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Historical True Crime — assassins, gangsters, mobsters and lawmen; manhunts, scandals and unexplained phenomena, we'll cover them all. This is historical true crime that dives into the wildest and darkest chapters of America's past.

Historical True Crime — assassins, gangsters, mobsters and lawmen; manhunts, scandals and unexplained phenomena, we'll cover them all. This is historical true crime that dives into the wildest and darkest chapters of America's past.

Location:

Phoenix, Arizona

Description:

Historical True Crime — assassins, gangsters, mobsters and lawmen; manhunts, scandals and unexplained phenomena, we'll cover them all. This is historical true crime that dives into the wildest and darkest chapters of America's past.

Language:

English


Episodes

ALCATRAZ 5 | “The Greatest Escape”

6/24/2020
In the waning days of the prison, three inmates perform arguably the greatest prison break in American history. It’s immortalized by Hollywood in the 1979 film, “Escape From Alcatraz,” starring Clint Eastwood. And the escape remains one of the great unsolved mysteries of American crime. Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. That’s FRIENDS without the R, Best Fiends! For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are:...

Duration:00:34:18

ALCATRAZ 4 | “The Hole”

6/17/2020
Alcatraz cools down for a few years after the battle, but eventually the escape attempts resume. Some inmates are desperate to flee the harsh conditions on the island. Some seem like they are simply wired to escape, regardless of the facility or its location. Those who fail and return to the prison inevitably end up in the isolation cells known as The Hole. Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. That’s FRIENDS without the R, Best Fiends! For more details, please...

Duration:00:27:19

ALCATRAZ 3 | “Battle of Alcatraz”

6/10/2020
The most violent escape attempt in the history of Alcatraz, and possibly the American prison system, rocks the island in May of 1946. Six inmates take over D Block and end up in a siege against prison guards, the FBI and the Marines. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on Twitter.

Duration:00:29:26

ALCATRAZ 2 | “Blastout”

6/3/2020
In the 1940s, the situation on Alcatraz took a dark turn. A brutal escape attempt claims two lives, but also turns a guard into a hero. And then “Doc” Barker, of the infamous Barker Gang, leads a breakout that always has a violent conclusion, and long lasting effects. Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. That’s FRIENDS without the R, Best Fiends! For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and...

Duration:00:26:38

ALCATRAZ 1 | “Fortress of Isolation"

5/27/2020
The history of Alcatraz Island is written by the escape attempts. In the earliest days of American occupation, it was a fort. And from the very beginning, military prisoners tried to escape. As the fort became obsolete, the facility transitioned into a full-time military prison, and prisoners kept trying to escape. Then barracks on the island are converted into a civilian prison, and the real escape attempts begin. Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. That’s...

Duration:00:25:58

UPDATE | Bonus content is here!

5/26/2020
Black Barrel+ premium listening experience is now live. Subscription plans that offer bingeable seasons, early access, and exclusive bonus episodes are now available for both Legends of the Old West and Infamous America. Thank you in advance for your support! Subscribe here: https://blackbarrel.supportingcast.fm/

Duration:00:08:11

BOOTH 8 | "Rathbone and Robinson"

5/20/2020
This bonus episode tells two short stories: the tragedy of Major Henry Rathbone and his fiancee Clara Harris, and the brave tale of Private George Robinson. The attack on President Lincoln haunted Rathbone for the rest of his life and drove him to madness. The attack on Secretary of State Seward turned Robinson into a hero.

Duration:00:12:44

BOOTH 7 | "Useless"

5/12/2020
In the Season Finale, Booth and Herold decide to spend one more night at the Garrett farm and the choice leads to the final confrontation. The 16th New York cavalry traps the fugitives at the farm, and a brief siege ends the manhunt for John Wilkes Booth. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on Twitter.

Duration:00:36:41

BOOTH 6 | "The Garrett Farm"

5/5/2020
Booth and Herold finally make it to Virginia, but they are not welcomed with hospitality. As they continue their trek south, they meet three Confederate soldiers who agree to help them. Ultimately, the soldiers deliver the fugitives to the site of their last stand: the Garrett farm. Meanwhile, Edwin Stanton's top manhunter discovers the clue that leads the searchers to Booth's doorstep.

