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Crimetown

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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 infec...Show More

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Chapter 10: The Ghost

32:52 | Feb 26th, 2017

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...Show More

Bonus Episode: The Arrest of Ralph DeMasi

35:30 | Jun 4th, 2017

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 made a break in a cold case, a...Show More

Chapter 8: Cat and Mouse

31:54 | Jan 29th, 2017

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, ...Show More

Bonus Episode: Sins of the Father

31:54 | Nov 29th, 2017

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 leave behind.For a full list ...Show More

Chapter 18: The Prince of Providence

43:05 | May 8th, 2017

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 cred...Show More

Chapter 11: The Doctor Broad

32:38 | Mar 5th, 2017

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 cred...Show More

S2 E01: Stop the Robberies, Enjoy Safe Streets

30:12 | Oct 1st, 2018

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 m...Show More

Coming Soon: Season 2

03:04 | Sep 20th, 2018

In Season 2, Crimetown explores crime and corruption in the heart of the Rust Belt: Detroit, Michigan. Expect stories of police shootings, the drug trade, and political scandal from a city divided by race. Coming October 1st, exclusively on Spotify. ...Show More

Crimetown presents: Up and Vanished

36:50 | Aug 29th, 2018

Crimetown Season Two will begin very soon. In the meantime, check out the first episode of Up and Vanished's second season. Last season, host Payne Lindsey looked into the disappearance of Tara Grinstead, a teacher and former pageant queen from Georg...Show More

Crimetown Presents: The RFK Tapes

32:04 | Jun 5th, 2018

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 in hand. Police said the case w...Show More

Bonus Episode: Buddy Cianci...The Musical

36:42 | Dec 23rd, 2017

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 listeners, we’ve asked some frien...Show More

Bonus Episode: Courtney

42:43 | Dec 19th, 2017

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.For more information about this episo...Show More

Gimlet presents: Uncivil

22:08 | Oct 11th, 2017

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 on the history you grew up wi...Show More

Introducing Mogul

42:30 | Jul 10th, 2017

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 the story of hip-hop through the...Show More

Bonus Episode: Crimetown Live in Brooklyn

40:33 | May 21st, 2017

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” Kennedy, Brian Andrews, Tony Fio...Show More

The Crimetown Season One Soundtrack

12:39 | May 18th, 2017

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 take you behind the scenes to ...Show More

Chapter 17: The Trial of Buddy Cianci

28:07 | Apr 30th, 2017

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 ...Show More

Chapter 16: Operation Plunder Dome

42:54 | Apr 23rd, 2017

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, ...Show More

Bonus Episode: The Gangster's Daughter

18:32 | Apr 16th, 2017

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...Show More

Chapter 15: Family Ties

34:41 | Apr 10th, 2017

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 credi...Show More

Chapter 14: Renaissance Man

32:09 | Apr 2nd, 2017

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 cr...Show More

Bonus Episode: Cat and Mouse Part II

19:32 | Mar 26th, 2017

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 ...Show More

Chapter 13: The Network

30:06 | Mar 19th, 2017

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 episod...Show More

Chapter 12: Mob Justice

26:53 | Mar 12th, 2017

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 crimet...Show More

Chapter 9: A Deal With the Devil

30:28 | Feb 5th, 2017

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 w...Show More

Chapter 7: Power Street

30:24 | Jan 22nd, 2017

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 c...Show More

Reply All’s On the Inside

41:01 | Jan 15th, 2017

Crimetown is back with new episodes next week. In the meantime, we wanted to tell you about a four-part true-crime series from Reply All producer Sruthi Pinnamaneni: the strange case of Paul Modrowski. Links: Reply All's website Reply All’s show feed...Show More

Chapter 6: Gerald and Harold

30:30 | Dec 18th, 2016

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 b...Show More

Chapter 5: The Art of the Deal

30:22 | Dec 11th, 2016

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. Fo...Show More

Chapter 4: The Bonded Vault Heist

32:02 | Dec 4th, 2016

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 Blu...Show More

Chapter 3: The Making of a Mayor

28:47 | Nov 27th, 2016

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 c...Show More

Chapter 2: The Wiseguys

31:50 | Nov 20th, 2016

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, ja...Show More

Chapter 1: Divine Providence

30:51 | Nov 20th, 2016

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 go...Show More

Coming Soon

03:01 | Oct 30th, 2016

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.