Crimetown

31 Episodes

Welcome to Crimetown, a new series from Gimlet Media and the creators of HBO's The Jinx. Every season, we'll investigate the culture of crime in a different American city. First up: Providence, Rhode Island, where organized crime and corruption infected every aspect of public life. This is a story o…

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Crimetown Presents: The RFK Tapes

June 5th, 2018

32:04
Fifty years ago, Senator Robert F. Kennedy was shot in the kitchen pantry of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, moments after winning the California Democratic primary. A lone gunman was captured at the scene, pistol i…

Bonus Episode: Buddy Cianci...The Musical

December 23rd, 2017

36:42
In 2003, a couple of Brown University alumni did the unthinkable: they wrote and performed a musical about everyone’s favorite criminal mayor. No recordings of the play exist today. So, as a holiday gift to Crimetown lis…

Bonus Episode: Courtney

December 19th, 2017

42:43
Courtney Calenda is a star high school student—until a powerful defense attorney more than three times her age pulls her into a downward spiral of sex and drugs. As her life falls apart, she decides to fight back.
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Bonus Episode: Sins of the Father

November 29th, 2017

32:24
Jarrod Tillinghast is the son of one of Rhode Island’s most notorious mobsters. Determined to make a name for himself, he turns to boxing and becomes a rising star. But he learns that his father’s legacy isn’t so easy to…

Gimlet presents: Uncivil

October 11th, 2017

22:08
Crimetown is hard at work on Season 2. In the meantime, check out Uncivil, the latest podcast from Gimlet Media. In Uncivil, hosts Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika ransack the official version of the Civil War, and take…

Introducing Mogul

July 10th, 2017

42:30
Crimetown is working on Season 2, and we will have news on that soon. In the meantime, we wanted to introduce you to a new series from Gimlet Media called Mogul, a show we think Crimetown listeners will love. It tells th…

Bonus Episode: The Arrest of Ralph DeMasi

June 4th, 2017

40:45
80-year-old Ralph DeMasi is known throughout New England as both a prolific armored-car robber and a dedicated family man. After decades in prison, he thought he would live out his last years in freedom. Then the police …

Bonus Episode: Crimetown Live in Brooklyn

May 21st, 2017

45:18
Earlier this month, we brought some of your favorite Crimetown characters to Brooklyn for a night of storytelling. Hear tales of canine escape, gold heists, prison life and more from Bobby Walason, Charles “the Ghost” Ke…

The Crimetown Season One Soundtrack

May 18th, 2017

12:39
To celebrate the end of our first season, Crimetown is releasing a soundtrack featuring many of the songs from the show. In this special bonus episode, co-host Zac Stuart-Pontier and composer/sound designer Matthew Boll …

Chapter 18: The Prince of Providence

May 8th, 2017

47:50
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…

Coming Soon

October 30th, 2016

3:01
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. 
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