Criminal
Criminal
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Criminal podcasts grab me every single time! It’s a great show and I often share it with friends and family.
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Phoebe Phoebe Phoebe
I will listen to any podcast Phoebe hosts. She is the OG host, amazing voice and amazing questions. I’ve listened to this show for years, I love that it’s not too graphic. One of the best podcasts of all time.
TMonjo
👍
My mom remember the Tylenol one from when she was a kid
Leah2022💕
Podcast review
Great show but when feebee says dot com I become filled with rage.
guy from wisconsin
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
I love this podcast! I am a loyal listener and I especially love the murder/disappearances episodes, like Dr. Parkman. It’s a must watch!
MINECCRAFTER
Best podcast of all
I love this podcast for its content and phoebe judge’s voice it’s the best podcast of all in my opinion. I wish phoebe would start another podcast because I’m addicted and can’t get enough
gffyyu
Congratulations on Episode 200
Great show. I have listened to all of them at least once and follow the show regularly. Thank you, Phoebe.
ChrisZac59
The stories run the gamut
Top notch topics covered excellent narration. Professionally created.
Babzilla392
Best podcast!!!
Kinda odd being around when they release a 200 episode just I feel old looking back.
kanneedshissleep
One of my favorites.
I love Phoebe’s voice. I love the style of this show. It’s one of the greatest!
jska88
I could listen to Phoebe all day.
Great stories presented by the podcaster in the business!
Dhourydyu
Love the show!
Thank you for this!❤️❤️🙏🙏🥰🥰
La10go9cta
Audio addict
I am someone who loves listening to stories. I started listening to true crime podcasts about 8 years ago, and stumbled upon this podcast at some point. After tiring of constantly looking for new shows to listen to, I migrated over to audible where I found joy listening to long books. I currently spend my listening time on audible 90% of the time, while only listening to a few podcasts these days. Criminal has made that very short list. Phoebe NEVER disappoints. I love her interviewing style, the diversity of podcast guests, and her ability to create truly original content. I laugh, I cry, I feel all the feels. I truly believe you can listen to any random episode and you’ll fall in love with this show.
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fashionchick3709
An interesting new story every episode
I really appreciate how large the scope of topics this podcast manages to circle back to true crime. Almost always unexpected twists and definitely always great storytelling.
sydneyames!
Eeee
IT IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤🤍🤎💔❤️‍🔥❤️‍🩹❣️💕💞💓💗💖💘💝❤️🧡🧡💛💚💙💙💜🖤🤍🤎💔❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🩹💕💕💞💓💗💖💘💝❤️🧡🧡💛💚💚💙💜💜🤍🤎💔💔🖤❤️‍🔥❤️‍🩹❣️💕💞💓💗💖💝💝❤️❤️💛💚💙💙💛🧡🧡💚💜🖤🤍🤎💔❤️‍🔥💖💛❤️‍🩹💛❤️‍🩹💚💘💗🧡💗💛💘💘💚❣️❣️💛❣️💘💛💖❣️💛❣️❤️‍🩹💗🧡❤️‍🩹💕💕💛❤️‍🩹🧡❣️❤️❣️💕💕💕💙💕💙❣️💛❤️‍🩹💗🧡💓🧡❤️‍🔥❤️
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Great!
Great content! Super detailed and well put together.
Peaceandlovevibes
Really?
Credulous crap. Not even token rationality.
CoolHandLo
Used to enjoy, going downhill
Used to really love this podcast. Cases were interesting, touching, told a different side of a story, and were informative. The past few episodes (British ghosts, a literal entire episode about alligators, etc.) are boring and are just random filler stories. Miss the older episodes but it seems they’ve run out of interesting content.
whitneyv05
Moderately entertaining
The title is slightly misleading. I find more often than not the stories are boring and a bit lackluster only scratching the surface of typically boring topics. I enjoy the narrator and think she does a great job, there’s so much potential to have this podcast be exceptional
Jjhnson138
1 of the best-Top 5 for SURE!
This is such a great podcast! Phoebe Judge was literally born for this job & although CRIMINAL is good enough to stand on its own, she is EVERYTHING!!! My only complaint is I have no more episodes to listen to!!! More please!!! Just when I think this podcast can’t get any better Episode 188: “John & Trooper”comes on…So I have to leave another review because I just want everybody to listen to it!!! Thanks to all at Criminal! You restore my faith in humanity on a consistent basis!!!
