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.
“Criminal’s ethos sets the true-crime bar high.”
“Perfect for: People who wish true crime shows had more rigorous journalistic standards.”
“Criminal reliably offers bizarre stories of true crimes that will stay with you.”
“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.”
“I dare you to find a more entrancing voice out in the podsphere than that of Phoebe Judge.”
“The thinking person’s true crime podcast.”
“Judge...actually seems to care about the subjects she covers.”
“Criminal approaches the genre from a thoughtful angle.”