Criminal

105 EpisodesProduced by Criminal & Radiotopia

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 extraordin… read more

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Episode 101: The Fox

October 19th, 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 …

I'm Phoebe Judge

October 5th, 2018

4:52

Thanks for helping us celebrate 100 episodes!

Episode 100: Ten Thousand Feet in the Air

October 5th, 2018

33:58

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, …

Episode 99: Racehorse Haynes

September 21st, 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 …

Episode 98: The Doctors

September 7th, 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 …

Episode 97: Palace of Justice

August 17th, 2018

27:51

When Benjamin Ferencz was 27 years old, he prosecuted his very first trial. There were 22 defendants, each of them high-ranking members …

Episode 96: On the Run

August 3rd, 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 …

Episode 95: The Job

July 20th, 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 …

Episode 94: The Chase

July 6th, 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.

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Episode 93: Lavender Scare

June 15th, 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 …

Episode 14: The Fifth Suspect

January 9th, 2015

21:51

In June 2014, authorities released information about a massive child pornography ring being conducted in North Carolina.  Four suspects had …

Episode 2: Pants On Fire

February 14th, 2014

15:40

For nearly a century we've been trying to read someone's truthfulness by the way they act. Be it through machine, or our own intuition. The …

Episode 1: Animal Instincts

January 29th, 2014

21:00

In 2001, a woman was found dead in a pool of her own blood. Her husband was convicted of her murder. But a curious neighbor had a different …

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