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What does it feel like to pick up the phone and scam someone out of $50 million? This is the story of Gilbert Chikli, one of the greatest con artists of all time. Host and award-winning journalist Evan Ratliff investigates how Chikli duped some of the world’s most powerful people into handing over their fortunes. He explores how Chikli evaded the law for years and became a Robin Hood-like hero. More than just a tale of criminal genius, this is a show about the moment we’re living in right no ...
 
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Criminology

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Criminology

Emash Digital & Mike Ferguson, Mike Morford

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Criminology is a true crime podcast that takes a deep dive into some of the most famous cases in the annals of crime. Hosts Mike Ferguson and Mike Morford will give you every details of these infamous crimes. New episodes come out every Saturday night at 10 PM.
 
The Fall Line® is a deep-dive true-crime podcast focused on missing people, unsolved homicides, and unidentified persons whose cold cases have gotten little—if any—media attention. Through narrative storytelling, primary and archival research, and expert and family interviews, The Fall Line introduces listeners to victims and survivors they’ve never heard of. . . and explores the reasons why their cases were ignored in the first place.
 
Three women say they were abused by the same Arizona police officer over nearly a decade. When they seek justice, all of them are kept in the dark about his record of lying and illegal conduct – one goes to prison based entirely on his false testimony. We give police officers incredible power and authority but how can citizens trust law enforcement without transparency and accountability? This season on Verified: Full Disclosure, the story of what happens in one state when law enforcement of ...
 
True Crime Brewery is a true crime podcast unlike any other! Husband and wife, Jill and Dick, use their medical knowledge and life experiences to take a deep dive into some of the most fascinating crimes from all over the world. Just for fun, Dick uses his expertise as a craft beer lover to review and/or recommend beers from the regions where each crime occurred. Meet them at the quiet end of the bar for a craft brew and a no-holds-barred true crime discussion.
 
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Will Be Wild

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Will Be Wild

Pineapple Street Studios | Wondery | Amazon Music

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Will Be Wild is a new 8-part series about the forces that led to the January 6th insurrection and what comes next. Through in-depth stories from a wide range of characters – from people who tried to stop the attack to those who took part – hosts Andrea Bernstein and Ilya Marritz explore the ongoing effort to bring autocracy to America, the lasting damage that effort is doing to our democracy, and the fate of our attempts to combat those anti-democratic forces. Because January 6th wasn't the ...
 
Long time NFL star and Ivy League-educated Seth Payne welcomes you to Deceptively Fast. While the podcast promises break downs and unique takes on all of the biggest sports stories, it also features a weekly episode with an expert. The experts range from authors and dieticians to comedians and scientists, offering you a taste of everything that piques Seth’s interest - including health and physical/mental fitness. On the football side, you’ll hear from current and former players, Seth’s form ...
 
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For more than three and a half decades, the disappearance of 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews was a mystery – a riddle neither authorities nor her family members could solve. The residents of her cloistered Colorado hometown had scoured every inch of prairie. Jonelle’s face had been on milk cartons nationwide. Even the President of the United States ha…
 
In the Middle Ages, swans could be found everywhere from ponds, lakes, and moats, to shields, tombs, and stories. This week, Danièle speaks with Natalie Goodison about how these beautiful birds have made a lasting impact on Western culture in wide-ranging and unexpected ways. You can support this podcast and Medievalists.net on Patreon - go to http…
 
Delia Cai is the senior vanities correspondent for Vanity Fair and publishes the media newsletter Deez Links. Her debut novel Central Places is out this week. “This was in like, 2011, where I think actual journalists were still trying to figure out ‘Is it gross to be a brand?’ And at least in school, they were all about it. They’re like, ‘You need …
 
We are honored to have two very special guests with us Sarah Ann Masse, and Rowena Chiu who both say they were victims of sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein. Sarah Ann and Rowena tell us their stories, and the aftermath of their assaults. They have each become fierce advocates for other survivors and are still trying to shed light on HW’s enablers …
 
Hosted by Ash Kelley and Alaina Urquhart from the hit show Morbid. When 90-year-old Laurence Pilgeram drops dead on the sidewalk outside his condo, you might think that’s the end of his story. But, really, it’s just the beginning. Because Laurence and others like him have signed up to be frozen and brought back to life in the future. And that belie…
 
Peggy Orenstein is a journalist and author. Her latest book is Unraveling. “The challenge is… to not want to say, I need to know what the book is about. I need to have my chapters. I need to know what exactly I'm looking for. Because it's really scary to just go out and report and have trust that there's going to be interesting things and that if y…
 
Part three in our three-part series covering the disappearance and murder of Chairo Garibay Ferreyra: on December 11th, 2005, 20 year-old Chairo disappeared; she’d planned on attending church with her family in Olivehurst, California, but she never arrived.She was reported missing to the Yuba County Sheriff, and both her family and law enforcement …
 
We wrap up our coverage of Laci and Conner Peterson’s case by discussing Laci’s autopsy report and dispelling many rumors and misinformation about what the medical examiner found. We also delve into other false narratives still swirling around this horrific double murder. Many of you have reached out thanking us for our detailed analysis and being …
 
