Crimetown

By Gimlet

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. New episodes out Mondays, exclusively on Spotify.

  1. 1.
    Introducing | Firebug
    2:29
  2. 2.
    Introducing | Morally Indefensible
    4:04
  3. 3.
    Introducing Mogul
    36:59
  4. 4.
    Bonus Episode: The Streets Don't Love You Back
    37:12
  5. 5.
    S2 E19: From the Ashes
    32:25
  6. 6.
    S2 E18: United States v. Kwame Kilpatrick
    34:51
  7. 7.
    S2 E17: Operation Bombay Dreams
    37:17
  8. 8.
    S2 E16: Surrendered
    25:51
  1. 9.
    S2 E15: The Murder of Tamara Greene
    34:16
  2. 10.
    S2 E14: The Affair
    40:09
  3. 11.
    S2 E13: Gary Brown v. Mayor of Detroit
    26:03
  4. 12.
    S2 E12: Fake News
    35:08
  5. 13.
    S2 E11: The Hip Hop Mayor
    32:58
  6. 14.
    S2 E10: Right Here, Right Now
    28:29
  7. 15.
    S2 E09: Dimitri
    36:55
  8. 16.
    S2 E08: Operation Backbone
    37:42
  9. 17.
    S2 E07: Who Killed Damion Lucas?
    32:17
  10. 18.
    S2 E06: The Mayor, the Barber, and the Babysitter
    26:50
  11. 19.
    S2 E05: YBI to the Day I Die
    35:44
  12. 20.
    S2 E04: The Kingpins' Kids
    27:30
  13. 21.
    S2 E03: The Fat Man and the Field Marshall
    29:45
  14. 22.
    S2 E02: The Battle for Detroit
    28:48
  15. 23.
    S2 E01: Stop the Robberies, Enjoy Safe Streets
    30:00
  16. 24.
    Coming Soon: Season 2
    3:04
  17. 25.
    Bonus Episode: Buddy Cianci...The Musical
    31:27
  18. 26.
    Bonus Episode: Courtney
    37:58
  19. 27.
    Bonus Episode: Sins of the Father
    28:39
  20. 28.
    Bonus Episode: The Arrest of Ralph DeMasi
    35:30
  21. 29.
    Bonus Episode: Crimetown Live in Brooklyn
    40:33
  22. 30.
    The Crimetown Season One Soundtrack
    12:39
  23. 31.
    S1 E18: The Prince of Providence
    43:05
  24. 32.
    S1 E17: The Trial of Buddy Cianci
    28:07
  25. 33.
    S1 E16: Operation Plunder Dome
    42:54
  26. 34.
    Bonus Episode: The Gangster's Daughter
    18:32
  27. 35.
    S1 E15: Family Ties
    34:41
  28. 36.
    S1 E14: Renaissance Man
    32:09
  29. 37.
    Bonus Episode: Cat and Mouse Part II
    19:32
  30. 38.
    S1 E13: The Network
    30:06
  31. 39.
    S1 E12: Mob Justice
    26:53
  32. 40.
    S1 E11: The Doctor Broad
    32:38
  33. 41.
    S1 E10: The Ghost
    32:52
  34. 42.
    S1 E09: A Deal With the Devil
    30:28
  35. 43.
    S1 E08: Cat and Mouse
    31:54
  36. 44.
    S1 E07: Power Street
    30:24
  37. 45.
    S1 E06: Gerald and Harold
    30:30
  38. 46.
    S1 E05: The Art of the Deal
    30:22
  39. 47.
    S1 E04: The Bonded Vault Heist
    32:02
  40. 48.
    S1 E03: The Making of a Mayor
    28:47
  41. 49.
    S1 E02: The Wiseguys
    31:50
  42. 50.
    S1 E01: Divine Providence
    30:51

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