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Crimetown

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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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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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Season 3?

By ~nic27~ - Nov 23 2019
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Looking forward to a season 3...one of my favorite podcasts!

Season 3??

By Tweety0318 - Nov 12 2019
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Hoping there will be a season 3! This has been one of my favorite podcasts!

iTunes Ratings

12759 Ratings
Average Ratings
10859
1093
376
200
231

Season 3?

By ~nic27~ - Nov 23 2019
Read more
Looking forward to a season 3...one of my favorite podcasts!

Season 3??

By Tweety0318 - Nov 12 2019
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Hoping there will be a season 3! This has been one of my favorite podcasts!

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Crimetown

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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.

S1 E01: Divine Providence

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Welcome to Providence, Rhode Island, a city where organized crime corrupted every aspect of public life. In the first episode of Crimetown, a young prosecutor named Buddy Cianci takes on a gruesome murder case. As the investigation heats up, Buddy goes head to head with the most notorious mob boss in the country—and launches a career that will change Providence forever.

For credits and more information about this episode, visit crimetownshow.com

Nov 20 2016

35mins

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S2 E01: Stop the Robberies, Enjoy Safe Streets

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Detroit, 1971—a city riven by blight, racial strife, and rising crime. In the first episode of Crimetown Season 2, the police form a controversial undercover unit called STRESS—Stop The Robberies, Enjoy Safe Streets. One of the unit’s cops kills so many black men that he earns a nickname: Mr. STRESS. Can anyone stop him?

For bonus content from this episode, visit crimetownshow.com.

Oct 01 2018

35mins

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S1 E02: The Wiseguys

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How does a kid from Providence become a mob enforcer? Two men share their personal stories of joining Raymond Patriarca’s crime family. As they move from their formative years on the street to maximum security, they come up against murder charges, jailhouse feuds…and even the occasional farm animal.

For credits and more information about this episode, visit crimetownshow.com.

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Nov 20 2016

36mins

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S1 E18: The Prince of Providence

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Buddy Cianci was once a crusading prosecutor who took on the mob. Now, he’s behind bars. For the mayor of any other city, this would be the end of the road. But Buddy isn’t any other mayor. And Providence isn’t any other city.

For a full list of credits, and more information about this episode, visit crimetownshow.com.

May 08 2017

47mins

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S1 E03: The Making of a Mayor

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Buddy Cianci runs for mayor as the anti-corruption candidate, promising to change Providence. He’s a novice Republican politician in a city ruled by Democrats and mobbed-up unions. As he struggles to get elected, he faces an impossible choice: stay clean and lose, or get a little dirty and win.

For credits and more information about this episode, visit crimetownshow.com.

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Nov 27 2016

33mins

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S1 E16: Operation Plunder Dome

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Dennis Aiken is an FBI agent from Mississippi. Anthony Freitas is a businessman from Portugal. Together, they’re Providence’s best hope in the war on corruption—and they just might take down Buddy Cianci once and for all.

For a full list of credits, and for more information about this episode, visit our website at crimetownshow.com

Apr 23 2017

47mins

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S1 E17: The Trial of Buddy Cianci

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Buddy Cianci faces justice. His lawyers say he’s the Renaissance Mayor, too busy rebuilding Providence to notice a few bad apples in his administration. The prosecution says he’s just another crooked politician, running a massive corruption ring out of City Hall. Which story will the jury believe?

For a full list of credits, and more information about this episode, visit our website at crimetownshow.com.

Apr 30 2017

32mins

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S1 E04: The Bonded Vault Heist

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August 14, 1975. A ragtag crew of crooks holds up a fur company. But it’s not just a fur company. It’s the Patriarca crime family’s secret bank. And now, the thieves not only have to run from the law—they have to run for their lives.

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Dec 04 2016

36mins

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S2 E14: The Affair

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The revelation that Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick had an affair with his chief of staff — a romance detailed in thousands of explicit text messages — rocks Detroit. But it’s only the beginning of their troubles.

For bonus content from this episode, visit crimetownshow.com.

Jul 25 2019

44mins

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S1 E15: Family Ties

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Charles “the Ghost” Kennedy and his sister Gloria took very different paths in life. She became a state senator. He became a drug smuggler. And as his empire starts to crumble, the people close to him suffer the consequences.

For a full list of credits, and for more information about this episode, visit our website at crimetownshow.com.

Apr 10 2017

39mins

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S1 E14: Renaissance Man

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Buddy Cianci left City Hall in disgrace after torturing a man in his living room. Now, he attempts the impossible: running for mayor of Providence again.

For a full list of credits, and for more information about this episode, visit our website at crimetownshow.com.

Apr 02 2017

36mins

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S2 E15: The Murder of Tamara Greene

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With the mayor behind bars, a crusading lawyer takes up the case of slain exotic dancer Tamara Greene. Could Kwame Kilpatrick have ordered her murder — or is it all an urban legend?

