Archive for the 'Crime' Category

Alcatraz

It's our third anniversary episode, which means scenic islands and shipwrecks. Well, instead of a ship it's an escape raft made from raincoats, and concrete cell blocks aren't particularly scenic. That's right, this episode is about the setting of Sean Connery's classic The Rock: Alcatraz Island. 

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They thought they were peerless. They thought they planned the perfect crime. Lots of twenty-year-olds overestimate themselves. Alaina tells the story of Leopold and Loeb, two University of Chicago students who decided to kill for fun. Is a drive for fame compatible with a drive for being unfindable? When will America deal with the moral epidemic of rich young men? Why do we keep going back to that lagoon?

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The night grows long, but far away is a place where the sun stays in the sky for six months at a time, drawing lazy circles and never crossing the horizon. Such a place could drive one mad. We talk about disasters, suspicious deaths, and a waterfall of blood in our annual Haunted Honeys episode. This year, Alaina takes us on ice.

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Grant takes us back to mid-century America to talk about an emblematic episode of the Cold War. During the Second World War, a number of Americans went behind the government's back to aid an ally. Less than ten yers later, two of them were blamed for millions and millions of deaths, and sentenced to death on coerced and extremely tenuous testimony. Can the letter of the law stand against its use as a weapon? Did an act of state cruelty feed further cruelty, and could clemency have reduced fear? Is this just a game of chicken gone wrong?

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In 1881, a man killed the President of the United States. In 1901, another man killed another President of the United States. Grant teaches us about these two: their motivations, their preparations, their trials, and the effects of their acts. Is assassination a part of American politics? How do such different people meet at the same conclusion?

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Grant opens his horizons and shares what he's taught himself about one of the few things he knows about Australian history: its beginnings as a penal colony. Over 80 years, on 806 ships, over 164,000 convicts were sent to the colonies of Australia, which were built on their backs. Who defines crime, and who benefits from it? How does a nation's founding legend shape its identity? Did they earn more than an expunged record?

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HH Holmes

Happy Valencrimes Day! Alaina teaches us about Chicago's famed serial killer: HH Holmes. A career swindler and criminal, Holmes left a trail of wives, properties, and bodies in his wake. The question is, how reliable are these stories, and how can we be sure when so much evidence was destroyed or lost?

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Welcome back to our annual bone-chilling Halloween special! Alaina teaches us about graveyard traditions, haunted theaters, and the dark beginnings of farmersonly.com in the state of Indiana. Enjoy the season of spookums!

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Alaina brings us tales of high seas adventure! For an 80 year period, conditions were right for a wave of piracy. This era has been romanticized and fictionalized to the point it's synonymous with piracy itself. We also take a look at a few specific individuals from the time. Be sure to listen for the end for a followup discussion on an element from our 1933 World's Fair episode that's back in the news.

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In 1886 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle changed the world. Aided by a perfect demographic moment, English literature, pop culture, criminal science, and the way we comminucate about media were all shaped by Sherlock Holmes. 

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