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Devils and DirtbagsOctober 07, 2019
01:02:5486.41 MB

Episode One: The Suspected Murderer, part one.

Thirteen year old altar boy Danny Croteau was murdered on April 14, 1972. And a Catholic priest was the sole suspect. 

Devils and DirtbagsOctober 15, 2019
58:2580.25 MB

Episode Two: The Suspected Murderer, part two

Episode Two begins with an apocalyptic Catholic doomsday cult with odd sexual practices. Meanwhile, the suspected murderer priest continues to molest altar boys. 

Devils and DirtbagsOctober 22, 2019x
01:07:4290.96 MB

Episode Three: The Suspected Murderer, Part Three

Father Richard Lavigne gets arrested for multiple counts of child molestation and child rape. Will he ever be punished?

Devils and DirtbagsOctober 29, 2019x
57:5677.9 MB

Episode Four: The Angry Drunkard

Father Charles Sullivan was punished for his drunkenness, his whore-mongering and for threatening to shoot the Bishop. And he died alone, in disgrace, abandoned by the church.

Devils and DirtbagsNovember 05, 2019x
59:2880.05 MB

Episode Five: Father X, part one

The first of four episodes about a priestly serial molester of altar boys who never was punished and went on to work as a drug and alcohol counselor. 

Devils and DirtbagsNovember 12, 2019
01:06:4491.67 MB

Episode Six: Father X, part two

The second of four episodes about a priestly serial molester of altar boys who never was punished and went on to work as a drug and alcohol counselor. 

Devils and DirtbagsNovember 19, 2019
55:4776.64 MB

Episode Seven: Father X, part three

Using the element of surprise, and a bottle of 100 proof bourbon, Crash gets Father X to tell his tale of woe.

Devils and DirtbagsNovember 26, 2019
01:01:5885.14 MB

Episode Eight: Father X, part four

Father X, under the influence of bourbon and a willing listener, reveals all about his sordid family history... and why he turned out to be so evil.

Devils and DirtbagsDecember 03, 2019
01:14:55102.89 MB

Episode Nine: The Depraved Lying Bishop, part one

How could men like Richard Lavigne, Father X and Charles Sullivan, plus dozens of other Springfield priests, get away with such evil criminal behavior? Well, when the person in charge of a group is depraved, then, usually, the whole damn organization is rotten. For over 25 years, Thomas Dupre held a...

Devils and DirtbagsDecember 10, 2019
01:04:0087.92 MB

Episode Ten: The Depraved Lying Bishop, part two

Both Father James Scahill and reporter Bill Zajac knew Bishop Thomas Dupre was evil. How could they stop him?

Devils and DirtbagsJanuary 01, 2020
58:3780.53 MB

Episode Eleven: The Suspected Murderer, part four

Crash knocks on the door of Richard Lavigne and the child molesting ex-priest has a lot to say.

Devils and DirtbagsJanuary 15, 2020
50:4869.79 MB

Episode Twelve: Danny Croteau's sister

We hear from Danny Croteau's youngest sister, an inspirational woman named Cat, on how the 1972 murder of her brother impacted her entire family. 

Devils and DirtbagsFebruary 11, 2020
51:5671.35 MB

Episode 13: In Memory of Danny

In the season finale of Devils and Dirtbags, we tie up some loose ends and visit the spot where Danny Croteau was murdered on April 14th, 1972.

Open Ears MaineApril 14, 2020x
00:59:0053.57 MB

The First Episode

Tonight, we'll be discussing the trials and tribulations of seeking unemployment benefits with the recently laid-off Neil Skillin. And we'll talk about Susan Collins with Nathan Bernard. And we'll hear from Becky McDonald Pritchard about the scene on Mount Desert Island. And, perhaps, a call from yo...

