Category: Personal Journal
Criminal is a podcast about the people involved in crime, usually a particular crime. They include the accused, police, lawyers, witnesses and judges involved. In my last visit with Criminal, the podcast had a light easy tone and personal touch. I like the podcast and connected with the people in the story. I decided to listen to some more and realized that Criminal can turn dark, real dark.
This episode caught my attention as the episode focuses on a horrendous crime and how the judge weighs the guilty pleas. Phoebe Judge the host talks to the investigators, their lawyer and judges in the case. The case was clearly a guilty case and the importance lays in the judge’s sentence. When the sentencing judge made his verdict, that is when the case takes a decidedly strange turn. Every person involved in the trial felt that judge Pyle was a fair and thoughtful judge. It is important to remember this is 1985 and the system had hopefully moved away from these type of judgement.
A short but well made podcast. Phoebe Judge has an ability to connect to her subjects and they give a honest interview to her. Each episode in Criminal is tasteful without the drama and emotional triggers involved with other media focused on this subject. I appreciate the different focus on crime that Phoebe takes. This is a good podcast for reflection on life.