Devils and Dirtbags

Devils and Dirtbags

An investigative podcast by journalist, author and filmmaker Crash Barry.

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.

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.

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 ...

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...