I absolutely enjoy listening to a new story addressing the multi aspects of crime and the people behind the stories. I look forward to the feed each week! Thank you!
This podcast is what got me hooked on pods in general. They are extremely informative and captivating. If the fascinating, relevant topics donât get you hooked, Phoebeâs mysterious voice will! If you have just ~20 mins to spare, please give this pod a try!!
This podcast is very educational and interesting. I love to listen to this and Canât wait to hear more.
This podcast is awesome. There should be a special series on Sheila and one of her cases. Itâs riveting.
I love this podcast so much, I wish they had the opportunity to mass produce episodes so I donât have to wait so long for the next one.
My first crime podcast that I because addicted to! I love that Phoebe not only covers murderous mysteries, but also a selection of other non violent crimes!
I CANNOT FIND ANOTHER PODCAST NEARLY AS GOOD AS THIS ONE AND ITS DRIVING ME CRAZY. First off, Phoebe Judge has the most awesome name and voice. I mean câmon. I binged listened to this podcast during my commutes (40+ miles/day). I never get tired of listening. Now that Iâm done, Iâm impatient. I want more. Iâm on the search to stay occupied with other podcast meanwhile Criminal launches a new episode. I always go back to compare any podcast to Criminal and none are nearly close. If any of you recommended anything to me-please do. And Criminal- please hurry! â¤ï¸
I love this podcast. It is not just terrible crimes - all great stories, with great storytelling. Canât wait for every new episode to come out.
This is the podcast I check first for a new episode. Every story is told well and addresses crimes from a more in-depth and philosophical perspective than any other show Iâve heard. My only complaint - I wish there were more episodes.
This episode was clearly to push an ant-gun agenda. Phoebe asked leading questions to the doctors. Hundreds of thousands more people die from heart disease and diabetes yet thereâs no PSA encouraging the ban of refined sugars and gluttony.
After the incredibly anti 2nd amendment episode, I refuse to download this and listen anymore. I find it ironic that you chose to disparage our freedom, the one that ensures a similar situation as transpired in Germany in the previous episode, doesnât happen state side. That freedom that puts the power in the hands of the people to ensure we maintain all of our other freedoms. But yeah, you have an NPR podcast so towing that line should have been expected.
I have been listening to Criminal since it started. It is the very best of podcast storytelling. Phoebie Judge is a great host. All have entertianed and some have taken my breath away!
I typically have a backlog of podcasts, but I always listen to this one right away. I love the stories they tell, the host, the high production values- everything!
This is a must listen! SUBSCRIBE!
Riveting. Wish it was on every week.
I love this podcastâs content but my only complaint is that the episodes are too short! I need more! I would love a 45 min to 60 minute episode. â¤ï¸Marissa
This podcast is very well put together. Heart wrenching at times and sometimes funny. The story production is top notch. SENSITIVIE EARS FOLKS! This pod is filled with sibilance. Lots of sharp edges in the high end. Listen in your car if youâre sensitive to that like me. I promise itâs worth it!
I love this show. It is always a unique view on life we almost donât notice or see, or donât want to know! Phoebe Judge is so great! Her voice is so fabulous, and the tone and measure of her voice is a guide down a wonderful path you are captivated by each word and second on the ride!
Love this series. Phoebe is great!
My favorite podcast to see dropped in my feed. Well produced, executed and most importantly thought provoking and entertaining.
I love the podcast!! My husband found it in late 2016 and we have been hooked ever since. We listen to it in the car and love hearing all the amazing stories. Phoebe is also super amazing!!
This is well thought out storytelling. Itâs put together well, and therefore, supremely entertaining. Great job folks!
I LOVE this show so much that I decided to structure my podcast show anatomy based on this structure. Thanks for creating great stories that captures my imagination.
This podcast series is great. I love listening to it while Iâm on a walk, watering the garden, or just getting ready for the day. Phoebe Judge has the perfect soothing voice to listen to while sheâs talking about crimes. I highly recommend this podcast.
I just binged the entire criminal series. I love Phoebeâs calm voice. Very well researched and a very diverse set of topics
Iâm listening through all available episodes and Iâm always surprised, delighted or horrified. I just canât get enough. Thank you for a unique and intriguing podcast. *Please, please do an update on episode 32! A google search of Ed Crawford reveals much more to the story.*
I love listening to Phoebe Judge. She has the most interesting characters and stories on. I never know what Iâm going to get- humorous or sad and moving, but always moving and engaging. Love!