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Darbybow
Thank you Phoebe
This is easily my favorite podcast, and it’s not even close, save for This Is Love. The topics, the presentation and the depth of Phoebe’s questions are just the start of why I love it so much. Her voice is angelic, and her carefully chosen words add an incredible amount of depth in their simplicity. I simply can’t recommend this podcast enough and do so willingly to my friends looking for a podcast. I usually send it to those not looking, because this is time well spent. Thank you Phoebe, for being an incredible human, sincerely.
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freeBDassey
Great storytelling
Super interesting stories, I always learn something new. For an interview heavy show, it’s really well done. I’ve been going back into later episodes though and one thing sticks out - Phoebe’s voice, and how much it has shifted into this bizarre NPR style lilt. I don’t mind it most of the time, but sometimes it feels so extra and bizarre that it’s distracting, the cadence and inflections not really adding much other than confusion at why the choice was made.
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Cat young
The Best
My absolute favorite podcast to recommend. Phoebe is the coolest.
Monica Slopez
Great podcast all around
Production value is excellent. Content is great. I’m always excited when a new one comes out. Highly recommended
xkritz
Phoebe judge me
Worst idea ever!! People don’t drink the kool aid.. she’s just a person.. not a psychiatrist/ psychologist.....’wow.. I’m done listening to her, as are are my coworkers at United Health Care
usa soccer..muy mal
Episode 197
Gotta love the Lib law professor- wanted us all to know he doesn’t own a gun. Well pray no one ever breaks into your home fool.
Sam4241
They don't get better than this.
Phoebe is a true professional. My thanks to her and the entire team there for creating such a great podcast.
Gal from Nebraska
I don’t understand why it’s called Criminal.
The title is extremely misleading. This is not at all what I would call true crime. I’m listening backwards and I haven’t made it to the earlier episodes, so maybe this started out crime related?? The stories are moderately interesting, but extremely superficial in their telling. I get that you can’t get too deep in 30 mins but some of the details that are left out really change the story. A quick example is the gloss over of Houdini’s death leaves the listener to assume he died from taking the punch to the gut. It’s one of those podcasts where if I’m listening and I suddenly realize that I zoned out and missed the last 5 minutes, I’m like “meh” and don't bother to rewind.
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Smrtrthanu
love love love
I love the format and presentation of this podcast. The content is also terribly interesting!
OhHeyFay
My Favorite podcast!
It’s the best of the True Crime genre. Plus Phoebe Judge’s voice is mesmerizing.
Multi game player
The best there is!
I love this podcast so much. It is my absolute favorite.
ape0421
At the Top
Different yet familiar, every story Ive chosen to listen is fantastic; some I prefer not to listen since they can be truly heartbreaking. Nonetheless, they each end up with a touch or element of wonder, some funny, others just strip your human side raw. Love 🫶🏻 (Maybe the only imperfection of Criminal is the ads in the middle, cause ads in beginning/end is understandable, in the middle just dont mesh well.)
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HighSocietyMurdersAreSoExtra
Love
Phoebe has the most soothing voice of all time. I adore this podcast.
CHill2532
Favorite podcast EVER!
Like the other reviews have said, Criminal is not your average true crime podcast. These are human interest stories that center around crime. These stories are told from all aspects of crime and each episode is a surprising tail of someone new, always unexpected. Why make up stories when humans have so many to tell? Each new episode is a treat. Phoebe is my favorite host and I’ll tune in for anything she helps produce. She has so much empathy for her guests and the way she helps you connect is so intimate. She has a gift! If you haven’t listened to This is Love, it’s great too. highly recommend!
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Buckeye Gal27
Such a beautifully done podcast
This podcast is one of my absolute favorites. Phoebe is such a gem to listen to and you can tell she really takes her care with each episode. I hope this podcast continues for many years to come.
BBieker1990
Great podcast
I love Criminal - Phoebe covers a variety of interesting topics and some of them really make you think. She is an excellent interviewer, I always look forward to new episodes
Mariol7818
Best. Podcast.
