Criminal

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.

Episode 127: The Reverend

In 1977, a man named Robert Burns went to a funeral and shot someone, in the head, in front of 300 people. He didn’t deny it, and his lawyer didn’t deny it. Burns told a police officer: “I had to do it. And if I had to do it over, I’d do it again.”

Casey Cep's book is The Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee.

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Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

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Nov 8, 2019 • 36:55

Episode 126: A New Kind of Life

In 1930, a Cuban woman named Elena de Hoyos went to the hospital in Key West, Florida. She had a bad cough, and her family was afraid she had Tuberculosis. She met a German x-ray technician who called himself ”Count Von Cosel” and who claimed he could save her, using unusual methods he'd invented himself. But on October 25, 1931, Elena de Hoyos died. Count Von Cosel wrote that a strange new kind of life began for him.

For more, check out Ben Harrison’s book, Undying Love.

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Oct 30, 2019 • 20:53

Episode 125: The Less People Know About Us

Three years ago, we spoke with Axton Betz-Hamilton about discovering that her identity had been stolen as a child. When she found out who had stolen it, everything changed.

We spoke with Axton again a couple of weeks ago. She said that since our last conversation she’s been conducting an investigation, going back to the very beginning of her own life, and reconsidering every memory.


This is a follow-up episode toEpisode 51: Money Tree. If you haven't already, you can listen here: https://thisiscriminal.com/episode-51-money-tree-8-23-2016


Axton's new book isThe Less People Know About Us.

