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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 131: Sunset Mesa

Episode 131: Sunset Mesa

2020-01-1000:31:4228

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

2019-12-2000:29:3438

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

2019-12-1300:10:4924

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.
Episode 129: Panic Defense

Episode 129: Panic Defense

2019-12-0600:39:4448

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.
Episode 128: Deep Breath

Episode 128: Deep Breath

2019-11-2200:39:3953

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.
Episode 127: The Reverend

Episode 127: The Reverend

2019-11-0800:35:4633

In 1977, a man named Robert Burns went to a funeral and shot someone, in the head, in front of 300 people. He didn’t deny it, and his lawyer didn’t deny it. Burns told a police officer: “I had to do it. And if I had to do it over, I’d do it again.” Casey Cep's book is The Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee. 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. Away For $20 off a suitcase, visit awaytravel.com/criminal and use promo code CRIMINAL during checkout. 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 Casper Get $100 toward select mattresses by visiting Casper.com/criminal and using criminal at checkout. Terms and conditions apply. Everlane Get free shipping on your first order at everlane.com/criminal 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. ZipRecruiter Try ZipRecruiter for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal.
In 1930, a Cuban woman named Elena de Hoyos went to the hospital in Key West, Florida. She had a bad cough, and her family was afraid she had Tuberculosis. She met a German x-ray technician who called himself ”Count Von Cosel” and who claimed he could save her, using unusual methods he'd invented himself. But on October 25, 1931, Elena de Hoyos died. Count Von Cosel wrote that a strange new kind of life began for him. For more, check out Ben Harrison’s book, Undying Love. 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.
Three years ago, we spoke with Axton Betz-Hamilton about discovering that her identity had been stolen as a child. When she found out who had stolen it, everything changed. We spoke with Axton again a couple of weeks ago. She said that since our last conversation she’s been conducting an investigation, going back to the very beginning of her own life, and reconsidering every memory. This is a follow-up episode toEpisode 51: Money Tree. If you haven't already, you can listen here: https://thisiscriminal.com/episode-51-money-tree-8-23-2016 Axton's new book isThe Less People Know About Us. 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  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. UNTUCKit You can save 20% on your first order by visiting untuckit.com and using code CRIMINAL at checkout. 
After a crime occurs, or when someone dies, the police aren’t responsible for cleaning up. That’s not their job. The coroner takes the body, the police conduct their investigation, and then everyone leaves. But the blood, and the rubber gloves, and the uneaten food in the refrigerator are all left behind. Sandra Pankhurst didn’t like imagining that. So she decided to clean it up. 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 Native Deodorant For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code CRIMINAL during checkout. 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. ZipRecruiter Try ZipRecruiter for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal.
When 18-year-old Ruth Cruger disappeared in 1917, newspapers reported that she probably ran off with a boyfriend. New York police said that there were no clues to go on. But an investigator named Grace Humiston decided that she would do whatever it took to find her. She became known as "Mrs. Sherlock Holmes." Brad Ricca's book is Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation. 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 Casper Get $100 toward select mattresses by visiting Casper.com/criminal and using criminal at checkout. Terms and conditions apply. Native Deodorant For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code CRIMINAL during checkout. 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. Vistaprint Go to vistaprint.com and enter promo code CRIMINAL for free shipping on all business cards, any style, any quantity. Zola  to start your free wedding website wand also get $50 registry on Zola, go to zola.com/criminal
John Buettner-Janusch was one of the first Americans to study lemurs. He held prestigious faculty positions at Yale, Duke and NYU, before surprising everyone with a series of increasingly bizarre crimes.   Peter Kobel's Book is The Strange Case of the Mad Professor You can learn more about lemurs at The Duke Lemur Center, which Peter Klopfer and John Buettner-Janusch founded together. 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: Away For $20 off a suitcase, visit awaytravel.com/criminal and use promo code CRIMINAL during checkout. Betterhelp Get 10% off your first month with discount code CRIMINAL when you fill out a questionnaire at betterhelp.com/criminal Perfect Snacks Get 15% off your online order at perf.bar/criminal Quip Get your first refill pack for free at getquip.com/criminal 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 to get up to $80 off today! Zola to start your free wedding website wand also get $50 registry on Zola, go to zola.com/criminal
Episode 121: Off Leash

