Crime Crazy Podcast
Crime Crazy Classic - Season 3, Episode 10 - In which all you need is a typewriter and plenty of time

Crime Crazy Classic - Season 3, Episode 10 - In which all you need is a typewriter and plenty of time

December 12, 2019

When you're in prison, there's not much to do. Some people read; some learn a trade; and one guy made tens of thousands of dollars!

Then, we revisit the Cecil and a case we mentioned previously. It's tragic, and it's unsolved. But it's also full of fascinating details!

Bonus: Diana *might* end up on next week's episode, and we chat about the cutest animal you've never heard of!

Crime Crazy Classic - Season 3, Episode 12 - In which we define Crime Crazy

Crime Crazy Classic - Season 3, Episode 12 - In which we define Crime Crazy

December 5, 2019

Close your eyes and picture the craziest crime story?

Do you picture the "Crime for Dummies" version? Everything cliche and sterotypical? Like someone sat down and asked themselves "what would a criminal do" and then did just that? (no one would do that. That's Crazy).

Or is it more like a crime story that might have been made up by a couple of high-as-balls 12-year-olds asked to write a crime story for their creative writing class?

Crime Crazy Classic - Season 3, Episode 21 - In which there’s an eggplant. And a pigeon.

Crime Crazy Classic - Season 3, Episode 21 - In which there’s an eggplant. And a pigeon.

November 28, 2019

No, we didn't reuse last week's episode. It's just that we actually found ANOTHER couple stories with things like Australia, eggplant, pigeons...

Happy Thanksgiving! Don't forget to save your loved one some turkey!

Crime Crazy Classic - Season 3, Episode 20 - In which there is an undeclared eggplant
Crime Crazy Classic - Season 3, Episode 7 - In which marriages don’t work out for anyone

Crime Crazy Classic - Season 3, Episode 7 - In which marriages don’t work out for anyone

November 14, 2019

A wife goes missing - for decades. Who is the most obvious suspect? Could it be the man who never really reported her missing? (CALL. YOUR. PEOPLE!)

A husband is murdered, and his body desecrated in a terribly upsetting way. Who should be questioned first?

Crime Crazy Classic! Season 2, Episode 10 - In which we first met DIANA!

Crime Crazy Classic! Season 2, Episode 10 - In which we first met DIANA!

October 31, 2019

This month we're replaying some favorites and where better to start than with the first time we ever met Diana!?

 

"I swear I haven't murdered Jordan and taken her body to the middle of the ocean and chopped her into small, edible pieces for all manner of sea li- You know what? That's a lot of detail. 

No, this week, I have replaced Jordan (who wanted a massage instead of a snowstorm) with your special thank-you-for-being-patient-with-a-late-episode surprise: DIANA (who is apparently cool with snow, and scheduled her massage for later in the week)!

Diana puts Jordan and me to shame with a thesis, a library book, and typed, color-coded notes, as well as an awesome story of murder, kidnapping, bank robbery, and surprisingly-good music!

Then we learn about ectrodactyly, the circus, and a murderous family!"

In which we fear abductions - Crime Cozy 2019, E4

In which we fear abductions - Crime Cozy 2019, E4

October 24, 2019

Our last Crime Cozy of the season features a stranger abduction, which you’ll be relieved to know hardly EVER happens. We end the month with some great cozy and a really adorable fact of the week. 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Kelsey_Smith

Kidnapped children make headlines, but abduction is rare in U.S.

 

And don’t forget! If you want to help other victims of sexual assault, please consider a donation to End the Backlog (www.endthebacklog.org).  This organizations goal is to eliminate the existing backlog of untested rape kits across the United States and prevent a backlog from ever happening again through several major initiatives, including legislative campaigns, federal advocacy, accountability and transparency, training and technical assistance, education and awareness, and research.   

 

In which we fear rape - Crime Cozy 2019, E3

In which we fear rape - Crime Cozy 2019, E3

October 23, 2019

Sexual assault is FAR to common and underreported, although it is true that you’re much less likely to be assaulted by a stranger, which may bring you a little cozy. This week, we explore the case of a serial rapist who got himself caught in the most ridiculous way and talk about resources for victims.

 

https://thehollywoodunlocked.com/serial-rapist-caught-after-joining-police-department/

 

https://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/serial-rape-suspect-kenneth-thomas-bowen-iii-was-police-recruit-in-clayton-county

 

https://www.news-daily.com/news/clayton-serial-rape-suspect-denied-bond-back-in-court-sept/article_1ea4fc9e-ce5b-11e9-86e0-e3465c5ef2a1.html

 

https://www.livescience.com/63092-butterflies-drink-turtle-tears.html

 

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

https://www.rainn.org/safety-prevention

 

If you want to help other victims of sexual assault, please consider a donation to End the Backlog (www.endthebacklog.org).  This organizations goal is to eliminate the existing backlog of untested rape kits across the United States and prevent a backlog from ever happening again through several major initiatives, including legislative campaigns, federal advocacy, accountability and transparency, training and technical assistance, education and awareness, and research.   

In which we fear mugging - Crime Cozy 2019, Episode 2

In which we fear mugging - Crime Cozy 2019, Episode 2

October 9, 2019

 

If you’re walking at night, especially if you’re a woman, I bet you carry your keys a specific way. I bet your phone is near your hand. I bet you’re extra alert when rounding corners or turning down dark streets. After all, there’s almost certainly a mugger right around that bend!

 

Or is there?

 

This week we talk about muggings, how common they are, and what you can do to protect yourself. 

 

Resources:

https://nypost.com/2019/07/22/baltimores-new-deputy-police-commissioner-gets-mugged-at-gunpoint/

 

https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/crime/bs-md-ci-cr-robbery-arrest-20190726-bccgfwcepbgrph5tky7bghp4v4-story.html

 

https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/crime/bs-md-ci-cr-deputy-commissioner-robbery-arrest-20190802-sfeajv4txjc3dktmb2e5ddivs4-story.html

 

https://www.today.com/news/how-avoid-getting-mugged-veteran-thief-tells-all-t108927

 

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/01/03/5-facts-about-crime-in-the-u-s/

 

https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2018/crime-in-the-u.s.-2018/topic-pages/robbery

In which we fear stalking - Crime Cozy 2019 - Episode 1

In which we fear stalking - Crime Cozy 2019 - Episode 1

October 2, 2019

It’s time for sweaters, pumpkin spice candles, and a crackling fire. It’s Crime Cozy!

Our first episode focuses on stalking, because who isn’t worried that an angry ex or obsessed superfan is secretly watching your every move, waiting for the right moment to strike?! 

But don’t worry. Crime Cozy means we’ll also be (trying to) comfort you with some stats and helpful tips to protect yourself. 

 

Resources:

https://www.sciencealert.com/a-newly-discovered-species-of-electric-eel-packs-a-record-breaking-shock

https://www.newsweek.com/police-fined-19-year-old-wasting-their-time-stalking-complaints-then-she-was-1392114

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Shana_Grice#Stalking

Wikipedia: Stalking

Bureau of Justice Statistics:  Stalking 

VictimsofCrime.org:  Stalking Statistics and Data  (One pager here)

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