Criminal Broads

Criminal Broads

Criminal Broads is a true crime + history podcast about wild women who’ve ended up on the wrong side of the law, whether for leading a cult, serially murdering their husbands, swindling billionaires, or faking ectoplasm. The podcast is hosted by Tori Telfer, author of “Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History.”

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September 1, 2021 72 min

The ugly: Nazis. The bad: a husband killed in battle. The good: one spunky, silly, kinda-loopy, very brave young woman. Meet Violette Szabo, the secret agent who packed a machine gun…just in case she ran into any Nazis on her mission.  

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Sharon Wiggins killed a man in a bank robbery gone wrong when she was seventeen. Her state locked her up for life, no chance of parole. Then the Supreme Court stepped in, and Sharon started dreaming. This is the story of a woman with a dubious superlative: the longest-serving juvenile lifer in the world.

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In 1978, a man left Mary Vincent for dead. Ten years later, she told a journalist she’d never get over it. This is a story about surviving and about the narrative of the survivor—what we want from her, what she can’t always give us.

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August 11, 2021 55 min

In the 1950s, two lonely, imaginative teenage girls became best friends. Before long they had convinced themselves that they were the most mad, genius girls in the world. And then they began to dream of murder.

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August 4, 2021 48 min

“Imagine at the age of 16 being sex-trafficked by a pimp named Kutthroat.” That was how the meme about Cyntoia Brown started. Cyntoia herself couldn’t believe it when she heard Kim Kardashian was tweeting about her. After a lifetime of being thought of as a bad kid—people were suddenly on her side?

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July 28, 2021 63 min

One night in September, a white lady in a long green dress reported that she’d been the victim of a horrific crime. Her story transformed Hawaii—some people were outraged, some were sure she was lying. And then her mother got involved.

Read David Stannard’s book on the Massie case here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/291248/honor-killing-by-david-e-stannard/

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July 21, 2021 47 min

Hannah Overton loved kids. Everyone who knew her thought she was a wonderful mother. But then she found herself in court, with the media calling her a baby-killer and people on the witness stand saying she was a psychopath.

Read Pamela Colloff’s article here: https://www.texasmonthly.com/news-politics/hannah-and-andrew/

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July 14, 2021 59 min

Poor Pam Hupp and her bad luck. First her best friend Betsy gets stabbed 55 times. Then her mother falls off a balcony. Then she gets KIDNAPPED. And now Pam, who wouldn’t hurt a fly, is in prison for life?! Some people just can’t catch a break, no matter how hard they lie.

Read Jeanette Cooperman’s longform piece on Pam: https://www.stlmag.com/longform/pam-hupp/

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Catherine Pileggi went from a flight attendant to a multimillionaire’s girlfriend. But after eighteen years, her relationship was on the rocks. Then one night—someone cracked. Was it him? Or was it her?


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When Blanche Wright was captured in 1980, police said they’d found a vicious killer. And for decades, no one dug any further to find out who the real Blanche was. Michael Wilson of the New York Times comes on the podcast to tell us her story.

Read Michael’s article on Blanche here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/26/nyregion/prince-charming-hit-man.html?searchResultPosition=1

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Faithful friends, how could I conclude sister month without interviewing MY OWN SISTER? Enjoy this mini just-for-fun interview with the iconic Anna Telfer, actress, little sis, and—controversially—someone who once identified with Kitty in Pride and Prejudice.

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June 23, 2021 60 min

June and Jennifer Gibbons made a pact with each other when they were eight: they weren’t going to speak to anyone but each other. Decades later, they found themselves in a high-security psychiatric hospital, putting the final touches on their pact that had turned surreal, all-encompassing, and…deadly.

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June 17, 2021 14 min

Hi, my loves! I'm super excited to introduce you all to Sinisterhood, a true crime comedy podcast that covers all things creepy and gives you the deep dives and thorough research you want. Best friends and long time comedians Christie Wallace and Heather McKinney cover serial killers, disappearances, cults, cryptids—and even do legal deep dives into things like the Britney Spears conservatorship. If you like this preview, subsc...

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Welcome to week three of SISTER MONTH. The three Khachaturyan sisters liked to take selfies and go to the movies. They looked like typical teenage girls from the outside—but behind the scenes, they were locked in a house of horrors with their cruel father and a wall covered in angels.

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Welcome to week two of SISTER MONTH. Today we’re traveling to the midcentury Dominican Republic, where three of the four Mirabal sisters are facing off against notorious dictator Rafael Trujillo. Who wins? That depends on whether or not you take the long view.

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June 2, 2021 44 min

Welcome to SISTER MONTH. We’re starting in 1930s France, where Christine and Lea Papin do everything together. They work together. They live together. They ignore everyone else together. They kill together.

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May 26, 2021 52 min

Your faithful correspondent is on vacation, so please enjoy this re-release (with brand new introduction) about one of the most iconic broads we’ve ever covered. In 2018, I described it as follows: “A surreal story of abuse and revenge, one that starts in poverty and ends in power.” And then meet me back here next month for our June theme: SISTERS. 

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May 19, 2021 50 min

We’ve covered over fifty broads on this podcast, from serial killers and cult leaders to lady lawyers and forensic artists. But their stories don’t end when the episode does. Today we’re taking a look at what some of our most infamous broads—Amy Bishop, Jasmuheen, Caril Ann Fugate, and more—have been doing lately. This episode contains everything from war crimes to nine nights spent in a dark cave with a “guru.” Buckle up.

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One of the most powerful offices in the country is up for grabs this year, and it’s never been held by a woman. It’s the office of Manhattan District Attorney. And Eliza Orlins wants the job. She’s a public defender who’s represented over 3000 New Yorkers and now she’s ready to cross the courtroom aisle and reimagine criminal justice across the US. Oh: and she almost won Survivor.

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Last time we encountered Marie Hilley, she was running from the FBI. Now, she’s changed her name and her backstory and (eventually) even her hair color. Meet Robbi. No, meet Teri. You’ll like her. She’ll MAKE you like her.

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