Episode 121: Off Leash

2019-08-3000:45:5288

“I never did anything wrong. I never had a speeding ticket. I think I just saved all my stuff up for just one thing.” This week, we speak with Toby Dorr - better known as the Dog Lady of Lansing Prison. 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 Get 15% off your online order at perf.bar/criminal 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 to get up to $80 off today! ZipRecruiter Try ZipRecruiter for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal. Zola To start your free wedding website wand also get $50 registry on Zola, go to zola.com/criminal
Episode 120: The Tunnel

Episode 120: The Tunnel

2019-08-0200:21:5646

In the late 1800s, North Carolina was trying to build a railway system through the Western part of the state. In December of 1882, something went wrong. The Raleigh News and Observer called it “too horrible to chronicle without a shudder.” 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 Griddy Text Criminal to 79-79-79 and Griddy will give you your first month’s membership FREE. Native Deodorant For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code CRIMINAL during checkout. Progressive From auto protection to renters and home protection, visit progressive.com. 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 to get up to $80 off today! ZipRecruiter Try ZipRecruiter for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal.
Dan Stevenson has lived in Oakland’s Eastlake neighborhood for 40 years. He says crime has been an issue for as long as he can remember, but he isn’t one to call the police. He’s a pretty “live and let live” kind of guy. Or he was. Before he finally got fed up and took matters into his own hands. We update a favorite episode with news and additional interviews. 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: Away For $20 off a suitcase, visit awaytravel.com/criminal and use promo code CRIMINAL during checkout. Betterhelp Get 10% off your first month with discount code CRIMINAL when you fill out a questionnaire at betterhelp.com/criminal Casper Get $100 toward select mattresses by visiting Casper.com/criminal and using criminal at checkout. Terms and conditions apply. Native Deodorant For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code CRIMINAL during checkout. 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 to get up to $80 off today! Zola to start your free wedding website wand also get $50 registry on Zola, go to zola.com/criminal
Episode 118: Stowaway

Episode 118: Stowaway

2019-07-0500:27:1279

One day in 1969, Paulette Cooper decided to see what she could get away with. Learn more about Paulette Cooper on her website. Here’s her 1969 Cosmopolitan piece about stowing away. 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 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 INVISIBLE to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Sun Basket Go to sunbasket.com/criminal to get up to $80 off today! ZipRecruiter Try ZipRecruiter for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal.
Episode 117: The Lake

Episode 117: The Lake

2019-06-2100:34:2963

Amanda Hamm and her boyfriend Maurice LaGrone drove to Clinton Lake one night in 2003. The next day, DeWitt County Sheriff Roger Massey told a local newspaper, “We don’t want to blow this up into something that it’s not. But on the other side, we’ve got three children who are dead. None of us know exactly what happened.” 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 Griddy Text Criminal to 79-79-79 and Griddy will give you your first month’s membership FREE. Petal Go to PetalCard.com/CRIMINAL today to find out more. 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 INVISIBLE to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Sun Basket Go to sunbasket.com/criminal to get up to $80 off today. Zola To start your free wedding website and also get $50 off your registry at zola.com/criminal.
In our last episode we spoke Cecilia Gentili, a trans Latina who worked for many years as an undocumented sex worker. Today, we get two more views of sex work in America. We speak with a high-end escort in New York City, and take a trip to one of the only legal brothels in the country - the Bunny Ranch. 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.
Episode 115: Cecilia

Episode 115: Cecilia

2019-05-2400:32:0565

When Cecilia Gentili was growing up in Argentina, she felt so different from everyone around her that she thought she might be from another planet. “Some of us find our community with our own family and some of us don't.” 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 Visit article.com/criminal to get $50 off your first purchase of $100 or more. 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 INVISIBLE to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Sun Basket Go to sunbasket.com/criminal to get up to $80 off today!
Episode 114: Philip and Becky

Episode 114: Philip and Becky

2019-05-1000:32:2047

When Philip Benight met Becky Golden, they made a promise to stick together, no matter how bad things got.  Read Ann Neumann's reporting in Harper's. https://harpers.org/archive/2019/02/going-to-extremes-elderly-assisted-suicide-caregivers/. Her book is The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America. 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 by going to article.com/criminal. Bouqs Order today and get an extra 20% off when you enter CRIMINAL at bouqs.com. Casper Get $100 toward select mattresses by visiting casper.com/criminal and using the promo code CRIMINAL at checkout. Progressive Start a quote online and see all the discounts for yourself. Visit Progressive.com today. The RealReal Shop in-store, online, or download the app and get 20% off 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 INVISIBLE to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Sun Basket Go to SUNBASKET.com and enter promo code CRIMINAL60 today to get 60% off your first order.
Episode 113: Hostage

