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Welcome to Crimetown, a series produced by Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier in partnership with Gimlet Media. Each season, we investigate the culture of crime in a different city. In Season 2, Crimetown heads to the heart of the Rust Belt: Detroit, Michigan. From its heyday as Motor City to its rebirth as the Brooklyn of the Midwest, Detroit’s history reflects a series of issues that strike at the heart of American identity: race, poverty, policing, loss of industry, the war on drugs, and our universal desire for a savior. Detroit’s a tough town, and its residents are even tougher....
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4.8 stars from 12,445 ratings
Season 2
Season 2 is available only on Spotify, what’s this? 2012?
AntNiels via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 02/23/19
Excellent job
What a great way to rock your first podcast with an incredible tale of Providence, RI. Being a New Englander I was familiar with Buddy but this podcast really dug in and gives you a real look into the way things were done in the old days. Really enjoyed this and am looking forward to season 2!!...Read full review »
ClintonIrish via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/21/19
This podcast was really thrilling and informative.
gabrielkieran via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/21/19
Recent Episodes
Detroit, 1971—a city riven by blight, racial strife, and rising crime. In the first episode of Crimetown Season 2, the police form a controversial undercover unit called STRESS—Stop The Robberies, Enjoy Safe Streets. One of the unit’s cops kills so many black men that he earns a nickname: Mr....
Published 10/01/18
In Season 2, Crimetown explores crime and corruption in the heart of the Rust Belt: Detroit, Michigan. Expect stories of police shootings, the drug trade, and political scandal from a city divided by race. Coming October 1st, exclusively on Spotify. To listen for free on Spotify, go to...
Published 09/20/18
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Published 08/29/18
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