Crimetown
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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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 11,642 ratings
No longer on Apple podcasts
Will not listen on Spotify
GmanStro via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/06/18
When will season 2 episodes be available?
hsurnflanqkwndn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/06/18
The Prince of Podcasts
Growing up in RI, I always heard about Buddy and the Mob in Providence, so I was curious to check out Crimetown. Once I started listening, I was hooked! The storytelling, the characters, the music, the interviews were all incredible. I devoured the first season like a plate of pasta fazool and...
zenecav via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/06/18
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
Crimetown Season Two will begin very soon. In the meantime, check out the first episode of Up and Vanished's second season. Last season, host Payne Lindsey looked into the disappearance of Tara Grinstead, a teacher and former pageant queen from Georgia. This time, Payne tackles a new story: the...
Published 08/29/18
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