216 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. Part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Criminal Vox Media Podcast Network

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 4.1K Ratings

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. Part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

    Episode 206: The Feather Lady

    Episode 206: The Feather Lady

    On October 4, 1960, Eastern Airlines Flight 375 took off from Boston’s Logan airport, and then, two minutes later, it crashed. 62 people died. Investigators couldn't figure out what had happened, and they decided to ask a scientist working at the Smithsonian for help. Roxie Laybourne's investigation helped launch a whole new field of science that changed aviation and forensics.
    Special thanks to the Smithsonian Institution Archives for letting us share audio of Roxie Laybourne.
    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.
    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. 
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    • 42 min
    Episode 205: Sunset Mesa

    Episode 205: Sunset Mesa

    Debbie Schum waited a long time to receive the cremated ashes of her friend, LoraLee Johnson. When she did, she felt relieved to finally take them home with her. But then, she got a call from the FBI.
    We first aired this episode in 2020. Earlier this month, Megan Hess and Shirley Koch were sentenced for their crimes. We've included updates about the case in this version of the episode.
    To learn more, check out Elena Saavedra Buckley’s article, “‘None of this happened the way you think it did.’”
    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.
    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.
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    • 42 min
    Episode 204: They Came for the Judges

    Episode 204: They Came for the Judges

    When the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in August of 2021, they unlocked the prisons and freed prisoners, some of whom sought revenge on the women judges who convicted them. We speak with some of the judges in today’s episode.
    Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our occasional newsletter, The Accomplice. Follow the show and review us on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/CriminalShow.
    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.
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    • 42 min
    Episode 203: Dog in the Bed, Cat in the Bag, Camel on the Golf Course

    Episode 203: Dog in the Bed, Cat in the Bag, Camel on the Golf Course

    Stories of animals really going for it.
    Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our occasional newsletter, The Accomplice. Follow the show and review us on Apple Podcasts: Apple.co/CriminalShow.
    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.
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    • 45 min
    Episode 202: Across the Atlantic

    Episode 202: Across the Atlantic

    In February of 1910, members of the Music Hall Ladies Guild in London received a strange letter from their treasurer – a singer who went by the name Belle Elmore. It said that she suddenly had to travel to the United States, and that she was resigning from her position.
    Several weeks later, at the Music Hall Ladies Guild fundraising ball, Belle's husband arrived with a date. And she was wearing Belle's brooch.
    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.
    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.
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    • 48 min
    Episode 201: The Tylenol Murders

    Episode 201: The Tylenol Murders

    On September 29, 1982, Adam Janus suddenly collapsed in his home outside of Chicago. He died within hours. Later that same day, in the same house, his brother also collapsed — then his sister-in-law. All three of them had been healthy. Nobody could figure out what was going on.
    Stacy St. Clair and Christy Gutowski reported an investigative series looking back on the Tylenol murders for the Chicago Tribune. You can listen to their podcast here, and read their series in the Chicago Tribune here.
    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.
    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.
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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4.1K Ratings

4.1K Ratings

Karagetserdunn ,

BEST POSCAST

Phoebe is such a fantastic story teller. All the episodes are so fascinating and different. I love this podcast.

Animals+Art ,

Thanks for Making your Podcasts for Even Kids

I’m 12 years old and I love your podcasts! Their perfect for me and most of them are good for tweens! They’re so interesting and make up for not being allowed to watch the news! I also love how you had a story about Saskatoon and a few other places in Canada! Even though they’re kinda sad I like how you included us. Definitely recommend!

"L"724 ,

Great journalism

Long term fan - I have listened to all episodes and just finished most recent on afghani female judges. I am Canadian and was aware of all the Afghanistan and taliban issues and recent history, but not specifically about female judges. Thank u again for your amazing stories and journalism!! I can not praise this program enough.

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