This is my all-time favorite podcast. I listen to a lot of true crime, but can tire of too much murder. Criminal brings such a varied and human approach to true crime that each and every episode is a refreshing surprise. Contrary to weekly podcasts, the biweekly format ensures good research in each episode. I like to “save up” episodes and listen as a treat to myself when I’m having a tough day. Phoebe is a fantastic and thoughtful interviewer. If I could give this podcast 10 stars, I would.
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Katels1
Too many ads
This used to be one of my favourites. Now all the ad breaks keep me from listening. It’s disruptive to the story and I no longer enjoy listening.
SingingHoofWoman
Favorite Podcast
I’m so grateful for this show. It challenges me to think deeply and explore new ways of looking at people and the world. The host’s voice is soothing and her questions and presence with her guests is magnificent. I always get excited when I see a new episode pop up ☺️
ThatsMRSSassafras
The best
This is the best true crime podcast out there. Criminal tells the truth about everything, it’s educational and will teach uneducated conservatives (most conservatives) that climate change is true. It covers all the topics possible and is super funny. Great show altogether.
Ezra nc#🤑🤑🤑🤑🤮🤮🤮🤮
Make. Criminal. Great. Again.
(Conservative wakes from a nightmare) We pro lifers lost our favorite crime podcast…. How dare Phoebe challenge us like this! What will we listen to now? That’s not fair. We are entitled to more. We have a right to get their crime podcast about only the right topics- not ALL topics! How can you possibly have a crime podcast and have it delve into political issues? Are you nuts? Shame on you Phoebe Judge. More like Phoebe Judgey. This podcast use to be like eating an ice cream cone on a summer night and now Phoebe just ran up and snatched it out of my hand and smooshed it between her fingers and threw it right in the dirt, and then stomped on it, and then spit on it, and then she told me to vote, and then to recycle, and refugees, and cnn, now vox, immigration, climate change is fake, (trailing off quieter now), use to be better before…. How dare you Phoebe… why now, why this, why me……..(the offended conservative finally falls asleep).
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dirtbagadventurer
Always a good time
Hi, I’m a long time listener, first time caller. I love Criminal. It’s full of interesting stories that entertain, delight, and sometimes make me question what it means to be a criminal. Thank you for bringing these stories to life.
Harpskii
I love Phoebe
I am trying to limit my listening because I don’t want to run out of episodes. I do agree with another review- this is the best; This Is Love is a great one as well! Phoebe is amazing. Recommend!
ElizabethSandman
Stories that intrigue the mind and warm the soul!
This podcast truly touches my soul! The world, we live in now, gets clouded with negativity, doubt, and coldness. I often get overwhelmed and disgusted with social media and the trend of over-sharing. The unique stories that Phoebe and her team share on this podcast provide a calming balance for me. I love to escape into the world of Criminal… listening to these normal people share their personal stories… giving us a brief look into their lives. The world needs more podcasts like this! Keep up the amazing and ambitious work!
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luwalk2202
The best
The best podcast out there by a landslide
Chloeizzle
I’m obsessed with Phoebe!!
Phoebe has a mesmerizing voice and I love unique stories you can’t find anywhere else. To this day Buddha is my fav!!! She also does another podcast called “This is Love” which is also good.
Jen eeeeee
Great storytelling
I simply just enjoy how Phoebe crafts a good story. Easy to listen to.
im a betty!
Used to be great
Early episodes used to be so good. Short but still, actually about crime and super interesting in every aspect. Episodes now are basically just stories from random people. Seems very minimal effort. Gotten boring..
gface0
Simply. The. Best.
Criminal is one of my top 5 favorite podcasts- and that’s saying a lot because I listen to a lot of podcasts. This is Love is one of them! I’m a pet portrait artist, and this podcast is one of my favorites to listen to while I draw. Sometimes when I look at an older portrait I remember the criminal episode I was listening to while drawing it. Be sure to leave a review to help this show get the praise it deserves. Phoebe and the Criminal crew consistently do incredible work, and I’m always blown away by the mysteries they uncover.
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Freakin' Delightful!
LOVE THIS POD
This is one of my all time favorite podcasts - my only complaint is I wish there were more episodes!! Love Phoebe and Criminal
Shehep
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