For bonus content from this episode, visit crimetownshow.com

Aug 01 2019

39mins

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S2 E05: YBI to the Day I Die

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It’s the early eighties, and a new organization is revolutionizing the heroin trade: Young Boys Inc. Unlike other drug operations, YBI recruits juveniles, brands smack as if it were designer clothing, and moves the industry out of the dope houses and onto the corners. As YBI’s relentless expansion causes more and more bloodshed, its foot soldiers must reckon with their impact on Detroit. 

For bonus content from this episode, visit crimetownshow.com.

May 23 2019

40mins

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S1 E05: The Art of the Deal

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Buddy Cianci, the popular mayor of Providence, runs for governor. But he knows something the people of Rhode Island don’t. And when they discover Buddy’s secret, it threatens to derail his political career. So what does Buddy do? He picks a fight.

For a full list of credits, and for more information about this episode, visit crimetownshow.com.

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Dec 11 2016

35mins

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S2 E13: Gary Brown v. Mayor of Detroit

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Deputy Police Chief Gary Brown files a whistleblower suit against City Hall, alleging he was fired for investigating the long-rumored Manoogian Mansion party. Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick denies the accusations. But while he’s on the stand, he’s asked a surprising, seemingly unrelated question — one that just might bring him down. 

For bonus content from this episode, visit crimetownshow.com

Jul 18 2019

30mins

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S2 E09: Dimitri

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Dimitri Mugianis is a rarity in Detroit: a white kid whose family stayed after everyone like them left. Growing up, he throws himself into the city’s avant-garde underworld, playing in art-punk bands and partying in gay clubs. But when his taste for the nightlife becomes a full-blown heroin addiction, he realizes that he’s in trouble—and, with a hot new drug called crack hitting the streets, it’s only going to get worse. 

For bonus content from this episode, visit crimetownshow.com.

Jun 20 2019

42mins

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S2 E07: Who Killed Damion Lucas?

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A thirteen-year-old boy is murdered in a drive-by shooting. The Detroit police quickly apprehend a suspect. But the FBI is convinced that the wrong man is in jail — and that the real killers are escaping justice thanks to friends in high places. 

For bonus content from this episode, visit crimetownshow.com.

Jun 06 2019

37mins

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S2 E12: Fake News

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As rumors about a wild party at the mayor’s mansion continue to spread, Kwame Kilpatrick must fend off an increasingly unsympathetic media. Meanwhile, his opponent in the next election has a double-digit lead. Can the hip hop mayor survive? 

For bonus content from this episode, visit crimetownshow.com

Jul 11 2019

39mins

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S1 E13: The Network

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A shadowy group of political insiders tries to cover up a crisis. A mobbed-up banker vanishes after embezzling millions of dollars. And one renegade ex-nun saw the whole thing coming.

For a full list of credits, and more information about this episode, visit our website at crimetownshow.com.

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Mar 19 2017

34mins

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S2 E11: The Hip Hop Mayor

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To his supporters, Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is a new breed of politician: young, cool, and in touch with black culture. To his critics, his flashy appearance and taste for nightlife are evidence of his immaturity. Rumors about Kilpatrick begin to swirl: sky-high spending, an out-of-control entourage, and wild parties at the mayoral mansion. Is Kwame Kilpatrick in over his head? Or is he being targeted because of his race? 

For bonus content from this episode, visit crimetownshow.com

Jul 04 2019

37mins

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Coming Soon

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From Gimlet Media and the creators of HBO's The Jinx, a new podcast exploring the tangled web of crime and corruption in American cities. This season: Providence, Rhode Island. The first episode premieres November 20th. 

Oct 30 2016

3mins

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S1 E01: Divine Providence

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Welcome to Providence, Rhode Island, a city where organized crime corrupted every aspect of public life. In the first episode of Crimetown, a young prosecutor named Buddy Cianci takes on a gruesome murder case. As the investigation heats up, Buddy goes head to head with the most notorious mob boss in the country—and launches a career that will change Providence forever.

For credits and more information about this episode, visit crimetownshow.com

Nov 20 2016

35mins

Play

S1 E02: The Wiseguys

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How does a kid from Providence become a mob enforcer? Two men share their personal stories of joining Raymond Patriarca’s crime family. As they move from their formative years on the street to maximum security, they come up against murder charges, jailhouse feuds…and even the occasional farm animal.

For credits and more information about this episode, visit crimetownshow.com.

Our Sponsors

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Nov 20 2016

36mins

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S1 E03: The Making of a Mayor

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Buddy Cianci runs for mayor as the anti-corruption candidate, promising to change Providence. He’s a novice Republican politician in a city ruled by Democrats and mobbed-up unions. As he struggles to get elected, he faces an impossible choice: stay clean and lose, or get a little dirty and win.

For credits and more information about this episode, visit crimetownshow.com.

Our Sponsors

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Nov 27 2016

33mins

Play

S1 E04: The Bonded Vault Heist

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August 14, 1975. A ragtag crew of crooks holds up a fur company. But it’s not just a fur company. It’s the Patriarca crime family’s secret bank. And now, the thieves not only have to run from the law—they have to run for their lives.

Our Sponsors

Blue Apron – To get your first three meals free with free shipping, go to blueapron.com/crimetown.