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Oct 25, 2019 • 39:58

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Episode 124: A Bucket, a Mop, and a Sledgehammer 21:39 Oct 11, 2019
Episode 123: Mrs. Sherlock Holmes 29:29 Sep 27, 2019
Episode 122: Professor Quaalude 30:40 Sep 13, 2019
Episode 121: Off Leash 46:15 Aug 30, 2019
Episode 120: The Tunnel 22:55 Aug 2, 2019
Episode 119: He's Still Neutral 35:01 Jul 19, 2019
Episode 118: Stowaway 28:50 Jul 5, 2019
Episode 117: The Lake 36:01 Jun 21, 2019
Episode 116: Jessica and the Bunny Ranch 41:01 Jun 7, 2019
Episode 115: Cecilia 33:58 May 24, 2019
Episode 114: Philip and Becky 34:12 May 10, 2019
Episode 113: Hostage 29:18 Apr 26, 2019
Episode 112: The Mail 28:00 Apr 12, 2019
Episode 111: Silvon Simmons 33:49 Mar 29, 2019
Episode 110: Baby Snatcher 38:51 Mar 15, 2019
Episode 109: Homewrecker 25:36 Mar 1, 2019
Episode 108: The Numbers 34:17 Feb 15, 2019
Episode 107: The Widow and the Winchester 24:53 Feb 1, 2019
Episode 106: Linda 31:48 Jan 18, 2019
Episode 105: Protection 26:13 Dec 21, 2018
Episode 104: Witness 28:21 Dec 7, 2018
Bonus Episode: The Bark 08:09 Nov 30, 2018
Episode 103: Get Out of My House 27:24 Nov 16, 2018
This is Love: How to Live Forever 25:32 Nov 14, 2018
Episode 102: Ride-Along 33:17 Nov 2, 2018
Episode 101: The Fox 25:17 Oct 19, 2018
I'm Phoebe Judge 04:52 Oct 5, 2018
Episode 100: Ten Thousand Feet in the Air 33:58 Oct 5, 2018
Episode 99: Racehorse Haynes 30:22 Sep 21, 2018
Episode 98: The Doctors 23:05 Sep 7, 2018
Episode 97: Palace of Justice 27:51 Aug 17, 2018
Episode 96: On the Run 29:08 Aug 3, 2018
Episode 95: The Job 29:31 Jul 20, 2018
Episode 94: The Chase 23:48 Jul 6, 2018
Episode 93: Lavender Scare 27:06 Jun 15, 2018
Episode 92: Dementia Americana 23:33 Jun 1, 2018
Episode 91: The "It" Girl 29:51 May 18, 2018
Episode 90: Sharks 26:43 May 4, 2018
Episode 89: Shadowing Sheila 30:12 Apr 20, 2018
Episode 88: Cold Case 36:56 Apr 6, 2018
Episode 87: Casper, Wyoming 22:10 Mar 23, 2018
Episode 86: Willie Bosket 29:12 Mar 9, 2018
Episode 85: The Manual 27:31 Feb 23, 2018
A New Show from the Makers of Criminal: Episode 1 31:43 Feb 14, 2018
Episode 84: Masterpiece 27:43 Feb 9, 2018
This Is Love 08:05 Jan 26, 2018
Episode 83: The Mothers 27:36 Jan 26, 2018
Bonus Episode: Like a Page from a Book 24:53 Jan 15, 2018
Episode 82: The Choir 41:31 Jan 12, 2018
Episode 81: Unexpected Guests 36:15 Dec 15, 2017
Episode 80: Photo, Hair, Fingerprint 28:10 Dec 1, 2017
Episode 79: Secrets and Séances 33:44 Nov 17, 2017
Episode 78: The Botanist 23:24 Nov 3, 2017
Episode 77: The Escape 28:10 Oct 20, 2017
Episode 76: The Big Lick 25:35 Oct 6, 2017
Episode 75: The Gatekeeper 26:26 Sep 22, 2017
Episode 74: Catastrophe 32:38 Sep 8, 2017
Episode 73: Carry A. Nation 25:52 Aug 18, 2017
Episode 72: Bears, Birds, and Bones 30:47 Aug 4, 2017
Episode 71: A Bump in the Night 20:24 Jul 21, 2017
Episode 70: The Procedure 26:01 Jul 7, 2017
Episode 69: Becoming Chief Brown 32:21 Jun 16, 2017
Episode 68: All the Time in the World 33:40 Jun 2, 2017
Episode 67: Milk Carton Kids 19:51 May 19, 2017
Episode 66: Bully 29:37 May 5, 2017
Episode 65: The Kingfish 28:44 Apr 21, 2017
Episode 64: 420 18:25 Apr 7, 2017
Episode 63: Rochester, 1991 28:59 Mar 17, 2017
Episode 62: Wildin 25:15 Mar 3, 2017
Episode 61: Vanish 26:58 Feb 17, 2017
Episode 60: Finding Sarah and Philip 22:07 Feb 3, 2017
Episode 59: In Plain Sight 32:04 Jan 20, 2017
Episode 58: Walnut Grove 35:22 Jan 6, 2017
Episode 57: Everyday Genius 21:12 Dec 16, 2016
Episode 56: Don't Let Me See You In The Whirl 18:42 Dec 2, 2016
Episode 55: The Shell Game 18:11 Nov 18, 2016
Episode 54: Melinda and Clarence 34:12 Nov 4, 2016
Episode 53: Melinda and Judy 27:55 Oct 21, 2016
Episode 52: The Checklist 25:51 Oct 7, 2016
Episode 51: Money Tree 28:09 Sep 23, 2016
Episode 50: This is Criminal 39:01 Sep 9, 2016
Episode 49: The Editor 30:04 Aug 26, 2016
Episode 48: Eight Years 25:03 Aug 12, 2016
Episode 47: Brownie Lady 23:44 Jul 15, 2016
Episode 46: Tiger 22:12 Jul 1, 2016
Episode 45: Just Mercy 27:23 Jun 17, 2016
Episode 44: One Eyed Joe 30:35 Jun 3, 2016
Episode 43: 39 Shots 32:20 May 20, 2016
Episode 42: The Finger 18:26 May 6, 2016
Episode 41: Open Case 25:59 Apr 15, 2016
Episode 40: Pappy 26:20 Apr 1, 2016
Episode 39: Either/Or 28:17 Mar 18, 2016
Episode 38: Jolly Jane 27:28 Mar 4, 2016
Episode 37: Hastings 21:34 Feb 19, 2016
Episode 36: Perfect Specimen 24:45 Feb 5, 2016
Episode 35: Pen & Paper 19:49 Jan 22, 2016
Episode 34: The Stay 29:11 Jan 8, 2016
Episode 33: Deep Dive 22:19 Dec 18, 2015
Episode 32: It Looked Like Fire 18:34 Dec 11, 2015
Episode 31: American Dream 22:27 Nov 27, 2015
Episode 30: The Agreement 20:32 Nov 13, 2015
Episode 29: Officer Talon 21:49 Oct 30, 2015
Episode 28: P.D.I.D. 21:10 Oct 9, 2015
Episode 27: No Place Like Home 26:03 Sep 25, 2015
Episode 26: Angie 25:31 Sep 11, 2015
Episode 25: The Portrait 26:57 Aug 28, 2015
Episode 24: Pearl Bryan 20:48 Aug 7, 2015
Episode 23: Triassic Park 21:34 Jul 17, 2015
Episode 22: Ex Libris 22:46 Jun 26, 2015
Episode 21: Bloodlines 22:30 Jun 5, 2015
Episode 20: Gil From London 26:26 May 15, 2015
Episode 19: Mother's Little Helper 20:41 Apr 24, 2015
Episode 18: 695BGK 22:58 Apr 3, 2015
Episode 17: Final Exit 25:05 Mar 13, 2015
Episode 16: Poster Boy 18:42 Feb 20, 2015
Episode 15: He's Neutral 18:05 Jan 30, 2015
Episode 14: The Fifth Suspect 21:51 Jan 9, 2015
Episode 13: The Big Sleep 17:57 Dec 19, 2014
Episode 12: Break The Internet 17:51 Nov 26, 2014
Episode 11: I'm About To Save Your Life 21:31 Oct 30, 2014
Episode 10: Dear Sheila 18:17 Sep 25, 2014
Episode 9: That Crime Of The Month 13:18 Aug 29, 2014
Episode 8: Can't Rock This Boat 19:40 Jul 29, 2014
Episode 7: J.R.R. Ziemba 19:53 Jun 30, 2014
Episode 6: We Lost Them 16:43 May 23, 2014
Episode 5: Dropping Like Flies 23:30 Apr 24, 2014
Episode 4: Call Your Mom 16:54 Mar 28, 2014
Episode 3: The Buck Stops Here 19:30 Feb 28, 2014
Episode 2: Pants On Fire 15:40 Feb 14, 2014
Episode 1: Animal Instincts 21:00 Jan 28, 2014