302 episodes

Criminal is the first of its kind. A show about people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. Hosted by Phoebe Judge. Named a Best Podcast of 2023 by the New York Times. Part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Criminal Criminal Productions

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 4.3K Ratings

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Criminal is the first of its kind. A show about people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. Hosted by Phoebe Judge. Named a Best Podcast of 2023 by the New York Times. Part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Under Oath

    Under Oath

    When he was 14 years old, Ron Bishop testified in a murder trial. Decades later, he told an investigator everything he said on the stand was a lie – and that it was just what he was told to say.
    Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our occasional newsletter, The Accomplice. Follow the show and review us on Apple Podcasts: iTunes.com/CriminalShow.
    Sign up for Criminal Plus to get behind-the-scenes bonus episodes of Criminal, ad-free listening of all of our shows, members-only merch, and more. Learn more and sign up here.
    Listen back through our archives at youtube.com/criminalpodcast.
    We also make This is Love and Phoebe Reads a Mystery.
    Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Check out our online shop.
    Episode transcripts are posted on our website.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 50 min
    A Chicago Mystery and a Chicago Hot Dog (Criminal+)

    A Chicago Mystery and a Chicago Hot Dog (Criminal+)

    Phoebe tells Lauren about a 1970s murder in Chicago that police couldn't solve — and then a doctor came forward and said his wife seemed to know things about the case that she couldn't possibly know. Plus, Phoebe’s hot dog order, practical skills, and a new potato chip to try.

    Thank you for being a member of Criminal Plus. We’d love for you to send us your questions – give us a call and leave a message at (833) 822-7850.

    Sign up for our occasional newsletter, The Accomplice, at thisiscriminal.com/newsletter.

    The Strike

    The Strike

    When people started saying that John D. Rockefeller Jr. was responsible for the deaths of two women and 11 children near a coal mine in Colorado, he decided to do something unusual. He hired “the father of public relations.”
    Scott Martelle's book is Blood Passion: The Ludlow Massacre and Class War in the American West.
    Amy Westervelt's podcast is called Drilled.
    Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our occasional newsletter, The Accomplice. Follow the show and review us on Apple Podcasts: iTunes.com/CriminalShow.
    Sign up for Criminal Plus to get behind-the-scenes bonus episodes of Criminal, ad-free listening of all of our shows, members-only merch, and more. Learn more and sign up here.
    Listen back through our archives at youtube.com/criminalpodcast.
    We also make This is Love and Phoebe Reads a Mystery.
    Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Check out our online shop.
    Episode transcripts are posted on our website.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 47 min
    An Officer's Arrest

    An Officer's Arrest

    Sultan Alam was the first Pakistani officer to join the traffic department of the Cleveland Police in the UK. He was harassed at work and complained to his senior officers about it. Then his coworkers showed up at his house to arrest him.
    Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our occasional newsletter, The Accomplice. Follow the show and review us on Apple Podcasts: iTunes.com/CriminalShow.
    Sign up for Criminal Plus to get behind-the-scenes bonus episodes of Criminal, ad-free listening of all of our shows, members-only merch, and more. Learn more and sign up here.
    Listen back through our archives at youtube.com/criminalpodcast.
    We also make This is Love and Phoebe Reads a Mystery.
    Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Check out our online shop.
    Episode transcripts are posted on our website.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 43 min
    Eclipse! (Criminal+)

    Eclipse! (Criminal+)

    When we were talking about what this week's Plus episode would be, Phoebe said it could only be about one thing. Because something huge is about to happen in just four days.

    Thank you for being a member of Criminal Plus. We’d love for you to send us your questions – give us a call and leave a message at (833) 822-7850.

    Sign up for our occasional newsletter, The Accomplice, at thisiscriminal.com/newsletter.

    Indelible Ink

    Indelible Ink

    For almost thirty years, Adolfo Kaminsky lived quietly, forging documents for people all over the world. It started when he was 18.
    Sarah Kaminsky’s book is Adolfo Kaminsky: A Forger’s Life.
    Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our occasional newsletter, The Accomplice. Follow the show and review us on Apple Podcasts: iTunes.com/CriminalShow.
    Sign up for Criminal Plus to get behind-the-scenes bonus episodes of Criminal, ad-free listening of all of our shows, members-only merch, and more. Learn more and sign up here.
    Listen back through our archives at youtube.com/criminalpodcast.
    We also make This is Love and Phoebe Reads a Mystery.
    Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Check out our online shop.
    Episode transcripts are posted on our website.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4.3K Ratings

4.3K Ratings

RTGL ,

The best podcast and host there is!

I have heard hundreds of podcasts of all topics and nobody tells a story as excellent as Phoebe Judge (and Ashley Flowers, but that’s another show), and the producers of Criminal are really excellent too. Great job and great podcast!

crymerson ,

One of the best

The best voice, giggle, and laugh - not to mention the most obscure stories of off-beat, unusual “crimes” I’ve had the pleasure to discover. I usually end up smiling at the end of most of the episodes, and I always have interesting stories to share at parties from this podcast. One of my favourites, keep up the good work!

Ps: Off Leashed is my favorite episode!

SylviePrima ,

So Entertaining

Love the stories. There’s obviously a lot of research that goes into creating each episode. Thank you for creating quality content. Great company when I’m cooking! Cheers!

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