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Dec 04 2016

36mins

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S1 E05: The Art of the Deal

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Buddy Cianci, the popular mayor of Providence, runs for governor. But he knows something the people of Rhode Island don’t. And when they discover Buddy’s secret, it threatens to derail his political career. So what does Buddy do? He picks a fight.

For a full list of credits, and for more information about this episode, visit crimetownshow.com.

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Dec 11 2016

35mins

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S1 E06: Gerald and Harold

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Police discover a bullet-riddled body in the backseat of a car. Jerry Tillinghast and his brother Harold are arrested. But doubts are soon raised about Harold’s involvement. And now, Jerry has a choice: break the mob’s code of silence, or allow his brother to join him in prison.

For a full list of credits, and for more information about this episode, visit crimetownshow.com.

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Dec 18 2016

35mins

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S1 E07: Power Street

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March 20th, 1983. As an FBI investigation swirls around him, an increasingly unpredictable and paranoid Buddy Cianci summons a few friends to his home on the East Side of Providence. What happens there that night shocks the city.

For a full list of credits, and for more information about this episode, visit crimetownshow.com.

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Jan 22 2017

35mins

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S1 E08: Cat and Mouse

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A master thief keeps getting away with big heists. A cop spends years tailing him, tapping his phone, and practically moving in across the street. Their epic tug-of-war will revolutionize the fight against organized crime.

For a full list of credits, and for more information about this episode, visit crimetownshow.com.

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Jan 29 2017

36mins

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S1 E09: A Deal With the Devil

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One night in 1982, a 20-year-old man is senselessly murdered at an abandoned gas station. A mobster is taken into witness protection after he pins the murder on his boss. This brutal crime will push three wiseguys out of the mafia in very different ways.

For a full list of credits, and for more information about this episode, visit crimetownshow.com

Feb 05 2017

35mins

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S1 E10: The Ghost

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After a lucrative career as a thief, Charles Kennedy has an important realization: the real money is in drugs. He rises to become one of the East Coast’s biggest traffickers, throwing coke-fuelled parties and amassing a strange menagerie of pets. But his success attracts the wrong kind of attention.

For more information about this episode, and for a full list of credits, visit crimetownshow.com

Feb 26 2017

37mins

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S1 E11: The Doctor Broad

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A young doctor suddenly finds herself caring for a sickly old man named Raymond Patriarca. As she grows closer to her new patient, she’s drawn into the underworld in more ways than one.

For more information about this episode, and a full list of credits, visit crimetownshow.com

Mar 05 2017

37mins

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S1 E12: Mob Justice

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A mob lawyer rises to become Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court. He promises to leave his past associations behind. But it's hard to part with old friends.

For more information about this episode, and a full list of credits, visit crimetownshow.com

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Mar 12 2017

31mins

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S1 E13: The Network

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A shadowy group of political insiders tries to cover up a crisis. A mobbed-up banker vanishes after embezzling millions of dollars. And one renegade ex-nun saw the whole thing coming.

For a full list of credits, and more information about this episode, visit our website at crimetownshow.com.

Our Sponsors

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Mar 19 2017

34mins

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Bonus Episode: Cat and Mouse Part II

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When master burglar Tony Fiore gets out of prison, he decides to try something different: robbing armored cars at gunpoint. His new hobby will bring him head to head with an old adversary one last time.

For more information about this episode, visit crimetownshow.com

Mar 26 2017

19mins

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S1 E14: Renaissance Man

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Buddy Cianci left City Hall in disgrace after torturing a man in his living room. Now, he attempts the impossible: running for mayor of Providence again.

For a full list of credits, and for more information about this episode, visit our website at crimetownshow.com.

Apr 02 2017

36mins

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S1 E15: Family Ties

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Charles “the Ghost” Kennedy and his sister Gloria took very different paths in life. She became a state senator. He became a drug smuggler. And as his empire starts to crumble, the people close to him suffer the consequences.

For a full list of credits, and for more information about this episode, visit our website at crimetownshow.com.

Apr 10 2017

39mins

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Bonus Episode: The Gangster's Daughter

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Nicole Ouimette always knew her father was different. He was in and out of prison for most of her childhood. He had a lot of money but no job. And then, one night, the FBI showed up.

For a full list of credits, and more information about this episode, visit our website at crimetownshow.com

Apr 16 2017

19mins

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S1 E16: Operation Plunder Dome

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Dennis Aiken is an FBI agent from Mississippi. Anthony Freitas is a businessman from Portugal. Together, they’re Providence’s best hope in the war on corruption—and they just might take down Buddy Cianci once and for all.

For a full list of credits, and for more information about this episode, visit our website at crimetownshow.com

Apr 23 2017

47mins

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S1 E17: The Trial of Buddy Cianci

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Buddy Cianci faces justice. His lawyers say he’s the Renaissance Mayor, too busy rebuilding Providence to notice a few bad apples in his administration. The prosecution says he’s just another crooked politician, running a massive corruption ring out of City Hall. Which story will the jury believe?

For a full list of credits, and more information about this episode, visit our website at crimetownshow.com.

Apr 30 2017

32mins

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