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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Introducing Man in the Window

From the partnership that brought you Dirty John, comes Man in the Window. Pulitzer prize winning reporter Paige St. John investigates The Golden State Killer, and traces his path of devastation through the eyes of his victims. Binge the series now at


 2019-07-17  14m

episode 12: Fake News

As scandals swirl around him, Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick faces a tough re-election battle.


 2019-07-11  39m

episode 11: The Hip Hop Mayor

As Kwame Kilpatrick takes office, rumors swirl about his outsized spending and hard-partying lifestyle.


 2019-07-04  37m

episode 10: Right Here, Right Now

Several years after Coleman Young’s death, a mayoral race pits the old guard against the new.


 2019-06-27  33m

episode 9: Dimitri

A teenager’s taste for the nightlife becomes a full-blown heroin addiction.


 2019-06-20  42m

episode 8: Operation Backbone

The FBI devises an elaborate sting to take down Detroit’s corrupt cops.


 2019-06-13  42m

episode 7: Who Killed Damion Lucas?

The murder of a thirteen-year-old boy reveals a web of connections between the drug world, the police department, and the mayor’s office.


 2019-06-06  37m

episode 6: The Mayor, the Barber, and the Babysitter

Coleman Young rose from the streets to become mayor of Detroit. Now, his old connections are coming back to haunt him.


 2019-05-30  32m

episode 5: YBI to the Day I Die

A new generation of dealers takes the heroin trade corporate — with devastating effects on Detroit.


 2019-05-23  40m

episode 4: The Kingpins' Kids

As an ambitious DEA agent closes in on Eddie Jackson and Courtney Brown, their children discover what their fathers really do for a living.


 2019-05-16  32m