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Criminal Broads

Tori Telfer

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Criminal Broads
Criminal Broads

Criminal Broads

Tori Telfer

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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.”

Latest Episodes

Evil Blonde: Suzane Von Richthofen

On Halloween night, a young woman sneaks her boyfriend into her house…to kill her parents. Meet Suzane Von Richthofen, Brazil’s biggest teen girl psychopath. Mega-thanks to Luiz Alberto Moura for the research assistance! Read his work on serial killers here. Want more Criminal Broads? Come to Caveat NYC on October 30 at 70 pm to see me the host of DIE-ALOGUE talk about female cult leaders!!! Get your tickets here! *** SUPPORT THE PODCAST! Become a Patreon supporter and get a cool postcard and bonus content on each broad. Get 30% off all Proverb jewelry with code BROADS. Snag a free month of weird and entertaining courses at The Great Courses Plus at thegreatcoursesplus.com/broads by entering code FREEMO. And check out the new Nevertheless She Existed podcast!*** Sources: “Sex-and-murder transfixes Brazil,” The Windsor Star, 24 July 2006 “‘Red Baron’ heiress who plotted to murder parents gets 39 years,” The Times, 24 July 2006 “Red Baron Descendant's Murder Trial Is Hot Tick...

38 MIN1 weeks ago
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Evil Blonde: Suzane Von Richthofen

The Cause Célèbre: Joan Little

When a young black woman named Joan Little ran from her jail cell, leaving her white male guard dead on the floor—without his pants—the country couldn’t decide who, exactly, Joan Little was. The prosecution said she was a vicious seductress who’d lured the guard in specifically to kill him. The defense said she was an innocent angel who hadn’t even known he was dead. Who in the world was Joan Little, really? Want more Criminal Broads? Come to Caveat NYC on October 30 at 70 pm to see me the host of DIE-ALOGUE talk about female cult leaders!!! Get your tickets here! *** SUPPORT THE PODCAST! Become a Patreon supporter and get a cool postcard. Get 10% off your first month of Betterhelp at betterhelp.com/criminalbroads. Snag a free month of weird and entertaining courses at The Great Courses Plus at thegreatcoursesplus.com/broads by entering code FREEMO. And check out Harlequin Suspense’s new line of creepy fall books at bit.ly/mustreadsuspense.*** Sources: New York Times coverage ...

37 MIN3 weeks ago
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The Cause Célèbre: Joan Little

Crime-Obsessed Broads: An Interview With Rachel Monroe

Why do women love true crime? Wait, no—why do people love true crime? Author Rachel Monroe comes on the podcast to deconstruct our appetite for horrifying true stories. Also covered: relating to the Manson girls, why true crime is not the same as a bowl of oatmeal, the ethics of crime scene photos, and the murky side of the victim's rights movement. Check out Rachel’s new book, Savage Appetites: Four True Stories of Women, Crime, and Obsessiontoday! Want more #content? 1) Subscribe to the new podcast I’m hosting, Why Women Kill, from CBS All Access. 2) Come see me + the host of DIE-ALOGUE talk about female cult leaders in NYC on October 30. Tickets here! *** SUPPORT THE PODCAST! Become a Patreon supporter and get a cool postcard. Get a free month of courses at The Great Courses Plus at thegreatcoursesplus.com/broads. Check out Harlequin Suspense’s new line of creepy fall books at bit.ly/mustreadsuspense.*** Sources: Interview with Rachel Monroe: August 28, 2019Savage Appetites: ...

58 MINSEP 12
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Crime-Obsessed Broads: An Interview With Rachel Monroe

Crime-Fighting Broad 005: Kathy Kleiner, Who Survived Ted Bundy

On the night of January 15, 1978, Kathy Kleiner opened her eyes to see the serial killer Ted Bundy standing over her bed. One year later, she stared him down in the courtroom, thinking, “I’m standing, now, and you’re in the bed.” This is her story, in her own words. Here’s the Vulture article about Ted Bundy that I wrote…and my profile of Kathy for Rolling Stone. *** SUPPORT THE PODCAST! Become a Patreon supporter and get a cool postcard. Get a free month of courses at The Great Courses Plus at thegreatcoursesplus.com/broads. Get 25% off your Care/of order by heading to takecareof.com and using code CRIMINALBROADS. And check out the new Nevertheless She Existed podcast!*** Sources:Interview with Kathy Kleiner: August 23, 2019 Music:“Guilty” by Richard A. Whiting, Harry Akst, and Gus Kahn, sung by Anna Telfer“Shake It and Break It” by Lanin's Southern Serenaders, licensed under a Public Domain / Sound Recording Common Law Protection License“Show Yourself (Living Light remi...

