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Criminal

Criminal & Radiotopia

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Criminal
Criminal

Criminal

Criminal & Radiotopia

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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 are a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.

Latest Episodes

Episode 124: A Bucket, a Mop, and a Sledgehammer

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: BetterhelpGet 10% off your first month with discount code CRIMINAL when you fill out a questionnaire at betterhelp.com/criminal Native DeodorantFor 20% off your first pur...

22 MIN6 days ago
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Episode 124: A Bucket, a Mop, and a Sledgehammer

Episode 123: Mrs. Sherlock Holmes

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: BetterhelpGet 10% off your first month with discount code CRIMINAL when you fill out ...

29 MIN2 weeks ago
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Episode 123: Mrs. Sherlock Holmes

Episode 122: Professor Quaalude

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 andJohn 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, visitawaytravel.com/criminaland use promo code CRIMINAL during checkout. BetterhelpGet 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 QuipGet your first refill pack for free atgetquip.com/criminal The Real RealShop in-store, online, or download the app, and get 20% off select items with the promo code REAL. SimplisafeProtect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL SquarespaceTry 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! Zolato start your free wedding website wand also get $50 registry on Zola, go to zola.com/criminal

30 MINSEP 13
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Episode 122: Professor Quaalude

Episode 121: Off Leash

“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: BetterhelpGet 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 RealShop in-store, online, or download the app, and get 20% off select items with the promo code REAL. SimplisafeProtect your home today and get fr...

47 MINAUG 30
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Episode 121: Off Leash

Episode 120: The Tunnel

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: BetterhelpGet 10% off your first month with discount code CRIMINAL when you fill out a questionnaire at betterhelp.com/criminal GriddyText 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 RealShop in-store, online, or download the app, and get 20% off select items with the promo code REAL. SimplisafeProtect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL SquarespaceTry 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 BasketGo to sunbasket.com/criminal to get up to $80 off today! ZipRecruiterTry ZipRecruiter for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal.

24 MINAUG 2
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Episode 120: The Tunnel

Episode 119: He's Still Neutral

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. BetterhelpGet 10% off your first month with discount code CRIMINAL when you fill o...

34 MINJUL 19
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Episode 119: He's Still Neutral

Episode 118: Stowaway

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: BetterhelpGet 10% off your first month with discount code CRIMINAL when you fill out a questionnaire at betterhelp.com/criminal The Real RealShop in-store, online, or download the app, and get 20% off select items with the promo code REAL. SimplisafeProtect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL SquarespaceTry Squarespace.com/criminal for a fre...

27 MINJUL 5
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Episode 118: Stowaway

Episode 117: The Lake

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: BetterhelpGet 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. Peta...

35 MINJUN 21
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Episode 117: The Lake

Episode 116: Jessica and the Bunny Ranch

In ourlast episodewe 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.

42 MINJUN 7
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Episode 116: Jessica and the Bunny Ranch

Episode 115: Cecilia

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: ArticleVisit article.com/criminal to get $50 off your first purchase of $100 or more. The Real RealShop in-store, online, or download the app, and get 20% off select items with the promo code REAL. SimplisafeProtect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL SquarespaceTry Squarespace.com/criminal for a free...

31 MINMAY 24
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Episode 115: Cecilia

Latest Episodes

Episode 124: A Bucket, a Mop, and a Sledgehammer

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: BetterhelpGet 10% off your first month with discount code CRIMINAL when you fill out a questionnaire at betterhelp.com/criminal Native DeodorantFor 20% off your first pur...

22 MIN6 days ago
Comments
Episode 124: A Bucket, a Mop, and a Sledgehammer

Episode 123: Mrs. Sherlock Holmes

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: BetterhelpGet 10% off your first month with discount code CRIMINAL when you fill out ...

29 MIN2 weeks ago
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Episode 123: Mrs. Sherlock Holmes

Episode 122: Professor Quaalude

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 andJohn 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, visitawaytravel.com/criminaland use promo code CRIMINAL during checkout. BetterhelpGet 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 QuipGet your first refill pack for free atgetquip.com/criminal The Real RealShop in-store, online, or download the app, and get 20% off select items with the promo code REAL. SimplisafeProtect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL SquarespaceTry 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! Zolato start your free wedding website wand also get $50 registry on Zola, go to zola.com/criminal

30 MINSEP 13
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Episode 122: Professor Quaalude

Episode 121: Off Leash

“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: BetterhelpGet 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 RealShop in-store, online, or download the app, and get 20% off select items with the promo code REAL. SimplisafeProtect your home today and get fr...

47 MINAUG 30
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Episode 121: Off Leash

Episode 120: The Tunnel

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: BetterhelpGet 10% off your first month with discount code CRIMINAL when you fill out a questionnaire at betterhelp.com/criminal GriddyText 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 RealShop in-store, online, or download the app, and get 20% off select items with the promo code REAL. SimplisafeProtect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL SquarespaceTry 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 BasketGo to sunbasket.com/criminal to get up to $80 off today! ZipRecruiterTry ZipRecruiter for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal.

24 MINAUG 2
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Episode 120: The Tunnel

Episode 119: He's Still Neutral

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. BetterhelpGet 10% off your first month with discount code CRIMINAL when you fill o...

34 MINJUL 19
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Episode 119: He's Still Neutral

Episode 118: Stowaway

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: BetterhelpGet 10% off your first month with discount code CRIMINAL when you fill out a questionnaire at betterhelp.com/criminal The Real RealShop in-store, online, or download the app, and get 20% off select items with the promo code REAL. SimplisafeProtect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL SquarespaceTry Squarespace.com/criminal for a fre...

27 MINJUL 5
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Episode 118: Stowaway

Episode 117: The Lake

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: BetterhelpGet 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. Peta...

35 MINJUN 21
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Episode 117: The Lake

Episode 116: Jessica and the Bunny Ranch

In ourlast episodewe 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.

42 MINJUN 7
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Episode 116: Jessica and the Bunny Ranch

Episode 115: Cecilia

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: ArticleVisit article.com/criminal to get $50 off your first purchase of $100 or more. The Real RealShop in-store, online, or download the app, and get 20% off select items with the promo code REAL. SimplisafeProtect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL SquarespaceTry Squarespace.com/criminal for a free...

31 MINMAY 24
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Episode 115: Cecilia

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