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Hiding in Plain Sight - An Infamous Fugitive & His Decades of Secrets, Revealed

Chameleon: The Michigan Plot

Sony Music

Tv & Film, Society & Culture, Documentary, Comedy, True Crime

4.67.6K Ratings

🗓️ 4 December 2023

⏱️ 8 minutes

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Meet Ashley Randele. Ashley’s Dad, Thomas Randele, was her favorite person in the world. A great dad, a great golfer and the love of her Mum’s life. Ashley thought she knew him better than anyone. But at 38 years old, that notion would be shattered. Ashley’s dad wasn’t Thomas Randele, he was Ted Conrad - a wanted fugitive who had evaded authorities for over half a century. The mystery of Ted Conrad haunted law enforcement for decades, and now, for the first time, the secrets of his story are finally being revealed. Join host Jonathan Hirsch as he teams up with Ashley herself to unravel the truth behind her fathers secretive past on Smoke Screen: My Fugitive Dad. Subscribers to The Binge can listen to all episodes of Smoke Screen: My Fugitive Dad right now, completely ad-free. Catch new episodes of Smoke Screen: My Fugitive Dad every week wherever you get your podcasts or subscribe to The Binge and unlock all episodes ad-free today. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Smoke Screen show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you listen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Hey Chameleon listeners Ashley Randall here host of the latest installment of the hit


True Crime Podcast series Smokescreen my fugitive dad like Chameleon each each season of smokescreen reveals the hidden secrets behind complicated criminals.


And on my fugitive dad, the criminal in question just happens to be my father.


My dad, Tom, was by all accounts a normal guy.


He was an amazing father, a loving husband to my mom, a car salesman, and an unbelievable golfer.


But on one unforgettable day, my dad took me aside and revealed a shocking secret. A secret he


told me to never share. A secret that would not only turn my world upside down, but would send federal law


enforcement into a complete frenzy. And on this season of smoke screen, I'm going


to tell you all about it for the very first time.


Join me and my co-host Jonathan Hirsch as we retrace the steps of my father's double life


and try to find the truth beneath a sea of lies


dating back over half a decade. Take a listen. Okay, I guess if we're going to tell the


story from the top, we kind of need to start with the movie.


You gotta give the people what they want.


The Thomas Crown Affair was released in 1968.


It was one of the most iconic heist films ever made. Go.


In the movie, Thomas Crown is a clever and charming businessman who pulls off an elaborate and inimitable robbery of a bank in Boston, Massachusetts.


Go. Steve McQueen is the lead. His character is already rich. He does it seemingly because he can. The getaway car, a wood-paneled station wagon, exits the Massachusetts turnpike, canvas sacks of money in the trunk.


The driver drops them off in a trash can at the Cambridge Cemetery.


A little while later, McQueen arrives in a black rolls Royce to pick up the sacks.


He drives home. His butler asks him about his day.


Fine, just fine.


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