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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.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7, 18.2K 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.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
18.2K Ratings

18.2K Ratings

karrn9 ,

too short

I really like everything else but wish the podcasts could be alt least an hour long.

Ahfuenfbjckwpirufbxslfijc ,

Great show, but...

If I have to say one way or the other, I would recommend this podcast wholeheartedly.

Phoebe’s voice, though not everyone’s cup of tea, offers a rather soothing but biting tone that you cannot find elsewhere and really adds a bit of gravitas to light-hearted topics or some relief from serious topics.

The topics themselves have been interesting. It really captures people in the line of crime, from those who are involved, those who are affected by, and those who just happen to be at that time. It doesn’t seem to discriminate who their guests are, no matter the topic of the week is.

Having said that, in the recent episodes, I’ve been noticing that the topics tend to be a bit more taboo or controversial. This is not a new trend from this series (some of their old episodes deals with euthanasia, for four or five episode back-to-back after all), but it definitely shows that the show runners want to draw in more audience or hype by covering topics such as these. I think it really makes some listeners, who just want some interesting topic without going too much into politics/ethics, to be driven away from the podcast as some episodes end rather in a supportive tone, rather than their usual neutral tone.

Again, overall, it’s a good podcast to listen to for those who want something interesting than constant comedy or news podcasts, but be aware of some topics that tiptoe the line of neutrality and somewhat agenda-driven reporting.

Jmeligan ,

Phoebe ❤️

I could listen to her talk all day, tbh. I love the episode when she’s pondering out loud and speaking more. My brother thinks she has a terrible lisp but I don’t mind because I love Phoebe

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