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Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the "if it bleeds, it leads," kind of crime. Something a little more complex. Stories of people who've done wrong, been wronged, and/or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. We are a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at
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4.8 stars from 31,763 ratings
You saying "CRIMINAL" 100 times.
ok I do like her voice BUT it drives me absolutely NUTS how she says "criminal" in that annoying "jingle" kind of way. also saying it 1,000,000,000,000,000 times during one commercial. I actually stopped listening for 3 years...I come back to listen to a few episodes and ....Same...Read full review »
OnceAFanfubhvlIufgvDI:Fgv;EIbd via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/17/20
Addicted to Criminal
Phoebe has one of the best voices in the podcast industry. I refresh my account just to make sure I didn’t miss a new episode release. I love it so much and I have recently started re-listening to episodes from years past.
iembuco via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/17/20
Great writing, great stories
I love this podcast. It’s got such great writing and stories. Please keep up the great work. This podcast is not predictable or childish. This is not like true crime podcasts either. It’s different in a very good way. I can’t get enough.
thelistenerreviews via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/15/20
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