Criminal is a podcast about crime. The show tells stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle, from Phoebe Judge and Lauren Spohrer. Based in Durham, NC.



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Meet the creators

Phoebe Judge and Lauren Spohrer


Phoebe Judge is the host and co-creator of Criminal and This is Love. Previously, she was a host at WUNC North Carolina Public Radio, a producer for The Story with Dick Gordon and a reporter based in the gulf coast of Mississippi. She covered the BP oil spill and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina for Mississippi Public Broadcasting and National Public Radio. Phoebe’s work has won multiple Edward R. Murrow and Associated Press awards. She attended the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.

Lauren Spohrer is the cofounder of the podcasts Criminal and This is Love. Before creating Criminal, she produced NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, NPR's Bryant Park Project, and APM's The Story. She has an MFA from Columbia University on a University Writing Fellowship. She's the founder of the literary magazine Two Serious Ladies.

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