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. The show’s producers are full-time radio people, but Criminal is what we do when we go home at night. 

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

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117 Pieces

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.

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Stories of sacrifice, obsession, and the ways in which we make it up as we go along.


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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 w...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 27:01
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John Buettner-Janusch was one of the first Americans to study lemurs. He held prestigious faculty positions at Yale, Duke and NYU, before surprisin...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 28:12
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“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...

Bought by ABC


  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 43:49
  • Purchases: 1
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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 w...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 20:27
  • Purchases: 1
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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...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN and KSFR


  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 32:34
  • Purchases: 2
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One day in 1969, Paulette Cooper decided to see what she could get away with.

  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 26:22
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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 loca...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 33:34
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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 ...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 38:34
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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....

  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 31:31
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When Philip Benight met Becky Golden, they made a promise to stick together, no matter how bad things got.

  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 31:46