311 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 • 34.9K 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.

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    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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 35 min
    The Confession, Part 3

    The Confession, Part 3

    When we last spoke with Trevell Coleman, he was waiting to hear back about his clemency application. And then, in December of last year, his lawyer got a phone call.
    We shared Trevell’s story in two episodes we released last fall. They’re called The Confession Part 1 and 2.
    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

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
34.9K Ratings

34.9K Ratings

Stella$$ ,

Phoebe rocks

Best podcast ever !! Phoebe your voice is the best, and so easy to listen to. Classiest Podcast ever! I love that there’s a story behind the crimes that mostly have a interesting fact or meaning behind the crime! Your the best!

Michigan apple ,

And I’ve actually listened twice!

I enjoy your podcast immensely. Not Judy the subject matter but your voice is easy listening, your style is not annoying, and you’re telling a tale, unlike many others who’re displaying their hilarious daily antics and relationship jokes being laughing friends going on and on while we are supposed to find that entertaining. Phoebe? I’d like to thank you for not swearing, not compelled to add colorful language! I’m pleased to follow you. Though I cannot pay subscription fees (I’m on disability in my mid-60’s) though your podcast is very reasonable. I wish you well

Ka27272 ,

Skipping a lot lately

Listened since 2019, lately, I have not listened as much. Every episode comes to be about people wrongfully jailed versus all the interesting criminal episodes that used to have me excited for a new episode every week. Seems to be coming very wokeish. Sad

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