Hosted by Ash Kelley and Alaina Urquhart from the hit show Morbid. When 90-year-old Laurence Pilgeram drops dead on the sidewalk outside his condo, you might think that’s the end of his story. But, really, it’s just the beginning. Because Laurence and others like him have signed up to be frozen and brought back to life in the future. And that belie…
 
Registered Nurse Julie Keown had goals for her life: start a family, purchase a home, advance in her career. She just needed to stay the course while her husband completed his MBA at Harvard and they would be all set. But sadly, Julie’s life was cruelly cut short and she didn’t live to see the future which she had worked and planned for all her lif…
 
Hosted by Ash Kelley and Alaina Urquhart from the hit show Morbid. When 90-year-old Laurence Pilgeram drops dead on the sidewalk outside his condo, you might think that’s the end of his story. But, really, it’s just the beginning. Because Laurence and others like him have signed up to be frozen and brought back to life in the future. And that belie…
 
Ana Walshe, a 39-year-old mother of three boys ages 2, 4 and 6 and who was a successful real estate executive from Cohasset, Massachusetts, disappeared sometime after having dinner with her husband and a friend just this past New Year's Eve. She was reported missing by her employer, not her husband Brian Walshe, who claims he last saw her on New Ye…
 
Unfiltered, opinionated, and joyful, the Wife of Bath stands out from Chaucer's Canterbury crowd, interjecting, interrupting, and endearing herself to readers for over six centuries. This week, Danièle speaks with Marion Turner about the literary life and legacy of this unforgettable character. The creator and host of The Medieval Podcast is Danièl…
 
Jonathan Goldstein is an audio producer and the host of Heavyweight. “I wasn’t taking myself very seriously, initially. I liked working with my friends and family because I think I was a little more comfortable with them. Then in the second season people were writing in with real problems, and they were looking at me as a kind of expert. It was ter…
 
Part two in our three-part series covering the disappearance and murder of Chairo Garibay Ferreyra: on December 11th, 2005, 20 year-old Chairo disappeared; she’d planned on attending church with her family in Olivehurst, California, but she never arrived.She was reported missing to the Yuba County Sheriff, and both her family and law enforcement be…
 
The Real Crime Profile team continues to play “whack a mole” with all the conspiracy theories and false narratives that seek to put the blame of the brutal murder of Laci and Conner Peterson on anyone else except who really committed this crime and that person is Scott Peterson. Laura makes some interesting observations about other media interviews…
 
Early in the morning hours of Sunday November 13th, Ethan Chapin, 20; and roommates Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21 were brutally murdered in the Moscow Idaho home shared by the young women. Since that day, this case has been in the news nonstop as the speculations about the murderer, the why’s and how’s of the crime …
 
On January 1, 1404, a Florentine named Gregorio Dati wrote down his good intentions in his "secret ledger" to keep himself accountable. This week, Danièle revisits Dati's New Year's resolutions and the life of this colourful medieval silk merchant. You can also help support the podcast and Medievalists.net through our Patreon – go to https://www.pa…
 
For more than three and a half decades, the disappearance of 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews was a mystery – a riddle neither authorities nor her family members could solve. The residents of her cloistered Colorado hometown had scoured every inch of prairie. Jonelle’s face had been on milk cartons nationwide. Even the President of the United States ha…
 
Today we are joined by Retired FBI agent Bobby Chacon, who led the dive team searching for the rest of Laci Peterson’s remains in east San Francisco Bay, after her torso was discovered on the shore. Bobby recounts in deep detail what it was like on the ground during the search, his observations about the site and what he thinks happened to Laci and…
 
Katy Vine is an executive editor for Texas Monthly. “This is a huge state. There’s so much, and it’s different everywhere you look. You just go to Houston and there’s worlds within worlds within worlds just within the one city. You go to San Antonio and you’re in a different country, and you go to Dallas, you’re in a totally different country. … It…
 
On December 11th, 2005, 20 year-old Chairo disappeared; she’d planned on attending church with her family in Olivehurst, California, but she never showed. She was reported missing to the Yuba County Sheriff, and both her family and law enforcement began a search that extended through Christmas. It would be five weeks before Chairo was found. Though…
 
McKay Everett was the adored only child of Paulette and Carl Everett. The tight-knit family of three lived a comfortable life in an upscale subdivision in Conroe, Texas, a town just a few miles north of Houston. Crime was uncommon in the Everett’s neighborhood, but they still took precautions, including the installation of a home security system. J…
 
For more than three and a half decades, the disappearance of 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews was a mystery – a riddle neither authorities nor her family members could solve. The residents of her cloistered Colorado hometown had scoured every inch of prairie. Jonelle’s face had been on milk cartons nationwide. Even the President of the United States ha…
 
Michael Griffey was murdered at the end of December 2005. He was found in the garage on January 2nd after a New Year's Eve celebration had occurred at the house. Michael and his wife Diane were married for 20 years and had three children, but they were essentially living separate lives. In fact, they were each seeing other people while still living…
 
