36 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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    • News & Politics
    • 4.8, 11.4K 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

4.8 out of 5
11.4K Ratings

11.4K Ratings

comegetpapabear ,

Excellent

Crimetown is awesome. The use of interviews and primary sources is really impressive. The podcasts are very well produced and move along nicely. Educational and entertaining, while also uncovering real corruption.

Ehmsoleil ,

Not a lot of content per episode

The show is pretty interesting, but there are only 20 minutes (about 50% of each episode) of actual content.

jlmarcum87 ,

One of the absolute best podcast I’ve ever listened to!

I never leave reviews and I’ve listened to podcasts for years before anyone around me knew what a podcast was. This series is what podcasts were built for. The best of the best. Thanks for such in-depth, amazing, smart, strong reporting and storytelling. So interesting, informative and entertaining. Addictive!!! Thank you.

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