Growing up, Ashton Edwards spent hours watching videos of famous ballerinas. Ashton loved the ballet “Swan Lake” – especially the role of the Swan Queen. But they noticed that only female dancers danced that role, and got to dance on pointe.
One day, years later, they decided to put on a pair of pointe shoes anyway.
Criminal Is A Podcast About Crime
Stories of people who’ve done wrong,
been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle.
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Bernard Kinsey met Shirley Pooler in 1963, when they were both students at Florida A&M University, after a protest to integrate the movie theaters in Tallahassee. Years later, when their son Khalil was born, Bernard and Shirley made a plan — they wanted him to understand where he came from, and where his ancestors came from. So they decided to become detectives, uncovering the history of the Black experience in America.
We visit a city in Northern Italy where everyone decided to stay quiet to save something beautiful. We speak with Paolo Bodini, Leonardo Tedeschi, Virginia Villa, and others about the Cremona Violin Museum’s “Stradivarius Sound Bank.”
An unconventional love story about a teenager, the Pacific Ocean, and an encounter with something wild.
“Not-so-obvious stories of sacrifice, obsession and devotion... an intriguing must-listen.”
“An expansive, thoughtful, and near-anthropological approach to love.”