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I like
It’s good
Both sides of the aisle
Thanks for doing stories that cover historical and current events, I’ve been listening from the beginning and really appreciate the comprehensive storytelling that doesn’t point fingers but highlights the humanity of crime and justice.
Little miss swill
Best voice ever!
I just found this podcast. Phoebe’s voice is perfect! If she did an episode where she read numbers out of the phone book, I’d listen to it. Maybe a sleep hypnosis segment sometime?
Episodes are so short compared to other crime podcasts
Sometimes the 20min episodes are perfect for the stories that can be told a little quicker. But there are so many crimes where the stories need to be told in-depth. Background, important events, follow-up, and commentary. These 20 minute episodes aren’t told in depth (so what’s the point?). It’s like a summary of a summary. Plus, Phoebe’s lisp is sooo distracting 😭 I’ve tried not to pay mind to it, but it’s hard to forget it’s there. I wanted to find a new crime podcast to add to my rotation, and this was recommended by a few online sites. However, I just can’t get on board.
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#172 9/11
Chills & tears & more chills & tears Unbelievable unimaginable heartbreaking day, I commend you for telling your story 💙
My Favorite True Crime Podcast
I’ve listened to Criminal since it first came out. I’ve recommended it to so many friends. I love the show, and I’m so happy it has stuck around. So many true crime shows last a season or two, but thankfully it looks like this one is here to stay.
I’m very thankful roselle and Michael made it out and very sorry for his loss and all a grate thank you to all the first responders who gave the life fighting for everyone to get out. thank you all and sorry for everyone that lost there loved one that day ❤️❤️❤️❤️ all my love
♡︎~𝑉𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝐿𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑙𝑦~♡︎
~𝙸 𝚕𝚘𝚟𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚜𝚑𝚘𝚠 𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝚖𝚞𝚌𝚑, 𝙿𝚑𝚘𝚎𝚋𝚎’𝚜 𝚟𝚘𝚒𝚌𝚎 𝚒𝚜 𝚜𝚘 𝚜𝚘𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚋𝚞𝚝 𝚜𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚘𝚞𝚜. 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚙𝚘𝚍𝚌𝚊𝚜𝚝 𝚍𝚘𝚎𝚜 𝚊 𝚐𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚝 𝚓𝚘𝚋 𝚘𝚏 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊 𝚍𝚒𝚏𝚏𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚟𝚊𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚝𝚢 𝚘𝚏 𝚌𝚛𝚒𝚖𝚎𝚜, 𝚜𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚖𝚊𝚢 𝚊𝚛𝚐𝚞𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚜𝚑𝚘𝚠 𝚍𝚘𝚎𝚜 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚖𝚊𝚝𝚌𝚑 𝚒𝚝’𝚜 𝚗𝚊𝚖𝚎. 𝙱𝚞𝚝, 𝙸𝚝 𝚜𝚑𝚘𝚠𝚜 𝚜𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚊𝚕 𝚠𝚊𝚢𝚜 𝚊 𝚌𝚛𝚒𝚖𝚎 𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝚙𝚘𝚛𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚢 𝚊 𝚌𝚛𝚒𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚊𝚕. 𝚂𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚖𝚊𝚢 𝚋𝚎 𝚙𝚎𝚝𝚢 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚏𝚝, 𝚖𝚞𝚛𝚍𝚎𝚛, 𝚎𝚝𝚌; 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚙𝚘𝚍𝚌𝚊𝚜𝚝 𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝚊𝚕𝚜𝚘 𝚜𝚑𝚘𝚠 𝚑𝚘𝚠 𝚒𝚝 𝚍𝚘𝚎𝚜𝚗’𝚝 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚋𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚘𝚜𝚎 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚖𝚘𝚗 𝚌𝚛𝚒𝚖𝚎𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚖𝚊𝚔𝚎 𝚊 𝚌𝚛𝚒𝚖𝚎. 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚌𝚛𝚒𝚖𝚎𝚜 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚊𝚕𝚠𝚊𝚢𝚜 𝚍𝚒𝚏𝚏𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚒𝚝 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚢 𝚜𝚑𝚘𝚠𝚜 𝚑𝚘𝚠 𝚞𝚗𝚒𝚚𝚞𝚎 𝚊 𝚌𝚛𝚒𝚖𝚎 𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝚋𝚎 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚠𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚒𝚝 𝚝𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚕𝚍 𝚊𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚌𝚛𝚒𝚖𝚎. ~ 𝚂𝚒𝚗𝚌𝚎𝚛𝚕𝚎𝚢, 𝙴𝚟𝚎𝚕𝚢𝚗
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life yy
Roselle for life!