Duration:00:27:39

BOOTH 5 | "American Brutus"

4/28/2020
Booth and Herold attempt a dangerous river crossing and it does not go as planned. Edwin Stanton's manhunt snares more conspirators, including those who helped Booth during the escape. And in Washington, hundreds of thousands of people pack the capital city for the funeral ceremonies of President Lincoln. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on Twitter.

Duration:00:28:29

BOOTH 4 | "Manhunt"

4/21/2020
Booth and Herold navigate a swamp with the help of a stranger and then lay low while Army patrols scour the countryside. In Washington, Secretary Stanton's forces finally arrest one of the attackers. In the rest of the country, churchgoers experience the darkest Easter Sunday they've ever known as they mourn the passing of the President. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on...

Duration:00:25:03

BOOTH 3 | "Enemies, Foreign and Domestic"

4/14/2020
Booth and Herold continue to flee south and arrive at the farm of Dr. Samuel Mudd. Mudd gives them aid, but then learns about the assassination and forces them to leave. In Washington, President Lincoln passes away and grief spreads across the nation. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on Twitter.

Duration:00:26:57

BOOTH 2 | "Wild With Fright"

4/7/2020
While Booth and Herold hurry toward their first destination, Washington descends into the chaos behind them. Ford's theatre is mayhem as the audience learns of the attack on President Lincoln. Secretary of War Edwin Stanton rushes around the city to discover the extent of the bloodshed and officially begins the manhunt for John Wilkes Booth. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on...

Duration:00:24:42

BOOTH 1 | "Assassin"

3/31/2020
John Wilkes Booth assassinates the first president in American history on Good Friday, April 14, 1865. At the same time, Lewis Powell savagely attacks the Secretary of State. Washington City turns into chaos as people pour into the streets and exchange nightmarish rumors. And the largest manhunt in U.S. history begins. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on Twitter.

Duration:00:33:04

DILLINGER 10 | "No Escape"

3/17/2020
In the Season Finale, Dillinger plans one last robbery. He wants a big score to send him into retirement, but he doesn't know that someone close to him is working with Special Agent Melvin Purvis. Purvis and the "woman in red" organize the final conflict. The end of John Dillinger's story is here. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on Twitter.

Duration:00:32:22

DILLINGER 9 | "Public Enemy No. 1"

3/10/2020
Dillinger continues robbing banks as his girlfriend, Billie Frechette, receives a prison sentence. As law enforcement draws closer to Dillinger, he has plastic surgery to alter his famous face. Then Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson rob a bank in South Bend, Indiana that becomes their bloodiest heist to date. The Bureau of Investigation officially labels John Dillinger, "Public Enemy No. 1."

Duration:00:28:44

DILLINGER 8 | "Showdown at Little Bohemia"

3/3/2020
John Dillinger suffers a setback at the hands of Special Agent Melvin Purvis: he watches helplessly as his girlfriend, Billie Frechette, walks into a trap. After her arrest, Dillinger and his gang lay low at a resort called Little Bohemia. Purvis rallies his men for an attack on lodge and a deadly confrontation with Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and...

Duration:00:34:58

DILLINGER 7 | "Federal Fugitive"

2/25/2020
In the wake of Dillinger's daring prison break, the Bureau of Investigation officially joins the hunt for the most wanted robber in America. John Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson team up for a bank robbery for the first time. Dillinger and his girlfriend Billie Frechette narrowly escape capture, but their time together is running out. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on Twitter.

Duration:00:32:37

DILLINGER 6 | "Crown Point"

2/18/2020
John Dillinger kills a cop during a gun battle outside a bank. He and the gang head to Arizona to avoid the police in the Midwest, but Dillinger soon finds himself back in jail in Indiana. He then stages the most daring -- and controversial -- escape of his career. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on Twitter.

Duration:00:34:11

DILLINGER 5 | "Hostages"

2/11/2020
Dillinger regains his freedom after a violent jail break. He reunites with a young woman named Billie Frechette, who has a checkered past. Dillinger narrowly escapes capture in Chicago and then squares off against the police during a robbery for the first time. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on Twitter.

Duration:00:35:55