John Dillinger Part 3: Public Enemy

Real Outlaws

Aug 8 2022 • 42 mins

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