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.

https://www.gimletmedia.com/show/crimetown

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 36m. Bisher sind 56 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich
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 01 October 2019  39m
 
 

episode 20: The Streets Don't Love You Back


After a boy’s stepfather is murdered, he goes astray, entering a brutal world of drugs and violence.


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 05 September 2019  41m
 
 

episode 19: From the Ashes


With Kwame Kilpatrick sentenced to 28 years in federal prison, Detroit tries to move on. But is the era of crime and corruption really over?


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 29 August 2019  37m
 
 

episode 18: United States v. Kwame Kilpatrick


Kwame Kilpatrick faces his most daunting challenge yet: a federal trial that could put him in prison for decades.


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 22 August 2019  39m
 
 

episode 17: Operation Bombay Dreams


A massive corruption investigation threatens to put Kwame Kilpatrick behind bars for good.


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 15 August 2019  42m
 
 

episode 16: Surrendered


After 99 days in jail, Kwame Kilpatrick gets a taste of freedom. But it won’t last long.


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 08 August 2019  30m
 
 

episode 15: The Murder of Tamara Greene


With Kwame Kilpatrick behind bars, a lawsuit pushes the killing of an exotic dancer back into the headlines.


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 01 August 2019  39m
 
 

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 31 July 2019  9m
 
 

episode 14: The Affair


The revelation that Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick had an affair with his chief of staff, Christine Beatty, rocks Detroit. But it’s only the beginning of their troubles.


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 25 July 2019  44m
 
 

episode 13: Gary Brown v. Mayor of Detroit


When a cop files a whistleblower suit against the city, Kwame Kilpatrick must take the stand.


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 18 July 2019  30m