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#632: Our Town

The man whose views on immigration are a cornerstone of Trump administration policy—Attorney General Jeff Sessions—apparently came to his opinions on the issue from seeing what happened in the poultry plants of Alabama. He believes undocumented workers showed up in those plants, stole American jobs, and drove down wages. Was he right? We have an economist crunch the numbers, and visit to see for ourselves.

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Super Cool

 Walter Murch (aka, the Godfather of The Godfather), joined by a team of scientists, leads us on what felt like the magical mystery tour of super cool science.

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#598: My Undesirable Talent

San Francisco’s Spider-Man burglar was remarkable. He dropped into buildings from skylights, leapt 10 feet from one roof to another. But mostly, his talent got him into trouble. This week, his story, and stories of other undesirable talents.

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Episode 80: Photo, Hair, Fingerprint

In 1988, a man in Hickory, NC was sentenced to life in prison based on evidence that experts would later call "junk science." It took him 24 years to convince someone to look at the evidence again. 

 

 

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Artwork by Julienne Alexander.  

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Radiolab Presents: More Perfect - Mr. Graham and the Reasonable Man

How a diabetic, a cop, and a bottle of orange juice changed the way we police, forever.

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#84: Harold

The story of Harold Washington, the greatest politician you've probably never heard of, and the white backlash that was set off when he became Chicago's first black mayor. This weekend is the 30th anniversary of his death.

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Stereothreat

Today, we look back at a story we ran almost a decade ago, run into an unfolding upheaval in the field of social psychology, and wonder what might happen to one of our favorite ideas.

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#603: Once More, With Feeling

Stories of people who decide to rethink the way they’ve been doing things, or try to get others to do that. Including a woman who decides to confront the men who catcall her, and get them to give it up forever.

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Episode 79: Secrets and Séances
Helen Duncan was a famous medium who travelled around Britain in the 1940s performing séances. She claimed to speak to the dead, and even produce physical manifestations of their spirits. But when she seemed to know wartime secrets about the whereabouts of military ships, she caught the attention of MI5. And in 1944, a few months before D-day, she was convicted under a 200-year-old "Witchcraft Act".
 
 

Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

 

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If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions.

 

Artwork by Julienne Alexander.  

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#631: So a Monkey and a Horse Walk Into a Bar

This week, blurring the line between animal and human.

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Match Made in Marrow

If you donate bone marrow, you might save a life… or you might land a starring role in the greatest story ever told.

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#513: 129 Cars

We spend a month at a Jeep dealership on Long Island as they try to make their monthly sales goal: 129 cars. If they make it, they'll get a huge bonus from the manufacturer, possibly as high as $85,000 — enough to put them in the black for the month. If they don't make it, it'll be the second month in a row. So they pull out all the stops.

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Episode 78: The Botanist

In 1993, a man in Steamboat Springs, Colorado was found dead in his home. He'd been burned with a stun gun, hit with a shovel, and shot several times. The victim's wife was the primary suspect, but she had an alibi for the estimated time of death. Investigators were at a loss, and turned to two very unlikely people for help. 

 

Forensic Plant Science, by Jane H Bock and David Norris


 

Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.


If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow.


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If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions.


Artwork by Julienne Alexander.  

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#630: Things I Mean to Know

There are so many facts about the world that we take for granted—without ever questioning how we know them. Of course the earth revolves around the sun. Of course my dog loves me. But how exactly do we know things like that are true? This week, stories of people trying to unspool some of life’s certainties, and what they find.

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Oliver Sacks: A Journey From Where to Where

There’s nothing quite like the sound of someone thinking out loud, struggling to find words and ideas to match what’s in their head.

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#629: Expect Delays

We all love to travel to different places, but not many of us like the stressful, banal process of the journey. This week, stories about delays—including a town known entirely for its speed trap, and a woman who comes up against bureaucratic nightmares every time she wants to go just a few blocks away.

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Episode 77: The Escape

In 1962, two men managed to escape the one prison in America that was supposed to be inescapable. They were never found. More than 50 years later, their 82-year-old sister is still waiting for them to come home...and one U.S. Marshal is still on the case. 

 
 

Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.


If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! 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 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.


Artwork by Julienne Alexander.  

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#628: In the Shadow of the City 2017

Stories that take place on the edge of civilization, just out of sight.

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Father K

What happens when a Palestinian American Lutheran Minister runs for office in one of the most divided and most conservative neighborhoods in all of New York City?

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#627: Suitable for Children

This week we ask: who thought that would be a good for a kid? Neil Drumming looks back at a toy he loved that, in retrospect, probably wouldn’t love him back. And we go to a museum that educates children but also scares the hell out of them.

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