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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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Episode 108: The Numbers
When Fannie Davis and her family moved to Detroit in the mid-1950s, they hadn't prepared themselves for how hard it would be. They had trouble finding steady work. So, Fannie found a way to take care of her family. She started small, but built a robust and lucrative operation… a business that a lot of people knew about but no one talked about.Bridgett Davis' book is The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers.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:Care/of For 50% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter CRIMINAL50.Robinhood Robinhood is giving listeners a FREE stock to help build your portfolio! Sign up at criminal.robinhood.comSimplisafe Protect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINALSquarespace Enjoy a free trial and 10% off your first purchase with offer code CRIMINAL.Sun Basket Go to SUNBASKET.com and enter promo code CRIMINAL today to get 50% off your first order.Toyota Visit BuyAToyota.com to locate a dealer, search our inventory, and find all our current offers.ZipRecruiter Criminal listeners can try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal

Episode 108: The Numbers

2019-02-1500:33:2424

Episode 107: The Widow and the Winchester
When Sarah Winchester's husband died, she inherited millions from the family business: the manufacture of the famous Winchester Rifle. A medium reportedly told Sarah that she would be haunted by the victims of that rifle unless she used her fortune to build a house, and never stop building. That's exactly what she did.Pamela Haag’s book is The Gunning of America: Business and the Making of American Gun Culture.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:Bouqs Go to BOUQS.com and enter CRIMINAL for 20% off.Man Crates Just for Valentine’s Day, get 14% off when you spend $100 or more at ManCrates.com/CRIMINALQuip Go to GETQUIP.com/CRIMINAL and you can get your first refill pack for FREE.Robinhood Robinhood is giving listeners a FREE stock to help build your portfolio! Sign up at criminal.robinhood.comSimplisafe Protect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINALSquarespace Enjoy a free trial and 10% off your first purchase with offer code CRIMINAL.Sun Basket Go to SUNBASKET.com and enter promo code CRIMINAL today to get 50% off your first order.Toyota Visit BuyAToyota.com to locate a dealer, search our inventory, and find all our current offers.
Episode 105: Protection
John "Sonny" Franzese was once described as "largely responsible for the glamorization of the Mafia over the past century.” He'd been active in the Colombo crime family since the 1960s. And then, when he was 93, he was given an 8-year sentence. The evidence that helped convict him came from the last person he expected to wear a wire.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:Calm Get 25% off a Calm Premium subscription at CALM.COM/CRIMINALCare/of For 25% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, visit TakeCareOf.com and enter CRIMINALProgressive Choose your coverage and start an online quote today at Progressive.comSimplisafe Learn more about how SimpliSafe can help you protect your home at SimpliSafe.com/criminalSquarespace Enjoy a free trial and 10% off your first purchase with offer code CRIMINALStitch Fix Get started NOW at StitchFix.com/CRIMINAL and you'll get an extra 25% off when you keep all items in your box.Toyota Visit BuyAToyota.com to locate a dealer, search our inventory, and find all our current offers.

Episode 105: Protection

2018-12-2100:25:0033

Episode 104: Witness
We speak to a man who has given thousands of people new names, told them where they would live, and warned them they could never go back home.For more, check out Gerald Shur's book, WITSEC.We have new Criminal totes, as well as stickers, t-shirts, and other gifts in our shop.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.Sponsors:Away UK For £15 off a suitcase, visit awaytravel.com/criminal and use promo code CRIMINAL during checkout!Bombas Go to BOMBAS.com/CRIMINAL and you’ll get 20% off your first order.Calm Get 25% off a Calm Premium subscription at CALM.COM/CRIMINALCare/of For 25% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, visit TakeCareOf.com and enter CRIMINALJet.com Learn more at Jet.com or download the Jet app to get started.Mancrates Buy one gift and get the second gift for 25% off at ManCrates.com/CRIMINALProgressive Choose your coverage and start an online quote today at Progressive.comQuicken To get started, go to RocketMortgage.com/criminalQuip Go to getquip.com/CRIMINAL to get your first refill pack for FREE with a quip electric toothbrush.Simplisafe Go to simplisafe.com/criminal to save 25%Squarespace Enjoy a free trial and 10% off your first purchase with offer code CRIMINAL.The Zebra Start saving at TheZebra.com/CRIMINAL

