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  1. Criminal 41: Open Case

    Since 1965, there’s been an unsolved murder in Houston, Texas. The main suspect managed to disappear and police were never able to find him. The case is still considered open. In 1997, a couple of accountants decided to look into the murders, and were able to uncover evidence that the police missed. They think they’ve solved the mystery.


    —Huffduffed by Clampants

  2. Criminal 40: Pappy Van Winkle bourbon

    When it comes to the bourbon Pappy Van Winkle, it doesn’t matter who you are or how much money you have — you can’t get it unless you’re exceptionally lucky or willing to break the law. The Pappy frenzy has law enforcement, bartenders, and even the Van Winkle family themselves wringing their hands.


    —Huffduffed by Clampants

  3. Radiolab - Reasonable Doubt

    Update: Watched "Making a Murderer" and pining for an update to our Reasonable Doubt segment? Producer Pat Walters sat down with the producers of "Making and Murderer" to talk about their show and we have an update for you! (Which you’ll hear at the very end of this segment.)

    On July 29th, 1985, a 36-year-old woman named Penny Beerntsen went for a jog on the beach near her home. About a mile into her run, she passed a man in a leather jacket, said hello and kept running. On her way back, he re-appeared. What happened next would cause Penny to question everything she thought she knew about judging people — and, in the end, her ability to be certain of anything.


    —Huffduffed by Clampants

  4. 99% Invisible 181: Milk Carton Kids

    On a Sunday morning in 1982, in Des Moines, Iowa, Johnny Gosch left his house to begin his usual paper route. A short time later, his parents were awakened by a phone call–it was a neighbor—their paper hadn’t come. When the Gosches went looking for Johnny they found only his red wagon full of newspapers, abandoned on the sidewalk.

    Johnny Gosch was 13 when he disappeared. He had blue eyes and dirty blond hair with a small gap between his front teeth. And his would be the first face of a missing child ever printed on a milk carton.


    —Huffduffed by Clampants

  5. Gimlet Media | » #30 The Man in the FBI Hat

    When successful internet entrepreneur Robert Hoquim died, the people who knew him found out they actually didn’t know him at all.


    —Huffduffed by adactio

  6. 99% Invisible 165: The Nutshell Studies

    The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore, Maryland is a busy place. Anyone who dies unexpectedly in the state of Maryland will end up there for an autopsy. On an average day, they might perform twelve autopsies; on more hectic day, they might do more than twenty.

    But there’s one room on the fourth floor that sits apart from the buzz of normal activity. It feels a bit like an art gallery.

    This room houses the “Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death.”


    —Huffduffed by Clampants

  7. Spring-heeled Jack, Mystery Assailant! | Stuff You Missed in History Class: The Podcast

    Most people are familiar with Jack the Ripper, but Victorian England was also plagued by an odd character named Spring-Heeled Jack. Were reports of this bounding scoundrel a symptom of mass hysteria, or something factual? Tune in to learn more.


    —Huffduffed by Clampants

  8. Reply All 17: The Time Traveler And The Hitman

    In 1997, John Silveira wrote a joke classified ad in a tiny publication called Backwoods Home Magazine asking if anyone wanted to travel back in time with him. A lot of people took him seriously. What do you do when everyone wants you to fix the worst mistakes they’ve ever made.

    —Huffduffed by Clampants

  9. Even the creator of ‘broken windows’ policing thought it could lead to racial problems | Public Radio International

    George Kelling was one of the two men who developed "broken windows" policing, which minority communities say unfairly targets them. But Kelling says the theory is misunderstood and even easily misapplied in potentially racist ways, even as it may have helped drive down crime rates nationwide.


    —Huffduffed by briansuda

  10. To The Best of Our Knowledge: True Detective’s Nic Pizzolatto (extnded interview)

    HBO’s hit series "True Detective" is an uncanny blend of police procedural and metaphysical inquiry, set in the Louisiani bayous. In this exclusive interview, creator and writer Nic Pizzolatto tells Steve Paulson the backstory to the show, and provides a glimpse at what’s in store for season 2 (hint: it won’t take place in Louisiana).

    —Huffduffed by adactio

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