Criminal & Radiotopia
Episode 153: The Max Headroom Incident
One Sunday night in November 1987, something very odd happened in the middle of the nine o’clock news in Chicago. As one television viewer said, it felt like someone threw "a brick through your window." A television engineer said it felt like "a home invasion." And a little boy said it was "very, very funny." Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven’t already, please review us on Apple Podcasts! It’s an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our newsletter, The Accomplice. If you’d like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. For a transcript of this episode, send an email to email@example.com. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Acorn TV Escape to Britain and beyond without leaving your seat. Try Acorn TV free for 30 days, by going to Acorn.tv and use the promo code CRIMINAL Arm & Hammer Go to armandhammer.com/bounty and get $4 off your box of quick-absorbing AbsorbX, and have a nice, dry day. Article Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more at Article.com/criminal Better Help Get 10 percent off your first month with discount code criminal at BetterHelp.com/criminal Calm Get a special limited time promotion of 40% off Calm Premium subscription at calm.com/CRIMINAL Honey Get Honey for free at Join Honey.com/CRIMINAL. Quip Go to quip.com/CRIMINAL to get your first refill free. Rothy’s Check out all the amazing shoes and bags available right now at Rothys.com/CRIMINAL Simplisafe Protect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL Squarespace Try Squarespace.com/criminal for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code CRIMINAL to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Sun Basket Go to sunbasket.com/criminal and enter promo code criminal at checkout for $35 off your order. Theragun Go to Theragun.com/CRIMINAL to try Theragun for 30 days Virtue Labs Visit VirtueLabs.com and use the code Criminal to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order. Ziprecruiter See for yourself how ZipRecruiter makes hiring faster and easier. Try it now for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal.
Duration: 26 min