Criminal

Ride-Along

Episode #102

2018-11-02 12:50:34

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We spend the day in a police car in Austin, Texas.

The Fox

Episode #101

2018-10-19 12:17:32

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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.

Ten Thousand Feet in the Air

Episode #100

2018-10-05 12:30:41

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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.

I’m Phoebe Judge

Episode #100

2018-10-05 12:20:01

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Thanks for helping us celebrate 100 episodes!

Racehorse Haynes

Episode #99

2018-09-21 12:19:32

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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...

The Doctors

Episode #98

2018-09-07 11:25:32

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Three of America's most experienced trauma surgeons speak with us about what happens when someone is shot.

Palace of Justice

Episode #97

2018-08-17 12:24:19

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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.

On the Run

Episode #96

2018-08-03 11:07:58

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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...

The Job

Episode #95

2018-07-20 15:25:57

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Not long into his job as prison superintendent, Frank Thompson was asked to write the manual on lethal injection for the state of Oregon. So he asked his staff to practice by simulating every step.

The Chase

Episode #94

2018-07-06 11:36:16

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Mark Roberts has been kicked out of almost every major sporting event in the world.

Lavender Scare

Episode #93

2018-06-15 12:22:15

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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.

Dementia Americana

Episode #92

2018-06-01 12:25:37

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The early 20th century's biggest murder trial, and a particular brand of "madness." Click here to see rare photos from Harry Thaw's trial:

The “It” Girl

Episode #91

2018-05-18 12:55:43

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The story behind the face of New York's Gilded Age.

Sharks

Episode #90

2018-05-04 12:37:12

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The U.S. Navy attempted to develop a shark attack repellant after many sailors were attacked during WWII. The first step was the formation of a "Shark Research Panel," which led to what we have today: the International Shark Attack File. When someone is attacked by a shark, anywhere in the world, the investigation closely resembles police work. "We're not reinventing the wheel. There's been no shortage of of trial and error that went into police investigations and what we do follows," says George Burgess, the world's foremost shark attack investigator.

Shadowing Sheila

Episode #89

2018-04-20 12:28:52

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Sheila Wysocki became a PI to try to help solve the murder of her college roommate. She wasn't planning on taking on any more cases, but then the letters started coming. This week, we shadow Sheila as she sifts through evidence for one of her current cases. 

Cold Case

Episode #88

2018-04-06 13:10:28

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In 1984, Sheila Wysocki found herself helping the police investigate the murder of her college roommate. Detectives asked her to help gather information, even sending her out to dinner with the main suspect.