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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. They’ve weathered riots, a drug epidemic, political scandal, and innumerable other hardships, but they’re still here—and they have stories to tell.


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Mateojo reviewed this podcast on Jan 23rd, 2018
"Love this show. Had no idea of the history of organized crime in Providence. Can't wait to see what city they do next. "
fomer reviewed this podcast on Jun 10th, 2017
"Excellent first season exploring the New England mob. From the producers of The Jinx, you get more crimes told in gripping detail with some of the participants who occasionally refuse to self incriminate. Fascinating work."
rigard reviewed this podcast on Jun 11th, 2017
"This is a good, well-researched and well-produced podcast. Sometimes feels slightly contrived, but on the whole, a genuinely interesting journey and insight into mob life."

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