“Criminal is the NPR of crime podcasts. You learn something new every time.”
– San Francisco Chronicle
Criminal is an award-winning podcast about true crime. Stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle.
Criminal launched January of 2014, and new episodes come out weekly on Fridays.
Criminal is one of the most popular podcasts in the world, and was named one of the Best Podcasts of 2023 by The New York Times. The show has been featured in “Best of” lists in Time, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, USA Today, Wired, and more.
We travel around the country to interview people, and sometimes take the show on the road to tell stories live.
“This venerated series has grown only more impressive with time. ”
“One of the genre's first true hits.”
“Explores the world of lawbreaking and wrongdoing from all sorts of unexpected angles.”
“Perhaps the most straightforward and successful of all crime podcasts... slickly produced, deeply sourced.”
“Perfect for: People who wish true crime shows had more rigorous journalistic standards.”
“Criminal’s ethos sets the true-crime bar high.”
“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.”