Criminal

Series produced by Criminal

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Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the “if it bleeds, it leads,” kind of crime but something a little more complex. Stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle.

Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the “if it bleeds, it leads,” kind of crime but something a little more complex. Stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle.

To learn more visit www.ThisIsCriminal.org

To contact the show's creators, email ThisIsCriminal@gmail.com


117 Pieces

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In 2014, 16-year-old Wildin Acosta left Olancho, Honduras and traveled toward the U.S. border. When he arrived, he turned himself in to border patr...

Bought by CI Dolphin Radio


  • Added: Mar 05, 2017
  • Length: 22:47
  • Purchases: 1
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People have faked death to escape criminal convictions, debts, and their spouses. In 2007, a man named Amir Vehabovic faked his death just to see w...

Bought by ABC and KUER


  • Added: Mar 05, 2017
  • Length: 24:30
  • Purchases: 2
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In 2005, Teri Knight drove 650 miles on midwestern roads through Ohio, Indiana, Iowa and Illinois, pleading with the public to help her do what law...

Bought by ABC


  • Added: Mar 05, 2017
  • Length: 19:39
  • Purchases: 1
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In 1849, abolitionist and attorney Wendell Phillips wrote: “We should look in vain through the most trying times of our revolutionary history for a...

Bought by WFAE


  • Added: Jan 23, 2017
  • Length: 29:37
  • Purchases: 1
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To celebrate Criminal’s 50th episode, we check in with some of our most memorable guests including Fran Schindler from Episode 17: “Final Exit,” Da...

Bought by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


  • Added: Jan 14, 2017
  • Length: 36:34
  • Purchases: 1
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In November of 1988, Robin Woods was sentenced to sixteen years in the notoriously harsh Maryland Correctional Institution. In prison, Robin found ...

Bought by WFAE


  • Added: Jan 14, 2017
  • Length: 27:37
  • Purchases: 1
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In 2010, Michael McIntosh’s son was incarcerated at the Walnut Grove Youth Correctional Facility in the small town of Walnut Grove, Mississippi. On...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 32:55
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To close out 2016, we’re bringing you two lighter stories of people exhibiting everyday genius under. . . unusual circumstances. Comedian Dave Holm...

Bought by KPIK-LP


  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 18:44
  • Purchases: 1
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Since 1938, a weekly African-American owned newspaper called The Evening Whirl has covered crime in St. Louis with a style all its own, using allit...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 16:14
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The Magic Castle in Hollywood has been a private club for magicians since 1963, and its walls are lined with portraits of magicians past and presen...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and KHNS


  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 15:42
  • Purchases: 2
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SPOILER WARNING: Please listen to Episode 53: Melinda and Judy before you listen to this. This is the second episode of a two-part story. Melinda...

Bought by ABC and WFAE


  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 31:45
  • Purchases: 2
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When Melinda Dawson was seven years old, she learned that she was adopted under mysterious circumstances. As she got older and had children of her ...

Bought by ABC and WFAE


  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 25:27
  • Purchases: 2
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SPOILER WARNING: Please listen to Episode 51: Money Tree before you listen to this one. While working on our last episode, we became curious about ...

Bought by ABC


  • Added: Oct 10, 2016
  • Length: 23:23
  • Purchases: 1
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2008 was an exciting time to be a Harry Potter fan. The final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, had been released. Movies were on the way...

Bought by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


  • Added: Aug 15, 2016
  • Length: 22:36
  • Purchases: 1
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Shortly after Meridy Volz moved from Milwaukee to San Francisco, she received a phone call from a friend asking her to take over a small bakery bus...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 19, 2016
  • Length: 21:16
  • Purchases: 1
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There are more tigers in captivity in America than wild tigers in the entire world. The exact number of captive tigers in this country isn’t known,...

Bought by 'The Sea' and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 05, 2016
  • Length: 19:44
  • Purchases: 2
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As a law student, Bryan Stevenson was sent to a maximum security prison to meet a man on death row. The man told Stevenson he’d never met an Africa...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 17, 2016
  • Length: 24:56
  • Purchases: 1
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Not only was John Frankford a famous horse thief, he was also a notoriously good escape artist. People thought no jail was strong enough to keep hi...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Jun 13, 2016
  • Length: 14:15
  • Purchases: 1
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In 1979, a group of labor organizers protested outside a Ku Klux Klan screening of the 1915 white supremacist film, The Birth of a Nation. Nelson J...

  • Added: May 24, 2016
  • Length: 29:53
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People have been giving each other “the finger” since Ancient Greece. The first documented use is said to be a photograph from 1886 in which the pi...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and KALW


  • Added: May 09, 2016
  • Length: 15:58
  • Purchases: 2