The Art of the Deal
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.
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Crimetown is Zac Stuart-Pontier and Marc Smerling. It is produced by Drew Nelles, Austin Mitchell and Mike Plunkett, with additional production by Laura Sim. It is edited by Alex Blumberg and Caitlin Kenney. Fact-checking by Mick Rouse. This episode of Crimetown was mixed, sound designed and scored by Matthew Boll. Sound design by Ted Robinson at Silver Sound. Our title track is “Run To Your Mama” by Goat. Original music by John Kusiak, Jon Ivans, Edwin and Bienart. Our ad music is by Matthew Boll. Additional mixing by Enoch Kim and Austin Thompson. Our digital editor is Kate Parkinson-Morgan.
Special thanks to Mike Stanton. Be sure to check out his book about Buddy, The Prince of Providence. And a very special thanks again to David Fischer, the co-writer of Buddy’s autobiography Politics and Pasta. This season of Crimetown is dedicated to the memory of Zachary Malinowski. Thanks to the Providence Journal, WPRI, Brad Turchetta and the Cianci Estate, Julia Heymans, Emily Wiedemann, Dan Barry, Lisa Newby, Mary Murphy, Paul Campbell, Greg Malozzi, and everyone who shared their stories with us. Providence is a special place and we are honored to tell a part of its story.