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Female Criminals

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The true crime podcast where women aren’t just the victims. Every week, we examine the psychology, motivations, and atrocities of female felons. New episodes come out every Wednesday. Female Criminals is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.

The true crime podcast where women aren’t just the victims. Every week, we examine the psychology, motivations, and atrocities of female felons. New episodes come out every Wednesday. Female Criminals is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.
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United States

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Parcast

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The true crime podcast where women aren’t just the victims. Every week, we examine the psychology, motivations, and atrocities of female felons. New episodes come out every Wednesday. Female Criminals is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.

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English


Episodes

“I Don’t Like Mondays” Pt. 2 - Brenda Spencer

5/15/2019
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On Monday, January 29th, 1979, 16-year-old Brenda Spencer shot 350 rounds at a San Diego Elementary School from her front window. Her family and neighbors were stunned by her violent actions. Brenda's response: "I don't like Mondays. This livens up the day." Sponsors! Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/CRIMINALS to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is. Checking your rate only takes a few minutes—and won’t affect your credit!

Duration:00:49:56

“I Don’t Like Mondays” - Brenda Spencer

5/8/2019
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Before Parkland, before Sandy Hook, was the 1979 mass shooting at Grover Cleveland Elementary School in San Diego. At 8:30AM on Monday, January 29th, 16-year-old Brenda Spencer lined up her .22 rifle and started firing at the schoolyard across the street from her house. Why would the shy teenager go on such a horrific rampage? Sponsors! Best Fiends - Download the 5-star rated mobile game app for FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. That’s FRIENDS without the R, Best Fiends! The...

Duration:00:39:35

“Symbionese Liberation Army” Pt. 2 - Patricia Hearst

5/1/2019
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After two months in captivity, Patricia Hearst sided with her kidnappers, the Symbionese Liberation Army. By the end of 1974, the newspaper heiress turned full-blown urban guerrilla. Sponsors! The Bouqs - Get an extra 20% off when you go to Bouqs.com and enter code FEMALE. Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/CRIMINALS to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is. Checking your rate only takes a few minutes—and won’t affect your credit! That’s Upstart dot com slash CRIMINALS!

Duration:00:47:05

Not Guilty, Vanessa’s new podcast!

4/25/2019
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In this new podcast, we dive into cases resulting in acquittal or exoneration, examining the crimes, trials, and verdicts that make us ask the question: what defines guilt? If you enjoy true crime, courtroom drama, and high stakes storytelling, you won’t want to miss an episode of NOT GUILTY. Subscribe today on Spotify, or wherever you get your shows! In this clip we introduce the unsolved murder of Bonnie Lee Bakley, and the suspicious actions of her husband, actor Robert Blake.

Duration:00:17:37

“Symbionese Liberation Army” - Patricia Hearst

4/24/2019
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In February of 1974, 19-year-old Patricia Hearst was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army. Her captivity would become one of the most well-known cases of Stockholm Syndrome in history. Sponsors! Robinhood - Robinhood is giving listeners of Female Criminals a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help you build your portfolio. Sign up at Criminals.Robinhood.com.

Duration:00:39:41

“The Queen of Mean” Pt. 2 - Leona Helmsley

4/17/2019
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She climbed to the top of New York City’s real estate scene by bullying and blackmailing, earning her the moniker "The Queen of Mean." In the late 1980s, when Leona Helmsley was put on trial for fraud and tax evasion, all the little people she'd stepped on over the years lined up for their chance to take a swing at Leona. Sponsors! Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play! Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/CRIMINALS to find out HOW LOW your Upstart...

Duration:00:56:54

“The Queen of Mean” - Leona Helmsley

4/10/2019
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Born in 1920 to poor, Jewish immigrants, Leona Helsley spent the first 30 years of her life doing whatever it took to rise above her humble origins. She changed her name, bullied her competitors, and, if necessary, skirted the corners of the law, engaging in blackmail and fraud. Parcasters - One of the greatest true crime cases in ever told is also one of the most impactful events in our nation’s history! Can you guess which one it is? Find out now at parcast.com/assassinations

Duration:00:39:18

“Alaskan Love Triangle” Pt. 2 - Mechele Linehan

4/3/2019
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In 1992, nearly a decade after the murder of Kent Leppink, Alaska's Cold Case Unit finally uncovered the evidence needed to charge Mechele Hughes Linehan and John Carlin for his death. But who should face the murder charges? The man who pulled the trigger? Or the woman he killed for? SPONSORS! Upstart - Hurry to Upstart dot com slash CRIMINALS to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is. Checking your rate only takes 2 minutes—and won’t affect your credit!

Duration:00:44:08

“Alaskan Love Triangle” - Mechele Linehan

3/27/2019
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In this special crossover episode with the host of Crimes of Passion, we explore one of Alaska's most notorious cold cases from 1994. Within a year and a half of moving to Alaska, Mechele Linehan was engaged to Kent Leppink. And Scott Hilke. And John Carlin. When one of her fiances was murdered, police weren't sure which player in the bizarre love triangle was responsible. Sponsors! Robinhood - Robinhood is giving listeners of Female Criminals a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to...

Duration:00:43:43

SURVIVAL, a new Parcast podcast!

