187 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. Part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 30.7K 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. Part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Episode 177: Palace of Justice

    Episode 177: Palace of Justice

    When Benjamin Ferencz was 27 years old, he prosecuted his very first trial. There were 22 defendants, each of them high-ranking members of Nazi Germany’s death squad. The entire world was watching.

    Today, we take a look at the Nuremberg trials and their role in defining international law after World War II.

    This episode originally aired in 2018—this version includes an update with Benjamin Ferencz, who celebrated his 101st birthday earlier this year.

    Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our occasional newsletter, The Accomplice. Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

    Learn more about our upcoming live shows at thisiscriminal.com/live.

    Check out our online shop.

    Please review us on Apple Podcasts! It’s an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow.

    We also make This is Love and Phoebe Reads a Mystery.

    • 32 min
    Episode 176: The Red Flag

    Episode 176: The Red Flag

    In 2006, a man named William Ramsey went to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida for a life-saving liver transplant. It was a success, and so when his health started to decline after the procedure, doctors couldn't figure out why.

    Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our occasional newsletter, The Accomplice. Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

    Learn more about our upcoming live shows at thisiscriminal.com/live.

    Check out our online shop.

    Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Please review us on Apple Podcasts! It’s an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow.

    We also make This is Love and Phoebe Reads a Mystery.

    • 37 min
    Episode 175: Ghost Racket Crusade

    Episode 175: Ghost Racket Crusade

    The story of two famous friends — Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini — and the disagreement that ended their friendship: can we speak to the dead?

    Read Rose Mackenberg's essays in Tony Wolf's book, Houdini's Girl Detective: The Real-Life Ghost-Busting Adventures of Rose Mackenberg.

    Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our occasional newsletter, The Accomplice. Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

    Learn more about our upcoming live shows at thisiscriminal.com/live.

    Check out our online shop.

    Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Please review us on Apple Podcasts! It’s an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow.

    We also make This is Love and Phoebe Reads a Mystery.

    • 40 min
    Episode 174: The Loves

    Episode 174: The Loves

    “There is something he hasn’t been telling me and I’m about to find out what it is.”

    Bobby and Cheryl Love’s book is The Redemption of Bobby Love: A Story of Faith, Family, and Justice.

    For a transcript of this episode, send an email to transcripts@thisiscriminal.com with the episode name and number. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our occasional newsletter, The Accomplice. Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

    Learn more about our upcoming live shows at thisiscriminal.com/live. 

    Check out our online shop. 

    Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Please review us on Apple Podcasts! It’s an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. 

    We also make This is Love and Phoebe Reads a Mystery.

    • 43 min
    Episode 173: Family Money

    Episode 173: Family Money

    When Beverley Schottenstein’s husband Alvin died, she and her children sold their stake in his family’s business, worth an estimated 90 million dollars. Family relationships got complicated. It was hard to know who to trust. And what happened next surprised everyone. Beverley told us, “I was floored.”

    For a transcript of this episode, send an email to transcripts@thisiscriminal.com with the episode name and number. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our occasional newsletter, The Accomplice. Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

    Learn more about our upcoming live shows at thisiscriminal.com/live. 

    Check out our online shop. 

    Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Please review us on Apple Podcasts! It’s an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. 

    We also make This is Love and Phoebe Reads a Mystery. 

    • 37 min
    Episode 172: Roselle and Michael

    Episode 172: Roselle and Michael

    Michael Hingson was on the 78th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. He says the first indication that something was wrong was the sound of a muffled explosion. Then the building began to tilt, and he felt the floor drop like an elevator. But Michael Hingson didn’t panic because his guide dog, Roselle, was calm.

    Michael Hingson’s book is Thunder Dog.

    Listen to other episodes of This is Love at https://thisislovepodcast.com/.

    For a transcript of this episode, send an email to transcripts@thisiscriminal.com with the episode name and number. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our occasional newsletter, The Accomplice. Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

    Learn more about our upcoming live shows at thisiscriminal.com/live. 

    Check out our online shop. 

    Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Please review us on Apple Podcasts! It’s an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. 

    We also make This is Love and Phoebe Reads a Mystery.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
30.7K Ratings

30.7K Ratings

Aries59 ,

Criminal is a Must-Listen

Phoebe Judge rocks! Nobody does it better.

jessiek75 ,

Awesome podcast

Love everything about this podcast!!

Nobody-28 ,

Brilliant

The latest episode featuring Benjamin Ferencz: was so remarkable and covered such an impressive individual who is almost unbelievable, but after listening, he is that unbelievable person/activist/hero. It doesn’t matter how you describe Ben Ferencz, he is someone we could all learn from. And besides that, earlier episodes are so fascinating, covering remarkable people, many of them heroes. Thank you for sharing these amazing and inspiring stories that inspire me and renew my faith in humanity.

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