal at checkout. Virtue Labs Visit virtuelabs.com and use the code CRIMINAL to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order. Ziprecruiter See for yourself how ZipRecruiter makes hiring faster and easier. Try it now for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal.
Qandeel Baloch grew up in a conservative village in Pakistan, a place where it was shocking to see a woman swimming outdoors. She ran away from home, changed her name, and eventually became "Pakistan's first social media star." By 2015, she was reported to be one of the 10 most Googled people in Pakistan. The next year, she was dead. Sanam Maher's book is A Woman Like Her: The Story Behind the Honor Killing of a Social Media Star. 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: AMC Acorn TV Try Acorn TV free for 30 days, by going to Acorn.tv and use promo code criminal. Article Article is offering our listeners $50 off their first purchase of $100 or more.  to claim, visit article.com/criminal and the discount will be automatically applied at checkout. Better Help Get 10% off your first month with discount code criminal at BetterHelp.com/criminal Quip Go to getquip.com/criminal, right now, you can get a free plastic dispenser with any refill plan. Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving Simplisafe Visit SimpliSafe.com/criminal to get a free camera plus SimpliSafe’s 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. Sun Basket $35 off your order when you go right now to sunbasket.com/criminal and enter promo code criminal at checkout. Ziprecruiter See for yourself how ZipRecruiter makes hiring faster and easier. Try it now for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal.
Episode 156: Sister Helen

Episode 156: Sister Helen

2021-01-1540:4818

In 1982, Sister Helen Prejean was invited to write a letter to a man on death row named Elmo Patrick Sonnier. She told us, "I thought that all I was going to be doing was writing letters. And lo and behold, two years later, I am in that execution chamber." She's now 81, and has been present at the executions of six men. 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: AMC Acorn TV Try Acorn TV free for 30 days, by going to Acorn.tv and use promo code criminal. Article article is offering our listeners $50 off their first purchase of $100 or more.  to claim, visit article.com/criminal and the discount will be automatically applied at checkout. Better Help  Get 10% off your first month with discount code criminal at BetterHelp.com/criminals Progressive  Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving Simplisafe  Visit SimpliSafe.com/criminal to get a free camera plus SimpliSafe’s 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. Sun Basket $35 off your order when you go right now to sunbasket.com/criminal and enter promo code criminal at checkout. Ziprecruiter  See for yourself how ZipRecruiter makes hiring faster and easier. Try it now for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal.
Bears on Ice

Bears on Ice

2020-12-2436:5811

A day in the life of the town of Kalispell, Montana. Thanks very much for listening this year, and happy New Year. Read about other days in the Flathead Beacon's Police Blotter. 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.
Episode 155: Cannonball

