Criminal is a podcast about crime. It’s a show that tells stories about people who've done wrong, been wronged or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. Time Magazine calls it "the purist's true crime series" and New York Magazine says “there are few shows that feel more alive.” Each episode tells the story of a different crime — some are funny, some are tragic — and each one will change the way you look at the world around you. Criminal is a member of the Radiotopia podcast network. 



Philadelphia Homicide Detective Pat Mangold is called to the scene of a gruesome murder on the Schuylkill River. When he isn’t able to determine the victim’s identity, a professional soccer player becomes obsessed with solving the crime.



Police officer John Edwards runs the license plate of an SUV driven by two young African-American men, and his computer indicates the car os stolen. He draws his gun and tells the two men to get down on the ground. Later that he realizes he’s typed the wrong license plate number.


No Place Like Home

A wealthy magazine publisher is convicted of fraud and sentenced to a minimum security prison in Louisiana. But white collar criminals aren’t the only people living there. The other people inside have been forgotten about by the outside world, some of them for decades.


 “No matter how strange or ghastly the crime, the voice of [Criminal] host Phoebe Judge somehow remains implacable and oddly soothing.”

          -The New York Times