Criminal podcast

Criminal

Criminal is the first of its kind. A show about people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. Hosted by Phoebe Judge. Named a Best Podcast of 2023 by the New York Times. Part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Criminal is the first of its kind. A show about people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. Hosted by Phoebe Judge. Named a Best Podcast of 2023 by the New York Times. Part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

 

#291

Los Hipopótamos

In the 1980s, Pablo Escobar smuggled four hippopotamuses into Colombia for a zoo on his ranch. Today, there are over 160 hippos in the country. “It’s like hippo paradise here. They have water and food all year long. They have no predators…They can do whatever they want." Listen to Jorge Caraballo’s Radio Ambulante episode about narco tours [here] (https://radioambulante.org/en/audio-en/narco-tours) . Say hello on [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/CriminalShow) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/ThisIsCriminal/) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/criminal_podcast/) . Sign up for our occasional newsletter, [The Accomplice] (http://thisiscriminal.us13.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=25658e45f07309154fbf5f23f&id=a7d08cb6bd) . Follow the show and review us on Apple Podcasts: [iTunes.com/CriminalShow] (http://thisiscriminal.us13.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=25658e45f07309154fbf5f23f&id=222e220f7c&e=08e90c50c7) . Sign up for Criminal Plus to get behind-the-scenes bonus episodes of Criminal, ad-free listening of all of our shows, members-only merch, and more. [Learn more and sign up here] (https://thisiscriminal.com/plus) . Listen back through our archives at [youtube.com/criminalpodcast] (http://youtube.com/criminalpodcast) . We also make [This is Love] (https://thisislovepodcast.com/) and [Phoebe Reads a Mystery] (https://thisiscriminal.com/mystery/) . Artwork by [Julienne Alexander] (http://www.yssrs.com/) . Check out [our online shop] (https://shop.thisiscriminal.com/) . Episode transcripts are posted on [our website] (https://thisiscriminal.com/) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

Yesterday

48 MINS

48:36

Yesterday


#290

The Disappearance of Leslie Arnold

In 1967, a 24-year-old named Leslie Arnold escaped from prison. The FBI looked for him for years. And then, in 2022, a U.S. Marshal got a message from his son. How are we doing? Take our survey [here] (https://voxmedia.iad1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2icFFDrq3NUGqlo) . Say hello on [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/CriminalShow) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/ThisIsCriminal/) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/criminal_podcast/) . Sign up for our occasional newsletter, [The Accomplice] (http://thisiscriminal.us13.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=25658e45f07309154fbf5f23f&id=a7d08cb6bd) . Follow the show and review us on Apple Podcasts: [iTunes.com/CriminalShow] (http://thisiscriminal.us13.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=25658e45f07309154fbf5f23f&id=222e220f7c&e=08e90c50c7) . Sign up for Criminal Plus to get behind-the-scenes bonus episodes of Criminal, ad-free listening of all of our shows, members-only merch, and more. [Learn more and sign up here] (https://thisiscriminal.com/plus) . Listen back through our archives at [youtube.com/criminalpodcast] (http://youtube.com/criminalpodcast) . We also make [This is Love] (https://thisislovepodcast.com/) and [Phoebe Reads a Mystery] (https://thisiscriminal.com/mystery/) . Artwork by [Julienne Alexander] (http://www.yssrs.com/) . Check out [our online shop] (https://shop.thisiscriminal.com/) . Episode transcripts are posted on [our website] (https://thisiscriminal.com/) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

