Crime Show

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Stories of crimes, told by the people who lived them. Every two weeks.

This is Not a Crime Show
Trailer 2 min 19 sec

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Crime Show will be back in two weeks with a new episode, and then we'll be taking a short break before we return in mid-January with a number of new, exciting stories. In the meantime, we'd like to present the first episode of a limited series called "544 Days."In 2014, a journalist was accused of being an American spy and was held hostage in an Iranian prison for 544 days. It's a story about government and family and journalism, and what it took to free an innocent man... all while navigating the high-stakes world of nuclear diplomacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 30

29 min 12 sec

*Rebroadcast of an episode we ran in April with an updated ending* After a man is threatened by a telephone scammer, he spends the next several years tracking down the person responsible. In the process, he uncovers a massive criminal syndicate operating in plain sight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 16

41 min 18 sec

In 2012, a sleepy bedroom community experienced their first murder in almost 40 years. Police quickly figured out who committed the crime, but struggled to explain why he’d done it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nov 2

35 min 42 sec

At first, the house on Beryl Road seemed unremarkable -- just a typical suburban home in Northern Virginia. Then, a young couple moved in and started experiencing strange, ghostly phenomena.This episode mentions suicide. If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, free, confidential help is available 24/7 by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Oct 19

25 min 1 sec

Crime Show introduces Not Past It: The Enron Whistleblower.Enron, the Houston-based energy giant, was one of the biggest, most well-respected companies in the 90s. But in 2001, it went from top of the heap to bottom of the barrel, real quick. On August 22nd 2001, Sherron Watkins met with the company's CEO to warn him about the accounting scandal pushing the company to the brink of collapse. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Oct 5

32 min 55 sec

There comes a time in everyone's life when you realize that your parents are two people: who they are with you, and who they are with the world. For Steve Barnes, that happened one day while he was reading the newspaper. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Sep 21

35 min 56 sec

One night, a 911 center in Olympia, Washington, was flooded with incoming calls. Something horrible had happened: there had been an attack. But the attack was on the center itself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Sep 7

26 min 50 sec

A man wakes up at a shopping mall in Cincinnati, but claims to have no idea how he got there. He says he doesn’t even know his own name. As doctors and detectives search to uncover his identity, they discover an unexpected clue: The man’s amnesia may have been caused by a terrible attack. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Aug 24

37 min 58 sec

When teenager Hillary Transue made a MySpace page poking fun at her vice principal, she never imagined it would land her in a juvenile detention facility—and that to get out, she would need to expose a corruption scheme that ran to the highest echelons of the state's judicial system. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Aug 10

38 min 15 sec

Crime Show introduces Stolen: The Search for Jermain.In 2018, 23-year-old Indigenous woman named Jermain Charlo stepped out of a bar in downtown Missoula, Montana, and disappeared. Journalist Connie Walker travels to Montana to retrace what might have happened to Jermain.You can listen to all episodes of Stolen here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Jul 27

46 min 51 sec

In 1978, in Austin, Texas, something happened in Mr. Grayson’s eighth-grade English class that shocked the 21 students present, and reverberated forward into their adult lives. Forty years later they reunited to piece together what happened. Read Robert Draper’s Texas Monthly article here.Susie Davis, one of the students, wrote a book about this event that you can find here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Jul 13

43 min 57 sec

A helter skelter ride through London’s criminal underworld, blood-stained MMA gyms, an audacious bank robbery, and a manhunt that spanned continents. Part 2 of 2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Jun 29

39 min 22 sec

A helter skelter ride through London’s criminal underworld, blood-stained MMA gyms, an audacious bank robbery, and a manhunt that spanned continents. Part 1 of 2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Jun 15

38 min 25 sec

Martha Wash was flipping through TV channels when, to her complete surprise, she happened upon a familiar voice: her own – coming out of the mouth of someone else. Problem was: stealing her voice wasn’t a crime. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Jun 1

35 min 10 sec

A social worker doesn’t hear from a client that she had placed at a boarding house. When she investigates, she discovers that her client isn’t the only one who is missing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

May 18

37 min 32 sec

A social worker doesn’t hear from a client that she had placed at a boarding house. When she investigates, she discovers that her client isn’t the only one who is missing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

May 4

35 min 19 sec

A small town in Minnesota has an identity crisis: Should they embrace their beautiful lakes for tourism, or Judy Garland, the troubled movie star who was born there? When a big crime hits their small town, the decision is no longer theirs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Apr 20

37 min 50 sec

After a man is threatened by a telephone scammer, he spends the next several years tracking down the person responsible. In the process, he uncovers a massive criminal syndicate operating in plain sight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Apr 6

37 min 31 sec

After a fire blazes through her home and kills her baby, a mother struggles to pick up the pieces of her life. Six years later, investigators show up with some shocking news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Mar 23

28 min 47 sec

The stories are true and the topic is crime. But it's really about people — the survivors, victims, perpetrators — in their own words, telling the stories of a crime, and the unexpected impact it’s had on their lives. Launches March 23rd. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Mar 18

2 min 19 sec