52 MINAUG 28
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Crime-Fighting Broad 005: Kathy Kleiner, Who Survived Ted Bundy

Charlie’s Angel: Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme

Fifty years ago, a wild-eyed maniac named Charles Manson sent a gaggle of his girls into the night to murder seven people. But his most loyal girl, his second-in-command, a teenager named Squeaky Fromme, didn’t head out with the group. Since she didn’t kill for Charlie that night, she spent the rest of her life trying to prove that she was just as loyal to him—and so, long after Manson's murderesses had disowned him, Squeaky remained. *** SUPPORT THE PODCAST! Become a Patreon supporter and get a cool postcard. Get a free month of courses at The Great Courses Plus at thegreatcoursesplus.com/broads. And check out the Pretend Radio podcast!*** Sources + music: COMING TONIGHT. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

46 MINAUG 14
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Charlie’s Angel: Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme

The Betrayer: Tanya Nelson

ETanya Nelson believed everything her fortuneteller, Ha Jade Smith, told her—until Tanya’s life spiraled out of control, and Ha couldn’t seem to help her. With that, Tanya decided that someone was going to have to pay for the wreckage that was her life. Someone was going to have to die. *** SUPPORT THE PODCAST! Become a Patreon supporter and get a cool postcard. Support Crimibox on Kickstarter. Get 25% off your Care/of order by heading to takecareof.com and using code CRIMINALBROADS. And check out the new Nevertheless She Existed podcast!*** Sources: “Police Seek Pair Seen Leaving the Home of Two Slain O.C. Women,” Los Angeles Times, 03 May 2005 “Seeking Clues in Shadowy World; Trying to solve killings of a fortuneteller and her daughter in Little Saigon, police ask for help understanding ethnic nuances,” Los Angeles Times, 05 May 2005 “Charges Filed in O.C. Double Slaying; North Carolina woman is being held in the slayings of fortuneteller and her daughter in Westminster. A ...

39 MINJUL 31
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The Betrayer: Tanya Nelson

Crime-Fighting Broads 004: The Nazi-Killers

EThere were plenty of jobs for women in WW2: nurse, ambulance driver, factory worker. But then there were the other jobs, the ones no one really talked about. Spy. Resistance fighter. Killer. These are the stories of five women—Nadezhda Popova, Vitka Kempner, Noor Inayat Khan, Nancy Wake, and Lyudmila Pavlichenko—who fought the Nazis. They terrorized them from the sky, blew up their trains, endured their torture, rode bikes through their territory, and shot them down with their rifles. In a world that threatened to be consumed by evil, they fought back. *** SUPPORT THE PODCAST! Become a Patreon supporter and get a cool postcard. Get a free month of Stitcher Premium at stitcherpremium.com with code BROADS. And get 25% off your Care/of order by heading to takecareof.com and using code CRIMINALBROADS. *** Sources: “Nadezhda Popova, WWII ‘Night Witch,’ Dies at 91,” New York Times, 14 July 2013 “Nadezhda Popova, celebrated Soviet ‘Night Witch’ aviator of World War II, dies at 91,...

60 MINJUL 18
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Crime-Fighting Broads 004: The Nazi-Killers

Hyena of Auschwitz: Irma Grese

Meet Irma Grese. She likes boys, girls, movies, makeup, and sadistic torture. She hates her dad, but loves Adolf Hitler. This is horrific story of the story of how propaganda—and a large dose of teenage boredom—transformed an unskilled peasant girl into one of the Holocaust’s most successful concentration camp guards.(Become a Patreon supporter.) Sources: The Beautiful Beast: The Life & Crimes of SS-Aufseherin Irma Grese, by Daniel Patrick Brown “The Violence of Female Guards in Nazi Concentration Camps (1939-1945): Reflections on the Dynamics and Logics of Power,” by Elissa Mailänder in SciencesPo “Nazi Bride Schools: ‘These girls were the nucleus of the Reich,’” Telegraph, 16 August 2013 “Auschwitz II-Birkenau,” from Auschwitz.org “Life for young people in Nazi Germany,” BBC Bitesize, accessed 6/31/2019 “Gendering the Holocaust: A case study of Irma Grese: Constructing the ‘evil’ and the ‘ordinary’ through digital oral testimonies and written trial testimonies o...

