This is Love

Some spiders eat their young, and some eat their parents … love is never simple. From the makers of the award-winning podcast CriminalThis is Love investigates life’s most persistent mystery. Stories of sacrifice, obsession, and the ways in which we bet everything on one another. Based in Durham, NC.

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Meet the Creators

Phoebe Judge and Lauren Spohrer

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Phoebe Judge is the host of Criminal. 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 co-creator of Criminal. Previously, she was a producer at NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday and Bryant Park Project, and APM’s The Story with Dick Gordon. She has a Master’s degree in fiction writing from Columbia University, and is the founder of the online literary magazine Two Serious Ladies.

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