I’ve always loved this podcast but Episode 172, the 9/11 crossover episode was so beautiful and sweet. What an uplifting story of love, brilliantly told by Michael with very little help from Phoebe (who I also love). What a perfect, perfect episode of an already perfect show. Petting my dog for Roselle today and always.
Gone woke
You used to have a really good podcast, now you have a woke pile of trash. Good job
Roselle was such an amazing hero!
Loved this 9/11 episode taking us back to 20 years ago… THANK YOU!
Episode 172
Painfully beautiful reminder of 911.
Absolute Bestest!
Finally found a podcast with intelligence, great production, and fabulous narration. Phoebe strikes just the right tone with her interviews and shows compassion without the fawning obsequiousness of TV personalities (can’t really call them journalists anymore). I can even live with the ads on this one, but will likely subscribe just to support such an excellent program.
Best podcast ever!
I have been listening to this podcast since day one when I heard the first episode on NPR in my car. I went right home and looked it up. I recommend this first to anyone who asks what they should listen to. I have even attended a live show. Phoebe has an amazing voice that is perfect for a crime show. Keep those episodes coming!!!!
Favorite podcast ever
I love this podcast! Phoebe Judge is an amazing storyteller and she has the best podcast voice hands down. I love the variety of crimes that are covered. I recommend this podcast to everyone!
Laura Lilli
Proving vaccination status is segregation
I will never support a business that will force people to show their vaccine status. This is modern day medical segregation.
A thinking person crime podcast
Phobe's stories and unique and thought provoking. They are niether gory or re-constituted from Unsolved Mysteries. They're direct and to the point. No drawn out dead end tangents. Oh and did I mention her voice. The best Podcast out there!!
Always an interesting twist on criminal ideas
The stories are always interesting. The reporting is fair and thorough. Pheobe’s voice is so soothing.
I don’t like how the podcast is called Criminal but several episodes involve no crime at all.
The best podcast ever: nothing out there like it!
I’ve put off catching up to the latest episode because it’s so comforting knowing I have a backlog of episodes to listen to. Phoebe’s voice is so relaxing; think ASMR. But the best part is the thoughtful, well-written stories and the twists and surprises you never expect. This is considered True Crime, but no other show covers these particular stories and if so, not in such a thought provoking way. I wish episodes came out daily, but I know part of what makes this show special is the effort Phoebe and her producers put into it. My absolute favorite show. I cannot recommend it enough.
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Great show
One of the best voices in podcasting
Phoebe’s voice is very easy to listen to BUT why does she pronounce dot com as dot colm? Annoying. The stories aren’t that good but easy listening. I am binging, not sure if I will stay subscribed once finished.
Easy Listen
I started listing to Criminal this week. I enjoy is because it’s straight forward, informative and concise.
Uninteresting drivel.
Good stories, love Phoebe’s voice.
Interesting stories with good details. Only feedback is that when you hear those being interviewed share their side of the story the mic picks up the sound of a pencil/pen writing and is distracting at times.
katherine jessica peterson
Intuitive. Fair. Honest. I could listen to it all day.
Not Woke
I came to this podcast from the wimpy snowflake criminal podcasts on Phox who constantly teach hate and intolerance. Nothing Woke here!
pence is not xtian
Too Woke Now
I’m unsubscribing until this podcast stops trying to hard to be politically woke. It’s tiring and boring. Get back to the quirky and unique random stories (that have nothing to do with people’s races) that you used to tell, Phoebe!!
All time favorite!
This show always comes through with fascinating stories. And I could listen to Phoebe talk all day.
Come on now.
I love Phoebe as much as anyone does. But should we change the name to “Police are Criminals” instead? I swear every single episode slanders police officers to no end. I can listen to most of it but at some point, the podcast is slanted anti-police and it’s unbecoming of what a true crime podcast should be and even what Criminal USED to be. You don’t have to praise, but you don’t have to be so blatantly biased.
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Great stories
I love the host and find the stories interesting. More episodes please.
Amazing Podcast for True Crime Lovers
As a fan of true crime, it’s so surprise I instantly became hooked on this podcast with Phoebe Judge. I highly recommend this podcast. (Also, racial bias?!?! Come on. Whoever made the review saying that a young black man should be behind bars for life for committing a crime that a white 13-year old boy wouldn’t even have gotten a fair sentence for us clearly mistaken and kind of racist.)