42 MINJUL 3
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Hyena of Auschwitz: Irma Grese

Making a Murderess: Belva Gaertner and Beulah Annan (feat. Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi)

History remembers them as beautiful booze-hounds. Hollywood turned them into fame-hungry starlets. But who were these murderesses, really? With Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, author of UGLY PREY: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence That Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago, we dive into the stories of Belva Gaertner and Beulah Annan, the most infamous lady killers of 1920s Chicago. What did the press get wrong about them? What do we get wrong about them today? WHY WERE THEIR JURIES SO UTTERLY MAD? And honestly, was the whole thing just a gin-soaked joke, or were real crimes committed? Find Emilie on her website and Instagram. Buy her books here. And become a Patreon supporter for rewards and bonus content! Sources: Interview withEmilie Le Beau Lucchesi, 6/14/19UGLY PREY: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence That Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago, by Emilie Le Beau LucchesiThe Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers Who Inspired Chicago, by Douglas PerryLady Killers, by Tor...

46 MINJUN 20
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Making a Murderess: Belva Gaertner and Beulah Annan (feat. Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi)

Crime-Fighting Broad 003: Isabella Goodwin, Detective

The story behind New York’s first-ever female detective! In 1896, Isabella Goodwin was a quiet, hard-working police matron who wrangled murderesses, made up the prison beds, and earned about half of what her male coworkers did. As far as she knew, she’d be a police matron forever…until one day, a gruff captain called her over to his desk and asked if she’d like to take a crack at going undercover. (Become a Patreon supporter for rewards and bonus content!) Sources: The Fearless Mrs. Goodwin: How New York's First Female Police Detective Cracked the Crime of the Century, by Elizabeth Mitchell“Robbers Hold Up Bank Messengers in Taxi; Steal $25,000 and Escape in an Auto,” Brooklyn Times Union, 15 Feb 1912“The First Municipal Woman Detective in the World,” The New York Times, 3 March 1912“Mrs. Isabella Goodwin is a Sherlock Holmes in Skirts,” Daily Long Island Democrat, 26 March 1912“Who Mrs. Isabella Goodwin Really Is,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7 April 1912“Bandits’ Senten...

46 MINJUN 9
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Crime-Fighting Broad 003: Isabella Goodwin, Detective

Latest Episodes

Evil Blonde: Suzane Von Richthofen

On Halloween night, a young woman sneaks her boyfriend into her house…to kill her parents. Meet Suzane Von Richthofen, Brazil’s biggest teen girl psychopath. Mega-thanks to Luiz Alberto Moura for the research assistance! Read his work on serial killers here. Want more Criminal Broads? Come to Caveat NYC on October 30 at 70 pm to see me the host of DIE-ALOGUE talk about female cult leaders!!! Get your tickets here! *** SUPPORT THE PODCAST! Become a Patreon supporter and get a cool postcard and bonus content on each broad. Get 30% off all Proverb jewelry with code BROADS. Snag a free month of weird and entertaining courses at The Great Courses Plus at thegreatcoursesplus.com/broads by entering code FREEMO. And check out the new Nevertheless She Existed podcast!*** Sources: “Sex-and-murder transfixes Brazil,” The Windsor Star, 24 July 2006 “‘Red Baron’ heiress who plotted to murder parents gets 39 years,” The Times, 24 July 2006 “Red Baron Descendant's Murder Trial Is Hot Tick...

38 MIN1 weeks ago
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Evil Blonde: Suzane Von Richthofen

The Cause Célèbre: Joan Little

When a young black woman named Joan Little ran from her jail cell, leaving her white male guard dead on the floor—without his pants—the country couldn’t decide who, exactly, Joan Little was. The prosecution said she was a vicious seductress who’d lured the guard in specifically to kill him. The defense said she was an innocent angel who hadn’t even known he was dead. Who in the world was Joan Little, really? Want more Criminal Broads? Come to Caveat NYC on October 30 at 70 pm to see me the host of DIE-ALOGUE talk about female cult leaders!!! Get your tickets here! *** SUPPORT THE PODCAST! Become a Patreon supporter and get a cool postcard. Get 10% off your first month of Betterhelp at betterhelp.com/criminalbroads. Snag a free month of weird and entertaining courses at The Great Courses Plus at thegreatcoursesplus.com/broads by entering code FREEMO. And check out Harlequin Suspense’s new line of creepy fall books at bit.ly/mustreadsuspense.*** Sources: New York Times coverage ...

