Criminal

About

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 twice a month, always on Fridays.

Criminal is one of the most popular podcasts in the world, and has been featured in “Best of” lists in Time, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, USA Today, and Wired.

We travel around the country to interview people, and sometimes take the show on the road to tell stories live.

Press

The 10 Best True-Crime Podcasts of All Time

Vulture - 10/01/2019

“One of the genre's first true hits.”

The Best Podcasts of 2018

VICE - 12/19/2018

“Explores the world of lawbreaking and wrongdoing from all sorts of unexpected angles.”

Best Podcasts of 2017

The Guardian - 10/30/2017

“Perhaps the most straightforward and successful of all crime podcasts... slickly produced, deeply sourced.”

The 50 Best Podcasts Right Now

Time - 03/30/2017

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

The 50 Best Podcasts of 2016

The Atlantic - 12/18/2016

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

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.”

Marie Claire

01/17/2020

The Manual

01/16/2020

Express

01/14/2020

Lifehacker

12/23/2019

Quartz

12/22/2019

The New York Times

12/21/2019

5280

12/18/2019

Good Housekeeping

12/18/2019

Cosmopolitan

12/10/2019

New Idea

11/29/2019

Discover Pods

11/14/2019

Women's Health

10/01/2019

Buzzfeed

09/15/2019

San Francisco Chronicle

09/08/2019

The Telegraph

08/19/2019

Digital Spy

08/02/2019

Bustle

08/01/2019

Town & Country

08/01/2019

Bustle

07/07/2019

ACLU of New York

07/03/2019

Refinery29

06/13/2019

Oprah Magazine

05/31/2019

Woman's Day

05/28/2019

Elle Australia

04/04/2019

Vulture

03/19/2019

Men's Health

03/09/2019

Independent

09/19/2018

Star Tribune

06/25/2018

The Mary Sue

05/18/2018

Metro

01/13/2018

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

The Huffington Post

08/22/2016

Jewish Journal

08/22/2016

Stylecaster

05/22/2016

The Guardian

05/14/2016

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