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Introducing | Crooked City: Youngstown, OH

From Marc Smerling, the creator of Crimetown and The Jinx, welcome to CROOKED CITY.  The Saturday Evening Post dubbed Youngstown,... more

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Introducing | BioHacked: Family Secrets

BioHacked tells startling true stories of the people caught between two multi-trillion-dollar industries — medicine and technology — and chronicles how their lives are transformed. In season 1,... more

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Epilogue 2 | The D.C. Arsonist

For decades, Washington D.C. was terrorized by a serial arsonist who set hundreds of fires. In letters to journalist Dave... more

13 Oct 2021 · 36 minutes
Epilogue 1 | The Fifth Victim

Investigators believed that the novel Points of Origin was based on real fires set by its author. But did its... more

06 Oct 2021 · 35 minutes
Chapter Ten | Jekyll and Hyde

Host Kary Antholis explores the two sides of America's most prolific arsonist, in preparation for one last confrontation. Learn more about... more

22 Sep 2021 · 37 minutes
Chapter Nine | Family Secrets

Host Kary Antholis uncovers a hidden side of America's most prolific serial arsonist…by speaking to the people he was closest... more

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Chapter Eight | Call Me Back

Almost thirty years after their first conversation, Kary tracks down America's most notorious serial arsonist, hoping to answer the question... more

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Chapter Seven | The Trial

The author of Points of Origin is on trial for murder. The evidence: his own words. Learn more about your ad... more

25 Aug 2021 · 33 minutes
Chapter Six | The Novelist

It’s 1991.  Investigators finally make an arrest in the largest arson investigation in history.  Host Kary Antholis sits down with... more

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Chapter Five | The Pillow Pyro

Fires break out all over Los Angeles, and ATF agent April Carroll is on the case.  When she widens her... more

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Introducing | Crooked City: Youngstown, OH