Phoebe your podcast is brilliant! Your topics are always clever and insightful. The content is always well delivered and unfolds with true skill. You are the top shelf of podcasts.PSThe distinct broadcast voice you have cultivated is your podcastâs elite packaging that sets you way ahead of the pack.Murder Fancier
Phoebe Judge is one of the most consistent and skillful podcast producers around. The stories on Criminal are diverse, thoughtfully told, and donât feel narratively coerced. Her vocal delivery is pleasing to listen to and doesnât feel contrived, over-rehearsed, or imitative. She produces content with a regularity that few other podcasts can manage. Looking forward to seeing this show hit its 100th episode.
I was completely engaged in listening to Phoebeâs interview with Benjamin Ferencz as he told of his first-hand involvement in the Nuremberg trials. Phoebe expertly allowed him to tell his fascinating story, interjecting only sparingly to prompt or question. When he expressed real emotion, she let it sit there, for him to recover and the listener to truly absorb his words. Though a gruesome and sad period in world history, his account was riveting and important. Thank you to Mr. Ferencz for being willing to share such a deeply personal experience with honesty and clarity, and to Phoebe for providing listeners with the opportunity to hear it.
The show is interesting and the stories totally engulf you, but why is Phoebeâs voice SO annoying?
Who knew one word could encompass so many great stories?! Very enjoyable and informative. Phoebe Judge is perfect in this show.
Highly recommend this podcast. Every episode is like a gift, you never know what youâre going to get and BOOM.... keeps getting better! Love Love Love!!!!
Iâve been listening since the start, and have thoroughly enjoyed each show. Very well made.
A phenomenal podcast with one episode better than the other but episode 97 stands alone in its humanity and brilliance. Well done and thank you.
Every episode makes you want to click on the next. Criminal grips you and keeps you engaged with the stories, history, and interesting people and events I never would have heard about otherwise.
I listen to a multitude of podcasts, and Criminal is my favorite. I get so excited when a new episode is released. Phoebe Judge is an exceptional storyteller and the stories are all fascinating. This isnât a typical murder/crime podcast, itâs more of a human interest podcast.
I love this show. One of my top five.
Intriguing, professional, empathetic. Wonderful variety of stories, succinct, and always interesting. Thank you Phoebe and team and WUNC!
It has been weeks since I listened to, at the time, all 96 episodes. Criminal was the first ever crime podcast that I had listened to and it became my favorite podcast. I love the fact that this podcast cover the biggest crimes to the smallest things. I have learned many new things due to this podcast. Phoebe Judge has such a soothing voice, that I have actually fallen asleep listening to some episodes (as weird as it sounds) I'm excited to learn more.
Such amazing, sensitive and moving storytelling.
I find myself remembering to breathe deep Phoebe is so breathy and whispery
Stories are awesome! Makes the work day fly by. Your voice and the way you talk drives me kind of crazy though.
If you are looking for a true crime podcast that is not exploitive, is respectful to the victims of crime, and looks at crimes from unique perspectives, including through victims, law enforcement officers, and also criminals, this is podcast you need. Phoebe's voice is soothing. The production values are great, and, unlike Sword and Scale, the background music is never jarring or too loud.
I really love the podcast it reminds me of the ID channel so much which is my favorite. Really love how the stories vary.
I love Phoebeâs calming voice and these stories she finds. Some are murder crimes but then some are hilarious or lesser known crimes, like the streaker or the bourbon Heist. Love â¤ï¸
I found Criminal by accident, and am so happy I did! I binged all the episodes from the beginning and now look forward to new episodes.Fantastic storytelling, perfect length of episode.
My daughter told me about Criminal. A nearly 5000 mile long road trip has been speeding by, thanks to a binge of this podcast. I just queue them up, and drive. The only problem I have is that I want to look up pictures and things from the various stories; and I have to wait. I love the multidimensional story telling and the knack the hosts have for asking the questions I want to know. Iâm hooked.
The podcast is great, hence the 5 stars. However, Judge, who I believe does the interviews, has the most horrible voice Iâve ever heard. I struggle to listen because of this womanâs voice.
Phoebe is the best, the stories are FASCINATING, and the storytelling is top-notch. I always recommend this one to friend who are seeking podcast recs.