Welcome to Crimetown, a show that investigates the culture of crime in different American cities.

New episodes of season 2 out every week wherever you get you podcasts, or binge all episodes now for free, only on Spotify.

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About Crimetown

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 of season 2 out every week wherever you get you podcasts, or binge all episodes now for free, only on Spotify.

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