Episode 155: Cannonball

2020-12-1834:027

With Covid-19 shutdowns, people have been taking advantage of quiet highways to drive as fast as they can from New York City to Redondo Beach, California. They’re trying to break records set in an unofficial and secretive race called the “Cannonball.” In today’s episode, the history of the illegal cross country race, how it has evolved since 1971, and why fans say it will never go away. 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 Article is offering our listeners $50 off their first purchase of $100 or more.  to claim, visit article.com/criminal and the discount will be automatically applied at checkout. Better Help Get 10% off your first month with discount code criminal at BetterHelp.com/criminal Etsy Go to Etsy.com/gifts to shop meaningful gifts for the people you love this holiday season. That’s Etsy dot com slash gifts. Headspace Go to headspace.com/criminal for a free one-month trial. Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving Quip Go to getquip.com/CRIMINAL to get your first refill free. Rothy’s Check out all the amazing shoes and bags available right now at Rothys.com/CRIMINAL Simplisafe Visit SimpliSafe.com/criminal to get a free camera plus SimpliSafe’s 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. Toyota Visit BuyAToyota.com to locate a dealer, search our inventory, and find all our current offers! Virtue Labs Visit VirtueLabs.com and use the code Criminal to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order. Ziprecruiter See for yourself how ZipRecruiter makes hiring faster and easier. Try it now for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal.
When Nathan Myers and Clifford Williams were charged with murder, neither of them were worried they would be convicted. They had dozens of witnesses that could confirm that they had been at a party when the shots were fired. But during their trial, not a single one of those witnesses was asked to testify. 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. For a transcript of this episode, send an email to hello@thisiscriminal.com. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Arm & Hammer Go to armandhammer.com/bounty and get $4 off your box of quick-absorbing AbsorbX, and have a nice, dry day. Better Help Get 10 percent off your first month with discount code criminal at BetterHelp.com/criminal Calm Get a special limited time promotion of 40% off Calm Premium subscription at calm.com/CRIMINAL Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving Quip Go to quip.com/CRIMINAL to get your first refill free. Rothy’s Check out all the amazing shoes and bags available right now at Rothys.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 See for yourself how ZipRecruiter makes hiring faster and easier. Try it now for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal.
One Sunday night in November 1987, something very odd happened in the middle of the nine o’clock news in Chicago. As one television viewer said, it felt like someone threw "a brick through your window." A television engineer said it felt like "a home invasion." And a little boy said it was "very, very funny." 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. For a transcript of this episode, send an email to hello@thisiscriminal.com. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Acorn TV Escape to Britain and beyond without leaving your seat. Try Acorn TV free for 30 days, by going to Acorn.tv and use the promo code CRIMINAL Arm & Hammer Go to armandhammer.com/bounty and get $4 off your box of quick-absorbing AbsorbX, and have a nice, dry day. 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 Calm Get a special limited time promotion of 40% off Calm Premium subscription at calm.com/CRIMINAL Honey Get Honey for free at Join Honey.com/CRIMINAL. Quip Go to quip.com/CRIMINAL to get your first refill free. Rothy’s Check out all the amazing shoes and bags available right now at Rothys.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. Theragun Go to Theragun.com/CRIMINAL to try Theragun for 30 days Virtue Labs Visit VirtueLabs.com and use the code Criminal to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order. Ziprecruiter See for yourself how ZipRecruiter makes hiring faster and easier. Try it now for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal.
Early one morning in 1948, a phone call woke up the police chief in the small town of Clearwater, Florida. The caller said he’d seen something strange at the beach. Residents woke up that morning to find an odd set of footprints in the sand, and a rumor began circulating that Clearwater Beach had a sea monster. Listen to other episodes of This is Love at https://thisislovepodcast.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. For a transcript of this episode, send an email to hello@thisiscriminal.com. Artwork by Julienne Alexander.
In 1932, a group of men in a speakeasy in New York City hatched a plan — to take out life insurance on a loner named Michael Malloy, and make his death look like an accident. They thought it would be easy money. But Michael Malloy would become known as the man who just wouldn’t die. Simon Read’s book is On the House: The Bizarre Killing of Michael Malloy. 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. For a transcript of this episode, send an email to hello@thisiscriminal.com. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Acorn TV Escape to Britain and beyond without leaving your seat. Try Acorn TV free for 30 days, by going to Acorn.tv and use the promo code CRIMINAL Arm & Hammer Go to armandhammer.com/bounty and get $4 off your box of quick-absorbing AbsorbX, and have a nice, dry day. 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 Calm Get a special limited time promotion of 40% off Calm Premium subscription at calm.com/CRIMINAL Earnest And now, you can get $100 cash bonus when you refinance a student loan at Earnest.com/CRIMINAL. Not available in all states. Honey Get Honey for free at Join Honey.com/CRIMINAL Quip Go to quip.com/CRIMINAL to get your first refill free. Rothy’s Check out all the amazing shoes and bags available right now at Rothys.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 See for yourself how ZipRecruiter makes hiring faster and easier. Try it now for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal
On May 8, 2013, a man named Timothy Jones was arrested in Chicago. He says it wasn’t until he got to the police station that he found out that he was being charged with murder. He didn’t even know someone had died. 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: Acorn TV Escape to Britain and beyond without leaving your seat. Try Acorn TV free for 30 days, by going to Acorn.tv and use the promo code CRIMINAL 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 Calm Get a special limited time promotion of 40% off Calm Premium subscription at calm.com/CRIMINAL Causebox Go to causebox.com/criminal and use code criminal to get 20% off your first box Earnest And now, you can get $100 cash bonus when you refinance a student loan at Earnest.com/CRIMINAL. Not available in all states. Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving Quip Go to quip.com/CRIMINAL to get your first refill free. Rothy’s Check out all the amazing shoes and bags available right now at Rothys.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 See for yourself how ZipRecruiter makes hiring faster and easier. Try it now for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal.
In the mid-1800s, Harvard Medical School had a reputation for being a "den of body snatchers." And then, in November 1849, the school’s most prominent supporter went missing. He was last seen walking into the medical school building. Paul Collins’ book is Blood & Ivy: The 1849 Murder That Scandalized Harvard. 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: Acorn TV Escape to Britain and beyond without leaving your seat. Try Acorn TV free for 30 days, by going to Acorn.tv and use the promo code CRIMINAL 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 Calm Get a special limited time promotion of 40% off Calm Premium subscription at calm.com/CRIMINAL Causebox Go to causebox.com/criminal and use code criminal to get 20% off your first box Earnest And now, you can get $100 cash bonus when you refinance a student loan at Earnest.com/CRIMINAL. Not available in all states. Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving Quip Go to quip.com/CRIMINAL to get your first refill free. Rothy’s Check out all the amazing shoes and bags available right now at Rothys.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 See for yourself how ZipRecruiter makes hiring faster and easier. Try it now for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal.
Episode 148: Errol Morris