Open Ears MaineApril 16, 2020x
01:00:0054.2 MB

Episode Two

On the second episode of Open Ears Maine, we'll speak to a nurse we're calling "Jane" who works on a "med surg floor" in one of Maine's largest hospitals to hear from the inside on how health care workers are dealing with Covid-19. And we'll discuss the explosion that rocked the town of Jay yesterda...

Open Ears MaineApril 21, 2020x
01:01:0055.09 MB

Episode Three

Tonight we’ll hear from State Representative Chris Johansen, a Republican lawmaker from Monticello and the organizer of yesterday’s “Patriot’s Day” protest in Augusta. And we’ll speak to Washington County Commissioner Chris Gardner on how the pandemic is impacting life Downeast. And Gardner's though...

Open Ears MaineApril 23, 2020x
00:57:0051.41 MB

Episode Four

A conversation with Jason Dionne, attorney-at-law, on how the pandemic is impacting Maine's family court system. And an update on the mill explosion at the paper mill in Jay, plus information about a hotline to help Mainers navigate the state's unemployment system.

Open Ears MaineApril 28, 2020x
00:58:0052.27 MB

Episode Five

Tonight, we'll speak with psychoanalyst Ed O'Brien who sees patients in mid-coast Maine. We'll discuss how the pandemic is impacting those with mental illness and discuss coping mechanism for stressed out Mainers. 7 to 8 p.m.

Open Ears MaineApril 30, 2020x
00:41:0037.25 MB

Episode Six

We'll talk to a Portland-area barber who held a haircutting speakeasy last week about the new rules for Maine's barbers. Plus we'll speak to Danielle Madore and Carrie Vinette of the Black Hen studio, a tattoo shop and gallery located on Ocean Street in South Portland and hear their perspective on t...

Open Ears MaineMay 01, 202000:22:0019.48 MB


We spoke to Rick Savage, the owner of Sunday RIver Company about his decision to challenge the state COVID-19 reopening plans.

Open Ears MaineMay 05, 2020x
00:47:0042.27 MB

Episode 8

On today’s show, we’ll speak to State Rep. Genevieve McDonald, a Democrat from Stonington-Deer Isle with tips on filing for unemployment as a self-employed Mainer or sole proprietor. She’s also the skipper of a lobster boat, so we’ll learn about COVID-19’s impact on the commercial fishing industry. ...

Open Ears MaineMay 07, 2020x
00:53:0047.64 MB

Episode 9

On today’s show, we’ll hear about Janet Mills' COVID testing announcement, plus breaking news about a cruise ship planning to tie up in Eastport for an extended stay. And we’ll talk about the practically useless COVID-19 antibodies test with a Boothbay Harbor man who paid 75 bucks for the darn thing...

Open Ears MaineMay 12, 2020x
00:34:0030.99 MB

Episode Ten

HospitalityMaine wants the governor to lift the 14 day quarantine for out-of-state tourists. Also a brief flashback to 1902 when typhoid came to Maine.

Open Ears MaineMay 14, 2020x
00:42:0038.15 MB

Episode 11

We speak to a mid-coast Maine mail carrier we’re calling Cliff Clavin to hear what it is like delivering mail during the coronavirus pandemic. And to learn what’s worse — dog bites or COVID-19.

Open Ears MaineMay 19, 2020x
00:58:0052.27 MB

Episode Twelve

We speak to "Lois" -- a fifth and sixth grade teacher in a rural, mid-coast Maine town -- about education during the time of COVID-19

Open Ears MaineMay 21, 2020x
01:10:0063.73 MB

Episode Thirteen

This episode is gonna be a little different. In Episode 13, we speak to a mask-hating, QAnon-loving Maine Republican Party candidate for an Aroostook County House seat. We'll hear about his anti-mask protests, the Illuminati, his work as a QAnon analyst and his ability to walk on broken glass.

Open Ears MaineMay 26, 2020x
00:49:0044.64 MB

Episode 14

On today’s show, we’ll be talking about pandemic restauranteering with Erin Bruns of Bruce’s Burritos in Yarmouth. We’ll hear what it was like to pivot to curbside only food service, functioning under the state’s new rules and her thoughts on the tough times ahead for Maine’s restaurant culture.

