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Criminal Records Podcast

Jul 18, 2019

This week, we're talking about Fred Korematsu, whose great crime was <check notes> being in the place where he was born.  How did America get to the point of incarcerating its own citizens in the 1940s? And what does that story have to tell us about today? 

Jul 3, 2019

This week, Demetria and Isaac investigate the serial killer Nannie Doss, whose husbands kept mysteriously dying after eating things she'd prepared. Surely that must be some sort of unfortunate coincidence!

We're releasing this one a day early since the American crowd will be celebrating on July 4th. Watch out for any...

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!