Criminal

About

Criminal launched January of 2014, and is based in Durham, North Carolina. New episodes come out twice a month, always on Fridays.

In 2015, we won a Third Coast International Audio Festival “Best Documentary” award for our story, 695-BGK, and were chosen as an iTunes “Best of 2015.” In 2016, we were featured in “Best of” lists in Wired, The Atlantic, USA Today, and Rolling Stone. We travel all around the country to interview people, and sometimes take the show on the road to tell stories live.

Press

The 50 Best Podcasts of 2016

The Atlantic - 12/18/2016

“Criminal’s ethos sets the true-crime bar high.”

The 50 Best Podcasts Right Now

Time - 03/30/2017

“Perfect for: People who wish true crime shows had more rigorous journalistic standards.”

The 10 Best Podcasts of 2016

Wired - 12/23/2016

“Criminal reliably offers bizarre stories of true crimes that will stay with you.”

Beyond 'Serial': 10 True Crime Podcasts You Need to Follow

Rolling Stone - 07/22/2016

“Using expert original reporting – interviews with perpetrators, victims and onlookers – Criminal delves into what it means to make bad decisions – and why we all do it.”

The Best of the Criminal Podcast

Paste Magazine - 04/21/2017

“I dare you to find a more entrancing voice out in the podsphere than that of Phoebe Judge.”

‘Just Tell a Story’: Behind the scenes at Criminal

The News and Observer - 07/06/2017

“The thinking person’s true crime podcast.”

Podcast Reviews

The Huffington Post - 08/22/2016

“Judge...actually seems to care about the subjects she covers.”

The 50 podcasts you need to hear

The Guardian - 05/14/2016

“Criminal approaches the genre from a thoughtful angle.”

Bitch

05/11/2017

The Lineup

03/08/2017

Forbes

01/24/2017

Wired

10/28/2016

Indy Week

10/26/2016

AV Club

10/13/2016

Jewish Journal

08/22/2016

Stylecaster

05/22/2016

NPR's The Big Listen

04/10/2016

Nieman Storyboard

03/08/2016

Huffington Post

02/03/2016

Tech Times

01/30/2016

Vulture

12/11/2015

The Guardian

09/24/2015

Wired

07/09/2015

The New York Times

07/02/2015

The Marshall Project

05/07/2015

The Independent

04/02/2015

Transom

01/27/2015

Goop

01/20/2015

Vox

12/21/2014

The Bold Italic

12/02/2014

Time

11/25/2014

Vogue

11/25/2014

Mental Floss

11/07/2014

BuzzFeed

10/15/2014

Nieman Storyboard

09/11/2014

The Believer Logger

08/12/2014

Folio Weekly

07/30/2014

Indy Week

07/30/2014

AV Club

07/14/2014

North Carolina Public Radio

07/13/2014

Third Coast Library Spotlight

06/19/2014

HowSound

05/14/2014

PRX

02/27/2014