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Creation Date May 3rd, 2020
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  1. The New York Times and the team behind “The Daily” present a five-part series about the life and death of a Baltimore teenager known as Nook, who was fatally shot by a police officer a year after the killing of Freddie Gray. Nook’s family is searching for truth from the streets where he died, the police who took his life and the city that won’t give them answers.
  2. “Chillingworth” recounts the lurid saga of the men behind the most notorious crime in Florida’s history: the grisly 1955 murder of a brilliant judge revered as an icon of integrity. The ten-episode podcast uncovers mesmerizing surveillance audio tapes that broke the case open, unheard in over half a century. “Chillingworth” is the first story in the captivating series, "Worst of Men". 
  3. A hard drive, a room full of reporters -- and the biggest parliamentary scandal in a generation. How MPs' expenses came to light.
  4. A five-part podcast about a school shooting that didn’t happen, the line between thought and crime, and a Republican governor in a rural state who changed his mind about gun laws.
  5. November 24th, 1964 - DALLAS. On live television, night club owner Jack Ruby killed Lee Harvey Oswald, the man in Dallas Police Custody for the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy. On March 4th, 1964, Ruby was put on trial for the murder in Downtown Dallas. Armed with original trial transcripts, rare audio, news accounts, and interviews from those personally involved in the case, we bring to you a daily recap of the State of Texas v. Jack Ruby - The Original Trial of The Century. Join us each day beginning March 3.Eric Bushman is Assistant News Director for WBAP and KLIF. Brandon Birmingham is a State District Judge in Dallas.Audio Credit: Interviews with Melvin Belli and Joe Tonahill provided by KRLD-TV, KDFW-TV Collection/the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and WFAA-TV Collection/The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Audio of the shooting was recorded by Tom Pettit for NBC TV as broadcast by WBAP in Dallas/Fort Worth.
  6. The six-part Made in Sweden podcast is the true story behind the novel The Father by Anton Svensson. This is an unforgettable, thrilling real-life story of how three brothers grew up to become Sweden’s most wanted criminals, as told by fourth brother Stefan Thunberg and crime journalist-turned-author Anders Roslund. The Father is available to buy from iTunes as an ebook and digital audiobook. The paperback is available from all good bookstores. For details, go to www.thecrimevault.com/ebooks/made-in-sweden-the-father. The music for this podcast was written and performed by George Hyde.
  7. Murder, or a freak accident? Cover-up, or just rumors? On November 19th, 2011, after a night out with "friends", Jaleayah Davis was struck by her own car and found laying in the passing lane of I-77. Her car? Found 3/10 of a mile north of her body. Her clothes? Found laying over the guardrail. Her friends? The granddaughter of a former sheriff, and the son of a former police officer. The rumors? Running wild.
  8. Odd Ball is a story about a UFO investigation, a mansion in the woods and how one shiny object sent a Jacksonville, Florida family into hiding. Each week host Lindsey Kilbride dives deeper into the 1974 mystery of the "Betz sphere."
  9. One officer. Four criminals. Thirty-seven shots fired.
  10. Each season of The Dark North will tell a true crime story in a different Canadian city. Season 1 examines the struggle for control of Montreal's underworld, produced by the Montreal Gazette and hosted by Paul Cherry.
  11. The tragic life and enduring legacy of Toronto's crack-smoking mayor
  12. A North Korean dictator, bags of heroin, drug lords, spooks, sailors, Australian cops and a web of lies: Come aboard The Last Voyage of The Pong Su.
  13. New York Times bestselling author Mardi Link delves into historic unsolved murders from the woods of northern Michigan and beyond. In Season One, The Good Hart Murders, Mardi returns to the case she detailed a decade ago in her book, When Evil Came to Good Hart.
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    Thirty years ago, the South Side Strangler terrorized two Virginia cities. Southern Nightmare tells how detectives brought a serial killer to justice, using DNA for the very first time.
  15. Peta and Chris are in paradise - they sail into hell. Why does it take 38 years to arrest the only suspect: Silas Duane Boston? A BBC 5 Live podcast investigating their murders.
  16. The LISK (Long Island Serial Killer) investigation began in May 2010 with the disappearance of sex worker Shannan Gilbert. In the following months, Suffolk County Police uncovered human remains from nine more murders, including those of the "Gilgo 4", all sex workers whose bodies were disposed of similarly. Inspired by the New York Times best-selling book "Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery", follow the series as it’s told through previously unheard interviews with family members, friends, police officers, government officials and others whose lives were touched by the gruesome murders. LISK: Long Island Serial Killer premieres on March 11th. Hosted by Chris Mass. www.liskpodcast.com
  17. Twenty-five years ago, Selena Quintanilla-Perez was already a legend in the Tejano music world and on the verge of superstardom. But on March 31, 1995, Selena’s close friend Yolanda Saldívar pulled a gun from her purse and fired a single bullet. Selena was pronounced dead a short time later. Selena’s murder left her family, friends and fans around the world stunned, heartbroken and speechless. In the days, months and years that followed, one question would linger: "why?" Why would someone who claimed to be the singer’s best friend, someone so close to her, choose to end her life? What events in the hours and days before the murder led Saldívar to kill Selena? With access to an extraordinary archive of rare and never-before-heard audio, VAULT Studios, the network behind Bardstown and The Officer’s Wife, brings you the story of a superstar, a superfan, and the shocking murder that ended the life of a bright young star.Selena: A Star Dies in Texas is produced in collaboration with Kiii-TV in Corpus Christi, KHOU in Houston, WFAA in Dallas, KENS5 in San Antonio and our network of TV stations across Texas.

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