42 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
    • 4.7, 11.7K 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

4.7 out of 5
11.7K Ratings

11.7K Ratings

Pms12 ,

Different

Good podcast. A different take on drugs and politics

iamthejake ,

Consistent Quality

The first season was especially exciting as a Rhode Island native having grown up in the 80s and 90s. So much effort went into the first season I didn’t think it would be possible to equal the Providence season but season two is every bit as intriguing.

Amber T M ,

Stellar

This is seriously one of the best podcasts out there oute of any genre. The production is on point and interviews are thorough. Another homerun from Gimlet!

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