312 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
    • 4.9 • 110 Ratings

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

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

    One Troy

    One Troy

    The Lawrence H. Woodward funeral home in Brooklyn has been run by one family for generations, and has handled many funerals for victims of violent crime.
    When we visited, one funeral director told us, “I don’t think people understand when you’re dealing with a victim who’s been shot – we see these things. It’s a mental toll on the person that has to now look at this gunshot victim and put them back together.”
    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

    • 41 min
    A Trip to the Bunny Ranch (Criminal+)

    A Trip to the Bunny Ranch (Criminal+)

    Five years ago, we visited the Moonlite Bunny Ranch. Today, memories from our taping there with Alice Little - plus panting dogs, Fourth of July plans, and a tour of Phoebe's desk.

    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.

    11 to 1

    11 to 1

    When JonRe Taylor was called for jury duty in 2007, she voted ‘not guilty’ on every charge. But the defendant was convicted and sent to prison anyway.
    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

    • 44 min
    A Pumpkin and A Lobster (Criminal+)

    A Pumpkin and A Lobster (Criminal+)

    A pumpkin mystery, and a lobster-napping.

    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 Six

    The Six

    In 1989, three people confessed to participating in a murder. Eventually, a total of six people were arrested. But when DNA tests were run on crime scene evidence almost 20 years later - the results showed that none of them had been there at all.
    This episode picks up where our last episode left off. If you haven't heard the first part yet - we recommend going back and listening to that first. It’s called Type B.
    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

    • 40 min
    Type B

    Type B

    Six people were arrested for a murder in Nebraska. Some said they couldn't remember details of the crime, or being there at all - but then they began to have dreams about 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: 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

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
110 Ratings

110 Ratings

katieperaudeau ,

Thoughtful storytelling

There is nothing I look forward to more than a long drive and a criminal podcast lineup. These well thought out stories are often compelling and surprising without necessarily being gruesome. They feature unique perspectives and subtle nods to current events. The combination of Phoebe Judge’s soothing voice and her deliberate questions make this one of the best podcasts airing now. I never miss a show and it’s always the highlight of my day. Keep going!

Actively indulgent ,

Thoughtfully laid out, beautifully packaged.

In a world… of true crime offerings this is a remarkable production. Well researched and scripted stories read by one of the most enchanting voices.
Phoebe could read life into a phone book.

fingernails painted ,

To not listen is -criminal

Beautiful and interesting stories
Very touched by the magpie episode
Thank you

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture

Amour Jungle par Ben Mazué
Ben Mazué
Affaires sensibles
France Inter
Transfert
Slate.fr Podcasts
Fifty States — un Podcast Quotidien
Quotidien
EX...
Agathe Lecaron
Les Pieds sur terre
France Culture

You Might Also Like

This is Love
Vox Media Podcast Network
This Is Actually Happening
Wondery
Serial
Serial Productions & The New York Times
My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark
Exactly Right Media – the original true crime comedy network
This American Life
This American Life
Up and Vanished
Tenderfoot TV

More by Radiotopia

Song Exploder
Hrishikesh Hirway
Articles of Interest
Avery Trufelman
Radio Diaries
Radio Diaries & Radiotopia
The Mortified Podcast
Mortified Media and Radiotopia
The Kitchen Sisters Present
The Kitchen Sisters & Radiotopia
the memory palace
Nate DiMeo