Criminal is an award-winning podcast about crime. Stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. Host Phoebe Judge presents brand new stories, told live on stage, and scored and mixed live by co-creator Lauren Spohrer. Each story is accompanied visuals—photographs of forensic evidence, historical court documents, and original animations by Julienne Alexander. Get to know the Criminal team, peek behind the curtain of how they find stories, and you might even find yourself being questioned by Phoebe Judge.
“No matter how strange or ghastly the crime, the voice of the host Phoebe Judge somehow remains implacable and oddly soothing.” —The New York Times
In addition, the fourth annual TECH DEMO—a showcase of new robotics, virtual reality, gaming, 3-D printing, and more—will fill the Krannert Center Lobby before, during, and after performances. Human Library, which features community storytelling in a wide variety of traditions and is supported by the University of Illinois Library, will once again be a don’t-miss on-site feature. All Lobby events are free, all-ages, and open to the public.