Episode 148: Errol Morris

2020-09-2542:4911

Early in his career, Errol Morris read about a shocking series of alleged insurance crimes in Florida. When he told an insurance investigator he wanted to go to Florida to make a documentary, the investigator said, "Don't even think about it." Errol Morris went anyway. Today, the story behind the movie he couldn't figure out how to make, working as a private detective, and meeting Ed Gein. 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: Acorn TV Escape to Britain and beyond without leaving your seat. Try Acorn TV free for 30 days, by going to Acorn.tv and use the promo code CRIMINAL 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 Calm Get a special limited time promotion of 40% off Calm Premium subscription at calm.com/CRIMINAL Causebox Go to causebox.com/criminal and use code criminal to get 20% off your first box Earnest And now, you can get $100 cash bonus when you refinance a student loan at Earnest.com/CRIMINAL. Not available in all states. Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving Quip Go to quip.com/CRIMINAL to get your first refill free. Rothy’s Check out all the amazing shoes and bags available right now at Rothys.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 See for yourself how ZipRecruiter makes hiring faster and easier. Try it now for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal.
The summer after Jessica Maple finished 6th grade, she found out that her great-grandmother’s house had been burglarized. So, 12-year-old Jessica got out her notebook, looked for fingerprints, and decided she would conduct her own investigation. This week, four stories of kids who cracked the case. 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: Acorn TV Escape to Britain and beyond without leaving your seat. Try Acorn TV free for 30 days, by going to Acorn.tv and use the promo code CRIMINAL 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 Calm Get a special limited time promotion of 40% off Calm Premium subscription at calm.com/CRIMINAL Causebox Go to causebox.com/criminal and use code criminal to get 20% off your first box Earnest And now, you can get $100 cash bonus when you refinance a student loan at Earnest.com/CRIMINAL. Not available in all states. Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving Quip Go to quip.com/CRIMINAL to get your first refill free. Rothy’s Check out all the amazing shoes and bags available right now at Rothys.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 See for yourself how ZipRecruiter makes hiring faster and easier. Try it now for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal.
Episode 146: Ten Doors

