John Dillinger Part 1: Hard Time

Real Outlaws

Jul 25 2022 • 41 mins

It’s the 1930s and America is gripped by the Great Depression. Banks are going bust and taking people’s life savings with them… in this cruel period of history, an unlikely hero will emerge. Well, a hero to some anyway.  An average guy from rural Indiana will burst onto the national stage - becoming a criminal cause célèbre. We visit his humble beginnings, and see where the road forked for the boy before he became the man of legend.    Serial bank robber and Public Enemy #1 - John H. Dillinger, leader of the infamous Dillinger Gang.  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 1 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