12 Jul 2024

47 MINS

47:34

12 Jul 2024


#289

Ten Thousand Feet in the Air

On the afternoon of June 23rd, 1972, Martin McNally walked into the St. Louis airport with a wig, a sawed-off rifle, and a plan. Special thanks to Danny Wicentowski. Learn more at the Riverfront Times: “ [The Final Flight of Martin McNally] (https://www.riverfronttimes.com/stlouis/the-final-flight-of-martin-mcnally/Content?oid=3137418) .” This episode was originally released in 2018. To hear the second part of this story, “The Fox,” [click here] (https://thisiscriminal.com/episode-101-the-fox-10-19-18) .  How are we doing? Help us improve by completing our audience survey: https://thisiscriminal.com/survey. Say hello on [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/CriminalShow) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/ThisIsCriminal/) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/criminal_podcast/) . Sign up for our occasional newsletter, [The Accomplice] (http://thisiscriminal.us13.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=25658e45f07309154fbf5f23f&id=a7d08cb6bd) . Follow the show and review us on Apple Podcasts: [iTunes.com/CriminalShow] (http://thisiscriminal.us13.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=25658e45f07309154fbf5f23f&id=222e220f7c&e=08e90c50c7) . Sign up for Criminal Plus to get behind-the-scenes bonus episodes of Criminal, ad-free listening of all of our shows, members-only merch, and more. [Learn more and sign up here] (https://thisiscriminal.com/plus) . Listen back through our archives at [youtube.com/criminalpodcast] (http://youtube.com/criminalpodcast) . We also make [This is Love] (https://thisislovepodcast.com/) and [Phoebe Reads a Mystery] (https://thisiscriminal.com/mystery/) . Artwork by [Julienne Alexander] (http://www.yssrs.com/) . Check out [our online shop] (https://shop.thisiscriminal.com/) . Episode transcripts are posted on [our website] (https://thisiscriminal.com/) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

05 Jul 2024

34 MINS

34:53

05 Jul 2024


#288

State of North Carolina v. Joan Little

When Karen Bethea-Shields was in college, she heard a judge say, “No way in the world a Black woman can get raped.” A few years later, in 1975, she helped successfully defend Joan Little—a Black woman—who became the first woman in the U.S. to be found not guilty of murder using the defense that she used deadly force to resist sexual assault. Say hello on [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/CriminalShow) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/ThisIsCriminal/) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/criminal_podcast/) . Sign up for our occasional newsletter, [The Accomplice] (http://thisiscriminal.us13.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=25658e45f07309154fbf5f23f&id=a7d08cb6bd) . Follow the show and review us on Apple Podcasts: [iTunes.com/CriminalShow] (http://thisiscriminal.us13.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=25658e45f07309154fbf5f23f&id=222e220f7c&e=08e90c50c7) . Sign up for Criminal Plus to get behind-the-scenes bonus episodes of Criminal, ad-free listening of all of our shows, members-only merch, and more. [Learn more and sign up here] (https://thisiscriminal.com/plus) . Listen back through our archives at [youtube.com/criminalpodcast] (http://youtube.com/criminalpodcast) . We also make [This is Love] (https://thisislovepodcast.com/) and [Phoebe Reads a Mystery] (https://thisiscriminal.com/mystery/) . Artwork by [Julienne Alexander] (http://www.yssrs.com/) . Check out [our online shop] (https://shop.thisiscriminal.com/) . Episode transcripts are posted on [our website] (https://thisiscriminal.com/) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

28 Jun 2024

37 MINS

37:11

28 Jun 2024


#287

The Demon Spread

“The ingenuity of depraved human genius has culminated in the production of margarine.” Say hello on [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/CriminalShow) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/ThisIsCriminal/) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/criminal_podcast/) . Sign up for our occasional newsletter, [The Accomplice] (http://thisiscriminal.us13.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=25658e45f07309154fbf5f23f&id=a7d08cb6bd) . Follow the show and review us on Apple Podcasts: [iTunes.com/CriminalShow] (http://thisiscriminal.us13.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=25658e45f07309154fbf5f23f&id=222e220f7c&e=08e90c50c7) . Sign up for Criminal Plus to get behind-the-scenes bonus episodes of Criminal, ad-free listening of all of our shows, members-only merch, and more. [Learn more and sign up here] (https://thisiscriminal.com/plus) . Listen back through our archives at [youtube.com/criminalpodcast] (http://youtube.com/criminalpodcast) . We also make [This is Love] (https://thisislovepodcast.com/) and [Phoebe Reads a Mystery] (https://thisiscriminal.com/mystery/) . Artwork by [Julienne Alexander] (http://www.yssrs.com/) . Check out [our online shop] (https://shop.thisiscriminal.com/) . Episode transcripts are posted on [our website] (https://thisiscriminal.com/) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

