Patty Has a Gun: The Life and Crimes of Patricia Hearst
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In February 1974, a radical organization called the SLA shocked America with the kidnapping of 19-year-old heiress Patricia Hearst. But within weeks, the young woman known to the world as "Patty" would do something even more disturbing: She would join her captors in their violent crimes. It created a chilling question that still divides America today: Was Patty Hearst a victim of brainwashing, or did this California college student willingly become an armed terrorist? With help from expert analysts, this CNN podcast re-examines the evidence. For more on the Patty Hearst kidnapping, watch CNN's "The Radical Story of Patty Hearst" on Sundays at 9 p.m. beginning February 11.
||CleanThe United States of America v. Patricia Campbell Hearst||On September 18, 1975, Patricia Hearst's brief life of crime came to an end. Here's what happened next.||3/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTania, the fugitive||After participating in an armed bank robbery, Patricia Hearst -- now known as Tania -- went on the run. For more than a year, the young heiress evaded authorities as she crossed the US from coast to coast.||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPatty Hearst no longer exists||Within two months of her abduction, kidnap victim Patricia Hearst made an announcement that shocked the world.||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow an American heiress is made||Before she was kidnapped, little was known about UC-Berkeley student Patricia Hearst. But after she was snatched from her home near campus, the world got an inside look at one of America's most powerful families.||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInside the SLA||Of all the radical groups that emerged during the 1960s and '70s, the Symbionese Liberation Army is largely unknown, despite carrying out one of the biggest crimes in American history: the kidnapping of media heiress Patricia Hearst.||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Kidnapping||On the night of February 4, 1974, a young woman approached a modest apartment at 2603 Benvenue Avenue in Berkeley, California. What happened next was so violent and shocking that it captivated a nation -- and changed the course of one 19-year-old heiress's life.||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe curious case of Patty Hearst||Join CNN's chief legal analyst and "American Heiress" author Jeffrey Toobin as he re-examines the evidence around one of the most bizarre crimes in American history. For more on the Patty Hearst kidnapping, watch CNN's "The Radical Story of Patty Hearst" on Sundays at 9 p.m. beginning February 11.||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
An interesting topic, but handled poorly. Were any women even involved in the production of this podcast? The author of the book clearly doesn’t believe Patty’s claims of rape. Poor choice of host and main guest given the #metoo movement.
Not great audio quality, I ended up skipping over some of the people that called in just because the audio was bad. The ads seemed a bit excessive; 3-4 minutes of ads in a 16 minute episode? Also random millennial insults that I’m tired of hearing. Both hosts are pretty dull, and one of them doesn’t even really contribute besides asking the other one questions. Not worth your time, just read the Wikipedia article
Hard to hear
I found the story interesting and the interviews to be helpful to the story, but hearing the interviews that happened over the phone or old recordings were significantly harder to hear than the narrators. Made it hard to understand!
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