I really enjoy the variety of this show. You donât really know what you are going to hear or learn week to week but it is always worth the time. I will always remember the correct way to check if someone is lying.
I really enjoy this podcast. Phoebe has a way of encouraging people to tell their stories without it coming across as some sort of news-of-the-hour. And the topics are so widely ranging while still being limited to the concept. The most recent podcast inspired me to write this. "Choir" was mesmerizing.
The perfect podcast for those of us who live for true crime podcasts, but also need something to counter that heavy feeling. âCriminalâ mixes true crime with curious history, wit and humor (when appropriate). The darker episodes provide perfect music and tone. Although I wish they were longer, itâs a nice 30-40 moments of zen or thought provoking reflection.
As a crime podcast fans, I guarantee you this. It's really good!!
My heart leaps for joy when a new episode of Criminal pops up. An utter pleasure to listen to; thoughtful, careful and sometimes comical, it seems truths about humanity in a way far beyond the criminal.
They have a large variety of stories and this podcast is usually interesting. However, they occasionally release episodes that are boring.This is a great podcast, but itâs not a top tier podcast.
Phoebe Snow does a terrific job with complex and fascinating stories. My kudos to UNC
I do not enjoy every episode, but that is only because sometimes the subject matter is not compelling to me at all. Some of the episodes are quite amazing, and totally compensate for the lack-luster ones. This is a very well done podcast.
This podcast is great! The stories are always interesting and I love that itâs something different every time!
Amazing podcast. I listened to all of the episodes in two weeks.The episodes are released every other week which is just too infrequent.
Even got my husband listening.
One of the best out there! Totally worth the time!
Storytelling at its finest! Phoebe is a master at bringing bits of history and true crime alive. I immediately listen when new episodes pop up!
Love every episode
Thank you Pheobe and co. for producing such a consistently fantastic program! Huge fan!
Always interesting, thoughtful, compelling stories. (Sometimes sad). I love Phoebeâs speaking voice too. 5 Stars. Recommended!
Pheobe is an excellent storyteller. I look forward to listening to each episode to get my dose of "creepiness" for a while. These stories definitely make you think.
I've been a long time listener and have enjoyed every podcast! I feel like I learn so much beyond the initial crime.
Quickly seduces the listener into a life of vicarious crime. Started with the latest episode, then had to listen to another right away. Compelling bordering on compulsive.
Found this years ago after finishing season one of Serial and looking for something else similar.Criminal was on some list somewhere comparing it to Serial, and while Iâm glad it was, the list was totally wrong. Criminal has stayed excellent for years while Serial had that horrible season two mistake. Only connection is the real crime aspect.Every episode has some interesting story about a crime or police work or law or something (the stories are so varied and thatâs what makes it great).One of my most-looked-forward-to listens!
New Years Resolution: finally leave reviews for at least your top 50 podcasts. They give you way too much free entertainment. The least you can do is leave them a quick review.New Years Reality: I listen to 50+ exceptional podcasts. I donât have time to write that many reviews.New Years Solution: Leave this cookie-cutter review for the few(ish) podcasts you love. Only review the ones you would (or have) recommended to people in real life.Review Note: I have listened to hundreds of podcasts, this is (in my humble opinion) the best of the best. Download, enjoy, and then recommend widely.
Captivating, entertaining, informative, compelling, provocative.
Each episode is thoughtful and insightful and causes me to question what is crime. Excellent production value. This might be my favorite podcast.
I'm binge listening to ALL episodes of Criminal, I can't stop, helps me stay keep my sanity while I drive my medical courier route, in Gastonia NC. Phoebe and her team put out a wonderful podcast, one of my top 5 podcasts that I listen to, and I listen to a lot of podcasts. Keep up the great work, you guys and gals ROCK!!I wish you all the best,Robert
These episodes are so fascinating! Unusual and informative. Always looking forward to the next.
I have loved every episode that has been produced! Truly a gem. I canât wait for the next episodes to be available!
My absolute favorite podcast. Thanks Phoebe + team for entertaining me on long car rides and always giving me something interesting to mull over. Looking forward to the new year with more episodes!
Phoebe Judge you have the best voice ever... period.
Phoebe is the perfect narrator for these stories. This podcast is put together so well that I can listen when working, cleaning, driving- even working out. The material grabs your attention no matter what you are doing. Hope itâs around for a long time to come!
Listened to all ~80 episodes and started over to listen to them all again
I love this podcast! So many great stories
Not sure how so much awesomeness can get squeezed in to each under 30 min episode... pure genius!
Very well done. Always interesting. Great host
Iâve told all my friends to listen to criminal. The stories are interesting, the host, Phoebe, has a great voice and Iâve never been bored listening to this podcast. I listen to podcasts all day long at work and Iâm always excited when a new episode of Criminal pops up on my feed. Keep âem coming because Iâve been looking for other podcasts to listen to while Iâm at work and none of them keep me wanting more like Criminal.
The production and presentation of this podcast is top-notch. The storytelling is compelling and the topics are fascinating.
I love Criminal and canât get enough of it! Fascinating stories of the unusual. So glad I found this podcast.
What a great podcast! Every story so far is riveting, Phoebe Judge's voice, cadence and general delivery are very enjoyable, and the writing and production are superb.
My complaints are, I wish the episodes were longer and I wish they were weekly! Keep up the good work, Phoebe!
Loved this episode. The Austin story at 24:26 is a sweet way to end 2017ðð
I love this podcast. Suggested to me by a coworker who also likes true crime. I appreciate that Criminal is not all blood and guts. Itâs the backstory, the personal tidbits, and the amazing editing that makes the podcast so endearing.
Phoebe's voice is like butter. I could listen to her read the telephone book. The topics are absolutely fascinating... learning about cool crime related topics that make genuinely great conversation brought up at dinner parties!
Phoebe is awesome!!! Her voice is soothing and the stories are captivating. Interviewing, editing and production is exceptional. I look forward to each episode.
Very well executed
I love listening to Phoebe Judge. She has the most interesting characters and stories on.
Phoebe's perspective on criminal activity is refreshing and insightful. One part irreverent and another part deeply serious, this is a good tonic for the world. Plus she has one of the best voices in podcasting.
Fascinating stories digging into the strange world of crime in all its forms
I have listen to all these podcasts and I would have to say not even one of them was not real interesting, intriguing and well written!
Great podcast, stories from all over the crime spectrum. I will say Phoebe's voice is beautiful, but sometimes it makes me a little sleepy and I zone out and have to rewind because I wasn't listening.
Amazingly written, amazingly produced, amazingly hosted podcast that I would recommend for anyone who is interested in true crime and criminology.