When did we lose the right to cross the street wherever and whenever we wanted?
One of the most important trials in recorded history might not have happened.
It’s time to take to the sea in style. Why did a gentleman abandon a life of luxury to become a pirate? And how did one of the most incompetent ship captains in history end up sailing with Blackbeard himself?
The interrogation records of three criminals tell part of the story of a secret religious movement that tried to topple…
In a follow-up to our episode about one very slick criminal, we’re taking listeners through a tour of Denver’s seedy…
What happens when you put a bunch of philosophers in charge of investigating crimes? You end up with one of the most organized and longest-lasting criminal codes in human history. We’re going back to Imperial China to examine the case of a deadly dispute over a handful of beans.
Richard Lawrence was full of lead. On one fateful day in 1835, he decided to fill President Andrew Jackson with lead too.
One of the most violent players in the NHL got famous for his illegal moves, bench-clearing brawls, and on-ice mooning. But his real criminal career got started after his hockey career ended.
In 1969, a group of graduate students had a great time smashing up a car. Their very strange psychology experiment is responsible for some of the most racist policing practices in America today.
A group of thieves set their sights on the greatest wealth stockpile of them all: the Global Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve. All they needed was a network of truckers, black market syrup smugglers, and shady dealers willing to get their fingers sticky for a sweet payoff.