Crooked City

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Crooked City

5.0/5

Critic Rating

From Marc Smerling, the creator of Crimetown and The Jinx, welcome to CROOKED CITY. The Saturday Evening Post dubbed Youngstown, Ohio “Crimetown U.S.A.” It was a mob town. Illegal gambling was so lucrative that a mob war raged for decades, and bodies piled up. Then, Jim Traficant ran for sheriff, riding into office as the city’s steel industry fell on hard times. Traficant battles the local newspaper, then the FBI, the IRS and finally his own demons as an eight-term, twice-indicted congressman. Want the full story? Unlock all episodes of Crooked City: Youngstown, OH ad-free right now by sub...


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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