Jun 20, 2019
This week, Isaac and Demetria discuss an infamous blood libel trial: the story of St. Simon of Trent, and the Jews who were tortured and executed after the city authorities blamed them for the boy's murder.
Jun 6, 2019
This week, we cover our first fictional criminal, the famous Robin Hood! Where do his stories come from? How have they changed? What can they tell us about the relationship between anachronistic fictional criminals and the people who wrote about them?
May 23, 2019
This week: what do painted clothing, fake coins, and dildoes have in common? All of them factor into the career of one of England's most fascinating conmen, the forger William Chaloner!
May 9, 2019
Amanda Jean of the Red Pen Podcast joins Demetria for the story of France's most notorious criminal turned cop. If you enjoy fiction about crime today, you're probably reading something inspired by Vidocq's legacy.
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Apr 25, 2019
This week, Isaac tortures Demetria by forcing her to listen to him talk about baseball. But really, baseball is fun so we should all take joy in her learning about it.
Oh also we'll cover one of the biggest sporting scandals in American history or whatever. It's a tale of labor laws, sports gambling, legal shenanigans,...