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.

 

#272

Off Leash

“I never did anything wrong. I never had a speeding ticket. I think I just saved all my stuff up for just one thing.” We speak with Toby Dorr, who started a prison dog training program in 2004. That’s how she met John Manard.  This episode was originally released in 2019. Criminal is on tour this month! We're telling brand new stories, live on stage. You can even get meet and greet tickets to come and say hi before the show. Tickets are on sale now at [thisiscriminal.com/live] (http://thisiscriminal.com/live) . We can’t wait to see you there! 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

23 Feb 2024

49 MINS

49:27

23 Feb 2024


#271

Call Russ Ewing

“The police had surrounded the house. They had been there for quite a while. They didn’t want to try to rush the house because they thought he might kill one of the innocent people. But after waiting for a long time, I asked the police: ‘Let me see if I can talk to the guy.’” For decades, TV news reporter Russ Ewing stood beside more than 100 people — at their request — as they surrendered to the police. Thanks to CBC Licensing. This episode was originally released in 2020. Criminal is on tour this month! We’re telling brand new stories, live on stage. You can even get meet and greet tickets to come and say hi before the show. Tickets are on sale now at [thisiscriminal.com/live] (http://thisiscriminal.com/live) . We can’t wait to see you there! 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

16 Feb 2024

33 MINS

33:33

16 Feb 2024


#270

Cowboy Bob

In May 1991, a bank robber walked into a bank in Irving, Texas, and without speaking handed the teller a note that read, “This is a bank robbery. Give me your money. No marked bills or dye packs.” Check out Skip Hollandsworth’s Texas Monthly article, [“The Last Ride of Cowboy Bob.”] (https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/the-last-ride-of-cowboy-bob/) This episode was first released in 2020. Criminal is on tour this month! We’re telling brand new stories, live on stage. You can even get meet and greet tickets to come and say hi before the show. Tickets are on sale now at [thisiscriminal.com/live] (http://thisiscriminal.com/live) . We can’t wait to see you there! 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

09 Feb 2024

37 MINS

37:15

09 Feb 2024


#269

Bonus: The Liberal Arts Club

Listen to the latest Criminal Plus bonus episode completely for free. Phoebe and Lauren hit record on the drive to visit a 100-year-old Liberal Arts Club in Tarboro, North Carolina. You’ll also hear Phoebe’s presentation to the club about the history of Criminal, and how she thinks about the stories we tell. If you’re not a Criminal Plus member and you like what you hear, become a member at  [thisiscriminal.com/plus] (https://plus.thisiscriminal.com/)  or in your Apple Podcasts feed. You'll also get ad-free episodes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

07 Feb 2024

29 MINS

29:59

07 Feb 2024


#268

911

A conversation with a 911 operator about what happens on the other end of the line – and the day she heard her daughter's voice on the phone. Criminal is going back on tour this month! We’ll be telling brand new stories, live on stage. You can even get meet and greet tickets to come and say hi before the show. Tickets are on sale now at [thisiscriminal.com/live] (http://thisiscriminal.com/live) . We can’t wait to see you there! 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

02 Feb 2024

38 MINS

38:19

02 Feb 2024


#267

The Ninth Floor

Martin Abramowitz knew that his father had worked at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company, but he always thought he hadn’t been there the day the building caught fire and 146 workers died. Then he found out that a man with the same name as his father had testified at the factory owners' trial. Criminal is going back on tour in February! We’ll be telling brand new stories, live on stage. You can even get meet and greet tickets to come and say hi before the show. Tickets are on sale now at [thisiscriminal.com/live] (http://thisiscriminal.com/live) . We can’t wait to see you there! 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