Open Ears MaineMay 28, 2020x
01:20:0073.18 MB

Episode 15

Two guests with dramatically different points of view on the COVID-19 pandemic AND the state of Maine’s State of Emergency rules. First, Phoebe Kolbert, a college student and writer, then Pete Guidi, an innkeeper with a large investment in Old Orchard Beach.

Open Ears MaineJune 02, 2020x
00:56:0051.23 MB

Episode 16

Some thoughts on the protests of the murder of George Floyd and then a conversation with Captain Noah Barnes about the impact of COVID-19 on Maine's windjammer fleet.

Open Ears MaineJune 04, 2020x
01:08:0061.69 MB

Episode 17

Tonight, a conversation with activist and author Reza Jalali about this week's street demonstrations in Portland and how COVID-19 is impacting Maine's refugee and immigrant communities.

Open Ears MaineJune 09, 2020x
01:04:0057.89 MB

Episode 18

Tonight, our guest is Lokotah Sanborn, a member of the Penobscot Nation and an anti-racist and anti-fascist activist from Indian Island, Maine. We’ll be discussing the anti-Trump protests in Bangor on Friday, plus we’ll hear his perspective on Black Lives Matter, white allies and white supremacy and...

Open Ears MaineJune 16, 2020x
01:06:0059.67 MB

Episode 19

A 785 foot cruise ship named the Riviera tied up to the Breakwater in Eastport on Sunday, with a skeleton crew of 135 workers. The vessel is slated to remain in Eastport indefinitely, or until the cruise ship industry re-opens after shutting down due to the pandemic. In this episode, we speak to two...

Devils and DirtbagsJune 09, 2021x
01:07:5293.23 MB

Episode 14: Richard Lavigne Got Away With Murder, Part One

On the night of May 21, 2021, the suspected murderer Richard Lavigne died at the age of 80 from COVID complications. The local DA claimed he was getting ready to arrest the former priest and charge him with Danny Croteau's murder, but since Lavigne was dead, he now considers the case closed. On this...

Devils and DirtbagsJune 16, 2021
51:0970.29 MB

Episode 15: Richard Lavigne Got Away with Murder, Part two

We hear a sad tale from "Sarah," the long-suffering wife of one of Richard Lavigne's victims. She tells us about her husband's abuse at the hands of the murderer priest and the impact it had their family.

Tough Island, MaineAugust 10, 202101:041.48 MB

Introducing Tough Island, Maine

Despite its remoteness, Matinicus is a microcosm of modern American society. Ruled by gossip and slander. Rife with substance abuse and marital discord. Over time, the archetypes revealed themselves: The angel, the hero, the loner, drunk, the cheater, the molester, the abuser, the thief, the suicide...

Tough Island, MaineAugust 18, 2021
28:0038.47 MB

Tough Island, Maine: Chapter 1

After getting out of the U.S. Coast Guard, Crash moves to Matinicus, Maine's most remote inhabited island to work as a sternman aboard a lobster boat, The Dotted Eye. And he meets his new boss, Captain Donald, and his wife, Mary-Margaret.

Devils and DirtbagsAugust 18, 2021
28:3039.16 MB

Chapter One of Tough Island, Maine

Crash Barry's new podcast is totally different than Devils and Dirtbags. Tough Island, Maine tells of Crash's misadventures of working aboard a lobster boat and living on a remote island when he was a much younger man. Here's the first episode. Please subscribe, follow, rate and review wherever you ...

Tough Island, MaineAugust 27, 2021
27:5038.23 MB

Tough Island, Maine: Chapter 2

This week on Tough island, Maine, Crash moves into his room in Captain Donald’s fishhouse. Also, he goes for a motorcycle ride. And we meet Deputy Jerold Day, the first cop to ever live on Matinicus, Maine's most remote inhabited island.

