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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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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 30,835 ratings
If you don’t like brow beating with your podcasts take a pass.
Mich GoBlue via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/11/19
Best podcast ever!
I’ve only ever listened to like two other podcasts besides this one because I couldn’t really find anything I liked. Then my friend had me listen to this one on a drive home one night and I was instantly hooked! It’s my go too and I’m only on episode 23. I can’t wait to listen to them all!
Samleanne via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/11/19
All Time Favorite Podcast
Criminal has a way of finding stories you won’t hear anywhere else. Phoebe is engaging & empathetic. Great job guys!
dmont1212 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/11/19
Recent Episodes
In 1995, two men filmed an episode of daytime talk show, The Jenny Jones Show. A few days later, one of the men was dead. The shooter later claimed he’d committed the murder “in a panic that he was being falsely accused or identified as a gay person.” Thanks to Thomas Curry, who...
Published 12/06/19
World-class biathlete Kari Swenson was on an afternoon trail run in the mountains near Big Sky, Montana in July 1984 when two men blocked her path. This story was produced by 30 for 30 Podcasts from ESPN. Find more at Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If...
Published 11/22/19
In 1977, a man named Robert Burns went to a funeral and shot someone, in the head, in front of 300 people. He didn’t deny it, and his lawyer didn’t deny it. Burns told a police officer: “I had to do it. And if I had to do it over, I’d do it again.” Casey Cep's book is The Furious Hours: Murder,...
Published 11/08/19
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