Episode 113: Hostage

2019-04-2600:28:5726

One summer in 1973, two men robbed a bank in Stockholm. They held four people hostage for six days. Swedish psychiatrist and criminologist Nils Bejerot coined the term "Stockholm Syndrome" to describe the response of the hostages. One of the bank robbers, Clark Olofsson, told us, "It was fun." Special thanks to Terence Mickey, of the podcast Memory Motel, for allowing us to share audio from his interview with Kristin Enmark. Listen to the full Memory Motel episode here, and check out his new podcast, Self? Help!  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 at betterhelp.com/criminal. Progressive Start a quote online and see all the discounts for yourself. Visit Progressive.com today. Quip Go to GetQuip.com/Criminal right now and get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush. Robinhood Robinhood is giving listeners a FREE stock to help build your portfolio. Sign up at criminal.robinhood.com. 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 INVISIBLE to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Sun Basket Go to SUNBASKET.com and enter promo code CRIMINAL60 today to get 60% off your first order.
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Comments (507)

just shoni

liar, liar...you forgot to take a shower #dna

Jan 16th
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Angelica Kidd

I can't believe that a funeral home/cremation service could do such a thing to people's deceased loved ones.....Just....wow....what a shame....what a dirty dirty shame....

Jan 12th
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Ciara Dignam

Dublin sold out 😭

Jan 12th
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Mo Val

wonderful 2 part series , what a strong lady Melinda is

Jan 4th
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Jq Baker

Who would have thought there was a Fly Trap smuggling operation?

Dec 23rd
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Jq Baker

You do hurt someone else because the bill is no good and gets passed around until some innocent bystander gets busted with it or the bar where you passed it gets no credit by their bank and therefore you stole your drinks, tip and the change.

Dec 23rd
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Jq Baker

Very informative and interesting. Thanks

Dec 23rd
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Brooke Venning

thank you for doing this episode. not enough people know about this. there's currently legislation before congress that would put an end to the loopholes that allow this to continue but it has gone ignored for months.

Dec 22nd
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Mike Francoeur

I love Phoebe Judge and can listen to her talk for hours but this show is really dumb. I will not listen to it again. it's awful. Why not a show where she reads a mystery story or something. but this show is just not fitting for such a great talent.

Dec 21st
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Wendy Jackson

I think the cleaning company got the wrong house.

Dec 20th
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Paz Ibarra

Not the content I wanted in this podcast, but please continue experimenting.

Dec 20th
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Karen D

Hahaha that was a fun 10 minutes! 😊👍🏼

Dec 20th
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Angelica Kidd

This was a very nicely put together Podcast. I feel so sorry for all of the people who make up stories to cover up the truth. Silvon did not deserve to be accused of shooting at a police officer.

Dec 20th
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Angelica Kidd

I can not believe that Sarah went through this! This podcast was put together very well. However, it is still a horrible story...that needed to be told.

Dec 20th
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Amys

I cant believe any if these work. sad. men also kill women who turn down their advances. the problem is men who kill.

Dec 19th
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Jasmin Chz

who gave her the credibility

Dec 18th
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joel

oh damn, I'm listening this right now and she started talking about the school shooting in Oxnard California. I went to this school and was 1 door down from the class where this shooting happened. it was such a surreal and crazy day, I knew both Larry king the victim and Brandon the suspect I had both of them for classes. We heard the gunshots and instantly went on lockdown for 7 hours, I remember seeing cops running by our classroom with rifles. one of my friends in my class called my other friend in the class where the shooting happened and it was pure chaos in there. everyone was screaming and crying. my teacher grabbed the phone and told the student to give the phone to the other teacher and she yelled crying "BRANDON FUCKING SHOT LARRY IN THE HEAD" she could barely talk. she was holding Larry in her arms while he was dieing from 2 gun shots to the head and neck. this teacher loved Larry and would buy him boots and makeup, she was very supportive of his sexuality. a lot of teachers were against her for buying him these types of things bcuz they caused

Dec 16th
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Gully Foyle

WTF was this?

Dec 14th
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Andrew Stimpson Gee

I love this!!!

Dec 14th
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Brian Juszczyk

haha love it!! keep them coming. it's fantastic!

Dec 13th
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