Khabat Abbas is an independent journalist and video producer from northeastern Syria, and the winner of the 2021 Kurt Schork News Fixer Award. ”I can see from my experience that there is a gap between the editors, who are kind of elites in their luxury offices, and the amazing journalists who are in the field, who all sympathize with what they are …
 
We finish our analysis of Diane Sawyer’s interview with Scott Peterson where she drills him with tough questions. Laura and Jim share what they see and hear in his answers. You can watch the interview for yourself on the link below. Watch then listen to our conversation. https://abcnews.go.com/US/video/april-24-2003-scott-peterson-speaks-49711850 #…
 
In 1985, Ventura County teen Tyra Garcia disappeared; her family knew she hadn’t run away, but they saw local authorities assumed Tyra would return. That was the attitude until Tyra’s body was discovered in an orchard near her home, wrapped in a blanket, and tied with a cord. Now, Tyra’s sister Tanya has had her case ‘reactiviated’ and, with the he…
 
Chloé Cooper Jones is a philosopher and journalist whose work has appeared in GQ, The Verge, The Believer and many other publications. Her new book is Easy Beauty. ”I literally didn't talk to anyone in my life about disability until I was, like, 30. Ever. Not my husband, not my friends, as little as possible to my own mother. I had this very bad id…
 
In 1985, Ventura County teen Tyra Garcia disappeared; her family knew she hadn’t run away, but they saw local authorities assumed Tyra would return. That was the attitude until Tyra’s body was discovered in an orchard near her home, wrapped in a blanket, and tied with a cord. Now, Tyra’s sister Tanya has had her case ‘reactivated’ and, with the hel…
 
Laura and Jim analyze what they see as well as hear in a very important interview that Scott Peterson gave January 27th 2003 to Diane Sawyer, just over a month after his pregnant wife Laci went missing. What are some clues in his answers and reactions to Sawyer's questions? You can watch the interview on the link below. Watch for yourself then list…
 
Dave Biscobing uncovers more and more layers of police deception in Arizona, but even he can’t believe what happens when he’s leaked some key testimony. He unpacks a plot aimed at framing, silencing and punishing police critics. And after years of his reporting and decades of misconduct, the US Department of Justice steps in to investigate further.…
 
The Heather Rich Story Heather Rich was only 16-years-old when she was brutally victimized by people she knew and trusted. A petite and pretty girl with translucent gray-blue eyes, Heather liked to laugh and she enjoyed the attention of her peers. But adolescence is not everything that they make it out to be in the movies. As a cheerleader and a no…
 
This week, we are re-releasing our Carolina Girls series. Each episode, we’ll start by providing updates in the cases we covered. In the final episode of the Carolina Girls series, we begin with the kidnapping and murder of Malakia Logan of Greenwood, South Carolina, and then delve into the disappearance of Aaliyah Bell of Rock Hill--the most recen…
 
David Wolman is the author of six books and a magazine features writer who has written for Wired, Outside, and The New York Times. His latest article is ”Vanished in the Pacific.” “I feel like conversations about characters, character development, strong characters gets a little nauseating in my field sometimes because it’s like, of course — you ne…
 
This week, we are re-releasing our Carolina Girls series. Each episode, we’ll start by providing updates in the cases we covered. In Part 3 of the Carolina Girls series, we begin with a vignette on Shakeima Cabbagestalk, who disappeared in the 1990s, and NiShan Huff, an honors graduate who was murdered in her own apartment in Greenville, South Caro…
 
Jim and Laura continue to behaviorally and forensically deconstruct the movements, actions, inactions, and lies of Scott Peterson after the disappearance of his pregnant wife Laci Peterson. Why did he decide to go fishing in that particular spot 90 miles away from his home instead of the many closer water bodies, better suited to his boat? What do …
 
This week, we are re-releasing our Carolina Girls series. Each episode, we’ll start by providing updates in the cases we covered. In part two of the Carolina Girls series, we conclude the story of North Carolinian Brittany Locklear, who was kidnapped and murdered in 1998, and discuss the disappearance of another girl--Eva DeBruhl--whose case was, f…
 
Clint Peterson walks into the police department one night in Superior, Arizona to pick up a friend and ends up with a beating. The town’s police department is filled with cops who have histories. It's why investigative reporter Dave Biscobing created and published his own list of officers whose past should be public. Learn more about your ad choice…
 
This week, we are re-releasing our Carolina Girls series. Each episode, we’ll start by providing updates in the cases we covered. In this episode, the first of a four-part series, we tell the stories of a number of missing and murdered girls and women from the Carolinas, both contemporary and historical. We touch on the stories of Asha Degree, Sher…
 
We continue our analysis of Scott Peterson’s behavior before and after Laci Peterson went missing on Christmas Eve 2002. We discuss the book “For Laci” that Laci’s mother, Sharon Rocha wrote which gives a lot of insight about that time. Sharon specifically writes about Laci’s pregnancy and Scott’s disinterest bordering on avoidance of becoming a ne…
 
Clint Smith is a poet and a staff writer for The Atlantic. His most recent book is How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America and his latest feature is “Monuments to the Unthinkable.” “I've been to a lot of places that carry a history of death and slaughter and murder. I've been on plantations. I've been in execu…
 
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