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  • 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 extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.

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  • Episode 153: The Max Headroom Incident

    Nov 20, 2020
    One Sunday night in November 1987, something very odd happened in the middle of the nine o’clock news in Chicago. As one television viewer said, it felt like someone threw "a brick through your window." A television engineer said it felt like "a home invasion." And a little boy said it was "very, very funny." Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven’t already, please review us on Apple Podcasts! 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 our newsletter, 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. For a transcript of this episode, send an email to hello@thisiscriminal.com. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Acorn TV Escape to Britain and beyond without leaving your seat. Try Acorn TV free for 30 days, by going to Acorn.tv and use the promo code CRIMINALArm & Hammer Go to armandhammer.com/bounty and get $4 off your box of quick-absorbing AbsorbX, and have a nice, dry day.Article Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more at Article.com/criminalBetter Help Get 10 percent off your first month with discount code criminal at BetterHelp.com/criminalCalm Get a special limited time promotion of 40% off Calm Premium subscription at calm.com/CRIMINALHoney Get Honey for free at Join Honey.com/CRIMINAL.Quip Go to quip.com/CRIMINAL to get your first refill free.Rothy’s Check out all the amazing shoes and bags available right now at Rothys.com/CRIMINALSimplisafe Protect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINALSquarespace Try Squarespace.com/criminal for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code CRIMINAL to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.Sun Basket Go to sunbasket.com/criminal and enter promo code criminal at checkout for $35 off your order.Theragun Go to Theragun.com/CRIMINAL to try Theragun for 30 daysVirtue Labs Visit VirtueLabs.com and use the code Criminal to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order.Ziprecruiter See for yourself how ZipRecruiter makes hiring faster and easier. Try it now for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal.
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    26 mins
  • Episode 152: The Clearwater Monster

    Nov 13, 2020

    Early one morning in 1948, a phone call woke up the police chief in the small town of Clearwater, Florida. The caller said he’d seen something strange at the beach. Residents woke up that morning to find an odd set of footprints in the sand, and a rumor began circulating that Clearwater Beach had a sea monster.

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    Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

    If you haven’t already, please review us on Apple Podcasts! 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 our newsletter, 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.

    For a transcript of this episode, send an email to hello@thisiscriminal.com.

    Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

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    32 mins
  • Episode 151: The Many Lives of Michael Malloy

    Nov 06, 2020
    In 1932, a group of men in a speakeasy in New York City hatched a plan — to take out life insurance on a loner named Michael Malloy, and make his death look like an accident. They thought it would be easy money. But Michael Malloy would become known as the man who just wouldn’t die. Simon Read’s book is On the House: The Bizarre Killing of Michael Malloy. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven’t already, please review us on Apple Podcasts! 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 our newsletter, 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. For a transcript of this episode, send an email to hello@thisiscriminal.com. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Acorn TV Escape to Britain and beyond without leaving your seat. Try Acorn TV free for 30 days, by going to Acorn.tv and use the promo code CRIMINALArm & Hammer Go to armandhammer.com/bounty and get $4 off your box of quick-absorbing AbsorbX, and have a nice, dry day.Article Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more at Article.com/criminalBetter Help Get 10 percent off your first month with discount code criminal at BetterHelp.com/criminalCalm Get a special limited time promotion of 40% off Calm Premium subscription at calm.com/CRIMINALEarnest And now, you can get $100 cash bonus when you refinance a student loan at Earnest.com/CRIMINAL. Not available in all states.Honey Get Honey for free at Join Honey.com/CRIMINALQuip Go to quip.com/CRIMINAL to get your first refill free.Rothy’s Check out all the amazing shoes and bags available right now at Rothys.com/CRIMINALSquarespace Try Squarespace.com/criminal for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code CRIMINAL to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.Sun Basket Go to sunbasket.com/criminal and enter promo code criminal at checkout for $35 off your order.Virtue Labs Visit VirtueLabs.com and use the code Criminal to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order.Ziprecruiter See for yourself how ZipRecruiter makes hiring faster and easier. Try it now for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal
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    32 mins

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