26 Jan 2024

44 MINS

44:18

26 Jan 2024


#266

48 Hours, Part 2

This episode picks up where 48 Hours, Part 1 left off. We suggest you listen to them in order. When Aaron Quinn called the Vallejo police to report that his girlfriend Denise Huskins had been kidnapped, and went into the station for questioning, a detective told Aaron that he didn't believe him. When Denise was released after being held captive for about 48 hours, police didn't believe her either. It soon became clear that the police viewed Denise and Aaron as suspects, not victims. Denise Huskins and Aaron Quinn’s book is  [Victim F] (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/617482/victim-f-by-denise-huskins-and-aaron-quinn-with-nicole-weisensee-egan/) . This episode was originally released in 2021. Criminal is going back on tour in February! We’ll be telling brand new stories, live on stage. You can even get meet and greet tickets to come and say hi before the show. Tickets are on sale now at [thisiscriminal.com/live] (http://thisiscriminal.com/live) . We can’t wait to see you there! 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

19 Jan 2024

45 MINS

45:53

19 Jan 2024


#265

48 Hours, Part 1

“I think it was around 3:00 a.m., and that’s when I heard a strange man’s voice waking me from sleep.” This is part one of a two-part episode. Listen to part two in our next episode. Denise Huskins and Aaron Quinn’s book is [Victim F] (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/617482/victim-f-by-denise-huskins-and-aaron-quinn-with-nicole-weisensee-egan/) . This episode was originally released in 2021. Criminal is going back on tour in February! We’ll be telling brand new stories, live on stage. You can even get meet and greet tickets to come and say hi before the show. Tickets are on sale now at [thisiscriminal.com/live] (http://thisiscriminal.com/live) . We can’t wait to see you there! 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

19 Jan 2024

54 MINS

54:13

19 Jan 2024


#264

The Hunt

In 2016, the FBI attaché in Pretoria, South Africa, got a phone call from a woman asking the FBI to investigate the death of her friend, Bianca Rudolph. Bianca had died on a hunting trip in Zambia’s Kafue National Park, but her friend didn’t think it was an accident. Criminal is going back on tour in February! We’ll be telling brand new stories, live on stage. You can even get meet and greet tickets to come and say hi before the show. Tickets are on sale now at [thisiscriminal.com/live] (http://thisiscriminal.com/live) . We can’t wait to see you there! 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 Jan 2024

31 MINS

31:27

12 Jan 2024


#263

Tokyo Joe

Ken Eto worked for the Chicago Outfit for 30 years. He was known as the mob’s bolita expert, bringing in millions of dollars a year for them. But in 1983, they turned on him. Dan O’Sullivan wrote about Ken Eto for Chicago Magazine and Epic Magazine - you can read his piece [here] (https://www.chicagomag.com/chicago-magazine/may-2023/the-last-gamble-of-tokyo-joe/) . Criminal is going on tour in February! We’ll be telling brand new stories, live on stage. You can even get meet and greet tickets to come and say hi before the show. Tickets are on sale now at [thisiscriminal.com/live] (http://thisiscriminal.com/live) . 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 Jan 2024

46 MINS

46:28

05 Jan 2024


#262

The Gargoyle Cat, the Taylor Swift Goat, and the Runaway Cow

Stories of animals really going for it. Criminal is going back on tour in February! We’ll be telling brand new stories, live on stage. You can even get meet and greet tickets to come and say hi before the show. Tickets are on sale now at [thisiscriminal.com/live] (http://thisiscriminal.com/live) . We can’t wait to see you there! 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

22 Dec 2023

48 MINS

48:48

22 Dec 2023


#261

The Questions I’m Asking

Today we meet “Genius Grant” winner Andrea Armstrong. In 2019, she started the Incarceration Transparency Project to identify and make public how many people were dying behind bars in Louisiana. The project also documents conditions inside the state’s prisons and jails – what Andrea Armstrong calls “secretive spaces of confinement.” She’s said: “Too often, the how and why a person in prison dies is kept secret from everyone, including the person’s family." Criminal is going back on tour in February! We’ll be telling brand new stories, live on stage. You can even get meet and greet tickets to come and say hi before the show. Tickets are on sale now at [thisiscriminal.com/live] (http://thisiscriminal.com/live) . We can’t wait to see you there! 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

15 Dec 2023

39 MINS

39:58

15 Dec 2023