Criminal Episode 1: Animal Instincts
In 2001, a woman was found dead in a pool of her own blood. Her husband was convicted of her murder. But a curious neighbor had a different theory… one that brings new meaning to man vs. beast.
The Legacy Of A Home For Leprosy Patients
At its peak, the National Leprosarium in Carville, La., housed more than 450 leprosy patients. Some were forced there in shackles, few people visited, and postal mail was sterilized before being sent out of the home.
Then, in the 1940s, scientists discovered how difficult it is to transmit Hansen’s disease, as leprosy had become known, and they allowed patients to leave. But few did.
Today, six patients still live in Carville. Guest host Phoebe Judge visits Carville, where she meets Dr. Jim Kranbul, a Hansen’s disease expert, and gets a tour from Mr. Pete, a long-time resident. He explains to her why he has chosen to never leave.
A Preventive Mastectomy at 31
When actress Angelina Jolie told the world she’d elected to have a preventive double mastectomy, people paid attention. For Nell Boeschenstein, the story was personal.
“You know when you have your breasts taken off, your insecurities can kind of take over. To have the most womanly-woman in the world come out and say that was just hugely moving,” Nell says.
Like Angelina Jolie, Nell carries the BRCA-1 gene, significantly increasing her risk of developing breast and ovarian cancers. After her aunt and sister developed breast cancer, Nell had a preventive double mastectomy at 31 years old.
Retracing The Route Of An Old Murder Spree
Phoebe Judge speaks with photographer Christian Patterson, who drove the same Nebraska path as two teenage murderers. Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate killed 11 people in the 1950s. Patterson stopped at old crime scenes and found undiscovered evidence from 50 years ago.