Criminal

Criminal

By: Criminal & Radiotopia

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5.0 (3239 ratings)

Description:

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.

Hot Episode Picks

Episode 70: The Procedure

07/07/2017

26:01

In 1967, a very unlikely group of individuals gathered to help women quietly break the law and obtain an abortion. The first step was to call a phone number. A recording of a woman's voice would tell you what do to next.   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.  

Recent Episodes

Episode 101: The Fox

10/19/2018

25:17

This episode picks up where Episode 100 left off. We suggest you listen to them in order. When Martin McNally met another plane hijacker in prison, they started coming up with a plan to escape...using the very thing that got them there in the first place. 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: GREATS Visit GREATS.com and use the code CRIMINAL to save 15% on your first purchase. Jet.com Learn more at Jet.com or download the Jet app to get started. Quip Go to GETQUIP.com/criminal right now and get your first refill pack for FREE with a quip electric toothbrush. Simplisafe Order a SimpliSafe security system today at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL and SimpliSafe will also donate one to a family in need. 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 Go today and start saving at [The Zebra.com/CRIMINAL](http://The Zebra.com/CRIMINAL).

I'm Phoebe Judge

10/05/2018

04:52

Thanks for helping us celebrate 100 episodes!

On the afternoon of June 23rd, 1972, Martin McNally walked into the St. Louis airport with a wig, a sawed-off rifle, and a plan. 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/PRX and you’ll get 20% off your first order. Quicken To get started, go to RocketMortgage.com/criminal. Simplisafe Order a SimpliSafe security system today at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL and SimpliSafe will also donate one to a family in need. 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. ZipRecruiter Try ZipRecruiter for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal.

Episode 99: Racehorse Haynes

09/21/2018

30:22

There is nothing Richard "Racehorse" Haynes wouldn't do to win a case. He once held a cattle prod against his skin. He cross examined an empty chair on the witness stand. He considered nailing his hand to the jury box. He is widely considered to be one of the most exceptional criminal defense attorneys the country has ever seen. 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: Casper Get $50 toward select mattresses by visiting Casper.com/criminal and using promo code CRIMINAL at checkout. Terms and conditions apply. Greats Visit GREATS.com and save 15% on your first purchase with code CRIMINAL Quip Go to GetQuip.com/Criminal to get your first refill pack free with a QUIP electric toothbrush. Simplisafe Order a SimpliSafe security system today at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL and SimpliSafe will also donate one to a family in need. 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. Virtue Labs Go to virtuelabs.com/criminal to start your trial.

Episode 98: The Doctors

09/07/2018

23:05

Three of America's most experienced trauma surgeons speak with us about what happens when someone is shot. Special thanks to Dr. Amy Goldberg, Dr. David Spain, and Dr. Ronald Stewart. 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: Greats Visit GREATS.com and save 15% on your first purchase with code CRIMINAL Quicken To get started, go toRocketMortgage.com/CRIMINAL Quip Go to GetQuip.com/Criminal to get your first refill pack free with a QUIP electric toothbrush. Simplisafe Order a SimpliSafe security system today at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL and SimpliSafe will also donate one to a family in need. 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. Virtue Labs Go to virtuelabs.com/criminal to start your trial. Campaign Monitor Try it for free at CampaignMonitor.com

When Benjamin Ferencz was 27 years old, he prosecuted his very first trial. There were 22 defendants, each of them high-ranking members of Nazi Germany's death squad. The entire world was watching. 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: Campaign Monitor Try it for free at CampaignMonitor.com Lending Club Check your rate in minutes at LendingClub.com/CRIMINAL Quicken To get started, go to RocketMortgage.com/CRIMINAL Quip Go to GetQuip.com/Criminal to your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush. RXBAR For 25% off your first order, visit RXBAR.com/criminal and enter promo code CRIMINAL at checkout. Squarespace Enjoy a free trial and 10% off your first purchase with offer code CRIMINAL. Virtue Labs Use the code CRIMINAL to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order.

Episode 96: On the Run

08/03/2018

29:08

When Tyler Wetherall was a kid, her mother and father packed up the family car and drove through the night. They were on the run from the FBI. And by the time she was 9, Tyler had learned how to communicate in codes, adapt to new countries, and to never reveal who or where her father was. Tyler Wetherall wrote about her time on the run in her book, No Way Home. 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: Audible Go to Audible.com/criminal or text CRIMINAL to 500500 to get started. Quicken To get started, go to RocketMortgage.com/CRIMINAL Quip Go to GetQuip.com/Criminal to your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush. Squarespace Enjoy a free trial and 10% off your first purchase with offer code CRIMINAL. Virtue Labs Use the code CRIMINAL to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order.

Episode 95: The Job

07/20/2018

29:31

Not long into his job as prison superintendent, Frank Thompson was asked to write the manual on lethal injection for the state of Oregon. Capital punishment had not been implemented in more than 30 years, and no one knew how to do it. Frank had to travel around the country learning how other states do it, and he asked his staff to practice. They simulated every step, including seating witnesses in the gallery, interacting with the press, and strapping each other to the gurney. 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: Casper Get $50 toward select mattresses by visiting Casper.com/criminal and using CRIMINAL at checkout. Terms and conditions apply. Simplisafe Order a SimpliSafe security system today and SimpliSafe will also donate one to a family in need. Visit SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL Squarespace Enjoy a free trial and 10% off your first Squarespace purchase with offer code CRIMINAL. Virtue Labs Visit virtuelabs.com and use the code CRIMINAL to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order. ZipRecruiter Try ZipRecruiter for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal

Episode 94: The Chase

07/06/2018

23:48

Mark Roberts has attended almost every major sporting event in the world. And he's been escorted off the field almost every time. 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 93: Lavender Scare

06/15/2018

27:06

Helen James grew up in a military family - her great great grandfather fought in the Civil War, her father in WWI, and her uncles in WWII. So when she enlisted in 1952, she felt like she belonged. Shortly after, she realized something was wrong. 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: Quicken Rocket Mortgage is simple. To get started, visit RocketMortgage.com/CRIMINAL. Sun Basket Go to SunBasket.com/CRIMINAL today and get $35 off your first order. Quip Go to GetQuip.com/CRIMINAL and get your first refill pack free with a QUIP electric toothbrush. Squarespace Enjoy a free trial and 10% off your first Squarespace purchase with the offer code CRIMINAL. Virtue Labs Visit virtuelabs.com and use the code CRIMINAL to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order. Zuckerman Spaeder Thanks to Zuckerman Spaeder for their support of Criminal.