Episode 146: Ten Doors

2020-08-2830:2910

In 1978, Tim Jenkin was charged under South Africa’s Terrorism Act for disseminating anti-apartheid material, and sentenced to 12 years in prison. Just before he was convicted, someone gave him a book called Papillon, which he said “was really a manual of escape.” Tim Jenkin’s book is Escape from Pretoria. 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. Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving Quip Go to quip.com/CRIMINAL to get your first refill free. 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.
In 1989, Helen Ackley decided to sell her old Victorian house in Nyack, New York. It didn't go as planned. The house became the center of a case that's referred to as “The Ghostbusters ruling.” The judicial opinion read: “as a matter of law, the house is haunted.” Our other shows are Phoebe Reads a Mystery and This is Love. 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. Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving Quip Go to quip.com/CRIMINAL to get your first refill free. 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. Toyota Visit BuyAToyota.com to locate a dealer, search our inventory, and find all our current offers! Virtue Labs Visit VirtueLabs.com and use the code Criminal to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order.
Episode 144: Looking Out

Episode 144: Looking Out

2020-07-1732:5117

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. 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 Quip Go to quip.com/CRIMINAL to get your first refill free. 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.
"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
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Comments (745)

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No one was "taking" those assholes jobs. They chose to go on strike. There was absolutely no reason to murder those souls. All they had to do was let them leave.......but you need common sense, which NO ONE in this shitty town had.

Feb 26th
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majopareja

This story was really hard to listen to, an example of the harsh historical truths society needs to know to understand the present.

Feb 20th
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Emma Elizabeth Schulte

"He really knew how to give good T.V." 👿😂 Yeah, I'll bet! (don't they all??😹😼)

Feb 16th
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JustBooksAndCoffee

It the first time, EVER, that I have heard an episode about how the Democrats were truly the white supremacists. I am shocked. Yet they deny that it never happened.

Feb 12th
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Im Watching You

Here we go again. Yet another episode about race. Pass.

Feb 12th
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Such a devastating life story. It is a damn shame when we treat the innocent worse than the guilty.......

Feb 11th
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Suzanne L

I am an ex catholic. What Sister Helen says is a truth. Not only common sense but what the Word of God says. One man this started with is Jesus. I don't know if many out there just stop a moment, imagine if you can, watching Him being attached to a cross with iron spikes thru both the tops of His feet, thru his wrists. He did this for us. The evil today that is happening in the white house today, is a real wake up call for anyone that believes that because of that man on the cross, we have our rights. I think we have forgotten this. Thank You Sister Helen. You truly are a good person of your accord.

Feb 4th
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"Murder" is "Murder" and is known by no other "Name".

Jan 31st
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Brian Juszczyk

I don’t care what culture you are. Fucking animals.

Jan 29th
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Im Watching You

This woman is an idiot. What about the people these criminals murder? You don't think THAT'S torture? Its not her job to determine innocence. We have juries for that, not some old lady who looks through rose-colored glasses. God bless the death penalty!

Jan 29th
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gibbonsrule

I can't ignore the scribbly sound in the background, had to give up - what is that noise?

Jan 28th
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Suzanne L

I absolutely cannot stand the short episodes. Delve deeper then to make it somewhat substantial.

Jan 26th
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Ida Rødsand

my favorite episode yet. seen dead man walking many times, such a treat listening to this amazing woman and her take on life and the world. criminal w/ phoebe is a fantastic podcast!

Jan 22nd
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TH

as of Jan 2021 Aldi and lots of other stores have been selling these plants

Jan 20th
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Place Holder

"do you think you're the nicest person on earth?" I loved the seriousness of the question <3 What a kind and cute story

Jan 17th
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ARN

incredible woman. great episode.

Jan 16th
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Hannah Brooks

Oh my gosh! I’m from kalispell! I love this xD

Jan 12th
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Place Holder

" - Would you like an apologize from the police? - If they wanted to, they would have done it, in a ingenious way. They didn't. No I don't want an apology." It means so much. It's too late to be sincerely apologetic. The guy still has his feet on the ground.

Jan 12th
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Ben Willard

I had to look up the thirteenth amendment and I'll be damned, except as a punishment for a crime. Defuq America?

Jan 11th
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Abby Dalbey

I would love to do this as a prank, but i would then admit to it after a while

Jan 10th
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