The Dillinger craze sweeps the nation as Johnnie's infamous gang go on a freewheeling crime spree. They target the richest banks in the country, enacting the revenge of the everyday American.
But as banks topple, their rise to national obsession will cause embarrassment to state authorities - their daring escapades now draw the eye of the Federal Government. And J. Edgar Hoover is not a man to be taken lightly.
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 2 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 noiser.com/subscriptions to get started with a 7-day free trial.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices