119 episodes

Love is more than you think.
From the creators of Criminal. New episodes twice a month.
Part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

This is Love Criminal Productions

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 8.7K Ratings

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Love is more than you think.
From the creators of Criminal. New episodes twice a month.
Part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    The Most Romantic Place in Philadelphia

    The Most Romantic Place in Philadelphia

    McGillin’s Olde Ale House is the oldest bar in Philadelphia, and it also claims to be the most romantic place in the city. The Philadelphia Inquirer says: “McGillin’s has matchmaking magic.”
    Special thanks to Andrew Stelzer. 
    Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Follow the show and review us on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2BmMZr5
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    Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Check out our online shop.
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    • 28 min
    F.P. and The Double Breasted Suit (Criminal+)

    F.P. and The Double Breasted Suit (Criminal+)

    Phoebe tells Lauren the story of how one man planted more than 30 bombs around New York City - and how he was eventually caught using criminal profiling. Plus, Phoebe tells us what a “sardicado” is, Lauren shares some flower arranging tips, and they both reveal their least favorite commercials.

    Read more about the "Mad Bomber of New York" here:

    "Unmasking the Mad Bomber" (Smithsonian Magazine)
    "The Mad Bomber Who Terrorized Manhattan" (New Yorker)
    "‘Unhinged, unrelenting’: The Mad Bomber who terrorized New York" (Washington Post)
    "Mad Bomber Case Closed by Police" (The New York Times)

    Phoebe's couscous recipe is here: https://buff.ly/3WxxglZ

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    At the Drawing Board

    At the Drawing Board

    Curtis was one of the first nationally-syndicated comic strips with a mostly-Black cast of characters. Ray Billingsley has been drawing it for newspapers every day for the past 35 years.
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    Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Check out our online shop.
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    • 37 min
    A Chicago Mystery and a Chicago Hot Dog (Criminal+)

    A Chicago Mystery and a Chicago Hot Dog (Criminal+)

    Phoebe tells Lauren about a 1970s murder in Chicago that police couldn't solve — and then a doctor came forward and said his wife seemed to know things about the case that she couldn't possibly know. Plus, Phoebe’s hot dog order, practical skills, and a new potato chip to try.

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    I'm Alright

    I'm Alright

    When comic Maria Bamford made her OkCupid profile with the username Hogbook, she says Scott Marvel Cassidy was one of the only people who contacted her. His username was Lazer Eyes.
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    Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Check out our online shop.
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    • 41 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.

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
8.7K Ratings

8.7K Ratings

bugeatmud ,

Just lovely

At this point, Phoebe Judge can do no wrong. She was blessed with a great voice for storytelling, each show features engaging people and situations, and the narration makes it feel like you were there and these are your memories. 10/10, I love it.

bonethrowerinc ,

I’m sorta alright

This show is always incredible. So many episodes I go back to and listen to again and again. The I’m alright episode helped my brain tremendously today. Thank you.

JennevaK ,

The sweetness we need

This show is a sweet place to be, and a relief in an onslaught of hard news. Thanks for telling these stories that show how diverse and delightful and heartbreaking love can be. The recent episode of the lady scientists and the mars rovers was a tearjerker 🥹

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