Monday, January 7, 2019

2 Detroit Centered Podcasts that are Worth a Listen

Over the holidays, all of our normally scheduled programming was on a holiday break so we took the opportunity to search out some new listening that was Detroit related so we could learn a little more about the history of the city and keep ourselves entertained during these cold winter days. Here are two Detroit-centric podcasts that we recommend you take the time to listen to when you get bored this winter.

Crimetown is a weekly podcast featuring Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier from The Jinx. The first season documented the history of crime in Providence, Road Island and the second season which is currently rolling out, is documenting the history of crime in Detroit. This podcast takes a look at the criminal history of those with power in the City of Detroit starting in 1971. It details the Detroit Police's S.T.R.E.S.S. program which was accused of inappropriately targeting black and low income people and explains how each cause has effected the city. The podcast went on break for the holidays right after its 11th episode which talked about the "hip hop mayor" Kwame Kilpatrick. It will begin rolling out today and there will be 20 episodes in total. You can catch up on all the previous shows here. We would also recommend listening to season one if you like this kind of thing. It's a different city, but it's equally as interesting!

Shattered Presents: White Boy Rick-
White Boy Rick is an infamous Detroit legend. Lots of people have heard stories about what happened to Rick, but very few people know the real "truth". This in-depth look at the who, what, when and why is hosted by WDIV investigative reporter Kevin Dietz. The 8 episode podcast explores what really happened through interviews with all sorts of people involved including Rick Wershe Jr. himself.

If you have finished both of those and are still craving a little Metro Detroit mystery, you can keep listening to hear the first season of the show. This season explores the disappearance of 9-year-old Andrew, 7-year-old Alexander, and 5-year-old Tanner Skelton from Morenci, Michigan. It is a little slow moving, but nevertheless, kept our attention all the way through.

Podcasts are a great way to learn while you clean, workout, or drive around town! So if you aren't already listening, now is the time to start!


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