47 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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5, 89 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

4.5 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

Mark Larsson ,

What A Story!

Brilliantly edited epic of a barely believable real story. Atmospheric storytelling at its best.

AntNiels ,

Season 2

Season 2 is available only on Spotify, what’s this? 2012?

seanmac67 ,

Crime town

Hi guys, great show that shortens my night shifts here in Cork, Ireland. Keep up the good stuff and looking forward to the rest of season 2. It’ll be hard to beat Buddy though!!
Sean mac Donnchadha
Blarney
Cork
Ireland

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