33 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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    • 4.8, 11.1K 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
11.1K Ratings

11.1K Ratings

Meatbone9 ,

Season one 5*, season two 2.5*

Season One was terrific. That was then, this is now. We start Season Two off with racism and the execution of black youth by the police. This paints a pretty sympathetic picture of what was happening at the time to a disenfranchised minority. However, we are then asked to carry-over our sympathies to feel for black drug dealers who are selling into their own communities. It is only episode 5 (on iTunes) but it’s very hard for me to feel badly for drug dealers. Perhaps the tone will change in the next 15 episodes, if so, I will edit for more stars.

debdeb2019 ,

Awesome

Love it

MichaelKMan ,

Season 2

Season 2 fails. Nowhere as interesting as season 1. Just like season 2 of Serial

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