51 episodes

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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    • 4.6, 802 Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
802 Ratings

802 Ratings

Mackenzie Thompson ,

Fabulous!!

The podcast I chose is called “Crimetown” and it has been airing since October 30th 2006. The producers for Crimetown are Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier, they’re also known for working on the film “Catfish” and their collaboration on HBO’s “The Jinx.” The two producers have a partnership with Gimlit Media. This podcast is known for looking into organized crime In American cities with each season dedicated to a different city. Each episode is different, but it’s connected to the previous episode in the season. This podcast shows their credibility when Marc and Zac give credit to everyone at the end of each episode who help produce the shows content, fact checking, and audio from interviews and radio announcements. For more credibility Crimetown also post all of their resources on their website. I ended up getting into this show deeply, I am still listening to the season I started. The episodes I have gotten to listen to, hook you into wanting more. The first few episodes flew by. I was expecting to be bored from someone talking about murderers and crime in a standard way. With someone sitting in front of a mic sharing ideas. But instead I got the full package experience. The episodes aren’t just talking about the cities. The podcast brings in interview clips from suspects and witnesses along with sound effects, making you feel like you are getting closer to finding out the truth. The host was amazing. I was surprised at how well it all was explained and put together. This podcast gives a lot of information, but it always re-caps what happened, keeping you connected. The advertisements that went into this podcast match the audience by airing true crime advertisements for other podcasts to do with their partnership with Gimlit Media. I didn’t mind listening to the advertisements because, like Crimetown, I got curious when listening, so I didn’t skip an ad.

I am going to rate this podcast a five out of five, because I really loved it. It got me hooked more than any podcast I’ve come across. There wasn’t one point of these episodes I can remember where I got lost or didn’t care anymore. Bringing the characters in with interviews and audio from video clips really struck my interest for this podcast. I also didn’t realize how much time I spent listening to Crimetown. The host, sound effects, and music played that biggest role in keeping my attention throughout the podcast. It was also nice that the episodes were only about twenty to thirty minutes long so I could throw on an episode and start a task with it in the background instead of listening to music. I have nothing bad to say about this podcast other than if you don’t like true crime, you probably won’t like this podcast. It is something I recommend to anyone into investigation with a story to tell along with it. The only reason I would have downed my rating to a four is because I haven’t finished a season yet to see how it all ends.

Toohey ,

A Must Listen

A must listen, great show guys. Can’t wait to hear what the third season brings.

carzar 60 ,

Great podcast

I love this podcast. It’s like Sopranos only better.

Awesome!

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