Favorite Episodes of Criminal
No particular order. Listen at thisiscriminal.com or iTunes. You know how to find podcasts, right?
- •The Portrait, Episode 25This episode is just so so good. It's haunting, scary. It's about a man who kills almost his entire family on New Year's Eve, but along the way we get to know an entire North Carolina town.
- •The Agreement, Episode 30Did you know you can get arrested for agreeing to commit a crime? Even if you didn't actually do it? The US Justice system is WILD y'all.
- •Angie, Episode 26A professional soccer player helps solve a murder. It turns out that many of the qualities that made him a great soccer player help him solve the murder. I also really love that we hear the victim's full name in the episode, it's a little thing but means a lot to me.
- •Final Exit, Episode 17If you have a terminal illness and are mentally competent, there is a group of people who will sit with you while you commit suicide. Even if it means the FBI will track their every move.
- •Poster Boy, Episode 16How do we handle a child who kills his parents? This episode has wild 19th century "science" and made me realize that intense public debate over senseless murder isn't anything new.
- •It Looked Like Fire, Episode 32A perspective on Ferguson that you've never heard before. I love to hear the story behind famous pieces of journalism, and this is such a lovely portrait of both the photographer and the subject.
- •Triassic Park, Episode 33This story is about the Petrified Forest National Park- visitors have been stealing petrified wood and it's a real problem. This story was wild to listen to because while listening I thought more than once "I'd probably steal a little piece" even though I know it's wrong (and there might be a curse??)
- •Perfect Specimen, Episode 36Live oaks are my favorite trees in the world, they're deeply southern, mysterious, wonderful. That someone would poison a tree is wild and made me so angry. Yet this story makes me feel good about people in general.