21 Jun 2024

28 MINS

28:25

21 Jun 2024


#286

One Troy

The Lawrence H. Woodward funeral home in Brooklyn has been run by one family for generations, and has handled many funerals for victims of violent crime. When we visited, one funeral director told us, “I don’t think people understand when you’re dealing with a victim who’s been shot – we see these things. It’s a mental toll on the person that has to now look at this gunshot victim and put them back together.” Say hello on [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/CriminalShow) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/ThisIsCriminal/) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/criminal_podcast/) . Sign up for our occasional newsletter, [The Accomplice] (http://thisiscriminal.us13.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=25658e45f07309154fbf5f23f&id=a7d08cb6bd) . Follow the show and review us on Apple Podcasts: [iTunes.com/CriminalShow] (http://thisiscriminal.us13.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=25658e45f07309154fbf5f23f&id=222e220f7c&e=08e90c50c7) . Sign up for Criminal Plus to get behind-the-scenes bonus episodes of Criminal, ad-free listening of all of our shows, members-only merch, and more. [Learn more and sign up here] (https://thisiscriminal.com/plus) . Listen back through our archives at [youtube.com/criminalpodcast] (http://youtube.com/criminalpodcast) . We also make [This is Love] (https://thisislovepodcast.com/) and [Phoebe Reads a Mystery] (https://thisiscriminal.com/mystery/) . Artwork by [Julienne Alexander] (http://www.yssrs.com/) . Check out [our online shop] (https://shop.thisiscriminal.com/) . Episode transcripts are posted on [our website] (https://thisiscriminal.com/) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

14 Jun 2024

41 MINS

41:08

14 Jun 2024


#285

11 to 1

When JonRe Taylor was called for jury duty in 2007, she voted ‘not guilty’ on every charge. But the defendant was convicted and sent to prison anyway. Say hello on [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/CriminalShow) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/ThisIsCriminal/) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/criminal_podcast/) . Sign up for our occasional newsletter, [The Accomplice] (http://thisiscriminal.us13.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=25658e45f07309154fbf5f23f&id=a7d08cb6bd) . Follow the show and review us on Apple Podcasts: [iTunes.com/CriminalShow] (http://thisiscriminal.us13.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=25658e45f07309154fbf5f23f&id=222e220f7c&e=08e90c50c7) . Sign up for Criminal Plus to get behind-the-scenes bonus episodes of Criminal, ad-free listening of all of our shows, members-only merch, and more. [Learn more and sign up here] (https://thisiscriminal.com/plus) . Listen back through our archives at [youtube.com/criminalpodcast] (http://youtube.com/criminalpodcast) . We also make [This is Love] (https://thisislovepodcast.com/) and [Phoebe Reads a Mystery] (https://thisiscriminal.com/mystery/) . Artwork by [Julienne Alexander] (http://www.yssrs.com/) . Check out [our online shop] (https://shop.thisiscriminal.com/) . Episode transcripts are posted on [our website] (https://thisiscriminal.com/) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

07 Jun 2024

44 MINS

44:08

07 Jun 2024


#284

The Six

In 1989, three people confessed to participating in a murder. Eventually, a total of six people were arrested. But when DNA tests were run on crime scene evidence almost 20 years later - the results showed that none of them had been there at all. This episode picks up where our last episode left off. If you haven't heard the first part yet - we recommend going back and listening to that first. It’s called Type B. Say hello on [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/CriminalShow) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/ThisIsCriminal/) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/criminal_podcast/) . Sign up for our occasional newsletter, [The Accomplice] (http://thisiscriminal.us13.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=25658e45f07309154fbf5f23f&id=a7d08cb6bd) . Follow the show and review us on Apple Podcasts: [iTunes.com/CriminalShow] (http://thisiscriminal.us13.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=25658e45f07309154fbf5f23f&id=222e220f7c&e=08e90c50c7) . Sign up for Criminal Plus to get behind-the-scenes bonus episodes of Criminal, ad-free listening of all of our shows, members-only merch, and more. [Learn more and sign up here] (https://thisiscriminal.com/plus) . Listen back through our archives at [youtube.com/criminalpodcast] (http://youtube.com/criminalpodcast) . We also make [This is Love] (https://thisislovepodcast.com/) and [Phoebe Reads a Mystery] (https://thisiscriminal.com/mystery/) . Artwork by [Julienne Alexander] (http://www.yssrs.com/) . Check out [our online shop] (https://shop.thisiscriminal.com/) . Episode transcripts are posted on [our website] (https://thisiscriminal.com/) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