37 MIN3 weeks ago
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The Cause Célèbre: Joan Little

Crime-Obsessed Broads: An Interview With Rachel Monroe

Why do women love true crime? Wait, no—why do people love true crime? Author Rachel Monroe comes on the podcast to deconstruct our appetite for horrifying true stories. Also covered: relating to the Manson girls, why true crime is not the same as a bowl of oatmeal, the ethics of crime scene photos, and the murky side of the victim's rights movement. Check out Rachel’s new book, Savage Appetites: Four True Stories of Women, Crime, and Obsessiontoday! Want more #content? 1) Subscribe to the new podcast I’m hosting, Why Women Kill, from CBS All Access. 2) Come see me + the host of DIE-ALOGUE talk about female cult leaders in NYC on October 30. Tickets here! *** SUPPORT THE PODCAST! Become a Patreon supporter and get a cool postcard. Get a free month of courses at The Great Courses Plus at thegreatcoursesplus.com/broads. Check out Harlequin Suspense’s new line of creepy fall books at bit.ly/mustreadsuspense.*** Sources: Interview with Rachel Monroe: August 28, 2019Savage Appetites: ...

58 MINSEP 12
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Crime-Obsessed Broads: An Interview With Rachel Monroe

Crime-Fighting Broad 005: Kathy Kleiner, Who Survived Ted Bundy

On the night of January 15, 1978, Kathy Kleiner opened her eyes to see the serial killer Ted Bundy standing over her bed. One year later, she stared him down in the courtroom, thinking, “I’m standing, now, and you’re in the bed.” This is her story, in her own words. Here’s the Vulture article about Ted Bundy that I wrote…and my profile of Kathy for Rolling Stone. *** SUPPORT THE PODCAST! Become a Patreon supporter and get a cool postcard. Get a free month of courses at The Great Courses Plus at thegreatcoursesplus.com/broads. Get 25% off your Care/of order by heading to takecareof.com and using code CRIMINALBROADS. And check out the new Nevertheless She Existed podcast!*** Sources:Interview with Kathy Kleiner: August 23, 2019 Music:“Guilty” by Richard A. Whiting, Harry Akst, and Gus Kahn, sung by Anna Telfer“Shake It and Break It” by Lanin's Southern Serenaders, licensed under a Public Domain / Sound Recording Common Law Protection License“Show Yourself (Living Light remi...

52 MINAUG 28
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Crime-Fighting Broad 005: Kathy Kleiner, Who Survived Ted Bundy

Charlie’s Angel: Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme

Fifty years ago, a wild-eyed maniac named Charles Manson sent a gaggle of his girls into the night to murder seven people. But his most loyal girl, his second-in-command, a teenager named Squeaky Fromme, didn’t head out with the group. Since she didn’t kill for Charlie that night, she spent the rest of her life trying to prove that she was just as loyal to him—and so, long after Manson's murderesses had disowned him, Squeaky remained. *** SUPPORT THE PODCAST! Become a Patreon supporter and get a cool postcard. Get a free month of courses at The Great Courses Plus at thegreatcoursesplus.com/broads. And check out the Pretend Radio podcast!*** Sources + music: COMING TONIGHT. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

46 MINAUG 14
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Charlie’s Angel: Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme

The Betrayer: Tanya Nelson

ETanya Nelson believed everything her fortuneteller, Ha Jade Smith, told her—until Tanya’s life spiraled out of control, and Ha couldn’t seem to help her. With that, Tanya decided that someone was going to have to pay for the wreckage that was her life. Someone was going to have to die. *** SUPPORT THE PODCAST! Become a Patreon supporter and get a cool postcard. Support Crimibox on Kickstarter. Get 25% off your Care/of order by heading to takecareof.com and using code CRIMINALBROADS. And check out the new Nevertheless She Existed podcast!*** Sources: “Police Seek Pair Seen Leaving the Home of Two Slain O.C. Women,” Los Angeles Times, 03 May 2005 “Seeking Clues in Shadowy World; Trying to solve killings of a fortuneteller and her daughter in Little Saigon, police ask for help understanding ethnic nuances,” Los Angeles Times, 05 May 2005 “Charges Filed in O.C. Double Slaying; North Carolina woman is being held in the slayings of fortuneteller and her daughter in Westminster. A ...

