Medical Examiner D.J. Drakovic, in Pontiac Michigan, explains how every crime scene is like a novel. (5 minutes)
More in Crime
Reporter Nancy Updike spends two days with Neal Smither, who cleans up crime scenes for a living, and comes away wanting to open his Los Angeles franchise, despite the gore — or maybe because of it.
Sometimes criminals return to the scene of their misdeeds — to try to make things right, to try to undo the past. Katie Davis reports on her neighbor Bobby, who returned to the scene where he robbed people and conned people.
Samantha continues toward McFadden, and talks to an inmate who knows something about the case that she never knew before.
More by Ira Glass
Host Ira Glass follows presidential hopeful Julián Castro as he prepares for the first debate of the Democratic primary.
Gary puts on a tough guy costume, but will it turn him into a tough guy? Ira continues Gary Gulman’s story.
Religion professor Elaine Pagels explains the roots and evolution of Satan in religious texts.