3/25/2019
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This high intensity Parcast Original series features incredible stories of defying certain death and overcoming insurmountable obstacles, while taking you along for a fast paced thrill ride. To hear the rest how Shin escaped North Korea's Kaechon internment camp, subscribe to SURVIVAL on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts! Thank you for all of your support!

Duration:00:21:23

“Tokyo Rose” Pt. 2 - Iva Toguri

3/20/2019
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She was out of options and desperately searching for a way back to her home to America. In 1945, Iva Toguri, stepped forward and claimed to be the infamous Japanese war broadcaster “Tokyo Rose”. Her bold decision landed her a trip back home, but it came with a steep price. Parcasters - If you haven’t checked out our new show, Crimes of Passion, you’re missing out! Listen to our newest episodes on the Jodi Arias trial at parcast.com/passion

Duration:00:41:51

“Tokyo Rose” - Iva Toguri

3/13/2019
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A Japanese American found herself stranded in Japan after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, unable to return to the United States. To make ends meet, she started working for Radio Tokyo in the early 1940s, broadcasting to American GIs. But did working for the Japanese turn her into a traitor? Sponsors! BetterHelp - Female Criminals listeners get 10% off your first month with discount code CRIMINALS. Go to BetterHelp.com/Criminals. Robinhood - Robinhood is giving listeners of Female Criminals a...

Duration:00:43:38

“Princess Die” Pt. 2 - Diane Downs

3/6/2019
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In 1983, she was accused of shooting her three children in a twisted attempt to prove her love to her boyfriend. The Oregon district attorney feared that Diane Downs would walk free, due to a lack of evidence. All his hopes rested on a star witness: 8-year-old Christie Downs, Diane's oldest daughter. Parcasters - To learn about an iconic event in American history, check out our our new episode on John McCain on HOSTAGE, wherever you get your shows. Listen now at...

Duration:00:49:35

“Princess Die” - Diane Downs

2/27/2019
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She was a mother from Oregon who felt like she never received the love she deserved. In 1983, when Diane Downs finally met a man who gave her the attention she craved, she was willing to sacrifice anything to keep them together. Including her own children. Sponsors! SugarBearHair - Go to SugarBearHair.com/CRIMINALS for amazing hair and a healthier you! Swap.com - Get free shipping on your first purchase when you go to Swap.com/Criminals! Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/CRIMINALS to find...

Duration:00:47:30

“Belle Starr” Pt. 2 - Myra Maybelle Shirley

2/20/2019
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Known for stealing from the rich, and giving to the poor, newspapers called her "The Bandit Queen." But was Wild West anti-hero Belle Starr actually guilty of being a thief, or was she simply married to one? In 1889, her notorious reputation would result in a bloody ending only reserved for an American outlaw. Parcasters - Love may have brought Belle Starr to her grave, but she isn’t alone! Learn about more criminal couples on our new podcast CRIMES OF PASSION. Listen today at...

Duration:00:47:31

Harold Nokes Pt. 1 - Crimes of Passion, a new Parcast podcast!

2/19/2019
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They say there is a thin line between love and hate… in this podcast, we’re going to find out exactly how thin it is, by exploring the most incredible stories of murderous spouses, criminal couples, love triangles gone wrong, and so much more! Listen to the rest of Episode 1 on Edwin and Wilma Hoyt NOW! By searching for CRIMES OF PASSION and subscribing wherever you listen to podcasts, thank you!

Duration:00:17:53

“Belle Starr” - Myra Maybelle Shirley

2/13/2019
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She grew up during the Civil War and supported the Confederacy. When Belle Starr married her first husband, a notorious horse thief, she was plunged into a world of outlaws in the postwar era of the 1870s and 80s. Was she a bystander to her husband's crimes? Or complicit in his reign of terror in the Wild West? Sponsors! BetterHelp - Female Criminals listeners get 10% off your first month with discount code CRIMINALS when you go to BetterHelp.com/Criminals. Proven Innocent - Proven...

Duration:00:43:27

“Torture Mother” Pt. 2 - Gertrude Baniszewski

2/6/2019
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After months of torment and abuse in the summer of 1965, Sylvia Likens stopped fighting back. No one would find out what was happening in Gertrude Baniszweski's house of horrors until it was far too late. By the time it’s over, Baniszweski wouldn’t be the only person convicted of manslaughter and murder. Sponsors! BetterHelp - Female Criminals listeners get 10% off the first month with discount code CRIMINALS. Proven Innocent - Proven Innocent Premieres Friday, February 15th at 9/8c, only...

Duration:00:48:24

“Torture Mother” - Gertrude Baniszewski

1/30/2019
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In the summer of 1965 in Indiana, teenagers Sylvia and Jenny Likens were invited to stay in the home of their friend's mother, Gertrude Baniszewski. Only one of them would leave the house alive. Parcasters - After this episode of Female Criminals, go check out our new show Extraterrestrial and learn about the abduction of Barney and Betty Hill. Listen at parcast.com/extraterrestrial

Duration:00:46:18

“Flamingo” Pt. 2 - Virginia Hill

1/23/2019
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Mobster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel was perhaps the only man Virginia Hill ever loved. He also brought her closer than ever to a bloody downfall at the hands of the Mafia. Shortly before Bugsy’s assassination in 1947, Hill fled to Paris, leading to questions about her knowledge of his impending death. Sponsors! Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/CRIMINALS to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is! Checking your rate only takes 2 minutes—and won’t affect your credit!

Duration:00:53:03