149 episodes

Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the "if it bleeds, it leads," kind of crime. Something a little more complex. Stories of people who've done wrong, been wronged, and/or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. We're a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.

Criminal Radiotopia

    • True Crime
    • 4.8, 2.1K Ratings

Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the "if it bleeds, it leads," kind of crime. Something a little more complex. Stories of people who've done wrong, been wronged, and/or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. We're a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.

    Episode 140: Cowboy Bob

    Episode 140: Cowboy Bob

    In May 1991, a bank robber walked into a bank in Irving, Texas, and without speaking handed the teller a note that read, “This is a bank robbery. Give me your money. No marked bills or dye packs.” Witnesses reported that the robber was wearing a cowboy hat and a brown leather jacket. And then it happened again. And again. But when FBI agents finally got a lead, they discovered that robber wasn't who they expected at all.

    Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

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    Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

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    • 34 min
    Episode 139: Learning How to Forgive

    Episode 139: Learning How to Forgive

    "The question becomes, when is enough enough?" Today, we're talking about forgiveness.

    Martha Minow's latest book is When Should Law Forgive.

    Listen to our other shows, This is Love and Phoebe Reads a Mystery.

    Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

    If you haven't already, please review us on Apple Podcasts! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow.

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    If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions.

    Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

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    • 35 min
    Episode 138: Starlight Tours

    Episode 138: Starlight Tours

    In January 2000, two bodies were found frozen in a remote area of Saskatoon, Canada. It was a place where nobody walked, especially in the winter. And then, a man came forward and said he had been dropped off by police on the outskirts of town, but he had made it back alive.

    Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

    If you haven't already, please review us on Apple Podcasts! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow.

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    If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions.

    Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

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    • 37 min
    Episode 137: Wolf 10

    Episode 137: Wolf 10

    In April of 1995, wildlife biologists flew small airplanes over Yellowstone National Park, looking for two missing wolves. “They’re just gone. And that’s implausible because wolves don’t just disappear.”

    We’re trying something new. Two stories about the same family of wolves in Yellowstone. One is a crime story, and one is a love story. For the love story, check out Episode 19 of This is Love. It’s called The Wolves. https://apple.co/2wSJs7B

    Thomas McNamee’s book is The Killing of Wolf Number Ten.

    Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

    If you haven't already, please review us on Apple Podcasts! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow.

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    If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions.

    Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

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    • 34 min
    Looking for Wolves

    Looking for Wolves

    Our other show, This is Love, is coming back on April 1. All new stories, about animals and the wild, and what happens when we take time to look around us.

    Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

    If you haven't already, please review us on Apple Podcasts! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow.

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    If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions.

    Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

    • 3 min
    Phoebe Reads a Mystery

    Phoebe Reads a Mystery

    Phoebe reads Agatha Christie’s first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles. For more, visit Phoebe Reads a Mystery on its own feed. Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/phoebe-reads-a-mystery/id1503921457 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4aqOirMxxorVMFcVRvDusi RSS: http://feeds.feedburner.com/PhoebeReadsAMystery

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

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Crime as a window to the human soul

This has been a long time favourite of mine. Consistently fascinating story telling. This is not for the serial killer driller fans. What draws you in is stories that strike at the heart of what it is to be human and fallible.

Jum3005 ,

Great podcast

Interesting quirky and well researched crimes stories. Very enjoyable!

LadyJane83 ,

Interesting & well researched

The content is interesting and well researched - great interviews with witnesses and other primary sources. The only thing that grates is that, sometimes when narrating, Phoebe uses a self-consciously sultry tone of voice which is strange and inappropriate.

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