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Vox Media Podcast Network
True Crime

Criminal is the first of its kind. A show about people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. Hosted by Phoebe Judge. Part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.


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4.7 out of 5 stars from 42.4k ratings
  • Riddled with ads but a wonderful podcast

    It’s such a great podcast. But ads at the beginning, middle and end. I will keep listening but please get rid of the middle ads at least.

    Apple Podcasts
    Ireland3 months ago
  • Thought provoking & fascinating

    I recently found this pod and picked several episodes at random to listen to. There is such a wide variety of topics in the criminal realm and this pod runs the gambit. The host is phenomenal. Judge has such a comforting, empathetic tone when she interviews survivors, family of victims, witnesses, etc. Her passion for bringing the story to light is palpable. You can tell she truly wants to understand all sides of the story. I continue to be impressed after every episode with the story/topic sele... more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States3 months ago
  • Great

    Short and sweet stories. Great podcast snack food.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States3 months ago
  • Too Many Ads!

    Good podcast with engaging stories, but there are so many ads that interrupt mid-story. It takes a listener out of the story, which gets very annoying.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States3 months ago
  • Best podcast by far!!

    I’m so glad that I found this podcast! Phoebe is amazing and I wouldn’t change a thing!!!! Interesting and very easy to get hooked. Keep up the awesomely great work!!!

    Apple Podcasts
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