Laurie Bembenek was a Milwaukee police officer and Playboy Club bunny before being arrested for the murder of her husband’s ex-wife, a crime she insisted she did not commit. Nicknamed “Bambi Bembenek,” she became a tabloid fixation, a feminist cause célèbre and, after she escaped from prison, an American folk hero, though she was never exonerated. Journalist and Campside Media co-founder Vanessa Grigoriadis takes a fresh look at the case Diane Sawyer called the "most glamorous murder case of the 1980s.”
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Focused on scandalous stories in American culture, Infamous is a new podcast from Run, Bambi, Run host Vanessa Grigoriadis. Infamous covers the rise and fall of Girls Gone Wild; the lies that led to the Iraq war; and the last days of NXIVM, during which Grigoriadis had exclusive access to high-level cult members including Keith Raniere, who was then on the run in Mexico. Check out Infamous for never-before heard audio interviews with Seagram’s heir Clare Bronfman, NXIVM number two Nancy Salzman, and Smallville star Allison Mack. https://link.chtbl.com/NPci7bQe
9 February Finished
When a K-9 officer in the Scott County, Tennessee Sheriff's Department winds up dead at the hands of his partner, a grieving widow takes it upon herself to untangle the truth from the lies. Was it just a catastrophic accident? Or premeditated murder? National Magazine Award-winning reporter Sean Flynn returns to Scott County two decades after the killing to tell the story of one woman’s pursuit of justice—and one community’s enduring reckoning with the fallout. Witnessed: Friendly Fire
8 June 2022 Finished
What does the fight for gender equality within the American police force look like today? We talk to two experts about current strategies for police reform. Run, Bambi, Run is an Apple Original podcast, produced by Campside Media. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts. https://apple.co/RunBambiRun
6 June 2022 Finished
We speak to Penny Harrington, the first female police chief of a major American city, about fighting her way through the ranks. Run, Bambi, Run is an Apple Original podcast, produced by Campside Media. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts. https://apple.co/RunBambiRun
30 May 2022 Finished
In this episode, we examine Laurie’s fraught relationship with the media, her tragic fall, and the struggle to build a life with a felony on her record. What might justice look like for Laurie? Run, Bambi, Run is an Apple Original podcast, produced by Campside Media. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts. https://apple.co/RunBambiRun
23 May 2022 Finished