Astra Nullius

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Criminal Records Podcast

A true crime podcast about history’s weirdest criminal cases

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By day, I’m a digital marketer. By night, I write science fiction and fantasy.

My work is fast-paced, fun, and unapologetically pulpy. My characters are hot messes just trying to get by in worlds that are spinning out of control. My current plan is to work toward becoming a hybrid author, with some stories available for free, some as self-published e-books, and some available through traditional publishers.

Criminal Records Podcast Recent Episodes

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Eugène François Vidocq

Amanda Jean of the Red Pen Podcast joins Demetria for the story of France’s most notorious criminal turned cop. If you enjoy fiction about crime today, you’re probably reading something inspired by Vidocq’s legacy.

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The Black Sox Scandal

This week, Isaac tortures Demetria by forcing her to listen to him talk about baseball. But really, baseball is fun so we should all take joy in her learning about it.

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Narutaki Mansuke

This week, Isaac and Demetria make use of a tale of revenge from 1820s Japan to discuss one of the most interesting legal practices we’ve ever seen: kataki-uchi, the system of legally permitted revenge of Japan’s samurai era. Why turn revenge into something akin to getting your license renewed at the DMV? What are the rules? And what can we learn about the nature of justice from thinking about this?

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