Episode 104: Witness

2018-12-0700:26:5535

Episode 103: Get Out of My House
On a hot summer day in 1978, a group of friends started renovating an old house in Atlanta. They were steaming wallpaper off of the walls when two strangers just walked in. One of them had a gun.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:Bombas Go to BOMBAS.com/CRIMINAL and you’ll get 20% off your first order.Calm Get 25% off a Calm Premium subscription at CALM.COM/CRIMINALJet.com Learn more at Jet.com or download the Jet app to get started.Modcloth To get 15% off your purchase of $100 or more, go to modcloth.com and enter code CRIMINAL at checkout.Progressive Choose your coverage and start an online quote today at Progressive.comQuicken To get started, go to RocketMortgage.com/criminalQuip Go to getquip.com/CRIMINAL to get your first refill pack for FREE with a quip electric toothbrush.Simplisafe Go to simplisafe.com/criminal to save 25%Squarespace Enjoy a free trial and 10% off your first purchase with offer code CRIMINAL.Sun Basket Go to SunBasket.com/CRIMINAL today to get $35 off your first order!The Zebra Start saving at TheZebra.com/CRIMINAL
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Comments (169)

Heather Boylen

such a sweet snapshot of someone's smart mama

Feb 15th
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Eddie Brooks

A few points noted in the discussion of the murder allegation against Dr. John R. Hill are erroneous, principally that Thomas Thompson's book, "Blood & Money", was the basis for the TV-movie, "Murder In Texas". It was not. Rather, the movie was based heavily on a book by Dr. Hill's second wife, Ann — "Prescription Murder". The basis of the case against Dr. Hill regarding the death of his first wife, Houston socialite Joan Robinson Hill, centered around his allegedly indifferent and neglectful approach to her suddenly-declining health — 'murder by omission'. The allegation that Dr. Hill poisoned Joan was not the basis for his criminal indictment but was raised in testimony at trial by then-former wife Ann, ultimately causing a mistrial. Finally, Dr. Hill did not respond to a knock at his door by his killer. Rather, the killer had already entered Dr. Hill's home and bound up Dr. Hill's mother and son, then lay in wait for Dr. Hill and his third wife, Connie, to arrive and enter the house. At that point, Dr. Hill struggled with his killer but was shot to death. In a particularly sad twist to the tragic saga, Dr. and Joan Hill's son, Robert, later sought a wrongful death judgment against his maternal grandfather, Ash Robinson, who was alleged to have arranged for Dr. Hill's murder in revenge for his daughter's death. Eventually, Mr. Robinson was cleared. Both books — especially "Blood & Money" should be on every true-crime follower's reading list.

Feb 13th
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AshleyP. Garrett

Boring telling of the tale. I've heard this story at least 3 times on other podcasts and this was the most boring. Unsubscribing, because honestly this podcast is boring while trying to be ironic and interesting.

Feb 2nd
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Bobbie Barnett

AshleyP. Garrett I look forward to your ironic and interesting podcast!

Feb 13th
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Alex Joesette Allen

a weird glitch happens at 22:27

Feb 1st
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April Dennis

Alex Joesette Allen I didn't notice anything.

Feb 13th
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Ashley Hodgeon

What a man! amazing story

Jan 31st
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joebot

what is with the host sounding like Cortana? I don't like that. put some personality into it. sounds like they clipped together a fake interview as well.. possibly stole clips from him speaking to another person and inserted segments of her voice to make it seem as though she was actually talking to him, but wasn't.

Jan 27th
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Richy Martin

Has anyone seen the show "Suits"?

Jan 26th
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Katie McGee

w,,,,,,,,,,,,z,wzs

Jan 18th
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The Heretic

Looking forward to another year of Phoebe's soothing voice.

Jan 18th
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Tegan Hunter

get the man to blow his nose. I want to listen to the story but him constantly trying to keep his germs up his nose is making it gross to listen

Jan 1st
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Lynette Bridgette Clancy

Sorry Phoebe! I spelt yr name incorrectly Lyn

Jan 1st
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Lynette Bridgette Clancy

Just love Febe s voice n dictation. the singular voice draws your attention n concentration. I always seek a podcast by Febe's because she explains the story n makes it so intetesting. there is no 2person prattle which goes on n on. This is Febe straight to the short summary. then the descriptive podcast. keep on podcasting. Lyn fr Australia

Jan 1st
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Zen

Robert you are a cunt.

Jan 1st
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ID

Thank you Phoebe !!! You have no idea how much your show is appreciated.

Dec 31st
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Mara Mandell

💔 the poor little dog. People moved and left the dog. 😠

Dec 28th
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renichka

Can she just speak without whispering in an over exaggerated tone? It's fucking cringy.

Dec 8th
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Ka Pu

love this podcast

Dec 8th
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The Heretic

I want Phoebe to narrate my life.

Dec 7th
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MommaOG

The Heretic yes!! me too 😁

Dec 7th
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Oscar “Prowhiz” Obians

The Heretic 😁🤣 I know right. She's got the best voice.Very soothing.

Dec 7th
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Jen Rooney

Great episode but the music was very distracting. I like the stories best with minimal music.

Dec 4th
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Christine Myers

I don't know why but I can't stand Phoebe's voice. It's soft and nice but it sounds so contrived and not natural. I'm trying to get use to it because it's a good pod.

Dec 1st
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