The Sneak

The Sneak

All episodes are available for free, with ad-free episodes available for Wondery+ subscribers. Season 3: The Disappearance of Mario Rossi - Set against the backdrop of NASCAR’s drug smuggling scandal in the early 1980’s, this season of The Sneak tells the story of the disappearance of one of the sport’s most brilliant engineers, a mystery that haunts racing to this day. The hosts will set out to finally answer the question: What really happened to Mario Rossi? Season 2: Murders at Whiskey Creek - We follow world champion surfer Jack Roland Murphy as he pulls off the biggest jewel heist in American history. Things turn deadly as he is implicated in two murders afterwards. Interviews with him and his accomplices expose even more murders, and an even darker story. Season 1: DB Tuber - News of the crime spread across the internet like wildfire. The story of a football hero turned bank robber shocked the sleepy town where the heist occurred, and became a worldwide sensation. People were aghast as the disgraced athlete told his incredible story. There was only one problem. It wasn’t the whole story. Not by a long shot. From USA Today & Wondery comes The Sneak. A show that digs into spectacular true crime stories from the world of sports. New episodes every Tuesday.

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November 13, 2019 1 min

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It’s September 30, 2008, hours before the U.S. government votes to bail out some of the largest banks in our country. In a small suburb 30 minutes outside of Seattle, local realtor Mitch Ruth witnesses what appears to be a city employee violently attack a Brink’s truck employee and sprint off with over $400,000. Ruth pursues the robber into a park … until he vanishes into thin air.

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January 14, 2020 18 min

Detective Tim Buzzell catches a major break in the case thanks to a local homeless man, who witnessed a dry run of the outlandish crime. The police key in on a main suspect.

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January 21, 2020 17 min

We meet the eccentric criminal mastermind, known in the media as “D.B. Tuber.” A stunning realization pivots our entire investigation.

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January 28, 2020 19 min

Anthony walks us through the crime’s harrowing play-by-play, revealing extraordinary details about previously unreported accomplices. 

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February 4, 2020 18 min

Detective Buzzell loses his primary suspect when Anthony bolts to Las Vegas for a lavish getaway. Thanks to a lucky break, the police finally nab their man.

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February 11, 2020 20 min

Anthony is sentenced to six years in prison, where he experiences a waking nightmare in solitary confinement.

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February 18, 2020 19 min

We dig into the big question: Who helped Anthony Curcio? And how have they avoided prosecution?

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February 25, 2020 21 min

One of Anthony’s accomplices comes forward and speaks publicly for the first time.

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March 3, 2020 25 min

Anthony makes a small fortune in a surprising way. The town of Monroe reckons with what happened back in 2008. We examine how everyone involved has changed since the robbery. 

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The Sneak: Murders at Whiskey Creek premieres on Apple Podcasts on July 29th.

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How did Jack Roland Murphy go from world-champion surfer to notorious jewel thief? How did it all go wrong and end in at least two murders in the murky waterways of southern Florida?...

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July 29, 2020 20 min

Jack Murphy, a childhood violin prodigy who played in symphony orchestras and earned a full scholarship for tennis to the University of Pittsburgh, drops out and heads to Florida. There, he quickly rises to the upper echelons of the booming sport of surfing, and earns his nickname – Murf the Surf. After a failed marriage, however, his mood turned south, and he made a decision to enter into a life of crime.

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July 29, 2020 21 min

Murphy and an accomplice, Alan Kuhn, head to New York City, where they decide to pull off what was at that time the largest jewel heist in American history — robbing the JP Morgan gem collection from the Museum of Natural History.

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August 5, 2020 25 min

After the heist, a wild manhunt ensues, led by a renegade public prosecutor from New York City. After their capture, Murphy and Kuhn quickly become two of the most famous criminals in America.

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August 12, 2020 28 min

We visit Jack Murphy now, and get to know the man who is somehow out of prison, and preaching the gospel of his lord and savior, Jesus Christ. But a few actions suggest Murphy may not be quite the saved man he proclaims to be.

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August 19, 2020 27 min

Murf the Surf offers his explanation for what happened at Whiskey Creek, where two young women were found bludgeoned, shot, and stabbed. And the last man they were seen with was Jack Murphy.

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August 26, 2020 28 min

More headlines as Murf the Surf is tried for murder, and tries to escape punishment by reason of insanity. We also get to know Salvatore “Sonny” Grech, the state’s star witness who made a run for it when it came time to testify.

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September 2, 2020 30 min

Despite a double life sentence plus twenty years, Jack Murphy convinces the state parole board that he has changed his life and found God. Now out, we speak to several of his friends to ask the question: Is it real, or just his latest con?

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September 9, 2020 31 min

Jack Murphy offers his explanation for how his story about Whiskey Creek changed ... but things aren’t adding up.

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September 16, 2020 39 min

We finally track down the family members of one of the Whiskey Creek murder victims, who agree to speak on the record for the first time in 52 years. And, we confront Jack Murphy in one final, explosive interview.

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