300 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
    • 4.7 • 34.8K 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

    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
    How does podcasting really work?! (Criminal+)

    How does podcasting really work?! (Criminal+)

    This week: Losing wallets and making friends, underwater crimes, weird fears, underrated spices, the best excuse, how to detach from your phone, and a surprising recommendation from Phoebe.

    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 Hiss

    The Hiss

    As the famous English actor William Macready was preparing to go on stage in New York, over 300 police officers were placed in and around the theater. “But the head of the police said, ‘I don't know that that's going to be enough people.’”
    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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
34.8K Ratings

34.8K Ratings

BGraetz ,

Always an interesting story and fascinating deep dives

Sometimes I prejudge an episode thinking the topic didn’t spark my interest and when I listen they always exceed my expectations and take me on a fascinating trip into hidden corners of the world and untold stories.

zombie0651 ,

Started off good

Started off amazing. The episode about the girl who printed money with her boyfriend is still one of my favorite episodes of any podcast, ever. But, then it just dissolved into a social justice warrior mess like every other left leaning podcast. One star for ruining something I looked forward to weekly.

Ope007 ,

Reposting old episodes is confusing

longtime criminal listener for years!! Love Phoebe’s voice and storytelling. Always intriguing stories that keep your interest. However since they’ve started reposting old episodes I get excited only to realize I’ve already listened. Wish this would be made more clear like “FROM ARCHIVES” in the episode name or be posted somewhere else ?

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