Best podcast
It’s really hilarious how people are giving negative reviews because some stories presented here challenge their world view. News flash, just because you don’t agree with something doesn’t mean it’s biased!! It’s literally just another point of view, grow up.
Kat a tat tat
Great podcast!
I happened upon this podcast on my way to the beach and needed something to listen to. Love phoebe’s voice and the stores are different and intriguing!
Phenomenal Storytelling about a Myriad of Topics
People, places, invents and incidents all get a well-rounded analysis throughout the episodes of this show. It’s a fabulous companion on journeys near and far. Phoebe’s voice is pleasant and even soothing while still remaining engaging. I’m fortunate in that I can binge as I’m a late-adopter of the series and often just pick an episode at random for fun. I know they’re all going to be interesting and well-done. Thank you for this!
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Always So Interesting!
Love this podcast and “This is Love” too. Always a treat to hear a new story! Well done!
Ignore the angry reviews
It’s a great show. Every episode? No. Most? Yes.
Phoebe rocks
Best podcast ever !! Phoebe your voice is the best, and so easy to listen to.
Another woke podcast
Just like Crime Junkies (which I have also unsubscribed from, Criminal has become to woke for me. Episode 170 was the final straw. Focusing on “racial bias” (Ian Michael was a 13 yr old thug who basically blew a woman’s face off) yet the point that she survived is stressed?! Oh, so since he didn’t actually murder her that makes him less of a menace to society?! Black or White, he committed a horrific crime and should be behind bars for life. Phoebe’s voice always annoyed me anyway. Unsubscribed.
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Unwarranted wokism
This podcast used to be interesting and featured fascinating cases, but it has unfortunately gone the way of Radiolab. It has become centered around tired cases that unimaginatively promote a woke narrative meant to tug more at social justice heart strings than engage the curious mind.
One of my favorite podcasts!!
Episode 170 is a must listen!! I love the interviews and listening to the person’s actual experience from themselves! The narration, research, and audios are all amazing! The host’s voice is very calming, soothing and not one of those boring voices which is what I liked about this podcast! This is hands down one of my favorite podcasts to listen to! You’ll be hooked I promise!
Episode 170 amazing
I started with episode 170 and now I’m hooked!! Very good!
So long
Criminal has always been my favorite podcast. I always felt they told a great, fact based story with unbiased opinions. Over the past several months that has changed. Just another virtue signaling podcast adding in their woke, liberal digs. So sad. saying “so long” and unsubscribing. BTW:Ian Manuel there are plenty of young kids who grow up in crappy homes and don’t shoot people for fun. Raising my hand. You got what you deserved.
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I like that all episodes are not about murder, kidnapping etc. While I like those I also like hearing about Venus fly trap crime rings! Phoebe has the best voice.
Great podcast!
Great podcast that usually tells a story on one episode. Stories range for the sad and tragic, to the hilarious and light hearted but all in the name of crime. A must listen. Phoebe is a great host with a very soothing voice.
Disappointed Fan
I am a long time lover and listener of Criminal. Love Phoebe Judge and her other shows like “Phoebe reads a mystery”. But after listening to episode 170, I feel like I can no longer support this podcast. Typically she presents these cases with facts and unbiased reporting, her story telling is inspiring. However trying to create a narrative that sympathizes with a man that literally shot a woman in the face is something out of a movie. I really want to be fair here and be thoughtful about this review, but this is just too much. I’m super bummed this was the narrative she chose to create.
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More Politics Over Facts
This podcast started out good. However, it’s just another podcast that wants to throw in their own political views (leftist virtue signaling) over just presenting facts or an unbiased story.
more pls
sad that a few reviewers find true stories about criminal justice, police brutality, human nature, etc., to be a politicized agenda. I love the podcast, and shining a light on the pockets of life I know nothing about.
Another woke podcast catering to the left
I originally liked the first few podcasts from Criminal however the narrator Phoebe or whoever is putting the Criminal podcasts together is catering to the activist type listeners and stopped caring about those who are victims of violent crimes. In the Ian Manuel episode you failed to even capture the emotions and feelings of the young mother of two who was shot in the face and then shot at again by Ian Manuel who was inches away from killing that poor woman. Report the crimes as brutal as they are. Numerous times she has seemed more concerned about the assailant and put the feelings of those who assault above those who have been victims of the violent crime.
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Shawnny B
Continue to Top Yourselves
Thanks It’s hard to get better every episode but you seem to find a way.
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