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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 29,197 ratings
Cant wait
I love the podcast and am always excited when there is a new episode.
Strukk via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/21/19
Favorite podcast
Love the episodes and the content. Very easy to listen to and I wish they would release them more frequently.
Jmeburnett via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/20/19
Criminal describes itself as being "not so much 'if it bleeds it leads'" true crime, and that's exactly right. To put it in the true crime genre is accurate, but associating it with podcasts that are salacious, sensationalised serials on murderers is like chucking Jane Austen in with Mills and...Read full review »
UgEyeBay via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/20/19
Recent Episodes
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