Crooked City

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truth.media

Crooked City

5.0/5

Critic Rating

Journalist Sam Anderson learns that one of his high school classmates has been accused of murder in California, and travels west to find out what happened. Sam becomes immersed in the Emerald Triangle, the legendary home of pot growers, hippies, and outlaws. He discovers that his classmate became drawn into the orbit of a cultish and charismatic pot grower obsessed with psychedelic drugs. Desperation, greed, and a seemingly never-ending acid trip create a perfect storm of paranoia that ends in a moment of unspeakable violence. Do you have a crazy story about growing or trimming weed in the Emerald Triangle...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Nicholas Quah • Vulture Aug 17, 2022

"Crooked City is the direct continuation of the Crimetown project in all but name. The DNA is hard to miss: Both are dense histories of a city delivered through a true crime lens with a light touch of travelogue. If there’s one thing I truly appreciate about Crooked City, it is the show’s underlying raconteuristic fun. Much of this is owed to Smerling’s narration, all sly enthusiasm..."

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Score: 5

Michael Walsh • Yonkers Public Library Aug 12, 2022

"When listening to this podcast, you will be shocked at the criminal activity and violence in one city. Crooked City is a must listen podcast for true crime fans. Crooked City is a brilliantly crafted podcast filled with interesting stories and facts. It will maintain your attention from episode one and onward. This podcast is the perfect blend of thriller and true crime story."

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