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.


Title Date published
S2 E17: Operation Bombay Dreams 2019-08-15
S2 E16: Surrendered 2019-08-08
S2 E15: The Murder of Tamara Greene 2019-08-01
Introducing The Ballad of Billy Balls 2019-07-31
S2 E14: The Affair 2019-07-25
S2 E13: Gary Brown v. Mayor of Detroit 2019-07-18
Introducing Man in the Window 2019-07-17
S2 E12: Fake News 2019-07-11
S2 E11: The Hip Hop Mayor 2019-07-04
S2 E10: Right Here, Right Now 2019-06-27
S2 E09: Dimitri 2019-06-20
S2 E08: Operation Backbone 2019-06-13
S2 E07: Who Killed Damion Lucas? 2019-06-06
S2 E06: The Mayor, the Barber, and the Babysitter 2019-05-30
S2 E05: YBI to the Day I Die 2019-05-23
S2 E04: The Kingpins' Kids 2019-05-16
S2 E03: The Fat Man and the Field Marshall 2019-05-09
S2 E02: The Battle for Detroit 2019-05-02
S2 E01: Stop the Robberies, Enjoy Safe Streets 2018-10-01
Coming Soon: Season 2 2018-09-20

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