39 MINJUL 31
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The Betrayer: Tanya Nelson

Crime-Fighting Broads 004: The Nazi-Killers

EThere were plenty of jobs for women in WW2: nurse, ambulance driver, factory worker. But then there were the other jobs, the ones no one really talked about. Spy. Resistance fighter. Killer. These are the stories of five women—Nadezhda Popova, Vitka Kempner, Noor Inayat Khan, Nancy Wake, and Lyudmila Pavlichenko—who fought the Nazis. They terrorized them from the sky, blew up their trains, endured their torture, rode bikes through their territory, and shot them down with their rifles. In a world that threatened to be consumed by evil, they fought back. *** SUPPORT THE PODCAST! Become a Patreon supporter and get a cool postcard. Get a free month of Stitcher Premium at stitcherpremium.com with code BROADS. And get 25% off your Care/of order by heading to takecareof.com and using code CRIMINALBROADS. *** Sources: “Nadezhda Popova, WWII ‘Night Witch,’ Dies at 91,” New York Times, 14 July 2013 “Nadezhda Popova, celebrated Soviet ‘Night Witch’ aviator of World War II, dies at 91,...

60 MINJUL 18
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Crime-Fighting Broads 004: The Nazi-Killers

Hyena of Auschwitz: Irma Grese

Meet Irma Grese. She likes boys, girls, movies, makeup, and sadistic torture. She hates her dad, but loves Adolf Hitler. This is horrific story of the story of how propaganda—and a large dose of teenage boredom—transformed an unskilled peasant girl into one of the Holocaust’s most successful concentration camp guards.(Become a Patreon supporter.) Sources: The Beautiful Beast: The Life & Crimes of SS-Aufseherin Irma Grese, by Daniel Patrick Brown “The Violence of Female Guards in Nazi Concentration Camps (1939-1945): Reflections on the Dynamics and Logics of Power,” by Elissa Mailänder in SciencesPo “Nazi Bride Schools: ‘These girls were the nucleus of the Reich,’” Telegraph, 16 August 2013 “Auschwitz II-Birkenau,” from Auschwitz.org “Life for young people in Nazi Germany,” BBC Bitesize, accessed 6/31/2019 “Gendering the Holocaust: A case study of Irma Grese: Constructing the ‘evil’ and the ‘ordinary’ through digital oral testimonies and written trial testimonies o...

42 MINJUL 3
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Hyena of Auschwitz: Irma Grese

Making a Murderess: Belva Gaertner and Beulah Annan (feat. Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi)

History remembers them as beautiful booze-hounds. Hollywood turned them into fame-hungry starlets. But who were these murderesses, really? With Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, author of UGLY PREY: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence That Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago, we dive into the stories of Belva Gaertner and Beulah Annan, the most infamous lady killers of 1920s Chicago. What did the press get wrong about them? What do we get wrong about them today? WHY WERE THEIR JURIES SO UTTERLY MAD? And honestly, was the whole thing just a gin-soaked joke, or were real crimes committed? Find Emilie on her website and Instagram. Buy her books here. And become a Patreon supporter for rewards and bonus content! Sources: Interview withEmilie Le Beau Lucchesi, 6/14/19UGLY PREY: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence That Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago, by Emilie Le Beau LucchesiThe Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers Who Inspired Chicago, by Douglas PerryLady Killers, by Tor...

46 MINJUN 20
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Making a Murderess: Belva Gaertner and Beulah Annan (feat. Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi)

Crime-Fighting Broad 003: Isabella Goodwin, Detective

The story behind New York’s first-ever female detective! In 1896, Isabella Goodwin was a quiet, hard-working police matron who wrangled murderesses, made up the prison beds, and earned about half of what her male coworkers did. As far as she knew, she’d be a police matron forever…until one day, a gruff captain called her over to his desk and asked if she’d like to take a crack at going undercover. (Become a Patreon supporter for rewards and bonus content!) Sources: The Fearless Mrs. Goodwin: How New York's First Female Police Detective Cracked the Crime of the Century, by Elizabeth Mitchell“Robbers Hold Up Bank Messengers in Taxi; Steal $25,000 and Escape in an Auto,” Brooklyn Times Union, 15 Feb 1912“The First Municipal Woman Detective in the World,” The New York Times, 3 March 1912“Mrs. Isabella Goodwin is a Sherlock Holmes in Skirts,” Daily Long Island Democrat, 26 March 1912“Who Mrs. Isabella Goodwin Really Is,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7 April 1912“Bandits’ Senten...

46 MINJUN 9
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Crime-Fighting Broad 003: Isabella Goodwin, Detective