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Episode 69: Becoming Chief Brown (6.16.2017)
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  Shortly after David Brown was sworn in as the Dallas Chief of Police, his son shot and killed a police officer. Just before he retired as chief, 5 Dallas officers were shot and killed in what was said to be the deadliest attack for law enforcement since September...

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Episode 68: All the Time in the World (6.1.2017)
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itunes download subscribe   The “body farm” at Texas State University is a place almost no one except researchers and law enforcement is able to see, because it’s one of very few places in the world that deliberately puts out human bodies to decompose in nature. Forensic Anthropologists observe decomposition...

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Episode 67: Milk Carton Kids (5.19.2017)
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On a Sunday morning in 1982, in Des Moines, Iowa, Johnny Gosch left his house to begin his usual paper route. A short time later, his parents were awakened by a phone call – it was a neighbor — their paper hadn’t come. His would be the first face...

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Episode 66: Bully (5.5.2017)
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itunes download subscribe Skidmore, Missouri is a very small town. In the ’70s, there was only one bar, one grocery store, and one bully. Ken McElroy was so ruthless and intimidating that even law enforcement looked the other way. He terrorized the town for decades, until they finally fought...

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Episode 65: The Kingfish (4.21.2017)
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itunes download subscribe In 1928, Huey P. Long became the youngest Governor in Louisiana’s history. He bragged that he bought lawmakers like “sacks of potatoes, shuffled ‘em like a deck of cards.” By the time he was 39 years old, he’d made his way to the U.S. Senate. And...

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Episode 64: 420 (4.7.2017)
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itunes download subscribe The Colorado Department of Transportation says the 420 mile markers on the state’s highways were stolen so often, they had to replace them with 419.99 mile markers. Many people know that “420” represents marijuana – hence the popularity of the mile markers – but very few...

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Episode 63: Rochester, 1991 (3.17.2017)
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itunes download subscribe Kim Dadou says she wishes she had a nickel for every person who has asked why she didn’t leave her abusive boyfriend. They stayed together for four years. And then, in the middle of the night on December 17th, 1991, Kim’s entire life changed. This episode...

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Episode 62: Wildin (3.3.2017)
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itunes download subscribe 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 patrol agents. He was one of 68,541 unaccompanied minors who crossed the border into the U.S. that year.   Criminal is a proud...

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Episode 61: Vanish (2.17.2017)
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itunes download subscribe 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 who showed up at the funeral (answer: only his mom). It’s an appealing soap-opera fantasy, but actually disappearing requires an incredible...

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Episode 60: Finding Sarah and Philip (2.3.2017)
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itunes download subscribe   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 enforcement and the FBI had not been able to: find the remains of her children Sarah and Philip Gehring....

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Episode 59: In Plain Sight (1.20.2017)
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itunes download subscribe   In 1849, abolitionist and attorney Wendell Phillips wrote: “We should look in vain through the most trying times of our revolutionary history for an incident of courage and noble daring to equal that of the escape of William and Ellen Craft; and future historians and...

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Episode 58: Walnut Grove (1.6.2017)
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itunes download subscribe In 2010, Michael McIntosh’s son was incarcerated at the Walnut Grove Youth Correctional Facility in the small town of Walnut Grove, Mississippi. One Sunday, McIntosh went to visit his son and was turned away because, he was told, prison officials “did not know” where his son...

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Episode 57: Everyday Genius (12.16.2016)
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itunes download subscribe To close out 2016, we’re bringing you two lighter stories of people exhibiting everyday genius under. . . unusual circumstances. Comedian Dave Holmes’ story begins with an upsetting phone call from the IRS. Then we meet a Baton Rouge attorney with a story of wild resourcefulness...

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Episode 56: Don’t Let Me See You In The Whirl (12.2.2016)
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itunes download subscribe 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 alliteration and rhyme, and often omitting the usual crime-reporting words like “accused” or “alleged.” The paper has been widely criticized for its casual approach...

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Episode 55: The Shell Game (11.18.2016)
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itunes download subscribe 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 present. Among them is a portrait of one of the earliest American organized crime bosses and conmen, Jefferson Randolph “Soapy” Smith....

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Episode 54: Melinda and Clarence (11.4.2016)
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itunes download subscribe   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 Dawson found out on the same day in 1998 that her adoptive mother had been killed and that her...

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