It’s the very first episode of the Criminal Records podcast! In this episode, we talk a bit about why we’re doing the podcast, how legal codes aren’t universal, and the difference between calling a historical figure a criminal and calling them a bad or morally wrong person.

Featured image: The Trial of Bill Burns. Bill Burns actually isn’t the donkey in this painting–he was convicted for animal cruelty under a groundbreaking 1822 act in the UK. The prosecutor, Richard Martin, brought a donkey Burns abused to court. (Image source)

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