Devils and DirtbagsAugust 27, 2021
06:328.99 MB

A taste of Tough Island, Maine: Chapter 2

Here's a little taste of Crash Barry's new podcast Tough Island, Maine retelling the story of the only police officer ever to live on Matinicus, Maine's most remote inhabited island. And Knox County Sheriff's Deputy Jerold Day was NOT a good cop. Subscribe to Tough Island wherever you get your podca...

Tough Island, MaineSeptember 02, 2021
27:3337.85 MB

Tough Island, Maine: Chapter 3

Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy Jerold Day gets run off the island and Crash almost crashes Captain Donald’s boat. Plus, an underwater graveyard and how to dispose of an old vehicle or an ancient washing machine, island-style.

Tough Island, MaineSeptember 08, 2021
27:3237.84 MB

Tough Island, Maine: Chapter 4

Crash wrestles with a cougar, Captain Donald rescues mariners-in-distress and a flock of puffins surround a shipwreck.

Tough Island, MaineSeptember 15, 2021
27:5338.31 MB

Tough Island, Maine: Chapter 5

Crash trades cigarettes with some Russian sailors, scratches Captain Donald’s truck and almost gets stranded on a deserted island.

Tough Island, MaineSeptember 22, 2021
28:2539.03 MB

Tough Island, Maine: Chapter 6

This week on Tough Island, Maine, the “Perfect Storm of 1991” strikes outer Penobscot Bay, Crash almost dies (a couple of times) and the story of the January 1992 sinking of the tugboat Harkness during a winter gale. Luckily, Captain Vance Bunker, a true hero, willingly heads into the storm.

Tough Island, MaineSeptember 29, 2021
27:3437.88 MB

Tough Island, Maine: Chapter 7

This week on Tough Island, Maine, Crash realizes he can’t pass the Able-Bodied Seaman’s drug test, Mary-Margaret gets in trouble and so does Captain Donald.

Tough Island, MaineOctober 06, 2021
27:5038.25 MB

Tough Island, Maine: Chapter 8

Crash and Captain Donald have a disagreement, Crash ends up working on a presidential campaign and someone Crash loves, dies.

Tough Island, MaineOctober 12, 2021
28:2138.96 MB

Tough Island, Maine: Chapter 9

This week on Tough Island, Maine, one of Crash’s partying pals decides to return to church, only to experience God’s wrath. Thanks to Captain Edward and Nan, (and some psychedelics) Crash’s life gets better.

Tough Island, MaineOctober 20, 2021
28:0438.56 MB

Tough Island, Maine: Chapter 10

CONTENT WARNING: This chapter contains cats, poetry and a bizarre suicide. Also, Crash's wife sings a sonnet by Edna St. Vincent Millay. 

Tough Island, MaineOctober 27, 2021
28:1738.86 MB

Tough Island, Maine: Chapter 11

A tragedy strikes the sheep living on Wheaton Island and a perfect Matinicus wedding where Captain Edwin and Crash show up wearing the same outfit. Content warning: this episode contains the death of animals and domestic abuse.

Tough Island, MaineNovember 02, 2021
27:4838.19 MB

Tough Island, Maine: Chapter 12

While camping with Alice on an even more remote Maine island, Crash is introduced to Carlos Castaneda. Then Crash’s parents visit Matinicus. Also, a scary Halloween tale of gunfire and whiskey.

Tough Island, MaineNovember 10, 2021
27:2137.57 MB

Tough Island, Maine: Chapter 13

In this penultimate chapter, Crash hitchhikes to Portland and gets a sweet lift. Also, we learn how radio ruined the island. And Crash shaves his beard and moves off Matinicus, headed to the University of Southern Maine. 

Tough Island, MaineNovember 16, 2021
28:3539.27 MB

Tough Island, Maine: Chapter 14, the Finale

In the series finale, Crash returns to Matinicus, twice. Also, Mary-Margaret confronts Crash again, 20 years later.