Welcome to Crimetown, a show that investigates the culture of crime in different American cities.

Stay tuned for more information on Season 2.

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About Crimetown

Crimetown is a series produced by Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier, in partnership with Gimlet Media. 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 of alliances and betrayals, of heists and stings, of crooked cops and honest mobsters — a story where it’s hard to tell the good guys from the bad guys.

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The Team

Drew Nelles

Drew is a senior producer at Crimetown. Prior to joining Gimlet, he was an award-winning magazine editor and writer in Canada.

John White

John White is a producer for Crimetown. Previously he worked at StoryCorps facilitating conversations and producing stories for NPR’s Morning Edition and Weekend Edition broadcasts.

Austin Mitchell

Austin Mitchell is a producer at Crimetown. Before radio he worked as an actor, and before that, a civil engineer.

Rob Szypko

Rob is an associate producer at Gimlet. Previously, he worked on stories at NPR and Audubon Magazine, among other places. He also used to teach first grade, and especially enjoyed snack time.