Run Bambi Run

Publisher:
Apple, Campside Media

Run Bambi Run

4.8/5

Critic Rating

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.”New episodes out every Monday. Run Bambi Run is an Apple Original podcast, produced by Campside Media. List...


Critic Reviews

Score: 4.5

Alice Florence Orr • PodcastReview.org Jun 22, 2022

"A few episodes into Run, Bambi, Run, it becomes clear that all of the story’s sources are on Bambi’s side...in the expert hands of host Vanessa Grigoriadis, it becomes irritatingly clear that making a few assumptions can be more exciting than dealing in cold hard facts. Run, Bambi, Run offers a masterclass in making good of partial material, even if Bambi’s redemption comes at the loss of Schultz’s narrative. A complicated yet rousing listen, this is a tale that runs fast with the facts but proves exhilarating nevertheless. …"

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Score: 5

Eliana Dockterman • Time.com May 26, 2022

"I’m a true-crime skeptic. So I’m always delighted to find a series in the genre that has something more on its mind than the crime itself. The story of her(Bambi) prison break, especially, manages to be gripping without resorting to voyeurism."

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Score: 4.5

Stephen O. • Podcast Delivery Apr 18, 2022

"Just take in the captivating world painted by Run, Bambi, Run...By age 23, Bembenek was serving a life sentence for murdering her husband's ex-wife. She escaped prison in 1990...You can't make this stuff up."

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Score: 5

Alexi Duggins • The Guardian Apr 14, 2022

"It’s a gripping exploration of the – seemingly quite plausible – suggestion that Bembenek was framed by Milwaukee police department, against whom she was pursuing a sexual harassment case."

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