Real Outlaws

John Dillinger Part 3: Public Enemy

Aug. 8, 2022

John H. Dillinger is declared Public Enemy number 1! After his daring escape from Crown Point Jail the gang reorganises and doubles down on their criminal exploits - and every act is splashed across the nation’s newspapers.  But the Feds have had enough. J. Edgar Hoover finds his own job is on the line - he must prove that one way or another the bureau can bring Dillinger to justice.  A team of special agents are on the case - but Johnnie is nothing if not elusive. They’ll need to be very good, or get very lucky if they’re to finally apprehend the nation’s favourite criminal.  A Noiser production, written by Kateland Brown. With thanks to Elliott J. Gorn, historian and author of “Dillinger’s Wild Ride: The Year that Made America’s Public Enemy Number One” This is Part 3 of 3. For ad-free listening, exclusive content and early access to new episodes, join Noiser+. Now available for Apple and Android users. Go to to get started with a 7-day free trial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.