24 May 2024

40 MINS

40:58

24 May 2024


#283

Type B

Six people were arrested for a murder in Nebraska. Some said they couldn't remember details of the crime, or being there at all - but then they began to have dreams about it. Say hello on [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/CriminalShow) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/ThisIsCriminal/) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/criminal_podcast/) . Sign up for our occasional newsletter, [The Accomplice] (http://thisiscriminal.us13.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=25658e45f07309154fbf5f23f&id=a7d08cb6bd) . Follow the show and review us on Apple Podcasts: [iTunes.com/CriminalShow] (http://thisiscriminal.us13.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=25658e45f07309154fbf5f23f&id=222e220f7c&e=08e90c50c7) . Sign up for Criminal Plus to get behind-the-scenes bonus episodes of Criminal, ad-free listening of all of our shows, members-only merch, and more. [Learn more and sign up here] (https://thisiscriminal.com/plus) . Listen back through our archives at [youtube.com/criminalpodcast] (http://youtube.com/criminalpodcast) . We also make [This is Love] (https://thisislovepodcast.com/) and [Phoebe Reads a Mystery] (https://thisiscriminal.com/mystery/) . Artwork by [Julienne Alexander] (http://www.yssrs.com/) . Check out [our online shop] (https://shop.thisiscriminal.com/) . Episode transcripts are posted on [our website] (https://thisiscriminal.com/) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

17 May 2024

35 MINS

35:44

17 May 2024


#282

The Confession, Part 3

When we last spoke with Trevell Coleman, he was waiting to hear back about his clemency application. And then, in December of last year, his lawyer got a phone call. We shared Trevell’s story in two episodes we released last fall. They’re called [The Confession Part 1] (https://thisiscriminal.com/episode-237-the-confessiona-part-1-9-28-23) and [2] (https://thisiscriminal.com/episode-238-the-confession-part-2-10-6-23) . Say hello on [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/CriminalShow) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/ThisIsCriminal/) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/criminal_podcast/) . Sign up for our occasional newsletter, [The Accomplice] (http://thisiscriminal.us13.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=25658e45f07309154fbf5f23f&id=a7d08cb6bd) . Follow the show and review us on Apple Podcasts: [iTunes.com/CriminalShow] (http://thisiscriminal.us13.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=25658e45f07309154fbf5f23f&id=222e220f7c&e=08e90c50c7) . Sign up for Criminal Plus to get behind-the-scenes bonus episodes of Criminal, ad-free listening of all of our shows, members-only merch, and more. [Learn more and sign up here] (https://thisiscriminal.com/plus) . Listen back through our archives at [youtube.com/criminalpodcast] (http://youtube.com/criminalpodcast) . We also make [This is Love] (https://thisislovepodcast.com/) and [Phoebe Reads a Mystery] (https://thisiscriminal.com/mystery/) . Artwork by [Julienne Alexander] (http://www.yssrs.com/) . Check out [our online shop] (https://shop.thisiscriminal.com/) . Episode transcripts are posted on [our website] (https://thisiscriminal.com/) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

10 May 2024

32 MINS

32:59

10 May 2024


#281

Right of Way

In 1991, two police officers stopped Tupac Shakur for jaywalking. He said he was knocked unconscious during his arrest, and sued the city of Oakland for 10 million dollars. His lawyer says many of the police brutality cases he's worked on started with jaywalking stops. Peter Norton’s book is [Fighting Traffic] (https://mitpress.mit.edu/9780262516129/fighting-traffic/) . Say hello on [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/CriminalShow) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/ThisIsCriminal/) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/criminal_podcast/) . Sign up for our occasional newsletter, [The Accomplice] (http://thisiscriminal.us13.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=25658e45f07309154fbf5f23f&id=a7d08cb6bd) . Follow the show and review us on Apple Podcasts: [iTunes.com/CriminalShow] (http://thisiscriminal.us13.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=25658e45f07309154fbf5f23f&id=222e220f7c&e=08e90c50c7) . Sign up for Criminal Plus to get behind-the-scenes bonus episodes of Criminal, ad-free listening of all of our shows, members-only merch, and more. [Learn more and sign up here] (https://thisiscriminal.com/plus) . Listen back through our archives at [youtube.com/criminalpodcast] (http://youtube.com/criminalpodcast) . We also make [This is Love] (https://thisislovepodcast.com/) and [Phoebe Reads a Mystery] (https://thisiscriminal.com/mystery/) . Artwork by [Julienne Alexander] (http://www.yssrs.com/) . Check out [our online shop] (https://shop.thisiscriminal.com/) . Episode transcripts are posted on [our website] (https://thisiscriminal.com/) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

03 May 2024

35 MINS

35:07

03 May 2024